Kaiut Yoga: Working With Pain (part 3)

If you read the previous articles, you are probably beginning to feel the paradigm shift. But don’t worry, there’s no understanding required. Just show up and enjoy the ride. The practice can certainly be done on your own, but Kaiut Yoga is best practiced with an experienced teacher who guides you through the process. There […]

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Kaiut Yoga: Pain is NOT the Problem (part 2)

In the previous blog on Kaiut Yoga I wrote about accepting pain as an inevitable part of life. Whether we like it or not, when we accept anything, just as it is, it helps us respond to the situation with greater intelligence. Our resources are broadened. But if we quickly react to pain (or anything […]

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Blending the Old with the New

Dear Yoga Loft Family, Just over 4 years ago, my wife Lori and I received a deep, heartfelt nudge to open a yoga studio.  This wasn’t something we planned, but we learned to trust the inner voice of love and began to follow through.  Shortly after, we met Nikki Rogers, and then we found the […]

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The Secret Effects of Yoga by Aleah Sommers

The deepest and most meaningful effects of yoga do not need to be talked about, or photographed, or even explained. I am talking about the secret practices, the subtle experiences that only you can know from your own practice, moving on your mat, breathing the stillness, following your instinctual nature – those moments of spaciousness, […]

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Embodying the Dharma by Sarah Lynch

Defining Success Recently, a fellow middle school parent and I spent some time talking about grades.  She was struggling with how to talk to her son about the importance of grades without making grades too important.  This is a critical question for both of us because as students we each felt that our need to […]

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Reverse Aging Yoga

Perils of Time and Gravity From the moment we are born, our bodies begin to age, and we each age differently depending on our karma, our life events, and circumstances. No one can deny the consequences of time and gravity on the body. With any luck at all, our minds soften and we become wiser […]

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Sublime Self-Realization

Meeting Myself on the Mat Why don’t people talk about the daydreaming like aspects of meditation? I know daydreaming and meditation are very different.  But while in yoga class, when I am focused on the doing of the yoga, my mind is so focused on the doing, particularly my effort to maintain balance, the rest […]

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November Student Blog by JoAnn Holloway

A Tongue in Cheek (isn’t that a posture?) Essay  Why I Do Yoga My relationship with yoga goes back to 2003, when I transitioned from a daily bike commute to a job where I had to drive or hop a bus 5 days a week.  This was not an easy transition for my wonky back.  […]

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