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Episode #37: Mastering Alignment and the Spirals of Energy

Alignment is THE most important concept when it comes to yoga! Just in case you disagree… There are several different types of alignment that need to be understood in order to value it as much as we do. In this episode, Michael teaches about the Principles of Alignment through the Spirals of Energy. A deep …

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Episode #36: 4 Key Elements that Affect Hip Flexibility with Michael Henri

Everyone has a pose (or position) that they struggle with… and we blame it on our tight hips! Most of us feel like our hips are tight. But the reality is there are several factors that affect our hip flexibility. Some of these factors we can influence/change/adjust… while others… we can’t do anything about. The …

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Episode #35: How to Avoid Burnout with Byron de Marsé

“I’m so burnt out. I’ve completed exhausted myself.” Why is this conversation so common in the yoga community? How do we fill ourselves up? How can we sustain our work? If you’re teaching 15 classes a week (which is a lot), then that’s probably around 20 hours per week. Most full time jobs are 40 …

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Episode #34: Healthy Masculinity & Femininity and Being Imperfectly-Perfect with Callan Mielnik

Giving yourself permission, forgiveness and grace is one of the hardest challenges we all face. It is an art. And it starts with giving ourselves permission first. Not always easy and often requires reminders, which is why made that the focus on this episode. This week’s episode we invite Callan Mielnik, a Yoga teacher, Acro …

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Episode #33 – Shoulder Anatomy Stabilization, Coordination and Injury Prevention

Who HASN’T had issues with their shoulders? The thing that isn’t common is what causes most issues in the shoulder While most of us are not “anatomists”, you don’t need to be in order to understand some of the basics. Knowing the basics can save your shoulders in the long run. Here are a few …

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Episode #32: Unrealistic Expectations put on Yoga Teachers

Yoga Teachers are don’t drink, swear, eat meat, or make mistakes. Ha! That was hard enough to type let alone accept as truth. These are just a few of the unrealistic expectations that are put on Yoga Teachers. It’s true that as Yoga Teachers, we have a responsibility to help heal the world and inspire …

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Episode #31: How to Avoid Knee Injuries in Yoga

​Our knees are under-appreciated in life. We typically don’t think too much about them until they become a problem. Depending on what your life has looked like, or what kind of activity you’ve gotten into throughout your life, you may have knees that are feeling older than you are! Or maybe that’s just me (Michael)! …

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Episode #30: The Art of Responding vs Reacting with Byron de Marsé

That choice on whether you’re going to… respond… or react.⁠⁠In this week’s episode, we welcome back Byron de Marsé as our guest to talk about so many interesting topics that it’s hard to encapsulate them all in this description…. But I’ll try (Just listen to the full episode, you won’t be disappointed). The general theme …

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Episode #28: How to Do Pelvic Tilts – Techniques, Benefits, Variations

Posture is relatable to everyone.. and alignment is even more relatable and important for yogis and yoginis. Most people don’t realize this, but both of these are STRONGLY controlled by the movement of your pelvis! Whether you’re: Sitting at a desk working and need to correct your posture… Doing a sexy dance and shaking your …

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