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  • Yoga Studios and Community

    August 16, 2017

    Spotlight on Kulae Studio Owner Tommy Antoon with Guest Blogger - Samantha Eve Kennedy “Lots of yoga studios have a foo foo mentality focusing on the “pretzel poses”…that’s not what my studio is all about. That’s not what I am about. Our classes are about giving access to yoga for everybody.” I’m sitting in what will be the back garden area of Go2Yoga studio. Across from me is Tommy Antoon, owner of Pacifica Beach Yoga in San Francisco, and as of 2 days ago, this studio as well. With his heavy East Coast accent, bowler’s hat, and speech peppered with a few strategically

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  • How I Became A Yoga Bro

    July 22, 2017

    After years of deliberation and sorry excuses, I decided to take the leap and attend my first yoga class. That was 4 months ago and I have since been to about 40 classes and began dating a wonderful woman. I’m a male in my early 30’s. I grew up playing sports and continued to do so at a competitive level in college, and a not so competitive level after college (beer leagues). I guess you could call me a “Bro.” I always envisioned yoga as a “hippie” activity that was stretching and not much else. I have come to find out there is so much more to yoga that I could have applied to m

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  • YOGA FESTIVALS! It’s That Time Of Year Again!

    May 11, 2017

    Festivals seem to be popping up everywhere these days, and you can find one for just about every interest.  Music festivals, food festivals, hot air balloon festivals, kite festivals, and you guessed it- yoga festivals!  Curious about their offerings?  We were too! There are plenty of festivals being held throughout the country, each with their own unique twist.   Festivals are not only a great way to further your practice and challenge yourself, but also to expand your mind and connect with others in the yoga community. We’ve gone ahead and reviewed a few for you in the hopes that we

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  • What is Yin Yoga?

    April 10, 2017

      What is Yin Yoga? Increasingly, the phrase “Yin yoga” is floating through the yogi circuit airwaves, slowly getting louder and more insistent. But a lot of people are not clear on what exactly “Yin yoga” means, especially in turbo-paced places like New England, where Kulae is based. So, we decided to do some research and give you the shakedown on the new down dog. Here are the basics:   What does “yin” mean? First recorded in 1671, the Chinese character 陰 (yin) can mean “shade” or “moon” or “hidden” or even “secret” -- with an added rough Englis

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  • Guest Blog — Transition from Winter to Spring with Grace

    April 3, 2017

    Guest Blog – Transition from Winter to Spring with Grace Here we are, friends. Springtime! You see it in headlines, read it in people’s faces, hear it in their voices.   Hope. A yearning. An approaching lightness. Eager for warmth. Anything to move away from the harshness of winter.   So often we slip into forward thinking during seasonal changes, keen to move on. We firmly plant ourselves in the brightness of summer days, late spring’s blooms on our minds. We acquire a thought pattern of “once this is over, then that other thing will finally happen

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  • LIVING PHILANTHROPY COMING SOON

    March 27, 2017

    STAY TUNED!  

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  • Defeating Seasonal Depression

    March 8, 2017

      What is it? If you’re living in New England, chances are you’ve heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (aptly abbreviated to SAD and otherwise known as seasonal depression). For those of you not in the American Northeast, what sounds like a goofy or trivial issue is actually a serious clinical condition that can alter half a person’s year this far north. Unlike other forms of depression, the seasonal variety can sometimes be staved off by informed and preemptive at-home measures.   What does it look like? SAD is a form of depression, which is characterized generall

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  • Guest Blog — From Fear To Focus: When to Meditate

    February 21, 2017

      Single pointed focus: the number one tenant of a mediation and yoga practice.   We've all heard teachers and practitioners alike speak of it. A simple concept that feels endlessly difficult to achieve and maintain. Have you ever crossed paths with one of "those people" who seemingly drop into meditation as if it were their second home? Their faces soft, eyes smiling, an intimidating fullness to their attention. I often thought that in order to achieve this level of awareness, I must calm my hurricane mind. How wrong I was.   My story of single-pointed focus

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  • Guest Blog — Safe in Practice: An Inside Endeavor

    January 23, 2017

    Yoga is a dance between control and surrender, between pushing and letting go; and when to push and when to let go becomes a part of the creative process. --Joel Kramer There I was …so close to my backside touching the floor. In Supta Virasana, reclined hero pose, I’d dreamed of gliding into the pose with ease and grace. And so, I did. That is, until I didn’t. When I came out of the pose, my knee was screaming. The painful part of this experience is that I knew better than to go into overdrive on the edge of asana. Therein lies one of yoga’s mysteries - understanding the edge in

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  • Guest Blog — Santosha, Asana and Injury: Finding My Way Home

    December 30, 2016

    Santosha, Asana and Injury: Finding My Way Back Home I have an on-again-off-again relationship with my vinyasa asana practice. Although this is the style that I predominantly teach, my own experience reflects something more like a tumultuous high school romance. One day, it is fiery, sweaty, filled with awe and inspiration as my breath moves my body into more “advanced” postures. I sweat. I breathe. I listen. My heart beats, steady and rhythmic, my focus razor sharp, my savasana sweet and my meditation? A dream. Other days, though, old injuries, pains and thought patterns come to pla

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