August 2013

Teacher Feature – Jonathan Boyd

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This month we would like to introduce you to Jonathan Boyd. You can enjoy his Hatha Flow Yoga class here on Sundays 12:30-1:30pm.

1. Jonathan, When did you start practicing Yoga and why?
I started practicing yoga when I was 21 and working as a summer student in the Yukon Territory.  As a ridiculously inflexible guy, I sought to increase my stretch-ability by purchasing and self-instructing myself with Richard Hittleman’s Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan.  If it was published in 1969, and still available in bookstores, it had to be good.  It was HARD. I mastered triangle (kind of) and cobra (sort of), but eventually creeped myself out performing lion’s breath and scalp exercises.  Check out the book!  Books led to DVDs, which led to classes, which led to workshops, which led to trainings.

2. How has Yoga helped you in your life?
Yoga taught me to love myself.  It provided the tools and a method to explore the inner realms of who I am.  Plus, it has given me the gift of handstands.  Always a useful party trick.

3. What style of Yoga do you teach?Read More »Teacher Feature – Jonathan Boyd

Yoga While You Rest: Yoga Nidra

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You know those mornings when you wake up exhausted thinking “wow, did I even sleep last night?” You went to bed at a decent time, you had your eyes closed, it seems like you slept through the night, but still you are tired. When you go to bed at night, you often carry the day’s tension with you. Yoga Nidra helps you relax and release this tension before sleep.

Also known as Yogic Sleep, Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that has been adapted for our modern and sometimes stressful times. Yoga Nidra is guided meditation technique thatRead More »Yoga While You Rest: Yoga Nidra