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How To Help Students Let Go

  I was speaking with a fellow yoga teacher last week about how to integrate philosophical themes into our classes. She mentioned that sometimes she’s not so interested in hearing any philosophy, that sometimes she takes a class with the intention of just letting go of stuff that’s been weighing her down. And when she […]

10 Reasons You Should Book a Yoga Retreat

If a yoga retreat is on your bucket list, there is no better time to roll up your mat, pack your bags, and hit the road! Yoga retreats are HOT right now. With destinations from Iceland to Costa Rica, activities from massage to snowshoeing, and accommodations from tents to five stars, the options are endless. […]

Tips on Finding the Best Yoga Retreat for You

After you’ve checked off your list of reasons you need a yoga retreat, the next step is finding the right one for you.  There’s plenty to choose from with so many unique offerings. Here are a few tips to help you on your yoga vacation search. 1. Location Close your eyes and imagine you are […]

20+ Awesome Yoga Retreats

Yoga retreats can be the perfect combination of respite and activity, offering opportunities to kick back and relax, enjoy a yoga or meditation class or participate in excursions.  And best of all, someone else can deal with the logistics. You just need to show up. Whatever your dream retreat looks like, we’ve got you covered […]

Reclaiming Our Humanity

Each morning I give thanks for a new day and commit to finding ways to be mendful, connected, helpful and kind. Disasters, difficulties and personal hardships are natural challenges of life. We come together in community and friendship and create safe space and rituals to lighten the load of pain and reduce suffering. To make […]

5 Ways to Prep for Teaching a Yoga Class

Teachers are flashlights. Our role is to illuminate a path for others to walk, instead of doing the work for them. Whether you’re teaching your 1st or 1,000th yoga class, your role is to hold space for others rather than developing a well-choreographed show. There are many variables to consider when constructing your class, so […]

Yoga: Classical, Modern & Authentic

I helped create Yoga Alliance by serving as the founding President. I learned a lot from the many yogis involved in establishing national standards for yoga teachers. Three of yoga’s then-living masters sent personal representatives: BKS Iyengar, Swami Satchidananda and Yogi Bhajan. Each of them emphasized yogis getting together. In spite of the differences we […]

Healthy Hips

Hip opening workshops are some of the most popular events in the yoga sphere. They shouldn’t be. Never-ending pigeons, long-held frogs, and the constant striving to touch chest to floor in wide-legged seated forward fold, are forcing our hips beyond their natural range of motion. This can cause wear and tear on the joints, and […]

Find the Best Yoga Teacher Training Program

With so many options for Yoga Teacher Training these days, how can you filter through and find the best one for you? I often have people ask me to recommend a teacher training program- mostly new yogis or students who have practiced for a while but in the same location.  They’re all looking to find […]

Free & Discounted Yoga in Greater DC Area

We LOVE yoga! We love a good deal on yoga even better.  There’s so many unique opportunities to experience yoga in your neighborhood.  Check out our list of  FREE and DISCOUNTED yoga in and around the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia).  Grab your mat and enjoy something new!