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Volunteer Travel in Nepal with Edge of Seven

Check out this awesome volunteer travel opportunity and article! A great experience for “living” Yoga Trade. A big thanks to our friends at WomensMovement.com who gave us permission to re-blog and share this piece.  You can find the original posting here: http://www.womensmovement.com/travel-volunteer-travel-in-nepal-with-edge-of-seven/ Did you know that more than 600 million girls…

ATHLETE. YOGI. TRAVELER.

Check out Yoga Trade friends, Olympic Medalist Jaime Komer and former Professional Athlete Matt Komer. They are super duper inspiring and embody an authentic and healthy lifestyle by sharing yoga & ways to sweat around the world. Their newest project, Athlete. Yogi. Traveler. is definitely worth a gander and will touch…

Why Work Trade Works for Me

I love Tuesday mornings. I wake up before dawn, practice a bit by candlelight, make a smoothie, pack my lunch, grab my hat, put my muddy sneakers on, and get in the truck. I arrive at Liz’s farm in the still rosy early morning light. We move the chickens to…

International Yoga Instructor-Rachel Brathen

Swedish native, Rachel Brathen is an inspiring world traveler and a successful international yoga teacher.  She was kind enough to answer some of our questions and share some beautiful insights. How has travel inspired you and your yoga? I absolutely love traveling… I live for it. My family traveled a…

Words from an Inspiring Yoga Trader

Yoga Trade is stoked to introduce you to, yoga trade member, new yoga teacher, and Sunburnt and Salty blogger, Caitlin Lawson!  She grew up in South Carolina, recently graduated college in Florida, and is now living in Puerto Rico with her boyfriend following her dream of teaching yoga and surfing. …

10 Tips for Teaching Yoga Abroad

In 2010, I was a newly graduated yoga teacher and a bit overwhelmed with the competitiveness of yoga studio teaching jobs in California.  It was never my intention to teach yoga as a “job”, but after going through teacher training I wanted to share what I loved. I have always…

Welcome to Yoga Trade

Yoga is now a global phenomena – and there is room for everyone.  While steeped in rich traditions, yoga is also very much alive and adapting keenly to the needs of our modern humanity.  With this surge in interest, bountiful opportunities await to teach to every corner of the world.  Yoga…

How Not To Be A Traveling Yoga Teacher

These tips are inspired by experience and stories I’ve heard during the year I’ve spent traveling and teaching yoga. It’s a carefully honed list… [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ av_uid=’av-65wru5d’] 1. Be a diva. Make eccentric demands about your diet, your…

How Traveling through Yoga Trade Helped me Let Go of Being Perfect.

Imperfections. The ultimate perfection. Today, it took getting a small tattoo on the inside of my middle finger to realize how hard I strive to be “perfect”. How many minutes of my day I spend trying to be the smartest, the best, the most composed, strive for the most flawless…

Create Opportunity: Build Community

If life is about finding balance, then owning a yoga business is surely a fantastic test of your mind, body and spirit. We know what it’s like to try and find symmetry in a grounded yoga practice, creating a space of awareness, while still striving for a business that is…

Basics of Breath

“Go to your breath.” “Focus on your breathing.” These are two of the most common phrases any student will hear during a yoga class, but what does it mean? For many yogis of all levels, this is sometimes the most confusing, the hardest, and elusive part of the practice. One…

Mental Benefits of Public Transit

Having your own car can be liberating. You get to go where you want, when you want, listen to whatever floats your boat and explore without limitation. As I’ve learned, however, when we swap our personal vehicles for public transit we can experience a whole new world of freedom. I…

Chasing Waterfalls (and the lessons learned)

I had the best intentions before setting off on a 2 month journey to Costa Rica. I wanted to explore a new place, meet new people, hone in on my yoga practice, maybe learn to surf, get a smoking hot body (from all the yoga and surfing) and play with…

Teaching yoga to kids, make it fun, but still spreading the essential!

Teaching to kids was not something I used to do often in my past but my current position of teacher in a primary school in Thailand permits me to have a weekly yoga club with some of the students. How many of them? just between 30 and 40 Woooow, you…

5 Tips to planning a great retreat

Planning is always a process, that you get better with time. In some cases lots of time. Why do I do it? For me I get a warm feeling when I am able to organize and create excels filled with various information, checklists, budget sheets, itineraries and seeing all these…

5 Ways to Apply Yoga into Your Life

A common misconception of yoga is that it is a physical practice (asana); a form of exercise. Well you aren’t completely wrong. Yoga means “union” – which means we are uniting all parts of ourselves when we practice, not just the physical body. This means yoga is so much more…

6 Tips to Starting a Home Yoga Practice

When you’re brand new to yoga, the idea of starting on your own can seem difficult, or even impossible. I find that there is a common misconception about the practice of yoga. Many people who have never done yoga either think that yoga is simply “just stretching”, or they think…

Metamorphosis

These are not my words. This is not my life. No These are all of our words. This is all of our lives. And there is no looking back All we can do is move on. No We can’t move. Whether sheltering in privilege or living in hell, The greatest…

The space between effort & ease

My yoga practice has evolved into lifestyle for me both on & off the mat. It brings me a sense of solace inward, reflecting outward. My mission is to help others differentiate the space between effort & ease both in asana practice & applied to every day life, especially during…

Is Transcendental Meditation (TM Meditation) really effective? ……I’ve tried

Stuart Heritage, a British Guardian magazine film, television and music writer, writes in this column about his own experience: Is transcendental meditation really effective? He had done many things in his noisy everyday life for an oasis of peace, but eventually decided to try transcendental meditation. The following is a…

Healing from the Heart

Prior to becoming an astrologer myself, in my twenties one of my first astrology teachers remarked that my life would predominantly be about healing from the heart. This piece of information seemed to bounce along the surface of my awareness, for I hoped to steer far off that course by…

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