First Time Trainee?! A Message For You…

Hala, Jay, and Julian share some thoughts for first time trainees about what the experience of their training is... Hala talks about the common misperception that being "advanced" in terms of flexibility and acrobatic poses is necessary for teacher training. Spoiler:...

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Already Certified?! This Message Is For You..

Julian, Hala & Jay talk about how around half of their teacher trainees each year are already certified, or may even be experienced teachers —but that the rich intersections of what we learn about psychology, neuroscience, and a deeper understanding of anatomy and...

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21st Century Yoga: Origins & Evolution

Is there such a thing as a pure, original, true yoga, and if so, where do we draw that line in the sand? Julian talks about the evolution of yoga, and an attitude of inclusivity toward different types of people, and different perspectives on body, mind, movement, and...

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Intention, Privilege, Process & Embodiment

In these short snippets, we took turns offering our thoughts on the very popular spiritual concept of "intention" in the yoga community... Jay describes her revelation about the importance of embodiment and emotional intelligence. Hala points out the importance of...

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Is Yoga Still Relevant In The Trump Era?!

In this frank and honest discussion of the times we live in, Jay, Hala & Julian discuss why practicing and teaching yoga have a role to play in the Trump era, when many of us may feel despairing, frustrated and helpless... Jay talks about practicing being able to...

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Intention Won’t Get You There

by Jay Fields With the intensity of the state of affairs in the world, it struck me the other day just how flimsy an intention is in getting you to a destination other than here. Yeah, I said it: intention is flimsy. Sacrilege for a yoga teacher, I know. I think of...

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