Resources

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Join our Community or Volunteer at a Yoga Retreat!!

By |February 17th, 2013|Categories: Resources||0 Comments

The River Tree was founded in order to form a platform for people with various skills to come together to offer self-development workshops and classes that suit various needs.

At The River Tree we would like to enable people to grow in a way that is true to their spirit, and by offering experience through various modes we are able to allow our students to branch out and observe themselves from different perspectives. Through meditation we offer grounding, through dance we offer flow, and through yoga we offer the amalgamation of the two.

The River Tree is in its seed form […]

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Recommended Articles

By |January 27th, 2013|Categories: Resources||0 Comments

With so much information on the web it can be as debilitating as empowering on occasions. We all know the feeling of information overload- sometimes you know you should stop looking but its like a weird information extracting mechanism has been activated in you and you feel powerless to stop it!

….well OK that last part might just be me but I thought it may be useful to share and regularly update great articles that I come across and maybe I’ll save some of you the trouble.

Here are a few to start with:

 

Penetrating Postures: Part 1- The Science of Yoga

Part […]

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Recommended Websites

By |January 10th, 2013|Categories: Resources||0 Comments

We have a list of seriously awesome finds here. We sift through ALOT and continually add new finds. Enjoy this shortcut to some great yogi’s out there…
 

Breathing Project

www.breathingproject.org/aboutus.shtml

This is a non for profit educational organisation created by Leslie Kaminoff with the mission to offer high standard yoga education   to professionals and the general public.

 

The International Association of Yoga Therapists

www.iayt.org

Supports research and education in Yoga, and serves as a professional organization for Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists worldwide. A great resource for anyone who wants to dive into the world of yoga.

 

Health and Yoga
www.healthandyoga.com

A comprehensive resource for yoga for […]

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Great Yoga Books

By |December 16th, 2012|Categories: Resources||0 Comments

There are probably of thousands of books about or related to yoga on the market, some absolutely brilliant, others a little bit dubious. I’ve put together a list of my favourite books which I think most people will be glad about buying or borrowing...
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Yogi Glossary

By |December 15th, 2012|Categories: Resources||0 Comments

 

 

Yoga practically has it’s own language, and it can be quite intimidating for people at first. So here is a short list of common and useful yoga words and phrases and what they mean.

 

Asana: The word ‘asana’ is Sanskrit for ‘pose’. Asanas are one of the many aspects within yoga and consists of specific postures.

Acro/Partner Yoga: Working with a partner blending yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage.

Anusara Yoga: A heart centred approach developed by John Friend. Anusara Yoga combines Tantric philosophy and alignment.

Ashtanga Yoga: A style of yoga popularised by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Sanskrit definition is ‘having eight limbs or parts’. Follows six […]

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Introduction to Yoga

By |December 10th, 2012|Categories: Resources||0 Comments

The Different Yoga Schools
Many schools of yoga have developed since its benefits/use began to spread further than what was originally only practiced by students who had learnt from well respected Rishis. Naturally, as more people began to discover the benefits and power of yoga they also discovered certain aspects that they found particularly important or useful, and from this slowly developed different schools of yoga.

B.K.S Iyenger’s school offered its students the benefit of using props with a strong focus on alignment, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois popularised Ashtanga Yoga offering his students the alignment of movement and breath, and from this developed […]