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Featured Teacher - Dia Michelle Smith

Posted on 4/1/2019 by Yoga Download

To My YogaDownload Students, You inspire me. I know it isn't always easy to stick with a home practice. I am so grateful that you are prioritizing your health and well being, even when there are a million other things you could be distracting yourself with. We are here to do important work together. I believe it is the most important work we'll ever do. This is the work of cultivating our inner landscape. It happens each and every day, when we choose to connect with our breath, give thanks, soften on the inside, and share our compassion with others. Yoga helps us to connect with what is true inside of all of us. Connecting our breath with our movement, even in the most simple of ways, is a profound tool for bringing us back into our center sanctuary. Something many of us are encouraged to stray from in most of our waking lives. It gives me great hope to know that you are committed to growing deeper in your relationship with yourself. This is indeed the first step to all the greatest miracles in life.

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Posted on 2/26/2019 by Yoga Download

Dear YogaDownload friends: Thank you for choosing to practice with me on YogaDownload. It is inspiring to share my creativity with you all. Recently one yoga teacher sent me a private message to ask me something about shoulder alignment as I was teaching chaturanga in my Strengthen, Protect and Heal video. We had a great conversation which turned into a video exchange and then a brief phone chat. I was honored that she felt comfortable enough with me to reach out personally!

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Posted on 2/4/2019 by Yoga Download

Aloha! It is such an honor and privilege to be part of yogadownload’s global community. In the current technological age we are afforded the opportunity to share, collaborate and disseminate wisdom in an unparalleled manner that previously was unavailable. I am so happy to share four decades of practice and study in the hopes that my experiences can alleviate some of the avoidable confusion concerning Yoga, and offer Patanjali’s perennial insights into how to make the most of life experience through our personal practices.

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Posted on 12/30/2018 by Yoga Download

Message to my Yoga Download students! Hey there friends! I want to thank you for practicing with me here on Yoga Download. Even though we aren't able to connect live and in person and we don't really know one another, I want you to know that I do see you, not in a weird or awkward way :) but in the way that I know you are out there at home showing up and doing your best to achieve whatever it is you are working on! I applaud and respect your efforts and dedication to improve yourself as I am fully aware of how difficult it can be, wether it's to lose weight, gain flexibility or strength, minimize stress and tension, get your life back on track, deepen the relationship with yourself or better understand your life in general OR the endless other reasons we all choose the yoga practice!

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Posted on 12/3/2018 by Yoga Download

A deep bow of gratitude to the students of This platform wouldn't be the same without you so thank you for logging on and dropping into your practice. It is such a treat to read your feedback and know that you enjoy my offering. Know that your practice is always there for you whenever you need it. Namaste, Denelle

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Posted on 10/31/2018 by Keith Allen

A message to my Yoga Download students: Study anatomy and Ayurveda! Both my personal practice and my teaching of yoga have benefitted beyond measure by investing time and energy in these studies to enhance my understanding and applicability of the practice to myself and others. By understanding the five-element and three-dosha systems of Ayurveda, anyone can rather quickly learn how to customize a yoga practice (and, in fact, virtually every aspect of lifestyle) to the needs of the individual, as well as to environmental factors such as the season and the time of day. And learning anatomy-based alignment technique, like looking under the hood of the machine or behind the magician's veil, empowers us to understand the mechanics of our own bodies as well as those of the practice, and to keep ourselves safe and progressing effectively in our physical and mental development. Of course, these systems can be difficult to understand alone, and are best learned from a teacher who has invested decades in studying them, which is why I am particularly happy about and proud of my Yoga Download videos in therapeutic alignment, anatomy and Ayurveda. They can quickly and easily help anyone gain significant understanding in these crucial areas of study without demanding too much time and effort.

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Posted on 10/1/2018 by Yoga Download

Lovely YDL students, I have had the honor of teaching in this format for several years, and I have truly enjoyed reading your comments and even connecting directly with some of you. The feeling that the work I put into my own practice, study and teaching is able to eminate beyond my own physical reaches is one of the beautiful things about the internet that interconnects us all, across boarders and across time. Thank you for bringing me into your home, office, hotel room, or other space you choose to practice in. It is an honor to be a part of your journey.

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Posted on 9/3/2018 by Yoga Download

A big hello to my YogaDownload family! I just want to express my deep gratitude for having been involved with YogaDownload for over six years now, from the time before we even had visual recordings of classes. Oh how the technology, website, teachers and students have grown since then! I was so honored to be asked to teach at YogaDownload's first retreat this past August, and continue to enjoy getting notes from students all around the world. Honestly, being part of this community has been one of the best things in my life - thanks for being a part of it!

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Posted on 7/31/2018 by Yoga Download

Hello YDL students! I am so grateful for each and everyone of you. Thank you for allowing me to do what I love and being a part of my classes. Some of you have been students since the early days when we only had audio classes and pdf downloads! It's exciting to look back and see how far we all have come.

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Posted on 7/5/2018 by Yoga Download

Yoga has become a lifestyle for me. It’s so much more than the physical practice of asana. It’s about living an integrated existence- heart, soul, mind and strength. If the matters of my heart and soul are in disfunction, that manifests into my mental and physical health. Yoga Sutra I.14 says, “To achieve a strong foundation in our practice, we must practice over a long time, without interruption, believing in it and looking forward to it, with an attitude of service.” My practice shifts from a more vigorous power class at the studio to Yin and restorative postures at home- depending on the day or season of life. I’ve practiced consistently for years and I’m grateful for a modality that centers me and allows me to deepen and authenticate my spiritual-walk. I believe in and look forward to daily breath-work, prayer, movement and stillness. They are essential to how I can serve in my many roles: wife, mother, teacher, etc...

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