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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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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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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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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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How to make a Mala: knotting and tassels

Malas: how to make a mala and how I was introduced to them

Intro: How I got into Malas (Living in Asia) I remember being at a mountain temple in Korea around Buddha’s birthday and they had a special celebration, including a station under the Boddhi trees where you could make your own mala.  We strung each bead with a wish– 108 prayers and hopes.  I loved it- a warm, quiet […]

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Malas: choosing one, activating it, and using your mala for meditation and manifestation

Malas: how to use, choose and activate your mala

Malas are a string of beads used for meditation.  They help with concentration by giving you something to focus on, but they also can have a more spiritual side.  They can help you to manifest some sort of wish or goal or help you find a new connection with a mantra, affirmation or even your […]

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Choose happiness; ideas, meditations and book recommendations for being happier moment to moment

Choosing Happiness as a Lifestyle

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about happiness and choices that we make; how these things affect our demeanor, our mood, our opinion of the world, the way we interact with others and the way that they see us, and perhaps most importantly, how we see ourselves.  I think many of us can benefit from […]

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