Posts in Kula Grad Series
Dharma Series: Pranayama and Therapeutic Yoga.

By: Sarah Ingraham

“In yoga, it is important to focus on bringing long, deep breaths into the belly to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, calm the mind, and relax the body.”

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Kula Grad Series: Inspiration from the Forest.

By: Jess Lace

"Living at the Yoga Forest for the last 25 days has been one of the most incredible and memorable journeys I have ever been on. I didn’t know what to expect coming in to it but since arriving here it has been a truly emotional and magical experience."

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Kula Grad Series: The Yoga Sutras

By: Mary Saunders

"In diving into the study of the Niyamas within the Yoga Sutras, I have come to many realizations about why these ancient texts continue to be so relevant in modern times. They contain deep wisdom that as yogis, we seek to live and embody. The devotion to purity, self-study, discipline, personal growth and development, contentment, and spiritual devotion, all help us to become the truest version of ourselves."

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Kula Grad Series: The Relevance of the Niyamas in Modern Yoga.

By: Mary Saunders

“The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali are an ancient text of spiritual enlightenment, and one of the primary texts of yoga philosophy studied by yogis. These texts provide us with wisdom, knowledge, and guidance through yogic theory, methods and practice to reconnect to our true selves and attain liberation.”

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Yoga, Plant Medicine, and the Western Mind.

By: Matty Van Biene

“I believe it is at this confluence of cultures, wisdom, and history, that the western mind, if focused collectively in this way, can bring the ancient to the present, the higher truths to the ground level, integrating this wisdom into our societies and way of life.”

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Trial and Error: Lessons of Growth and Self-Discovery the Year after YTT

By: Mindy Weeks Sneed

“Be patient, give yourself time and space to adjust and realize that the adjustment will not happen on day one. Re-Immersion can be tough, but you can learn so much while in the process.”

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Kula Grad Series: 300 Hours of Yoga + Turning Inward

By: Sena Shellenberger

“In the training I developed a deeper level of awareness around my thought patterns, belief systems, energy levels and habits. We were in the middle of the jungle with no cell service or wi-fi, and most buildings only had candles for light. I was completely disconnected from social media for most of my experience there, and it allowed me to be much more present and focused on what was happening around and within me. “

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Location, Location, Location: On Permaculture and Why It Matters Where You Do Your Yoga Teacher Training.

By: Joanna Cohen

“As three weeks at The Yoga Forest passed, I learned yogic philosophy from class and yogic life from the forest. Permaculture living came to be one expression of everything we were learning about yoga.”

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10 Tips For Blogging As A Yoga Teacher.

By: Joanna Cohen

“​It seems that blogging and teaching yoga have joined hands and skipped off into the sunset together. It’s actually no surprise… yoga teachers feel called to share, and what better way to do that than with your personal online bulletin board?”

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