January 2012

Retreat, Relax and Renew

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Even if you don’t live in a totally harsh climate, we strongly encourage a little self-TLC at this time of year. And what better way to nourish your body, mind and soul than by going on retreat. Book your ticket, pack your favorite pair of yoga pants and get your asana on with these three retreats—or at least one of them.

Weekend Round-up

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There are so many incredible happenings in the yoga community right now that it’s difficult to list them all in our newsletter. Each weekend seems to boast a list of we-just-have-to-go-to events. The best part, there always seems to be something for everyone. Here are four ways to invite a yogic vibe into your weekend. Namaste friends.

A Weekend With Seane Corn

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California-based yoga queen revisited her East Coast roots while teaching a Chakra Flow workshop at Pure Yoga. We had the pleasure of attending Seane’s workshop and it’s an experience we won’t soon forget.

Kathryn Budig Inspires alignyo!

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Did you happen to catch the recent Forbes article“Evolving Passion Into Business: Yoga’s Kathryn Budig”? For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with Kathryn, she’s what we would call a yogini entrepreneur. Imagine being able to follow your passion and live with a sense of financial security.

A Weekend of Workshops

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Baby it’s cold outside! So why not warm up your chakras and enliven your spirit with a weekend of yoga? It will be just like going on retreat, sans the lengthy commute. The hardest part is deciding where to unroll your mat.

Another great answer from in-house yoga expert - Kristin McGee...

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Have a question about your practice? Something you've always wanted to ask? Need a little more info but don't know where to turn... Kristin McGee is ready for you. Ask away.

Our latest question: What do you do when you're scheduled for foot surgery but are also an Ashtanga practitioner? Our readers want to know - and such a great question in light of the recent press around keeping yoga safe.  

Jiving with Jiva

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I have a confession to make: before I began working for alignyo I had never set foot in the Jivamukti school. Okay, wait: that’s a lie. I had been in there one time briefly before turning on my heels and heading for the door. What was wrong with me? Well, for one, I was intimidated. After all, this was Jivamukti. The Jivamukti: a school I had only heard spoken of amongst the most experienced yoginis I knew.