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Student Spotlight: Mary Gillaspey

Greetings, fellow yogis! I’m Mary Gillaspey here. I live in Urbandale with my husband, Dean, and our golden retriever Luke. Our two adult sons are …

Witnessing Your Thoughts

Early on when I was starting to practice and teach yoga, I met many experienced yogis who incorporated meditation into their life as a daily …

Student Spotlight: LJ Pollack and Nancy Crowfoot

Hello Yogis!  We are John “LJ” Pollak and Nancy Crowfoot.  We are retired in our 60s. LJ from 3 decades as a nonpartisan bill drafter …

Connecting with Nature: The Benefits of Practicing Yoga Outdoors

It is the middle of summer in the Midwest. The days are long and the temperatures are warm. Exercising outdoors is one of the best …

Student Spotlight: Rachel Regenold

I would have scoffed if you had told me I’d one day enjoy practicing yoga via on-demand video. For me, a big part of the …

Middle aged woman in dragonfly pose lying forward on bolster

Restorative Yoga vs. Yin Yoga

Did you know yin yoga and restorative yoga are not the same thing? From the outside, the practices look similar – they both include long …