Written February 27, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
I have experienced the full circle of yoga teacher trainings from the Midwest to Hawaii and back again.
And the saying is true, “A yoga teacher training, like your yoga practice, is a journey.” And, if that saying is as traveled as my research, how about “A yoga teacher training will help you discover…” the following 3 goodies:
How cool it is…to move in a body and feel EVERY sensation…especially the ones that you prefer to ignore.
How to sidestep that…“accident waiting to happen” because somehow you seem to be much more aware of everything, including your surroundings.
How strong…your fingers can get. And for that matter, discovering your core muscle strength coming from places you have only read about.
These 3 insightful goodies are just the beginning of the things you will ... Read More
Written January 22, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
As I look back on 2018 and forward to 2019, I do so with excitement and wonder.
How my life has been steadily transforming!
This time last year I had a daily home yoga practice involving mainly sun salutations and meditation. It was a good practice, but something was missing…
Also, those little tweaks in my back…was I doing things right or getting into bad habits? I made some radical changes and advances in 2018, the most important thing for me was purchasing a yearly membership at Yoga Mountain Studio.
Now is a particularly poignant time for me, because I am embarking on some minor surgery that will keep me away ... Read More
Written January 03, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
There were over 200 yoga mats lined up in a grid. The teacher stood on a stage at the front of the room and called out a pose in Sanskrit. Having no idea what the pose was, I nervously looked around the room. What do I do? What was everyone else doing?
“Don’t be afraid to try new things.” I think I have been hearing that my whole life. Trying new things can be scary. And exhilarating. And mind-expanding. And life-changing. However, particularly as adults, there is a sense that we are “supposed to” know things. After all, we have a lifetime of experience. Starting from the beginning, asking questions, admitting ... Read More
Written November 26, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
She – the Devi – is Nature.
She – the Devi – is within and without us as a force called Prana Shakti.
She – the Devi – is showing us her strength, her wisdom and her power.
We – the devotees – are part of Her
We – the devotees – are the guardians of Her qualities, faculties and gifts.
We – the devotees – are given a fraction of Her life force, so we can shine upon this earth as Her emissaries.
You all know by now of my LOVE for the Bhakti Tradition and of my DEVOTION ... Read More
Written November 12, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Imagine heading into the holiday season filled with gratitude and contentment, grounded, nourished, connected to your community and inspired to stay true to what matters most in your life.
Salute the Sol is here to help!
On Sunday, November 18, my partner Jessi Hunt and I will lead you on a dynamic and compelling journey to cultivate gratitude and Santosha (contentment) through yoga, meditation, introspective activities, meaningful group interactions and sustainable reflection.
In this nourishing half-day women’s retreat, you will experience the benefit of an energizing Vinyasa Yoga practice followed by the opportunity to learn practical and inspiring tools to extend that magic off the mat and ... Read More