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new-discipline

The novelty of yoga has been worn down to almost nothing by a multi-billion dollar industry that cares little for its tenets, like the crumbling shreds of a shoddily made pvc mat from China. But from out of the ashes of craven images and advertising schemes, a new discipline is emerging.

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I’ve become one of those studio owners, common by now, who has decided to close up shop. In a very few days, I’ll be teaching my last class in a space I put countless hours and effort into creating.

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yd-shop-collage-nov16

Get ALL your shopping done today and tomorrow and you can relax the rest of the season! How so? We've got gift ideas for EVERY yogi and yogadork on your list. To make it sweeter we've got FREE SHIPPING through 11/29! Tanks, Tees, Sweatshirts, Mugs & Stickers available. Use these links below for your free shipping [...]

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Several months ago, I had to get a sub for a level 1 class. In the yoga world, level 1 often means different things to different teachers. This particular class is labeled “fundamentals/level 1.” People show up to this class having never taken a yoga class.

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kaepernick-yoga

It's already been hard to talk about the results of the election with our children. Now, with white supremacists at the helm, civil rights are in a bad way. As parents, we're wondering: where can we look for progressive activist role models for our children?

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yoga-journal-covers2016

Is it possible for companies like Yoga Journal to be body positive when they are built on a for-profit corporate model with a legal obligation to sell yoga, often as an elite luxury good?

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yd-halloween-2016-collage-vote

Need a little post-election pick-me-up? Us, too! The people have spoken, and it has nothing to do with politics—well, not exactly. Last week we asked everyone to help us pick the winner of our YD Halloween Photo Bonanza and we're excited to reveal that the winner is... ::drumroll:: Napoleon VirabaDYNAMITE! #voteforpedro The winner will receive [...]

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safety-pin-yoga

This week was a particularly challenging week for many Americans, and yoga teachers were no exception. The 2016 Election brought no shortage of anxiety to the electorate and a divided nation remains in the wake of one of the most tumultuous campaign seasons of all time.

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cosmic-abundance

Continuing education for yoga teachers is in high demand since the proliferation of yoga teacher training certification has reached epic proportions. No one expects someone to be seasoned after merely two hundred hours, and technological advancements have enabled newfound access and resources to anyone with an internet connection.

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