How to Modify Your Practice During Pregnancy

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I’ve been teaching yoga full-time for 6 years here in Boulder, Colorado and have been teaching at Yoga Pod for two years. Throughout the years, I’ve had handfuls of pregnant women in my classes. I’d give them some ideas for modification, but it was always conceptual information vs. embodied knowledge. Until now.

I’m now 7 months pregnant and have discovered some interesting things in my own body as I practice yoga throughout my pregnancy. This blog is based on …

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How Yoga Pod’s Seva Teacher Training Helped Me Find My Voice

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Yoga Journal Digital Producer Samantha Trueheart shares how Yoga Pod’s 200-hour Seva Teacher Training helped her overcome a lifelong fear and open her throat chakra.
 

 
Take it away, Samantha!
 
I was scared and nervous the first day of Yoga Pod’s 200-hour Seva Teacher Training back in January. I’m a naturally shy, introverted person, and the idea of getting up in front of a yoga class and teaching made my palms sweat and my voice quiver. I thought …

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Inside YJ’s YTT: Why Teacher Training Isn’t (Just) For Experienced Yogis

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The Yoga Journal Team just finished Yoga Pod’s 200-hour Seva Teacher Training in Boulder!  Digital Marketing Specialist, Liana Ruiz shares why Yoga Pod’s Seva Teacher Training isn’t just for experienced, handstand-without-a-wall yogis, and how in working toward her certification, she found herself and connected with others in a way she never had before.
 
Take it away, Liana!
 
Usually, the words ‘first’ and ‘new’ strike fear, or at least hesitation, into the hearts of most people — myself included. (And I know it.) …

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Gerry and Nicole: The Integrity of Yoga in Business

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Yoga Pod Founders, Gerry and Nicole Wienholt, sat down with Yoga Pod Boulder Teacher Alec Vishal Rouben and Yoga Revealed to discuss the Business of Yoga. Listen to their inspiring interview on the Yoga Revealed Podcast! Thank you Alec for the opportunity to share our story.
 
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Yoga Revealed is a community of yogis exploring the evolution of yoga through time and culture. They share real advice from the most influential yogis, and reveal the true …

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Inside YJ’s YTT: 5 Things to Know Before You Teach a Yoga Class

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Yoga Journal Senior Editor Amanda Tust shares five key tips from Yoga Pod’s Seva Teacher Training that she plans to keep in her back pocket in case she ever actually ends up in front of a class.
 
Take it away, Amanda!
 
We are almost finished with our four-month, 200-hour Yoga Pod Seva Teacher Training. So far we’ve practiced lots of vinyasa and pranayama, geeked out on yoga anatomy and history, chanted mantras in unison to the emotive sounds of a harmonium, and …

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Inside Yoga Journal’s YTT: Our First Attempt at Teaching Yoga…

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We love having the Yoga Journal team in our 200-hour Seva Teacher Training in Boulder! Thanks Matt Samet, Yoga Journal Copy Chief, for sharing your surprise at discovering the difference between practicing yoga and teaching it:)
 
Take it away, Matt!
 
I’ve been an on-again, off-again yogi since my teen years, when I was first introduced to a hatha practice. I’ve always loved a yoga class. Turning over the practice to someone else, an expert, allows me to simply follow the cues …

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Following the Light

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Thank you Cathy Rapport of Yoga Pod College Station for sharing your beautiful words about how yoga has helped you through a painful transition. Your experience speaks to the difficulty in seeing a parent struggle at end of life, and the reflection that that shines on our own lives and the choices we make about how we live our days. We hope that by sharing your words we inspire others to feel more supported by their yoga practice and our community. We are grateful to be part of your journey and …

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Yoga Journal Dives into Seva Teacher Training

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We are thrilled to have our friends at Yoga Journal participating in our 200-hour Yoga Pod Seva Teacher Training in Boulder! Thanks Carin Gorrell, Yoga Journal editor-in-chief, for getting candid and sharing your own fears and insecurities pre-Seva Teacher Training.
 
Take it away, Carin!
 
There are 14 of us representing our editorial, publishing, and digital teams, and after just two sessions, I already feel more bonded with each of them and a little more knowledgeable about yoga. So why are we doing …

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Stretching Beyond the Field with Vernon Davis

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We loved having Denver Broncos tight end Vernon Davis visit our Yoga Pod Cherry Creek studio for a private lesson with Pod Teacher, Keira Cristobal. 
 
“I think yoga helps me out tremendously on the football field because I’m strengthening my core and I’m also working on my mind, and the way I work on my mind is through my breathing.  I can go back to the field and feel confident in my ability to have balance within the game of football.” – Vernon …

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Holiday Detox Tips

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The majority of holiday detox articles focus on the aftermath of the season. But why not stay healthy all season long?! All it takes is a little self-control, compassion and determination. You may be tempted to over indulge, but the key is to RESIST, RESIST, RESIST! 🙂
 
However, if you do succumb to one too many slices of turkey, apple pie, or an extra glass (or two) of wine or egg nog, fear not! Here are 5 tips to help detoxify your body and …

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