Yoga for Sleep, Yogafly, Yoga Illumined, Rebecca Harris

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

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  

Guru Pur(rrr)nima – Full Moon Contentment

Today is Guru Purnima – the full moon to the Guru – our teacher of teachers.  And I’m having the loveliest day, week, life – sweet contentment.  I am content in the fact that there’s nothing really permanent in this world except LOVE.  Of the limitless, undying variety. On this path of illumination, I never […]

Yoga Illumined, Castle Hill, Yogafly, Sumukhi, Zoe Mantarakis

Beyond Anger into Love

Anger is a powerful friend and ally if you understand her and work with her lovingly.  I’ve found that when I break down anger to its elemental form – it is the Fire element overwhelming all the other elements – Earth, Water, Air and Space. When I channel the Fire element properly, I melt iron […]

Yoga Illumined, Yoga Illumined Teacher Training

How to do Forearm Stand

This asana or Hatha yoga posture is called Pincha Mayurasana or feathered peacock.  You can view Yogafly’s demonstration by clicking here. This is an inversion – which is super energizing and balancing for the body.  It powers up the shoulder-blades, arms and upper body and relaxes the mind.  Breath is very important in all asanas.  […]

Amba Parameshwari Akhilandeshwari

The melody is from Heather and Benjy Wertheimer.  I love this verse, I think I change it a little, but still makes sense: Amba Parameshwari Akhilandeshwari Adi Parashakti Palaya Mam Tri Bhuvaneshwari Raja Maheshwari Ananda Rupini Palaya Mam Sat-chit-Ananda Rupini Palaya Mam OM Shantih.  OM.  OM Shantih. OM.  OM Shantih OM. Great Mother Goddess beyond […]

Yoga, Impressions and Projections

As a yoga teacher, yoga teacher trainer and plain ol’ human person living an ordinary life with others, I am often struck by our need as humans to be “impressed” by one another.  On one hand, it is so amazing to be inspired and influenced by each other to attain our highest goals and to […]

Yoga Illumined: More than a Teacher Training

We are embarking upon the 2014 Yoga Illumined journey at Castle Hill Yoga in Austin, Texas. It seems important to note that yes, this is a Teacher Training and you will have the tools you need to begin a teaching practice when you finish the 200-Hour training. But Yoga Illumined first, and foremost, deconstructs any small picture […]

Light on Susannah Raulino and Vanessa Shields of Create a Gogo

Want to light up your creativity and get out of a rut?  Susannah Raulino (Divya-Shakti) graduated from the Yoga Illumined Teacher Training program in 2013 and can definitely help you out. She and her business partner, Vanessa Shields, have formed Create a Gogo, LLC  to help you unleash the fountains of creativity within you.  These ladies are bound […]

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