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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...

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...

Sun in Libra & Mercury Retrograde

It can’t be said enough…this is the time to review, redo and revisit an incompletion or a loss in your past. Mercury started moving retrograde on September 17th and becomes a cause for people to quiver or quibble over contract, relationships, and electronics. Yet Mercury is retrograde sometimes 3 or 4 times a year so how do we embrace it?   Get up and Face it! Do not ignore the whisper of...

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...

Yogis Unite in Bend Oregon

When you begin a yogic path you are encouraged to be kind, gentle, and appreciative, but it is no secret that yogis who swear by one type of practice can be as hard-nosed as an evangelist or Wall Street trader. In a community of tolerance yogis turn foul defending their mantra, genre, and path to enlightenment.   Yogis Unite Bend is an opportunity to remember that all yoga is beneficial and...

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...