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3001, 2016

Therapeutic Value of Slow Flow Yoga

By Faye Martins What is all the fuss about slow flow yoga? If you want to get in shape by trying a low-impact exercise, then slow-flow vinyasa yoga is the pace for you. Stretch your [...]

2201, 2016

Teaching Inversions For Mood Elevation

By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed. Is there a way to teach inversions and raise the mood of an entire class? Teaching mood elevating Yoga classes, which address and ameliorate the underlying causes of anxiety and depression, [...]

1401, 2016

Nurturing Harmony in a Yoga Class: Individual Considerations

By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed How do we go about nurturing harmony in our Yoga classes? According to BKS Iyengar, who is one of the most well loved and highly respected Yoga teachers of our time, [...]

1912, 2015

Teaching Balancing Holiday Yoga Classes: Ananda Balasana

By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed. How can you teaching balancing holiday Yoga classes? Once again, the holiday season is upon us. Many homes are now displaying brightly colored Christmas lights and glowing Menorahs in honor of [...]

509, 2015

Teaching Yoga and Addiction Recovery: Addressing Insomnia

By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed. Can Yoga be used as an adjunct therapy for addiction recovery? According to the National Sleep Foundation, roughly 60 million Americans have difficulty with some form of insomnia on a regular [...]

908, 2015

Creating Healthy Habits with Yoga: Regularity

By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed Creating healthy habits can be difficult for many of us. Establishing a regular time to practice Yoga is one of the primary keys to benefiting fully from this ancient system of physical postures, pranayama [...]

808, 2015

Improving Yoga Student Safety: Encouraging Communication

By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed Are you interested in methods for improving Yoga student safety? The safety of students can be improved by encouraging open and forthright communication, between a Yoga teacher and his or her [...]

208, 2015

Teaching Outdoor Yoga Cultivates Gratitude

By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed. Teaching outdoor Yoga classes can be a special treat depending on your climate. During the balmy days of summer, teaching classes outside can easily facilitate a sense of gratitude and appreciation [...]

2807, 2015

Teaching Yoga Outside Fosters Mindful Breath Awareness

By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed. How can your students learn to apply mindful breath awareness to life? The warm, balmy months of summer easily lend themselves to teaching Yoga classes in an outdoor environment. Traditionally, Yoga [...]

2507, 2015

Teaching Yoga Classes and Effective Themes

  By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed.  Choosing effective themes for teaching Yoga classes is one of the subtle nuances of teaching that will help to keep your classes fresh and engaging. Sequencing a series of physical postures, [...]