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The need to untangle…yin   Recently updated !

This blog has been written by Sarah Steinke. Sarah teaches amazing Spira Power and Yin classes at Spira Power Yoga. She is also a published author of poetry, a mother of three and an amazing friend and confidant… I am blessed by her presence in my life. – Dora ————– A few years back I […]

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What do happiness etiquette and yoga have in common?   Recently updated !

What do happiness etiquette and yoga have in common? I asked this question on our Facebook page a while ago and I got many likes but no answers. I also asked the question: Are you are more motivated to do yoga in the studio or at home? Now this got you guys answering. Most answers […]


Confessions of an anxious yoga teacher…

A lot of things make me anxious… Some of us have more anxiety than others, I have to admit, I had to learn how to handle anxiety. It was just the luck of the draw, somehow genetics and circumstances shaped me to be a bit more on edge. If you don’t know this about me you […]

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Resolution Revolution

This blog has been written by Desiree Wood Des is a Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care at the VA, Anatomy specialist for Spira Power Yoga Teacher Training, An Avid Yoga Practitioner at Spira Power Yoga and just an all around really good person…. —————– Resolution Revolution; A mindful new year for all After a busy […]


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The Prenatal Yoga Journey at Spira

The Mindful Mama Desiree Wood is nurse practitioner at the VA Puget sound and has been practicing yoga in the Seattle area for over 13 years. Last year she completed her doctorate degree with a thesis on the use of Mindfulness for stress reduction in critically ill patients and their family members. She is also […]


A Shout Out for Liberal Education

Driving to work the other day, I heard a segment on NPR on whether a BA in literature was a waste of money. The talk focused on the practicality of a skill-oriented degree and touched on the fact that liberal degrees, though not useful on their own, open the door for future educational goals. Harrumph. […]

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Hippocratic Oath re-written for Yoga Healers

I am pleasantly exhausted. This past weekend was the first module of Spira’s 200-Hrs Teacher Training. The first day is always the hardest, brand new students from all walks of life with a thousand different expectations. How do I get them excited for the learning ahead? How do I keep them excited? Over the many […]


Calling an end to masculine and feminine labels in yoga

I occasionally hear instruction from yoga teachers to roll either to the left or the right side of the body after savasana to allow blood flow to go either to the linear-analytical-masculine left side of the brain or the creative- feminine right side. I have to be honest, hearing this always makes me cringe. I […]

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Reflections on our retreat experience

It seems to me that nowadays we put all of our experiences into images before we had a chance to feel the moment. Selfies and views of our travels often goes public via Istargram and Facebook before we had a chance to live them fully, understand them thoroughly and remember them sweetly. This idea made […]