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that time i tried goat yoga

that time i tried goat yoga

On the first hot day of the west coast summer, I drove 30 minutes out from the city of Victoria to a lavender farm near the ferry terminal to try yoga with goats. I paid $25 each for my partner and myself at the Victoria Lavender Farm’s gift shop, resisting the urge to buy handmade lavender soap or a goat yoga t-shirt (complete with a cross-legged and, inexplicably, cross-eyed goat), and then walked to a paddock where 25 or so people (mostly women in athleisure gear) had gathered.Read more

why i ditched yoga for a dance fitness class called partyfitPartyfit, there are club lights and a disco ball and hot-bodied instructors in sports bras yelling “Wooo!” at random intervals while we follow their choreographed moves to top 40 songs.… Read more

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why i ditched yoga for a dance fitness class called partyfit

Okay, I haven’t ditched yoga entirely, but I have stopped attending asana classes in favour of a high-intensity dance fitness workout. At Partyfit, there are club lights and a disco ball and hot-bodied instructors in sports bras yelling “Wooo!” at random intervals while we follow their choreographed moves to top 40 songs.… Read more

2014: the year in yogaIAYB has enthusiastically rounded up the “best” (quotation marks because it’s highly subjective) posts of the yoga blogosphere. This year, however, it’s a little more difficult.

One of the reasons is that there is less emphasis on individual posts.… Read more

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2014: the year in yoga

For the past five years, IAYB has enthusiastically rounded up the “best” (quotation marks because it’s highly subjective) posts of the yoga blogosphere. This year, however, it’s a little more difficult.

One of the reasons is that there is less emphasis on individual posts.… Read more

jennifer aniston’s yoga teacher wants you to have the perfect bodyOne of the joys of being a yoga blogger is getting emails from yoga publicists. The latest yogalebrity hype landed in my inbox with the subject line, “Get the perfect body with Yogalosophy.”

It was from Jennifer Aniston’s yoga teacher’s publicist, repping Mandy Ingber and telling me about her new “Yogalosophy” app.… Read more

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jennifer aniston’s yoga teacher wants you to have the perfect body

One of the joys of being a yoga blogger is getting emails from yoga publicists. The latest yogalebrity hype landed in my inbox with the subject line, “Get the perfect body with Yogalosophy.”

It was from Jennifer Aniston’s yoga teacher’s publicist, repping Mandy Ingber and telling me about her new “Yogalosophy” app.… Read more

yoga journal’s body image issues: the kathryn budig cover

yoga journal’s body image issues: the kathryn budig cover

After a couple of big body image faux pas (including a disastrous Hilaria Baldwin cover and a “love your curves” article with fashion tips for covering up butt dimples), Yoga Journal is bouncing back with a “body issue” featuring Kathryn Budig on the cover.… Read more