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What Defines an Advanced Yoga Class?

Kat Robinson
imagesAs a yoga student, what part of the practice has challenged you the most - the physical movements or the simple act of being present on the mat? Recently, an influx of new but seasoned yoga students have started joining my classes. I am thrilled to see new faces as it is always exciting to connect with other yogis and yoginis. Often, these students will ask which of my classes is the...

Yoga is Non competitive and Other Myths

Kat Robinson
I have been teaching in the same town for over 11 years now. It is a quaint little town of about 2,000 people within the city limits and around 15,000 county-wide. I have had students of all kinds – they come in all ages, shapes, sizes and gender. Some have been sedentary for years while others are athletes. In all of my classes, I try to teach them to be in the moment...

Yoga and Parkinson’s

Kat Robinson
For years, I had this wonderful woman in my yoga classes. She participated in everything, from my restorative classes to my powerful vinyasa classes. She always seemed so young for her age and, as an avid yogini, golfer, and jogger, she stayed very physically fit. Then a few years ago, she came to my Tuesday evening hatha class, in which she was a regular. I noticed that she was having some difficulty balancing...
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It’s Your Class! Get What You Want!

Kat Robinson
One of the things I have been taught when building my yoga business is to always and forever ask what my students want. It’s pretty simple advice that I have heard from several experts so I figure there must be some truth to it. I do send out a survey to my students from time to time, asking about class times and styles that they would like to see, and I also ask...

Finding Your Inner Strength With Yoga

Kat Robinson
In my classes we go from one extreme to the next. I offer very gentle, therapeutic, in-chairs classes, classes that are very athletic and will challenge you in every aspect, and everything in between. The one thing they all have in common is that I strive to get my students to find their “inner strength” from the deepest core muscles of the body. So what are the core...

Sometimes You’re The Windshield and Sometimes You’re the Bug

Kat Robinson
Life can be such a series of ups and downs. One day you are going along, happy and hopeful, and the next day you are faced with challenges beyond comprehension. It is always a dance. My youngest daughter just got married in April of this year. She and her new husband have been in the process of buying a house. It has been one hopeful moment followed by disappointment one after...

Are We Missing The Masses?

Kat Robinson
As someone who is always on the lookout for new students to walk into my studio, I am constantly talking to people about how much yoga can benefit their lives. I have talked to community groups, spoken to doctors at medical centers and am generally just trying to spread the word. But it seems that at least once every day I hear this statement “I can’t do yoga; my body...
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Do Real Friends Walk Away?

Kat Robinson
Over the last few months, my life has taken an interesting turn, one that has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. I recently lost a good friend. Now, before you start thinking that this person died, I want to clarify that she didn’t. She just decided that she did not want to be my friend anymore. It hurt. In fact, it hurt terribly, I actually think that it hurt...
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In the Land of OM – Adventure #1

Cat Chin
As I enter the grounds of the Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music, I have to walk through the Eco-Conscious Marketplace, which is a cluster of many tents, each one offering many amazing and green products to purchase. But I need to check in and get to a class, so shopping and browsing can wait. There are classes and speakers held in five major tents with the top yoga teachers and...

In the Land of OM

Cat Chin
Saturday, April 20th — what a perfect day for an event. Crowds of like-minded people, excitedly converging on an amazing location. The hype has been incredible leading up to this moment. It is going to be mind-blowing! Just the line-up alone is getting me so jacked up: The Black Keys, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Rihanna, Usher, Enimem, Snopp Dogg, Dr Dre, etc… I slowly open my eyes. Hey, wait a minute. I thought...
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