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Informed teaching: Yoga for trauma

As a yoga practitioner turned instructor, I need no convincing of the positive effects that yoga can have on one’s physical, mental and emotional health. In my own yoga journey,…

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Among the lakes and cornfields of northwest Iowa, a yoga community is blooming

There is a hotspot of yoga in the northwest Iowa town of Okoboji, with three yoga studios nearly stacked on top of each other, relatively speaking — they’re within a 50-mile radius. These include Yoga Okoboji, The Studio Yoga and Barre in Okoboji and The Studio’s second location in Spencer, a town about 20 miles south. You have to travel as far east as Algona, as far south as La Mars or across state lines to Worthington, Minnesota to encounter any other yoga studios. But as I said, yoga is happening.

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Breaking with Bikram

Yoga’s #MeToo moment began more than five years ago, and the community is still trying to figure out what to do with Bikram yoga.

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As yogis, we have a responsibility to vote

A constant yoga practice teaches us how to bring things together; how to unite body and breath, the mind with intentions, and actions with purpose. This November, it’s time to…

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Yes, gym rats — yoga is for you

My first 60-minute hot vinyasa class gave me the same “high” I got from running or cycling, without music blasting or an instructor shouting at me to “push through.” My heart rate rose, despite the minimal movement in my feet, and my muscles, every muscle in my body, ached for days. I realized that the assumptions I had made about yoga were unfounded and saw a glimpse of all the possibilities yoga offered. I was hooked.

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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.”