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Q & A with Kristin Leal – MetaAnatomy Therapeutics Training

Beginning February 27th, Kristin Leal will lead MetaAnatomy Therapeutics Training at ISHTA Yoga. Here, Kristin answers some of our questions about the study of anatomy, and reminds us that we are more than the sum of our parts!

What interests you about anatomy? I think there is something so awe-inspiring and insanely beautiful about


Insight Yoga - Dharma Talk Downloads

Sarah Powers

This April ISHTA will be hosting an Insight Yoga training led by Sarah Powers. If you’ve never been exposed to Insight, Sarah has a collection of audio recordings available on her website. Click here to check out Sarah’s teaching style and the basics of the Insight Yoga methodology. Enrollment for the Insight Yoga training


Restorative Yoga Teacher Training


This month, Mona Anand and Gina Menza will be teaching the Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. Here, Mona expands on the importance of restorative yoga, what sets this training apart, and why she loves to teach this type of yoga. If you are interested in learning more about restorative yoga, register for the Anand Menza


What is Marma?


What is Marma?

Marma Therapy is a process to release suppressed energy that has locked into the soft tissue of the body that block the flow of subtle energetic forces that keep us functioning.

How can Marma therapy help me?

When the subtle energy blockages, or suppressions, are released and it’s flowing correctly in the


The Suffering of Change Is Not Inevitable


The suffering of change is not inevitable. When we deeply understand the nature of impermanence, we no longer feel like life has broken some unspoken promise to us when things that we enjoy change, or when things we don’t like don’t change fast enough. The two emotions that arise as symptoms of this type of


Elevate: A Message from Alan and Sarah


In this climate of change and uncertainty, let us rest in the awareness of what we know: that change itself is the only permanence. That grief, anger, frustration, and confusion are all part of the human experience and not to be bypassed. That when we create a safe connection to our physical bodies, we can


The Yoga of Politics by Sarah Finger


As a general rule, I try not to bring politics into my teaching. It can be divisive and triggering for people – the opposite of what we are going for in yoga. However, the current election is so deeply enmeshed in the consciousness of our society that it has to be looked at one


Seasonal Cleansing, Why Should I Consider This?


In the west, we are often inclined to think of health care and good health coming from a physical outlook. Our bodies, their parts, (and how they are functioning), usually with a focus based around food and exercise, tend to be the motivation of wellness and care. Cleanses, or detox programs have become increasingly popular in health culture and the emphasis on extreme eating (or lack there of), supplemental nutritional products and austere practices are often attention grabbers. The attention received often gets played out in two ways.


Meditation - the Ultimate Inspiration by Peter Ferko

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After years of making things — songs, photographs, paintings, constructions, books — I find it amusing that I spent so much of my time these days teaching people how to do nothing!

Most people, relying on the evidence that they see in traditional school or in the world around them, think that the


FREE Prenatal Yoga Classes in August

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

As a part of our Long Format Prenatal Teacher Training, we are offering $10 Prenatal Classes. All proceeds from the classes will benefit Exhale to Inhale, supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Classes are taught Senior ISHTA Teacher Gina Menza and Trainer Jenn Langbehn, E-RYT 500.