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yoga blogWe invite you to stay connected with Our Yoga Blog.  Every week  we post Yoga blog articles by Teachers, Students, Lifestyle Practitioners and more. The blogs are meant to give different perspectives on Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training, Lifestyles and more.  It is a wonderful resource for our Global Community. 

Our Yoga Blog provides commentary on everything Yoga and then some!  Some articles are personal diaries; others are more educational and then some are just FUN.  We feel you need a little bit of everything in our “Yoga Blog Soup”. 

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Silent Breakfast Experiences | Yogacara Teacher Training

Silent Breakfast: Uncovering Discomfort | My first experience of silent breakfast was during a 200 hour YTT program. I had probably unintentionally sat in silence during a meal but this was the first time I would sit with other people and say nothing on purpose. The...

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Growing, Reflecting & Revelations | Yogacara Teacher Training

Growing Through 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training | Having completed the Yogacara Teacher Training in Portugal a few weeks ago, I've been reflecting on how my growing I did there. Here are a few points I would like to share. The 16 day 200 hour course is quite demanding...

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Kleshas, Suffering and Insight | Yogacara Teacher Training

Kleshas: Ways to Understand Our Suffering | The Kleshas, often referred to as the five afflictions, are outlined in the Yoga Sutras as causes of suffering. The Kleshas are a similar concept to what the Buddha outlined in The Four Noble Truths: that suffering is part...

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School Yoga in the United Kingdom | Yogacara Teacher Training

School Yoga Offers A Much-Needed Holistic Education | School Yoga is coming into the UK. Recently, I’ve been alerted to the pressures that schools are putting on their students. For many years, the focus has been on exams, universities, internships and jobs prospects....

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Personalities Make Training Fun | Yogacara Teacher Training

Different Personalities at Yoga Teacher Training = Lots of Great Ideas to Take Home | Getting to know each other's personalities was one of the best things about 300-hour yoga teacher training. Getting up was never hard for me, but also I got to bed early every night....

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Sides: Do You Demo On Both? | Yogacara Teacher Training

Both Sides Now: Contemplating Teaching Habits | “I’ve looked at life from both sides now,”. The famous lyrics of Joni Mitchell echo in my head as I reflect on my demoing habits over the last six months. After consulting with a physiotherapist and discussing movement...

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Introducing Ashley Hunt, Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador

Learn About Ashley Hunt, Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador | Meet Ashley Hunt, our Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador! She is a graduate of Yogacara's Bali Yoga Teacher Training program in December 2016. We asked Ashley to share a little bit about herself and her passion...

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Values: The Yamas & Niyamas | Yogacara Teacher Training

Values Are A Part Of The Yogic Path Does your yoga affect your values? I remember in my yoga teacher training, one of my teachers told us, "There are a lot of yoga teachers, but not a lot of yogis." I was sad to find that this is very true. In today's society, it...

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Introducing Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador, Veronica Fine

Learn About Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador, Veronica Fine Meet Veronica Fine, our Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador! She is a graduate of Yogacara's Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training program in November 2016. We asked Veronica to share a little bit about her journey:...

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Know What You’re Worth | Yogacara Teacher Training

How To Decide & Charge What You're Worth | When you become a yoga teacher you become a business and in business it’s important to know your worth. Chances are you will work as an independent contractor and whether you set your own rates or negotiate with studio...

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Thoracolumbar Junction In Twisting | Yogacara Teacher Training

Thoracolumbar Junction In Detail | The thoracolumbar junction is where the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae meet and it is in the thoracolumbar junction that most of our twisting happens when we practice Yoga. Before going further into the thoracolumbar junction, let’s...

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Aparigraha Is The Flow of Life | Yogacara Teacher Training

Aparigraha Is A Yin Practice | Aparigraha is the fifth Yama. The Yamas are the first of the eight limbs of yoga as described by Patanjali, in the Yoga Sutras. They are the ethical practices of yoga which include: non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, non-excess,...

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Reverence: Salve for the Heart | Yogacara Teacher Training

Reverence In Your Yoga Practice | What does it mean to feel reverence? Wikipedia defines it as: ”A feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.” Reverence is a word that is often used in the context of religion but “deep respect” is a synonym for...

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Self Care As A Yoga Teacher | Yogacara Teacher Training

Self Care As A Tool To Better Teaching Self care is an essential tool as a yoga teacher. It can help you feel vibrant, clear, and ready to take on anything. On the flip side, neglecting self care doesn’t just affect your ability to teach. Low energy, irritability, and...

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Silent Time In Your Yoga Classes | Yogacara Teacher Training

Silent Time Helps Teachers As Well As Students | As Yoga Teachers, we often talk about how important silent time is for our students; how opening our classes and pausing in silence can help them tune in, breathe and settle. When I first started teaching, I loved being...

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Weather As My Yoga Practice | Yogacara Teacher Training

Weather As Practice: Mind Over Matter | Weather is my yoga practice. Being Vata dosha predominant (in terms of Ayurvedic Constitution), I am very sensitive to the wind and cold temperatures. When it gets cold, I start to shut down. I get grumpy and lazy and blame the...

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Balasana: Be Sweet To Yourself | Yogacara Teacher Training

Balasana: Be Kind To Yourself With Child's Pose | Balasana is the Sanskrit name for Child's Pose. We so often look to children for their excitement; for their creativity and eyes of wonderment; their insatiable curiosity. We envy the wild, expressive nature of these...

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New York: Ahimsa In The City | Yogacara Teacher Training

New York: We Can Practice Ahimsa Wherever We Are | Living in New York City is quite a unique experience. Coming from an Earth and yoga-loving community in the San Francisco Bay Area and practicing yoga for more than 20 years, New York City is like a different planet....

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Parent: How Yoga Helps Me | Yogacara Teacher Training

Parent: How I Became A Better Mom After Yoga Teacher Training Let's face it, if every parent received a manual for parenting like our Asana Manual from yoga teacher training, we would all be professional parents. I became a new mom 18 months ago and although I was...

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Non-Excess: Watch What You Eat | Yogacara Teacher Training

Non-Excess: How To Practice Self-Control At Meal Times One of the Yamas is Brahmacharya, or non-excess. Brahmacharya translates directly to chastity but can also be thought of as non-excess. Of course, non-excess can be applied to many areas of your life. How you...

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Every Body Is A Yoga Body | Yogacara Teacher Training

Every Body Is A Yoga Body On my Yogacara Teacher Training graduation day, I was so excited to share my passion for movement with every body. I could see myself teaching fun, dynamic and challenging Vinyasa Flow classes. I was ready to share my passion for movement...

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Yoga Rut: Step Outside The Box | Yogacara Teacher Training

Yoga Rut: How To Avoid Getting Into One Prior to about a month ago, I was in a yoga rut. I did basically the same home Hatha practice, which meant I was going way too easy on myself and not holding poses long enough. I also did hot power yoga at my local studio,...

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