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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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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

The Meaning of Brahmacharya | Yoga Teacher Training

by Emily Kane, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Brahmacharya; Understanding the Meaning It’s important to understand the meaning behind Brahmacharya, but I feel like I may be opening up a can-of-worms by touching this subject. There are a few interpretations of... read more

Why I Love Aum | Yoga Teacher Training

by Janet Ward, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Why I Love Aum & You Should Too! Aum is the collective sound of everything in the Universe. It is the sound from which all sound emerges, and to which all sound returns. It is the Guru of sound; the primal mantra... read more

Restorative Yoga ~ Mind, Body, Soul | Yoga Teacher Training

by Camellia Rumball, E-RYT, Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Restorative Yoga! Restore your Mind, Body and Soul with Yoga Wanna know a secret to staying balanced, centered and sane in the midst of living a life full of activity, frenzy and sometimes chaos? Restorative yoga.... read more

Is 200 Hour Yoga Training Enough? | Yoga Teacher Training

by Siobhan Keely, E-RYT Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Is 200 Hour Yoga Training Program Enough? Once you have your 200 hour yoga teacher training, the world is your oyster. Well, to a certain extent.  Often, new graduates think that they need to immediately sign up for more... read more

Yoga Props | Yoga Teacher Training

by Alison Boons, E-RYT, Co-Lead Teacher Trainer Yoga Props ~ How & Why? When teaching a yoga class it is important for the teacher to have a solid understanding of anatomy and biomechanics as well as creativity, awareness, sensitivity, and a spirit of playfulness... read more

Moments of Power | Yoga Teacher Training

by Emily Kane, E-RYT, Co-Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer Moments of Power I attended a workshop recently which made me realize that any industry can be traced back to client service, even if you don’t interact directly with people. Being a yoga teacher is more than just... read more

Make More Mistakes | Yoga Teacher Training

by Camellia Rumball, E-RYT, Co-Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer Make More Mistakes Yes, I said Make More Mistakes. Most of us have this crazy idea that making mistakes is a bad thing. I admit I have an aversion to not knowing how to do something well the first time. I even... read more

What Makes a Yoga Teacher? | Yoga Teacher Training

by Alison Boons, E-RYT, Co-Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer What Makes a Yoga Teacher? As a yoga teacher, I often hear throughout the yogi community what constitutes a yoga teacher. What qualities does this person needs to have, what should their yoga practice look like,... read more

Embracing Chaos | Yogacara Yoga Teacher Training

by Camellia Rumball, E-RYT, Co-Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer Embracing Chaos Embrace = Accept/support change willingly and enthusiastically. Chaos = In the beginning there was only chaos a formless void and thick darkness stretching to infinity. Embracing Chaos. It would... read more

Yoga Vocabulary | Yogacara Yoga Teacher Training

by Emily Kane, E-RYT, Co-Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer Yoga Vocabulary As a yoga teacher our vocabulary speaks volumes about our ability to lead with compassion and awareness. There is certain yoga vocabulary and phrases that should be avoided in the context of a yoga... read more

Yoga Journaling | Yogacara Yoga Teacher Training

by Janet Ward, E-RYT, Co-Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer Yoga Journaling “My journal is my constant companion. It is never far from my reach…It is a front porch of solace and retreat when I am tired and weary.” Nicole Johnson Yogacara students who have... read more

Better Sleep Yoga | Yogacara Yoga Teacher Training

Better Sleep Yoga by Allyson Potrebka, RYT 200, Graduate of Yogacara Yoga Teacher Training Allyson graduated from our 2013 Whistler Sea to Sky Retreat Yogacara Yoga Teacher Training, and continues to share the practice with her community! We are so happy to have... read more

Aging Gracefully | Yogacara Yoga Teacher Training

Aging Gracefully by Camellia Rumball, E-RYT 200, Co-Lead Teacher Trainer “You can’t hide your true colours as you approach the autumn of your life.” Unknown Day by day I become more passionate about aging gracefully and really wanting to create a... read more
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