YTT Summer 2019 – Gallery

Welcome

Welcome to Yoga Uttara: Land and Heart Practice. Look here for details, dates and inspiration on why you should take a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training intensive

Thoughts for Yoga Teachers – explaining yoga as therapy

The practice of yoga is therapeutic. Anyone who has practiced yoga will agree with this statement, but the idea of "yoga therapy" is contentious. In January 2016, the Yoga Alliance requested that any yoga school remove the terms "yoga therapy" and "yoga therapist" from their title. This instruction was a precaution against misleading the public …

Hungry? Eat. Full? Stop Eating. Why can’t it be this simple?

Sighhhh. Eating. Overeating. Undereating. Nourishment. Junk food. Dinnertime. Breakfast. Why does eating have to be such an emotional struggle? The formula seems so simple. Hungry? Eat. Full? Stop eating. Wondering what to eat? Food. Mostly plants. Wondering what not to eat? Things in packages. But the reality is that the relationship between food, nourishment and …

Get out of your own way: battling your ego with the Warrior Series.

Use the Warrior Series to battle your ego and realize your goals. Most flow yoga classes incorporate at least one of the warrior poses (Virabhadrasana series), but beyond the physical shape of the poses, what are these poses all about? The warrior series refers to the spiritual warrior, one who battles the universal enemy. The …

Core Strength

There is a plethora of images in fitness magazines and on Instagram that display air-brushed models with flat and toned tummies. All of these images suggest that a taught belly is an ideal to strive for. Defined abdominal muscles are a point of vanity and the existence of a six-pack is synonymous with a strong …

Are you a believer?

If you spend enough time in a yoga studio, you will hear a lot of bold statements about the physical and emotional benefits of yoga. “practicing yin will reduce stress and anxiety” “forward folds are good for introspection” “we store a lot of emotion in our hips: hip-opening poses can release pent-up emotion” “backbends will invigorate …