What is Ahimsa?

What is Ahimsa?

What is Ahimsa? Ahimsa or non-violence is a lifestyle respectful of ALL - human beings, of animals and of nature. It is a lifestyle respectful of all beings including and starting with ourselves.  Ahimsa is the first Yama in Patanjali's "The Yoga Sutra". This book, a...

The Importance of Being You as a Yoga Teacher

The Importance of Being You as a Yoga Teacher

Being Yourself as a Yoga Teacher What does it mean to be authentic? What does it mean to be yourself? How to be yourself? I have been teaching yoga since 2011 and only recently could I verbalize the essence of my teaching yoga (read My Story as a Yoga Teacher in...

Why will I not set any goal for 2021?

Why will I not set any goal for 2021?

Setting Goals - Maybe Not This Year (Le français suit.) I recognize that when we have a purpose or a goal, we tend to work towards it. At the beginning of a new year, many people write down goals for the upcoming year. I don't believe goal setting is a necessity....

Do Sliding-Scale Pricing Make Yoga Classes More Affordable?

Do Sliding-Scale Pricing Make Yoga Classes More Affordable?

Have you ever considered using a Sliding-Scale Pricing Model for your yoga classes? If so here is a description of the concept to see if it could work for you. The objective of Sliding-scale pricing is for yoga students to pay-what-they-can or what they can afford. In...

How Long do you Hold a Yoga Pose?

How Long do you Hold a Yoga Pose?

Have you ever asked yourself ‘How long should a yoga pose be held?’.  Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. Some challenging poses can be held a little longer to boost your confidence, build stamina and to tonify your muscles. Depending on the style...

Release Stress and Trauma – Simple Yoga Exercise

Release Stress and Trauma – Simple Yoga Exercise

Tremor, also called shaking, can be used to release stress and trauma. Here are few simple steps to induce tremor using an easy yoga exercise. Fatigue your muscles with a physical activity you enjoy (run, bicycle ride, or a yoga class); Lie on your back in a Reclining...

Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Did you know that yoga is used to help people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ? The benefits of Yoga are numerous. Yoga is a beneficial tool to heal trauma. Since traumatic experiences or events are stored in the body, yoga can be used for stress...

Why do we Tremor?

Why do we Tremor?

Have you ever asked  yourself Why do we Tremor when we are scared? Fight-or-flight response is a response to a stimulus which your body considers either life-threatening or dangerous. Your body’s responses could include shaking. Tremors, an involuntary muscle...

What is Jivamukti Yoga?

What is Jivamukti Yoga?

Jivamukti Yoga is a physical, ethical and spiritual practice that combines an energetic Hatha Yoga inspired by the Vinyasa style. This yoga style, derived from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, was developed by David Life and Sharon Gannon in 1984. These schools promote...

What is a Yoga Wall?

What is a Yoga Wall?

A Yoga Wall is a wall with installations such as straps and supports. Using a yoga wall allows you to bend, stretch and hang on the side in an environment that is both fun and safe.

What is Slow Flow Yoga?

What is Slow Flow Yoga?

Slow Flow Yoga is similar to Vinyasa Yoga with a slower and softer rhythm. Transitions between postures are generally slower and poses are held longer. This style of yoga, because of its slower paste, encourages students to bring consciousness to breath and movement...

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