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My Story

How my destiny found its way to Yoga. Brace yourself, grab some coffee or popcorn, this is going to a long beautiful ride! Growing up in Laguna Beach, California was the token to my path as a Yogi. I took my first yoga class when I was 15 years old. At this age I was a highly competitive Varsity cross country and track runner that needed to stretch badly but refused. I was rebellious, hard headed and I was also very injured because of it. My running coach, Earl Lee Towner,  guided me to do yoga and the new hot [...]

My Story2020-09-11T21:19:34-07:00

CURRENT Covid updates

CURRENT COVID UPDATES First - we are following the State of Colorado mandates of wearing masks in the studio and being six feet apart. We ask that you wear your mask while moving about the studio. If you have condition that permits you from wearing a mask while exercising, we legally cannot ask what that condition is or for you to wear your mask while practicing. If you are not wearing a mask we will assume you have a condition that does not permit you too and you will be respected. However we ask that if you do not [...]

CURRENT Covid updates2020-08-31T11:32:54-07:00

Is Yoga Beneficial During COVID-19?

Is Yoga Beneficial During COVID-19? First, the answer is emphatically yes. If you'd like to know on more of how and why, join me as I tell a story.... Yoga has exploded in popularity in the western culture not only because it's a great exercise, but because it has underlining benefits when it's practiced regularly. You don't have to be a pro or super flexible to experience the benefits, just the willingness to practice, and patience to learn. So really, what are the benefits of yoga during COVID-19? Personally, I've had a myriad of things happen for [...]

Is Yoga Beneficial During COVID-19?2020-05-08T14:18:41-07:00

Studio Updates for Re-Opening

STUDIO REOPENING UDPATES First - we are following the State of Colorado mandates and will re-open based on the County & City of Montrose's decision to re-open Colorado. When we are to re-open, at this time due to the nature of COVID-19, there is no way we can guarantee anyone's safety, or the possibility of contracting COVID-19 while practicing yoga at Yoga House. With that being said, we have initiated a higher protocol expected from our students, instructors and studio protocol to do what we can to mitigate those risks. PLEASE READ THIS BLOG IN ITS ENTIRETY IF YOU [...]

Studio Updates for Re-Opening2020-04-23T20:07:19-07:00

Re-Opening, May 1st

REOPENING MAY 1st First - we are following the State of Colorado mandates and will re-open based on the County & City's decision to re-open Colorado. When we are to re-open, at this time due to the nature of COVID-19, there is no way we can guarantee anyone's safety, or the possibility of contracting COVID-19 while practicing yoga at Yoga House. With that being said, we have initiated a higher protocol expected from our students, instructors and studio protocol to do what we can to mitigate those risks. PLEASE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING RETURNING WHEN [...]

Re-Opening, May 1st2020-05-08T08:48:27-07:00

How To Start an At-Home Yoga Practice

How to Start at At-Home Yoga Practice Change. Shift. Pivot. These are all words that describe our new normal since COVID-19. Most of us have been in quarantine for a month or more, and life just looks different. New schedules, learning online platforms, learning how to homeschool, and learning new words such as social distancing, self-quarantining, etc. This is where yoga is a great opportunity to reconnect, balance and find calm. Did you know it takes 21 days to create a new habit? Researchers have found that over time we develop a psychological pattern called a "habit loop." This [...]

How To Start an At-Home Yoga Practice2020-04-12T21:06:59-07:00

Yoga House Offers Online Classes

Yoga House Goes Online! It has been an interesting few days as COVID-19 is changing the face of our day-to-day lives. Yoga House decided to close before the State mandated our closure because we want to be a part of the solution as we care about social responsibility. It's been a whirlwind trying to grasp these changes and what that means for the future of Yoga House. After a little time away from the noise of the world - we realized what made Yoga House so special was the connection we've built with an incredible community of people. With [...]

Yoga House Offers Online Classes2020-03-23T19:02:21-07:00

Tai Chi at Yoga House

What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi is a practice of moving meditation originating in ancient Chinese martial arts tradition. There are 5 different branches or styles of Tai Chi including Chen, Yang, Wu, Hao, and Sun. At Yoga House, instructor Jan Graves teaches the Sun style of Tai Chi which is known for its benefits for arthritis and joint health. Sun Tai Chi The Sun style of Tai Chi is one of the youngest forms of Tai Chi and is named after Sun Lu-tang, an expert martial artist who developed the form in the 1860s. Sun Tai Chi is [...]

Tai Chi at Yoga House2020-03-19T14:38:31-07:00

Top 5 Tips Committing to Your Yoga Practice

Committing to Your Yoga Practice in 2020 As each new year begins, we make resolutions to develop healthy habits and create positive change in our lives. As yogis we aspire to establish a consistent yoga practice and spend more time on our mats. Committing to practicing yoga has numerous benefits for our physical and mental health but developing a regular yoga practice takes time and it can be a challenge to make it to our mats consistently.  Here are 5 practical tips for committing to your yoga practice in 2020.  1. Set a measurable goal When setting [...]

Top 5 Tips Committing to Your Yoga Practice2020-01-28T16:57:37-07:00

Do You Have to Be Flexible to Start a Yoga Practice?

Do You Have to Be Flexible to Start a Yoga Practice? As a yoga instructor, I often hear my friends say something along the lines of “Oh, I’m not flexible enough to do yoga” or even, “I’d love to try yoga but I can’t touch my toes.”  The idea that you have to be a naturally flexible or bendy person to start a yoga practice is a MYTH. In fact, often the opposite is true and beginners are drawn to yoga as a tool to increase flexibility. This was true for me when I first began practicing yoga. As [...]

Do You Have to Be Flexible to Start a Yoga Practice?2020-01-16T15:14:55-07:00