Puruṣārthas – The Four Aims of Life

Puruṣārthas – The Four Aims of Life

In yoga philosophy there are four aims of human life called the Puruṣārthas.  Puruṣārtha means an “object of human pursuit”. The four puruṣārthas are Dharma (duties), Artha (prosperity), Kāma (pleasure) and Mokṣa (liberation). The  Puruṣārthas are important to...
Improving Our Teaching for Deaf Yoga Students

Improving Our Teaching for Deaf Yoga Students

Here are at Big Bear Festival Headquarters we are always excited to learn a new technique or share advice to help teachers be better at conveying information. One student at Big Bear Yoga Festival 2018 brought it to our attention that teachers weren’t informed...
Cyclist Yoga Sequence

Cyclist Yoga Sequence

A Yoga Sequence for Cyclist – Cyclist Yoga Sequence Dandasana – Staff Pose (seated with legs extended out in front of you) Virasana Tadasana – Mountain Pose (standing up tall and straight) Padahastasana Uttanasana – Forward Fold ChaturangaDandasana...
Is Teacher Training for You?

Is Teacher Training for You?

You may have read about Stephanie Bartley’s experience taking a Yoga Teacher Training intensive, sharing her wisdom here at Big Bear Yoga Festival. Now she gives tips how to decide if Teacher Training is for you and what to look for in a program. Is Teacher...
Kiyoga? Kayaking Meets Yoga

Kiyoga? Kayaking Meets Yoga

Being on the water in your kayak can be both a blissful and energizing experience. Combine this with a yoga class prior to paddling or after a paddle, it is the ultimate way to enjoy your time on the water. Up here in Big Bear, we enjoy a lake and all of the outside...