99 posts by: Brit Hastings
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Grace Dubery on Home, Her Practice, and Making the Dreamiest Chocolate Mousse Cake

This month, Grace Dubery will be leading a six-day yoga retreat in Portugal. But the retreat is so much more than a European getaway. It’s a unique immersion with an intimate window into Grace’s...

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Listen Now: April ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

Spring is officially here! Temperatures are on the rise and buds are opening! Check out our April playlist for tunes to accompany a month of yoga, outdoor walks, and brighter days! Follow us on...

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​I Took a Thyroid Yoga® Teacher Training with Fern Olivia and Here’s What Happened

In November 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in Fern Olivia’s Thyroid Yoga Practitioner® Training at the Ra Ma Institute in Venice, California. Fern Olivia developed the training based...

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Listen Now: March ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

We know, we know. We might be getting just a little ahead of ourselves with the flower photograph from Floret Flowers. Yes, the saying is, "April showers bring May flowers," but when we saw these...

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Partner Yoga with Your Best Friend: Meet Catherine and Sam Breschi

The year was 2013. The Baltimore Ravens were making a miraculous post-season run and advanced to the Super Bowl to play the San Francisco 49ers. It was the first time in history two brothers were...

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‘Find Your Line’ in this ‘Crazy Thing Called Life’ with Après Coaching’s Founder Joni Madere

Joni Madere is helping others to help themselves by taking back the power of the mind, the body, and this crazy thing called life through her business, Après Coaching. Her coaching service curates...

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​Food Coach Dana James Talks Kundalini, Feminine Strength and Balance

Dana James is a passionate force with a dream for the modern woman to live in a world where she instinctively knows how to rebalance herself with food, nutrients, elixirs, mantras, movement and...

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Listen Now: January ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

This month's playlist features some happy hits to help you stay on the sunny side even as frigid temperatures might just make you want to cozy deeper under the covers. Our positive picks include Kiss...

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Natural Skincare with a Deeper Purpose: A Conversation with Dr. Linda Miles

Are you ready to put your prettiest face forward in 2017? We thought so! Dr. Linda Miles, co-founder of DERMA E, was kind enough to answer our questions about beauty and best skincare practices. We...

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In Pursuit of Magic: an Interview with Kiera Fogg, Founder of Little Box of Rocks

Ever since we first learned about Little Box of Rocks, a company that creates beautiful crystal gift boxes, we've been totally smitten. I mean, what a wonderful concept, right? Founder, Kiera Fogg,...

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Interview with Nicole Cardoza, Founder of Yoga Foster: What She Hopes to Give to Kids

Nicole Cardoza could probably change the world with her big smile alone, but this 27-year-old go-getter has made it her mission to put her heart and soul into her work too. As a volunteer yoga...

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November Playlist for Your Practice

November. It's time to turn inward. To self-soothe and reflect. Cue up November's playlist and try these poses to balance the Scorpio energy of this month. Nourish yourself with soothing yin poses...

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October Playlist for Your Practice

In YogaToday's hometown of Jackson, Wyoming, golden Aspen leaves and bugling elk are telltale signs that fall (and mating season) is most certainly underway. As a nod to our wild backyard, we have...

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Quick Release: The Importance of Spinal Energy

In the physical body, the spine is the central axis which balances the body from left to right and front to back. When we discuss the subtle body, the spine is the central channel for organizing our...

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September Playlist for Your Practice

You (reluctantly) put your white jeans away, mornings feel a little crisp, and all of a sudden, spiced chai sounds (like) really, really good. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, school is in...

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4 Poses (With Props!) for Athletes

As an athlete, stretching and yoga can be amazing allies. This article, highlighting recent Olympians who practice yoga, certainly attests to that! If you want to be on the top of your game,...

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Close-Up with Health Coach Tara Curran: Travel, Balance, + Her Perfect Friday Night

Photo: Dain NingMeet Tara Curran, a willowy, Los Angeles-based holistic nutritionist with a secret smile and superwoman mission. She travels from coast to coast for her clients and speaking...

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Harmonizing + Healing with Beauty Products: Ajai Alchemy by Fern Olivia

Fern Olivia Langham became inspired to create plant-based therapeutics as part of her healing journey from Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, a chronic autoimmune condition. Her remarkable path to radiant...

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August Playlist for Your Practice

This playlist is inspired by Sara Clark's favorites; Sara has great taste and we are digging her picks for our monthly music round-up. August is all about atmospheric calm so take a deep (Ujjayi)...

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Why Hikers Need Yoga

Whether you are a seasoned backpacker or a fair weather fan of day hikes, no doubt you have experienced the mountains’ cathartic effect and breathtaking beauty. Summit views, trailside streams,...

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July Playlist for Your Practice

Fireworks, beach days, and ice cream cones announce the arrival of July. Ring in the summer fun with some music for your practice; roll out your mat, build some heat, and then jump in the...

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Stress-Busting Insights: Q&A with Work From Om® Founder Sarah Vaynerman

As a certified yoga teacher and founder and CEO of Work From Om®, Sarah Vaynerman walks her talk. Before launching Work for Om®, she spent a decade working in marketing communications for...

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June Playlist for Your Practice

June has arrived! A month of fire flies and fiery flows, longer days and starry nights. Warm breezes begin to coax us out of sweaters and we might even dare to go barefoot! Summer Solstice is just...

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A Smoothie Date with (West Coast) Instructor-Of-The-Moment, Natalie Kuhn

When Well+Good's article about the new fitness phenomenon, The Class by TT, caught my eye, I was immediately intrigued and eager to get to New York to try it out for myself. From what I could...

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Talk the Talk with a Communication Coach: How to Change Your Life with Meditation, Yoga + Your Words

CYNTHIA KANE IS NO STRANGER TO LOSS. Her best friend and first love passed away without warning and this event ultimately shifted the entire direction of her life. However, in her loss she found...

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Double the Dough + Double the Fun: Organic Toaster Pastries (aka Pop-Tarts!)

Our very own director, Rich Goodwin, likes to have his cake and eat it too. It makes sense then, that he would free-style this recipe in order to indulge in Pop-TartsⓇ the organic way. After all,...

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May Playlist for Your Practice

Rabbit Rabbit! Do you know about this superstition? My mom always told me that if you say 'rabbit rabbit' on the first of the month that you will have good luck all month long, and of course,...

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Our Mother’s Day Giveaway + What We Learned from the Mother-Daughter Duo Behind GoMacro

AMELIA KIRCHOFF AND JOLA SONKIN are not your average entrepreneurs. When Amelia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 she was a retired architect living on her family's organic farm in Wisconsin;...

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Yoga Breakfast Ideas from the Experts

I love mornings. Ironic because I am not an early riser. So let me rephrase: I should say that I love the idea of mornings — mist rising, coffee brewing, ideas percolating. More often, I am running...

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A Sought-After Snack from Celebrity Chef Mikaela Reuben

Last weekend, I was browsing recipes when I clicked on Mikaela Reuben, a private chef in Hollywood whose actor clients cannot get enough of her smoky yam + zucchini fritters. I was looking for a...

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On My Mat with Adi Amar

Adi Amar took her first Yoga class in 1994 which ultimately led her to pursue the practice as her life's work. She completed her first formal training in 2001 and began teaching Yoga immediately...

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Win Our #HOLISTICALLYSLIM Instagram Contest

POP ON OVER to Instagram today and this week to win our #HOLISTICALLYSLIM giveaway! The incredible founder of Holistically Slim, Sarah Anne Stewart, has partnered with YT for our April Holistic...

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April Playlist for Your Practice

Spring is officially here even if the weather feels like an April Fools' Day prank (it is  s n o w i n g  here in Jackson Hole!). We hope that the temperatures are warming up wherever you are or...

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March Playlist for Your Practice

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, we encourage you to get mindful and to get musical! Come to the mat, listen to your body and listen to our tunes as you find your flow. Studies show...

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Instructor Profile: Finding Balance with Marisa Watts

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Marisa fell in love with Wyoming after spending several summers in the Big Horn Mountains of eastern Wyoming and eventually landed in Jackson in the summer of...

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The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me: Waxing Poetic on Lucid Dreaming

Outdoor lover, music lover, and art lover are just a few of the ways Dustin Varga describes himself. He’s also a devoted father and husband who has lived in the Jackson Hole area for more than 15...

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February Playlist for Your Practice

"Music is the universal language of mankind."  – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow February has arrived and with it, fresh tunes to flow to! We asked our instructors what they are currently listening to...

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Breaking Out of Fear and Showing Up with Fern Olivia

Part II of an Intimate Conversation with the Lady of EmpowermentQ: You’re a rebel yoga teacher. You’ve really stepped outside the mold. Are you ever afraid?A: I was, yes – until I had a...

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Experience Grace, Guidance and Wisdom with Yogi and Healer Fern Olivia

Part I of an Intimate Conversation with the Lady of EmpowermentMeet Fern Olivia Langham, the amazing yoga and meditation instructor, intuitive healer, and entrepreneur behind Thyroid.Yoga™, Amplify...

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Mercury Retrograde Is Finally Over: How to Make the Most of ‘16 with the Stars on Your Side!

Have the first weeks of 2016 felt like a failure to launch? If you have been trying to get off the struggle bus, hopefully you have noticed a small silver lining – You are not alone. Whether you...

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A Simple Formula for Realizing Your Full Potential

Do not let Grace Dubery's small stature fool you – every inch of her frame radiates determination and self-assurance. She is as mighty as she is petite and nothing stands in her way for long. Which...

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Ask YogaToday with Adi Amar: 4 Reasons Why Yoga is Great for Kids

YogaToday instructor, Adi Amar, considers herself very fortunate to have been exposed to yoga at a young age. When asked about the her early introduction to the practice, she says “Yoga facilitated...

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Why You Need a Capsule Wardrobe

Photo Credit: Un-fancyRight away, we knew that we liked Caroline and not just because she has great taste and a cute whippet pup. Caroline Rector is the author behind Un-fancy, a blog in which...

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Stress-Reducing Mango Lassi

We have already established that Cameron Barker is a Mary Poppins of sorts; you never know what she will pull out of her bag of tricks! Even more magical, you won’t find any sugar in her medicinal...

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Fresh Yogurt to Fuel Your Practice

Do you have 10 minutes? Then you have time to make your own yogurt! Your taste buds and your gut bacteria will thank you for trying this surprisingly simple recipe. We consulted the perfectly perky...

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On My Mat with Mona Lisa Godfrey

Born in Latvia, Mona grew up in Stockholm, Sweden until her teens when her family moved to the U.S. and where Mona first discovered yoga. Initially drawn to the physical aspect yoga, Mona began to...

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What I Learned From Bikram Yoga Teacher Training

I am a fish out of water, the Vinyasa yogi who (gulp) has decided to take a hot yoga teacher training.I had completed my first 90-minute hot yoga class and I had a nervous pit in my stomach about the...

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The Perfect Pre- and Post- Yoga Snack

According to the ancient practice of Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that originated in India, the essential energy of the body is “Ojas,” which translates to vitality. Ojas...

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Setbacks, Creativity, and Mindful Weight Loss with Sarah Anne

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of hearing from Sarah Anne about her tips and techniques for starting the New Year with strong intentions. Today, we turn the discussion to overcoming frustrations,...

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New Year, New Mindset – An Interview with Sarah Anne Stewart, Founder of “Holistically Slim”

A muse to highlight, Sarah Anne Stewart represents healthy living across the globe. Originally from the Midwest, it is easy to understand where she gets her down-to-earth, kind-hearted spirit. After...

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Mindful Monday

Let's make the first Monday of 2016 count! How has yoga changed your outlook? Are you making time for your practice today? Read more about setting intentions with our friend and wellness coach, Sarah...

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Ask YogaToday with Sara Clark: How do you Make Space for your Practice?

We recently caught up with Sara Clark in between her travels to find out more about how she makes space for yoga in her life. Her heartfelt and revealing answer may influence the way that you...

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New Class: Fire Up Your Life

Close out the year with a powerful punch! This demanding sequence focuses on the solar plexus Chakra, the key to reclaiming your power. Stand tall with Sara Clark and finish 2015 with confidence....

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A Cranberry Smoothie Recipe to Rebalance & Detoxify

We recently had the pleasure of talking with Jessica Marlo Vandenbroeke, a soft-spoken visionary and accomplished entrepreneur, at her Health Food Cafe in downtown Jackson Hole. With attention to her...

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Healthy Holiday Travel Tips from Tara Curran

By Tara CurranWe have all been there. You have a regular yoga practice going and are mindful of your diet in preparation for an upcoming trip. After all, looking fabulous and feeling healthy are...

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Classic Holiday Makeup with Green Beauty Products

Yogi life is all about shining from the inside out! This holiday season, amp up your sparkle with some pure products to help create a festive look and indulge in the seasonal merry making.December...

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On My Mat with Sarah Kline

A familiar and friendly face, Sarah has been teaching yoga classes with YogaToday from the beginning, and before that, she had already dedicated several decades to the practice and teaching of yoga....

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New Class: Find Your Focus

This beautiful new release is all about centering yourself and regaining focus. Mona explains that Asana translates to "seat," and with this understanding we can approach poses as a means to bring us...

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Balance Your Doshas with Yoga Therapist Cameron Barker’s Kitchari Recipe

Like standing in Tadasana with eyes closed, late autumn is quiet, unsteady, and somewhat exposed. We fall back to sway forward, toppling over our midline in the transition from summer to winter. In...

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An Ayurvedic Appetizer

Chutney is not typically the center of attention but this dish surprised us as the crowd favorite at our recent Ayurvedic dinner party. The sticky mix of raisins and dates delivers raw ginger’s...

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On My Mat with Amanda Botur: Get to Know This Mystic Mama, Musician, and Teacher

Amanda is passionate about connecting people to their own joy and she loves exploring the healing potential of collective movement and sound. As a singer-songwriter, Amanda has added Kirtan and...

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Allison Thibault’s Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed on Thanksgiving leftovers? Then it's time to make this healthy stuffed squash recipe! Transition into cleaner eating with late fall's most vibrant vegetables, protein-packed quinoa, and...

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Happy Thanksgiving from YogaToday!

Happy Thanksgiving from YogaToday! We hope that you enjoy the day as much as instructor Sara Clark who told us: "Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it's the most communal for me. There's no...

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Ask YogaToday with Our Instructors: What are You Grateful for Right Now?

As the season of gratitude and giving approaches, we asked our instructors to share what they are grateful for right now. Find out what Sarah, Adi, Grace, Sara Clark, and Neesha are thankful for as...

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​How Meditation is Helping Me Heal: The Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

"Healing doesn’t mean the injury never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives." – AnonymousHere at YogaToday we love to share inspiring stories from yoga and meditation...

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New Class: Energize for Restored Focus

Begin class with an invigorating Kundalini breathing exercise and then transition to a Vinyasa flow with a sprinkling of balancing postures to bring mental clarity. If you are looking for a great way...

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​On My Mat with Grace Dubery: Global Citizen, Ambassador, and Instructor

Grace Dubery is a global citizen: born and raised in Lisbon, she now resides in New York City but spends much of her time traveling in pursuit of her passion projects. McGill University...

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8 Tips for Achieving Ayurvedic Balance this Fall

According to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of natural health, the key to living well is to stay in balance. The three doshas, or governing energies, are the basis of everything in the...

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New Class: Building Heat

If you are feeling the chill in the air, Mona's sequence will warm you from the inside out. Mona teaches standing poses to stoke the internal fire and create agni (heat in Sanskrit).  A perfect class...

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On My Mat with Neesha Zollinger

Neesha Zollinger is a deeply passionate teacher of movement. A student of yoga for 24 years and a teacher for 16, Neesha has traveled around the world offering retreats, teacher training immersions,...

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Mindful Monday

Did Halloween bring out your alter ego? Our very own Neesha Zollinger got into the spirit and played the part as a pigeon (in pigeon). Or maybe you didn't have a very yogic holiday and indulged in...

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Ask YogaToday with Sarah Kline: The Importance of Savasana

Why the world, and you, (and I), need more Savasana...Often, our need to go-go-GO tempts us to skip the pause between asana and life; we might even feel guilty about "just resting" on our mats,...

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New Class: Inversion Workshop

Beneficial to our health and certainly (and literally) to our perspective, inversions are wonderful poses to incorporate into your daily practice. In this class, Neesha instructs how to engage the...

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Mindful Monday

In a recent interview, Sara Clark shared a favorite quote that she heard early on in her teaching career: "In the beginning you do yoga because it feels good. Over time, yoga begins to do you.” Do...

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On My Mat with Sara Clark

Sara Clark is a yoga instructor based in New York who took her first teacher training in 2010 for the love of the practice. She never planned on leaving the media business to become the...

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New Class: Twist it Out

We could not be more excited to share our newest teacher's first class! An absolute treasure of a teacher, Sara Clark leads this sequence with grace, mindfulness, and compassion. She employs twists...

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Get to Know Sara Clark

I fell in love with yoga in my teens and was hooked from my very first class. Even in college, I would roll out my mat and practice when my roommate was away. After graduating with a B.A. in...

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Mindful Monday

Smile! It's Monday! Grace Dubery shows us how it's done as she prepares for crow pose.

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Cultivating a Healthier World on Global Food Day

As the U.S. farming industry continues to decline and the population grows, fewer Americans are eating fresh, quality produce. Correspondingly, the rate of nutrition and sedentary related illnesses...

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Mona Godfrey on Meditation: Her Why, Where, and How

We have all read the headlines and watched the TED Talks, not to mention experienced the benefits ourselves (yoga and meditation go hand-and-hand after all), so we decided to catch up with Mona...

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New Class: Moving Meditation

Savor this yummy Prana flow class with our very own Amanda Botur. You will love this feel-good sequence taught in the beauty of our Jackson backyard! Check out the full-length...

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Mindful Monday

Let your feet be your roots on this Mindful Monday! 

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New Class: Find Your Flow for Renewal

Seal an intention with Adi to create space in your life for something new. In this fun flow, you will stretch your mind and body to remember the freedom that is already yours. Check out the full...

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Mindful Monday

Kindness can guide us to a greater sense of peace; an offering of gratitude or support will always leave you (and whomever you help) feeling better. Embody mindful Monday and elevate your...

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New Class: Hip Containment

How many times has your yoga instructor told you to square your hips? We may hear our instructor's encouragement but level hips can be difficult to understand and even more challenging to achieve in...

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Mindful Monday

...A little perspective from Buddha on this Monday morning. 

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New Class: Twisting for Clarity

Need a rinse? Amanda's new class will help you clean and clear your body and your mind. Twisting postures improve digestive functioning and support detoxification, in addition to promoting a healthy...

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Mindful Monday

Be brave today! From,Your friends at Yoga Today

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Mindful Monday

Move forward. Make beauty.  

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Ask YogaToday With Neesha Zollinger: How Can I Improve My Inversion Practice?

Inversions, like supported headstand, can be a joyful and expansive part of your yoga practice. In order to be safe going upside-down, we must build strength and awareness in the body. Here are a few...

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Mindful Monday

Happy Mindful (and motivational) Monday! Be present and make today count for you, on and off your mat!

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