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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...

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...