Yoga Tribe Blog

From: ( If you’re thinking of becoming a yoga teacher, here are some important questions you should ask about any teacher training school you’re considering. 1. What style of yoga is taught? Don’t choose a yoga teacher training just because the dates fit your schedule, or it’s cheap. Rather, train in the style that you want to teach. And if a school appeals to you, but you ha ..

Who is your most influential teacher and why: My life is filled with teachers but I am so grateful to have had Jason Wilkerson as my Yoga Instructor and leader of my first teacher training. If it hadn’t have been for him and his patience and understanding this path my not have happened for me. He saw something in me when I was unable to see it. He encouraged me and supported me during some challenging times. I truly don’t know where I would be now if it hadn’t been for my journey with him and all of you at Yoga Tribe. What is your teaching philos ..

How often do you practice yoga? I make sure to practice two times a week at the minimum. I prefer three times and if I’m lucky I can make it four times. The 30 day challenge is definitely on my bucket list, but at this stage in my life that would take some really creative scheduling. Why do you practice yoga? That is kind of an evolving answer…I initially started at CorePower in 2009 because I received a Father’s Day gift card. It did not take long for me to realize the benefits and I was hooked. At that time I was constantly training for a variety ..

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) don-your-AHS-anna dhanu = bow This pose is so called because it looks like an archer’s bow, the torso and legs representing the body of the bow, and the arms the string. Instructions: 1. Lie on your belly with your hands alongside your torso, palms up. (You can lie on a folded blanket to pad the front of your torso and legs.) Exhale and bend your knees, bringing your heels as close as you can to your buttocks. Reach back with your hands and take hold of your ankles (but not the tops of the feet). Make sure y ..

From: ( Caramelizing brings out the natural sweetness in apples, turning them into a luscious dessert that’s high in fiber. Expand your horizons and try a new apple varietal like Pink Lady or Orange Pippin. Ingredients 1 jalapeño 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 4 apples, cored, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ca ..

From: People sometimes chuckle when I tell them that sitting meditation is physically rigorous. But it’s true. When you sit still and tune into your body for any length of time, you’re likely to become uncomfortable. And sitting for long periods in the same position will at some point start to make you antsy. Even in my hour-long meditation classes, people sometimes experience physical difficulties. That’s when I work with them to find the best sitting position and the best support for ea ..

From: Yields: 8 Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: Butternut Squash Filling: 2 cups butternut squash puree (about half of squash) 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup milk (or more, if needed) 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Spinach Filling: 1 cup cooked spinach (8 oz uncooked) 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 cup mozzarella cheese 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt pepper, to taste Other Ingredients: 10 oz lasagna noodles, cooked (for glut ..

Supported Head Stand (Salamba Sirsasana) Instructions: 1. Use a folded blanket or sticky mat to pad your head and forearms. Kneel on the floor. Lace your fingers together and set the forearms on the floor, elbows at shoulder width. Roll the upper arms slightly outward, but press the inner wrists firmly into the floor. Set the crown of your head on the floor. If you are just beginning to practice this pose, press the bases of your palms together and snuggle the back of your head against the clasped hands. More experienced students can open their hands and  ..

When did you start yoga and where? I started at Yoga Tribe a couple years ago. I went regularly for 3-4 months, got quick results and stopped going. Started my practice again in January 2015 and have committed myself to stay, learn and grow. How often do you practice yoga? I practice 3-4 times a week. Why do you practice yoga? I practice yoga because it strengthens my sobriety. What are the primary benefits you experience from your yoga practice? The benefits that yoga provides me are countless. I am undisciplined when it comes to working out, yoga gi ..

What is your hometown? Tustin, CA What was your childhood aspiration? To be an elementary school teacher When and where was your first yoga class? 2007 When was the Defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga? During one of my Dayton method classes, I felt an incredible sense of ease and felt a strong connection between my mind and body. This feeling is what I wish to share with my classes. What is the most challenging part of your yoga practice? Staying present. I find myself day dreaming on my mat. Who is the pe ..