Why Men Don’t Feel Welcome To Practice Yoga
yoga for men

Why Men Don’t Feel Welcome To Practice Yoga

“It feels like you’re trespassing onto something that’s theirs“ ✅ Why don’t more men practice yoga? I asked the men’s group that I co-facilitate, “Why don’t more men practice yoga” and some of their thoughts were fascinating. They said they had felt they were not welcome in a few experiences. Now, these may be projections…

What to do on a day off at the Mystical Yoga Farm at Lake Atitlan
Travel and culture

What to do on a day off at the Mystical Yoga Farm at Lake Atitlan

Home to volcanoes, rainforests, and ancient Mayan history, Lake Atitlán is the deepest lake in Central America, formed by a gigantic volcanic eruption that occurred during the Chocoyos Eruption! A mystical, freshwater lake in a massive volcanic crater… there’s a reason the Mystical Yoga Farm was built here (and why SYI was founded here!!)  So,…

What is a Yoga Alliance certification and how it works
Institutional Insights

What is a Yoga Alliance certification and how it works

Becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance signifies a significant achievement in the yoga teaching journey. It is generally accepted that to become a yoga teacher and teach yoga you need three things: a teaching certificate, accredited status from a yoga association, and insurance. While registration is entirely voluntary and is not required…

Unveiling the Mystical Significance of 108 in Yoga
Advanced Concepts

Unveiling the Mystical Significance of 108 in Yoga

In many traditions, the number 108 holds profound and symbolic significance, transcending the boundaries of mathematics. The sacred number 108 is present across the ethers, coming into expression in meditation, breathwork, postures, and other aspects of spiritual discipline.  The sacrity of this number is woven into the fabric of yoga and beyond into the teachings…

How the Peruvian – Shamanic Medicine Wheel Guides ourYoga Teacher Training
Advanced Concepts

How the Peruvian – Shamanic Medicine Wheel Guides ourYoga Teacher Training

The word Yoga means ‘yoke’ or to unite in mind, body, heart, & soul. To walk the path of yoga is to look within and to recognize what is not in union and to take responsibility to action change. In the modern Western world there has grown a disconnect in our innate human ability to…

How to improve your physical health with yoga: 10 Benefits
Physical Health

How to improve your physical health with yoga: 10 Benefits

If you’re looking to improve your physical health, a simple way to do it is to implement yoga into your life. It is a practice that will give you a series of benefits, including some that improve your physical well-being. In this article, you will learn what benefits your body will experience if you start…

Cacao Ceremony 🙏 The Sacred Art Of This Healing Medicine
Lifestyle

Cacao Ceremony 🙏 The Sacred Art Of This Healing Medicine

CACAO CEREMONY THE SACRED ART OF CEREMONIAL CACAO Purchase your 100% organic ceremonial grade cacao from Guatemala here: Cacao Ceremony is a journey held with loving intention in which you can awaken the sacred connection between you and cacao, unlock your inner wisdom, intuition and guidance. Cacao has been gaining popularity as a super food…

Yoga In The Office: Yoga And Mindfulness In The Corporate World
Lifestyle

Yoga In The Office: Yoga And Mindfulness In The Corporate World

We are increasingly witnessing the prioritization of wellness practices in the corporate world; over the last five years and since 2020, as a wider community, humanity has been called to reassess its approach to work and wellness. These concepts were once considered separate, where an individual’s well-being came second to their productivity and working output….

Navigating The Path Of Respectful Practice ✍
Travel and culture

Navigating The Path Of Respectful Practice ✍

A profound way to deepen your understanding of Yogic culture, history, and practices is through education. Our programs will provide you with confidence in the foundation of your knowledge and practice that will allow you to share in authenticity the guidance of this profound spiritual path☝ The topic of cultural appropriation has sparked many conversations…

Full Guide To Finding The Best Yoga Certification For You✍
Education and Career

Full Guide To Finding The Best Yoga Certification For You✍

In this blog, we will help you navigate the pathway for you to determine what Yoga Certification is best for you. We’ll let you in on a little secret, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to choosing a Yoga Teacher Training. ☝ Millions of people worldwide now embrace yoga as a way of life rather…

Uncover The Magic: Understanding The Sacred Power Of Kirtan ✍
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Uncover The Magic: Understanding The Sacred Power Of Kirtan ✍

In this blog, we will explore the historical foundation of Kirtan, its role as a spiritualyoga practice as well as exploring the benefits of a regular Kirtan or chanting practice, and what to expect when joining a Kirtan event. Let’s begin! ☝ “KIRTAN IS A WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE DIVINE WITHIN US;…

Benefits of a Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Education and Career

Benefits of a Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Yoga Nidra is a deeply restorative and meditative experience that not only nurtures personal growth but also enhances your teaching abilities. By embarking on a Yoga Nidra Teacher Training journey, you’ll unlock life-changing benefits that will not only enrich your own practice but also empower you to guide others towards a path of holistic well-being….

Sustainable Living & Yoga ♻️ A Guide To a Greener Lifestyle🌱
Lifestyle

Sustainable Living & Yoga ♻️ A Guide To a Greener Lifestyle🌱

Living in rhythm as one with nature, how the ancient practices of yoga can set the foundation for sustainable living in the modern era. 1. AN INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING “Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetables myself” – Henry David Thoreau. Sustainable living may be somewhat…

What is Trauma-Informed Yoga & What To Expect on a Yoga Teacher Training
Advanced Concepts

What is Trauma-Informed Yoga & What To Expect on a Yoga Teacher Training

Trauma Informed is a non-hierarchical, heart forward, and humanity centered approach. WHAT IS TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA Trauma-Informed Yoga is a space that honors the nuances of the human experience and the facilitation of an environment where each practitioner can take agency over their own bodily autonomy, nervous system regulation, and power of choice. A truly trauma-informed space…

Yoga For Chakras
Advanced Concepts

Yoga For Chakras

YOGA FOR CHAKRAS: UNDERSTANDING AND BALANCING YOUR ENERGY CENTERS Yoga is an ancient practice that has been used for thousands of years as a means of strengthening human beings physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Fundamental to the practice and study of yoga is an understanding of the energetic body. ENERGETIC ANATOMY You may be familiar…

Reintegration – Steps To Reintegrate Into Your Life After A YTT
Education and Career

Reintegration – Steps To Reintegrate Into Your Life After A YTT

Steps To Reintegrate Into Your Life After A Yoga Teacher Training Congratulations. You’ve completed your 200hr Yoga Teacher Training!!! Now what? Leaving the shiny bright community of your yoga teacher training is likely filled with excitement, inspiration and anticipation of all that you can create on the path that lies ahead of you. EMBRACING TAMAS…

5 Things To Look Out For When Booking a Yoga Teacher Training 🧘
Education and Career

5 Things To Look Out For When Booking a Yoga Teacher Training 🧘

Many yoga schools are offering a wide variety of courses! With so many companies and offerings, how do you know which option is the right fit for you? We’ve made a list of 5 things to look out for when booking a yoga teacher training! The Calling – Follow Your Intuition  When you know, you…

How a Yoga Teacher Training Can Level Up Your Yoga Practice🙌
Education and Career

How a Yoga Teacher Training Can Level Up Your Yoga Practice🙌

HOW A YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CAN LEVEL UP YOUR YOGA PRACTICE Many people sign up for a Yoga Teacher Training with the intention to teach. Another incredible reason to complete a Yoga Teacher Training is to deepen your own practice and ultimately, change your life in many powerful ways. You don’t have to want to…

Healing with Yoga
Mental Health

Healing with Yoga

When practiced with awareness, yoga hols immense potential to help support healing on all level. For many, being embodied and thinking about the body is no easy task. Every time we step onto our mats, a courageous act is committed. A willingness to turn towards ourselves, instead away from ourselves. A willingness to notice sensation.A…

Yoga Training: Metaphors From The Mat
Education and Career

Yoga Training: Metaphors From The Mat

Let your soul speak to you on your mat and take the lessons out into the world. Step off of your mat and into the world with a willingness to share your new insights, lessons, and blessings. This is what our world needs. Some‌ ‌days‌ ‌you‌ ‌wake‌ ‌up‌ ‌feeling‌ ‌spunky‌ ‌and‌ ‌full‌ ‌of‌ ‌life.‌ ‌Other‌…