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What Happens After Yoga Teacher Training?

2024-05-07T17:43:32+00:00

What Happens After Yoga Teacher Training? Your Next Steps After Graduating from a YTT by Michelle Thielen As the popularity of yoga increases around the world, the demand for yoga instructors is at an all-time high. Thousands of students are investing an incredible amount of time, energy, and resources into yoga teacher training programs but are left wondering, “What on earth do I do now that I’m finished?” In general when employers are hiring yoga instructors, they tend to seek those who have completed the industry standard of a 200-hour teacher training program (commonly referred to as YTT or 200-hour YTT). [...]

What Happens After Yoga Teacher Training?2024-05-07T17:43:32+00:00

Mystical Hope

2024-01-01T21:37:19+00:00

People get excited about the new year. I get it. Who of us does not look forward with expectation and hope. Maybe last year wasn’t great. Even if it was wonderful, the human spirit is drawn to what a new year promises.  I have never been one to make new year resolutions. I want the zero to sixty-five race to longer days and warmer weather. January through March is a hard time for me. The bleakness of days, and cold snaps mixed with warm weather fronts, at least on the East Coast, is annoying. So, this [...]

Mystical Hope2024-01-01T21:37:19+00:00

Fall Soap Recipe

2023-09-27T01:59:10+00:00

Fall Soap Recipe Have you been enjoying this Fall? We certainly have! That's why we created this perfect fall soap recipe. The essential oil blend used here combines traditional autumn aromas with a bit of a twist. Frankincense provides a sweet and warm base while clove bud, cinnamon bark, and ginger bring that classic spicy touch that evokes the warmth of your favorite Fall baked goods. Lastly, the unique scent of bergamot brings it all together with a sweet citrus note and an unexpected, distinctive edge. For this recipe, we’ll be using a classic 30/30/30/10 oil ratio and superfatting the soap [...]

Fall Soap Recipe2023-09-27T01:59:10+00:00

Vata Grounding Autumnal Butternut Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl

2023-09-27T01:51:18+00:00

Autumnal Butternut Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl Autumn is the Vata time of year, enjoy this deliciously grounding meal. Pitta suggestion: Use less of or omit cinnamon. Kapha suggestion: Double buckwheat, may omit oats. 3 cups water 1/2 cup buckwheat groats (can substitute brown rice) 1/2 cup steel cut oats 1 cup butternut squash, cubed 1/4 cup craisins 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt Unsweetened soy milk or plant-based milk of choice Maple syrup Combine the first 8 ingredients in a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cover, simmering for 30 [...]

Vata Grounding Autumnal Butternut Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl2023-09-27T01:51:18+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions from a Pioneer in Christian Yoga

2023-08-31T17:16:26+00:00

Dayna is the founder of New Day Yoga, A 20-year-old Christian Yoga School out of Kennesaw, GA. She is a registered Master Trainer and School with Christian Yoga Association (R-CYAMT, R-CYAS) a yoga trainer with yoga Alliance (E-RYT) and leader of Yoga for the Christian Woman. Whether it is at one of her trainings, her group Yoga for the Christian Women, or any of her classes, you can expect: Physical Postures: To align bones and balance muscles of the feet, legs, pelvis, torso, shoulders, arms, hands, neck, and head. Breathing Techniques: To strengthen and increase lung capacity, [...]

Frequently Asked Questions from a Pioneer in Christian Yoga2023-08-31T17:16:26+00:00

Drenched, A Baptism of His Presence

2023-07-18T18:19:51+00:00

Drenched is CYA's Annual Summit in 2023 where you'll hear from Christian Yoga Leaders, Speakers and Authors who will create sacred space for the Lord to work as they present asana, lecture, bible study and more. Come expectant and ready to be filled with an indwelling of His presence and a filling of Living Waters! SIGN UP HERE DRENCHED Schedule DRENCHED Schedule with Eastern Standard Times as well as Pacific Saturday, August 26, 2023, pst 3:00-3:45pm Michelle Thielen: Welcome and Immersive Worship 6-6:45 pm est 3:45-4:15pm Barbra Koehnlein: Holy Listening 6:45-7:15pm est 4:20-6:00pm Dayna Gelinas: Anchor Your Soul Under the Flow [...]

Drenched, A Baptism of His Presence2023-07-18T18:19:51+00:00

My Journey with God and Yoga

2023-02-17T21:40:17+00:00

My Journey with God and Yoga, Part I On a cold January morning with the snow on the ground, I woke up in the hotel close to where I’m working this week. I work all over the UK and Eire so this is just another hotel room wake-up. I stretched my toes to the end of the bed, tensed my legs, hips, stomach, arms and gritted my teeth for about five seconds before relaxing back on my bed.  I focused upon my body touching the surface beneath me and performed a body scan, top of my head to the bottom of [...]

My Journey with God and Yoga2023-02-17T21:40:17+00:00

The Rocks Cry Out

2022-09-12T18:02:09+00:00

Who is the True God except the Eternal? Who stands like a rock except our God? The True God who encircled me with strength and made my pathway straight. Psalm 18:31-32   Excerpt from The Rocks Cry Out by Jody Thomae, available on Amazon: "When the Pharisees told Jesus to make his disciples stop crying out in worship as he entered Jerusalem on a donkey, he replied, “I tell you, if these [worshipers] were silent, the very stones would cry out” (Luke 19:40). He was possibly referencing a passage in Habakkuk 2:11 that says that the stones in the wall and the rafters in [...]

The Rocks Cry Out2022-09-12T18:02:09+00:00

Our Favorite Yoga Mats

2023-10-21T23:31:44+00:00

#1 Manduka Pro Series Christian Yoga Association’s Favorite Yoga Mats by Michelle A. Thielen, Registered CYA Therapist, R-CYATH One of the most frequently asked questions of yoga teachers is, “What is your favorite mat?” Because we often communicate with the greatest yogis in the world, we wanted to share their favorites directly with you.  We took a poll among the Christian Yoga Association community, and here is what we found to be the favorites among our Christian yogis. #1 Manduka Pro Series Manduka Pro had the highest votes in our poll [...]

Our Favorite Yoga Mats2023-10-21T23:31:44+00:00

10 Tips For Creating Your Best Playlists

2022-08-23T23:07:14+00:00

10 Tips For Creating Your Best Playlists By Kristen Campbell, with ChristiansDoYoga.com  Click on the image to get your {free} PDF Download of this article. Music has a way of reaching our souls like nothing else can. I get feedback all the time from my students about how they love my playlists! Honestly, building playlists is one of my favorite things to do. Sometimes I even build the playlist before I set the intentions for the class! It used to take me a really long time to build playlists; I didn’t have a method to the madness. But now I’ve got [...]

10 Tips For Creating Your Best Playlists2022-08-23T23:07:14+00:00

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