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The Huffington Post – Valentine’s Day Photo 2015


February 14th, 2015|

Yoga International – Burnout: 3 Stories for Yoga Teachers and Studio Owners

BY Yoga International ON June 26, 2013

No Space to Hold

For Jane Hansen, the proverbial final straw in her burnout experience came from a well-intentioned student. “I had someone actually say to me, ‘You seem better,’” she says, “and I thought, Wow, it’s not just in my head.” In this case, “it” was the feeling that she no longer had the ability or energy to hold space for her students or to provide the experience she wanted them to have.

Hansen, who had recently moved from Berkeley, California, to Manhattan, Kansas, had other symptoms as well. “I definitely had fatigue,” she says. “I had hair loss, I had a lot of tension in my jaw.” When she got a college teaching position on top of her university counseling job, she knew she had to let her yoga class go.

She says it’s not a permanent break, and next time she’ll make sure she has the time and space in her life to eat and sleep and rest. “I expect to go back and teach again, and when I do, I’ll have more balance in my life.”

The Drive for Perfection

“I was […]

March 23rd, 2014|

Colorado Colllege Cipher: Downward Facing Dollar Sign


I look around the room and watch the other trainees sink into their own worlds; the only space I’m disturbing is my own.

In Sanskrit, the word yoga means union—between the body and the mind and between the self and all other beings. The practice of yoga illuminates this union and aids the individual in reaching a kind of spiritual enlightenment called Sampranjanita […]

March 25th, 2014|