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DIY Yoga mat strap: how to make a yoga mat carrier | yoga mat bag alternative

DIY Yoga Mat Strap | Take your mat on the go!

Here’s an easy way to take your yoga mat with you anywhere you go: make a DIY Yoga Mat Strap! Materials: Yarn Scissors Steps for Making Your DIY Yoga Mat Strap 1.  Cut your yarn to size– I wrapped it around 2 chairs to get the strings to be about 7 feet long, then cut […]

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Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training Program | Studying Yoga in India | Western Yoga Teacher Training | YTT | How to choose a YTT program | Become a Yoga Instructor | Yoga Certification

Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training: East vs West

When I was thinking about choosing a yoga teacher training, I debated between traditional home of yoga India and modern Western teaching in Bali.  The stars aligned perfectly for my sister and I to do our ytt together in Ubud, Bali with American yogini, Emily Kuser, and her chosen gurus from the west.  We learned […]

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End of Summer Sale! Use code "summer-15" for 15% off of your yoga leggings, yoga tanks, 108 bead mala necklaces, art prints and more!

End of Summer Sale

End of Summer Sale! Hope you’ve enjoyed your Summer!  One last thing to love… now through Aug 31: use code “summer15” for 15% off of yoga pants, yoga tops, 108 bead mala necklaces, mugs, art prints, and more! Click the image below to start shopping Or use the same code in our KatiaYoga Etsy Shop   […]

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DIY Yoga Mat Spray: How to recipe

DIY Yoga Mat Spray

I’m sorry to tell you this, but your yoga mat is probably disgusting.  Those cushiony-supportive or sticky anti-slip fibers can really hold onto a lot of bacteria, germs and general grossness.  Think about those super sweaty vinyasa classes!  And your hands and feet on the mat and later you put your face right in the […]

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A personal story of challenges and wins of teaching yoga in Mandalay

Teaching Yoga in Mandalay: Difficulties and Joys

After yoga teacher training in Bali and teaching yoga for a month in Nicaragua, I decided to return to Myanmar, which had been my home for 2 years already.  I missed the life I had there, but I was also determined to bring my new passion as a yoga teacher to my Mandalay world.  This […]

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YOGA with kids- fun practicing with 5 year olds

Yoga with kindergartners

In the second semester, I decided to introduce yoga to my kindergarten students.  Once a week, I’d put on some calming guitar music from Youtube and my little darlings would say to each other, “today we will do yoo-guh!”  In this post, I want to share some of the funniest, sweetest moments of my practice […]

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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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