- Practice What You Teach: Keeping Teaching Real through the Evolution of Your Personal Practice
- It's All in the Hips, Or Is It?
- Day or Night? Body and Mind Considerations for Scheduling Your Yoga Practice
- This Yoga Love Affair (Part Two): Making it Last a Lifetime
- This Yoga Love Affair: A Collage of Views on How to Keep Your Yoga Practice Sustainable Over One Year
- To Be Thankful Without Grasping and Real Without Apologizing
- When Burnout Knocks: The Struggle of Keeping Teaching Healthy, Honest, and Vibrant
- Living Yoga Off The Mat
- Tuning Up Mind and Body: How Yoga and Sound Therapy Work in Harmony
- Making It to the Mat: What Yoga Teachers Need to Know About the Most Difficult Part of the Practice
The Yoga Season Begins at Yandara Yoga
The yoga season is just beginning here at Yandara, Baja, Mexico. Students arriving wide eyed and curious, making themselves at home, while getting to know their fellow comrades on this journey, chatting about travels, families, jobs. To our surprise the students of the October/November training were greeted with a refreshing rinse from Mother Nature. A yin environment to the yang heat and sun the Baja has felt for the past few weeks, and sure to be one of the final rains of the year.
The days at Yandara begin with yoga flow classes, elegantly laced with teaching instruction. The lead trainers guide the students through different styles of yoga while mentioning what goes on in the background: the planning, the intention, the heart that is put into creating and performing a great yoga class. Morning flow seamlessly continues into a silent breakfast allowing for introspection and digestion, not only of the food but the concepts their minds have consumed. With their bellies satiated they return to their mats to delve into posture and terminology breakdowns, always actively processing the teachings.
Lunch is an exciting time as the smell of curry wafts down the path to the kitchen, where a rainbow of foods await: salads, fish, vegetables, tofu, and an array of fruits. After lunch the students move on to a well-deserved rest, retreating to their tents, the ocean or staying awhile to mingle over a cup of tea.
Whether completing the 26 or 16 day training, the Yandara students express, learn, grow, improve, teach and transform into vibrant, present and skilled yoga instructors, ready to gracefully take the steps back home to share their growth with the world.