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Education That Sets You Free

Education That Sets You Free

Education has always been a shining light in my life. I still remember my first yoga training I took almost 20 years ago. Whether it was a training or a book, an interaction or sitting with one of my teachers I love the process of evolution and transformation (most of...
Swan Pose – Hamsasana

Swan Pose – Hamsasana

I have been practicing and teaching this version of Swan Pose for over a decade, near two decades if I think back.  And when I brought up Swan as a possible pose of the month, my staff questioned me – a lot.  The reason was because when they looked it up online...
Tapas to strengthen the self

Tapas to strengthen the self

When I say tapas in the header, who thinks about delicious small plates of food? I used to! What I’m referring to here is the practice of tapas or disciplines, developing a purifying heat or accepting struggles and pain without causing others struggle and pain. This...
The Perfect Pose…

The Perfect Pose…

A while back I had a conversation with a client about their postures. They told me that at times they feel like they aren’t “very good at postures” when they look at other students in class. They feel like they aren’t good enough. Have you ever felt like this? Maybe...

Root to Rise

As we move into 2018 we will be working through each of the seven primary chakras through the first seven months of the year and then transition into the five koshas (layers of our being) for the last five months. We start at the beginning with the first chakra,...

Build Bridges, Not Walls

Bridge (Setu Bandhasana) is our pose for January 2018.  This is a wonderful pose that can connect us to the foundation of the earth while offering us a connection to the sense of openness of the space it reaches out toward.  Bridges defy gravity and unite us over vast...

Sound Yoga for the New Year

By Susan A. Haid, BSN, RN, MA, CMT Sacred sound and music can be a sensuous, transformational experience. As if floating in a crystalline, azure sea, we can drift within a wondrous, inner space akin to a mystical ocean of supreme comfort, ease and well-being. This...

Teacher Feature: Ringgo Abarro

Ringgo began his teaching career with Maitri in June of 2015. His journey with his personal yoga practice started in 2000. After his first class with a friend, he was hooked. Ringgo now loves teaching yoga and emphasizes safety and proper alignment while keeping...

Freedom of Savasana

Savasana (pronounced sha-va-sa-na) is the last pose of a yoga class.  You’ve probably even heard that it is the most important posture we practice.  How is that?  All you do is lay on the floor still as can be. Savasana is likened to a corpse (that’s what “sava” means...

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...