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Healing Yoga: How to Get off the Emotional Rollercoaster

We all have a daily grind that can become monotonous. Underwhelming. A bore (or chore). And then of course there are days when things out of our control happen, causing an unbelievable bomb to be dropped into our worlds. Your heart can go from beating to breaking in one breathtaking…

Modificasana

“I can’t even touch my toes.” This is the most common phrase I hear when people explain why yoga isn’t for them. I’m sure this article has been written countless times before but the message doesn’t seem to have hit the target so I’m going to try again. Let me…

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…

Transformation, Butterflies, and My Little Red Car

Lately I think very clearly in my car. I didn’t use to have one. Now it is my transporter, my little tortoise house, my red metallic companion. Filled with sand from the beach, three pair of shoes, a few yoga mats, a towel, a bikini, and an old ABBA tape…

Seeking Shanti in Spain

My love of the ocean, combined with my obsession with travel and yoga, means I am constantly thinking of ways I can combine all three. For a long time I have played with the idea of teaching at a surf camp somewhere in the world but the idea of being…

Capturing Yoga Light

Yoga is sharing it’s light worldwide, and so is yoga photography. There is something unexplainably beautiful about capturing the essence of living yoga moments. Here we catch up with yoga photographer, Jason Reinhart to get some inside info on his life behind the lens.  How did you get into photography?…

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…

Enchanted Yoga Trade Experience

This article is shared by Yoga Trade community member, Jenna Devi about her Costa Rica yoga trade experience. Connect with Jenna here: http://www.jennasadventures.com/ Enchanted Yoga Trade Experience in Paradise. Surfing it too. I wanted to spend some time surfing and teaching yoga in the tropics but had no idea how to…

Where is Your Energy Going?

We have 24 hours a day to accomplish all our tasks, tend to our needs, interact with others, AND stop and smell the roses–if we’re lucky. Generally, in this part of the developed world the most dedicated and drained multitaskers and workaholics are practically given medals by their superiors, friends…

Yoga Retreat Family

It is incredible how many yoga retreat centers are popping up worldwide. International popular hotspots include places such as, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Thailand. As the yoga community continues to build retreat centers, hotels, and sustainable living farms, there is one thing that is important to remember: the local communities!…

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…

Travel and Connection to the Authentic Self

I started practicing yoga (a well rounded spiritual practice) just over two years ago now. At that same time I bought a guitar and started eagerly seeking something else to quench my thirst for goodness, authentic living, and authentic self. I had spent a few months not doing much of…

The Holistic Evolution of Business Culture

This article is being graciously shared with us by Living Yoga Ambassador, Lauren Lee. You can find more inspiration at the community project she founded, ‘Raise Your Beat’. Over the past 50 years throughout many Western cultures, social status (perceived success) was easily defined by material wealth. Whether it was…

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…

A Yoga Trade Success Story

I was ready to leave my life of a stressed yoga instructor in Miami. Miami is a really fun city but does not fit my taste for narrow alleys, cute cafes, farmer’s markets and nature proximity. I was done being woken up in the middle of the night by trucks….

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…

Flow

As soon as she laid herself down on her mat, her soft, warm skin awoke by the coolness of the floor which pushed through her mat into her skin. You could nearly say; the mat was giving her a hard time because she hasn’t used it in quite a while….

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