A Slow Flow Playlist

We are well into summer here in Madrid, but last week we had a few rainy days and I suspect there may be more. I created this playlist for a juicy slow flow perfect for early mornings and sultry rainy days. Happy, but slow tunes that are perfect for waking up your body and getting ready…

108 Sun Salutations?

Today, June 21, many yoga studios are offering a special class to celebrate the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year – with 108 Sun Salutations! But, why? A series of Sun Salutations – or Surya Namaskar in Sanskirt – is traditionally practiced in the morning to usher in the new day and wake…

A City Escape

Ashram Valdeiglesias Retreat For two or three months in the spring and fall we offer monthly yoga and mindfulness retreats to Ashram Valdeiglesias, which is just an hour east of Madrid. It’s a day full of new activities led by experienced teachers, international students, nature and great vegetarian food; and it’s far enough away from…

Why You Should Give a Yoga Retreat a Try

Yoga retreats vary in length and focus, but they are designed to help you disconnect and reconnect. A well-organized retreat will help you get out of your routine, into nature and give you safe space to learn new things, think critically and return home with fresh ideas and a clear head. Regardless if you go…

Office Yoga

You may have exercised every day this week before heading off for work, but – how many hours did you sit at your desk without moving much more than your fingers? If you are like most people, you worked 40+ hours at your desk this week. Sitting still – especially if your posture is not…

Pranayama for Runners

Want to become a better runner? Learn to breathe better! You will be able to run longer distances and feel great. Most runners already know that yoga has many benefits that include flexibility, strength and injury prevention, however, pranayama, or breathing techniques and one of the eight limbs of yoga, is seldom given much thought….