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Samantha is a proud contributor to the online journal, Examiner.com.  She currently has articles in the Yoga in Anaheim section.  View her work here.

Bhakti Fest 2012 revisits Joshua Tree with Kirtan, Yoga and Meditation

Looking for a spiritual rejuvenation with some of the biggest names in yoga and kirtan this weekend?    Fortunately, Bhakti Fest 2012 is coming back to town this Thursday, September 6th – Sunday, September 9th, 2012 at the beautiful Joshua Tree… [read more]

Yoga Journal Conference in San Diego July 12-16, 2012

For the weekend warrior yogis, you may notice a few substitute teachers filling in for your favorites due to the Yoga Journal Conference in San Diego this weekend from July 12-16, 2012.  Despite the plentitude of yoga festivals…[read more]

How to choose the right yoga teacher training for you

So you want to become a yoga teacher? Congrats!  You’ve taken the first step.  Now, you have a couple more decisions of where and with whom to receive your training.  Unfortunately, when it comes to…[read more]

3 Common Myths About Yoga

Chances are you have heard about yoga from a co-worker, friend or have even seen actors doing yoga in a movie or on TV. From these stories, we develop an idea of what yoga is and does – although…[read more]

3 more hated yoga poses that strenghten your quadriceps, abs and arms

Here are some more yoga poses that make us cringe and for good reason too.  These poses challenge our strength and stability.  When we feel lacking in strength in these key areas, we collapse to the ground and…[read more]

Second Chance to Salute the Summer Solstice

If your schedule is preventing you from attending your local 108 sun salutation workshop before the summer solstice and you just don’t have the discipline to do it on your own, you will have a second chance…[read more]

Yoga Nidra Workshop, learn the meditative practice of yogic sleep

Pairing the terms yoga and sleep together may render images of such complete relaxation with Yoga Nidra practitioners melting into puddles on their purple sticky mats.  Having experienced various forms of Yoga Nidra myself, most of my personal experiences…[read more]

108 Sun Salutations for Summer Solstice

Monday, June 21 marks the first day of summer, also known as summer solstice.  It is the longest day of the year in terms of daylight and is welcomed in the yoga tradition with the practice of 108…[read more]

Top 3 most hated yoga poses and how you can learn to love them

Hate is such a strong word. But all students know the feeling of trepidation when an instructor announces at least one of these poses in class. The panic begins or the anger bubbles up from within. You may reach for…[read more]

Receive darshan and blessing from hugging guru, Amma

To be in the presence of a guru is to see light and feel love.  And you will feel just that after receiving one of the holiest hugs in your life.  Amma, known as the hugging guru or…[read more]

When yoga students are ready for the next level

Many students who have been practicing yoga for awhile find themselves at the metaphorical crossroads of the different levels of classes offered at their local studio. Questions of “how do I know I am ready for the next level…[read more]