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India Yoga Retreat: Traditional Meets Contemporary

When: December 7, 2014 – December 21, 2014 all-day
Where: Ashiyana Resort Goa, and Green Hotel Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Join E-RYT 500 teacher and frequent India traveller Doron Hanoch on a safe and illuminating journey through India. Beginning on the beautiful sands of Goa and ending in the historic shalas of Mysore, these two weeks will be packed with both yoga and excursions into the markets and palaces so unique to India. At least six months yoga experience recommended, Each week counts for 30 hours Yoga Alliance continuing education hours. First week will be at the beautiful Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Village located on the beautiful and unspoiled Mandrem Beach in the very north of Goa. Second week will be in Mysore – The place it all began, where Krishnamacharya taught Ashtanga to Pattabhi Jois, and Iyengar – where the famous palace is all lit up on Sunday. Each morning we … Continue reading

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Get Grounded! Core Strengthening and Inversions

When: December 1, 2013 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Take the step to realize that you can do it all. It is through practice that we learn, and practice with good tips, detailed explanation and lots of care that we learn faster. This workshop starts from the basic and goes to the top. Everyone can take their practice a step forward, developing more calm, more courage and more stability. We will understand the concept of “Shifting Weight” to create balance; we will look in detail at all the steps of the transitions. Sign Up Here  This is a workshop that brings exhilaration as well grounding and focus. Develop personal power along with the ability to stay steady, in the pose as well as in life. These challenging practices help us develop a state of deeper concentration and calmness. Graceful … Continue reading

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Immersion – Integration of Body and Mind

When: April 24, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – April 28, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Where: Ratna Ling Retreat Center, 35755 Hauser Bridge Road, Cazadero, CA 95421, USA

Integration of Body and Mind Phase III of the Doron Yoga Teacher Training 200 / 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certification. Take your practice to the next level. Understand the power of energy and how it can give you power beyond your apparent physical strength. Tap into the place of deeper meditation, of a more focused yoga practice, and a more flowing life. Learn about your mental constitution, and how to stay in balanced. How to take charge of your mind, and become a master of your life. Understand Hands on Adjustments and get practical teaching tools. Enjoy 5 bliss-filled days immersed in the basics of the study of yoga at the beautiful Ratna Ling Retreat Center in Northern California.  Our time will be divided between asana practice and lecture, with lots … Continue reading

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Raja Yoga – Meditation and Yoga Philosophy

When: April 2, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Doron Yoga, 509 Sierra Vista Avenue #6, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Next dates are: April 2 We will take a break after April 2nd. Stay tuned as this may continue online! Want to find Peace of mind? Want to take control of your mind? Wish you know a shortcut to happiness? Join our sangha (group) on the practical way to bliss through the practice of Raja Yoga – Royal Yoga. The sessions include a seated meditation as well as a yoga philosophy discussion. We will explore the yoga sutras of Patanjali – an  ancient text that is considered the essence of yoga – and  learn how to use this ancient wisdom in our contemporary life. Expect a fun a lively discussion, that will keep you wanting more! No experience necessary. During meditation we practice the last 3 limbs of Ashtanga yoga with some … Continue reading

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Zen Dance™

When: March 21, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Where: Subud House, 330 Melville Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

When: Zen Dance is taking a break. Thank you beautiful spiritual dancers. We’ll update the newsletter as soon as we are ready to shake it up again. Dance like no one is watching. It’s simple. Move a foot, then a knee, then your hips  shoulders and head. Let the music take you on a ride, lots of world and electro music infused with some contemporary beats, guaranteed to move you. Zen Dance™ is a spiritual exercise, a celebration of life and YOU. Zen Dance™ is like a family gathering, a safe place of no judgment, not by others nor by you. It feels like coming home, to people who will be there for you when you feel stressed sad, angry or plain old happy. At Zen Dance™ we shed all … Continue reading

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Make Your New Years Resolution Actually Work!

January is the month that yoga studios do best. Why is it that by February and March the studio goes back to normal? What is it that gets us excited to make change, and why can’t we make the change happen? In my new book – The Flexitarian Method (out by March 27th 2014), I describe goal setting, and intention setting. In brief, you set the goal you want – how would you like to see yourself in 6 months or one year. Maybe it is a happy you with less weight. Maybe you are calmer, or sleep better. Maybe you have a regular practice that sticks. Sit and visualize this for 8 minutes. Really see yourself in that state. Now it is time to make it work. Setting intentions … Continue reading

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What is the Worst-Case Scenario?

You decide to start your own business. You make the list of all the pros and cons. You start figuring out costs, and possibilities. Now you have the full business plan ready and it all looks promising. But then fear comes in. What is the worst-case scenario? You are in a yoga class. The class is over, and you get a glimpse of the beautiful man across the room. You really want him to come over and say something. Maybe you even look his way, but he just does not get the hint. Should you approach him and start a conversation. What is the worst case scenario? OK, now you get the courage, you start a nice little chat, and you are about to part ways. He does not ask you … Continue reading

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How to clean your yoga mat and keep it alive!

How do I clean my yoga mat? Good question. We all want to keep our mats clean, bacteria free, with no undesired odors, and have them last.  Unfortunately the answer is not as easy as one might think. Depending on your yoga mat, you may have different approaches to keep your mat clean and smelling fresh. Here are some suggestions for cleaning your yoga mat that won’t react with your mat’s composition. For instance, if you have a biodegradable mat such as Manduka eKO Yoga Mat, a great organic way to clean your mat is to mix one cup of water and one cup of cider vinegar. Place the solution into a spray bottle, shake well and spray your mat down. Wipe your mat off as well as possible with a … Continue reading