Travel Yoga Practice

Travel yoga has been on my mind lately. Late last year, my family and I temporarily relocated from Montana to London, UK. After getting ourselves settled, my yoga practice also settled into a spectacular daily routine as I took advantage of what the London yoga scene has to offer. But the month-long school holiday for […]

Stand Up Paddle Yoga

The sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) has really taken off.  It seems everyone these days is enjoying, or would like to experience, the feeling of  “walking on water.” I just finished reading Suzie Cooney’s enlightening and informative blog on SUP, my boyfriend Adam Kelinson (author of The Athlete’s Plate – Real Food for High […]

Embrace Vashistasana (Side Plank)

It seems like there are as many variations of asanas (poses) as there are teachers. Each school of yoga has its own philosophy about how to proceed with the physical asana. Each teacher reinterprets it for their style and each student adjusts it to fit their body. Your good judgment and awareness of breath will […]

Yoga Without Boundaries

When I was younger I was so full of energy. I couldn’t stand to sit and watch TV, and whenever I could, I was out in the yard doing gymnastics, roller skating or having running races with the neighborhood boys. I was extremely physical and competitive and didn’t like having to slow down. As a […]

Embrace Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon)

I truly love a balance pose. Not because I love balancing or because I’m good at it (balance poses are anything but effortless for me), but because after falling out of a balance pose it’s always so clear that if you keep straining, it will never happen. Balance poses are really for improving your mental […]

East Meets West Meets East

A dusty light filters through the thick, rosewood-framed glass of the second story of a renovated townhouse. I sit, legs folded, at the front of this yoga classroom… more »

Yoga for Runners

Many of my favorite yoga clients are runners. Often the runner’s initial reaction to yoga is that it is a necessary evil that they have been told will target problematic areas of their body that hinder their ability to run long distances. So they sigh and, with reluctance, show up in my studio. But eventually […]

Mini Yoga Practice: Banish Shoulder Stress

by Margaret Burns Vap, Big Sky Yoga Retreats | Ever feel like you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? Well, your head does weigh about as much as a bowling ball. And unfortunately, our neck and shoulders are on the body’s frontlines for the battle against stress. Fortunately, it’s a relatively easy area to access and release on your own with some simple yoga asanas that you can do almost anywhere…

Dr. Karina Stewart on Yoga

Featuring Dr. Karina Stewart, Lic. Ac, DOM | Th co-founder of Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand’s award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort, talks to us about why yoga has become so popular in the last decade, and the many benefits it offers to athletes…

Yoga for the Holidays

Is holiday stress bringing out your inner Scrooge? Looking for something (anything!) to help you stay “in the spirit”? Let us help you strike a balance with Athleta’s very own yogini, Hannah, sharing her favorite yoga poses and practices for maintaining a healthy state of mind, body and spirit…