Dharma Teachings, Hatha Yoga Practice, Living from the Heart

Inspiration from the Texas Yoga Retreat

The Texas Yoga Retreat happens annually in Austin each fall. It is held at a beautiful ashram, a spiritual community centered around the practice of yoga. The site itself is an immensely inspiring place where Bhakti yoga is practiced-- devotional chanting and meditation. Situated in the peaceful countryside on over 200 acres of rolling green hills… Continue reading Inspiration from the Texas Yoga Retreat

Hatha Yoga Practice, Living from the Heart

The Yoga of Yawning

By Michelle Fajkus & Charles MacInerney {Read the full, original post on Elephant Journal} Only we humans, conditioned to be polite, suppress our urge to yawn. Our suppression of a natural, healthy, physical urge is actually detrimental to our health. Yawning is an ancient and vitally important reflex. Human fetuses begin to yawn and pandiculate (stretching… Continue reading The Yoga of Yawning

Education, Hatha Yoga Practice, Interbeing, The New Story

The Story of the Texas Yoga Retreat

In creating their vision statement—“Building a caring, diverse and empowered yoga community”—the Texas Yoga Retreat co-founders realized they wanted to combine the best attributes of a conference (experienced, high-caliber teachers, multiple workshop options during each time slot), with the best aspects of a yoga retreat (community, compassion, and shared experience). Bringing famous teachers on board… Continue reading The Story of the Texas Yoga Retreat