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2017 Yoga Teacher Training in Fair Lawn, NJ

Sunshine Yoga Life will be holing a 200-hour yoga teacher training at Bloom Yoga in Fair Lawn, NJ!

I’ve held several Ashtanga and Ayurveda workshops with Jess Klein for her 200-hour yoga program in the past few years, and this year I am very excited to be contributing to the Anatomy training as well!

We’ve had so much fun training small classes of inspiring yoga teachers, and this year will be just as exciting. Our new home at Bloom Yoga is spacious and inviting, and since the program runs on select Sunday afternoons it is ideal for anyone who holds a regular job during the week! Spots are filling up quickly, so if you’re interested contact Jess now!  The training begins on September 17 and runs to June 24.

Here’s what our 2017 trainees will experience:

  • Technique & Yoga Philosophy with Jess Klein, E-RYT 500
  • Ashtanga & Ayurveda with Fiona Andrews, RYT 500
  • Adjustments, Anatomy & Physiology with Jess and Fiona
  • Teaching Methodology workshops including Sequencing, Language, Public Speaking, Leadership Skills & Yoga as a Business with Jess

Please join us on July 9, August 20, or September 10 for a FREE one-hour vinyasa class followed by a Q&A on the Teacher Training program. We’d love to meet you!

2016 yoga teacher training

2016 Yoga Teacher Training: Sunshine Yoga Life

It’s that time again- Sunshine Yoga Life 200-hour Teacher Training is about to start up! Last year we had so much fun training a whole new bunch of inspiring yoga teachers, and this year is shaping up to be just as exciting with some new program additions. The new yoga studio in Mountain Lakes is a spacious yet intimate setting – and there are only a couple of spots left in the program, so if you’re interested contact Jess now! Continue reading

How to Start Practicing Yoga on the Cheap

Yoga is often thought of as an activity for privileged white chicks with large engagement rings on their fingers, Coach purses on their arms, and venti Starbucks cups in their hands. However, this could not be further from the truth. Yoga is a practice developed in India, passed down through texts that are thousands of years old. One of the oldest texts is Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, which was compiled around the year 400 and has been widely used for yoga practice since about 1000. The first phrase of the sutras is Atha Yoga Anushasanam, which translates to “Here and Now is the Time for Yoga.” Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or expendable income. More importantly, everyone can benefit from yoga practice – especially those who have financial stresses and may not be able to afford it.

Now is the Time for Yoga
अथ योगानुशासनम्
Atha Yoga Anushasanam

Although there are lots of totally legitimate reasons why yoga is so expensive (which I will cover in my next post), the bottom line is that the cost can prohibit people from practicing. As a recent college grad, small business owner, and driver of a vehicle that recently stopped running, I TOTALLY understand that not everyone can shell out $22 for a yoga class. So here are some top tips for how to get the benefits of yoga on the cheap.
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