Written November 08, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
I am starting a “WHY?” blog series to help educate all of us on some of the practices and celebrations of India, Hinduism and the traditions of Yoga. As I delve deeper into things I find of interest to support my own practice and what I teach to my students, I find it is always helpful to share it with others.
I am launching the “WHY” series during this celebratory time of Diwali. On the day of Diwali, it is a custom to worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha together. It is well-known that Goddess Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, fortune, luxury and prosperity (both material and spiritual) while Lord Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the ‘Deva’ of intellect and wisdom. People worship ... Read More
Written September 19, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Come join Amber Charne and Muriel Murphy in their groundbreaking workshop, Activate your body and De-Activate your STRESS. Saturday, September 29th, 1:30-4:30 PM.
Here is what most of us know:
“The effects of stress remain on the fringes of medicine today, despite reams of research as to the toxic effects of chronic stress on the body we still need to educate people on how to release those tensions in a positive way”
Here is where you can learn about a solution:
Both Muriel and Amber have put together an amazing workshop. They both have something to say about how to care for the whole nervous system. Read about both ... Read More
Written September 10, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Whether you have just stepped on the mat yesterday, last year, or have been practicing for a long time, can you honestly say you understand the fundamental principles of these 5 basic yoga poses? Let’s get you some HELP with a little information here and then, please join me in my upcoming yoga workshop, YOGA BASICS 101 for more in-depth info and fun!
Just like no teacher is the same, no studio is the same either. With two Yoga Therapists on staff certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, we use alignment-based principles in these top 5 poses to help you connect to your body and breath.
There is nothing super fancy about it. You just get on the mat, put your limbs in the right place and take a shape. ... Read More
Written August 23, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Activate your Body and Deactivate your Stress
It’s almost hard to remember now how much physical pain I was living in, and it was only two and a half years ago! My “norm” for eight years was severe chronic pain symptoms in my sacrum and hips. I was waking in extreme discomfort which limited my every movement, prohibiting me from many of the activities I used to know and love, like running and sadly, even yoga! My yoga practice was restricted due to this sacral/hip instability, imbalance, and injury. I began to notice that every time I got on my mat and did a practice that started off feeling delicious, I ... Read More
Written August 22, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Thanks for tuning in to read my story about how Self Awakening Yoga (SAY) and Restorative Yoga has
been a Healing platform and helped me to cultivate a deeper sense of self-love.
For years, I was feeling low to medium levels of Anxiety-Depression-Stress and pretty extreme
Sleeplessness as my biggest challenge. I was seriously suffering from all these symptoms, due to life’s
transitions, my divorce, a big move from NorCal to Central America/Costa Rica. And I was heading into
my menopause years. I am 54 years old now, and I can honestly say through dedication and commitment
to self-care, my stress levels have lowered considerably.
Self Awakening (SAY) and Restorative Yoga serve as ... Read More