• Ren, What inspired you to become a yoga instructor? I had always been a mover and an athlete.  The meditation of breath and movement had been tools that supported me throughout life.  In college I began meditating a lot more.  I noticed how it broadened my perception of self, connected me more[...]

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    Grace Yoga (GY): What is your personal reason for starting your yoga practice? Mark Nicolas (MN): 2 years ago, I suffered from a hip injury that prevented me from running, playing basketball, or any physical activity for a year and a half.  I consulted my doctor and also saw a physical therapist. [...]

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    Grace Yoga [GY]: Please describe your journey to yoga: Rosie Wong [RW]: Growing up in a rural town 80 miles outside Reno, sports were all there was to do, so I grew up playing different sports in school. I kept pretty active, going to the gym and long distance running. That all stopped after moving[...]

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    Grace Yoga (GY): Rob, how do you manage to incorporate a yoga practice into your busy lifestyle? Rob Micheli (RM): When I retired in 2017, my oldest daughter gave me a gift certificate for Grace Yoga. She convinced me to start going so I had something to do on a regular basis. I also had a few [...]

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    Grace Yoga (GY): Cody, what type of work were you doing before you became a yoga instructor? What inspired you to make the change? Cody Freas (CF): I've been teaching off and on for the last 7 years. Over the course of that time, Ive always fallen back on odd ball jobs to pay rent because unless [...]

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    Grace Yoga (GY): What is your personal reason for starting and continuing your yoga practice? Shawn Carlington (SC): Honestly, I needed to get in touch with my spiritual self and get in touch with ME. That is also the reason why I continue to do it-it feels really good to me. Not to mention, I need [...]

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    Grace Yoga (GY): This month we are exploring yoga sutra 3.2: Meditation (Dhyana) is the continuous flow of consciousness toward an object. What are your thoughts on how this sutra, and meditation, can be incorporated into daily life? Andy LeRoux (ALR): Most people find meditation particularly useful[...]

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    Grace Yoga (GY): This month we are exploring yoga sutra 3.1: Concentration is binding the attention of the mind to a single object, place, or idea. What are your thoughts on how this sutra applies to your practice and your life? Kristin Walsh (KW): Concentration in any task is a challenge because [...]

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    Grace Yoga (GY): This month, we're looking at yoga sutra 2.50: Pranayama involves the regulation of the exhalation, the inhalation, and the suspension of the breath. When regulated by space, time, and number, they become prolonged and subtle. How has paying attention to your breathing helped you [...]

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    Grace Yoga (GY): This month we are focusing on Yoga Sutra 2.48: When posture is mastered there is a cessation of disturbances caused by dualities. What are your thoughts on this sutra? Danae Robinett (DR): Mastering a posture must never really be the goal, rather one can strive to feel freedom in [...]

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