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On the Path to a Yoga Fountain of Youth

By Matt Montross Have you ever noticed that yoga teachers don’t age? All joking aside, that was no small part of the reason I decided to do a Yoga Teacher Training. A few years ago I realized I needed something to untie the knots that the rest of life had built up with tension from work stress, a...

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New Year Energy

By Kari Kemper There are moments when teaching yoga that resembles a runner’s high.  Total euphoria and elation.  But it is not just for one individual, but for everyone in the room. Every instructor can feel the shift that happens in the midst of teaching when the collective energy in the class...

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Yoga at the Beginning

by Rebecca Mendez Be patient. Allow for fidgets, for awkwardness, for squirming, for uneasiness. Be available. Let it be…unfamiliar, novel, unknown. Observe. No judgement. No self-judgement. Always have options. Keep yourself primary, not your teacher, not others. Own self. Own trying. Own...

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Take a Yoga Break

by Rebecca Mendez Have you been staring at your phone or laptop all day? Feeling that “tech neck” ache? Is your “online spine” hunched over and sore? “Brain fog” rolling in and losing your focus? Take a yoga break. Right now. Stop reading this and move for just 30 seconds. No mat, no studio, no...

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The Poses are not the Point

by Pam Burton-Macauley I have a confession. Despite practicing yoga diligently for more than 30 years (and teaching yoga for 10 of those), I still haven’t mastered headstand or handstand, at least not without needing the support of a wall. For many years, I felt shame around this – as if the...

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Level Up Your Yoga with Awareness

By  Sally Shuey Remember the vibe of 2021? It was weird to have our routines so quickly disrupted in 2020 and have that disorientation still with us in the new year. In that time I thought to myself that in order to stay sane I’d need to build new habits that met the moment of what we were...

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Honoring the Mother

By Kari Kemper Mother’s Day is a time to acknowledge our mothers, our mother figures, all mother figures who have come before us, and those who are no longer with us.  It is also important to acknowledge those who had to mother themselves. All of us are caregivers.  We can be male and female. ...

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Strength Training – What is it & How to Get Started

by Christine Morita-McVey The World Health Organization recommends that adults do “muscle-strengthening activities at moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week” and that older adults (over 65) add a third day of strength training and/or balance...

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