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Before I had a yoga practice, life’s challenges knocked me on my butt. I often felt powerless. Frustrated. Alone. I would get stuck in the situation and have trouble finding my way out. I’d lose myself in a whirlwind of sadness and confusion. Sound familiar? It...

Svastha: Ayurveda’s Definition of Health! by Molly McManus

Svastha: Ayurveda’s Definition of Health! by Molly McManus

Svastha or Swastha is the Sanskrit word for health swa= my own self                 stha = to be situated The following is the transliteration of the original Sloka in the Sushruti Samhita with an English translation and commentary for understanding its meaning and...

The Journey of Yoga- On Meditation. 2nd in a series

By Judy Merritt. I strive to make the journey into the stillness of my breath each and every day. Each day is different. The one thing I know for sure is that I need to make the journey before I do anything else. Because once I start moving through my day, it’s hard...

Powerlessness by Sarah Turino

When I was 9, my dad took me on a GRAND adventure…we left our South Dakota home to fly to Bombay, India. From Bombay, we rode an open-air bus 50 miles to Ganeshpuri, India. We arrived at an ashram where people from all over the world came together in a communal living...

Ahimsa: Part II- Balance by Sarah Turino

Last year Elizabeth Gilbert was in Saint Paul and a woman asked her about how she achieved ‘balance.’ Gilbert responded that she gave up the myth of balance a long time ago equating balance to perfection. “The word BALANCE has tilted dangerously close, I fear, to the...

Namaste by Sarah Turino

Namaste. My soul recognizes your soul. I honor the love, light, truth, beauty and kindness within you because it is also within me. In sharing these things, there is no difference or distance between us. We are the same. We are one. Namaste. I pray that this word...

Treat Yourself, Love Yourself, Practice Ahimsa by Angela Fulghum

A weekend in September I began many of the traditional yard care efforts in preparation for winter and, in all honesty, an attempt to settle my mind which had become more turned up than usual. I pushed myself full steam ahead into a final mowing of the lawn, lots of...

Ahimsa- Part 1/Courage by Sarah Turino

The Yamas are the first step in the eight-fold path of Yoga.  The Yamas in Sanskrit mean “restraints.” And the first step of the Yamas is Ahimsa.  Ahimsa means Non-Violence and is the jewel in the crown of yoga. The seat of yoga. The foundation of yoga. It is what all...

Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving-kindness meditation can be brought in to support the practice of 'bare attention' to help keep the mind open and sweet. It is a fact of life that many people are troubled by difficult emotional states in the pressured societies we live in, but do little in...

About Yoga North

We are committed to your systematic development in postures, breath, meditation, and towards the goal of knowing yourself. Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute in Duluth, Minnesota – known for Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Certification – uses a progressive approach including SomaYoga and Therapeutic yoga, bridging these techniques back to classic postures. Our teachings also include Yoga Philosophy, Sacred texts, and Ayurveda. We provide yoga classes in a variety of styles – with more than 20 weekly classes and over a dozen instructors, there is a class to serve everyone – from pain resolution to athletic performance.

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