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FEATURED TEACHER - ELISE FABRICANT

Posted on 6/29/2021 by Yoga Download

Dear YogaDownload students, Here in the United States in July, 2021, we are afforded an opportunity to look back on the toughest stretch of the pandemic. Without disregarding the global and personal pain and loss of the past 16 months, I'm finding it beneficial to feel gratitude for this time where possible. I am grateful that many (if not most) people in the world had access to the connecting power of the internet during this isolating time. While sheltering at home, it was vitally important for me to be able to see my friends and family via my phone screen. Teaching live online yoga for YogaDownload also became the highlight of my week! How sweet it was that YogaDownload could provide affordable yoga to students around the world who could no longer attend studio classes. Can you imagine what the pandemic would have been like pre-internet times? I invite you, dear Yogadownload students, to identify some good that came from your past year. What are you grateful for?

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FEATURED TEACHER - KRISTEN BOYLE

Posted on 6/2/2021 by Yoga Download

Dear YogaDownload students, It is a rare occasion when I meet someone in real life who says they have practiced with me on YogaDownload. When it happens, it makes this virtual experience feel so real, and I know that yoga is making a difference. I am reminded and am grateful to YogaDownload and to you, that my reach extends beyond the studio walls, and into your life, wherever you may be when you practice. I am honored that you have invited me into that space with you, in a way that is accessible and meaningful. My true hope for you is that wherever you are, whatever is happening, your yoga practice will help you to ride the "roller-coaster of life" with all its ups, downs, and loop-de-loops, just a little bit smoother, better, and without knocking you off your well-aligned center. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your practice. With love, Kristen

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FEATURED TEACHER - SHY SAYAR

Posted on 4/30/2021 by Yoga Download

Dear YogaDownloaders, As the great Pattabhi Jois has said: take practice and all is coming. Remember that asana, or the physical yoga of postures and transitions, is a vehicle for the transformation of consciousness, and upon or during transformation it may one day fall away. As the body ages (and it is aging, whether you begin yoga at 10 or 100), Yoga may deepen its way into your actions, your words and even your thoughts. Yet, there is no predetermined timeline for this evolution, and pretending that it is here before it is can only lead to disappointment, frustration and wasting precious life time. As long as asana gives you joy, keep practicing. As soon as it feels like a chore or a rote pattern, change it up - either with other approaches to asana or something else entirely. As long as you continue to inquire into the essential nature of the self - of reality itself - beyond all ideas and concepts, yoga will continue to deepen through you. Godspeed!

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FEATURED TEACHER - DENELLE NUMIS

Posted on 3/29/2021 by Yoga Download

To our beloved YogaDownload community, Please take a moment to breathe and acknowledge yourselves for showing up with a sincere willingness to participate, to play, and to practice presence. May this platform be a source of inspiration for you and may it serve as a reminder that you are extraordinary! Thank you for being a part of this co-creation. As always, may it be of benefit!

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FEATURED TEACHER - DANA SMITH

Posted on 2/26/2021 by Yoga Download

Dear YogaDownload Students, During this time of elevated stress, uncertainty and finding a rhythm with the new normal, it is important that we take the time to connect to mindfulness, movement and our breath. The beauty of yoga is that it meets us exactly where we are. Today’s practice doesn’t need to mirror yesterday’s practice or anyone else’s for that matter. Sustaining our practice, even when it is hard to, can help us to heal and stay tapped into our natural, happy nature.

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FEATURED TEACHER - DANA HANIZESKI

Posted on 1/29/2021 by Yoga Download

Dear YogaDownload students, It brings me so much happiness to share Iyengar Yoga with you through YogaDownload.com. While I can’t see you in person, I do my best to create a class that will benefit as many people as possible!

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FEATURED TEACHER - JACK CUNEO

Posted on 1/4/2021 by Yoga Download

Hey there, YogaDownload students! Today, I just want to commend you and offer you my respect. Why? For centuries humans have told stories about leaving home and then returning... because it's very human to forget and then remember. To change and then change again. To come back around to the same spot different from who you were when you left. If you're like me... You may disengage from taking care of your body at times. You may disengage from feeling love—for your partner or family or even yourself—at times. You may forget to breathe. You may forget to act according to your morals. You may forget to put down your phone. You may forget to change your sweatpants. This is all human and it happens. But hopefully we remember and return. We atone for those mistakes. We change those pants. So I commend you and offer you respect for all the times you come back to the things that are important to you, hopefully a bit wiser for your wandering. Cheers.

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FEATURED TEACHER - ALI DUNCAN

Posted on 11/30/2020 by Yoga Download

I love connecting with all of you even though I may not know you personally; yoga connects us. Thank you for taking the time to roll out your mat, to connect with yourself and the divine that is flowing through us, and to click on my link. I enjoy sharing what I love and connecting with you through movement, breath, and meditation.

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FEATURED TEACHER - ERIN WIMERT

Posted on 10/29/2020 by Yoga Download

Dear YogaDownload Students, I’m so grateful to be highlighted as the teacher of the month. I feel so excited and enthusiastic when given the opportunity to film for Yoga Download and it has been a privilege to be a part of this community. Not only have I been able to connect with so many students from around the world, but I’ve really enjoyed maintaining relationships with the people behind the scenes! For me, yoga brings me home to myself and I’m so thrilled to help facilitate that for others.

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FEATURED TEACHER - CAITLIN ROSE KENNEY

Posted on 9/29/2020 by Yoga Download

Hi sweet humans, with so much change and unrest surrounding it can be hard to find your footing. Most of the things we hope are stable are not inherently stable at all. I've always found the most relief and solid footing in things that are True rather than things that sound good or feel good in the moment. The times that I have found those Truths were when I was the most devastated... whether that was because of relational pain, monetary stress or overpowering grief. The vulnerability can make us more interested in a spiritual pathway. One of the spiritual teachers that I turn to when I need a strong dose of the Truth is Pema Chödrön. Perhaps these words from her book The Wisdom of No Escape will strike you as they did me when a student shared them with me recently, as a no B.S. reminder that my footing is slippery unless it is placed wisely in the inner ground of my perception.

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