Tabay Atkins is not your typical 11-year-old boy. And being the youngest certified yoga teacher in the United States is only a small part of what makes him so special.
You may quickly pick up on outdated alignment cues, but what about common words and phrases that inherently single out gender, ability, race, socioeconomic status, or age? Learn how to realign your language in yoga class.
How much can you REALLY learn from a yoga mentor in three days? You might be surprised when you read about two teachers' experiences.
If, as a yoga teacher, you feel unsure how to teach in a way that includes and resonates with everyone in our diverse community, you're not alone.
Want to unleash the true potential of your middle? Turns out crunches—yes, the exercise you’ve avoided for years in favor of holding Plank—are key to a stronger core and more stable yoga practice. Discover how they can serve you in every pose.
The shoulder girdle is the most mobile and arguably the most vulnerable joint in the body. Here’s what you need to know to prevent injury.
D.C.-area yogis, head to the Smithsonian Institution this month for an educational weekend exploring yoga's holistic healing power.
As politics become more and more divisive, women’s circles offer empowering connection, community, and a refuge of trust and love. In honor of International Women's Day, consider starting your own.
Yoga Journal LIVE presenter Amy Ippoliti explores where politics fit into the yoga space.
While yoga careers come with plenty of perks, paid vacation isn’t usually part of the package. Some companies, however, are offering yoga teachers pretty appealing travel opportunities—if you're willing to work for them.
All industry experts are sure of right now is that yoga’s popularity is at an all-time high and the number of studios will continue to skyrocket this year.
You can learn to consciously utilize muscles, like the psoas, that tend to do their own thing, and when you do, it can transform your yoga practice.
When yogis talk hips, it's generally about opening them. But your hips CAN be too open... Learn why balancing strength and flexibility in the hips is so important.
In part four of our series on teaching trauma-sensitive yoga, teacher Daniel Sernicola shares five practices to help your students get grounded and cultivate mindfulness.
In part three of our series on teaching trauma-sensitive yoga, teacher Daniel Sernicola offers tips for being more considerate with your language and tone in every yoga class.
Annie Carpenter dove deep into the core at YJ LIVE! San Diego, offering accessible alignment cues and a creative sequence to help maximize core stability.
This post-election period offers yoga teachers a unique opportunity to find their authentic teaching voice. Yoga teacher Desi Bartlett offers some tips to guide you.
As part of our series of posts on teaching trauma-sensitive yoga, teacher Daniel Sernicola offers tips for establishing trust and a sense of safety in your yoga classes to help trauma survivors feel welcome.
Cut out any awkward conversations and place a card on the edge of your mat so your yoga teachers knows if it's okay to give you hands-on adjustments.
In honor of Veterans Day, we’re introducing a series of posts with yoga teacher Daniel Sernicola educating yoga teachers on the importance of taking a more trauma-sensitive approach to every class. Start using these 4 strategies today.
In part 1 of our series on teaching trauma-sensitive yoga, teacher Daniel Sernicola offers tips for setting up a safe space for practice.
One yoga teacher discovers how much more there is to learn about teaching yoga beyond the 200-hour YTT.
Balancing forces is particularly crucial when it comes to addressing the feeling of “tightness” many of us have in our hips.
Learn more about 10 people making a deep impact in the yoga world.
Every yoga teacher should learn the core concepts of yoga philosophy before building their own teachings.
Urban Zen helps sick patients and their caregivers overcome pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, constipation, and exhaustion through yoga.
These poses help release tension from the belly, ribs, and back. Try them before belly breathing—or any pranayama practice.
The founder of DeafYoga Foundation brings yoga to the underserved hearing-impaired community.
Making ends meet while building a following as a yoga teacher can be draining. Take heart and start employing these simple self-preservation strategies.
It’s yoga’s unofficial arms-overhead anthem. But Yoga Physics founder Alexandria Crow is on a mission to ban this widespread cue. Here, she breaks down what you need to know.
We asked 19 senior teachers to share with you the kind of advice that can move you closer to their caliber of talent. You're welcome.
Supportive adjustments can transform someone’s practice. Learn the fundamentals of what makes a fantastic assist so you can safely and intuitively guide others
Your next creative idea may come from where you least expect it. Here, Mary Beth shares some of her favorite ways to get inspired.
We follow various rules of vinyasa for a reason—but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be broken every once in a while. Steal LA-based yoga teacher Mary Beth LaRue's secrets to inspired sequencing.
This humble teacher is reinvigorating yoga’s spiritual side. Kristin Laak tells us about her journey to India and how it has influenced her practice and life's purpose.
Webcams can connect you with teachers and students all over the world. Yet despite its ease and convenience, video chat has its inherent limitations.
Learn how to prep for—and properly prop—Supported Shoulderstand, for a happy, healthy neck.
Do you practice yoga regularly but somehow still feel “stuck” in certain spots? Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Allison Candelaria created this fascia-freeing flow to find more mobility in the backside of your body.
We can't blame you if you've never given your fascia a second (or first) thought. Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Allison Candelaria explains why you will want to start now though.
Yoga classes can provide prime conditions for intimate relationships to bloom, thanks to physical proximity and a shared trust. But is it professional —or ethical?
Mary Beth LaRue, who will lead YJ's upcoming Yoga for Creativity course, is here to help you breathe inspiration and bliss into your daily practice and your teaching.
Senior AcroYoga teacher Deven Sisler and yoga teacher Britta Rael demonstrate 5 ways that hands-on assists can enhance the Savasana experience.
Acro yogi Lizzy Tomber helps students and studios find their unique superpowers. Read all about her.
Common yoga cues intended to protect the knee during practice focus on the quadriceps, but Ray Long, MD, says they’re missing some other key muscles.
YJ's Liana Ruiz shares why yoga teacher training isn't just for experienced yogis, and how anyone can benefit from the process.
Yoga Journal advertising coordinator Elizabeth Regan takes a life-changing trip to a cadaver lab, where her discovery of the body's interior fosters growth in both mind and spirit.
Art of Teaching Yoga mentor Giselle Mari explains why networking is so important for yoga teachers.
Got a big yoga audition coming up? Here are 6 tips for conquering nerves and landing the job from our Art of Teaching Yoga lead teachers.
Yoga Journal digital producer Samantha Trueheart shares how yoga teacher training helped her overcome a lifelong fear and open up her throat chakra.
Discrimination is the last thing you want to convey as a teacher -- or feel as a student. Here's how yogis are bringing mindfulness to this important topic, so everyone feels welcome on the mat.
We asked our Art of Teaching yoga teachers for their best tips for teaching alignment (hint: it's all about personalization).
A simple, mindful big-toe adjustment can create stability in the bones, ligaments, and muscles of the feet, enhancing the mind-body connection and creating a secure foundation for safe and comfortably aligned poses.
During yoga teacher training, Yoga Journal associate editor Elizabeth Marglin realizes how hard it is to find words that are true to her own experience, accurate, and useful for others.