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YogActivism: Peggy Oki

Cover Photo: Matt Dayka The Power of YogActivism As yogis we have a special responsibility to use the increased awareness and energy that can come from our practice and put it towards something positive. If we’re not careful, yoga can at times lead to a self-centered sense that it’s all…

Ayurveda: The Knowledge of Daily Living

A Story Share with Ayurveda Teacher, Sumitra Peterson I recently completed a 300 hour yoga training at Yandara, a wonderful community center in Baja, Mexico. Part of the training included choosing a 100 hour elective module, and I chose ‘Ayurveda’. I knew some basics about Ayurveda but had never fully…

Movement, Evolution and the Unveiling of Dharma

When I first stepped up to the mat upon my mother’s request five years ago, I never ever expected my life to drastically change the way it did. That room full of 30 women and no men, scared the hell out of me, but with my mother by my side…

Boundless Art Project

I met Alix several years ago thru mutual friends. She is one of those people that has a special charisma that beams with radiance. But just like all of us, Alix has endured thru much hardship and darkness. And it is the darkness that makes all of us who we…

Shannon Handa – May Yoga Trade Travel Rep!

[av_heading tag=’h1′ padding=’10’ heading=’SHANNON HANDA’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’18’ custom_class=”] Yoga Trade Travel Rep! May 2016 [/av_heading] [av_image src=’https://yogatrade.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/shannon10-788×640.jpg’ attachment=’85818′ attachment_size=’featured_large’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image] [av_one_half first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] [av_dropcap1]S[/av_dropcap1]hannon Handa is a RYT-500 yoga instructor who…

Yoga is Within You

Thank you to our inspirational April Travel Rep, Sacha Bryce for sharing this story.   I am in Ubud, Bali & I am a yoga teacher.   That might not be the first time you’ve heard those two go together…   Bali & Yoga starting to sound like peanut butter &…

5 Life Lessons I Learned After Leading My Third Yoga Retreat In Costa Rica

I recently taught my third yoga retreat in Costa Rica at Blue Osa Eco-Resort and Spa, and I have to admit, leading retreats has gotten increasingly easier. During the first retreat, I was on edge the entire time. “Are people happy? Am I doing everything right? Am I spending enough…

Let’s Start A Yoga Revolution

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Post Surf Yoga Practice: 10 Poses to Ground and Restore Energy

PHOTOGRAPHY by: Megan McCullor Surf is incredible. The raw elemental energy of being in the ocean and chasing waves creates a feeling inside like no other. Physically one of the best upper body and abdominal workouts I have ever experienced, plus the rush of adrenaline that comes from riding a…

If You’re Waiting For A Sign – This Is It

We’re told as children to “dream big” and that we can be anything we want to be. And with the imagination curiosity of a child, we do dream big. We dream of becoming astronauts, or performing on the stage or silver screen, or of becoming a great lawyer or a…

25 Quotes to Inspire Your Yoga Travel Life

Words of wisdom to inspire the yoga travel life… 1. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta 2. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin 3. “I am not the same, having…

5 Things I Learned from Sadhana

I was recently invited by dear friends to join them in a 40 Day Sadhana. I am continually living/studying/teaching around the globe and I am constantly challenged with finding a routine and rhythm that supports my self-practice, so I agreed without much hesitation or expectation. I began the Sadhana in…

The Happy List: How I Found My Path, Passion, and Purpose

Guess what day it is? It is Monday… And this is me listening to Alex & Sierra’s “Scarecrow” and writing these lines. No stress, no rush, no Monday blues. I am in Thailand working as a Yoga and Meditation Instructor and putting my marketing and business development skills to work…

Nama-Stay Yourself: 5 Tips to Teaching Yoga with Authenticity

I didn’t expect that teaching yoga would in turn teach me so many lessons. Teaching with authenticity came as an unexpected challenge as a new teacher. Without knowing what was going on in the bodies and minds of my students, I felt unable to stand strong in my own feet and…

Not All Who Wander Are Lost: How To Create A Life of Endless Adventure

We’re all yearning for a life that means something. Too many of us are stuck in jobs that drain our emotional and physical energy. We hoard vacation days, dreaming of the next wonderful trip to the next wonderful place. Perhaps you’ve always loved traveling and experiencing new sights, sounds and…

Talking Story: Lauren Duke

[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-55ui1w9′] Lauren Duke is an inspiring yoga teacher based out of the eclectic town of Encinitas, California. She is the Founder of Yoga Bergamot, a studio that is committed to making yoga accessible to everyone in…

Home Free Yogis

After an epic El Niño sunset surf session in Santa Barbara, I decided to wind down with some yoga. Being new to area I ventured to the DiviniTree studio having no expectations. It was there I met the inspiring souls of James and his partner Krista who were in town…

From Ashram to the Andamans

A Yogi’s Transformational Journey through India I’m not your typical world-traveling yogi. There aren’t too many 40-year-old women leaving everything behind for a taste of adventure. I mean, unless they’re having some sort of mid-life crisis, which I am not. No, really. However, after recently becoming an empty-nester (I started…

Lakey Peterson on Yoga & Life

Lakey Peterson is one of the world’s leading female surfers. Beyond being a superior athlete, she also has passionate commitments to community and helping the planet. Here Lakey shares some of her insights on wellness, the environment, and what inspires her most. Thanks for taking time to share and for…

Sacha Bryce – March/April Yoga Trade Travel Rep!

[av_heading tag=’h1′ padding=’10’ heading=’SACHA BRYCE’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’18’ custom_class=”] Yoga Trade Travel Rep! March/April 2016 [/av_heading] [av_image src=’http://yogatrade.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/sacha2.jpg’ attachment=’69840′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image] [av_one_half first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] [av_dropcap1]W[/av_dropcap1]e are grateful to have Sacha Bryce representing…

Yoga Teachers: The Importance of Continuing Education

[av_dropcap1]T[/av_dropcap1]he yoga industry is expanding faster than ever these days. If you aren’t a yoga teacher, there is a good chance you probably know one…or many. It is a beautiful thing to see wellness programs popping up all over the place in everyday “conventional” life situations; schools, hotels, community centers,…

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