Yoga Tribe Blog 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 .. If your schedule is hectic and you're tight on time, you can still practice yoga — in less than three minutes! Though not a replacement for a complete one-hour (or longer) practice, a little yoga on days that are crunched can work wonders for your mind, body and spirit. The best thing about a very short yoga classes is that you can adjust it to what you need, and you can do it anywhere: at home, at work and while traveling. There are many different w .. Ingredients: 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 10 to 14 fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, cut into thirds* 32 (4-inch) wooden skewers** 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 6 thinly sliced fresh basil leaves Kosher salt and pepper to taste *Peanuts are one of the crops most heavily sprayed with pesticides, so make sure to buy organic whenever possible. Preparation: 1. Thread 1 tomato half, 1 piec ..

WHEN DID YOU START YOGA? I started doing yoga about three years ago. After one year, I stopped attending classes due to work and being lazy. One day I went to pick up the news paper and I was so stiff. At that point I decided it was time to get back into the program. That was a year ago. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? I look forward to yoga after a long day of work, as a stress reliever. WHY DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? I practice yoga to obtain the flexibility and endurance. WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY BENEFITS YOU EXPERIENCE? The primary benefits for me are t ..

HOW OFTEN DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? On average I practice 5 days per week WHY DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? I started because I wanted to explore a new method of training. I practice now because of the mental, communal, and health benefits I receive. WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY BENEFITS YOU EXPERIENCE? I receive many benefits like learning more about our anatomy, time management, discipline, respect, and how to heal through methods other than medicine. WHAT IS YOUR MOST CHALLENGING POSTURE? WHY? Standing Head To Knee Pose (Dandayamana JanuShirasana) I have lower ba ..