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End Pelvic Floor Pain!

As a yoga teacher, I pride myself on having a strong pelvic floor. So I was super surprised when, after my hip labrum surgery, sex became painful. At first, I figured it was just because I was overly cautious of my hip. However, the pain didn’t…
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Understanding Kapha

New to Ayurveda? Check out my Intro to Ayurveda blog to discover your dośa. Kapha dośa governs stability, structure and the sweetness of our lives. It’s related to the lungs and it forms the muscle, fat, and bone within our body. Kapha…
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Understanding Pitta

New to Ayurveda? Check out my Intro to Ayurveda blog to discover your dośa. Pitta is our inner fire. It governs digestion, metabolism, and energy production. It’s primary function is transformation. Those with a pitta dośa have a fiery…
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Understanding Vata

New to Ayurveda? Check out my Intro to Ayurveda blog to discover your dośa. Vata governs movement in the body, our creative force, the activities of the nervous system and the process of elimination. Qualities of Vata: Vata is air…
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Mandala Flow Yoga Sequence

As yoga teachers, we can get pretty burned out teaching the same flow over and over again. I mean, seriously, how many sun salutations can we teach in a day???? 🙄 Our students can feel pretty burned out as well. Often, I see my students…
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Yoga and Ayurveda

Ayurveda and yoga complement each other similar to diet and exercise. In yoga, we focus on moving the body with our breath. Moving breath with our body helps us move deeper into yoga poses and allows us to live a calmer and less stress-filled…
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Cuing the Kosa's Part 3

Today, we will explore the Ānandamāyākośa, the deepest layer and also impossible to teach. Read below and learn how you can help your students feel more empowered and happier in their daily lives. Read Part 1 & Part 2 of the blog…
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Advance Your Yoga Teaching Skills - Cuing and Teaching the Kosa's Part 1

Yoga is magic and appeals to a lot of different people for a lot of different reasons. Some people prefer an anatomically based class where others prefer a more spiritual class. As a teacher, it’s your job to appeal to a wide variety of people,…
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What are the Koshas? The 5 Layers of Being

What Are The Koshas? In yoga, we believe there are two different forms of the body – the physical body and the subtle body. Similar to the chakras, the koshas are one part of our subtle body and they provide a framework to journey to…
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10 Ways to Take Care of YOU this Fall

Happy Fall ya’ll!   I love this time of year with the changing seasons. The days are getting slightly darker and it reminds me that it’s time to take a little break and start nestling in for the winter.  It’s critical, now more…