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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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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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Psoas Muscle As A Connector | Yogacara Teacher Training

Psoas Muscle In Crescent High Lunge | The psoas (pronounced so-as) is an important muscle that is involved in most daily movements. It is part of what Tom Myers calls the “deep front line” which is a network of several muscles that are connected. This network begins...

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Reading: Medicine for the Soul | Yogacara Teacher Training

Reading To Keep Curiosity (And Your Mind) Alive I have committed to reading more; more of anything that sparks my interest; it feeds my soul and inspires me in all sorts of ways. I had forgotten this! I have been distracted; concentrating only on my thoughts. I just...

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Mommy & Baby Yoga Class | Yogacara Teacher Training

Mommy & Baby Yoga: Tips for Teachers Creating Postnatal Classes My heart was bursting with love this morning as I taught my first baby and mommy yoga class. I had met a few of the moms a year ago when I offered a prenatal series to my community while I was...

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Yama: A Code For Self-Conduct | Yogacara Teacher Training

Yama: A Truthful Letter To All the Mamas I Admire Yogacara gives many tools to students, including the teaching of each Yama. On Day 4 of our training we dived deeply into personalities, books, thoughts and meditations, with emphasis on asanas of course too. The most...

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Bhakti Yoga: The Yoga of Devotion | Yogacara Teacher Training

Bhakti Yoga For The Soul The Sanskrit meaning of Bhakti comes from the root bhaj and means, “to adore or worship”. Bhakti yoga has also been referred to as the yoga of devotion. Bhakti yogi extraordinaire, Krishna Das says that "Bhakti connotes devotion, or love, and...

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Risk: Act From Feeling Over Fear | Yogacara Teacher Training

Risk: The Teachings of Satya Keep Coming Back This week I took a risk. It was scary. I felt vulnerable. It was real and it was honest. I did not have to do it but I wanted to put myself in that position. I wanted to test the boundaries of my taming ego. To see what...

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Holly Wielkoszewski | Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador

Holly Wielkoszewski | Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador Meet Holly Wielkoszewski, our Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador! She is a graduate of Yogacara's Whistler Yoga Teacher Training program in April 2017. We asked Holly to share a little bit about her journey:...

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Slow Down with Mindfulness | Yogacara Teacher Training

Slow Down for Relaxation & Positive Energy How can we learn to slow down? One of the most memorable lessons for me in college was during a Composition 2 course. Our Professor had us write down a list of words. Then he asked us to switch the pen to our non-dominant...

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Megan Filer | Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador

Megan Filer | Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador Meet Megan Filer, our Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador! She is a graduate of Yogacara's Bali Yoga Teacher Training program in December 2016. We asked Meg to share a little bit about her journey: Yogacara: Why do you want...

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Sierra Koethe | Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador

Sierra Koethe | Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador Meet Sierra Koethe, our Yogacara Kindred Kula Ambassador! She is a graduate of Yogacara's Whistler Yoga Teacher Training program in September 2015. We asked Sierra to share a little bit about her journey: Yogacara: Why...

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