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Bhakti Fest is Back!

We are happy for the return of this beautiful event! Bhakti Fest presents, ‘Welcome Home’, September 15th – 17th, 2023 in Joshua Tree, California. This festival is a pioneering gathering known for non-stop yoga, kirtan, meditation, sound healing, vegetarian cuisine, therapeutic bodywork, conscious community, and transformation that continues to serve…

A Non-Intentional, Intentional Community: How a YTT Fostered Community During a Crisis

In response to a few cases of COVID in Peru, the Peruvian president closed the borders to all travel entering and leaving the country. For us, this was half way into a 200 hour YTT. 20 students were from the US, Canada, and Europe. The 4 teachers were from Peru…

The Art Of Staying Put: How World Traveler Yogis Can Tap into Their Skills to Survive COVID-19 Confinement

Like a row of dominos you accidentally start, country after country around the world have made decisions we never thought possible: they are urging us to stay home for the good of all and have closed their borders. For once, those of us who usually have the privilege to travel…

Living in the Flow of Life: Connect to Source

Yoga. Dance. Surfing. Diving. Writing. Meditation. Running. Climbing. Swimming. Chanting. Painting. Breathwork. Hiking. While distinct in form, practices like these (and many others!) have one powerful thing in common:  – from the inside-out – with the sensuous, circadian rhythms of life. Flow experiences can catch us at any time, in…

Buena Vibra GIVEAWAY!

***UPDATE December 18, 2019: Big congrats to the winner of this giveaway: @lucia088 !!! Thank you to all who entered and all those who support this flourishing community. Much love! We are excited to announce the Buena Vibra GIVEAWAY! Thanks to each and every one of you for helping make our community…

Meditation As A Lifesaver

It was the day before my birthday (May 21st, 2019) and I decided to celebrate at Shipwreck Beach on Kaua’i. I didn’t expect to go cliff diving that day, but it ended up happening and meditation practices saved me. I remember looking at the cliff and saying to myself, “That…

Yoga Journal: Live Be Yoga Tour

Just as Yoga continues to evolve itself, Yoga Journal has surely come a long way since it’s creation in 1975 by the California Yoga Teachers Association. In 2016, Yoga Journal created the Live Be Yoga Tour. The aim of the tour is to send out ambassadors to shine a light…

Wander to Find Your True North: Squaw Valley 2019

Join in July 18-21, 2019 at Squaw Valley, California for the 10th Anniversary of Wanderlust Festivals. The time is now to WANDER MORE! Photography credit: Wanderlust With one of the founders of Yoga Trade being from the Tahoe area, we have been attending this amazing Lake Tahoe festival since it’s…

Surf Into Yoga: Rochelle Ballard

Words from Rochelle Ballard. Originally published in The Current. When I was a young girl growing up on Kauai, life was simple and pretty sweet. My biggest adversity was being caucasian, a racial minority in Hawaii. Other than feeling some insecurities and inferiority at times, I was in an environment…

Evolutionary & Educational Yoga Experiences 2019

At Yoga Trade, we love learning! We believe that one of the most important pillars for yoga teachers is to embrace the seat of the student as well as the teacher. Continuing Education enables us to learn, grow, and tends the inner fire! Check out these recommended educational yoga experiences…

Deep Ecology of Wellness GIVEAWAY!

***UPDATE*** Today is December 18th, 2018 and we have picked the winner at random. Big CONGRATULATIONS to Yoga Trade member @bevinking !!! YOU WON! See you in the jungle! Big thanks to all who participated! A few more days to sign up with our earlybird pricing. Use the discount code AMIGOS…

Wanderlust: Inspiration for Yoga Teachers

One of the worlds largest yoga and lifestyle gatherings returns to the Lake Tahoe area July 19-22, 2018! Wanderlust Squaw Valley is a high-vibe place to unite with the international yoga community through asana and meditation classes, personal growth workshops, music, and outdoor adventure. It is important as a yoga…

Yoga Scholarship Giveaway

***UPDATE, January 5, 2018*** Thank you ALL so much for participating and sharing your yoga and wellness trades around the world. We have picked the winner at random today and the lucky human is….. Chantal Ashley @chantalashley Congratulations Chantal!!! You have won a $1,200 Scholarship to continue your education at…

Devoted to Bhakti

I’ve been carrying an energy with me for the last four months that I can’t, and don’t want to shake. My breath feels more fluid, my mind more clear, my heart more open. This all began at Shakti Fest this past May, and integrating the lessons and practices has certainly…

Celebrate Shakti

What is Shakti? Shakti is being alive, the feeling of vibrancy, experiencing meaning. Shakti empowers us to seek positive change, to forever be a student, and to find purpose in every moment. Shakti is the foundation for conscious living. Every May since 2011, there has been a special community gathering…

Inspiring Change: Misadventures

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YogActivism: Peggy Oki

Cover Photo: Matt Dayka The Power of YogActivism As yogis we have a special responsibility to use the increased awareness and energy that can come from our practice and put it towards something positive. If we’re not careful, yoga can at times lead to a self-centered sense that it’s all…

Home Free Yogis

After an epic El Niño sunset surf session in Santa Barbara, I decided to wind down with some yoga. Being new to area I ventured to the DiviniTree studio having no expectations. It was there I met the inspiring souls of James and his partner Krista who were in town…

Holistic Adventures & Green Goat Guides

It seems as though more and more people these days want to get rid of all their “stuff”, pack a bag and travel the world. Many people are already doing this; creating a life for themselves thru travel while inspiring along the way. As travel tourism becomes more popular we…

Living Yoga Video Contest WINNER!

Congratulations to Genevieve Rojas!!! Genevieve is the winner of the First Annual Living Yoga Video Contest at Yoga Trade! Her “personal memento” video submission really inspired us with her words, creativity, and beautiful light. For this she is receiving a one week stay at the Yoga Farm, Costa Rica; a…

Call and Response Foundation

Kirtan is a group singing and music making experience that blurs the boundaries between performers and audience. Mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation.​ Here we catch up with Director of the Call and Response Foundation, Jennifer Canfield. She educates us about the benefits of community kirtan…

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