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Actions are stronger than words Namaste

How I’m an Ocean Guardian: Putting Yoga into Action

A few months ago I wrote an article that was published in Elephant Journal about my move to a rural Costa Rican community and how the reconnection with nature influenced my yoga practice and my life. In that article I talked about how a connection with nature nurtures my yoga practice. Now I would like to […]

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Be Soft: Lessons from India

Today in my Bhagavad Gita lesson, the teacher was explaining a certain chapter and he told a story from Confucius that truly resonated with me. It is said that when Confucius was laying on his death bed, surrounded by his disciples, they requested one final lesson from him. Apparently, he simply opened his mouth very wide — […]

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A meditative moment before yoga practice

Why Do I Practice Yoga? Why Do I Teach?

Yoga came into my life for the first time in 1999, when I joined a class at a friend’s house. A few months later, I began attending the classes being offered at my gym, and although now I don’t consider gyms to be the best place to learn yoga (as I will explain more below), […]

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View from Bodhi Shambala Yoga Center

Brahmamuhurta Madness!

The alarm goes off.  My first thought is “oh nooo, I can’t believe it’s time to get up again!” My second thought is “should I snooze it?” It’s dark, the bed feels so deeply comfortable and warm; I can feel the law of attraction holding me to the sheets. I think, “why should I get up?” The […]

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Pilar doing yoga

Can You Have Your Cake And Eat It Too?

Weird title for a yoga blog, right?  If you know me you will understand why I need to write this, and if you don’t, stick with me for a little longer I will elaborate so you can see how this links to the practice of yoga. Here it goes: “My name is Pilar, and I […]

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Choosing The Right Type of Yoga for Yourself

As yoga keeps growing there is an abundance of styles and teachers all over the world that you can choose from. As you walk thru the path of yoga you may realize that the variety not only relies on the style but also the instructors. Some Yoga Styles It is said that in the beginning […]

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