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Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I

Learn how to practice and teach Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I) with detailed anatomy and informed verbal cues to help you and your students enter and exit with safe alignment. Sanskrit name: Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I (leg to the side) English translation: Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose ABOUT THE POSE Asymmetrical standing…

What Is Yoga?

While standing in line at Sightglass, a co-worker asks me, “what is yoga?” It’s a reasonable question for a yoga teacher to ask someone who has taught yoga, owned and operated a yoga studio for over 20 years. Implicit in her question is a belief that with experience, comes insight. Really, my reaction is panic.…

PRACTICE AND TEACH ARDHA CHANDRASANA

Learn how to practice and teach Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) with detailed anatomy and informed verbal cues to help you and your students enter and exit with safe alignment. Sanskrit name: Ardha Chandrasana English translation: Half Moon Pose ABOUT THE POSE Standing asymmetrical pose with emphasis on equal length of the side bodies Brings together all of…

Stay The Course 28 Day Challenge

Welcome to 2020! Start this year off right by working towards a goal. Attend as many yoga classes as you can in 28 days. Why 28 days? Experts say that this is the amount of time you need to cultivate a new habit and who doesn't want yoga to be a habit? The challenge will…

Practice And Teach Warrior II

Learn how to practice and teach Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) with detailed anatomy and informed verbal cues to help you and your students enter and exit with safe alignment.   Sanskrit name: Virabhadrasana II English translation: Warrior II Pose     ABOUT THE POSE Asymmetrical standing pose with axial extension  Named for Virabhadra, a warrior of gods, first manifested…

YGSF Book Club

  with Meredith Holt Starts January 15th! Wednesdays at 7 am at Sight Glass Book: Yoga For A World Out Of Balance: Teachings on Ethics and Social Action by Michael Stone “To be fully in each moment, both stillness and action arise side by side. Practice moves back and forth between the two because yoga…

Tea Meditation: A Loving Tea-cher

Ally Devi joins us on the blog to share her wisdom on tea meditation and how the practice of sitting with tea can guide you home to yourself. Join her January 12th, 2020 at 8:00 am for a tea meditation & ceremony. By Ally Devi To sit with tea is to sit with yourself. Native…

A Final Look Back: What Can You Celebrate in 2019?

The year and decade have come to a swift close and in between shopping, holiday parties, and travel it can feel like A LOT! That is because it is a lot and without the moments of quiet, reflection, and pause, it can quickly turn into overwhelm. So give yourself the gift of time and space…

Movement Is The Best Medicine

Michelle Bouvier joins us on the blog today to share her revolutionary Movement Medicine approach to yoga and for living your best life. She will be leading a Movement Medicine series of workshops on January 4th, 2020. Join her to upgrade your practice so that it supports a life of adaptation, resiliency, and freedom. Movement…

Yoga in the News: 2019

2019 was a monstrous year shaped by politics, controversy, and big cultural and natural events. Here's how yoga contributed to the year 2019: Corporate yoga empire CorePower was critiqued for their profitable approach to selling teacher training, using their teachers as salespeople and incentivizing them with bonuses. The documentary Bikram: Yoga, Guru Predator came out…
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