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Yoga is…

Yoga is... Since we are celebrating International Yoga Day on June 21 this month, it seems now is a good time to look at an important question: what actually is yoga? Is it maintaining tree pose for more than five breaths before falling? What about the perfect...

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Awakening and Discovery

Awakening and DiscoveryDuring the month of April, we invite you to begin to look to your yoga practice and understand it as a process of awakening and discovery. Using two of the most accessible tools of yoga, asana (poses), along with pranayama (breath), we can begin...

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Transformation & Change

Transformation & Change By Ashley Benson, ERYT-200, YACEP If you’ve been practicing yoga for a while, you may have said, or heard a fellow yogi say, “Yoga changed my life.” For many of us, yoga has become a vehicle for deep transformation and change in our lives....

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Yoga: A Journey to the Heart

Yoga: A Journey to the Heart By Ashley Benson, ERYT-200, YACEP Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are the guiding light on our experience and journey of yoga. Yoga means Union, to bring together, to yoke. What is it that we are bringing into union? Nichala Joy Devi offers a...

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Intentions & Goals

Intentions & Goals By Ashley Benson, ERYT-200, YACEP Within the practice and philosophy of yoga, there is a continuous exploration into the union of doing and being. Here we can find valuable insight into the difference between goals and intentions. A goal is...

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TrueForm Yoga Teacher Training

What is TrueForm? By Kristine Valentine-Miller, ERYT-500, YACEP What is the truest form for you in each yoga pose? In our training and my classes, we focus on using proper alignment to find the TrueForm for you and your body in a particular asana. When we’re behaving...

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