monthly INfrastructure: august asana

August 2014 Viparita Karani Mudra / Inverted Action Seal (Inversion) also known as Ardha Salamba Sarvangasana / Half Supported Shoulderstand August 4-10 Starting from Bridge: Shoulders Sutra 2.45 Perfection in self-awareness instantly follows total, dynamic and intelligent surrender of the individual ego-sense (in the sense of the realisation of its unreal nature) or the merging…

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ayurveda at yoga 216!

A very warm welcome to the newest member of the Yoga 216 wellness team! Allow us to introduce Cynthia King, Registered Ayurveda Practitioner, who will be providing massage treatments to our yogis based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda.   What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda, literally “knowledge of life”, is the science of longevity. Its scope…

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how to do handstand: core

We’ve arrived at week three of handstand! By now you will hopefully be growing more confident when it comes to standing on your hands. You might even be ready to kick up, in which case this week’s focus will be essential. Week three has us getting to grips with core engagement. Finding that balance between…

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behind the scenes of the yoga 216 video

We’ve been working on something a little bit different the last couple of weeks – a promotional video which captures the essence of Yoga 216 in just 90 seconds. Over the last month, with the help of photographer Zefrey and a small collective of our generous yogis, we’ve shot two classes, several interviews and a…

testimonial: daniel james

The practice of yoga is an ongoing thing – a lifelong process of learning that we feel privileged to share with our fellow yogis at Yoga 216. Once a month we like to ask our students to tell us about their experiences, so that we can celebrate their progress and provide a platform to impart…

monthly INfrastructure: july asana

July 2014 Adho Mukha Vrksasana / Handstand (Arm Balance) June 30-July 5 Shoulders + Wrists – Foundations + Intentions Sutra 2.40 By purification, the body’s protective impulses are awakened, as well as a disinclination for detrimental contact with others. (Carrera) July 6-12 Hips + Legs – Embracing the Whole Sutra 2.41 And, such a habit…

why pay more for yoga?

There’s an article doing the rounds on social media at the moment, and it’s something all yoga teachers and practitioners should read. The piece was penned by Michelle Marchildon, for her blog Yoga Muse, and it’s titled Why Yoga is a Broke-A** Business. In her opening sentence, the Denver-based teacher laments the (by all accounts…