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The Sunshine of your Heart

https://youtu.be/tceiKraaoYo Life is an unknown adventure. I have been dancing and teaching dance for 30 years, practicing Bhakti yoga for 20 years, and Hatha Yoga for 10. It has been an incredible path of self-discovering and healing for me all together. I was always very attracted to Mantra meditation and Kirtan, and it became one…
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Quinoa Salad

This vegetarian and vegan quinoa salad recipe is surprisingly tasty and healthy! Though the recipe calls for cucumber, peppers, and tomatoes, feel free to experiment by adding different veggies such as zucchini, corn or even kale or spinach greens; there's really no wrong way to make a healthy quinoa salad! What You'll Need 4 cups  water instead 1 1/2…
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Injury As Practice

By Christina Demetre, LTY trainee/2016 The last few years I have been a die-hard yogi, going to class almost every day. It did not matter that my massage work schedule was all over the place; I always found time to show up. That power hour or 75 minute class was MY time. It is also important to…
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Ahimsa Towards Our Planet

Choosing Organic This week, we were asked to be conscious about how we practice Ahimsa. Ahimsa is being kind to all living things on earth and showing compassion towards others. A part of Ahimsa is being one with nature. By showing respect to nature, it will show respect to you. This is why I choose…
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Vegan Chocolate Cake with chocolate chips!

    This is a easy, fast, healthy and delicious vegan  chocolate  cake. You can eat with ice cream, jellies or creams. We had with vegan ice cream on the side, it was delicious!!!   You can also add your favorites fruits on the top! Enjoy!!! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup white…
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Vegetarian Diet

  If you want to be a true Yogi, you have to do your best to live according to the Eight Limbs of Yoga; the first one being Yamas (Ethical Disciplines). These Ethical Disciplines include ”Ahimsa” (non-harming). Ahimsa means that we should all be kind to each other, feel compassion, not to harm anybody and…
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The Chakras

Part of our teacher training includes Subtle Anatomy. Under this section we study the Chakras. There are seven principal Chakras and each one associates with different aspects of our existence. They can relate to the physical body, energy flow, and spirituality. Starting from the base of the spine with Muladhara Chakra- Root Chakra. This Chakra…
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Badha Konasana: Cobbler’s Pose

Badha Konasana is one of my “go to poses.” Do you know at the end of some yoga classes when everyone is getting ready for Savasana, sometimes the teacher might invite you to do another pose? A pose that you’re working on or that it’s good for you. Well, that’s what I mean by “go…
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Five Yamas from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

As part of our Yoga Teacher Training we are studying The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In book two, the eight limbs of Yoga are described and the first one is Yama (abstinence.) It goes on listing and describing the abstinence principals into the five yamas (non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence and non-greed) I don’t see it…
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Be the change you wish to see in the world

Namaste The first of the Yamas (Ethical Disciplines) is called Ahimsa, which means “non-harming”. It is the most fundamental of all the yamas, as it refers to the relationship with all beings in this world and ourselves, to be harmless and good to others is the best path towards unity and ultimate transcendence of the…
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