Restorative Yoga: Rest at its Best

by Kate Smallwood I can couch potato with the best of ‘em, but that’s not the real deal. Nor is scrolling Facebook while in bed on a Sunday afternoon. I’m talking about Rest – capital R! A funny thing happens when you remind yourself that this word is actually verb. Try it. “To rest” has […]

Doshas – Your Unique Body Type in Ayurveda

Yoga Illumined Ayurveda

Have you ever wondered why you crave certain things?  What governs your mood?  Have you ever wondered why others seem more sensitive to things and you aren’t or vice versa?  Well, Ayurveda, the ancient Science of Life originally from India, has determined for centuries that we all have a unique body type based on 3 […]

Byron Katie, The Work and Money

These YouTube videos with Byron Katie and Joginder Bola have us questioning our thoughts about money and whether or not we have enough.  Byron Katie put all of the teachings of Vedanta Yoga into practice.  Question the mind.  You create your own reality.  And you can change it, by questioning your thoughts.  Powerful work. The last video […]

Paschimottanasana – Seated forward Bend

Seated Forward Bend – Paschimottanasana creates strength through the lower back and spine.  It lengthens the torso, provides space in the lower back – especially for many of us who sit in Western chairs all day long, unconsciously compressing the lower back. From an energetic standpoint, it creates a seal (mudra) in the body of protection. […]

Yogafly and Surf – South Padre Island, Texas

Yoga Illumined Teacher and Surfer, Terra Volz, helped put together a fabulous weekend of Surf and Yoga in South Padre Island.  We practiced Yoga at Laguna Madre Yoga, Dance and Meditation center – owned by Aziza Barker and stayed at the Blue Beach House, managed by the amazing Tory Neuman.  We plan on having more […]

Three Simple Yoga Poses to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Yoga for Sleep, Yogafly, Yoga Illumined, Rebecca Harris

by Rebecca Harris Ah, the illusive good night’s sleep.  The Center for Disease Control estimates that 50 to 70 million American adults suffer from sleep or wakefulness disorders.  To understand the scope of the issues, that’s roughly the population of the entire country of Italy (who, in my opinion, may have mastered the art of […]

Seated Spinal Twist with Zoe

Zoe demonstrates Ardha Matsyendrasana – Seated Spinal Twist – Yoga Illumined style. Enjoy!  

Tuesday night Yoga Illumined at Yoga Black Lagoon

Lighten up and Energize your Life! Join Yoga Illumined graduates Liz Jurewicz and Michelle Widmer every Tuesday night at Yoga Black Lagoon on 43rd and Guadalupe in Austin, Texas. 6 pm Hatha Yoga Flow with Liz 7:30 pm Candlelight Vinyasa with Michelle  

What is Ayurveda?

I am a big believer in bringing Ayurveda together with Yoga in your daily life.  The two sister sciences truly help one live a life abundant in health, healing, comfort, strength and joy. What is Ayurveda? From Kerry Meath-Sinkin’s web site, – Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical sciences on the planet, and while […]

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