Yoga Resources 2012

  There are 20 million yoga practitioners in the United States, and even more worldwide. Yoga-related resources, likewise, abound. The list below features a selection of resources, ranging from videos to opportunities for socially engaged practice–even yoga humor. Enjoy! Off the Mat, Into the World OTM (Off the Mat) uses the power of yoga to inspire […]

Power, Transitions & Noticing

  It’s 5:55 am on Tuesday, and before I step on my yoga mat I’m already thinking about savasana, my to do list for work, what to eat for breakfast and remembering to call my parents. There is a reason they call this a practice. Every day you show up on the mat is another […]

Replenish Your Practice, Renew Yourself

  You know exactly where it is. It is in the corner next to your hiking boots; it is in your trunk. Maybe it is under the bed; it’s your yoga mat. For weeks, months, maybe even years now you have glanced in its general direction making a silent promise to yourself to recommit. There is […]

Meet Our New Communications Steward | Kim King

After several months of looking, and several candidates, we settled on East Coast native Kim King to help us with our communications outreach. She’s already enlivened CXC with her quick wit, problem solving skills, and absolute passion for marketing and outreach. As our communications steward she’ll focus on external communications for CXC, including all events […]

The Beauty of Imperfection

Written & Contributed by Kim King My arms were shaking. The back of my shirt was drenched in sweat. I was seriously regretting last night’s 2 for 1 Happy Hour. This was the moment my fearlessYOGA teacher decided to inform me that adho mukha svanasana (AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna; downward-facing dog) was in fact a resting posture. […]

2011 Year in Review

2011 has been a very full year for CXC (Center for Transformative Change). We rang in 2011 with a New Year’s Eve Release Ceremony and Meditation. We celebrated together our intentions with good food and drink, in community. In February, three of our staff participated in the 2nd gathering of the Forward Stance Leadership Initiative, […]

2011 fearlessYoga Tour | fearlessYoga Moving Forward

On the evening of  August 11, 2011, the fearlessYoga Tour kicked off at CXC (Center for Transformative Change). Not just an ordinary informational evening nor open house, those in attendance experienced the signature fearlessYoga Warrior Series Flow firsthand as taught by the first certified fearlessYoga teacher, chandrashekara thuy tran. In addition to rolling out the […]

Twelve Months of fearless Yoga Asana | Virabhadrasana

“Virabhadrasana” or “warrior posture” helps us to strengthen our roots and access our power. We can practice virabhadrasana to root ourselves strongly in our core so that we can celebrate the renewal of springtime from a centered place.

fYTT | fearlessYOGA Teacher Trainees Meeting Report Back

Two weeks ago, a gathering of fearlessYOGA teacher trainees (mostly the East Coast contingent) met in the West Village of New York City to connect, break bread, and shape the future of fearlessYOGA. Those present included Lisa Garrett, Gail Parris, founder- angel Kyodo williams, Karen Muktayani Villanueva, and newest admin addition, Kimberly King.

Twelve Months of Abhaya fearless Yoga | Paschimottanasana

Our bodies contain a lot of wisdom. Martha Graham, a brilliant pioneer of modern dance, said, “The body never lies.” Our bodies are full of truth! If we practice tuning in, we can learn a lot and perhaps even honor what our bodies are telling us. The 8th posture in the Warrior Flow is paschimottanasa, […]

Twelve Months of Abhaya fearless Yoga Asana | Gomukhasana

As the seasons change, we begin to transition from warmer to cooler weather, longer days to longer nights, and the high energy of summer to the dwindling energy of autumn.

This month’s posture, Gomukhasana, or Cow Face Posture, gives us an opportunity to explore balance—in our arms, legs, and hips. As we explore balance in our bodies, may we find more space for balance in our lives as we begin to slow down with Autumn.

Twelve Months of Abhaya fearless Yoga Asana | Kapotasana

Kapotasana, also known as Pigeon Posture, is one of the backbends and hip openers of the Warrior Series. It is a great posture for finding opening in the thighs, abdomen, shoulders, heart center, and particularly the hips.