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A pose and a pint: The rise of brewery yoga

About six months ago, the Caroline Rivera from Studio 83 Holistic Wellness started offering Beer Yoga every other Thursday night at The Marquee, a live music venue that serves craft beer in Sioux City, Iowa. “It’s less intimidating, less expensive,” she said. “It’s a way for me to introduce something that’s been so healing for me to a group of people who aren’t necessarily willing to walk into a yoga studio … Because, through no fault of the studios, it’s just not a place they feel comfortable.”

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Making the leap back into yoga

My journey with yoga started a few years ago. Initially, it was intended to help me cope with my anxiety and depression. Most recently, it’s been an amazing tool that…

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Yoga on the prairie

On the morning of April 28, the sun is high over the patio at Cedar Rapids’ Indian Creek Nature Center, which is covered with unfurled yoga mats. Her back to the lush prairie, instructor Cassie Hammermeister leads poses and invites guests of the 25th annual “Women in Nature” retreat to join her and “let light shine on the dark places in [their bodies].”

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A ParaYoga sequence for empowerment

This practice uses chanting, dynamic movement and a bandha to create a powerful energetic shift within so you feel more enlivened and more capable.

Arts, Yoga

Why we love crystals

Like the proverbial crow drawn to shiny objects, humans as a species have been intrigued by stones and crystals for centuries. From amulets and talismans carved out of mammoth ivory to modern-day excavated turquoise and emerald, our affinity for and curiosity surrounding the power of crystals is undeniable.

Off the Mat, Yoga

Q&A: Janine Gustafson of Yoga Okoboji

Get a peek into day-to-day operations at Yoga Okoboji during Janine Gustafson’s YogaIowa Instagram takeover March 25-31. Follow YogaIowa: @yogaiowa_magazine Walk me through your yoga journey. How did you become…