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Blog – Wisdom For The Journey

East and West in Yoga Therapy

The Yoga Well Insitute’s Yoga Therapist Training Program educates from both Eastern and Western perspectives. The Eastern tradition of Yoga practices and principles (along with its complementary ancient Indian perspectives, such as Āyurveda) combined with Western...

Learning How to Think

Have you ever thought about how you think?  About the tone and content of your inner dialogue? About the source of your “shoulds” and expectations? When I was in my 20’s, I really hadn’t. I had a job nannying two wonderful little girls in a family where kids were...

The Role of a Yoga Mentor

When we speak of Mentors at Yoga Well, we mean much more than professional guidance from someone with experience in the field of Yoga Therapy.  In the first chapter of the Yogasūtra, Patañjali offers different practices for reducing agitation so we can see and act...

How Yoga Changes Your Mind

When we talk about Yoga, what we’re really talking about is the behavior of the mind.  This is clear from the first chapter of the Yogasūtras, in which Patañjali says: yogaś-citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ (YS I.2), or “Yoga is the restraint of the activities of the mind.” In...

The Effect of Perception on Experiences

Experiences come in many forms — the laughter of a child, the discomfort of a bed in a hotel room far from home, another car cutting in front of us while driving to work. While it can be tempting to describe these experiences as inherently positive or negative, the...

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