Philosophy

Tips for Teaching the Gunas

0 Comments 01 June 2014

By Hari-kirtana das. The gunas – the three qualities of material nature – are a secret hiding in plain sight. Sattva (purity, goodness, and knowledge), rajas (action, passion, and attachment), and tamas (inertia, ignorance, and oblivion) are present everywhere. But because they’re affecting us we can’t easily see them. It’s a little like trying to […]

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Children's Yoga, Resources, Style-Specific

5 Tips for Teaching Teen Athletes

0 Comments 19 May 2014

by Deb Bowen. While working to complete my YTT teaching hours, I decided to practice my new skills on my 13 year old son and his basketball team.   He recently recovered from a sports related overuse injury and I knew  yoga would provide him with much needed flexibility, body awareness and relaxation. I spent […]

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Resources

6 Things To Ask From Your Students

0 Comments 12 May 2014

By Kate Connell. We don’t often think of how we can tap into our relationships with our students in order to further serve others. It can take some time and some finesse to turn interactions with your students into valuable gems of growth for your mission: to serve a greater collective of people through yoga. […]

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Modifications, Resources, Style-Specific

Yoga for Seniors

0 Comments 12 May 2014

by Kathryn Boland.  Yoga in the Senior Care Context – Instructors’ Opportunities, Challenges, and Potential Positive Impact Yoga is becoming increasingly practiced, and appreciated for, its powerful potential to offer diverse practitioners healing and empowerment for the body, mind, and spirit. There are, arguably, unfortunate cultural views of seniors as too “frail” to engage in […]

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Philosophy, Resources

Mudra: Not Just Something Groovy to Do with Our Hands

1 Comment 06 May 2014

By Bernadette Birney. For many people, a meditative figure seated in Lotus Pose–hands upturned upon the lap with forefinger and thumb touching—is the stereotypical image of a yogi. But mudra isn’t just something groovy to do with our hands! It’s actually a teaching—a fundamental, philosophical, tantric teaching in which the hands act as an outer […]

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Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight: Elena Brower

0 Comments 30 April 2014

By Brittany Gagné. Eloquence inspired by Elena Brower. “E” is for Eloquence. “E” is for Elena. Elena Brower inspires Today’s Takeaway because she is the quintessence of eloquence.  The word “eloquent” means: the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness.  Notice that it does not state that the words must be big and glamorous, […]

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Themes

Why Do The Work?

2 Comments 28 April 2014

By Michelle Marchildon. Inspiration is Inside Why is it that when you are in a hurry and you really need to find something, it seems to be missing? One time I was frantically looking for my sunglasses before I could drive my kids to school. I was almost in tears from frustration, when my son […]

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Gentle Flow Playlist

Music Playlist

Gentle Flow Playlist

0 Comments 25 April 2014

By Kellee Martin. I am the RYT who would not fathom teaching a class without music. For me, music enhances practice. This playlist was designed for a gentle hatha class with songs that allow for reflection, turning inward and graceful flowing movements. Angel’s Prayer – Invocation compilation Any Other Name – Thomas Newman Simplicity (LP […]

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