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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…

Reconnected to my Dreams thru Yoga Trade

The night I sent the email to the Yoga Trade opportunity in Andalusia, Spain I was barely able to sleep. I had just completed my first yoga teacher training in Bali just three months prior and had been looking for opportunities to teach and travel. Suryalila is a yoga retreat…

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…

Yoga Trade Gets Us Started

When Jenny suggested spending her birthday in Spain, I had no idea how we would afford such a trip, given our financial facts which included my decision to leave the business community and teach yoga for the last several years and Jenny’s continuing education, pursuing her doctorate in education, with…

Center from the Core

This article was shared with us by the beautiful, Chanti Mai. A strong core stabilizes your entire body, both in yoga and outside of the studio in your daily life. When you neglect to work your core, you increase risk of injury, most predominantly in the lower back. Think specifically…

Benefits of Creating Volunteer Opportunities

There are infinite benefits of creating volunteer opportunities within your organization or business. It can help your organization grow, will bring zest and new insights to your business, and creates a “positive feedback loop” of giving and receiving. Here Yogi Aaron (Founder of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat + Spa) shares…

Teaching and Learning in Costa Rica

In the beginning part of 2014 and after completing my yoga teacher training in Costa Rica, I continued traveling into Panama and then back into Costa Rica where I worked at a hostel and taught yoga classes in the morning. Although it was a lot of work to be doing…

Share the Practice

Thanks to everyone who participated in our #sharethepractice Instagram photo contest @yogatrade. Congratulations to @cyogalab for “wowing” us with this photo: We love the lotus creativity and the sense of community we get from this captured moment. You can also connect with @cyogalab at their official website here: The Lab,…

5 Magic Ingredients for Everyday Happiness

To create a delicious meal you must use the right ingredients to enhance the desired flavors. Life is the same way. There are certain ingredients that magically can change your life if you are willing to try. Learn to listen and you will discover the magic. 1. Gratitude. It is…

Step On The Mat

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about forming positive habits. As a health coach, it’s my job to guide my clients to their wellness goals. I find that all too often, we focus on the end goal, exercise willpower, get overwhelmed, and fall right back into old habits. We forget…

Round of Applause?

I am a Vinyasa yoga instructor bases in Oakland, CA. I teach private and group classes all around the Bay area. Recently I had a discussion with my Dad about clapping at the end of a yoga class. He asked me if it’s customary where I live. Hmm…I thought. Well…

Strengthen your Core with Power Yoga

To me, yoga isn’t about looking a certain way, getting a better body or being a pose master. Yoga is about reconnecting with your mind, body and soul–and if physical changes accompany that, it’s a bonus. One of those sweet extras is a stronger core. I teach power yoga and…

Loving & Laughing Yogi: Sarah Ezrin

Sarah Ezrin is a soulful and vibrant yoga teacher and student. She recently returned to her home of Los Angeles from a teaching stint in Beirut. Here she shares some wisdom for new yoga teachers and speaks about the benefits of volunteering and travel. Thanks Sarah for the inspiration and…

Build Your Yoga Business with Substance and Soul

Many of us yogis are also creative business owners. This savvy business article was shared by our friend Brooke Roberts at Yoga Travel Tree who is launching her Soulful Business Bootcamp this October 2014. Thanks for the insights Brooke! DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH SUBSTANCE IN YOUR BUSINESS? When growing your…

Gratefulness- Kṛtajñatā

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day, we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky,…

A Satire called ‘Sadhana’

Sadhana – a word that has been mentioned in every mythical ancient Indian text there is to find. From the bright maroon and yellow colored foreheads of Varanasi in India to white clothed Hindu priests of the South. Everyone talks about one thing and one thing only: “Increase your Sadhana”….

Yoga Between Myth and Reality

Goran is a teacher from Croatia who decided to take on a personal challenge of writing an article in a language VERY different from his mother tongue. Thanks for stepping out of your comfort zone Goran by sharing this article in English to inspire us members of Yoga Trade to…

How I Manifested My Dream Through Yoga Trade

It was only a month after I started practicing yoga that I knew I wanted to get my yoga teacher training. I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to teach but I knew that I wanted to know yoga. I wanted to know yoga like a mother knows her child….

Confessions of a Volunteer

Lindsay Samuels is a volunteer at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat + Spa in Costa Rica. She volunteers in the garden and teaches yoga in exchange for room and board. Just one of the many amazing opportunities one can connect to within the Yoga Trade community. Thanks you Lindsay for sharing your…

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