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Vitamin poses: DCY teachers’ favorite asanas

Every so often, we ask seven teachers to answer one single question.  And the latest question was, “What’s your favorite pose and why?” (Wait, maybe that’s two questions!?)  Check out their responses and feel free to add your own favorite … Continue reading


The ups and downs of your yoga practice

In each of our “Food for your Practice” newsletters, we ask our teachers to share their observations about some aspect of their practice of yoga.  This issue marking the return of our newsletters after a period of lying fallow, the … Continue reading


The ups and downs in your yoga practice

In each of our “Food for your Practice” newsletters, we ask our teachers to share their observations about some aspect of their practice of yoga.  This issue marking the return of our newsletters after a period of lying fallow, the … Continue reading


Why do yoga workshops outside a regular class? Why study with different yoga teachers?

Kate Krumsiek I continue to be hungry for knowledge about the human body – in asana, in stillness, in life – and I love nothing more than the gift of a talented teacher’s knowledge provided in a workshop. It is … Continue reading


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What poses or group of poses do you tend to avoid?

In yoga sutra II.3,  Patanjali tells us that one of the five main causes of suffering ( kleshas)  is dvesha, translated from the Sanskrit as aversion, repulsion or avoidance.  Taken to extremes, avoidance can do ourselves or others harm.  We asked … Continue reading


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What Do You Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Yoga?

We all know that the only way to realize the deep benefits of yoga is by doing it consistently over a long period of time.  But do you ever have a period of time when your mat just isn’t where … Continue reading


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When Are Your Best Experiences of Yoga?

There are more answers to the question “When is yoga the best for you?” than there are playlists in iTunes.  Here our teachers speak (or play) about the answer, and you’ll find that their words reveal qualities unique in each … Continue reading


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Great yoga reads

Want to pick up a good yoga book?  Here are the ones our teachers say they can’t live without.  If you’ve got one you love, add it to the list in the comments area at the bottom of the page! … Continue reading


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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

In shoulderstand, we all look like giants – at least to ourselves, as we look up at our two feet towering above us.  Here are seven ways to bring the queenly pose of shoulderstand into your practice, one small step … Continue reading


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7 Pointers from Our Teachers: Tadasana

1. The primary alignment goal in Tadasana is balance: the balance of the body upon the earth and against itself; a balance between energy rooting down and expanding upward; and the balance of effort and surrender while in the posture.  … Continue reading