Author:The Good Tiger

What’s a Yoga Retreat Like?

What's a yoga retreat like? Is it for pro-athletes only? What's a typical retreat day like? If you've had these questions or others, don't let that stop you from a few life changing days in sunny Punta de Mita, Meixco!   This Saturday morning, 1/16/16, in Eugene, Oregon at Hard Core Yoga, Chelsea Knight and Sarah Laufer will break down a typical day at Good Tiger Yoga...

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Wanna go to Mexico with GTY?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Good Tiger Yoga is so excited to support World Muse and the 2016 Muse Conference!  As part of this support we are raffling off a spot on our Sweet MEXIFLOW yoga retreat in May 2016.  The World Muse Conference Launch Party is January 13 at 6PM! And from NOW though February 13 each new World Muse Member will have the option to be entered to...

Chelsea Knight

Sweet MEXIFLOW with Chelsea Knight

Chelsea Knight has a calm soul. She's been practicing yoga since the age of 10, but felt a passionate draw toward teaching in her mid 20s. After exploring many styles of practice she opened Hard Core Yoga, a strength based vinyasa studio, in her hometown of Eugene, OR in 2011.   Her first love is vinyasa flow, where the asanas & breath come together to create a...

Bryan Kest: Does the West have yoga all wrong?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I'm a movement artist. From the time of very young I studied dance in many forms and relished in the beauty of bodies, shapes, and rhythms. But I was brainwashed.  I was taught that skinny was beautiful, to push through my pain, and to compete with my fellow dancers for attention, looks, and recognition.  And while this was supposedly to achieve someones vision of beauty...

Vasisthasana Side Plank Pose

Side plank is a wonderful posture that strengthens the obliques, lats and shoulders.  Its is a balancing posture that has many variations. In its simplest form, side plank can be taken with the bottom knee down supporting the weight of the hips wit the top leg outstretched long and the bottom hand, wrist elbow and shoulder stacked and in alignment.   Come into the posture from all...

Uttanasana Forward Fold

The forward fold or uttanasana is a foundation posture throughout the disciplines of yoga.  Depending upon hamstring flexibility this posture can vary from person to person on ease and comfort.   Start with the feet parallel and hip with distance apart with the toes pointing forward.  Take a big breath in and exhale.  Pull the belly in to engage the uddiyana bhanda or abdominal muscles, and bend...