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5 Yoga Teacher Fails

I’ve been around the yoga block. Several times. I’m not new to this game, and I try to diligently follow my path as its laid before me without getting overly worried about what others (teachers) are doing. When several articles popped up with variations around a central theme, I had an itch to throw in…

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Why you should (heart) Yoga

Candy hearts. Chocolate hearts. Paper hearts. Beating hearts.  Celebrate your heart all month long, not just on Valentine’s Day, and one of the best ways to take care of your heart–both physically and emotionally–is to practice yoga. Yoga + Your Heart Yoga is super beneficial to heart health in many ways. The number one way,…

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4 Benefits of Children’s Yoga

By Purple Lotus Yoga Children’s Lead Trainer Michele Monaghan “Yoga has helped me to feel peaceful and be more patient with my little sister,” said one of my seven-year-old students when I asked her why she liked yoga. Having taught many young people over the years, I’ve heard countless stories similar to this that provide…

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Vinyasa & The Cycle of Life

*This weekend, my family and I will lay my 92-year-old grandmother to rest. I wrote this a little over five years ago when my other grandmother passed away. Still rings true.* One concept I teach in training is called vinyasa krama which means a logical sequencing, and it usually applies to designing yoga classes. Krishnamacharya…

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Become a Hippy Chick with 5 Poses

Oh the illustrious intention of “opening our hips.” If you’re active, your hips may “feel tight” because of overuse due to repeated motion or repeated contraction of the muscles. For those of you who sit for many hours a day, your hips may “feel tight” because the muscles are weak and shortened from under use….

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Niche is a Bitch | 5 Tips for Taming Yours

In my 2015 Year in Review I shared some wins and lessons, then I teased you about my biggest A-HA. As promised in the first post for 2016, I’m sharing my GREAT BIG A-HA that changed everything almost everything. Usually when I’m coaching yoga teachers, it’s around business. And the number one focus I stress…

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Behind the Scenes | 2015 Year End Review

For many, the holiday season marks a slow-down in business and school activities. Not for me. Since I shared my last post Behind the Scenes, the flurry has continued (on top of the usual busyness this time of year brings). This is going to be my last post for 2015 and with it I’m going…

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Birthing a Business | Behind the Scenes

:Squeeeeek: That’s the sound of the door opening up to peek into the inner workings of my business (and my life a bit) of 2015. In today’s social media, filtered, only show the shiny moments of life, it can get terribly depressing if you’re in the habit of comparing your life to what you see…

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Yoga Poses :: The Untold Story

A popular trend in yoga right now is the yoga-selfie. When I had this idea for the post a few weeks ago (yeah, it takes me a while to go from idea to execution), I was ready for a full on rant. The Universe likes to help when we let it, and about a week after…

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