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Articles and Thoughts from our Teachers and Students


June 7, 2018

by Emily Corbet June, 2018   About 6 months ago Shayna asked if anyone in class would write a blog about their yoga experience. I thought there’s a challenge, that’s something I wouldn’t do. So the seed was planted and as I sat in my bed sick all weekend with tissues stuck up my nose I decided to give it…

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Reflections on Passing my Iyengar Yoga Introductory Assessment

June 28, 2017

On the 7th of May, this year I received the news by the Iyengar assessment panel that I had passed my Introductory Level Iyengar yoga assessment, I responded with tears of relief. The possibility of not passing the assessment had felt very real, I had participated in previous Iyengar Yoga assessments volunteering as a mock student in the past, so I had seen how daunting the process could be and I had heard that many trainee teachers failed their assessment for various reasons, such as their practice being floppy and out of alignment or their teaching skills being too casual and not up to the Iyengar standard.

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The Joy of Being a Student

June 14, 2017

By Shayna Ogden I arrived in India keen to begin classes at RIMYI. I hadn’t been for four years and was eager to have my body opened and knowledge poured into it to facilitate further yoga self-discovery. It was late Saturday afternoon, too late for a class, and the Institute is closed on Sundays. So we (J.H. and myself) chose…

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Stop Fiddling With Your Device

June 4, 2017

Stop fiddling with your device – it can get you into sticky situations.

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Yoga and Anxiety

November 16, 2016

Recently, I have noticed an increase in the number of new students enrolling at our yoga school who suffer with mild or in some cases chronic anxiety. Some students take medication for this condition. I know this because we ask all new students to fill in a health assessment form before starting classes and up to 15% of new students…

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