Shop local movement and technology driven culture – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Shop local movement and technology driven culture Can we change our culture? How could technology help small businesses? Greater Seattle is a very progressive town. Shop local and organic is practically tattooed on our forehead.  But local does not stop with food. Many of our gyms, yoga studios, and restaurants are increasingly corporately owned, as a consumer we know it feels different to step into a family owned a gym, restaurant or yoga studio. Our world is more and…

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San Anselmo Fitness Day 2019 – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

San Anselmo Fitness Day 2019 San Anselmo Fitness Day – Friday, August 2, 2019! There is a full schedule of classes from fitness studios in Town from 9am-5pm in Imagination Park, concluding with Picnic on The Plaza!  San Anselmo Fitness Day Friday August 2, 2019! This Friday! Look at the incredible day our community is doing together! San Anselmo Avenue is closed between Creekside and Ludwigs, we are getting together to celebrate summer, your health and your community! Walk the…

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Newly Certified: Deanna Velazquez – Sage Rountree – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Newly Certified: Deanna Velazquez – Sage Rountree Posted May 15, 2019 by Sage & filed under Human Interest, Teaching, Yoga. Meet Deanna Velazquez, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. Deanna has a deep well of expertise in fitness. She has worked as a group fitness instructor, a personal trainer, and of course a yoga teacher. She’s lived in a range of interesting places, too, from Alaska…

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Yoga as Technology – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Yoga as Technology Technology: science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems It’s hard to admit out loud, but I have problems. They range from the mundane – I have to get the laundry, grocery shopping and house cleaning done – to the complex – I run a business with 25 team members and 500+ customers. These responsibilities in and of themselves are not problems, but sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Right now, my problem shows up as me…

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3 Reasons YOU need time for YOU — MPY – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

3 Reasons YOU need time for YOU — MPY Hello! Happy 2019! I’m always in awe at how quickly the year(s) go by. There’s usually a point around March or April where I start wondering “when will the weather get nice?!” – living in Wisconsin really shows the gamut of CRAZY weather – then around July I think “whoa! time…SLOW DOWN!”Anyway, my point is the days are long and years are short. And before we know it, time has gotten…

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My Shark Tank Experience – Pole Dancing Classes Melbourne – Pole Dance Fitness Article

My Shark Tank Experience – Pole Dancing Classes Melbourne Wearing your heart on your sleeve in front of five self-made multi-millionaires on Shark Tank is no easy feat and, when I look back now at the road that led me here, I am overwhelmed with awe and gratitude. It was only a few years ago that I was giving pole lessons out of a humble two-pole studio in my parent’s garage and now here I was, doing a nation-wide business…

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4 Key Strategies for Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis (OA) – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

4 Key Strategies for Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis (OA) Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that affects an estimated 12.1% of the U.S. population (nearly 21 million Americans age 25 and older).  OA is one of 171 different types of arthritis.  The chance of developing osteoarthritis increases with age.  Most people over age 60 experience OA to some degree. Arthritis is a commonly used term that can have multiple meanings depending on the person.  In general, arthritis means inflammation…

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Om & Ahhh | thepoweryogaco – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Om & Ahhh | thepoweryogaco By Mariel Witmond In a world where stress seems to rule our lives and we feel like we have no control over the direction we are going in, it’s time to wake up to the power of breath. Breathing techniques are now being embraced by people across the world for their infinite benefits and I’m delighted to be holding a workshop at PYC with ‘the breath guy’ Richie Bostock. In sanskrit the yogic breathing practice of…

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Matcha Green Energy Bites – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Matcha Green Energy Bites After years of struggling with many health issues including autoimmune disease, migraines and digestive issues, I began the journey of eating less processed junk food and filling my diet with more nutrient-dense superfoods. I stopped dieting, counting calories, depriving myself and feeling guilty and I began to focus on the positive (simply eating more healthy real foods like fruits and vegetables and less junk). I began to incorporate more yoga and self-care and instead of focusing…

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FRI 08.16.19 CFM Social at New Realm Saturday! – Crossfit Fitness Article

FRI 08.16.19 CFM Social at New Realm Saturday! #FlexFriday #cfmstrong CFM Upcoming EventsSaturday, August 10th 31Heroes WOD and Fundraiser!! Sign up to participate in the WOD! CFM Upcoming EventsSaturday, August 17th CFM Social and 31Heroes Party at New Realm Brewery!! Check out the FB event details and join us for an afternoon of drinks and hanging out with your CFM Fam! Click here for event details Donate to CFM’s 31Heroes fundrasing page through August 31st or become a fundraiser on…

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Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series – A Helpful Guide – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series – A Helpful Guide Share with your friends1sharesWhat is Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series? Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is known as Yoga Cikitsā (योग चिकित्सा). The practice cleanses and purifies the body on many levels. It is interesting to know about this famous Yoga method before you dig deeper into the practice. The practice of postures (asana) works primarily on keeping the body healthy. It is a primary need for human development. Ashtanga Yoga is a scientific approach…

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5 Reasons NOT To Stop Your Asana Practice – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

5 Reasons NOT To Stop Your Asana Practice I know how frustrating it is to have injuries in Ashtanga yoga – or in any movement practice. You faithfully get your butt out of bed early each morning to practise and you’re starting to feel yourself getting stronger and more flexible. You feel motivated and energised…everything is going great. And then, BAM. An injury – out of nowhere. Maybe you pushed yourself a little too far in practice, or maybe you…

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So many trainings; Why choose Spira 200 hours Mindfulness and Yoga! – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

So many trainings; Why choose Spira 200 hours Mindfulness and Yoga! Here’s some of what Andrew, class of 2018 gained from teacher training: Knowledge of alignment and anatomy so that I can practice safely and confidently for the rest of my lifeHistory of yoga and how the blending of different cultures over thousands of years has led to what we know and see today More strength and mobility in my physical practiceA stronger relationship with my partner – grateful…

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Member of the Week: Tiffani Howell – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Member of the Week: Tiffani Howell 1. What is your full name? Tiffani élan Howell, though my nickname/professional name is Tes (long story) 2. What was your favorite activity as a child? Reading – anything I could get my hands on and sneak into my room. 3. What job did you have in high school? I worked for a Dutch cookie waffle place and sold concessions at the minor league baseball field. 4. What is your most embarrassing memory? You…

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Yogi’s Shoulders – Workout Fitness Article

This everyday shoulder sequence is a great way to help increase flexibility and release built-up tension after a long day. Put this into your daily routine to maintain happy, open shoulders. Remember to breathe deeply throughout. Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do…

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Greensboro Bound Postview/Kripalu Preview – Sage Rountree – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Greensboro Bound Postview/Kripalu Preview – Sage Rountree Alexandra and I had a wonderful visit to the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival last weekend, full of sweet surprises. Among them: author gifts including delicious homemade cheese straws, a host of interesting people who turned up to hear about Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses, and this amazing art from Hannah Barnhardt, @wandering_witness: I hope this is as close as I ever get to having a courtroom sketch of myself! If you’ve started…

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Yoga Mat Spray — MPY – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Yoga Mat Spray — MPY Thieves oil is packed with ingredients that neutralize bacteria and viruses – and thieves (just like all of young living’s products) is a plant based and non-toxic. The notes in Thieves oil are: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary. All of which smell amazing…kind of like christmas 😉 Purification oil is used to neutralize odors. The notes in Purification oil are: Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, tea tree, lavender and myrtle. Again, all plant based…

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Manipura Power Yoga – – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Manipura Power Yoga – I’ve been insecure my whole life, never can I make a decision and feel comfortable that I did the right thing; I end up second-guessing myself and then fear sets in which turns into anxiety which turns into suffering.  I don’t think I’m alone I think many people are just like me and often go through the same thing,  however I believe there’s too those who are able to have balance naturally they don’t go through this…

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FRI 08.09.19 31Heroes WOD at CFM on Saturday!! – Crossfit Fitness Article

FRI 08.09.19 31Heroes WOD at CFM on Saturday!! CFM 31Heroes from 2018! Today’s schedule6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael 7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael 8a: Open Gym- Michael 12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael 3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony 4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony 5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony 6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- AnthonyWorkout of the Day (WOD)A. E2MOM 8 (4 Rounds) 20 Sit Ups (Rx+ GHDSU) 2 Snatches (80-85% of 1RM) Rest the reminder of the 2 minutes if finished earlyB. 3…

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Yoga Transitions ~ develop a deeper practice – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Yoga Transitions ~ develop a deeper practice Transitions in yoga, and life, can be challenging. When we learn to transition with grace, control and precision in our physical practice it affects our life off the mat, bringing more confidence into our lives. On the mat we note our progress as we master new asanas, but often don’t take the time to focus on the fluidity as we release from one pose and prepare for the next. Graceful  and controlled transitions…

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Terrell Suggs – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Terrell Suggs A Flexible Warrior is adaptable, open, resilient, balanced and free. He or she can bend without breaking, calmly respond to stressful situations, and turn obstacles into opportunities. A Flexible Warrior is all business, but has a sense of humor. He works hard and digs in when he needs to… but he also makes it a priority to chill out and recharge. Warriors have great strength, endurance and willpower, but when their minds and bodies are balanced with recovery,…

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Reflections On Hosting My First Ever Yoga Retreat – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Reflections On Hosting My First Ever Yoga Retreat All photos by the talented Cecilia from Yoga and Photo. When I first started teaching yoga I used to swoon over Instagram and Pinterest images of retreats and dreamt of hosting my own yoga retreat one day. I love yoga, travel, food, meeting new people AND being a hostess so it seemed like the dream job for me! But I kept putting it off. I always came up with a reason why…

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DC, the beltway just got smaller! — Flat Belly Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

DC, the beltway just got smaller! — Flat Belly Pilates Had enough with the schlep to the gym? Too busy to visit a studio? Need individual attention? In need of privacy? Now you can get studio results in the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Flat Belly Pilates is making things easier for you by delivering Pilates and yoga classes at the time and location you need in the DC area. Flat Belly Pilates is a mobile personal training…

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Member of the Week: Tonya Leitz – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Member of the Week: Tonya Leitz 1. What is your full name? Tonya Renea Vigeant Leitz 2. What was your favorite activity as a child? Dancing, singing, creating, always making art, playing Native American woman in the woods, talking to my imaginary Indian family, crushing berries and leaves and setting up our home and kitchen. I also liked to ride my bike and pretend I was a bus driver. 3. What job did you have in high school? I was…

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My Answer To Kino: Would You Still Love Me If I Don’t Handstand Anymore? – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

My Answer To Kino: Would You Still Love Me If I Don’t Handstand Anymore? Photo By Wanda Koch Kino posted an article today, “Would You Still Love Me If I Don’t Handstand Anymore?” My answer is “yes” because I do not choose teachers based on the poses they can do. Even though the yoga world at large has not followed suit, I outgrew that years ago. If someone believes that achievement in physical asana constitutes dedication to practice or greater…

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New Online Course: Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

New Online Course: Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses Alexandra DeSiato and I are pleased to introduce Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses, an online workbook course to accompany our new book of the same title. It’s housed at Sage Yoga Teacher Training, alongside my other online courses for movement teachers. (Explore them all!) In this course, as in the book, we offer you down-to-earth advice on how to make your teaching more lofty while staying relatable. We discuss: finding your…

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Memos from the Yoga Mat — MPY – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Memos from the Yoga Mat — MPY The name ‘memos from the yoga mat’ came to me literally on my mat one day! When I practice I usually have a piece of paper close so that I can write down any inspirations that come into my brain as I practice. Sometimes I write down different yoga poses that I’ve strung together or that are being practiced on one of the videos I have on. Other days I write down different…

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FRI 08.02.19 | CrossFit Midtown – Crossfit Fitness Article

FRI 08.02.19 | CrossFit Midtown #fistbumpfriday Teamwork makes the dream work! Today’s schedule6a: All Levels CrossFit- Carrie 7a: All Levels CrossFit- Carrie 8a: Open Gym- Michael 12n: All Levels CrossFit- Carrie 3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony 4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony 5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony 6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- AnthonyWorkout of the Day (WOD)Kalsu II For Time 100 Devils Press (35/25’s)(Rx+50/35’s) 5 Toes to Bar EMOMPost time to complete the WOD. Ex: 12:10 Rx.And coming Saturday…”Run, Holley, Run” For…

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Energized like a bunny… The Spring Supercharge Continues – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Energized like a bunny… The Spring Supercharge Continues After a week of eating like a warrior and practicing self-care, I feel energized like a bunny! Amazing how that works 🙂 It’s simple (but not necessarily easy) to maintain health and balance in this chaotic world… My basic recipe is… Yoga + Superfoods + Self-care It’s about finding the balance between willpower (doing hard things) … and chillpower (relaxing and letting go). For me, it’s a constant challenge to find that…

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How Taking a Yoga Class Can Help With Anxiety | Yoga – Fitness Article

Flow, posture, controlled breathing, focused attention, and balance are all signs that you’re in a good yoga class (and hopefully one at Youfit *wink*). Some of you might be saying “I’d never be caught in a yoga class. No, thanks. Namaste at home!” But the truth is, the benefits of yoga are extensive. Looking to increase your flexibility? Take a yoga class. Do you want to increase muscle strength? Take a yoga class. Trying to increase your energy level? Take…

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