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Discernment

Discernment

Discernment is an important practice on the path of yoga. It is a process we find and develop in our higher minds naturally as we move through life.  As children we don’t have a lot of discernment, we just do what is right in front of us.  Along the way we recognize...
Integrity is Key

Integrity is Key

Integrity.  It seems that this simple word has lost it’s potency in this modern era of social media, politics and separation.  Yet, if it is held in the heart there is nothing to fear.  Integrity keeps us on a clear path.  Even if obstacles arise in our lives...
Lion’s Pose

Lion’s Pose

Ok, so this has got to be one of the most fun poses that will easily help you clear the energy in your throat chakra!  There is the balance between effort and surrender with each breath.  There is serenity and activity.  There is calmness and craziness.  Likely you...
Westminster Studio Update

Westminster Studio Update

Here we are a month after the last big flood occurred. I have to admit that I have little news to share with you about the space.  But, I will fill you in on some of the details. In March, Maitri actually had three water leaks.  I like to relate them to the Goldilocks...
Student Spotlight: Drew Weaver

Student Spotlight: Drew Weaver

Drew Weaver has been a member of the Maitri community since May of 2018. We’ve watched him shift, physically and mentally as he continues to practice. His high energy is a joy to be around and he doesn’t take himself too seriously which is always...
Choose the Person You Want to Be

Choose the Person You Want to Be

We had an amazing time together this past weekend in our teacher training.  Here is a part of Bobby’s experience from this weekend. She is half way through the program. I’m really enjoying the yoga teacher training because it is such a safe, supportive...
Confident Crows

Confident Crows

Crow Pose, Bakasana teaches us so many lessons.  One of my favorites is how to let go of the past and live here in the present, just as we are.  It’s impossible to balance in this pose if you are afraid of what lies in front of you or if you are weighed down by...
Teacher Feature Sarah Wartell

Teacher Feature Sarah Wartell

Sarah became a member of the Maitri teaching community in September 2018. She graduated from her yoga training in 2012 and dove into teaching full time. She offers instruction in a variety of styles of yoga including Kids Yoga, Yin, Vinyasa basics to advanced levels,...
Frog Pose – Bhekasana

Frog Pose – Bhekasana

Frogs are known as animals of good luck, abundance and good health throughout the world.  The Japanese and Romans believe the frog to be a symbol of good luck. The ancient Egyptian goddess, Heqet represented childbirth, fertility, long life and was a symbol of...
Navigating the Flow

Navigating the Flow

We are on our way into this wonderous new year of 2019.  Are you where you thought you would be when you set your 2019 intention / resolution last month?  At Maitri Yoga, we have spent the last month gathering skills and energy to settle into a solid foundation for...
Foundation for a New Year

Foundation for a New Year

Establishing a firm foundation in life is a key component to allowing the possibilities of your life to unfold with ease, abundance and grace.  It is also important at the start of each new year.  What is it that you’d like to accomplish this year?  It doesn’t matter...
Energy and Breath

Energy and Breath

The breath is a vital link to how we as humans feel.  Have you ever taken a deep breath when you were stressed, angry, needed to calm your emotions or to get through pain?  If so, you have at least an intuitive understanding of how energy is linked with breath....
Bhramari Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayama or Bumble Bee Breath, is a soothing pranayama practice that has wonderful and sometimes immediate effects.  This technique is very simple.  Inhale fully through both nostrils and hum for the length of the exhale.  In a nutshell that’s it.  Humming...