Too many asymmetrical poses can create sacroiliac joint issues

By | March 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

BY OLGAKABEL IN "SACRED COWS" · TEACHING TIPS — 20 FEB, 2014 I must admit: before I started my viniyoga teacher training, I’ve never heard of sacrum issues. Sure, I knew what sacrum was, but my first teacher training program never talked about it, my students never complained about it, I haven’t had any [...]

Foods That Balance Your Hormones

By | January 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

by Meghan Kelly Who doesn't want a rocking reproductive system, balanced hormones, and glowing skin? I know I do, and eating certain nutrient dense foods will put anyone on this path. Whether we like it or not, hormones control our mood, digestion, energy, libido, metabolism, and how our skin looks. [...]

The Guardian’s 10 wellbeing retreats for 2014

By | January 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Yoga and massage classes in India, pilates at a Spanish finca or a pay-what-you-can meditation retreat in Devon – take your pick from our list of breaks to rejuvenate your mind and body Reclaim Your Self, various locations A room at a Reclaim Your Self retreat in Glastonbury Reclaim Your [...]

18 rules to live by, and then break every other day!

By | December 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Via Lindsey Block Wise Words: 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you want is [...]

The dynamics and supportive properties of the human spine

By | December 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Did You Know: The dynamics and supportive properties of the human spine are provided by: • an intricate network of blood vessels • countless specialized nerve endings • hundreds of small nerve fibers which connect to structures of the spine • more than 220 specialized ligaments • greater than 120 [...]

Never regret!

By | December 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Steve Bracken recently posted this nice article on his Facebook page 'Mandala Health.' I am part of the Mandala Health team and together we are facilitating a teacher training in Goa. You can never regret travelling and learning more! Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed [...]

Vogue December 2013

By | November 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

        I was so delighted to be featured in Vogue's December 2013 edition about Goa, India. I will be teaching a month long Scaravelli Inspired Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in northern Goa February 2014. Please click here for more details!

8 Foods That Food Experts Won’t Eat

By | November 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals–and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health. Experts from different areas of specialty explain why they won’t eat these eight foods. Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with [...]

Bending and Twisting Back Pain

By | October 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Yard-work Syndrome by Erik Dalton, Ph.D. As winter approaches and leaves begin cluttering the yards, I begin to see more clients complaining of bending and twisting back pain. In most people, the lumbar spine and sacrum are pretty stable during forward bending and lifting, but not so when sidebending [...]

Insights into Vanda Scaravelli

By | October 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

By Phil Catalfo Though she came to yoga later in life, her subsequent 50-year practice and teachings have made a profound impact on hatha yoga. The daughter of artistic Italian parents, wife of a professor of philosophy, and an accomplished pianist, Vanda Scaravelli was accustomed throughout her life to meeting [...]