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Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 by Stretch

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How to Spot A Yoga Predator, by Theresa Elliott

Forward: In many ways, this is an old story. We just don’t think it’s going to happen in yoga. But really. Why not? I started this article three years ago while watching the impressive implosion of a style of yoga that always made me flinch, so the derailment did not surprise me. I’ve been duped […]

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Posted on Sunday, October 18th, 2015 by Stretch

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The Brutal Economics of Being a Yoga Teacher, by Michelle Goldberg

Forward by Theresa Elliott When I wrote “After 27 Years Teaching Yoga, I Got a Job at the Mall,” I intentionally left the financial aspect out of being a yoga teacher. It was too much to include, too big of an animal to contain, and I had way, way too many feelings that I felt […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 by Stretch

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After 27 Years of Teaching Yoga, I Got A Job at The Mall, by Theresa Elliott

Telling this story has been surprising. The look of shock on friends and family’s faces, as well as fellow teacher’s, has been priceless. Invariably the look fades into peels of laughter as the contradiction of my long standing career as a yoga teacher clashes with the thought of me working in a department store. As […]

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Posted on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 by Stretch

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Choosing a Yoga Teacher, by Theresa Elliott

Originally published July 2008 Yoga has exploded in Seattle as in much of the country.  For every coffee stand, there is at least one yoga studio lurking nearby.  With so many places offering yoga, how do you decide who would be the best teacher for you? I have encountered many individuals whose primary consideration is […]

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Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by Stretch

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Avoiding Repetitive Stress Injuries in Yoga, by Theresa Elliott

Originally published, February 2008 In 1999 I seriously injured my sacroiliac.  I had been practicing yoga for 13 years and given my strength, flexibility and ability to do “big poses,”  I wondered how I could have hurt myself doing something so mundane as picking up my 3 year old daughter.  Granted, I did the thing […]

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Posted on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 by Stretch

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Taking the “Buzz” Out of Words, by Theresa Elliott

Originally published November, ’04 “Ohmygod, is that what I’m supposed to do? Is this what people expect me to teach?” “I am SO mundane!” This is a reaction I had just last week after reading a workshop description that went something like this: “Learn to raise the prana of the hara to awaken and open […]

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