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Lessons from a Teacher & Student

  I’ve loved yoga since I was 13, when my dad let me borrow his yoga postures handbook from the 70’s. I fell more deeply in love with the practice over the past couple of years and when I came to the realization that I wanted to teach yoga, I…

Forever in Flux – Embracing the Groundlessness of Life

“As human beings we share a tendency to scramble for certainty whenever we realize that everything around us is in flux. In difficult times the stress of trying to find solid ground – something predictable and safe to stand on – seems to intensify. But in truth, the very nature…

How Hawaii Cracked Me Open

I’m writing this face down on a massage table while getting tattooed in Hilo, on the big island of Hawaii. I’m leaving Sunday afternoon to head back home to Philadelphia. I’ve been on the big island for almost three and a half months, staying at an eco resort on the…

Cultivating a Home Yoga Practice

    Since my first yoga class, a few years ago now, I have taken many classes, in a lot of different studios and in various parts of the world. I have had the pleasure to be taught by many teachers and, while some of those classes were challenging at…

Why Go on a Yoga Retreat?

Here is some reposted wisdom and inspiration for the modern yogi from our friend Insiya at YOGUE. You can find the original posting here: http://www.yogue.ca/why-go-on-a-yoga-retreat/ I recently read Toronto based yoga teacher Matthew Remski’s essay on how modern yoga needs to offer “real” support and connection to its community at the yoga…

108 Sun Salutations

This is a repost from our friends at Sunburnt & Salty. www.sunburntandsalty.com You can find the original blog of “108 Sun Salutaions: My First Experience” HERE It was still dark out when I pulled up to the Lighthouse. I checked my phone – 6:27am – December 31st. It was the final day…

Mystical Yoga Farm

Nourish your soul and tend the land. Find harmony and sustainability within your community. Bonnie Norton is the Operations Director at the Mystical Yoga Farm in Guatemala. Here she fills us in on the innovative projects and sustainable programs they offer at this magical learning and growing center.   Tell us about the “sustainable living” at the…

Happy Solstice & New Moon

This is a repost from the blog at Sunburnt & Salty Yoga Company You can find the original post HERE   This Sunday, December 21st, marks the December, or Winter, Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere where the Sun enters into Capricorn, creating the longest night of the year. “Solstice”…

Gratitude in the Darkness

The light in the dark, and the dark in the light One of the most beautiful things that I learned through my Yoga practice is how gratifying it is to feel thankful. It isn’t anything that I had to comprehend through hard studying or by stumbling on my mat, neither…

Orange & Chocolate Temptation

The cycle of life is like baking. First of all, you have to know what you want. What do you want? Then, see what you need to get what you want. What do you need for the cake? Then, bit by bit gradually add these bits together to work towards…

Inner Beauty

This inspired reading is a repost from the Mindfulness Blog of Josh Blatter. He is currently traveling in India and so kind to share his stories. The original post can be found here:  http://joshblatteryoga.com/inner-peace/ Inner Peace and Liberation Vipassana meditation is a technique in the Buddhist tradition of seeing things…

Travel “Eco”

Eco-travel is an excellent way to travel with a purpose. We should all think about ways to make our travel sustainable, mindfully connected with local culture, and present. Here we catch up with Los Cardones Eco Lodge co-owner, Anne-Laure Sitton. In 2001, Anne and her husband followed their dreams of adventure and searched for…

How to Bring More Love into Your Life

Love has no limits. It is borderless and knows no concept of time. Love is more than a feeling. It is a basic instinct and a vital aspect of nourishment. It brings us peace, joy, fulfillment and positivity. To love and to be loved allows openness, trust and deep compassion….

Finding Yin & Yang

There are cold, wintry nights and then there are bright, warm summer days. There is effort and there is ease. There is starvation and there is food waste. The universe is comprised of yin and yang. Dark and light, strong and weak, sad and happy–these are all opposing forces that…

iSurf iYoga

Take a moment to meet Stacey Jones, the creative light and master mind behind the new project, iSurf iYoga (ISIY). We at Yoga Trade relate to and are truly inspired by the goals and passions of ISIY and are excited to share their efforts that encourage transformation, adventure, sustainability, and community…

Parker’s Paintings

Creation is the means of our existence. Being creative allows us to fully engage in the present moment while sharing our unique magic with the world. Here I met up with inspiring creative artist, Parker Detchon (ParkersPaintings.com). He lives in Portland, Oregon where he produces digital media and paints full…

Flow Like Water

GO WITH THE FLOW Yoga has taught me so many life lessons and above all it has shown me how to go with the flow. When I apply the ‘flow like water’ approach to my life, I move and breathe with ease and enjoyment. If I choose to fight against challenging…

Cultivate Prithvi

Cultivate Prithvi: our connection with earth, stability, and balance Blessed with opportunities and accessibility, travel has become engrained in our culture. Possibilities are endless and exciting with transportation, communication and global communities expanding. Today we are able to freely explore the world, utilize technology to bring our jobs alongside us and network…

GO W/ THE FLOW

Meet Tori Reynolds and Ben Rivet. If you haven’t heard of them already, you will want to familiarize yourself with their amazing project, GO W/ THE FLOW (GWTF). I was blown away when I took their class this summer at Wanderlust Festival Squaw Valley, as I realized it was the most inspiring…

Ten Lessons Learned My First Year Teaching Yoga

This past year has been a whirlwind: I quit my bartending job in Florida, my boyfriend and I moved to Puerto Rico, and I started my career teaching yoga. I was always told that the first year as a yoga teacher would be the most challenging year, but that it…

Moments of Yoga Adventure

The trip to the retreat was a five hour journey, after rushing from the airport and taking the train to the bus stop; I arrived at a calm space of nature surrounded by the ocean and mountain hills. I laid my luggage down in my yogi cottage and had the…

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