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Upward Facing Plank Pose (Purvottanasana)

Learn how to practice and teach Upward Facing Plank Pose (Purvottanasana) with detailed anatomy and informed verbal cues to help you and your students enter and exit with safe alignment. Sanskrit name: Purvottanasana English translation: Intense Stretch of the East Side Pose or Upward Facing Plank Pose About the Pose Symmetrical backbend with arm support Stretches the…

5 Great Exercises To Complement Your Yoga Practice

Guest post by fitandme.com  Yoga continues to grow in popularity because of the tremendous amounts of health benefits that it can produce. It has also had a nice boost in popularity due to athletes and other fitness enthusiasts using it to complement their respective activities. If your main focus is Yoga and you’ve been thinking…

Down Dog Days of Summer SALE

Down Dog Days of Summer are here. Don't miss this HOT deal. As we approach the end of summer, these blissful days of yoga in the warm sun won’t last long. Bring your down dogs inside and pop into any of our 100+ classes a week with our Down Dog Days of Summer Sale! Just…

Prenatal Yoga: Basic Poses for Pregnancy

Prenatal yoga links postures (asana) and breathing exercises (pranayama) to create awareness of your own mind, body and spirit. Prenatal yoga practice can also support a deepened connection to your baby. Try these basic poses at home to ease back pain, relieve fatigue, tension and revitalize the internal organs to help you get smoothly through pregnancy and best…

Yoga for Foot Health

Written By: Sonya Genel How are your feet today? Most folks don’t think about foot health very often, but the truth is the well-being of your feet does affect your overall health. Pain in your feet can have many causes, and you shouldn't ignore foot pain or regard it as a normal part of life.…

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Learn how to practice and teach Mountain Pose (Tadasana) with detailed anatomy and informed, verbal cues to help you and your students enter and exit with safe alignment. Sanskrit name: Tadasana (also called Samasthiti) English translation: Mountain Pose About Mountain Pose Symmetrical standing pose "Tada" means mountain. "Sama" means upright, straight, unmoved. "Sthiti" is steadiness. "Bija" or "seed"…

Garden Graduate: Will Pringle

Garden alumnus, Will Pringle took some time to answer our questions about his practice and journey from yoga student to professional teacher through Yoga Garden SF's Pro-Elite membership!  Where are you from? I’m originally from Menlo Park and grew up in the Bay Area, but have been in and out of San Francisco for the past eight years. How…

Featured Teacher: Michelle Bouvier

Michelle Bouvier, a lifelong dancer-scientist-yogini-mystic is part of Yoga Garden SF's team as a weekly teacher, and Teacher Training Instructor. Aside from yoga, Michelle is a leading teacher in the still- growing hoop community, uniquely weaving in yoga, biomechanics and philosophy while offering the hoop as a personal sādhana (spiritual practice). For today's Featured Teacher, join…

FREE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Win a Free Yoga Teacher Training! School is IN for Summer! Deepen your personal yoga practice or advance your teaching profession with our diverse teacher training options. Register now for a free yoga teacher training! Thinking about enrolling? Let us know – submissions received by July 31, 2017 will be entered into a drawing for…

Boxing Yoga Teacher Training Packs A Punch

Boxing Yoga ™ isn’t just for “Tough Guys” anymore. With an increasing interest for synergy between whole-body fitness and mindful strength training, men and women are packing into these innovative classes to combine their love of yoga with some kick butt boxing moves. The demand for well-trained yoga teachers is at an all time high.…
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