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What is Yoga Therapy?

What is Yoga Therapy?

What is Yoga Therapy? Who Can Benefit and What to Expect  When I tell people that I work as a Yoga Therapist, I often have to explain what that means. People know what Yoga is, but Yoga as a healing modality is something they want to know more about. They ask, “What...
What Is Yoga?

What Is Yoga?

There is a common misconception in North America that Yoga is a great workout, and that Yoga instructors are incredibly fit. By contrast, the traditional focus of Yoga in India has always been the mind. This takes people by surprise: ‘But a Yoga class is so...
Importance of Lineage in Yoga

Importance of Lineage in Yoga

At the beginning of every Yoga Well Institute class, we chant in a Vedic style in honor and remembrance of our teachers. We do this because we acknowledge Yoga’s long and distinguished history. And we value the Tradition and Lineages that have passed these precious...
What is Ayurveda?

What is Ayurveda?

Āyurveda is another one of those terms that we see a lot in wellness social media posts. Blogs invite you to take a quiz to determine your doṣa, or prescribe things to do or avoid in order to practice Āyurveda. But there isn’t much information out there that explains...
Benefits of Oils in Ayurveda

Benefits of Oils in Ayurveda

Oils are fundamental in Āyurveda. They are used internally and externally to prevent, as well as treat, disease. Used on the skin, or in the body’s orifices like the mouth, nostrils and ears, oil protects our bodies from outside stimulus, impurities and antigens (that...