Category: My Yoga Path

This posts are personal stories about my yoga journey

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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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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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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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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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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Teaching Yoga in Nicaragua. A blog about a new yoga teacher's experience

Teaching Yoga in Nicaragua: a new yoga instructor’s experience

After signing up for yoga teacher training, I knew I wanted to make teaching yoga my LIFE… at least for a bit.  The stars strung together to offer me a perfect opportunity. I had my eye on yogatrade.com for yoga teaching jobs.  I debated regularly if I should wait until after yoga teacher training or […]

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Starting a yoga self-practice. Blog post with tips and inspiration

The Magic of Self-Practice: how to start a home yoga practice with tips and ideas

For many years, I only did yoga asana in a group fitness class or with a video. I needed someone to follow, someone to tell me what to do next and guide me from one pose gracefully into another. When I moved to Myanmar, I had two dreams: that I would be able to drive […]

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Yoga Teacher training: the invaluable lessons yogis learn

Yoga Teacher Training: Module 3: Refining The Art Of Teaching

In our last module of yoga teacher training, there was a bigger emphasis on teaching practice (thankfully).  We had lots of sessions where the instructor put the names of some poses on the board and then we had to guide a friend through the poses, sometimes two or three times per sequence.  That sounds repetitive, […]

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