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It’s better to be stiff

A vast majority of people, even those of us who are not that stiff, are stiff to some extent. We ALL have tight spots but some of us have to stretch a little further to find them. Occasionally there will be someone coming to class who seems to have very few tight spots at all. […]

Yoga Teacher Assessment, done

As some of you have heard, a couple of weeks ago, I passed the Intermediate Junior 1 teacher assessment. I was already a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher before I took the exam but passing the test means that I have another certificate beyond the basic certification. There are three levels of certification; Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced. […]

How does yoga change you?

How does doing some exercises on a yoga mat change your life? Unless you are of the “burning bush” variety it is probably unlikely that doing yoga poses once in your life will have a large affect on it. It is doing them once most days consistently over a period of time that has made […]

Traveling Yogi

I spent the first two weeks of December teaching at Pranayama Yoga Studio (www.yogarockford.com), pictured at left. This great Iyengar Yoga studio is owned by my dear friend Jennie Williford. I met Jennie years ago in Ann Arbor at one of Laurie Blakeney’s teacher trainings (www.annarborschoolofyoga.com). We traveled to Pune together to study at the […]

Why I Love Iyengar Yoga, part 2

Before I list all the reasons why I love Iyengar Yoga let me first say that I think we (as Americans / Westerners) put too much pressure on yoga and yoga traditions. We want it to do everything and be everything to and for us. It must cure our bad back, make us happy always, […]