Blog

Need a search?

fun pose friday: purvottanasana (reverse plank)

July 29th, 2016|

TGIF yogis!  This week’s fun pose friday we’ll break down Reverse Plank, known in Sanskrit as Purvottanasana.  This is a wonderful pose to balance out forward bends, or to help open up the chest and shoulders when you’ve been spending a lot of time behind a computer or in any seated position. (check out [...]

fun pose friday: scorpion/vrischikasana

July 14th, 2016|

Happy Friday yogis! In this week’s fun pose friday, we’ll break down how to get into Scorpion pose, known in Sanskrit as Vrischikasana. This advanced pose offers the benefits of both an inversion and backbend all in one. If you are new to Scorpion, try it against a wall. You should have a strong forearm [...]

fun pose friday: lotus

April 1st, 2016|

Happy Friday yogis!  This week’s fun pose friday, we’ll break down how to get into lotus pose, known in Sanskrit as Padmasana (padma means lotus). This grounded pose resembles the petals of the flower it’s named for, with legs flowering out in layers. Lotus requires a great deal of flexibility. Hip-opening poses like half lotus [...]

fun pose friday: malasana

February 25th, 2016|

Happy Friday yogis! In this week’s #funposefriday we’ll break down the benefits and practice of Malasana, also known as Garland pose or yogic squat. In India you can see people frequently squatting in Malasana. This posture strengthens the lower back and core, which can be very helpful for maintaining a healthy back. (check out recent [...]

7 Things All Bad Yogis Should Know (book review)

November 16th, 2015|

Just when you think it can’t get any better, beloved DC area yoga teacher, Greg Marzullo, has done us all a favor and written quite possibly the best yoga guidebook… for the rest all of us. Finally! A yoga book that I can sneakily suggest to my “non yoga” friends! Bad Yogi: A Guidebook for [...]

4 year anniversary celebrations!!!

October 28th, 2015|

Can you believe it?!  We are turning 4 years old on Nov 5th! Join us (at the studio and online) anytime between Nov 5-13 for fun prizes, giveaways, sales and surprises EVERYDAY: free class giveaways (single, 10 class, 3 month unlimited!) free yoga mat giveaways 40% OFF RETAIL SALE (excluding yoga mats & jewelry) $5 classes [...]

fun pose friday: ardha matsyendrasana

October 8th, 2015|

Greetings yogis! In this week’s fun pose friday we’ll break down half lord of the fishes pose, a delightful twist otherwise known as ardha matsyendrasana. For ardha matsyendrasana, sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Bend your knees and place your feet on the floor. Externally rotate the left [...]

fun pose friday: baby crow

September 10th, 2015|

Happy Friday yogis! In this week’s fun pose friday we’ll take a look at baby crow. This low-flying pose is a playful variation of crow pose or bakasana. (pictured above, left to right: friend & kicka*s yogi, Krista Block, showing off her baby crow skillz.  Arlet on the right taking flight in crow pose and [...]

fun pose friday: forward fold

August 27th, 2015|

Hello yogis and yoginis! This week’s fun pose friday is a truly delicious favorite: forward bend, also commonly referred to as forward fold. Known in Sanskrit as uttanasana.  #twothumbsup (above: Jarrad Love throwing deuces in his sunny uttanasana) This pose is not only relaxing, but therapeutic in so many ways. It can be an intense [...]

fun pose friday: puppy pose

August 14th, 2015|

TGIF!  In this week’s fun pose friday we’ll break down puppy pose / anahatasana (anahata = heart chakra). This pose is also often referred to as heart-melting pose.  Who doesn't want to have their heart melt!? Puppy pose is a relaxing backbend (and heart melter) that is a cross between downward facing dog and child’s [...]

Why Getting Married Was the Best Thing I Ever I Did

July 24th, 2015|

WOW.  I knew getting married would be awesome, but I didn’t know that I would reap the benefits so personally... on a super selfish level.  What I mean is: I never knew how much care and attention I would give MYSELF during the wedding planning process.  And I loved every minute of it. To be [...]

fun pose friday: fallen triangle

July 24th, 2015|

Happy Friday yogis!  This week’s fun pose friday is fallen triangle pose. This posture is a cross between triangle and plank; which requires some arm and of course core strength. To get into fallen triangle: Lift your right leg up into a down dog split. Tuck your right knee in towards your torso. Reach the [...]