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fun pose friday: garudasana

February 20th, 2015|

Happy Friday yogis! This week’s edition of Fun Pose Friday we’re featuring Garudasana or Eagle Pose. According to Yoga Journal: This pose is like a climbing vine that wraps around itself, but we rise to the challenge in it, like an eagle. Garuda, translated as “eagle,” is a mythical bird in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Like [...]

fun pose friday is back! kurmasana

February 13th, 2015|

Oh yea- you read it right!  Fun Pose Friday’s are back baby!  Happy Friday yogis! This week’s edition of Fun Pose Friday we’re featuring: Kurmasana / tortoise pose. Like a tortoise withdrawing into its shell, the ideal outcome of kurmasana is to find a quiet place inside.  This pose can be a bridge to pratyahara, [...]

last minute gift guide for the yogi in your life

December 17th, 2014|

Last minute gifts for the Yogi in Your Life We know it’s not all about materials objects, but sometimes you come across a gift or idea that is just perfect for that special someone.  Check out this guide stocked full of cause-related, local and charitable gift ideas that’s sure to make any yogi in your [...]

staff highlight: Lisa (and happy bday)!

November 21st, 2014|

Today’s blog post is all about the beautiful yogini, and one of our front desk goddesses, Lisa… and it’s her birthday today too!!! Happy Birthday Lisa!!! Lisa and our work exchange yoginis run this place.  I really don’t know what I would do without them.  You don’t realize what goes into the daily operations of [...]

when it’s time to slow down

October 18th, 2014|

when it’s time to  s  l  o  w   d  o  w  n Do you ever feel truly caught up?  Will you ever think your to-do list is actually manageable?  Do you question if you know which end is up?  When do you know when it’s time to surrender and throw in the towel? At [...]

handstand challenge: the Okinawan Way

September 13th, 2014|

Today’s blog post is from blogger (yogi, yoga teacher, mother and my friend), Daisy Whittemore, RYT.  You can see Daisy teaching at extendYoga and handstanding away for the next 100-ish days.  Handstands seem scary to many (definitely to me!), but here’s a fun way to conquer your fears and really commit to nailing your handstand– or any pose [...]

fun pose friday: camel pose

August 8th, 2014|

TGIF yogis!  This week’s fun pose Friday post is all about camel pose or ustrasana.  I love this pose!  Not only because I love a nice, deep back bend, but camel pose really opens up my heart, chest and throat as well. It’s a great pose to help release anything we are holding onto (physical [...]

teacher feature: emily star

August 3rd, 2014|

Check out our teacher feature.  It’s all about Emily Star!  She currently teaches at extendYoga on Sundays, Mondays and Fridays. Her playful classes feature dynamic postures that are accessible to all participants! Tell me a little bit about yourself (something we might not know) I’m pretty introverted – one of the reasons I started practicing yoga [...]

fun pose friday: koundinyasana II

July 18th, 2014|

Happy fun pose friday my yoga peeps!  I’ve been all about koundinyasana (and arm balances in general) lately.  I’m usually pretty excited to take koundinyasana if it’s given to me as an option in class and I also enjoy teaching it in my classes.  AND it’s today’s #independanceARMy challenge pose.  If you’re not already on instagram [...]

what’s in a playlist?

July 11th, 2014|

I love music. And all genres too. Anything from pop, jazz, rap, new age, country, kirtan (duh) and beyond! I’m open to it all and that’s how I feel about yoga as well. So when you ask me what goes into one of my class playlists, it’s simple; what I like, how I feel, and [...]

alter with an altar

June 17th, 2014|

Today’s blog post is from Linda Naini, MPH, CCRP (yogi, wellness coach, meditation teacher, health analyst, and my friend).  You can find Linda leading her Rooted In Bliss meditation classes every 1st Sunday of the month from 5:30pm-6:20pm or offering one of her unique workshops at extendYoga. We live in a day and age where [...]

the ABC’s of kids yoga

June 10th, 2014|

We are so excited for our Kid’s Yoga Camp to start next week!!!  (FYI: we have 1-2 spots left for any last minute kiddies- join us!). Our camp Co-Creator/Director, Roni Zelivinski (is-DA-BEST and), has written a super fun guest blog post for us– all about…  The ABC’s of Kid’s Yoga – Why Yoga is Essential [...]