Yoga Basics

Oneness Meditation

Oneness Meditation By Chanel Brooks Imagine in this moment that your body is mother earth. Your veins and your blood are the rivers and ocean. Your bones and skin are the mountains and earth we walk on, your hair is the beautiful foliage that grows fuels the inhabitants of the land.  Imagine your mind is like father sky or the universe. Your eyes are like grandmother moon, bright filled with light and yet enveloped with your depth. Your chakras are beautiful vortexes, powerful places of enchantment. Imagine yours cells, your cells are all the people, all working together, all [...]

Oneness Meditation2020-05-22T09:25:49-07:00

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

Gratitude Meditation

Gratitude Meditation By Kylie Davis At the Montrose Yoga Festival, I had the opportunity to teach a gratitude yoga practice which began with a guided gratitude meditation. A few have requested a copy of the meditation and so I decided to share it here on the blog. I hope it touches you and brings your heart and mind into a posture of thankfulness. There are blessings all around us, what a gift to breathe, to think, to move, with every breath we can be thankful! Cultivating a life of gratitude requires practice. What we choose to focus on grows [...]

Gratitude Meditation2020-05-08T14:19:06-07:00

Yoga House & The Coronavirus

Yoga House & The COVID-19 ** UPDATE AS OF MARCH 24th, 2020** We are excited to announce that Yoga House will now offer classes online! You may find more information via the button below. ONLINE YOGA CLASSES UPDATE AS OF MARCH 15th, 2020 ⚠️COVID-19 Update - Temporary Studio Closure ⚠️ Yoga House has decided to be proactive and will be temporarily closing the studio beginning tomorrow morning to do our part to practice social distancing and keep our community safe. As of now, the studio will temporarily closed from Monday March 16th to Saturday March 28th. Please [...]

Yoga House & The Coronavirus2020-03-23T18:39:12-07:00

Preparing for the Yoga Triathalon

Preparing for the Yoga Triathalon If you’re interested in signing up for the yoga triathlon in May but hesitant about the run/walk portion, you’re not alone and we’re here to support you as you take on this new challenge!  Read on for an 8-week training plan to help get you ready for the event.  Running or walking a “5K” is five kilometers, which comes out to 3.1 miles. From Yoga House, we’ll head up Main Street to the West Main Trailhead and into River Bottom Park. Our turnaround point is at the bridge above the Water Sports Park, where [...]

Preparing for the Yoga Triathalon2020-02-27T21:26:29-07:00

Make Your Own Yoga Mat Wash

Make Your Own Yoga Mat Wash Yoga House is vigilant about keeping the studio space and props clean, especially during flu season! One of the best ways to prevent infection is by washing the yoga mats after every use.  If you have your own mat, you’re welcome to use the studio cleaning supplies but may want something for home and travel as well. The mat wash we use at the yoga studio is by Black Diamond Stoneworks and can be purchased on Amazon. We also recommend the mat wash spray from Manduka which comes in ginger or lavender scent. [...]

Make Your Own Yoga Mat Wash2020-03-15T11:58:05-07:00

5 Steps to Starting a Yoga Practice

5 Steps to Starting a Yoga Practice Interested in yoga but haven’t been into the studio yet? Here’s how to get started and what to expect as you begin your practice at Yoga House! Check the schedule Start by finding a class time that works well for your schedule by checking our calendar here. The most important thing about choosing a class is that it is a realistic fit for your schedule and compliments your lifestyle.  Choose a class  You can read a full description of each of our classes on the Yoga House website here. If you have [...]

5 Steps to Starting a Yoga Practice2020-02-25T16:30:38-07:00

10 Common Yoga Terms

10 Common Yoga Terms Ever go to a yoga class and hear an instructor use a word ending with “ayama” or “asana” and wonder what it means? Since yoga’s roots trace back to ancient India, many of the postures and principles of the practice were originally named in the Sanskrit language. Sanskrit is a classical language of India and is one of the oldest known languages in the world. It can be intimidating to hear instructors use unfamiliar terms or speak in a different language in a yoga class. Here are 10 common Sanskrit terms you might hear in [...]

10 Common Yoga Terms2020-02-25T15:58:51-07:00

Buying Your First Yoga Mat

Buying Your First Yoga Mat If you’ve been practicing yoga for awhile now you’ve probably thought about purchasing your very own yoga mat. Buying your first mat is a milestone in your yoga journey, marking a desire to deepen your practice.  The Benefits of Owning Your Own Mat Owning a yoga mat is a fun way to personalize your practice and often becomes a well-loved companion, a reminder of the joys and challenges you’ve encountered throughout the years on your mat. I still treasure my first yoga mat, even though it’s worn out and too thin to support my [...]

Buying Your First Yoga Mat2020-02-16T11:07:55-07:00

Yoga Challenge Winner

Last September Yoga House hosted a 30-Day Challenge to inspire students to immerse themselves into their practice. Of nearly ten participants in the Challenge, only one person made all 30-days and inspired us all here at Yoga House to learn about her story.

Yoga Challenge Winner2018-12-26T17:04:09-07:00
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