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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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Karma Yoga: Acting Out of Love | Yogacara Teacher Training

by Juan Villegas, E-RYT200, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer Karma Yoga: The Fruits of Your Actions The principle of karma has been embodied in many ways. The movie Back To The Future II had a deep impact on me as a child. Firstly, I grew up believing that the release of... read more

Pets Love Practising Yoga | Yogacara Teacher Training

by Emily Kane, E-RYT200, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer Pets are Fascinated by Yoga Pets are so funny when it comes to yoga. Naturally pets are fascinated by anything we do, so when it comes to yoga they’re right there with us. The viral video “Pets Interrupting Yoga” is... read more

Athletes and Yoga | Yogacara Teacher Training

by Ally Potrebka, RYT200, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer Athletes and Yoga | How to Adjust Your Teaching for Athletes Athletes are becoming more interested in yoga as it spreads in popularity. My first teaching job was at a gym, and when you take a look, you’ll find... read more

Negative Feedback from Students | Yogacara Teacher Training

by Siobhan Keely, E-RYT200, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer Negative Feedback as a Yoga Teacher – How to Respond How do we handle negative feedback? As a yoga teacher, we always want to be growing. Therefore, we love to get feedback from our students on our classes – at... read more

Posture is Your Personal Story | Yogacara Teacher Training

by Nancy Frohlick, E-RYT200, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer Posture Improves with Yoga Have you ever thought about the connection between your posture and your personal life story? Our personal story is reflected in the way we present ourselves to the world. As adults, we... read more

Ask From Your Heart for Your-Self | Yoga Teacher Training

by Camellia Rumball, E-RYT200, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer Ask, Believe, Receive We have all heard of the saying ‘be careful what you ask for, because you might just get it?’ Well I got it and I get it. I discovered I was not being very clear about what I was... read more

Yoga Anatomy Myths | Yoga Teacher Training

by Emily Kane, E-RYT200, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer Yoga Anatomy Myths and How You Can Avoid Them After going to even just a few classes, it’s clear that there are many amazing benefits to practicing yoga. As a teacher it’s important to share those benefits with students... read more

Spring Mantras | Yoga Teacher Training

by Heidi Rae, E-RYT200, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer Spring Mantras | Mantras for the Season Using a spring mantra is a beautiful way to enjoy the season. Spring is a period of new beginnings, rebirth and renewal. In a lot of cultures spring is the start of a new cycle.... read more

Pack For Your Training | Yoga Teacher Training

by Ally Potrebka, E-RYT200, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer 5 Things to Pack for Your Training Abroad What to pack for yoga teacher training? This question has probably come up for you. Yoga teacher training is a lot of fun but it can also be a difficult time. Being a long... read more

Yoga Helps Depression | Yoga Teacher Training

by Siobhan Keely, E-RYT200, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer Yoga Helps Depression | A Tool to Defeat Depression or Overwhelming Sadness Yoga can be a tool to help with depression, deep feelings of sadness, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. A consistent yoga practice is... read more

Right Way to Practice Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training

by Alison Boons, E-RYT500, C0-Lead Teacher Trainer Which is the Right Way to Practice Yoga? In Yoga Teacher Training, this question comes up a lot. What is the right way to practice yoga? We often hear students tell us that their teachers told us that “this is... read more

To Love Oneself is Yogic Living | Yoga Teacher Training

by Andrea Nacey, RYT200, Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer Self Love is Yogic Living The practice of self love is yogic living. This practice can be challenging, confronting, and life changing. Putting yourself first is not an act of selfishness rather it is an empowering step... read more

Sanctuary | A Place for Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training

by Heidi Rae, RYT200, Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Sanctuary | Creation A sanctuary is the perfect place to practice yoga and It’s up to yoga teachers to provide the perfect haven. When creating a sanctuary for your students, there are a few things to consider:... read more

Connections in Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training

by Juan Villegas, E-RYT200, Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Connections | Developing Mindfulness In & Off Your Mat There is a moment in a yoga practice when I awaken my body after savasana, sit up, open my eyes and enjoy the blissful connection between body and mind and... read more

Yoga Off the Mat ~ Practicing This | Yoga Teacher Training

by Nancy Frohlick, E-RYT200, Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Yoga Off the Mat ~ 4 Ways to Practice This My life has gotten busier than usual and I find myself practicing yoga off the mat more than on. I miss my asana/mat practice but in many ways, I find the practice of yoga... read more

Yoga Schools ~ Things To Consider | Yoga Teacher Training

by Helene Whitfield, E-RYT500, Director of Teacher Training Yoga Schools | Things to Consider As a consumer of anything, and especially anything in a higher price range, one really needs to consider a few things. When you are looking at Yoga Schools, there are a few... read more

Creating a Sankalpa | Yoga Teacher Training

by Camellia Rumball, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Energy Goes Where your Sankalpa Flows Energy goes where your Sankalpa flows. This beautiful word, Sankalpa, has a equally beautiful meaning: San = connection with our highest truth kalpa = vow to be followed above all... read more

Meditation, Your Brain on Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training

by Juan Villegas, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Through Meditation; Developing a Mindfulness Practice There is a scene in the movie Eat Pray Love where Liz sits in the beautiful meditation room at the Ashram. She closes her eyes to meditate and immediately thoughts... read more

Living the Limbs of Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training

by Ally Potrebka, RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Living the Limbs of Yoga for Modern Yogis Living the limbs of yoga is something many yogis do to deepen their practice and experience in this life. The Limbs of Yoga were set out by Patanjali in his book ‘The Yoga... read more

Yoga for Low Back Pain | Yoga Teacher Training

by Siobhan Keely, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Yoga Poses to Ease Low Back Discomfort There are few people who have not suffered from some type of low back pain and yoga is an excellent practice to help alleviate that suffering. Low back pain can be from many... read more

Tuck the Tailbone? To Tuck or Not To | Yoga Teacher Training

by Nancy Frohlick, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Using the Cue – “Tuck the Tailbone” What do you think about the commonly used yoga cue, “tuck your tailbone”? It’s a cue that I’ve heard often over the years in both written and verbal form. During my... read more

Struggling with Santosha | Yoga Teacher Training

by Alison Boons, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Finding Santosha Even in the Smallest Ways Santosha, meaning contentment, one of the 5 Niyamas, can be a balance between finding the little things in our lives that we are grateful for and at the same time being happy... read more

Detachment, A Dog’s View | Yoga Teacher Training

by Juan Villegas, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Detachment Lessons & Mindful Living From my Dog Detachment seems to come easily for my 20 pound yorkie Diego. I woke up early this morning, put his leash on and went outside into the -15 weather to the dog park. As i... read more

Why Travel is Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training

by Alison Boons, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer How Travel is Yoga – The Niyama’s in Practice Travel is the ultimate yoga practice! As we venture away from home, whether we have time to maintain our physical practice or not, travelling can take us deeper... read more

Getting Hired as a Yoga Teacher | Yoga Teacher Training

by Siobhan Keely, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer How to Get Hired at a Yoga Studio You Love Getting hired as a yoga teacher requires patience. If you live in a big city, chances are the market is saturated. If you live in a small community, the opportunities are fewer.... read more

Yoga or Pilates | Yoga Teacher Training

by Reet Ravanelli, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Yoga or Pilates – Which One is Better for You? “Should I do Yoga or Pilates?” – is the question which I hear often. Which one would be more beneficial to practice? I teach both – Yoga and Pilates... read more

Resting in Downward Dog | Yoga Teacher Training

by Corie Kielbiski, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Resting in Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) – A Journey and Discovery Have you ever heard a yoga teacher tell you that Downward Dog is a resting pose? You are not alone if you have heard this proclamation and... read more

Kula: Why I Love Being Part of One | Yoga Teacher Training

by Camellia Rumball, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Kula = Community, Growth & Expansion Kula in Sanskrit means community. The concept of Kula comes from another Sanskrit term Kula Siddhi or the idea that all of the many forms of creation in the Universe are in... read more

Ayurveda | Yoga Teacher Training

by Reet Ravanelli, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Ayurveda – The Knowledge of Life Ayurveda translates from Sanskrit as “Ayu” – life and “Veda” – knowledge, the knowledge of Life. Ayurveda originated over 5000 years ago and is native to the indian... read more

Finding Time to Practice Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training

by Nancy Frohlick, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Finding Time to Practice Yoga with Your Busy Lifestyle I know how challenging it is to fit in just one weekly class with my yoga teacher. There are always a million other things I could or should be doing. I start to... read more

The Travelling Yogi | Yoga Teacher Training

by Emily Kane, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer A Guide To Maintain Your Yoga Practice as a Travelling Yogi A sense of wanderlust is pretty common amongst the yoga community. The travelling yogi has developed an appreciation for the world around them, making exploration... read more

Why You Should Practice a Slow Flow | Yoga Teacher Training

by Alison Boons, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Exploring New Layers;  The Magic of a Slow Flow Our Western culture and society strives with the adage of move faster, do more and you will be more successful. The same can show up in a yoga class, when we strive for the... read more

Traditional Yoga in Western Society | Yoga Teacher Training

by Emily Kane, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Is traditional yoga being lost in the West? Recently, I read an article that accused Vancouver of ruining yoga. As harsh as it sounds, could it be true? Could a city so beautiful, diverse and open really be destroying... read more

Seventh Chakra Sahasrara | Yoga Teacher Training

by Reet Ravanelli, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Seventh Chakra: The Connection to Unity The seventh Chakra in the Chakra system is called Crown Chakra or Sahasrara in Sanskrit. LOCATION: Crown of the head/ Cerebral cortex ELEMENT: no element COLOR: White/violet BASIC... read more

Listening to Your Body | Yoga Teacher Training

by Alison Boons, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Listening to Your Body – How and Why? Listening to your body, what does that exactly mean and how do we accomplish this? If you have ever been to a yoga class you have heard these words come from the mouth of your... read more
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