Why We All Need More Strength

Why We All Need More Strength

GUEST POST BY KATHRYN BRUNI YOUNG Strength is something we all know we need, but finding ways to really work with it can feel complicated if it’s unfamiliar. What do you think of when you think of strength training? I’ve made it my job to show people that strength training shouldn’t be exclusive to sports, but […]

From Injury to Inspiration

From Injury to Inspiration

WRITTEN BY STEPHANIE DUDLEY, YD 200HR STUDENT After practicing yoga for almost 20 years, I felt like I was stuck in a box of repetitive patterns and movements. My body complained about the intensity and repetition of my yoga practice with injury after injury, until I was in enough constant pain that I was forced […]

It’s Time to Adapt the Way We Teach and Treat ALL Bodies

It’s Time to Adapt the Way We Teach and Treat ALL Bodies

This past week we posted two videos to our Instagram and Facebook feeds, showing what type of practice someone over the age of 65 could be doing. The feedback received from both posts reminded us how people want to see a practice that’s relatable, that doesn’t look fancy or complicated and isn’t done by someone […]

Ditch the Hamstring Pain and Never Look Back

Ditch the Hamstring Pain and Never Look Back

If you’ve practiced yoga for any length of time, chances are you have some experience with that nagging pull in the back of your leg—you know the spot, right near the butt—that tells you something’s not quite right with your hamstrings. WHAT CAUSES THIS TYPE OF PAIN? Hamstring tears—which can be both minor and major […]

Why You Don’t Need a Certificate from the Yoga Alliance

Why You Don’t Need a Certificate from the Yoga Alliance

When we decided to launch Yoga Detour, a teacher training program that integrates extensively-curated information from outside the yoga community into the asana practice, we endeavoured to fuel future instructors with knowledge, critical thinking skills, and the kind of confidence that comes from gaining a thorough education. As applications started coming in, we received several […]