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7 Reasons Why A Yoga Teacher Training Is Good For Yoga

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Teacher Training

7 Reasons Why A Yoga Teacher Training Is Good For Yoga

By: Katie Lee | I have travelled to places near and far, and will continue to wanderlust around the globe but here are 7 reasons why I think you should consider It’s Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua: It gives you the chance to EXPLORE! What is better than travelling to a far off land and taking an adventure of a lifetime?! Nicaragua may be known as one of the “poorest” countries in Latin America but it makes up for it in its richness of vibrant culture, people, and...

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Simplicity and Finding Happiness Through Yoga: David’s Ostional Story

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga, Global Yoga, Yoga and Healing, Yoga Asanas, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Teacher Training

Simplicity and Finding Happiness Through Yoga: David’s Ostional Story

Like many a great love affair, David Autio’s relationship with yoga begins with meeting a girl. This, however, is not a boy-meets-girl story. The day after he graduated from college, David boarded a plane to Guatemala, with intentions to seek adventure as he made his way down to Panama. Somewhere in Nicaragua, however, he met a girl. “She was the happiest girl I’d ever met in my entire life,” he says. She was the hostel’s yoga instructor, and David “somehow got...

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Cosmic Chakras Part 2: Insights From The Planets

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga, Global Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training

Cosmic Chakras Part 2: Insights From The Planets

A framework to understand our energetic body In our last post, we discussed the sensitivity cultivated through continuous Ashtanga practice. Overtime, yoga practice increases our awareness, helping us become more and more attuned to both external and internal stimuli. As this evolves, it’s useful to have frameworks within which to study our experiences. Not only do these frameworks give us a guide for making use of the new information self-awareness provides, but they also...

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Cosmic Chakras Part 1: Self-Awareness, Sensitivity, and the Stars

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga and Healing, Yoga Asanas, Yoga Teacher Training

Cosmic Chakras Part 1: Self-Awareness, Sensitivity, and the Stars

For Ashtanga yoga practitioners, the new and full moons are frequently a cause for celebration. Abstaining from yoga practice on these astrologically significant days, many Ashtanga practitioners relish a much-needed break. As time goes on, however, the anticipation of these days goes beyond the enjoyment of a rare morning spent sleeping in. Simultaneously honoring the moon’s rhythms and purifying the body through yoga, we become increasingly sensitive to the affects of...

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Chakras and Yoga, Part 2: Anahata, Vishuddi, Ajna and Sahasrara

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Teacher Training

Chakras and Yoga, Part 2: Anahata, Vishuddi, Ajna and Sahasrara

The chakras, as we’ve discovered, offer us a fascinating framework for exploring our intersecting physical, emotional, and energetic lives. Nothing exists in isolation, and finding the parallels between our blockages is a useful way to guide us towards finding balance in all aspects of our lives. The first three chakras, which we explored in the last entry, offer valuable insight into our personal wellbeing and the various aspects of our sense of self. The next four, at...

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