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Why All Traveling Yoga Teachers Need A Website

Becoming a traveling yoga teacher is more accessible than ever before due to resources like the internet and you know, Yoga Trade. However, there are also way more “traveling yoga teachers” competing for the same opportunities. The “better” the gig, the more competition there is. How can you stand out?…

Exams to Evaluate Your Yoga Level: A Paradox?

I’m approaching the end of my 3 year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training, and lately I’m struggling with this paradox of having an exam in yoga. To strive and train for an exam, is to me, so in contradiction with the ‘yoga philosophy’. [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=”…

Yoga Trade Travel Teacher Spotlight: Martyna Tetera

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From Perfectionist To Perfect

“Yoga is about progress, not perfection”. I see this phrase – and others that say essentially the same thing – a lot on social media, and at first glance, I like it. I like it a lot. Finally, someone is telling me that I don’t have to be perfect! I…

Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

Everyone’s heard of mindfulness these days. For most of us who practice yoga, mindfulness is an integral part of our practice. After all, being mindfully aware of our body as we move through the sequence of poses is what really allows us to deepen our practice. But did you know…

Presence & Prosperity

Basking in the sunshine, camping under the stars, and moving my body with amazing yoga teachers is what I came to Shakti Fest for – what I left with was a new clarity on how to approach living yoga beyond a mat, retreat, spiritual text, or paycheck. I’ve been practicing…

5 Myths About Soul-Searching Travel

After living abroad and traveling the world for almost four years now, I came to realize that the most important thing I discovered was myself. I learned more about the world, life and my true self than ever before. All because I decided to leave my comfort zone and finally…

Panama Sail Adventure: Living Yoga at Sea

Five years ago in Indonesia, on the very same trip the idea for Yoga Trade was born, I also met Captain Bryan Blaze. His sense of adventure instantly captivated me. Bryan, a seasoned sailor, was living part time in Indo and part time in Panama. In 2012, I remember him…

Walking Here and There

So…about five months ago my car got hit and stopped being road worthy. Honestly, it was sort of a relief once the immediate crisis of the scenario settled in my mind. Although that car hauled me around for five years it was a lemon from the time of purchase. Often,…

Yoga Trade Travel Teacher Spotlight: Fiorella Cosignani

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Discovering the Self Through the Breath in Mysore

I was in Mysore, India, for a month studying with Saraswathi Jois, Guriji’s daughter. I found myself full of emotions, thoughts, feelings. Mainly, my heart was full of gratitude. Below are some of the reflections I wrote down while I was there. First of all, the breath. The breath is…

A Guide to Balancing Hormones

Without women and their infamous hormones, we would live on a planet empty of humans. Our hormones are a critical part of human existence, yet we really don’t hear much about them. I am nearly 35 years old, somewhere between my first period and my last. The past two years,…

Can I Be Every Woman? Breakfast with Saraswati and Lakshmi

Breakfast, in our world, is rarely just french toast and scrambled eggs. Although sometimes, I wish it could be. Today, for example, it was Saraswati and Brahma, with a side of Lakshmi and Vishnu. Black coffee with sugar for him, decaf herbal tea for me. Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of…

First Time Yoga Instructor in Nicaragua

Last spring, I signed up for Yoga Trade. [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-1bv89yo0′] On my first day, I looked at the posts for volunteer and intern positions and I applied to three posts. I had an interview by the following…

Celebrate Shakti

What is Shakti? Shakti is being alive, the feeling of vibrancy, experiencing meaning. Shakti empowers us to seek positive change, to forever be a student, and to find purpose in every moment. Shakti is the foundation for conscious living. Every May since 2011, there has been a special community gathering…

Before and After Rishikesh, India

One year ago I decided to leave my country to explore the world doing Yoga. Ive been practicing asana since I was 15, but had never thought I’d ever study to become a yoga teacher. When I started the trip I didn’t know exactly what countries I wanted to visit…

Turn Your Vinyasa Flow Into a Moving Meditation

“Inhale from tadasana as you lift your arms and rise, looking up. Exhale, lowering into a forward fold, releasing your arms to your shins or to the floor. Inhale rise and half way lift, flattening the back and looking up. Exhale as you lower into chaturanga dandasana, firmly planting both…

The Importance of Eco-Friendly Athletic Wear for Yoga and Beyond

Cover Photo: Yoga Slackers: Sam Salwei and Raquel Cruz Hernandez Photographer: Eric Ward Many of us choose yoga as a form of exercise, not only because it’s low-impact and improves our overall health, but because we value a natural lifestyle. Thanks to athletic clothing produced with man-made materials like polyester…

Practice With Consistency

Patanjali tells us that practice becomes grounded when it is pursued consistently, with earnestness, over a long period of time. For many of us, we feel as if this is almost impossible. We may have a busy work and/or school schedule, or maybe kids, family and pets that demand attention….

The End of the Road

Coming face to face with your insecurities, fears and anxieties isn’t something you expect to do the minute you land in paradise. My husband and I recently accepted jobs in a place that is so remote, it is quite literally at the end of the road. Cambutal is a small…

Why Every Yoga Teacher Should Teach Overseas

Yogis love to travel. It’s no surprise there. We love to expand our mind and challenge ourselves both physically and mentally. You may have thought about becoming a traveling yoga teacher. Well what is stopping you? Perhaps the time hasn’t been right or you’ve been too intimidated to apply for…

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