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TT5: Which phase are you in?

Since I began teaching in 2011 I have noticed there is a pattern to how I have learned over the years. Once I noticed this pattern I asked other experienced teachers if they noticed it too. They did! I began applying it to how I learned going forward and it has helepd my practice stay interesting, engaging and evolving every year since.

PHASE 1: Study the Fundamentals: You've likely heard "you...

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TT4: A New Approach to Yoga

You may have noticed there are a lot of great teachings, books, and teachers out there, but not much guidance on how it all fits together. To me, knowing how all the things I'm learning fit together is one of the most important parts of learning. So I set out to create a structure for how we approach yoga. As teachers and students. 

Now, you could piece things together by taking classes...

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Y83: Gentle Yoga For Fascia Release

Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses and separates muscles and other internal organs. 

One way to think of the fascia is like scaffolding in the body. It has a relative strength of steel, yet is viscoelastic and can store and release elastic potential energy. 

Under a microscope, fascia looks...

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August 2019 Horoscope

 
This month we have:
 
Mercury Direct
Jupiter Direct
Mars in Leo
Saturn going direct soon!
 
Want to know how this effects you personally?
 
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TT3: 5 Aspects of a Consistent Practice

Like anything, the more consistent your practice becomes, the more significant results you'll see: increased flexibility, strength, balance and equanimity of mind. Many of the advanced poses will come as a side effect of regular practice. Many of the day-to-day benefits of feeling less stressed and reactive will come as a side effect of regular practice. If we chase these goals directly it...

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Y82: Slow Vinyasa For Grounding And Recharging - Emphasis On Hips



If you've had a day where you are "go, go, go" and putting your attention in several directions this is increasing the Vata Dosha, the air element. Repeated over time, this leads to an excess of Vata Dosha which shows up as anxiety, worry, fear, dryness, itchiness, digestive distress, IBS, cold limbs and similar issues. To help reduce this excess and avoid these negative effects of excess Vata...

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A36: The 2nd House: Wealth, Family, Voice, Siblings

Will you receive an inheritance? What karmas do you have from your childhood to work through as an adult? The 2nd house can help you understand these things. While the first house represents you, your body, your appearance and why you were born, the second house represents what you are born with. What are your close relatives like? What was your early childhood like? How do you present your...
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A35: The 1st House - Your Rising Sign, Body and Personality

We are all born for a reason, the first house of your birth chart gives you a clue as to the purpose of your life and is one of the three Dharma houses. It also helps you understand your body, your appearance and your personality. Learn all about the first house in today's episode!
 
Today's episode is brought to you by the Quietmind Guide to the Houses available for free at ...
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QY3: Hatha Yoga to Ground and Reduce Excess Heat (Pitta Dosha)

In Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, the fire element in the body and mind is called the Pitta Dosha. Pitta means “that which cooks.” Pitta is associated with all metabolic processes: digesting food, ideas, experiences. Regulating heat in the body. Also things like passion, focus, ambition. When this gets excessive you may experience anger, skin issues (anything red on the...

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Y81: Hatha For Progressively Deeper Strengthening And Stretching Of Hips And Hamstrings

 
Do you have a chronically tight area of your body? I'll share my personal story of how I stopped having tight hamstrings and how you can apply that to your practice.. 
 
Today's episode is brought to you by the Essential Guide to Yoga Teacher Training - A free PDF that distills 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training into a PDF you can read in 20 minutes. Get it at...
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For my first 5 years of Yoga my hamstrings were tight. I stretched them often, so what was I doing wrong? I'll address this and the biggest mistakes I made in my first 10 years of practice so you can avoid them. With some easy adjustments you can start building strength, flexibility and balance today. Enter your email to begin: