World Yoga Day Retreat this Summer 2016

For the second year in a row we head back to Leavenworth for our summer yoga retreat to celebrate World Yoga Day. It will be two days filled with multiple yoga classes to deepen your practice, pranayama, yoga nidra, chanting and more. Nestled on the banks of Icicle River, it’s a weekend filled with multiple yoga classes, pranayama, optional yoga … Read More

Women’s Health and Yoga Workshop. Sunday, May 7, 2017.

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“Without health there is no strength. Strength is preserved only when health is maintained. Health of body means both physical and mental well-being. It is a sign of a peaceful state of the body and the mind when one is able to follow ethical codes, maintain moral standards and fulfill social obligations.” Women play many roles in their lifetime. A … Read More

Introduction to Ayurveda. March, 2016.

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The Science of Life – Ayurveda What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is an entirely holistic and ancient form of medicine derived in India some 4000 years back.  It’s methods are pulled from one of the four Veda’s, or books of knowledge, as is Yoga.  It is considered the ‘science of life’ and oldest form of medicine to date.  It’s methods of … Read More

Myths about Practicing Yoga

Although yoga has been around for hundreds of years, there are still numerous myths about it, including who can take it, what it’s good for, as well as it having religious affiliations. Below, we offer six of the most common myths about yoga, and explain why they are not at all true. Read on for more! Myth 1: You have … Read More

The Benefits of Being Inverted

One of the best things about yoga practice is the ability to go upside down! We call them inversions, because you invert your body for a certain duration of time. They have tremendous benefits for the body, spirit and mind. We draw our inspiration from the BKS Iyengar method of yoga, where you practice inversions regularly at the end of … Read More

Yoga at gyms vs. Yoga at studios

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Want to know the difference between yoga at a gym and at a studio? Read on to find out the differences in our latest article published at Seattle Yoga News. The yoga market appears to be bursting at the seams these days, yet we all struggle to find a good yoga teacher or studio. I feel compelled to write this … Read More

The Meaning of Om

Below is an excerpt from the manual for the 200 Hour Teacher Training course Aham Yoga will hold in January 2016. Interested in learning more? Visit the information page here, or attend one of the upcoming open houses, starting November 21 & 22.   Om has thousands of meanings, making it difficult to list all of them. Generally, all mantras start and … Read More

Diwali, the Festival of Lights

In India, we celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, once every year around October and November. This is one of the biggest festivals we celebrate and everyone looks forward to it, both young and old. The word Diwali means “row of lights.” People light up their homes, gardens, and offices, and there is a celebration with lots of food, new … Read More

History of Virabhadrasana, or Warrior Pose

We are all more than familiar with the Virabhadrasana or warrior poses. They are a part of almost every yoga class in the world. Many poses in yoga have a story attached to them, and this is one of them. According to Indian mythology, Brahma advised Lord Shiva to get married. Shiva was an ascetic and lived in the heavens. … Read More

How To Build Your Home Practice Workshop

Have you been wanting to take your yoga practice from the studio into your own home? Then this workshop is the one for you! Join us on Sunday, November 15th from 1 to 3pm and learn to take your yoga with you anywhere and everywhere.. This workshop is open to anyone – current yoga practitioners, beginners looking to understand more , … Read More