Category: Teaching Ashtanga

Ahimsa: Non Harming for Positive Change

No matter how angry we are, the unbreakable vow of the yogi is ahimsa. The Yoga Sutras state that the great vows, and ahimsa is one of them, are not…
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Ask the AYP: What is an Established Yoga Practice?

I was asked by Natalie to define Sutra 1:14-"Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness." What feels like a…
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And Now Yoga

Yoga is an internal process. If external drama in the yoga world keeps you off your mat or keeps you from teaching your students, now is the time to question…
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The Golden Walls of an Unhappy Life

“You don’t have a problem, you have habits.” Mel Robbins “The state of restraint is when there is a disappearance of outgoing self limiting habits and the appearance of restraining…
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Accept Everything

If I had a New Year's resolution, it would be this, acceptance. I would wager that 99% of the suffering people experience is because of one thing. Not accepting what…
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The Good Old Days of Ashtanga Yoga

  In my beginning years of practicing Ashtanga, none of my teachers ever made me feel like there was a rush to get anywhere. This was pre social media. Honestly,…
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Ask the AYP: How can I help my Black students feel comfortable?

    This morning, I received a question from a White yoga teacher.   It was brought to her attention that Black students don't always feel comfortable or safe practicing in…
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Talking to Your Yoga Teacher about Pain

Pain is inevitable. At some point in our lives, we are all going to feel icky, achy, coughy and hurty. It is important to keep your yoga teachers informed of…
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