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July 2017
July 2017
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In yogic philosophy, there’s a concept called viyoga and samyoga. Viyoga, roughly translates into moving away from that which doesn’t serve you.  Whereas samyoga has to do with moving toward that which serves and supports you.

It’s no secret that reducing sugar in our life will help support us in our quest for wellness and improved health. The challenge lies in how to create new patterns that deeply nourish us, while changing our relationship with the addictive quality of sugar. It isn’t you, ...


July 2017
July 2017
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I’m not talking about change as in money. I’m talking about life. Have you ever decided there was something in your life you really wanted to change and set about it? I think we all have. And I know for me that many times I come up empty.  That great resolution I made last New Year to lose 10 pounds and keep it off was a simple one. It worked for January, but then something happened. Then there is the big one that has appeared many times over the years, I want to stop saying dumb things in ...


July 2017
July 2017
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Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you let your own inner light shine through? Have you hidden that light for so long that it now seems to be dimming?

Sometimes it’s difficult to know how to manifest your own unique brilliance, but the science of Jyotish may hold the key!

Jyotish is a sophisticated system of astrology that can help you understand the cosmic influences in your life and use them to your advantage.  Known as the “Science of Light,” Jyotish can help you ...


July 2017
July 2017
Karlie

In between the completion of a 200 hour Teacher Training and a flourishing confidence in teaching yoga out in the world is another puzzle piece. There is another step that we all take after we graduate and it’s the dance of finding our footing and of sorting out what makes us unique in this large pond of yoga teachers. We all find our way through it somehow but I’d like to think it would be ideal if we didn’t have to go through that step alone. A mentor is the link in the chain between ...


July 2017
July 2017
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In the cyclical flow of creation, after all the action and doing, comes surrender and possibility. In a culture that does not honor surrender, making the space to receive the wealth of what we are creating, in any form, rarely happens. We end up always on the go and never in the flow.

It’s Venus night, aka Friday night, and I’m listening to a playlist I created specifically for checking my bank statements. I’ve got some smooth sexy jams, because I practice invoking some goddess of abundance ...


May 2017
May 2017
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Want to become a yoga teacher?  Now is the time!

In just ONE month, over the long, lazy summer, you can change your own life - become a certified yoga teacher, and begin changing others’ lives, as well!

Starting in early July, Yoga Yoga will offer a Hatha and Flow 4-Week Teacher Training Intensive.  Begin learning in July, and by early August, you’ll be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance, as a yoga teacher at the 200 hour level.

Here are 5 ways that devoting just ONE month this summer ...


May 2017
May 2017
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Let me introduce the importance of teaching Children’s Yoga with this quote by the Dalai Lama:

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

I often joke with my students in the Children’s Yoga Teacher Training program that we should get t-shirts with that quote on the front.  Could it really be that simple to create a universal shift from a world of violence and separation to one of compassion and connection with ...


May 2017
May 2017
Sonya Sophia EFT Yoga Yoga

EFT is a powerful meridian based, self-healing technique. EFT (also known as Tapping) also helps clear generations of genetic memory and psychological conditioning. Tapping ends mental and emotional suffering not only for yourself, but helps your relationships too. Detox emotionally & reclaim your power!

Over 20 clinical trials of EFT published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals have demonstrated that it is effective for fear, anxiety, depression, PTSD, phobias, pain, grief, ...


May 2017
May 2017
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“What about the men that are lost forever?  
What about the men that are forgotten?”

- Jim Freeman

Selfless service, or Seva, is an essential part of many people’s devotional practice, and it is Jim Freeman’s conviction.

Jim is a Yoga Yoga teacher who has devoted much of his teaching practice to serving others, namely the men of the Texas Prison System, through his organization, Conviction Yoga.

Imagine living the rest of your life in a prison cell, lost forever.  Then, along comes the bliss ...


May 2017
May 2017
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Yoga Yoga’s new summer schedule is here, and we’ve added NEW teachers and NEW classes, in a variety of yoga traditions, making it easier for you, our students, to practice consistently!

The Yoga Sutras tell us that consistency is the key to reaping the rewards of yoga, so we’re here 7 days a week, from 6:30am to 7:30pm.  Whether you practice a single style, at the same time every day, or you prefer to mix and match styles and times, we’re offering everyone the opportunity to practice, every ...


May 2017
May 2017
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Have you ever become bored, irritated or frustrated when you tried to meditate? Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a truly excellent meditator! Boredom, irritation, frustration and even upset are the first four stages of experiencing the journey of meditation.

Meditation is a journey that goes through several stages – twenty-one stages to be exact.

The first seven stages, or the first part of our journey, begin with the challenging aspects of developing a mediation practice. ...


April 2017
April 2017
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When you think of the practice of yoga, what comes to mind?  Many people simply think of the physical practice of “asana,” or yoga postures.  They think of yoga classes, on mats, in studios; yoga is something they do once or twice a week, and when the mat is rolled up and thrown into the trunk, they go on with their day, feeling better, physically, but missing out on a whole host of benefits that could help them achieve wellness, on multiple levels.

Let’s take a look deeper and expand your ...


April 2017
April 2017
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Dedicated yoga practitioners know that movement is more than just mindless motion.  If you are awake and attentive, movement is your way of connecting to the world around you.  If you move mindfully, you experience sensations that you might not normally notice.  You become aware of gravity, your own spine, and your own consciousness.  Intelligent movement leads to the alignment of your body, mind, and spirit, and an experienced yoga teacher can show you how to move more mindfully with just a ...


April 2017
April 2017
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I got some valuable advice years ago, “Invest in the best tools, and you’ll get the best results.”

I’ll admit, there have been times when I thought I knew better, and I don’t mind telling you, I wasted a lot of time and money over the years on tools that didn’t serve me.  I put a lot of energy into doing things twice: the wrong way once, and then the right way.  Thankfully, by the time I decided to become a yoga teacher, I was older and wiser.

My decision to learn from the very best yoga ...


April 2017
April 2017
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“There's nothing which can be more precious in you than your own relationship with your own consciousness.”
- Yogi Bhajan

Yogi Bhajan spoke with the authority of a truly enlightened being.   He spoke with the wisdom of a man who put his practice first.  Although we are all blessed with this same potential, most of us only see enlightenment in spurts.  We diligently practice Yoga for a while, then we get distracted and put all sorts of other things first.  We wander off the path to the true ...