Barefoot Yoga’s Inspiring Teacher of the Month:
Kathy McNames

Our teacher for the month of November is Kathy McNames. Kathy is the founder, owner, and director of Yoga Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.

Kathy McNames

Kathy began studying yoga in California with Analisa Cunningham in 1983, and continued her studies after moving to Vermont in 1988. Her first experience with astanga was at Omega Institute in 1995, at a workshop with Beryl Bender Birch and Thom Birch. She has been a student of Beryl’s to the present day and has continued her study of astanga with various astanga teachers.

Currently she describes her teaching as “half the ashtanga traditional route, and half ‘see what happens.’” She very naturally balances her classes in this way, passing on her reverence to the ancient practice, while creating great spaces for her students to create and explore.

Kathy’s passion is always evident, whether pointing out yoga’s relevance in daily areas of life, or applying firm adjustments using hands, feet, body and soul. She gives you everything she has, and it makes her classes memorable.

Kathy is one of the most beloved and well-known teachers in the Northeast and travels extensively with her husband and son, bringing Yoga Vermont to lucky students everywhere. Visit Kathy at www.yogavermont.com or by email at kathy@yogavermont.com, and if you have chance, visit her on the mat.

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on November 11, 2013

Yoga Kickstarter Program
MyYogaPro

Do you love yoga? Then you should definitely check out this Kickstarter project:
MyYogaPro

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on October 28, 2013

Yoga and Meditation on the go

Airport Yoga Room

No matter how seasoned a traveller you may be, traveling is stressful. Whether for business, vacation or the holidays, here are some airports that offer a yoga or meditation room for de-stressing:

  • San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2, CA
  • Burlington International Airport, VT
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, TX
  • Albuqurque International Sunport, NM
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport, NC

If you have a long layover or some time to spare, these are great opportunities to stretch those sore muscles, get the blood circulating again and find your inner zen, before the next leg of your flight.

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on October 21, 2013

Barefoot Yoga’s Inspiring Teacher of the Month:
Doug Swenson

Doug SwensonOur teacher of the month for September is Doug Swenson. Doug has been a student of yoga since 1969. He is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet, and dedicated health advocate. He has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and the environment to develop his unique approach. He has written several books: Yoga Helps, The Diet that Loves You Most, Power Yoga for Dummies, and Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow.

Of the many great yoga teachers I have been so fortunate to study with over the last 25 years, Doug stands out as one of the most lighthearted. His knowledge and experience is extensive, and he delivers it with such humor and passion, that his students are inspired to float and fly through a rigorous yoga practice like children at a playground.

When he is not in South Lake Tahoe, Doug can be found in many corners of the world, teaching and training students in one of most all inclusive, creative yoga forms available.

Visit Doug at his website http://www.sadhanayogachi.com, and plan a trip to see him for a happy, and potentially life-changing yoga experience you will carry with you forever.

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on September 25, 2013

AIReal Yoga

Our honored friend and customer AIReal Yoga in Ventura, California offers a high-flying spin on traditional yoga classes, using Barefoot Yoga Mats. AIReal Yoga is a form of yoga using a swiveling hammock as a tool to help balance, assist in correcting alignment, deepening stretches and inverting without compressing the spine. It can be beneficial for beginners and advanced yogis alike, and people love it for relieving tension and stress as well as building core strength.

AIReal Yoga AIReal Yoga

For more information about this unique style of yoga, visit their website at www.airealyoga.com, and for more information about Barefoot Yoga’s eco-friendly mats, visit www.barefootyoga.com!

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on September 20, 2013

Objects of Meditation: Yoga @ MOHAI

Yoga Class at MOHAIEvery Saturday in September, teachers from 8 Limbs Yoga will be conducting morning Hatha yoga classes at MOHAI. This will be held at the Grand Atrium and all levels are welcome. Doors open at 8:10 am (closes at 8:40, so don’t be late!). Free to all unless you want to explore the museum after the class, in which case, the usual museum fees will apply. Bring your own mat!

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on September 10, 2013

Beginners Gentle Yoga Class by Second Wind Yoga

Our friends at Second Wind Yoga studio in Agawam, Massachusetts offer step by step yoga instruction and small class sizes, perfect for new yogis. To get an idea of their accessible instruction style, they offer a free video for yoga beginners, accompanied by gentle Native American Flute music.

Second Wind Yoga Video

We were excited to spot one of our own Mysore Practice Rugs being used in the video!

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on September 3, 2013

Barefoot Yoga’s Inspiring Teacher of the Month:
Anne Phyfe Palmer

Anne Phyfe PalmerOur teacher of the month for August is Anne Phyfe Palmer. Anne Phyfe is the founder of 8 Limbs Yoga Studios in Seattle, Washington. She opened 8 Limbs in Oct of 1996. Since then, 8 Limbs has been at the center of a bustling yoga community in Seattle. Currently there are 4 locations.

Over the last 17 years, 8 Limbs has become more than a business and a yoga school. It is an urban community for people looking for connection in our busy city. Anne Phyfe puts out a monthly newsletter that is insightful and inspirational. Not only is Anne Phyfe a shaper of our Seattle yoga community, but she is a dynamic yoga teacher whose classes explore a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to acting as Education Director of 8 Limbs, Anne Phyfe teaches yoga classes and trains other teachers through the 8 Limbs Yoga 200 and 500-hour Teacher Trainings and Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training. She collaborates with and supports her fellow teachers to maintain high standards of teaching and content and to offer 8 Limbs students many paths to travel on in their yoga practice.

Anne Phyfe’s main yoga teachers include Rod Stryker and Sarah Powers – two of the many teachers she brings in to her studio regularly. I have always enjoyed her creative classes, and look forward to future ones. And, the 8 Limbs boutique has always been a great showcase of Barefoot Yoga products. When you come to Seattle (hopefully in the summer) – take a class with Anne Phyfe at 8 Limbs.

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on August 14, 2013