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Balanced Mental Well Being with Ayurveda

Balanced Mental Well Being with Ayurveda

Mental well being is a primary pillar of health. Everybody strives for optimal concentration, memory, sleep patterns and emotional balance. Western allopathic medicine and modern psychology can be dramatically augmented with the medical science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda...

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5 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

5 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

At some point in life, we start feeling distracted and lost. It seems that the things are falling apart and our life is going nowhere. Amidst these feelings and thoughts, the best a person can think is to go on a vacation, to unwind and to work towards resetting the...

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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 about...

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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...

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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.

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Easing into Meditation

Easing into Meditation

"There is so much to feel with each breath if only we would take time and allow ourselves to." Whisper the word “meditation.” What image do you create? Is it a full pink colored lotus flower or a cross legged yogi? Perhaps the image of a strong snow-capped mountain or...

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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...

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How to Learn Yoga Fast

How to Learn Yoga Fast

Bestselling author Josh Kaufman has something interesting to say about learning, and how to learn fast. For beginners to yoga, they might be intimidated by *everything* there is to learn, especially with words in a different language. Tadasana? What? Kaufman breaks it...

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Beginning Yoga Info

Beginning Yoga Info

Are you just beginning yoga? Here is some basic beginning yoga information to help you feel at ease and knowledgeable in any yoga class! What yoga classes should I look for if I am beginning yoga? Beginner’s Course- Offers a great introduction to yoga. Learn the basic...

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Intermediate Yoga Sequence

Intermediate Yoga Sequence

Preparation For your Intermediate Yoga Sequence, gather together your yoga mat, any props or music you desire. Begin your practice with either a simple meditation or breathing exercise (in a seated or reclining position) so you can collect and concentrate your...

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Beginner’s Guide to Yoga Styles

Beginner’s Guide to Yoga Styles

Ashtanga, Hatha, Hot Yoga, oh my! What does it all mean? If you are new to yoga, it is totally understandable why you might be *very* confused about the different yoga styles. Here we break it down for you and give you the “inside scoop.” There are many “yoga styles,”...

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