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Hometown: Lake Forest, California Childhood aspiration: Lakers point guard When and where was your first Ginastica Natural class: I was introduced to Ginastica Natural through a Yoga Tribe student of 9 years, Bob Hurley. Bob is someone I respect and has always taken interest in our studio’s welfare. I have been looking to bring an entirely new exercise program to Yoga Tribe. Bob has been practicing Ginastica Natural with its founder, Alvaro Romano. Bob thought I might like it so I did my research and decided WITHOUT taking a class, to get certified to teach. .. Ingredients ◦1 cup raw honey ◦5 cups pure water ◦1/4 cup dried lavender. dried, organic culinary lavender ( or 1 drop lavender essential oil) ◦6 lemons, peeled and juiced approx. ◦Lavender sprigs for garnish Directions 1. Pour 1/2 the water in a pan, bring to boil and remove from heat. 2. Add honey and dried lavender let steep for approximately 20 minutes. 3. Strain mixture and pour into larger container. 4. Add lemon juice and the  ..

7 Common Beginner Yoga Fails (And How to Avoid Them) I’ve been practicing yoga for years, but even I know that yoga can be especially daunting for the uninitiated. Being new in a yoga class is like entering a new dimension—to boldly go where no non-yogi has ever gone before. But here’s where you’re in luck: I’ve come up with a guide of how to handle yoga class like a certified yogi. Or, rather, how NOT to—the mistakes that lots of newbies make that you should decidedly avoid. C ..

WHEN DID YOU START YOGA AND WHERE? We started yoga 9 month ago. We began practicing yoga at Yoga Tribe. My sister Ann was introduced by her clients and she asked me to join. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? We practice yoga almost every day. WHY DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? Practicing yoga helps us with our backs and knees. After practicing yoga our backs and knees no longer hurt. WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY BENEFITS YOU EXPERIENCE? The primary benefit of yoga is that we can release our stress after long working day and free our mind from everyday life. Yo .. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 90 to 120 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients for Persimmon Chips: - 4 large Fuyu persimmons - Juice from half a lemon - 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon - 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg - 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) Directions for Persimmon Chips: 1. Preheat the oven to 250°F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and spray lightly with oil (or line them with a Silpat mat, no oil required). 2. Leaving the sk ..

Do you ever wonder if your alignment in a yoga pose is correct? The word ‘alignment' is thrown around a lot by yoga teachers, often without really explaining what it means for the body to be ‘aligned.’ Alignment simply means positioning the body in a way that allows you to get the full benefit of the pose while avoiding injury. Although alignment can vary between yoga styles, the following 5 tips are pretty universal and can be applied to almost any yoga pose! Try these out, feel the difference in your body, and allow them to transform your practice!  ..

WHEN DID YOU START YOGA AND WHERE? The first yoga class I ever took was probably about 20 years ago at Gold's Gym in downtown Long Beach, I only practiced once a week, but that's how I first got started and in more recent years classes through 24 Hour Fitness. It was a good start, but I'd never taken classes through a yoga studio before, so the last year has been an incredible experience for me with all the hands on instruction from so many excellent instructors. I really appreciate the high level of expertise and professionalism they all bring to the tabl ..

Hometown: Anaheim, CA Childhood aspiration: I wanted to work at the fast food window of IN-N-OUT or McDonald's When and where was your first yoga class: BOOM! The first class I took was YOGA TRIBE! Yup! Dayton Method with the fantastic Kelly Trettin :) Who is your most influential teacher and why: I am very honored to say that Shannon Kassoff is my most influential teacher. She truly watches all the bodies in the room, her cues are direct and precise, and her sequences are intelligent and refreshing. I am so grateful to have studied under  ..

Hometown: East Rockaway, New York Childhood aspiration: Marine Biologist Who is your most influential teacher and why: Shannon Kassoff. It was Love at fist Yoga class I like to say. She was so passionate about the practice of Yoga. She teaches from a place of authenticity that I strive to bring in my own classes. I am constantly learning in her classes as well. The learning process is endless and I love that she is so eager to bring what she learns to all of her students. When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: I had bee ..

Lie back on a bolster with a block under the far end to create an incline. Bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together, allowing the legs to open. Relax the inner thighs and groin. To add some gentle assistance to the opening of the groin, use as strap in a wide circle and place it at the lower back, across the inner thighs and around your feet before you recline. Bring some gentle spinal extension into the pose opening across the chest and at the front of the shoulders by moving your arms away from the body with palms fac ..