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Lakey Peterson on Yoga & Life

Lakey Peterson is one of the world’s leading female surfers. Beyond being a superior athlete, she also has passionate commitments to community and helping the planet. Here Lakey shares some of her insights on wellness, the environment, and what inspires her most. Thanks for taking time to share and for…

Eco Yoga Surf

I met Natalie many years ago surfing at Pavones in Costa Rica. It was a small, but fun day and I remember we saw some dolphins jumping out of the water and she immediately started paddling over to say hello to them. That image stuck with me of how devoted…

Trials and Triumphs: My Experience as a Yoga Teacher in Nicaragua

I have always been impulsive, committing to doing things before I think the details through. Surprisingly most of my impulses have led to amazing memories and even the experiences that were not so amazing, still led to a learning event, or at least a good story. My first experience of…

Teacher Tales: Eve In Motion

We met Eve at Veda Mela, downtown LA, last November. Her and one of our Living Yoga Ambassadors, Andrew Sealy were radiating their light through their graceful and intertwining movements of Acro Yoga. When we had a chance to talk to Eve, it turned out she had a very interesting…

The Nomadic Yogi Lifestyle

I first became aware of The Yoga Nomads when I read this super resourceful article for yoga teachers. It is no secret that the nomadic yogi lifestyle is continuing to gain momentum and it is inspiration from people like this that make it just a little bit easier for some…

Everything is Possible

Every now and then we come across inspiration that really lights us up! While browsing TED Talks on a rainy day, I stumbled across one from Tao Porchon-Lynch. The now 97 years young Tao has been named the “Oldest Yoga Teacher” by Guinness World Records. She has lived an amazing…

Making It Up As We Go Along

Have you ever dreamed about living in a van down by the river? Here is a little inspiration to follow that dream. Meet Holly Gable. Holly, her boyfriend Angus, and their dog Jella are ‘Making It Up As We Go Along‘ while living, loving, and learning in their home-on-wheels.  “Yoga…

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 the Surf and Yoga Dream

Ever dream about traveling the world to pursue a never ending exploration of surf and yoga? The story of Yawen Huang is a wonderful example of how you CAN make your dreams your reality. In this article Yawen shares her experiences and talks about her current Yoga Trade work exchange at…

Learning to Be a Teacher

Before arriving in Kampot, Cambodia I knew what I was signing up for, but when it came down to it, the day before my first class, I was petrified. Banteay Srey expects their yoga teachers to lead one or two classes per day with a short morning class for the…

Inspiration From a Yoga Mamma

We are super grateful to have connected with Yoga Mamma, Stephanie Birch, from stephynow.com. Stephanie balances being an energetic and loving mom, a yogi, a creative light, and a wellness professional/business woman. And she does this all with tremendous positive spirit and grace. Thank you for sharing your story and…

Snow. Surf. Yoga. Art.

We connected with Taylor Godber in the summer of 2014 when she won our #natureinspiredyogi photo contest on Instagram. She truly inspires us with her passion for the mountains & the sea, her creative expression, her commitment to wellness and yoga, and her devotion to make the world a better…

Seeking Balance

This piece is shared by our friend and Yoga Trade community member, Briana Valorosi. Connect with Briana thru her blog here: https://openheartadventure.wordpress.com/ Seeking a Balance Between Strength and Flexibility “I am rooted, but I flow.”  -Virginia Woolf May I create flexibility in my life. I can bend. I am open. My…

Capitol City Designer Finds Inspiration in Living Yoga

One of the beauties of yoga is that we can bring it into all aspects of our lives. Here we catch up with the super talented Northern California interior designer, Amy Aswell. In this talking story, Amy shares how her living yoga practice assists in inspiring her designs and keeps…

Salty at Heart

“The cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears, or the sea.” Here we catch up with Kirstin Thompson, a salty lover and the Editor in Chief at Salty at Heart. Kirstin gives us the down low on the empowering journal, inspires us to make positive change in the world, and gets us…

Real People, Real Yoga Stories

At Yoga Trade, we like to feature real people and real yoga stories. Yoga is for everyone, and how nice it is to get real and different perspectives from around the world. Here we catch up with the ultra inspiring Lesley Lotto. Lesley is currently thriving in Montana where she works…

Yoga & Art in Costa Rica

KimMichelle is an incredibly talented and inspiring woman who is thriving in the jungle as a living yogi and artist. We are grateful to be able to share her insights and spirit as a talking story with the Yoga Trade community!  (Photos by Scott Martin Images) Tell us a little…

Beyond the Mat

I recently became a RYT through Hollywood Market Yoga, a local studio in my town. This studio is magical, and serves as a second home for me. It provides a safe space where I can forget about my to-do list, forget about difficult times I am working through and just…

9 Living Yoga Practices

There are many ways we can practice yoga without being in a studio or on a mat. Bringing the philosophies and teachings of yoga into our everyday lives is really what it’s all about. Yoga is much more than a set of postures. It is a way of life. Living…

Karma Yoga in Practice

Oh the Floors I’ve Swept…Karma Yoga in Practice… “The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures, but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” – T.K.V. Desikachar Sometimes as modern day yogis we loose sight of what we’re…

Lessons From the Jungle

This article is a repost by Laruen Lee, founder of RAISE YOUR BEAT. The original posting can be found HERE.  A REFLECTION ON NATURE, CULTURE, & BEING Arriving back into Mother India (after having spent a couple of years away) I have been instantly been brought back to ‘earth’. From…

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