Vision_Quest2

Vision_Quest2

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9 years ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - What to Do When Yoga I... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well, I for one, found a new style.

This is not the first time. The first time is when I found a new style right in the neighborhood. That taught me alignment. Then my home practice took on a whole new dimension.

Now, this time ... it isn't so clear-cut. There is a softness there that hadn't been in the other styles.

If it influences my home practice, then I'm sitting pretty, pardon the punny phrase ...

9 years ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - A Scientific Approach ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Yes, bring it.
The overly muscled, the inflexible of hipped, the average double digit U.S. size.

There should be room for everybody ...

9 years ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - There's Something Wron... · 0 replies · +2 points

I love consequentialism. It is the fallback position of the popularizer.

But it makes sense. What's a pragmatic person to do?!?

9 years ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - There's Something Wron... · 0 replies · +2 points

Too bad the economy is what it is.

Teaching is just another form of selling. A selling of knowledge.

Many of the yoga teachers I've had the karma to meet have talent enough to sell me furniture or lease me an apartment, in the same way.

If only there were plenty of jobs.

9 years ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - 8 Replies for When Peo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, the studio got rid of most of that and just hired people for pay ...
They'd also got rid of practically all their by-donation classes ...
They found there is diminishing returns in that ... even when the yoga teachers don't try to work themselves out of a job - and in fact, try to hang onto and upsell regular students with impunity ... online competition can do it for them <smirk>

Many are diversifying and following the "Wellness Center" model--offering classes people actually would like to take (as opposed to the spiritually/creative-only imperative), and can afford, e.g.., they charge a lot less for their Zumba classes ...

9 years ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - 10 Things that Make Me... · 0 replies · +2 points

Maybe they should have been at a conventional resort instead ... PRODUCING their usual bakasana-on-the-beach shots, rather than continuing their hypeCONSUMERISM that they work so hard for and afford so well during their usual work/non-vacation lives.

Americans work too hard. Those who are high enough on the food chain that they can get away for vacation may be the Masters of the Universe who need a real break--no bottle of snark necessary ...

9 years ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - 8 Replies for When Peo... · 0 replies · +1 points

At a studio, you have carte blanche to market your private yoga instruction services with impunity - even if they do not have rooms for such dedicated purposes onsite ... a lot of it is in how the yoga teacher plans their income streams.

WHICH IS PRECISELY WHY (until I found that the style taught, was not midscale-gym-yoga-like enough for my tastes) I had long-term-near-permanently defected from a conventional yoga studio and started taking yoga at a nonprofit yoga studio and quasi-community center that taught in the Himalayan tradition.

9 years ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - 10 Things that Make Me... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yay ... us!!

Although I come from a very different place, neither being a yoga teacher nor one of the target demo for these conferences ...

9 years ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - 8 Replies for When Peo... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's good to know you are being facetious in the banning of yoga DVDs... particularly since my home yoga and pilates practice has been like this:

... no technology ...
(maybe music)
... maybe a little list (compiled on a PC, though)
all the equipment I need ... at ready reach
or at most a stopwatch
[yup, I used to stretch using a stopwatch!]

Hours of yoga at home and am not much into using any real-time guide (such as video or CD)...

So ... banning DVDs are bad for the DVD artist (and their royalties). It may be a blow to their ego, but I use yoga and pilates teachers' DVDs for reference purposes only .... [used to work out to them a long time ago ... but then needed to innovate my own system]

So, the live hatha teacher I take from fairly frequently, won't have a DVD any time soon ...
DVDs are not her competition ...
Just don't have the time, money or exercise-type elasticity (i.e., cannot swap out all the cardio I need to manage my condition (which I also can do on my own, at minimal cost--though not exclusively so) ) to take any form of a yoga class (live or otherwise) more than twice a week ...

9 years ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - 8 Tips for Doing Onlin... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm not. It's what the studios have wanted since the mid-'90s.

I realize, of late, how important doing yoga in community is, but there are so many others (the majority, in fact) who consider yoga practice personal and private, possibly only shared or observed by friends and loved ones: http://athomeyoga.typepad.com/at_home_yoga_with_l...