The physical limb of yoga, asana, was initially performed by ancient Indian yogis with the intention of physically preparing the body for seated meditation. But I’d argue that in the 21st century, our minds need as much preparation as our bodies do! The idea of sitting still and simply being runs counter to the cultural […]
Kate has found yoga to be transformational for her mental health, helping her cope with depression and body image issues. Inspired to learn more, in 2015 she completed two 200-hour yoga trainings in India- the first at Shiva Shakti Yoga for Hatha and the second at Kranti Yoga for Ashtanga/Vinyasa. Later that year she moved to New York to continue her studies, studying complementary mental health and the relationship between the mind and the body at NYU Gallatin.
Yoga is for everyone, and everyone can benefit from yoga. So yoga should be financially accessible for students. But financial stability (pardon the pun) is a must for the teachers as well as the students. When I first decided to complete a Yoga Teacher Training course I was convinced that I would never teach yoga; […]