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MOTHERS DAY IS COMING – MAY 11

Stephanie Keachby Stephanie Keach

But everyday is mother’s day! Please don’t get so affected by Hallmark’s marketing and propaganda, and if you do cave in and buy something, try to make it a sustainable, conscious, earth-friendly purchase (hint: massage gift certificate! yoga workshop! local organic food!).

A good friend of mine (and revered yoga master) recently suggested that we adjust our students like they were our mothers (not friends, siblings, or lovers). ...

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Featured Instructor: Izzy Shurte

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Izzy Shurte fell in love with yoga while in college, however it was the catalyst of losing her father suddenly at twenty-nine years old that prompted her to seek solace in committed daily asana practice. Izzy is a graduate of Asheville Yoga Center’s 200 HR Teacher Training program along with AYC’s Classics of Yoga 500 HR program. Currently Izzy is completing a Masters in Mental Health ...

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Featured Instructor: Kumiko Yamada

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Kumiko Yamada (aka Kumari) is originally from Tokyo, Japan and brings a wonderful understanding of the world to her classes. She has been teaching yoga in New York and internationally for over a decade. She is trained in both vinyasa and Jivamukti styles and has a BSc in psychology from Boston University.

Kumiko is an advanced certified Jivamukti teacher and was the Director of Continuing Education at Jivamukti before moving to Asheville ...

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Five Reasons Not to Become a Yoga Teacher

By Stephanie Keach

 

1. If you don’t like people staring at your ass all the time, don’t become a Yoga teacher. It’s true: your job is to wear tight clothes to show correct alignment and posture, but people will inevitably watch your ass too. it’s almost like subconscious programming. Luckily there are Lululemon pants: for $100. They make all asses look great!

 

2. If you don’t want to quit smoking, you probably shouldn’t become a Yoga teacher. ...

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Don’t Waste Time by Stephanie Keach

This was THE big teaching at the Buddhist monastery where I hung out when I was younger. Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha was posted outside the temple, we all had to walk past it several times a day, and were told it meant: “Quit messing around with your traumas and dramas! The time is NOW! Enlightenment is NOW!”

I don’t call myself a Buddhist, but I do meditate in the zen style of zazen ...

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Saraswati, Teacher of the Month

Dr. Saraswati Markus, DAOM, LAc, ERYT200, Daoyogini, and Chinese medicine gynecologist, is a thought leader in natural hormonal balance and fertile health maintenance. Dao Flow Yoga for Women’s Health has recently been featured in LA Yoga Magazine, Integral Yoga Magazine, Mantra Magazine, Spirituality & Health, and The Acupuncturist. Her work combines Chinese medicine with yoga to ignite self-healing ...

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Kimberley Puryear – Teacher of the Month


Why teach yoga?
Because yoga is so healing. Practicing yoga has helped me to become more spacious, present, and honest with myself, with others, and with life itself.  Sharing that deeper sense of peace, spaciousness, honesty, and inner stillness is a true honor.  I consider myself a lifelong student and love that we can all learn and grow together.

What is your teaching history?
I started teaching just after ...

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Our Brains on Yoga by Stephanie Keach

My sweet hubby asked me the other day about some random scheduling question with the kids.   Instantly I pulled out my handy dandy iPhone. OMG our brains are getting so lazy! I don’t need to  remember anything about our family of five, it’s all there (as long as I remember to enter the details!) Can you grasp the magnitude of this (with whatever brain power we have left)? Our ...

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Rosie Mulford: Teacher of the Month

Why teach yoga?

I just love it!  Teaching is my biggest aid in learning.

What is your teaching history?

Technically, I started teaching at a very young age. My first experience with Yoga was through a beautiful woman named Eve Diskin.  This was back in the 1970′s. Ms. Diskin was then the President of the American Society of Yoga.  She taught a Yoga class at my school. Then I was given the ...

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Kim Drye – Teacher of the Month

 

Why teach yoga?

I ask myself that all the time.  Every day.  I teach in part to keep myself accountable- in my practice and in my life.  I teach because yoga is what I love and as everyone else, my dream is to make a living doing what I love. I teach because I’ve studied extensively and feel that I have knowledge to share.

What is your teaching history?

After ...

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