In Memory of Abbe

October 26, 2017

Samantha Jay, Abundant Yoga Community Member and childhood friend of Abbe, shared with us about how special Abbe was. Please read more about Abbe below! [one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last padding=”0 0 0 30px”] ABBE FATH Tell us a little bit about Abbe… her personality, her interests, hobbies, career, family, etc. Abbe was the most kind, generous,…

October Abundant Ambassadors

October 2, 2017

Meet Our October “Abundant Ambassadors” Stacy Wray and Shona Burr “A friend loves at all times…” and a sister meets you at the mat. (Proverbs 17:17)   1) What was your experience with yoga prior to Abundant Yoga? Stacy: I had practiced yoga for 2 years when we lived in Colorado 10 years ago and loved how yoga…

7 Yoga Poses You Can Do While Reading

August 22, 2017

In this article from DoYouYoga.com, take a look at these great yoga poses for bookworms! “It’s no secret that I’m a book nerd. Like, a big one. My water bottle has the names of famous authors on it instead of measurements. I use Goodreads more than Facebook. When I moved the last time, a friend…

Extreme Yoga Poses!

August 14, 2017

We are finding some amazing inspiration in the poses these yogis are creating!  From YogaJournal.com, we hope these will inspire you in your own practice! “If you’re on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of the innovative takes on traditional asana. These 10 creative practitioners tested their limits this year while turning asana into an art form. Even if many of us…

What is Water Yoga? Here's What An Aqua Yoga Class Is Like

July 11, 2017

One of the newest yoga trends seems to be Water (or Aqua) Yoga! In this post from Health Magazine, get an inside look at what an aqua yoga class might be like! From the article: “Ever since I took my first Bikram class a few years ago, I’ve considered myself a yoga fanatic. So when…

Abundant Life…Abundant Yoga!

May 18, 2017

As I scurried around this morning preparing for a full day of teaching. I shoved this blog to the back of my mind.  It caused me discomfort.  I do not like discomfort.  I feel completely ill-equipped to write…and especially about this!  I feel there are simply not enough words to capture all of it accurately.…

Man Journeys from Living Under a Bridge to Boston Marathon

April 11, 2017

It’s the middle of the week, and it always hard to make it over the “hump day slump”…but we hope this story from our local news WKRN about Danny Dwyer and his journey from homelessness to health (and how yoga played a part in it!) will inspire you today! BOSTON (AP) — Whether solo, jogging in a crowd, or…

Six Yoga Poses for Football Players

February 2, 2017

YES, yoga is beneficial to men, even to football players!  Check out this great article from DoYouYoga.com on some great poses for them! American football players’ bodies have to be tough, strong machines and they take a beating in each game. Players practice on the field to hone their bodies and minds to be successful, and then…

A Covenant of Love: Ashtanga Yoga & The Ten Commandments

January 26, 2017

I think it helps here to make a parallel between the practice of Ashtanga and the Ten Commandments.  Both are a covenant of love.  Yes, there is law.  There are specifics.  There is alignment, placement, breathing, and gaze.  But it is more than the manual saying “This is the way to do this posture” –…

{BE} Resolved to REST

December 28, 2016

“There is more to life than merely increasing its speed.” – Gandhi Tis the season for Resolution!  Teaching themes for the month of January traditionally fall within the “lose weight and get healthy” vein.  And, creative choreography typically includes a beat to the rhythm of…fly, forward, charge, go, do, conquer, stand, {be} courageous in this New…

12 Yoga Poses For People Who Aren't Flexible

November 11, 2016

Below is a great article from Health.com sequencing yoga poses for those who aren’t naturally flexible or who are just beginning in their yoga practice! So, you say you’re not flexible? Join the club. Many factors can contribute to a less-than-bendy body, from genetics to the weather outside. Age and gender also play a role, as men…

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Yoga Pose of the Week: Eagle Pose

November 8, 2016

(gah-rue-DAHS-anna) Garuda = the mythic “king of the birds” Eagle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. Bend your knees slightly, lift your left foot up and, balancing on your right foot, cross your left thigh over the right. Point your left toes toward the floor, press the foot back, and then hook the top of the…

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