A Guide To Deepening Your Yoga Practice

By: Adam Carney, Certified Yoga Instructor

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What It Means To Be “Good” at Yoga

If you have ever turned away from a yoga class out of fear that you are not "good", please, allow me to dispell this fear for you. Contrary to how it's contextualized in the west, doing complicated poses is not the right benchmark for a good practice. As a yoga...

The Anatomy of Personal Transformation

Are periods & phases of major personal transformation random? Or are spiritual awakenings, creative breakthroughs, and life-altering insights derived from sets of patterns we can identify and cultivate in our lives? Perhaps, like many, your experience has been...

Making Yoga a Whole-Life Practice

I’d like to help introduce you to the deeper and more transformative aspects of yoga. This article is a brief yet very practical introduction as to how that might happen for you and your life.  Rather than focus on the ancient texts, I will focus here on the aspect...

Sharing Yoga Through Vulnerability

As someone who cares deeply about the future of this tradition and the health of this planet, I have something very urgent to say to you and I wish to say it as if I were sitting there in the room with you. As a yoga teacher, your value to this world is not your...

The Best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs: Bali

So, you are researching yoga teacher training programs, and dreaming of traveling to Bali. Well, you've come to the right place. Here is a collection of all the (known) yoga teacher training programs, and all the essential info so you can narrow your search.  ...

The Definitive Guide To Becoming a Yoga Teacher

10 years ago, I was sitting in my apartment in New Jersey, hating my job but reveling in my new addiction to yoga. I recall wondering to myself if teaching yoga was a legitimate career path or just another fantasy. Sitting here now as a full-time yoga teacher at some...

Are You Ready To Be a Yoga Teacher?

Teaching yoga requires a tremendous amount of passion and focus. It also requires you to be very committed to the craft of teaching. Perhaps the most important qualities, however, are emotional stability, stamina, and patience. The truth is, not everyone is ready to...

Yoga Teacher Training 101: What You Need to Know

Welcome, future teacher of yoga. If you’re reading this, you’ve come to the right place. Below is everything you must know while planning to become a yoga teacher. Sit back, grab a glass of green juice, and delight that you now have everything you need to choose your...

Moving Beyond Temporary Happiness

In a world where rapid change is the only constant,  were your eyeballs can hardly move two feet without being swayed into intense stimulation, and it’s easy to allow these patterns to extend into your spiritual and yoga practice.  It can also be easy to forget that a...

A Guide to Deepening Your Yoga Practice

So you’ve been practicing yoga for some time now, and you have a nagging feeling that you could go deeper. You are right, there is more, much more. And what you are to embark on is one of the most meaningful and rewarding quests of your life. My first...

Yoga Training in India vs. The US

Transcript: So this video is all about the yoga teacher training and whether you should do it in India vs. doing it in the United States. Now I was struggling with this myself back in 2013 and I ended up going to India to do mine so I'm going to talk a little bit...

Why Every Yogi Should do a Yoga Teacher Training

Knowing nothing about you, I am hardly eager to give you advice. With that said, if there is one service I feel I could do for you, one gift I could share, it would be to inspire you to do a yoga teacher training. Why? I have done many things in life. I’ve co-founded...

Teacher Profile: Shayna Hiller

Our teacher Shayna Hiller from Los Angeles details her story of her connection to yoga and what you should expect at our teacher training in Bali.  Full Transcript: Hi everyone my name is Shayna Hiller and I'm so excited to be a part of East West Institute's upcoming...

The Benefits of Yoga Teacher Training Abroad

If you want to become a yoga instructor, one of the most exhilarating, life-changing opportunities is doing a yoga teacher training abroad. Regardless of whether or not you want to teach, the international teacher training is one of the best ways to immerse yourself...

First Hand: Teacher Train in Bali, Not India

So, you are searching for a teacher training program in India? I did my teacher training in India in 2013 with Siddhi Yoga in Dharamshala, And while I have no regrets, there are plenty of things that I wish I knew back then.   As someone who’s spent significant...

First Hand: What It’s Like To Learn Yoga In Bali

I remember 4 years ago when I was searching for my teacher training, I knew I wanted to go outside of the US to find a deeper, more authentic experience. For me it wasn’t about becoming a teacher by profession, it was about deepening my practice and...

How To Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Program

So you are considering doing yoga teacher training. Perhaps you don’t even want to be a teacher, but you’ve got that deep sense inside you that you’d like to know more about yoga. Or perhaps you know if your gut that you can make it as a teacher and that it is your...

Dogs Doing Yoga: The Best From Around The Web

Yoga is the fastest growing sport in the world. And not just for humans. Dogs everywhere are, wait for it... going downward.   This border collie from New Zealand has a very sophisticated practice. Notice he takes the time to properly stretch his neck before...

Am I ready for Yoga Teacher Training?

Four years ago, I left a yoga class on such a high and thought to myself, “It’s time to go deeper.” I had been practicing about 2 years and felt a deep calling for more. I knew it was time to do the yoga teacher training, but from that point I was totally...