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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…

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Iowa teachers feel called to Christian yoga

Though 77 percent of Iowans are Christian, the idea of connecting Christ with yoga is relatively novel in a state where most yoga is taught from a secular perspective. Teachers in Newton, Cedar Rapids and Sioux City now teach Bible-focused classes at affordable rates.