Key Question: What Kind of Yoga do we Teach in Alchemy of Yoga Program?
In learning to teach yoga there is a delicate balance between consistency and creativity. One the greatest challenges we face as teachers is adapting Yoga to make it accessible for everyone in our class. The practice we offer students is for THEM, and about them as an act of service. Therefore in Alchemy of Yoga […]
The Importance of Community in Yoga
by Silvia Mordini Truth: My favorite part of yoga is community. The coming together of humans of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, ages, interests to share the same experience. That’s why I go back everyday as a teacher and as a student. And science tells us that being in a healthy community is good for us. […]
How To Rely On Yourself
Yoga teaches self-reliance. Swami Vivekandanda says, ‘We are responsible for what we are and whatever we wish ourselves to be. We have the power to make ourselves.” The very first yoga sutra states, “now begins the study of yoga.” This implies that the student is ready and accepts responsibility for learning. In other words, no […]
I remember my first yoga class at a community center. I didn’t know anybody, and I’m pretty sure nobody else knew anyone either. I remember thinking “this is weird,” because there were people of all different ages and backgrounds, with me being the youngest. To be honest, if we hadn’t come together in yoga class, […]