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...
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...
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...
Using Hasta Bandha in Yoga Poses

Using Hasta Bandha in Yoga Poses

Arm balances produce two types of feelings: exhilaration and intimidation. Whether you want to grab the brass ring, or stay safely on the ground, arm balances require a small to-do list of elements: hasta bandha, arm strength, shoulder engagement, core engagement, and...
4 Benefits of Children’s Yoga

4 Benefits of Children’s Yoga

Guest Post by Michele Monaghan, Children’s Yoga Instructor “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...