Tag Archives: yoga teacher
Posted on July 6th, 2013 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Down Dog, Up Dog

Stephanie Knox Cubbon I came to teaching yoga for the same reason many people do—because yoga transformed my life and I wanted to share the gifts it had given me with others. I chose Kripalu, quite simply, because of Stephen Cope. Right around the time I discovered yoga, my cousin recommended that I read Yoga [...]

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Turn Your Students On: Deepening the Yoga Experience

One of the most gratifying things in my life is when I see someone light up talking about their yoga class experience. “I understand Mountain pose now,” said my student Carlene, with twinkling eyes and a huge smile. As a fairly new yoga student, she shared that she hadn’t had a clue as to why [...]

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Posted on May 1st, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Hitting the Reset Button

How a retreat helped me identify my true calling. A few years ago, I hit a critical crossroad. I was unhappy at my job and had decided to resign, but felt stuck about what to pursue next. On one hand, I had an idea for a new business—a yoga management company. Many of my friends [...]

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Posted on April 25th, 2013 by in Yoga

The ABCs of Yoga

Shakta Khalsa gives kids tools for life. Yoga for children, says teacher trainer Shakta Khalsa, isn’t just a scaled-down version of yoga for adults—it’s a whole different animal. For example, a teacher might lead postures by asking children to “make a mountain” with their bodies (that would be Downward Facing Dog) or become a “fearless [...]

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Posted on March 13th, 2013 by in Outside Our Walls

A World Traveler Finds Adventure on the Path of Yoga

Kripalu Yoga teacher Katie Hagel recently discovered that her first American ancestor was born on the Mayflower and was named Peregrine, from the Latin for “pilgrim” or “wanderer.” It’s no surprise, then, that travel and adventure are in her blood. While working as a travel guide in China, Katie discovered yoga. She was usually the [...]

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Posted on March 11th, 2013 by in Life Lessons

My Son, the Pratyahara Detector

Micah Mortali, guest blogger, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and manager of the Kripalu Volunteer Program Pratyahara, or turning inward, is one of the eight limbs of classical yoga, and it has always been an important part of my practice: diving deep and exploring my internal landscapes, observing what can be seen when the eyes close and the [...]

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Posted on March 9th, 2013 by in Yoga

Five Myths (Some) Men Believe About Yoga

Tresca Weinstein, guest blogger The first time Sam Chase went to a yoga class, he hated it. Growing up as a bookworm who suffered from asthma, he thought of his body as little more than a vehicle for his brain. In his twenties, he decided he finally wanted to get fit—and his first goal was [...]

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Posted on February 20th, 2013 by in Yoga

Falling in Love with My Ankles

Rebekah L Fraser, guest blogger I have fallen in love with my ankles. This is weird, because I’ve never really noticed them before, except for that time I rolled my left foot so far over that I broke the fifth metatarsal and pulled all the ligaments in my ankle, like tree roots from the ground. [...]

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Posted on January 28th, 2013 by in Yoga

Powers and Purpose

There comes a time in every yoga teacher’s life when he looks down at the mat before him and asks, “Is this all there is?” His passion for yoga and teaching is still strong, yet he may also feel stuck, even a bit stale. He needs something new, something to reinvigorate his love of teaching. [...]

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Posted on January 14th, 2013 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

When Yoga Meets Positive Psychology

Susanlee Mascaro, guest blogger As yoga teachers, we learn the postures with an eye for fine-tuned alignment. We are passionate about absorbing all the many facets of yoga: pranayama, meditation, yama and niyama, yoga nidra. The space we teach in becomes sacred space, and we treat it with a quiet reverence. We each bring our [...]

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