Freedom of expression is not enough; we must demand responsible speech!   Recently updated !

Listen now Free speech only works when it is responsible, and people in public eye, television stations and news organizations need to recognize their power and take responsibility. I know this is a sticky wicket since it sounds like controlling free speech. I will stay away from that very complex legal argument that has tremendous […]



Healing our World – Part II

The way you practice yoga, think and speak can heal our world. Listen now A few weeks ago, in part one of Healing Our World blog series, I explained how yoga is not a self-centered practice. (Here is a link to that blog in case you missed it) The goal of yoga is to discover the inter-relatedness of […]

What is Yin Yoga and why should you practice it?

  The following blog is written by Carina Terra E-YRT. She teaches at Spira Power Yoga and leads the Yin Yoga Teacher Training here in West Seattle at Spira Power Yoga. Listen now Most forms of yoga today are very dynamic, active practices that are designed to work muscle and muscle tendon primarily (i.e. the […]

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You are lucky! Happy 4th of July

Listen now As a naturalized citizen to the United States, 4th of July carries a special meaning to me. I am not blinded by romantic patriotism that can be seen in commercials, but I am also not jaded by our troubles. I say this all the time, and I will say now; the United States […]


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The power of language

As some of you know, a few weeks back I went to visit Hungary, the country where I was born and raised. I have wanted to write about this trip and my experiences as they relate to yoga and mindfulness. But so far the emotional intensity of the trip has left me numb. I am […]

A call for peace, celebrating diversity.

When I set out to open a neighborhood yoga studio, I had a vision of creating a community where folks came not only to work out and get fit, but they came to re-charge their spirit, meet with existing friends and find new friends. I am happy to say my vision came true. Spira is […]

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Spira Power Yoga Teacher Training Class of 2014-2015

Why take Teacher Training at Spira – Student’s Feedback

Teaching 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training and/or Self Enrichment is more than a job for me. It is my life calling. There is something very intimate about connecting to students over 9 months of time. I not only teach yoga philosophy, anatomy, asanas, chakras and so forth, but I also teach self-awareness and a way […]

Restorative Yoga as an Antidote to Chronic Stress

This blog is written by Carina Terra 500HR EYRT, teacher at Spira Power Yoga. ————————————————- In this fast-paced world, we are continually being bombarded by so much information and filling our time with so many activities that it becomes very challenging to witness each passing moment and to see things clearly. As a result, we […]

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What is restorative yoga and why practice it.

This blog was written by Carina Terra – yoga teacher at Spira Power Yoga ——————————————————————————– The general trend in modern-day yoga is toward more athletic styles. These dynamic styles are a very powerful antidote against the harmful effects of living a sedentary life. Personally, I can’t imagine my life without Vinyasa. Both my body and […]

Why I chose Spira to get my Yoga Teacher Certification

This blog is written by Jenna Buckley. She graduated Spira’s teacher training in 2015. —————— I’m one of those people that think about doing something and then I sit on the idea for quite some time and in this case, a couple years. I knew I loved practicing yoga with all my being but would […]

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Providing quality social media.

Maybe going against the grain is in my genes, in my blood. My parents fought for a more just system, a more open and democratic system all their lives back in Hungary. I remember going out to the peaceful demonstrations that preceded the fall of the Berlin Wall. My university years in San Diego back in […]