by SyteraYoga | Apr 22, 2018
Be honest, haven’t you always wanted to howl during upward-facing dog pose? Well, now you can! It’s called family yoga, where adults are encouraged to yuck it up. And, as for the kids, they’ve been doing this for years—it’s called being a kid.
This is the “yes zone,” where abundant energy and brazen silliness are welcome, says SyteraYoga teacher Marci Love Thomas. But not to fear: there are still traditional asanas in family yoga. There are sun salutations and standing poses like warrior II—better known as “surfing.” The breathing elements are there, you know, “smelling the poopy diaper.” And what about partner poses? Yes, you’ll get to be part of a human bunk bed! Now that sounds like fun (if you’re not the bottom bunk). (more…)
by SyteraYoga | Mar 24, 2018
At an art class at the Corcoran in 2005, Carolee Jakes knew that her life’s direction was about to change. Before then, she had been a career nurse, a stay-at-home mom, and “a person who did a lot of PTA activities,” she explained.
At that class, the first of many, she felt like she belonged. She quickly enrolled in art school and then she discovered yoga. The two pursuits would soon become linked. (more…)
by SyteraYoga | Feb 26, 2018
Everyone has a different reason for beginning yoga. In the case of SyteraYoga teacher Kathy Low, it was a colicky baby.
Kathy had taken many styles of yoga since 1998, but it wasn’t until she ended up in an Ashtanga yoga class in 2007 that she began to see the light at the end of the baby tunnel. She found Ashtanga to be a quiet, less complicated and, therefore, more centering yoga practice. (more…)