Native Yoga Immersions Return!

We are so excited to announce the return of Native Yoga Immersions!!! 200hr and 300hr YA Registered Teacher Training sessions are back in full swing this weekend, April 28-30, 2017. This program includes in-depth exploration of asana, pranayama and meditation. We incorporate the traditional technology of hatha/ashtanga yoga with practical and experiential practices to help deepen your practice. Enhance your appreciation for the power of healing yoga embodies. This course is for those interested in teaching yoga as well those who would like to learn more. Check the link here for more info.

 

Guru Purnima ~ Chalisa at Native Yoga

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Tomorrow is July’s full moon which is celebrated in India and elsewhere as Guru Purnima – known as the celebration of the Spiritual Teacher.

As an added bonus to the celebration Pattabhi Jois was also born on Guru Purnima in 1915!  Jai to Tim Miller for keeping this tradition alive stateside!

Join Todd tomorrow at 7am for an extra heartfelt Hanuman Chalisa to celebrate this special occasion. (We also are wishing our son a Happy Birthday as he was born on Guru Purnima in July 2006.)

 

Day 30 – No Shave Yoga Event – #yogabeardsunite – Thanks to You ~ We Reached Our Goal

Day 30 – No Shave Yoga Event – #yogabeardsunite – Thanks to You ~ We Reached Our Goal  
I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who made the No Shave Yoga Event a huge success. We exceeded our goal and were able to raise $1700 to benefit No-Shave.org this month!!!

No-Shave.org is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and supportive funds which go towards preventing the disease, saving lives, funding research, educating, and aiding those fighting the battle.

A special thank you to everyone who donated this month to the cause! Without your support we would never have reached our goal. I have to admit I am surprised at the overwhelming support that everyone has shown. I would also like to especially thank the team, Yoga Beards Unite for putting in so much time and effort through their online posts this month to help raise awareness for men’s health and generate funds. Thank you @adampolhemusyoga @brianmilleryoga @davidmiliotis @gregnardi @juankgalan @nativeyoga @willduprey respectively Adam Polhemus, Brian Miller, David Miliotis, Greg Nardi, Juan Galan and Will Duprey for all of your support. Thank you to those that joined the team during the month and helped participate. We have much appreciation to all the vendors who supported us this month including Lululemon, High Point Paddle Adventures and Raw Juce.

Here is one last chance to make a contribution if you had thought about it but waited until now. You can donate here, https://www.no-shave.org/team/yogabeardsunite

  
Together We Can Make a Difference,

Todd McLaughlin

Day 29 – No Shave Yoga event – #yogabeardsunite – Reflections of the Way I Used to Be

Day 29 – No Shave Yoga event – #yogabeardsunite – Reflections of the Way I Used to Be  
One thing that is fun about participating in No Shave November is that it reminds me of my carefree ways back in the days. We can still be “carefree” and show we do care.
No Shave Yoga Event is a group of yoga teachers who have banded together to help spread the word, grow hairy, raise money and inspire health through the practice of yoga. Our fundraising team is called Yoga Beards Unite and we aim to raise as much awareness about men’s health and money for those in need by the end of November. Please help us achieve our goal by donating to our team page at https://www.no-shave.org/team/yogabeardsunite. When you post on social media please tag us to show your support and share our/your story to help us in our endeavor. Together we can make a difference! @adampolhemusyoga @brianmilleryoga @davidmiliotis @gregnardi @juankgalan @nativeyoga @willduprey

Day 25 – No Shave Yoga Event – #yogabeardsunite – Prana Wind

Day 25 – No Shave Yoga Event – #yogabeardsunite – Prana Wind  
In yoga culture, prana is the word that describes the energy that is associated with air. Prana often refers to the relationship between our breath and our personal sense of vitality. Vayu, the lord of the wind, is considered the primal force that generates life and can be harnessed through our breath. Today in South Florida the wind is “cranking!” The wind has the ability to stir our emotions and can breath some life back into our senses. Sometimes people feel unsettled by the wind, however it is possible to harness that anxious sensation and turn it into zest for life and renewed vigor. If it is windy where you are, go outside and stir your prana a bit by enjoying the wind.

  
No Shave Yoga Event is a group of yoga teachers who have banded together to help spread the word, grow hairy, raise money and inspire health through the practice of yoga. Our fundraising team is called Yoga Beards Unite and we aim to raise at least $1500 by the end of November. Please help us achieve our goal by donating to our team page at https://www.no-shave.org/team/yogabeardsunite. When you post on social media please tag us to show your support and share our/your story to help us in our endeavor. Together we can make a difference! @adampolhemusyoga @brianmilleryoga @davidmiliotis @gregnardi @juankgalan @nativeyoga @willduprey

Day 24 – No Shave Yoga Event – #yogabeardsunite – Respect the Edge

Day 24 – No Shave Yoga Event – #yogabeardsunite – Respect the Edge  
Yoga gives us the opportunity to cultivate optimal health and wellness. When we begin to push the boundaries of what we think is possible we are exploring what is called our “edge.” In the pursuit of optimal mental and physical health if we go a little to far over our “edge” we become acutely aware of the fact by experiencing pain. Yet the very experience of cultivating a relationship with our boundaries is where the real value lays. The process of going a little “to far,” gives us an incredible insight into the nature of our existence. Explore your edge and do so with utmost respect and good health and wellness is bound to find you.
No Shave Yoga Event is a group of yoga teachers who have banded together to help spread the word, grow hairy, raise money and inspire health through the practice of yoga. Our fundraising team is called Yoga Beards Unite and we aim to raise at least $1500 by the end of November. Please help us achieve our goal by donating to our team page at https://www.no-shave.org/team/yogabeardsunite. When you post on social media please tag us to show your support and share our/your story to help us in our endeavor. Together we can make a difference! @adampolhemusyoga @brianmilleryoga @davidmiliotis @gregnardi @juankgalan @nativeyoga @willduprey

Day 23 – No Shave Yoga Event – #yogabeardsunite – Micro = Macro

Day 23 – No Shave Yoga Event – #yogabeardsunite – Micro = Macro  
A microcosm is ‘anything that is regarded as a world in miniature.’ A macrocosm is ‘the universe considered as a whole.’ The yoga practice inherently brings our awareness to the unity of the micro and macrocosms. When we bring our attention to the tasks at hand we can sometime feel a sense of triviality in the mundane. Yoga dispels this notion and draws awareness into the essence of each moment. The tiniest particle movement is reflected by the grand trajectory of the planets and stars. There is purpose in small acts that that can lead toward a greater change.
No Shave Yoga Event is a group of yoga teachers who have banded together to help spread the word, grow hairy, raise money and inspire health through the practice of yoga. Our fundraising team is called Yoga Beards Unite and we aim to raise at least $1500 by the end of November. Please help us achieve our goal by donating to our team page at https://www.no-shave.org/team/yogabeardsunite. When you post on social media please tag us to show your support and share our/your story to help us in our endeavor. Together we can make a difference! @adampolhemusyoga @brianmilleryoga @davidmiliotis @gregnardi @juankgalan @nativeyoga @willduprey