Yoga Pose Glossary

Finding the Flow, Garden Island Style

Despite memberships to online yoga services, I find it difficult when traveling to stay on top of my practice without a visit to an actual studio.  So on a recent trip to Kauai, we typed our location into the GTY classfinder and began a little yoga tour, Hawaiian style. After a successful visit to Yoga House in Kapaa for some Bikram love, I needed to flow.  Word on the street...

Peace on the Mat

    If you ask 10 yogis what makes a yoga class “good”, you will probably get 10 different answers: the teacher, the music, the studio, the style, the energy in the room, etc. While all of these external factors can contribute to my experience, I judge a yoga class based on internal factors. Did something shift for me during class? Do I feel infinitely better now...

Believing in Yourself is Not Egotistical

Too often the conventions of our culture reward self-deprecation.  It seems that self-deprecation looks a lot like being humble or having humility.  On the opposite side of the spectrum we often observe someone who may share happiness or success as bragging. At our worst we even take quiet joy in seeing others fail.  Each of these three states bragging, self-deprecation, and aversion are all mind games we...

They’re Called Your Privates for a Reason

Your a**hole is your most private possession.  Think about it.  Not even the IRS can get a look at that. So why on earth would you trust your most private area to a pair of $12 stretchy pants you purchased at Target four years ago?  And why, oh WHY do you think it's appropriate to show it to your yoga teacher? I know about the second part: ...

Join GTY at Camp Catalyst 2012

GoodTiger Yoga is a proud sponsor of Camp Catalyst 2012, presented by Shine Global! Cultivate, celebrate, activate. Inspiration is only the beginning! This overnight retreat will give you the tools and guidance to turn inspiration into actual change! In ourselves, our community, and around the globe. Join teachers and change-makers from around the globe for this women's only 2 day retreat at Caldera Arts Center (www.calderaarts.org) August...

Giving Feedback

A few days ago I attended a workshop on assisting in yoga classes. It was a small group of established teachers and teachers in training. At the beginning we shared great assists we have received during our vinyasa flow. A good assist can provide an opening to possibility by helping the student reach an edge further than he or she previously thought was available. But what...