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What Is Type A Yoga?

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What Is Type A Yoga?

Type A Yoga® began in 2010 as a response to people who said, “I can’t do yoga.” Although yoga practices have since begun to speed up and become more “Type A,” (i.e., hurried, impatient, irritable, elitist, exclusive, competitive, and stressful), our name was a tongue-in-cheek play on the conflicts of our society. Before people took…

How Often Should I Do Yoga?

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How Often Should I Do Yoga?

This was originally published on my Martinez Patch.com blog on Apr. 15, 2012. Whether I’m at the studio or out in the world, when people find out I’m a yoga instructor they often ask me how often they should “do yoga”. I have to admit I’m always conflicted about how to answer this question because…

Welcome Back Yoga: How to Get Back on the Mat

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Welcome Back Yoga: How to Get Back on the Mat

This was originally published on my Pleasant Hill Patch.com blog, Jan. 14, 2013. Our studio staff were recently discussing our new Welcome Back Yoga class, designed to help ease our experienced students back into a regular class after a long absence, and we started talking about our personal experiences with lapses in practice. As yoga…

What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Yoga Mat

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What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Yoga Mat

Over the last decade of yoga’s increasing popularity, many, many more mat products, materials, and characteristics have been released and it can be challenging to determine what options are best for you. For those of you looking for guidance, welcome to Type A Yoga‘s… Yoga Mat Purchasing Guide Material Pros Cons Tip Rubber Natural. Nice…

Why You Aren’t Doing Yoga (and Why You Should)

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Why You Aren’t Doing Yoga (and Why You Should)

I realize this headline is a bit presumptuous… I don’t even know you and now I’m jumping to conclusions about your health habits and speculating as to your state of mind! A bit rude, really. However, given that this is a blog and catchy titles are helpful, and given that I’ve dedicated years of my…

Why I Teach the Way I Do: Verbal Instruction, Mirrors, Demonstration, Spirituality

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Why I Teach the Way I Do: Verbal Instruction, Mirrors, Demonstration, Spirituality

There are a multitude of voices and styles in the yoga community. Students who become accustomed to one style of teaching may find themselves caught off guard when they find a teacher who is drastically different than what they expect. Students who haven’t tried many teachers may even discover that things they associate with yoga…

Why I Teach the Way I Do: From Injury to Industry

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Why I Teach the Way I Do: From Injury to Industry

The yoga “industry” is getting more and more athletic. A practice associated with gentle breathing in the seventies is now associated with acrobatics and contortion. Advertisements for workshops and pictures for yoga articles feature advanced poses, whether they have anything to do with the rest of the page. When people hear the word yoga now,…

Our “Anti-Guru-Industrial-Complex” Schedule

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Our “Anti-Guru-Industrial-Complex” Schedule

Over the last few years I’ve been open, actually over the decade plus I’ve been practicing, an industry has risen. Not all of it represents the same thing as what yoga means to me. We are Type A Yoga because when I started practicing, Type A personalities were the least likely to try yoga, and the…

Type “A” Toolkit: Ahimsa, Asteya and Aparigraha

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Type “A” Toolkit: Ahimsa, Asteya and Aparigraha

Type A personalities are competitive and driven. They push themselves through life, always striving to get ahead. Often, they don’t stop to realize they already are ahead, or take the time to appreciate what they have. More importantly, their attitudes may be killing them! Three “A” yoga principles can go a long way towards helping…

On personal practice…

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On personal practice…

A lot of my students are hesitant to start a personal practice because they don’t know what sequence to do or think they can’t remember any poses. That’s because they’re trying to practice with their brain. Now, if you’ve ever taken a class with me, or even met me, really, my speaking so ill of…

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