If you’re anything like me, staying at home has made you more sedentary than you’re used to, even if you have been doing daily yoga classes. With less moving around comes stay at home stiffness and crankiness in the body. Consistent movement is key to preventing pain in the body.… Read More 3 Yoga Classes for Reversing Stay at Home Stiffness
This 50-minute contemplative yoga class explores the balance between movement and stillness. We’re labeling this as an advanced class because it includes arm balances and transitions from crow pose to headstand. Our peak pose is a half-lotus variation of tripod headstand.… Read More YouTube Yoga Class: Exploring Movement and Stillness
We might equate the practice of isvarapranidhana with ‘let go and let god.’ In truth, the layers of meaning here have limitless depth. We explore isvarapranidhana in body, speech and mind with the following 60 minute yoga flow.… Read More YouTube Yoga Class: Meditation & Movement on Isvarapranidhana
We’re back with a 60-minute heart opening yoga flow. This intermediate-level class builds to setu bandha sarvangasana, or bridge pose. We’ll play with three variations for three levels of opening.… Read More YouTube Yoga Class: Three Variations of Bridge Pose
Join us for an athletic 60-minute online yoga class for intermediate to advanced practitioners. This classic rock yoga flow is all about the music!… Read More YouTube Yoga Class: Classic Rock Yoga Flow
When it’s no longer safe to visit your local yoga studio, it’s time to practice at home. But where to begin? May this post be of benefit by giving you a starting point from which to design your own home yoga practice. … Read More Design your own Home Yoga Practice
This year in year in my yoga classes, and in my personal life, I approached New Year’s Resolutions from a yogic perspective, that of sankalpa. How does a yogi set their New Year’s resolutions? We explore. … Read More Sankalpa: How Yogis Make their New Year’s Resolutions
The Tibetan Buddhist tradition organizes laziness into three types. The first is procrastination, the second is the laziness that comes with being too busy, and the third is the laziness of low-self esteem, or lack of faith.
Each one of us has all that we need to live the life we dream of. If you’re reading this blog, that dream life likely includes the freedom to travel and surf the world, and the spaciousness to meditate daily.
So why aren’t you?… Read More Buddhist Antidotes to Laziness, so You Can Surf More and Work Less
Here’s something that’s important to us: sustainable travel and moving through the world doing the least harm possible. Yoga’s foundational practice of ethics, as outlined by the yamas and niyamas, puts “do no harm,” or ahimsa, at the top of the list. Hence, at Baja Surf Yoga we put effort into mindfully choosing the locations for each of our Southern Baja adventures. By doing so, we stay true to our yoga first philosophy.… Read More Sustainable Travel: Practicing Ahimsa on the Road
Lots of people like the idea of traveling and staying fit and healthy while doing so. Lots of people like the idea of a group vacation to a gorgeous destination where activities and meals are provided. Lots of people ask us if they can come on a retreat, even if they’re “not that good at yoga.”
Short answer? YES. Long answer? Keep reading…… Read More Yes, You Can Suck at Yoga and Still Enjoy a Retreat