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So You Wanna Be a “Good” Yoga Teacher

Every time I turn around, someone or some place is advertising their upcoming Yoga Teacher Training (YTT). Where I live, it happens a lot. If you are an aspiring Yoga Teacher contemplating all the schools, you are probably thinking this … Continue reading

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What Makes a Yoga Class “Trauma-Sensitive?”

This is great question to consider. Chances are there is a person contemplating a visit to your class or studio because he or she was recommended to try yoga by his or her therapist or doctor. What potential clients and even some … Continue reading

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February Themes… Heart Openers

We are in the midst of February and I’m seeing what other yoga instructors and studios are offering in terms of special classes. The three main themes typically are “Heart Openers,” “Heart Chakra,” and “Partner Yoga.” In the past, I … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Yoga for Trauma

I recently read an article on Elephant Journal that really resonated with me and I know you guys can read it too. It is called “An Open Letter from a Trauma Therapist to Yoga Teachers: 12 Simple Ways to Make … Continue reading

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Moving Inward: Practicing with Closed Eyes

I recently┬álearned a┬ástyle of yoga where you pursue practice with your eyes shut. The whole time! Yep, no peeking. It is actually quite an interesting take on one’s yoga practice. The first time, I attended a class, I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Partner Yoga and the Power of Touch

There are two ways to communicate, verbally and nonverbally. I’ve always learned that the bulk of what we communicate is really done nonverbally. That is our facial expressions and body language. Touch is a form of nonverbal communication too! Problem … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Have to Throw the Fish Back into the Sea…

So many people come in and out of our lives. Quite a few stay for a very long time while others stay for a shorter duration. Out of those who stay, again there will be ones who weather good times … Continue reading

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