PRACTICE

Vision to Consciously Create your Best Year Yet

When it comes to the process of learning to consciously create your best year yet, it’s time to take into account a few laws. About 11 years ago, I learned that like the Law of Gravity, the Law of Attraction and the Law of Cause and Effect are forces that are at play around us [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Spirituality|0 Comments

The Art of Teaching Meditation

Photo by David Young-Wolff Millions of people want to learn to meditate, and yoga teachers may not be ready. In a typical 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, there might be as few as one to three hours of instruction in teaching meditation; the quality of meditation instruction in yoga studios tends to reflect [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Meditation: Love and Train your Busy Brain

Photo of Marti Nikko Bradley by David Young-Wolff. Marti is meditating and wearing top by Balini Sports and pants by Bali Dog. The Sanskrit word Yoga, has a dynamic meaning that suggests joining things together for motion and power -- to get things done in the world. The first definition for yoga is [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Program

Inquire within when it is time to choose a teacher training program. Photo of the One Down Dog Community by Sarit Rogers (Sarit Photography) When I enrolled in my first yoga teacher training program, it was because my teacher was gathering a group of students for a nine month long course. While I [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Yoga|0 Comments

Strength Training, Yoga, and the Bandhas

  Desi Bartlett photographed by Fluid Frame Photography Train Like a Yogi and Integrate strength training into your practice to find the core of the bandhas. When we consider the practice of modern yoga, we can consider using all the tools available to us from the equipment at the gym to techniques from physical [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Cross Training|0 Comments

Profession and Practice: On Being a Hyphenated Yoga Teacher

Photo of yoga teacher Julie Carmen by Jeff Herrera I didn’t start out intending to have three careers, but one morphed into the next during my personal odyssey from acting to teaching yoga to working as a psychotherapist and yoga therapist in private practice. Looking around, I notice that I am surrounded by [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Yoga|2 Comments

The Art of Letting Go

  The art of letting go is a daily practice. You need to let go. Every day. Because the world is moving at such a fast pace, you have two lives to attend to: the life of living in real time showing up for loved ones and friends, and the life of digitally posting advice, [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Spirituality|0 Comments

Fear: Recognize the Underlying Gift

Photo by Chris Soule from Into Being It was an early Saturday morning, with a dewy mist still hanging over the green foothills of my Los Angeles suburb when my father drove me up to the ballpark in our tan '67 Plymouth. I really wasn't that young, maybe 11 or 12, but when [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Spirituality|0 Comments

7 Questions to Transform Your Mind

Ora Nadrich is the author of Says Who? Portrait by Denise Malone. Styled by Keirstin Selvage   “Yoga is difficult for one whose mind is not subdued.” Bhagavad Gita To quiet the mind is to know our soul. Yet, how can we do this when we have approximately 40-70 thousand thoughts going through [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Meditation|1 Comment

Posing with Alyssa Gaustad

Alyssa Gaustad practicing on the pedestrian bridge above the California Incline/PCH. Photo by David Young-Wolff davidyoung-wolff.com What motivates you to maintain a regular practice? I need it! It definitely brings out a better version of myself and makes my interactions and communication with family and co-workers smoother and more effective. I always feel better [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Yoga|1 Comment