The landscape of a yoga studio varies from school to school. Some places are very sparsely furnished, others are richly ornamented with plants, artwork... and props! Don't be alarmed, they aren't torture devices (usually!). Like toys for adults, these props offer the opportunity to deepen, support and enliven your practice. They are there for you to find the optimal alignment in a pose, to direct and funnel your energy during both your asana, pranayama, and your meditation practices. Some… Continue
Added by Liz Lawler on May 31, 2010 at 6:30pm —
I have found out that agave syrup may not be as great as we thought it was....
Sorry to be the bubble buster here, but we need to keep each other
informed...my advice,… Continue
Added by Laura Kowalewski on May 26, 2010 at 5:57pm —
It is my great honor to introduce new Yoga Bear members: Frank Iszak and Sepril Gobe-Iszak, my first mentors and yoga teachers. After cancer, deciding how to become a yoga teacher that specialized in teaching cancer patients was not an easy in 2005. I googled lots of training programs and found SAYCO
(Silver Age Yoga Community Outreach) in San Diego. It was a God-send, because their 70 hour program, with six months of weekly mentoring,… Continue
Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on May 25, 2010 at 6:30am —
hi everyone, i will be offering a yoga class for survivors, and those undergoing treatment, at innerlight yoga center on tuesdays at 4 p.m. beginning june 1st.please feel free to e-mail me with questions. blessings, alicia barry
my e-mail is email@example.com
Added by alicia barry on May 24, 2010 at 5:20am —
Hello Yoga Bears!
Hope your week was good and you have great plans for the coming weekend.
We are super excited for Yogapalooza! If you didn’t buy your ticket yet – please do
- It’s around the corner! Also RSVP in the event page
In addition, we are still looking for donations for the Yogapalooza silent auction. Please contact… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on May 21, 2010 at 4:43pm —
So you probably know all about Yogapalooza coming up on June 6.
But let me add that YogaVibes.com, which distributes my Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors class online, is donating all thier profits that day to Yoga Bear. So if you or someone you know wants to participate in this fundraiser but you don't live in one of the participating cities, take a class online at YogaVibes and know you're helping make a difference.…
Added by Katheryn Harlan on May 19, 2010 at 10:12am —
What about yoga in our everyday lives? If I don't get to class and haven't gotten to the mat, what then? Am I not going to practice at all? In these 'in between' times, I can take a pose and practice breathing. Choosing to stretch where ever I find myself. I'm a wiggler. I don't sit in a chair very long without wiggling. Mostly, my feet don't touch the floor and my back starts to feel achy and so, I take a pose in the chair. In an all day lecture, you will find me next to the wall, in the back… Continue
Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on May 18, 2010 at 5:00am —
Hello Yoga Bears!
Hope you all had a good week.
We are in the midst of Preparations for Yogapalooza on June 6th! We are planning great events and we would love to see you there! Tickets to participate are $10/person/class or $15 for an all day pass and can be purchased here
. Also RSVP here and stay tuned for more details here
We are looking… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on May 14, 2010 at 3:41pm —
In class the other day my teacher told us to look up in our warrior pose and not to let the roof interfere with our vision. I thought “wow, what a simple statement that covers it all”. Often times we but up these walls with the belief that we are protecting ourselves. What we don’t realize is that we are actually barricading ourselves in.
Recently I have had many students come to me for advise on numerous topics ranging from should I do a yoga teacher training to did my boyfriend… Continue
Added by Sarah B on May 12, 2010 at 3:55pm —
hello all my rhode island friends, i am returning to r.i. and will be offering a yoga class for breast cancer survivors beginning june 1st at innerlight center for yoga and meditation in middletown. please join me every tuesday at 4 p.m. for a restorative class that will provide you with a sanctuary and a community of extraordinary survivors like yourself. the class is free and will continue throughout the summer. hope to see you there, namaste, alicia
Added by alicia barry on May 12, 2010 at 3:33pm —
I'm teaching yoga class for women breast cancer survivors today, Wed at 5:30 in Bklyn, , come if you can, we'd love to see you!
Added by Narisara Vanichanan on May 12, 2010 at 10:18am —
This weekend, my husband, Chris, decided to listen to a talk
on meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn .
" technique of meditation is deceptively simple. Take a sixty-seconds, and listen to your breathing. Yep, that's it. Want to try again? Here's goes.… Continue
Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on May 11, 2010 at 5:00am —
Hello Yoga Bears!
Hope you all had a lovely week. Official details about Yogapalooza! Yogapalooza
is a day of yoga to benefit charity and celebrate healthy living - Join us Sunday, June 6, 2010, National Cancer Survivor's Day, for a YogaBear fundraiser.
We're raising money to continue providing free yoga services for cancer patients and survivors.
Yogapalooza will be… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on May 7, 2010 at 11:49am —
In practicing yoga, there should not be any shortcuts. Without learning the correct techniques and having the correct alignment, the practitioner is only causing more harm to herself. We hear practitioners complaining of injuries from yoga which is actually due to repetition of doing poses incorrectly.
Many times in life, we also tend to take shortcuts. We will find ways to shorten our journeys, not realizing that we are missing the beautiful sceneries along the longer route.
Added by Karin Tang on May 6, 2010 at 7:50pm —
New WCS gentle yoga class starting on Wednesdays, 5:30pm at www.movewithgracestudio.com
, in Brooklyn (Clinton Hill / Bed-Stuy).
Added by Narisara Vanichanan on May 4, 2010 at 7:49pm —
No doubt we've all tried ways to handle "emotional hangovers", commonly referred to as 'stress', a pile up of overcharged nerve endings which causes everything from crankiness to migraines.
Chronic and unremitting stress, associated with cancer treatment
, calls for an arsenal of tools.
Here's a short list of things, please add-on:
1. Yoga -… Continue
Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on May 4, 2010 at 5:30am —