Posted by Cindy J | 08 07 2016| Teacher Training
Reflections From Yoga Teacher Training: What Did We Learn?

If you visited The House of Yogi (THOY) in June, you may have noticed some changes in the schedule. If you arrived to your practice early, you might have seen a studio strewn with binders, bolsters, and people in various stages of contortion or introspection. This was THOY’s summer intensive yoga teacher training (YTT) in...

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Posted by Cindy J | 30 06 2016| Teacher Training
Inside Yoga Teacher Training: Ready Or Not, We Are Here!

“Am I ready for yoga teacher training?” When I found out that The House of Yogi (THOY) was offering a 200-hour YTT intensive during the summer, I did what any good twenty-something would do when posed with such a question: I scoured the internet.  I possessed the prerequisite love, fascination, and curiosity for all things...

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Posted by Cindy J | 06 06 2016| Teacher Training
7 Epic Reasons To Do The House of Yogi Intensive Teacher Training

The House of Yogi’s Summer Intensive Teacher Training (TT) starts THIS FRIDAY. Both students and teachers are gearing up for what is going to be an amazing and intimate learning experience. We still have spots available -- it’s not too late. So if you’re thinking about it, read on….. (and watch this video!) If you look, you’ll...

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Posted by Cindy J | 13 05 2016| Teacher Training
Teacher Training Spotlight: Gabrielle Blachley

Gabrielle, what do you love about teaching yoga? Teaching is the opportunity for teacher/student, for a moment in time to escape the perhaps harsh realities of the outside world, and to enter a state of truly healing your physical body and mind. Every time you step onto the mat is a chance to face another...

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Posted by Cindy J | 13 05 2016| Teacher Training
Teacher Training Spotlight: Ben Peterson

What do you love about teaching yoga history and philosophy, Ben? Teaching can very much be a mirror to each of us in terms of our own self-understanding and sadhana.  It gives us an opportunity to see ourselves within others as we can so often relate to a student's experience: the commitment, the search, the...

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Posted by Cindy J | 06 05 2016| Yoga Poses
Warrior Pose, aka Motherhood

Ah, Mother’s Day -- that yearly reminder of what’s never really forgotten. I mean, the fact that you’re a mom doesn’t slip your mind, does it? Or at least not very often, or for very long. But the annual May ‘holiday’ does give others a chance to recognize your mama status, and affords us all...

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Posted by Cindy J | 31 03 2016| Humor
10 Ways Yoga & Meditation Will Make You Cool

(Warning: Hilarious!) As if reduction in stress, increase in gray brain matter, general peace of mind, improved physical fitness and overall positive state of well-being aren’t enough, here are a few ways that yoga and meditation will make you really, really cool*. *Disclaimer: While it’s true that the author of this article is really cool, she...

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Posted by Cindy J | 31 12 2014| Yoga Poses
Focus on…Chaturanga Dandasana

I've long seen students practicing a variety of chaturangas where their alignment is not optimal to prevent an injury surfacing over time. As a result, and in an effort to deepen our understanding of this pose, the focus this month is on Chaturanga Dandasana, which is a deceptively hard pose to do, and can place strain on the...

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Posted by Cindy J | 30 12 2014| Yoga Poses
Focus on…Warrior 2

I'm often asked by students about the correct alignment and muscle activation in Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana II). Before we get look closer at the physical aspects of this pose, think about Ray Long's description out of Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses ... "This pose embodies the spirit of a warrior and conveys readiness, stability and courage"....

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Posted by Cindy J | 25 09 2014| Mind
Lessons from a 30 Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge

With summer drawing to a close and distractions abounding, my partner and I decided to challenge ourselves with a 30 day Yoga and Meditation challenge. An opportunity to hit the reset button, to specifically cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation for meditation. This had been gnawing at me for a while now, and I made...

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