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Max Strom: There’s No App for Happiness

Max Strom: There’s No App for Happiness

Start the new year by furthering your self-development and yoga education with Max Strom. If you love proven methods for living a happier, calmer life, and enjoy an accessible, intelligent yoga practice, this weekend is exactly what you need to start your year off right. On January 15-17, we’re hosting Max for a four part… Read More

The Effect of Aging On Muscle

The Effect of Aging On Muscle

A study by the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine in Pittsburgh of athletes between the ages of 40 and 81 demonstrated that muscle loss considered typical in adults after the age of 40 has more to do with lack of use than aging alone. The study showed that the muscles used by the athlete’s chosen… Read More

Chair Yoga: The Benefits and Surprises of a Supported Practice

Chair Yoga: The Benefits and Surprises of a Supported Practice

Chair yoga is an incredible experience for both students and teachers.  Students who don’t believe they can exercise or improve their overall heath find accessible, rewarding techniques; and teachers find incredibly devoted, grateful students who cannot make it to traditional classes. The journey for myself began by wanting to share yoga with my grandparents who were… Read More

The Deep Benefits of Gentle Yoga

The Deep Benefits of Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga There is a general misconception that “gentle yoga” is not as beneficial as the more active styles. However, the gentle styles of yoga, such as Restorative Yoga, Somatic Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, can stimulate the immune system and improve one’s overall health. Gentle yoga styles help to get the body out of stress-mode, release… Read More

Benefits and Bliss of Hair and Scalp Massage

Benefits and Bliss of Hair and Scalp Massage

From the Sanskrit words “shiras” (head, which you might recognize from the Sanskrit for headstand “Sirsasana”) and “dhara” (flow), shirodhara is the gentle flow of warm oil from a brass oil fountain onto the third eye chakra (Ajna) just above and between the eyebrows. It’s an incredibly relaxing, meditative practice that stimulates circulation, brain function,… Read More

The Desire Map

The Desire Map fits like my favourite yoga pants. Comfortable. Transformational. Practical. Versatile. Natural. Like putting on a hug. An investment in awesome. An investment in forward motion. An investment in life: lived on purpose, with purpose. It also solved one very big problem. First, a little back story. Danielle Laporte, creator of The Desire… Read More

Give Mom health and relaxation this Mother’s Day!

Give Mom health and relaxation this Mother’s Day!

Every year my family gave my grandmother lavender hand cream, soaps, and talc powder, until she had amassed such an inventory that it would take her the better part of a decade to use it all. Finally, we collectively decided to start giving her experiences, rather than things. She had enough things, and she was… Read More

40 Day Challenge

40 Day Challenge

Beat the Winter Blues with the PranaShanti 40 Day Yoga Challenge! About the Challenge The PranaShanti 40 Day Challenge is a commitment to attend yoga classes for 40 consecutive days. The Challenge runs Monday, February 9th, 2015 to Friday, March 20th, 2015. Yogic science confirms that it takes 40 days to fully develop a new… Read More

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