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10 Surefire Ways to Build Your Business as a Yoga Teacher

So, you’ve fulfilled your dream of becoming a yoga teacher! Congratulations! Perhaps you’ve found a studio where you can teach a few classes per week, or perhaps you’ve gone all out and landed multiple places to spread yoga love and … Read More

Yoga Life Hacks: How to Plan a Better Yoga Vacation

In our constantly busy world, your time is valuable, and this is even more true of your vacation time. If you’re like most Americans, you probably only get one or two weeks off every year, so why not make the … Read More

Come to Cahuita, Costa Rica for a Truly Unique Yoga Teacher Training Experience

Are you ready to become a yoga teacher, but you want to be sure your training experience will truly knock your socks off? Becoming a yoga teacher is an experience that should change your life, so it’s important to choose … Read More

5 Surprising Mental and Emotional Benefits of A Yoga Vacation In Costa Rica

There are obvious reasons to take a yoga vacation in Costa Rica. It’s yoga, spa time, relaxation and adventure all in one amazing package in the happiest country in the world. Nothing about that sounds terrible! But, did you know … Read More

Pandiculation – the benefits of stretching like a cat

The act of yawing and stretching – or pandiculation – is not just a luxurious pastime but as important to our health and wellbeing as good nutrition and regular exercise. Have you ever had the glorious opportunity to wake-up and … Read More

The Importance of the Psoas Muscle

Some years ago, at the end of an intense Vinyasa yoga class I’d taught, something remarkable happened. I prepared my students for relaxation, moving them into reclined hip release poses. As the energy slowed down and they began letting go … Read More

Lean into your practice

Many people I spoke to for this story had a yoga practice before their divorce but generally only considered it part of a physical health regimen. Alice Schlegel—mother, researcher, yoga teacher, and director of student activities at a community college … Read More

Practice being in the now

Mini-meditation Divorce coach Lisa Gabardi, PhD, uses this exercise to help her patients acknowledge the here and now. 1. Notice when you’re obsessing, lost in a rage, swamped with sorrow, or in a fear loop. 2. Close your eyes and … Read More

5 Questions Before Going Deeper

You may have heard the saying that before you speak, ask yourself: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? I’ve always felt this is a great guideline that helps me practice compassionate communication in line with the yogic … Read More

5 Poses for Extra Energy

Backbends. Backbends are the most obvious poses for energizing—even gentle backbends can be stimulating. Since it’s cooler, darker weather, I’ve been playing a lot with the “backbend” in forward-bending poses. For example, Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch Pose) with my hands in prayer behind … Read More