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Part 2: Meet the Architect of Namaste Yoga Seasons 3 and 4

Inspiration is plentiful for those who are open and ready to receive it. Sometimes, we draw from our present environment, and sometimes we draw from the past. It is here we continue our interview with Erica Blitz: recalling moments of inspiration and intuition that guided her into this moment. Developing the sequences for the latest seasons of Namaste Yoga has contributed some vibrant threads to the yogic tapestry Erica is weaving. Her yoga school, "Inquire + Inspire," offers classes, workshops and teacher trainings primarily in the United States and Canada. Her intentions of helping others live healthfully extends to her company, nubeleaf, which specializes in fruit and vegetable powders. Here is the conclusion of our two-part interview with Erica Blitz....

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#NamasteS3 Yoginis Revealed: Meet Cam Lee

As excitement intensifies over the creation of our third season, you may find yourself wondering, "Who are these new Namaste Yoga instructors, anyway?" It is our honour to introduce them to you! In this installment, we chat with the joyous and playful, Cam Lee. "I'm still a little stunned and absolutely filled with so much gratitude to be part of Namaste," Cam Lee explains. "It was the little seedling that started my practice." Like so many of our community members, Cam was channel surfing when she discovered Namaste Yoga. She watched the program a few times before deciding to give it a try. Instantly hooked, Cam wanted to try more. "I'd always been curious about yoga, but didn't know quite...

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#NamasteS3 Yoginis Revealed: Meet Amanda Riches

As excitement intensifies over the creation of our third season, you may find yourself wondering, "who are these new Namaste Yoga instructors, anyway?" It is our distinct honour to introduce them to you! In this installment, we chat with Amanda Riches, one of Namaste Yoga’s most active ambassadors.  Amanda Riches has spent years connecting with the Namaste Yoga community. As Namaste Yoga's in-house yoga instructor, she works hard to ensure that, even though viewers are practicing at home, they get as much support as possible. Amanda understands why fans are so passionate about and dedicated to the series: Namaste is the main inspiration behind her own practice. "[Namaste Yoga] is the reason why I started a daily yoga practice," Amanda explains....

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Namaste TV: Guide to Pigeon Pose

Everyone, regardless of level of ability, has encountered yoga poses that they struggle with. Would there be a point to the practice if one didn't find it challenging? Obstacles met on the mat can expose attitudes and approaches that hinder us off the mat as well. When we let go of our expectations and approach these challenges with more curiosity and less angst, we gain knowledge, awareness, love, patience and more! In this post, we talk about exploring challenges, and then provide our stepping-stone approach to Pigeon Pose. Acknowledging Barriers to Your Practice Imagine: you are gliding through a new sequence. You are fully engaged in the movements and rhythm! Your breath is nearly effortless... until... you are called into...

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5 Ways to Use Back to School to Get Back to Yoga

(Hint: they all involve your yoga mat...) A distinctive return to structure resounds as sidewalks are filled once more with backpack-clad bodies returning to school. Wait — did we miss summer? How did that slip by so quickly? If the first month of back-to-school took you by surprise, a dose of summer serenity may be in order! Here are five ways to bring about a balanced fall flow. 1. Attention Shift  If your summer was full of appointments and social gatherings, returning a bit of time and attention to your yoga practice may be all that is required to restore a bit of serenity to your days. After months of engaging the body in other tasks, you may find it isn't...

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