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A quick guide to Yoga Alliance, Yoga Insurance & Teaching

Do you need membership to Yoga Alliance in 2022? Yoga Alliance (YA) is located in the USA and is currently the go-to international yoga credential institution for Yoga teachers and schools. There are also many famous yoga teachers and school, both Western and Eastern who have long lineages and/or authentic history in Yoga that do …

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What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation?

I often notice these concepts used interchangeably; however, they are different and here’s why it’s important.   Mindfulness comes from the Buddhist tradition whereas, meditation is a spiritual practice found in both Buddhism and other ancient wisdom traditions such as Vedanta and Yoga. In mindfulness, one uses their power of observation to develop presence and …

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Why is Tension & Compression Necessary to know as a Yoga teacher?

There is an endpoint to your body’s capacity.  Aside from the more advanced practices of yoga, and the ability to transform your mind’s obstacles and improve your health, you will arrive at an endpoint in your yoga pose (asana). To know if a student has arrived at their final “edge” or point of flexibility in …

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Why Skeletal Variation puts “Standard Cueing” on its head in a Yoga Class

I almost died of shame.  I set aside my early lineage training and began to teach a universal alignment lineage. But after my first few days of Yin training, I realized I had been cueing and insisting upon it incorrectly and possibly to the detriment of students. Yin founder Paul Grilley learned in the lab …

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What’s the best yoga for your Vata Constitution?

There are many misconceptions about Ayurveda on google. I have heard people describe people’s personal constitution, your “Prakruti” as one’s “Dosha.” However, Dosha refers to a combination of two elements in the five element theory that is found in all of material life.  Your doshic make-up, your prakruti, is determined by your metabolic reactions to …

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