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The Healing Benefits of Yin Yoga blog personal growth read yin yoga

By Christopher Grant

With all the different styles of yoga in studios, gyms and online, it can be hard to know what kind of practice your body needs for optimal health. I’d love to share about Yin Yoga with you. Yin yoga is very different from what you have experienced in a Vinyasa or Hatha...

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You Are What You Seek

 

By Jeannie O'Neill

If you feel lost, go within. The map and the treasure reside within you already. It is your own voice that speaks the language of your soul and it will provide you with direction. If you seek purpose, and want to experience a sense of wholeness, find your own voice....

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A Sound Mind and Body blog personal growth read

 written by Jeannie O'Neill, Yoga Farm Ithaca Education Director

With so many healing modalities out there to choose from, what is it that draws people through time and location  to the healing power of sound? Sound healing, mantras and chanting are used in many ways throughout history....

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Autumn, Vata Season and Finding Balance ayurveda blog personal growth read

by Yoga Farm Director Jeannie O'Neill

 

Perhaps you have seen the quote; 'The Trees are about to teach us how beautiful it is to Let Go'. Whenever I see the changes that start to sweep in during the fall season, those words pop into my mind. The trees are such beautiful reminders and...

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Kundalini Awakening, Embodiment, and the Negative Mind blog kundalini yoga meditation and mindfulness read

by Yoga Farm Director Jeannie O'Neill

 

It's fascinating to me how intensely you can find Kundalini Awakening described, it's as if it needs to come with a warning label. I often tell students not to “google” kundalini awakening at all, as there is so much misinformation...

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What do You Want & What’s Your Why? freedom insight meditation wisdom

By Daniela Hess

I’ve been listening to people describe how they long to experience a life of purpose and fulfillment for many years, and along with that comes the descriptions of the barriers they perceive are in the way. Those who remain fixed to the belief that those barriers exist...

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Be Uncomfortable blog meditation and mindfulness personal growth read

This blog was adapted from a lecture given by Yoga Farm Director Christoher Grant, E-RYT

 

Meditation encourages us to be with some things that may feel uncomfortable. This discomfort could come from our expectations of the practice, or it could be physical sensations. I love this quote from...

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The four paths of Yoga -Karma Yoga blog read

This blog was written by Jeannie O’Neill adapted from a talk by Daniela Hess Grant, Directors of Yoga Farm Ithaca



To wrap up our series on the four types of yoga, we will be focusing on Karma Yoga this week. Karma yoga is the yoga of action, activity, or service; which may sound different...

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The Four Paths of Yoga -Jnana Yoga active listening awareness insight mindfulness read yoga

Adapted by Jeannie O’Neill M.Ed from a talk by Daniela Hess Grant M.S.Ed Yoga farm founders and directors.

 

Over the past few weeks we have been traveling through the four paths of yoga, in order to give you a more diverse understanding of the ways that yoga presents itself OFF the...

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The Four Paths of Yoga - Bhakti Yoga emotions insight presence read yoga

Adapted from various talks on Bhakti yoga by Daniela Hess Grant M.Sed, Christopher Grant Founder and Director of YFI, and Jeannie O’Neill M.Ed.

Bhakti yoga, another of the four paths of yoga, is the path of Devotion. In its essence, devotion is a personal experience. It doesn't necessarily...

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The Four Paths of Yoga - Raja Yoga awareness read yoga yoga teacher training

Adapted from a conversation with  Daniela Hess Grant and Christopher Grant, founders and directors of Yoga Farm Ithaca

We'd like to invite you next time you’re practicing asana, to liberate yourself from any constraints around what yoga practice should be or looks like for you. There's...

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The Magic of Taking a Breath blog breathwork meditation and mindfulness read

excerpted from a conversation between Yoga Farm Educators;

Daniela Hess & Jeannie O'Neill

The magic of breathwork is actually just bringing awareness of breath into every single thing that you do throughout the day. It does not have to happen in the context of yoga class, or on a cushion in a...

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