Written August 11, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Ayurveda is a 5000 year old wisdom tradition from India that co-arose at the same time with Yoga. Ayurveda’s literal definition is “The Science of Life” and it teaches us how to live in balance in every area of life.
Both Ayurveda & Yoga are Vedic Sciences – which means they come from the Vedas which are the oldest known written teachings on health & spirituality. All Vedic sciences are teachings to support the full development of human potential. Ayurveda teaches that a persons nature is reflected in their Dosha (or body/mind constitution).
There are 3 main Doshas. Vata (air/ether elements), Pitta (fire element) and Kapha (water & earth element). Knowing one’s ... Read More
Written July 09, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
By now, you are all too familiar with the overall benefits of a consistent yoga practice for your health and well being. But did you know there are specific benefits to a regular practice during the summer months?
It can be easy to get distracted from your own self-care when the kids are home and/or summer vacation starts. Don’t let these longer days and warmer nights pull you on to the pavement and parades instead of into Yoga Mountain Studio and on to your mat!>
The garden view is absolutely beautiful and our newly expanded redwood deck is the perfect place to stretch out on your mat while waiting for the class to begin. Plus, when it is hot outside, it is cool ... Read More
Written June 25, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
I have always enjoyed practicing yoga outside. The breeze, the blue sky, and the sunshine are all supportive of feeling present and energized. When I first began hearing about goat yoga, I knew it would be a fun way to practice.
On my search for an opportunity to practice yoga outside with adorable goats running around, I discovered Goatlandia ( www.goatlandia.org ). Goatlandia is a farm animal rescue sanctuary in the outskirts of Santa Rosa. Many of the animals arrived on the property after last year’s fires. From the minute Nicole Heslip, a devoted ... Read More
Written June 13, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
We are recognizing this auspicious day at our studio for the first time, this year on Thursday, June 21st, 2018.
Each class will be guided with a special meditation, prayer, ritual and/or practice in honor of this day and the shifting of the sun. Sienna will hold a special ritual right after her 9:30 AM class lets out at 11:00 taken from her travels to India. For those who want to participate, this event is FREE to the public and will end at 11:30 before the therapeutic class begins.
Yoga is regarded as one of the most effective methods of establishing a connection between the body-minds by Indian sages since time ... Read More
Written June 06, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
It never fails to surprise me how Acroyoga positively impacts the lives of those who play.
I have been practicing Acroyoga since 2008 and have played with kids as young as 2 and as old as 66 . I have taught in different countries around the world and to cultures that are very foreign to me. No matter the nationality, age, gender, language spoken, etc. I have found that this practice of creative, kind, supportive touch brings so much joy, or “Whole-hearted Happiness” to those observing and/or participating.
The benefits of Acroyoga are undeniable and can not only be created spontaneously, but they are portable and can be ... Read More