30 Minute Chair Yoga Sequence

30 Minute Chair Yoga Sequence

Chair yoga participants come in all ages, shapes, and sizes. Some have challenging health issues, others are recovering from illness or surgery, or lack mobility and balance not suited for typical able-bodied yoga classes.And this type of yoga isn't limited to the...

The 6 Major Forms of Yoga Explained

The 6 Major Forms of Yoga Explained

In the physical-fueled world of yoga, it's easy to understand why most people believe that's the only way to practice yoga. But in the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most beloved and sacred texts of India, it describes the necessity for different forms of yoga. Because...

5 Things to Do When Yoga Teacher Training Ends

5 Things to Do When Yoga Teacher Training Ends

You can remember the first day of yoga teacher training like it was yesterday. Your excited butterflies and apprehension that comes from the unknown. You had your doubts along the journey, wondered if you'd actually finish. But through blood, sweat, and tears, you did...

Beginner’s Ultimate Guide to Meditation

Beginner’s Ultimate Guide to Meditation

Whether a yoga neophyte or going through yoga teacher training, we all seem to be beginners at meditation. And that's because when learning about yoga, most people focus on the postures, too often neglecting this importance of this practice. One reason we overlook...

How (and Why) to Teach Savasana

How (and Why) to Teach Savasana

Ahhhh....savasana. The prize at the end of every yoga-asana class. Sometimes referred to as adult nap time, adult time out, or chillaxin'. Maybe not that last one exactly, but savasana has definitely inspired a meme or two. You can always tell the newbies or the...

3 Common Mistakes in Sequencing a Yoga Class

3 Common Mistakes in Sequencing a Yoga Class

Planning a yoga class is more than picking out cool-looking poses and slapping them together. Do it that way and you run the risk of committing 3 common mistakes in sequencing yoga classes. If not more. While yoga has the ability to improve all areas of your life,...

30+ Themes for Your Yoga Classes

30+ Themes for Your Yoga Classes

In yoga teacher training, I recommend using themes when creating your yoga classes. Without one, you might be tempted to throw everything in, but when you select a theme, it guides and narrows your selections. Think buffet vs ordering off the menu. Also, using themes...

How to Sequence a Yoga Class

How to Sequence a Yoga Class

What makes a good yoga-asana class? Anytime you walk out feeling better than when you entered. And a carefully constructed yoga sequence will ensure you get from point A (tense & stressed) to point B (all chill, no worries). Learning how to sequence a yoga-asana...

Posture Basics: Table Pose for Foundation

Posture Basics: Table Pose for Foundation

Whether you're a beginner or have been practicing poses for a while, learning posture basics, like table pose, will benefit your practice. My goal as a yoga teacher is to prevent injury, and one of the best ways to do that is to understand foundational...

The Most Important Yoga Pose

The Most Important Yoga Pose

During yoga teacher training, the favorite topic that causes 99% of the participants get jump-on-the-couch-Tom-Cruise-style excited is postures. And there a few confused looks when I start with mountain pose and claim it the most important of them all.I can't blame...

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