We know how so many of you would love to take a yoga teacher training but just can’t afford it. So we wanted to share the love.
Here is how it works:
1). Submit a 1-5min video. This will be your official entry into the contest and the video should cover the following:
Why do you love yoga?
Why do you want to become a yoga teacher?
What inspires you?
Why do you want to take a yoga teacher training with Mark Laham & Meghan Currie?
How do you plan to make an impact in the world as a yoga teacher?
2). Embed your video on YouTube or Vimeo
3). Email Mark@mindbodywarrior.com the YouTube or Vimeo embed link.
4). Friend Exhale Studio, Mark Laham & Meghan Currie on Facebook & twitter
5). Tweet your video & Facebook “Like” your video
6). Encourage your friends to like, comment & share your video, so you get more votes
Each comment, Tweet, and Facebook Like will count as one vote towards your article.
So for example:
15 Facebook posts
Total votes = 74
Voting ends June 30th, 2012 (Any comments, Tweets, or Facebook posts will not be counted after this time)
The TWO people who have the most “votes” for their video by June 30th, 2012 will win $1,500 scholarship towards Mark Laham & Meghan Currie’s yoga teacher training program!!
What does the scholarship cover?
Answer: It covers $1,500 towards the yoga teacher training program tuition/enrollment fees. It does NOT cover any travel expenses, airfare, accommodation, food, books, materials, or anything outside of the actual cost the program charges for signing up for the program. Not in exchange for cash.
How will I find out if I won?
Answer: We will call you and email you sometime in the first week of July 2012. But make sure to follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook as we will be sending updates there as well.
Can anyone in the world apply for this program?
Is this program open to students of all levels? Including those who already have a 200-hour certificate?
Answer: Yes it is.
Most people feel like they need to be beat up by there workout to get results.
There is a lot of research show that it is just not true. And it seems like some of the best trainers are understanding that and getting much better results from feeling good and energized from a workout and not beat up and wiped clean.
check out this video by Doctor Mike Evans on his take:
I was up in the beautiful Laurentian’s in Mont. Tremblant with my friends GillianB and TaniaZ and we created a view yoga videos in this beautiful mansion. I know it is a ruff life I lead. Here is a 15 minute warm up you can use to get ready for some fun challenging yoga poses. Or maybe you just have 15 minutes and you want to get ready for your fay.
In the last post we spoke of where are perceived stresses are really coming from. Now we are talking about some of the effect of being in stress for long periods of time. Specifically about our fight or flight response. An evolutionary process that was designed for quick stresses like running away form a saber tooth tiger, but that is being used for much longer periods of time. Check out this video from one of my live stress management seminars.
We tend to store a lot of tension in our mid section. Since it is the link between the upper and lower half of the body. It can greatly affect every thing else. Here is a quick 25 min hip opener to help you out.
Make sure to keep the knees safe and respect your body and remember the less you resist… the more you let go. SO RELAX INTO THE STRETCH!
Are you resisting your experiences as you paddle up stream against the current…. Or have you dropped the oars of resistance and flowing effortlessly down stream…
I came across this great book called “The Astonishing Power of Emotions” by Ester and Jerry Hicks. The analogy they provide about traveling up stream or down stream is an amazing tool that can help guide you through every and any experience you have. So often we resist the experiences that we are having due to a lot of our subconscious programming, and beliefs. Because of mere points of view, we get all sorts of disturbances inside both subtle and intense. What they say in the book, and what many have said before is that our emotions are there to guide us along. To let us know when we are not aligned with our higher conscious. When these emotions come up… they are letting us know that we are headed up stream and resisting the current, rather then changing our point of view to change how we feel inside. Ultimately they are saying that regardless of circumstance, we decide how we feel inside.
Now I know that some may feel uncomfortable knowing that we are responsible for how we feel. Which means we can not blame anyone but ourselves… The exciting thing about this is that we have control over how we feel and now one else. So we can always change how we feel when we want to.
The trick is recognizing when you are caught up in subconscious reaction, and heading up stream against the current… and take a few deep breaths to bring ourself back to the present moment, which they refer to as re-aligning with your inner being. Then make a perceptional shift and change your point of view and ask yourself how you can look at the experience heading downstream without resistance.
They give 30 concrete examples that you see in everyday life, about money, relationships, kids… and they show you the difference between up stream and down stream in every one.
I highly recommend this book for those of you out there who are tired of being controlled by your emotions. This is the key to realizing all of your desires in all aspects of your life.