Unraveling Yoga – Dispelling Myths and Embracing the Journey

by Adrian Molina Yoga isn’t confined to the popular narrative of physical postures and flexibility – it’s an intricate tapestry weaving together body, breath, meditation, concentration, and ethical behaviors. It’s a life philosophy, a guideline for self-discovery, connection, and response to life’s diverse challenges. So, when asked, “What is yoga?” We say it’s a holistic…

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Embracing Neurodiversity in Yoga and Beyond

Adrian Molina In our diverse world, understanding and embracing neurodiversity is crucial. Neurodiversity recognizes and respects the different ways human brains function, encompassing both neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals. This concept is particularly relevant in areas like yoga, where inclusivity and understanding can profoundly impact participants. Understanding Neurodiversity and Neurodivergence: Neurodiversity refers to the range of…

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My 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

In life, there are pivotal decisions that shape our trajectory. One such decision for me was enrolling in a yoga teacher training, a move made during a time when I lacked clarity about my life’s purpose. In my early 20s, around 2003-2004, a consistent yoga practice at a local studio helped me break out of…

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Empowering Lives: Yoga for Parkinson’s

  At Warrior Flow School, we’re thrilled to introduce our inaugural Yoga for Parkinson’s series featuring Renee Le Verrier. Understanding the Parkinson’s Journey Adrian: Renee, you mentioned the scarcity of resources for those navigating Parkinson’s for an extended period. Can you elaborate on the contrast between someone newly diagnosed and those like you, with nearly…

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Finding Joy in Your Own Company: A Holiday Reflection

My first Christmas and New Year’s in the United States found me by myself, seeking companionship in the only place that felt right: the beach. Despite being alone, I didn’t feel lonely. There were hundreds of people flocking to the beach, especially on New Year’s Eve, many dressed in white, eagerly awaiting the fireworks. I’m…

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The Holiday Paradox: A Balancing Act

I know it might sound a bit discouraging to share this, but the only part of the holiday season I truly enjoy is this limbo week leading into the New Year. Part of me wishes this week were declared an international holiday. As I reflect, I remember the years when taking time off was not…

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Roots, Rituals and Impermanence

As a kid, I used to dread my birthday on January 11th. In Argentina, it was summer, and all my friends were usually away on vacation. I remember feeling jealous because most of them got to celebrate their birthdays during better parts of the year. Our house didn’t have AC – a luxury reserved for…

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Five Essential Techniques to De-Stress Anywhere

In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become an unwelcome yet frequent visitor in our lives. Whether it’s the daily news, work pressures, or personal conflicts, the need for effective stress-management techniques is more vital than ever. Here are five simple yet powerful methods to help you slow down and find calmness in the midst of…

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From Yoga Teacher to Yoga Caregiver

For over two decades, I’ve taught yoga, sharing its myriad benefits and philosophy. However, during the poignant experience of my mom’s passing, I underwent a profound transformation. It became abundantly clear that the principles of yoga could guide us in becoming not just better practitioners, but also better human beings and caregivers. During this challenging…

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