HRV and Yoga: Heart Rate Variability Training

Science and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) helps to quantify the effects of yoga and meditation. Yogis have had this heart intelligence for thousands of years. Yoga works. Now we can prove the effects of yoga on the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Like a checks and balances system, the autonomic nervous system helps the body regulate … Read more

Tish Ganey, Yoga Teacher

Contact: Tish Ganey email: tish@takemetotheriveryoga.com Tish Ganey, C-IAYT is a Certified Yoga Therapist and an RYT 500, receiving both certifications at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. Tish’s yoga teacher training began with a 200 Hour YTT at the Lotus Pond Center for Yoga and Health, a Kripalu Affiliate studio in Tampa, … Read more

Dharana is concentration

Going out on the 6th limb Dharana (pronounced DAR-ah-nah) is one of the 8 Limbs of Yoga. It is described as a type of focused attention, or concentration. One has to wonder why this important yogic practice is relegated to the sixth limb position! Our ability to concentrate and to focus is at the heart … Read more

Class Descriptions

Live, Online Yoga Classes via ZOOM. Click on links to register: Wednesday 10-11:00 am Chair Yoga Wednesday 6-7:00 pm Hatha Yoga Kripalu style Once you register you will be sent an email with the details on how to join the class.  Pre-Recorded, Online Yoga Classes: If you’d like to take pre-recorded, online yoga class right … Read more

LIVE and ONLINE – Tampa yoga studio in Seminole Heights

Live, and Online. It’s a new day and a new way for YOGA! FREE, Live, Online Yoga Classes via ZOOM: Sign up for email class reminders and news to receive passcode for these Zoom classes: Wednesday 10-11:00 am EST FREE Chair Yoga – Zoom ID 172 034 007 Wednesday 6-7:15 pm EST FREE Hatha Yoga in … Read more

Home Yoga Practice

Do you have a home yoga practice? Have you developed a regular yoga practice for yourself? Maybe your regular practice is to go to your favorite yoga classes every week as consistently as possible. And your home yoga practice might be to take a few minutes to move and stretch each day. I started thinking … Read more

Yoga Therapy Sanskrit Terms

You say you want to learn some Yoga Therapy Sanskrit Terms? If not, I’d turn back if I were you! I was trying to find more definitions for the Sanskrit terms used in yoga/yoga therapy required by IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) for yoga therapy training. When you do a google search on any … Read more

Svadhyaya and Swami Kripalu 

The first time I heard the word “Svadhyaya” I immediately thought of “The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood,” the 1996 book by Rebecca Wells that was turned into a movie in 2002. It seemed a natural leap, a reasonable thought progression . . . Svad-h-ya-ya. It was that YaYa part that swept over me … Read more

Yoga 101 – Exercising the Energy Body

This article was originally posted on March 1, 2011 by Danielle Prohom Olson but it mysteriously disappeared some time in the first two months of 2014 from her blog bodydivineyoga.wordpress.com. I’ve recreated it here because it is an informative piece on the energy body. Yoga, as practiced in the west, is commonly regarded as an … Read more

Learning the Sanskrit for Asanas

Learning a new language can be a challenge for some people. There are those of us who seem to have a knack for acquiring language skills easily, mastering the exact pronunciation and gaining a good understanding of a new, foreign syntax. For me, it is more like the pounding of the round peg in the … Read more

Pranayama – teaching and practicing

Pranayama is one of the 8 limbs of yoga that deals with using the breath to teach us to manage our “prana” or life force energy. Breathing is one of our most important life functions. We have direct control over our breath. The way we breath is the clearest indication of our state of mind. … Read more