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3 Tips for Practicing Chair Yoga

by Jivana Heyman

I believe chair yoga is a practice of radical inclusion.

The practices of yoga are themselves revolutionary—both inwardly in their potential to change our relationship to...

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10 Marketing Tips I Wish I’d Learned in My Yoga Teacher Training

By Tristan Katz

One of the challenges of becoming a yoga entrepreneur—and let’s face it, if you’re a yoga teacher, then you’re an entrepreneur—is that most of us...

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6 Tips for Yoga Teachers Moving Towards Accessibility

By Jivana Heyman

I’ve had so many people tell me, “I’m not flexible enough to do yoga.” Of course, flexibility doesn’t really have anything to do with yoga! So hearing...

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Tradition Versus Innovation in Asana

by Jivana Heyman

Most people think that adapting yoga is a very contemporary thing to do, and sometimes I hear concerns that something is lost when we adapt the practice. But it is possible to find...

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When We Feel Safe We Can Relax

by Jivana Heyman

 excerpted and adapted from Jivana's newest book, Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage and Compassion

In order to cultivate a safe and supportive...

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Reverent Intention: Resources for Yoga Activists

Yoga and social justice are inextricably connected.

If we hold it to be true that each of us is an interconnected piece of a larger whole, that we are yoked to one another as the Sanskrit word '...

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Decolonization Is an Active Praxis of Resistance

by Anjali Rao

Decolonization is a noun, an action, and a movement that is used very often in reference to multiple issues and contexts, from pedagogy in education, to healthcare and...

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Defining Yoga: Agency, Liberation & the Wisdom of Interconnectedness

by Anjali Rao

Yoga is samadhi, a state of union with the object of contemplation, states Vyasa. Yoga is collectedness, or samadhana, proclaims Shankara. Both of these ancient teachers are...

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Importance of Self-care while Striving to Build a Business

Self-care has become an over-used term. But we know what it means, and we know we have to take care of ourselves. When it comes to growing our work, how we thrive, create, and care for ourselves...

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Compassionate Leadership: Resources for Yoga Teachers (revised & updated)

'Business' and 'service' are not opposites.

As a yoga teacher, perhaps you’ve encountered the idea of seva, selfless service, in your studies and practice. While it’s common to...

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