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Why you should attend workshops

What is your favorite class? Assuming it is yoga or movement related think of the class you look forward to the most every week. Why is this so important to ...
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What is Big Dog?

Big Dog is the Big Day of Giving and it is next month! Here's what it is all about: On May 4th, 2017 Sacramento (and the Nation) shines a bright ...
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Common Fears When Starting a Yoga Practice: 8 of 8

Even the most seasoned, most practiced yogis have had doubts about beginning their yoga practice. Whether we have insecurities about ability, discouragement caused by images of yogis bending into impossible ...
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Common Fears when Starting a Yoga Practice: 7 of 8

Even the most seasoned, most practiced yogis have had doubts about beginning their yoga practice. Whether we have insecurities about ability, discouragement caused by images of yogis bending into impossible ...
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Common Fears When Starting a Yoga Practice: 6 of 8

Even the most seasoned, most practiced yogis have had doubts about beginning their yoga practice. Whether we have insecurities about ability, discouragement caused by images of yogis bending into impossible ...
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Common Fears when Starting a Yoga Practice: 5 of 8

Even the most seasoned, most practiced yogis have had doubts about their yoga practice. Whether we have insecurities about ability, discouragement caused by images of yogis bending into impossible shapes, ...
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Common Fears when Starting a Yoga Practice: 4 of 8

Even the most seasoned, most practiced yogis have had doubts about their yoga practice. Whether we have insecurities about ability, discouragement caused by images of yogis bending into impossible shapes, ...
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Common Fears When Starting a Yoga Practice: 3 of 8

Even the most seasoned, most practiced yogis have had doubts about beginning their yoga practice. Whether we have insecurities about ability, discouragement caused by images of yogis bending into impossible ...
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Common Fears When Starting a Yoga Practice: 2 of 8

Even the most seasoned, most practiced yogis have had doubts about beginning their yoga practice. Whether we have insecurities about ability, discouragement caused by images of yogis bending into impossible ...
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Common Fears when Starting a Yoga Practice: 1 of 8

Part 1 of 8 Even the most seasoned, most practiced yogis have had doubts about beginning a new yoga practice. Whether we have insecurities about ability, discouragement caused by images ...
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5 Reasons to Begin a Philanthropy Practice

1. Donating makes you feel good! Studies show that donating has actually health benefits. By donating each month you are actively investing in your own well-being! 2. Be ...
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Cultivate Gratitude

Let gratitude be something we cultivate every day. Gratitude grows respect. It can also ease depression and the suffering brought on by our own desires. Gratitude is a also wonderful ...
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4 Steps to Finding Your Ground Again

The other day I took Leah's noon class with 15 other incredible people. The class shifted me out of my fight/flight/freeze response. By the end of the day, I was ...
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Self-Care and Work-Life Balance with Sacramento Latina Leaders Network

Sacramento Latina Leaders Network Presents Self Care 101: Strategies for Stress, Health and Work-Life Balance Join the Sacramento Latina Leaders Network Thursday, November 10 for an evening of yoga, ...
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How has Yoga Seed Made a Difference in 2016?

The Yoga Seed Collective . . . Non-Profit. Commitment to diversity. Sliding-fee program for studio classes and workshops. Physically accessible studio classes. Outreach programs and trauma-informed curriculum in psychiatric ...
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Kids Teach Yoga to Each Other

In an effort to teach kids to deal with stress in a positive way, the Yoga Seed is partnering with Washington Elementary School to provide an exciting new peace ambassador ...
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4 Ways to Become a Non-Violent Yoga Teacher

by Zachary Pasillas Driving through any major city, it’s common to see the bumper sticker, Do no harm. Most agree with this idea in the general sense, as yoga teachers ...
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Undoing Vulture Asana: 3 Steps to Better Posture

By Bella Dreizler, Physical Therapist On the back deck the other night, I was completely feeling my place on this planet--aligned between myriad of stars blinking away up there and ...
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Service as SelfCare

From a Yoga Seed Outreach Instructor Over the weekend I spent my time in both of our Psychiatric outreach sites teaching all of our 8 weekend classes to patients. Let ...
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Yoga and Diversity: Queer Community Classes

Yoga is for everybody. This is absolutely true, but it can be difficult to believe when you look around at yoga marketing and studios. Often there is not as much ...
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Ayurveda by Joya

During my Yoga teacher training at the Yoga Seed we spent some time talking about Ayurveda. I came to understand it as the yoga of the body and nutrition. Our ...
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What is Yoga for All Bodies?

As my teacher says yoga is not about slim females doing bendy things on the beach. Contrary to Google image search yoga is traditionally practiced by young boys as a ...
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Yoga and Public Saftey

Bringing Tools of Yoga & Non-Violence to Regional Jails There are many complex factors that land people in jail. Uncontrolled reactivity and a lack of tools to cope with stress ...
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4 Steps to Dream like Dr. King

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A champion of non-violence, love and justice, Dr. King also reminded us to Dream. Dreams come from the heart: they are filled with joy, light ...
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Desk Yoga: Supported Triangle

Need a quick pick me up while at work or home, but don't have enough time to get to the studio for a full practice? That's okay! Try this pose ...
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Outreach Teacher Testimonies

Santi, Assistant Trainer for the Yoga Seed's APPLY program speaks about the experience working with incarcerated at CSP Solano: Yoga is like getting on a tour bus of your own ...
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The Dynamic Tension of Reflection, Renewal, and Now

“A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than ...
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Navigating Teacher Training

The Yoga Seed offers both 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings. For those unfamiliar with the world of yoga teacher training there are two major certificates for yoga teachers: 200-hour ...
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Time Gives us a Whirl

Death and I sit together on the curb collecting sunshine on our backs our chins in our hands watching crows peck at a half empty bag of cool ranch Doritos ...
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Be Ordinary by Leah

Life is not a competition. Be willing to be ordinary and experience the freedom to be yourself. We can easily get caught up trying to be “someone special” and forget ...
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Become a Mental Health Ally

The California Health Foundation reports that "nearly 1 in 6 Californians has a mental health need, and approximately 1 in 20 suffers from serious mental illness that makes it difficult ...
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Conjuring Contentment

If you've practiced yoga for any length of time, you may have noticed that the peace and contentment found in your meditation or yoga practice can be difficult to conjure ...
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On Chakras by Leah

Chakras are energy centers which align along the spine and ascend from the root to the crown of the head. The focus is on moving beyond the first three chakras ...
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APPLY Graduation! Prison Yoga Teacher Training & Non-Violent Leadership Program

On May 28th, 2015 a group of 14 men completed the first ever APPLY: Yoga Teacher and Nonviolent Leadership Program at California State Prison Solano. The 5 month training included ...
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Poetry Sina Chau-Pech

Long time Yoga Seed community member and volunteer, Sina Chau-Pech is a kind and dedicated human. One day between classes at the Seed he wrote these two poems, and it ...
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Yoga at Sutter Center for Psychiatry

In April 2014, and after a year of planning and preparation, The Yoga Seed began our Outreach Program at Sutter Center for Psychiatry (SCP)--part of Sutter Health, Northern California's largest ...
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Yoga at SNAHC

Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC) These Trauma-informed classes are designed to help reduce stress and improve resiliency. Since classes began at SNAHC in October of 2013, they have been ...
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Karma Seeds Service Projects

Karma Seeds Service Projects Our Karma Seeds Service Projects offer an outlet for our community members to bring the benefits of yoga into action. Much of the yoga practice is ...
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Yoga in Schools

Centering Moment Ambassadors Program Washington Elementary School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QafDAaq7sA Academic achievement is only a part of every student’s education, their social and emotional development is also key to their success in ...
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Yoga in Prisons

Incarceration and recidivism rates are at record high levels. This has a huge impact on the lives of the victim, offender and community involved, and costs California just under 9 ...
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A Message from Our Outreach Director

A Message from our Outreach Director: As a founding director of the Yoga Seed Collective, I was excited to move into the role of directing the outreach program. The classes ...
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What to Bring to Yoga

My regrets from my first yoga class - if any, were not being dressed comfortably enough. I wore jeans, which was possible, but not as comfortable as cotton would have ...
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Who can do Yoga?

Who can do yoga? Everyone, including you! Yoga doesn't have prerequisites, so beginners can come just as they are. There is no one type of person who benefits from yoga, ...
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Considering Yoga?

Dear Sacramento Yoga Newbies, I'm writing this as a novice yogi and huge fan of The Yoga Seed. I'm a minimalist and do not own any fancy yoga gear or ...
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