Yoga Teacher Spotlight – Katie Jo

  This spotlight blog post features a woman of many talents, Katie Jo. Katie is a prenatal yoga teacher located in Detroit, MI, although prenatal yoga is only one of Katie’s specialties. She teaches gentle hatha yoga at Pembroke Park in Birmingham and occasionally offers special workshops at Ascension Healing Arts Center in Southfield. This... Continue Reading →

Staying True to the Spiritual Roots of Yoga

By Sara Merchawi Although yoga at face value may seem like just a simple work out, many fail to recognize the spiritual implications behind the practice. Yoga began as a method of “reaching harmony between the heart and soul, all the while on the path to divine enlightenment.” People practiced this ancient workout for both... Continue Reading →

Maintaining Your Own Practice as a Yoga Instructor

By Sara Merchawi   Although becoming a yoga instructor is an extremely honorable and intimate form of practicing yoga itself, it can be difficult to carve time out of your busy schedule for your own yoga practices. A common misconception is that yoga instructors can maintain their ​Ahimsa and ​Shanti through teaching alone. The benefits... Continue Reading →

Yougopia Meet and Greet

  About Yougopia: Yougopia is an online platform where yoga teachers, studios, and event planners can post their schedules for free. Yoga students can discover new classes, sign up and pay for the classes on the platform. Our mission is to connect people through positive yoga experiences and make yoga accessible and affordable to everyone,... Continue Reading →

Yoga On Your Own

  So, you’ve always wanted to try Yoga, but you don’t know where to start.  Or perhaps you have found a studio with which to take classes, but you aren't sure that your budget allows for  the membership fee in order to practice multiple times each week. I must say there is nothing quite like... Continue Reading →

Introducing… A Yoga Teacher

For those of you considering offering beginner yoga classes, and have not made that commitment yet, our conversation with Lisa Willcock will surely stir your interest about what a yoga teacher might be like and what motivates them to teach. I had the pleasure of lunching with a lovely woman on International Women’s Day. Lisa... Continue Reading →

Expanding Your Reach

You’re a Yoga Teacher.  Congratulations! You have practiced and worked hard to gather strength and knowledge about the body and all that yoga can do to bring balance and harmony to it.  The work you have done is, in itself, a personal reward and you are so happy to be able to aid others in... Continue Reading →

Yoga to Enliven Winter

Autumn and Winter are wonderful seasons! Relationships strengthen with fireside moments as friends and family converge. We hardly need a reason to be thankful at Thanksgiving as these aesthetics please and nourish our souls.  We rejoice to see the beauty in zillions of different snowflakes and anticipate loving memories made around a holiday table. For... Continue Reading →

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