Every year thousands of people sign up for teacher trainings. The price for the tuition alone can run from $2500 to $4500 and with that much of an investment involved you will want to take the time to find the right one…or at least the right one for you.

So what are some of the elements that you need to take into consideration as you are thinking about making this next-level investment in yourself?

You might want to know your range of options, associated pricing and formats so that you can consider the merits of each. This will put you in a more informed position from which to compare prospective programs.

As you go through this, it’s also helpful to do some self-inquiry so that you can establish your personal baseline.

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Imagine a job born from a dream about how the world could and should be. Work that creates relevance, resonance and permanence. The sort of work whose impact will far outlive you, delivering real value on multiple levels to everyone it touches. This is a job that aspires to so much more than simply making money – it’s a force for good that enhances the health and well being of society. If you’ve dreamt of work that would enrich your life as well as that of your community while bringing joy, fulfillment, and a sense of meaning to you and all who are touched by it, then you might consider becoming a yoga teacher.  

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What’s the science behind the magic of floating?

Float Pod Beauty

It’s all in the “salt”…Magnesium sulfate to be more specific…That’s where the magic behind our float pod lies. This special mineral is also known as Epsom salt, although it’s not salt at all; it’s a combination of pure magnesium and sulfate. The ultra-high concentration of magnesium sulfate in the water of our float pod allows visitors to float effortlessly. In fact, the water becomes denser than the Dead Sea! Even more exciting are the health benefits available from soaking in Epsom salts. Indeed, there’s a lot more to float tanks than meets the eye.

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Your brain is who you are. It’s what allows you to think, breathe, move, speak, and feel. It’s just 3 pounds of gray-and-white matter that rests in your skull, and it is your own personal “mission control.” Information from your environment—both outside (like what your eyes see and skin feels) and inside (like your heart rate and body temperature)—makes its way to the brain, which receives, processes, and integrates it so that you can survive and function under all sorts of changing circumstances and learn from experience. The brain is always working, even when you are sleeping.

Stimulant Addiction

When drugs enter the brain, they interfere with its normal processing and can eventually lead to changes in how well it works. In particular stimulants cause a bombardment of Dopamine, (the feel good neurotransmitter) and eventually causes the brain to stop producing Dopamine resulting in feelings of decreased motivation, tiredness, and lack of feeling good.  Stimulants also can change brain wave patterns from Delta which are relaxed waves to Alpha state which is the more active state. In order for the body to heal, regenerate, and sleep it is necessary for our brainwaves to alter to Delta state.

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If you have not heard of the “Brain Wave Explanation” for the benefits of float therapy, then you may be missing out on some of the most valuable information around for this type of therapy. Thanks to the research that has been done on the way that floatation therapy alters electric signals within the brain, we now have even more evidence about the myriad ways that float therapy provides a path to better mental, emotional and physical health.

 

What Are Brain Waves?

“Brain waves” certainly sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but they’re really quite simple to understand. Essentially, your brain is full of nerves communicating with each other using chemical and electrical signals. When scanned by an EEG machine, the electrical frequency of these signals appears as waves of differing shapes and amplitudes depending on the current state of your brain.

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Deciding that you want to start doing yoga is the first step. It’s easy to get stuck here, though.

It might be nice to know that you aren’t alone in your desire to try yoga – a survey collected by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal found that thirty-four percent of Americans, or 80 million people, say they are likely to try yoga for the first time in the next 12 months.

So how can you set yourself apart from the masses? By taking that first step of course!

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We, in the yoga world, know (just like you do) that runners need to stretch a bit before and after a run…In fact, I don’t think that there is a yogi out there that hasn’t had a runner friend say some version of, “You do yoga? God…I need to do yoga. I need to stretch. I’m so tight though…I would never make it through a yoga class…” And we also know that knowing something doesn’t always translate into doing something about what you know…So rather than beat you up about the fact that you must stretch if you want to keep running and be able to live in that body without a ton of pain, we created a class just for you!

We are kicking off a running and stretch class Wednesday, July 12th at 6:15am where you can get a mini-stretch in before you run and a little more a stretch after you run. We’ve laid out three simple out and back courses so that you get a short or medium run in AND get some yoga in with other runners…

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There is so much conversation out in the health world about bio-hacking that it almost feels silly to ask the question, “What is it? and how do I do it?” Well, by all accounts there seems to be two predominant perspectives on biohacking. One is that biohacking is something you do to your biology, from outside of yourself – as in you’re going to change a cell; you’re going change a portion of your DNA and voila! now you can glow in the dark at will. These are the hacks that cause a lot of debate because you are inserting or tinkering with something that you can’t be sure what the long-term consequences might be.

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By now, we hope you know in your heart of hearts that you are what you eat, drink, breathe, think and do…and with that in mind it only makes sense to avoid cheap, dirty or toxic food. At Kodawari, bringing you food that actually feeds and fuels you – the sort of stuff that helps you be calmer, clearer, stronger and leaner – is part of our overall mission.

And while our cafe provides us with the opportunity to make you food and drinks and grab-n-go items that meet this mission, we actually go one step further and have partnered with Carlen Garmon, fellow yogi and the owner of Growing Rootz, to connect you to local food growers and local farmers so that you can have fresh, “clean” groceries to take into your own home.

Given that she is rolling out a summer cleanse based on whole food nutrition that we want to share with you, we connected with her to talk about what and how she does what she does to bring you the freshest food possible. Here’s what Carlen had to say about her company and its mission, “Ever since I founded Growing Rootz a couple years ago, my mission has always been to support our local farmers first and foremost by bringing raw, healthy, organic foods to our community from our community.” (more…)

 

Use the most current research on the anatomy and physiology of the human body to deepen of your yoga practice, improve performance in your chosen sports and activities, and become better equipped to handle whatever life may throw at you.  Develop an unprecedented level of body awareness and control. The principles of this class are based on KinstretchTM, a movement enhancement system that develops maximum body control, flexibility and usable ranges of motion. Expect to simultaneously build strength and flexibility, decrease pain, reduce injury risk and become more educated about how your body works.

“MOGA YOGA” will be offered every Thursday 5-6 p.m

Kodawari Studios 3965 S. Henderson Blvd., Suite C, Tampa, Fl 33629