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Gone to India

Hi there!  Thanks for coming to Katia Yoga! As you read this, I’m in India exploring a bit and learning more about our shared passion: yoga! I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with new posts and hopefully some great new stories and info to share with you.  Check back soon! In the mean […]

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15% off International Yoga Day SALE now until Saturday

International Yoga Day SALE

Yogi to yogi, I wish you a very HAPPY INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY!!!! I hope you get to join yogis everywhere in celebrating YOGA!  Do you have any special plans for the day? In honor of this special occasion, we’re having a sale! Take 15% off of your entire order on in our yoga shop from now until […]

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Mandalay yoga class: FREE with a local instructor

Free, Local Yoga in Mandalay

A few people have been asking me about yoga in Mandalay.  I have just left (June 2017) so I’m no longer offering classes.  Aside from yoga in gyms, I do know of one other option. When I left (though I can’t promise it’s still going on), there was a local Myanmar-Indian yogi giving free, local […]

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Lotus for the Throat Chakra; read more about balancing, meaning, meditation and mantra

Throat chakra: meanings, meditation, balancing, mantras and mudra

The Throat Chakra (or Vishuddha Chakra in Sanskrit) is located primarily in the neck, but also encompasses the shoulders, jaw, mouth, and thyroid.  It is the first of the more spiritual chakras, following the Heart Chakra.  The Heart Chakra is a mix between spiritual and physical chakras, with the definitively physical chakras below the heart chakra and […]

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Yoga Self Practice Weekly Plan for advancing your yoga self practce

Advancing your self yoga practice

If you already started your yoga self practice, great work!!  This post will provide you with some ideas on continuing to challenge yourself and working different parts of your body.  It’s easy to get into a rut, only practicing your favorite poses and the ones that are already familiar, and maybe even ones that are […]

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Yoga Trade Article on Teaching Yoga in Nicaragua; view over San Juan del Sur

Yoga Trade Article: First Time Yoga Instructor in Nicaragua

I’m happy to say that Yoga Trade published my article on teaching in Nicaragua.  Check it out!   Also check out more from Katia Yoga in our Shop or on our Blog.

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Ideas and inspiration for creating your own yoga and meditation space

Creating a Yoga and Meditation Space

One key to establishing a great home yoga practice is having a good place for it.  You need to create a spot that feels comfortable, personal and enjoyable.  It’s your practice and your space so it should feel like you and be representative of your yoga interests and needs.  However, there are a few things that every […]

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8 Limbs of Yoga: Pranayama, breath control: about and how to

Guide to the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Pranayama: breathing

Pranayama is the 4th of the 8 Limbs of Yoga. Pranayama means breath control or breath expansion.  Prana means life force or vital energy.  Yama means control or code of conduct.  Actually, pranayama is a combination of prana and ayama.  Ayama means expansion so pranayama is a way to expand your vital energy and vibrate […]

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Step by step instructions for how to make a yoga bolster, including standard dimensions. Also, some restorative poses to try with this yoga pillow

DIY Yoga Bolster: how to make a bolster

Yoga bolsters are great props, especially for restorative and yin poses.  They’re also nice to sit on for meditation.  If you don’t have a shop to buy one in your area or if you want one on the cheap, you can make a bolster on your own. You will need fabric one large piece 28″ by […]

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What to look for in a yoga class to find your favorite teacher, style OR become a better instructor

Yoga Teacher’s Eye: what a yoga instructor can learn at a yoga class

Things to observe in a yoga class Here are a few concepts you can keep an eye out for in class if you are learning about teaching yoga.  These aspects can also help you find your favorite teacher or style of yoga if you are trying different classes. style– along with the style of yoga, how does this […]

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