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Swadhyaya – Study of the Self

A Joyful Journey Inward Swadhyaya is one of my favorite topics in yoga!  It has helped me gain perspective on my life and learn to be more me. I find that I am an endless subject of study that never ceases to amaze me in how complicated I can be.  And you are just...
Teacher Feature: Michele Theoharris

Teacher Feature: Michele Theoharris

Michele is a mother; massage therapist, co-founder of Vibrant Yoga Living and holistic health coach.  As a lifelong learner, Michele continues to study yoga with various teachers in the Denver area. Michele’s teaching style reminds students that growth happens...

Connect to the Light      

It is easy to feel disconnected in our world today.  Especially after such a tragedy as the Las Vegas shootings this week.  If we watch the news it feels like they are pulling us apart.  Politicians put us into republicans or Democrats or field us into the groups that...

Wisdom of the Sages – Marichyasana

Marichyasana: Postures that Release the Old So You Can Be You This month we will bring focus to our practice through the Sage Poses dedicated to Marichi.  Marichi is one of the sons of creation.  He is associated with the light of the sun and the energy of wind and...

Drishti – Where’s Your Focus

Within a yoga practice Drishti is generally defined as your gaze or a focal point.  It helps focus the eyes on one spot so the mind can relax and let go of all the other potential disturbances for the eyes.  It is a method of Pratyahara or the practice of drawing the...

11 Tips for Eagle Pose

Eagle Pose or Garudasana (Garuda is the Eagle mount for Lord Vishnu or the preserving energy of the world, asana is pose) is a balance pose that twists the arms and legs around each other like an eagle perched on a branch.   Eagles are known and revered around the...

Chanting for Charity

Hurricane Irma, gratefully was not as bad as everyone had expected.  But, the people of Florida are still in need of support.  Our fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey on 9/8 went so well that we want to do it again.  (BTW we raised $1568 for Hurricane Harvey!! Awesome job...

Retreat with Us in Manitou Springs

SunMountain Center & Spa … a Magical Mountain Retreat! This is the last retreat Mindy & Mike will be hosting for a year or more.  Please join us and make this retreat the best one yet!  We’ve made it easy and affordable care for yourself and focus on...

Caterpillar Pose

August Pose of the Month Caterpillar pose is an interesting pose and one that fits right in with our theme this month of transitions (read this month’s article related to Transitions).  It is a substitution for the more common Plank and Chaturanga combination...

Teacher Feature: Rhonda Williams

Rhonda Williams has been teaching with Maitri Yoga since 2013.  It has been a wonderful experience for us at Maitri to see her grow and shine brighter and brighter through the years.  Rhonda is both knowledgeable and approachable and will greet you will a warm smile....

Lying Over a Roll

Lying Down Over a Rolled Blanket Increases Agni Over the last several months one of our teachers here at Maitri, Irene, has brought in a Forrest Yoga pose to many of her classes.  This month we are focusing on Agni, our internal and digestive fires, so it is...

Teacher Feature: Irene Doherty

Irene is a fun loving New Yorker who fits in so well in our Colorado community.  She smiles much and shines brightly throughout her teaching.  She is one of our Lead Teachers at Maitri and is also one of our trainers for our Yoga Teacher Training Programs.  She has...

Agni

The Subtle Energy of Your Inner Fire As we move into the summer season we start to shift our focus to the subtle element of fire or agni.  Summer is the warmest time of year in which fire becomes the dominant energy.  Even though fire prevails in summer it is actually...

10 Tips for Revolved Triangle Pose

Revolved Triangle or Parivrtta Trikonasana (Parivrtta = Revolved, Tri=Three, Kona=Angle, Asana= Pose) is a wonderful posture on many levels.  It is a twist which is great for the health of the spine and the digestive system.  It is a great stretch for the hamstrings...