June 2012

Pose of the Week: Marichasana C - The Twist

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Here at alignyo - we love to share the work of amazing teachers. This week, meet Claudia Azula Altucher who tells us a little bit about the Marichasana C pose.  Over to you Claudia: 

Your place in the sun

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Fly to Norway this summer to The Land of the Midnight Sun (the sun never sets – for reals – so bring an eye mask) for a yoga retreat with Leigh Evans that is sure to be awakening and unforgettable. Seven days (July 14-22) filled with meditation, chanting and deeply restorative poses offer something for everyone – whether it’s a much-needed getaway or a deep investigation into the heart of your practice.

Here's the skinny on Leigh's midnight sun yoga retreat:

Mind. Body. Swag. (Win $500 in yogic prizes!)

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At alignyo, we aim to make yoga more accessible and fun for everyone. And though we take great pride in delivering yoga-class reviews, nutritional advice, yoga-product test-drives and at-home yoga videos to you, occasionally we like to pause, take a deep breath and … roll out a fun giveaway to shower you in splendiferous yogic prizes.

We've got $500 in yogic goodies up for grabs! Here's the scoop:

Kirtan call: Bhakti Fest Midwest 2012

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Calling all yogis! The first annual Bhakti Fest Midwest 2012 is happening June 29 through July 1, appropriately located in America’s heartland, Madison, Wisconsin. Why, you ask? Because Bhakti Fest is basically a heart-centered festival, which includes yoga classes with A-list teachers, continuous kirtan, workshops galore, a wellness sanctuary (think massage, energy work, etc.), delicious vegan and raw food and an eco-friendly market.