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Top 3 Ayurvedic Tips for the Holiday Season

For most of us, the holiday season means moving less and eating more. Other kinds of consumption will probably increase, too, with gift exchanges and holiday travel. This means we are out and about but often in a frenetic way. As we rush to shop and accommodate holiday visits, we find ourselves...

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Is There A Right Way To Practice Asana?

What’s more important, the right way or the safe way? Of the thousands (maybe more!) of yoga and fitness classes I have attended, every teacher had a different style. This includes teaching the asanas and inevitably, making corrections. Each teacher has a different methodology for directing these...

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Vedanta & Yoga Philosophy Today

Ancient Indian philosophy is divided into several systems or schools such as Samkhya, Vedanta or Yoga. For the purpose of this article I will only mention briefly Vedanta and Yoga. Throughout time, many Vedanta adherents have believed that the reality that we see, which encompasses matter, our...

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Balancing Family & Meditation

I have three children, five years apart, and when my children were very young, my husband, their father, worked out of the town much of the time. Having three children to love is a blessing but also chaotic. I learned that a sane mommy, was an efficient mommy. Thirty minutes, three times a week,...

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Meet Shera Robazza | 200HR YTT Student

This interview was held with current 200HR YTT student, Shera Robazza, of St. Catharines, ON, Canada, in November 2021. What is your Yoga background?I've been a yoga student for 20 years, have taken Yin and Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings and I am a Pilates teacher. How or what prompted you...

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What If I Think A Student Is Not Enjoying My Class?

Have you ever been in the middle of teaching a class and wondered if the students are enjoying your class? Maybe you look at their faces for visual cues and you notice someone frowning or looking frustrated. This then fuels an inner dialogue about how well you are teaching and what feedback you...

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Santosha For An Abundant Yogi

When I signed up for yoga teacher training my first feeling was excitement, but it was immediately followed by sheer panic. All of the usual self-doubt I’ve carefully cultivated as an abundant yogi started to spring up, prompting internal questions about my fitness for the goal I’d set for...

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Ground Down Like An Elephant When Your Mind Wants To Buzz Like A Bee

Does the busy buzzing of your mind leave you feeling disconnected from your own two feet? Has your mind-chatter prohibited you from being present? The challenge of living in the moment is a universal struggle. In our fast-paced culture we are always on the go, and for many of us it is hard to...

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Meet ​Hazel Lightfoot | 200HR YTT Alumnus

This interview was held with 200HR YTT alumnus, Hazel Lightfoot, of United Kingdom (Argentina) in October 2021. What is your Yoga background?In my early twenties I was drawn to Yoga classes at the local leisure centre in town. Mostly there was a desire to strengthen and tone the body, and yet...

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Pranayama for Relaxation

Pranayama practices are breath control techniques that can be done before and after Savasana to create deeper relaxation. The breath is the one tool you always have with you so using it in as many ways as possible in a yoga class can help strengthen the bond between body and breath. Pranayama...

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