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Posted on April 7th, 2014

Wanderlust Colorado Ticket Giveaway!

Win a pair of four-day tickets to Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass plus a Kula market goodie bag -- an $1100 value!

Want to get away to Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass this summer? Tell us why you want to go and you could win! 

ENTERING TO WIN IS EASY: Tell us why you want to win in the comments section below.

For another chance to win, enter on Facebook too! Join your My Yoga Online community on Facebook and enter to win! 

Share the love: Tell your friends about this great giveaway. Just click “SHARE” at the top of this post.

This weeks prize: Win a pair of four-day festival tickets to Wanderlust Aspen-SnowmassJuly 3 - 6, 2014. Featuring: Seane Corn, Gurmukh, Jonny Kest, Rod Stryker, MC Yogi, Jurassic 5, & many more celebrated teachers, performers and artists! Each ticket includes your choice of three yoga classes per day, outdoor activities and access to all musical performances. Plus, you'll be treated to a Kula market packed with goodies from a select group of craft and food vendors -- a huge prize valued at $1100!

Wanderlust Festivals are all-out, ecstatic celebrations. Each festival gathers the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs, and thrilling performers, weaving together an experience that surprises & delights. Join us on the mountaintop for a daylong retreat or a multi-day adventure, Wanderlust events are an opportunity to unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary.

Win two FREE four-day passes to Wanderlust Colorado this July, the perfect getaway for you and a friend :) -- an $1100 value!

Make sure to follow and like Wanderlust on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and Google+

The fine print: Click here to read the official contest rules. By submitting a comment on this blog or commenting on or ‘liking’ the Facebook post, you agree to the official contest rules.


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Posted on March 31st, 2014

Welcome to Yoga for Athletes. Win Prizes!

What are you training for this season? Whether you are getting ready for a marathon or a team sport, or simply want to get in shape for the summer, our latest practice guide is for you! Our 14-day Yoga for Athletes series will stretch and tone your entire body, increase your focus and provide the recovery your body needs to thrive. From April 1st-14th, empower yourself with yoga practices designed to increase your performance and create balance in the body.

Are you ready to take it to the next level? Get strong, build flexibility, boost your training and increase mental focus with Yoga for Athletes on My Yoga Online.

Win prizes from Gaiam and Vega!

 My Yoga Online is giving away a grand prize to the most active participant, over $300 in value!

  • Vega is giving away a tub of Sugar Free Energizer, a box of Hydrator, and a tub of Vega Sport Protein -- a $145 value! 
  • Gaiam is giving away a Metro Gym Bag in Charcoal, a Restore Strength and Flexibility Kit, a Restore Total Body Foam Roller 36", and a Sol Dry-Grip yoga mat -- a $145 value! 
  • a t-shirt from My Yoga Online -- a $30 value!
  • a $500 charitable donation to the Ocean Conservancy on your behalf!

ENTER TO WIN IN FOUR EASY STEPS: 

1. Complete the challenge by practicing daily.

2. Actively engage in our community by commenting on our daily content.

3. Invite your friends.

4. Be social! For another chance to win, share the challenge on social media!

 

Make sure to follow and like our friends on social media!

Vega on Facebook, TwitterPinterest, and Google+

Gaiam on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest

The Ocean Conservancy on Facebook and Twitter

 

Supporting the Ocean Conservancy

At the end of this series, My Yoga Online will make a $500 donation to the Ocean Conservancy in the name of its most active participant, but you are welcome to make a personal donation as well.

A donation to the Ocean Conservancy could:

  • Help to organize beach cleanups around the globe, and fight the trash and debris that threatens our ocean's health ( they have removed 144,606,491 pounds of trash in the last 25 years).

  • Aid in the maintenance and security of sustainable fisheries.
  • Fund the creation of protected habitats for healthy and thriving wildlife to live.
  • And much more.

 


The fine print: Click here to read the official contest rules. By participating in the challenge you agree to the official contest rules.


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Posted on March 25th, 2014

Enter Our Yoga Bloopers Twitter Contest

Join our #YogaBloopers Twitter Contest and Enter to Win a Sol Soft-Grip Yoga Mat from Gaiam -- a $65 value!

Have you ever had a laugh out loud experience with yoga? Whether you fell out of a pose, added an extra "OM", or showed up to class in jeans, we want to hear your Yoga Bloopers! Over the last couple weeks at My Yoga Online we have been enjoying your Yoga Blooper tweets and we want to keep the laughs going. Coming exclusively to Twitter March 25-April 1, share and spread the laughter with your yoga community and @MyYogaOnline by using the hashtag #YogaBloopers.

One lucky Yoga Blooper will receive a prize from Gaiam!

Gaiam is giving away the Sol Soft-Grip Yoga Mat, it's fun and bright for spring – a $65 dollar value!

Make sure to Follow and Like Gaiam on Facebook and Twitter

ENTER TO WIN IN 3 EASY STEPS:

  1. Follow @MyYogaOnline on Twitter.
  2. Share your laugh out loud Yoga experience with the hashtag #YogaBloopers and tag @MyYogaOnline.
  3. Spread the laughter! For another chance to win, add a photo or video link via Instagram or retweet other #YogaBloopers.

The winner will be announced April 2, 2014. Note: If you have already shared a #YogaBloopers with us previous to this contest, don’t worry we will take them into consideration as well.

The fine print: Click here to read the official contest rules. By submitting a comment on this blog or commenting on or ‘liking’ the Facebook post, you agree to the official contest rules.


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Posted on March 24th, 2014

Master the Splits in Five Weeks with Ashleigh Sergeant!

We are excited to announce a new progressive series on My Yoga Online that will guide you into the splits with confidence and ease! From March 28th-April 25th, join Ashleigh Sergeant every Friday on My Yoga Online for a five-part series on Hanumanasana: Front Splits Pose.

Full splits requires strength and opening for the entire body. In this five-week series, Ashleigh Sergeant will prepare the canvas of your body for this dynamic and challenging asana.

Five weeks to the Splits with Ashleigh Sergeant

To get the most out of this five-week series, we encourage you to practice each sequence several times per week.

Friday March 28, Hanumanasana Part 1: A Warm Up
This is an important part of the series that will prepare the canvas of your body.

Friday April 4, Hanumanasana Part 2: Thighs and Hips
This week’s class focuses on thighs and hips and includes thigh stretches, lunges, squats and more, to build and tone the leg and hip muscles in order to open and lengthen them.

Friday April 11, Hanumanasana Part 3: Inner Thighs, Groin and Core
This class uses skillful alignment, functional strength training, dynamic non-linear movement and repetition to powerfully tone and open the core, groins and inner thighs.

Friday April 18, Hanumanasana Part 4: Strengthen and Open the Back of the Legs
Focus on toning the thighs to release the back of the legs.

Friday April 25, Hanumanasana Part 5: Full Split
Tone and open the hamstrings and leap into full splits!

This series will also be arriving in your inbox via our Saturday newsletter for the next five weeks.  Stay tuned for our first practice this weekend!


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Posted on March 17th, 2014

Featured Charity: Shanti Uganda

My Yoga Online Supports Shanti Uganda

My Yoga Online is proud to support Shanti Uganda as part of our latest practice guide, Sacred Power of the Goddess, on now until March 21st. At the end of the Goddess guide, My Yoga Online will be donating a total of $500 to Shanti Uganda on behalf of two active participants. Stay tuned for details!

The Shanti Uganda Society began with a vision to unite traditional birthing practices with modern best practices and provide conscious birth training for communities impacted by war, poverty and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Founded by Natalie Angell-Besseling, a yoga teacher & doula with a background in international development, Shanti Uganda's first programs began in 2008. After a trip to Uganda in 2007 volunteering as a doula at a local hospital, Natalie connected with a group of women who were making paper beads in Kampala. This initial meeting led her to Kasana, Luweero where after working with the community, the first women were selected from a group of 600 HIV positive women to form Shanti Uganda’s first Income Generating Group. With the support of our women’s group and the guidance of community members, the organization began the planning stages for a community birth centre.

After purchasing one acre of land in Nsaasi Village, building of the Shanti Uganda Birth House was completed in the spring of 2010 and doors were opened in the fall 2010. Shanti Uganda is a registered Canadian Charity, a Ugandan NGO and a Private Not-For-Profit Medical Facility registered through the Ministry of Health in Uganda.

Shanti Uganda now serves close to 500 women and their families every year and in 2013 delivered 191 healthy babies! Shanti Uganda values unity, connection, growth, sustainability, integrity, and holistic development. 

To become a volunteer or to make a monthly donation visit: shantiuganda.org 

Learn more about Shanti Uganda in this profie video, and check out this photo essay, "Delivering with Dignity." 

Shanti Uganda Warehouse Sale in Vancouver, BC

Shanti Uganda’s Annual Warehouse Sale is happening two days only in Vancouver, BC on March 22 & 23rd! Enjoy 50% to 75% OFF ALL handmade African jewelry and handbags! The sale is on from 10am to 6pm at 87 East Pender St. in Chinatown! Shanti Uganda's Warehouse Sale is the perfect one stop shop for Mother's Day with meaningful gifts that honor and support mothers around the world. 

The Shanti Uganda Society empowers women in order to create sustainable change! Each bag and every piece of jewelry has a story. As paper is rolled and threads are sewn, stories, love and laughter are shared, bringing experiences, hope and respect into the community.


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Posted on March 10th, 2014

Welcome to The Sacred Power of the Goddess. Win Prizes!

Welcome to Sacred Power of the Goddess, our latest practice guide on My Yoga Online. Who are the Gods and Goddesses of Indian Mythology, and how can they supercharge your yoga practice? These classes will enhance your practice and deepen your knowledge of yoga. Discover the rich beauty and intrigue of the ancient Gods and Goddesses, and how their qualities and attributes can reflect within you. Infuse your yoga practice with ancient wisdom and channel your Inner Goddess!

PRIZES

My Yoga Online is giving away TWO grand prize packages!!

  • A gift basket from The Goddess Line which includes 7 roll-on goddess oils (Parvati, Lakshmi, Athena, Isis, Saraswati, Durga, Ratri) an isis soap, a durga lotion, a saraswati yoga mat wash, and a lip balm -- a $259 value!
  • A Gaiam Sol Collection which includes a Dry-Grip Yoga Mat, a Custom-Grip Yoga Sling, a Natural Cork Block, a Premium Yoga Strap, and a Dry-Wick Yoga Towel -- a $150 value!
  • Two $250 charitable donations to The Shanti Uganda Society on behalf of our winner's!

ENTER TO WIN IN FOUR EASY STEPS: 

1. Complete the challenge by practicing daily.

2. Actively engage in our community by commenting on our daily content.

3. Invite your friends.

4. Be social! For another chance to win, share the challenge on social media!

Make sure to follow and like our friends on social media!

The Goddess Line on Facebook and Instagram

Gaiam on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest

The Shanti Uganda Society on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

 

Supporting The Shanti Uganda Society

My Yoga Online will be making two $250 donations to The Shanti Uganda Society on behalf our grand prize winners.

About The Shanti Uganda Society:

The Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Their motivating vision is of a world where birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS are supported, empowered and able to develop to their full potential.

Want to get involved?

  • $10:  Supports four prenatal classes for one mother
  • $15:  Covers the cost of their manual and the material required to make a reusable menstrual pad for one girl to participate in their Teen Girls Workshop
  • $20: Supports one midwife for a day
  • $30: Supports one week of laboratory services
  • $50: Supports the birth of one child
  • $75: Supports the livelihood of one member of the Women's Group for an entire month
  • $100: Supports one midwife for a week
  • $200: Pays for medical supplies for an entire week

The fine print: Click here to read the official contest rules. By participating in the challenge you agree to the official contest rules.


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Posted on March 3rd, 2014

Win a One Day Yoga Retreat at The Toronto Yoga Show

Win a one day yoga retreat at The Toronto Yoga Conference and Show with Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee -- a $216 value!

Want to experience a six hour workshop with Colleen and Rodney? Tell us why you want to go and you could win!

ENTERING TO WIN IS EASY: Tell us why you want to win in the comments section below.

For another chance to win, enter on Facebook too! Join your My Yoga Online community on Facebook and enter to win!

Share the love: Tell your friends about this great giveaway. Just click “SHARE” at the top of this post.

Today's prize: Win a spot in the workshop Rodney and Colleen Yee: The Complete One Day Yoga Retreat, at The Toronto Yoga Conference and Show on Friday March 28th, 2014 from 9am - 4pm. Treat yourself to the luxury of a day-long Yoga Retreat as you soak up this full spectrum of yoga practice, from Asana to Restoratives, and from Pranayama to Meditation. The day will unfold as a perfectly sequenced six hour practice available to all levels. Don’t be intimidated by six hours of practice because it will feel like basking in the sun on a beautiful summer day. Come join us for sheer delight and rejuvenation -- a $216 value!!  

The Toronto Yoga Conference and Show takes place from March 27-30, 2014 at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Join over 85 International and National  Bestselling authors, educators, and presenters, including world renowned yoga teachers Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, Rod Stryker, Madhuri Phillips, Leslie Kaminoff, Ray Long and more!

With over 22,000 anticipated Yoga aficionados, 250 Mind-Body Health and Wellness exhibitors, 200 workshops, classes, continuous demonstrations, and live entertainment, this event is the ultimate one stop shop for everything yoga!  

One lucky winner will win a day-long retreat at The Toronto Yoga Show -- a $216 value!


Make sure to follow and like the The Toronto Yoga Conference and Show on Facebook and Twitter

The fine print: Click here to read the official contest rules. By submitting a comment on this blog or commenting on or ‘liking’ the Facebook post, you agree to the official contest rules.


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Posted on February 24th, 2014

Reach Out with Yoga to Help Kids in Need

Yoga Reaches Out in the Bay Area

Imagine practicing with hundreds of yogis in the name of service to help children in need. The second annual Yoga Reaches Out Bay Area Yogathon is happening on Saturday, March 15 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Join international yoga teacher, Baron Baptiste and musician Michael Franti along with Paige Elenson, Ryan Leier, Buddy Macuha, Walter Mugwe, Jacqui Rowley and Debbie Steingesser. The day will benefit Children's Hospital Oakland, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Africa Yoga Project. Each participant will enjoy a day of yoga, music, marketplace, gift bags and more by registering for $25 and fundraising a minimum of $250. The Bay Yogathon is sponsored by many generous and community driven companies like: Chipotle Mexican Grill, FIAT, Yoga Tree, The Dailey Method, Blue Buddha and many more. Yoga Reaches Out is a national non-profit whose mission is to bring the yoga community together to create seva (selfless service). Through the gift of yoga, Yoga Reaches Out focuses on raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education, and well-being of children.

Register or donate for the Bay Area Yogathon: www.yogareachesout.kintera.org/yroba2014 and learn more about Yoga Reaches Out at www.yogareachesout.org.

Yoga Reaches Out in New England

On Sunday, April 27 the New England Patriots might not be practicing but over a thousand yogis from every state in New England will be gathering at Gillette Stadium's Field House for the fourth annual Yoga Reaches Out New England Yogathon. Yoga Reaches out is a national non-profit that has raised over one million dollars for children's charities. This year's New England Yogathon will benefit Boston Children's Hospital Cardiac Heart Center and Citizen Schools. Participants will enjoy a day of yoga led by local yoga instructors, Jill Abraham, Alex Austin, Jacqui Bonwell, Brandon Compagnone and Amy Leydon and international yoga teacher, Rolf Gates. The day will close with a beautiful concert with Donna DeLory and Girish.  Each participant will enjoy a day of yoga, music, marketplace, gift bags and more by registering for $25 and fundraising a minimum of $250.
Register or donate for the New England Yogathon at www.yogareachesout.kintera.org/yrone2014 and learn more about Yoga Reaches Out at www.yogareachesout.org.

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Posted on February 17th, 2014

Connect with Your Community at the Northwest Yoga Conference

Study in person with some of your favorite My Yoga Online teachers including Eoin FinnDanielle Mika Nagel, and Melina Meza!

Connect with your community at the Northwest Yoga Conference, the Pacific Northwest’s largest yoga event, taking place on March 7, 8 and 9 at the Lynnwood Convention Center near Seattle, WA.   The third annual conference features more than 30 internationally acclaimed yoga teachers!  Enjoy a diverse range of yoga workshops, listen to live music, be moved by inspirational speakers, sample yoga lifestyle products, and travel across the globe at the Earth Songs documentary screening.

The 2014 theme, “The Nature of Transformation,” invites you to explore your relationship with nature and its ability to transform your life.  Be guided on an inspirational journey of learning, awakening and sharing in workshops intimately sized from 20-80 attendees.

Ready to transform your practice?  Passes are available now for 1, 2, and 3 days. Single workshop registration will be available starting February 24th.  For the complete lineup and to save your mat spot in a workshop, please visit www.nwyogaconference.com.

Make sure to visit the My Yoga Online booth at the Conference to say hello!


Tags: Melina Meza, yoga workshops, eoin finn, danielle mika nagel, Northwest Yoga Conference, Connect with your community

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Posted on February 14th, 2014

Love is Stronger than Fear: A Spotlight on Desirée Rumbaugh

Desirée Rumbaugh is a gifted and inspiring yoga teacher who leads from a place of deep wisdom and grace. Bringing over 25 years of experience to the mat, Desirée expertly balances strength with softness in her classes, ranging from her Wisdom Warriors series to deep heart-openers and more.  We recently sat down with Desirée Rumbaugh to discuss yoga, healing and inspiration and were deeply moved by her story. 

Yoga has transformed Desirée’s life emotionally and physically, and she uses the power of this transformation and healing to be a light for her students.  

As Desirée shares with us: “Yoga teaches you how to feel—even things you don’t want to feel. You need to feel them. That’s the only way to ever move through them.”

Desirée's personal journey is one of courage and hope. Her experience healing from grief as a bereaved parent is an inspiration to us all to reach deeper into our hearts and trust that “love is stronger than fear.”

Check out the spotlight on Desirée Rumbaugh below. You can learn more about Desirée, and explore her classes by visiting her teacher profile.

Desiree Rumbaugh

 


Irene Zafiris is the Managing Editor of My Yoga Online. As a writer and Registered Yoga Teacher, Irene is passionate about bringing yoga into people's lives. She believes in yoga’s transformative power to calm the mind, nurture the body and soul, and bring balance to our lives.  


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