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Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo | Adi Mantra Meaning, Uses and Meditation #sanskritmantra #mantra #adimantra #meditation

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo mantra

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (also called the adi mantra) is a beautiful, deeply moving mantra.  It’s is often chanted at the beginning of a practice, especially in Kundalini Yoga .  It’s a great way to center yourself and tune in to your subtle body and focus your mind.  It allows us to connect with […]

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Fall Yogawear Sale! Yoga pants, yoga tops, mommy and me, malas, art and more

Fall Yogawear Sale!  New items and old classics, all on sale!  Start your Christmas shopping early or treat yourself to a couple of special things before the holiday rush!  Yoga pants, yoga tops, mala necklaces, mugs, art prints, mommy and me outfits, and more! Now until November 5th! ***Free shipping is only applicable in the […]

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Third Eye Chakra: meditation, mantra, mudra, balancing, asana, and more! #chakras #thirdeyechakra

Third Eye Chakra | Ajna Chakra | Balance, Meditation, Mantra, Mudra, and More

The Third Eye Chakra is called the Ajna chakra in Sanskrit.  It is located between your two eyebrows, slightly above them on your forehead, so it is also sometimes called the brow chakra.  It is responsible for seeing within the self and in the outer world.  This manifests as imagination, insight, foresight, openness, perception, and motivating […]

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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 the 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 […]

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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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