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The YOGAthletica Vinyasa Flow Chart

  So, you’re a new yoga teacher…or maybe just new to Vinyasa Flow Yoga…or maybe not new at all, but just want a better framework for structuring your classes. Well, this is your lucky day! I put together a flow chart that lays out the yoga class structure that I teach in my YOGAthletica 200-Hour…

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That Was ME????

Shana 2004: > Petrified to Even TRY Handstand Off The Wall > Only Did Accessible Poses in the Middle of the Room > Taught Students to Handstand On The Wall > FELT LIKE AN IMPOSTER Shana 2024: ‍>  Internationally Recognized Handstand Expert ‍>  Can Do Just About ANY Handstand and Transition Mid-Room ‍> Have Taught…

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Who Has Time For Yoga???

Life. Enough said. But I will say more, because that would make for a very short blog post. Life is a lot. And it’s even more these days. Everyone is on 24/7. Working, texting, social media-ing, living, doing things… And yoga people–teachers and students alike–are constantly telling me that they don’t have time to practice…

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a colorful flow chart that shows how to structure a vinyasa flow yoga class

The YOGAthletica Vinyasa Flow Chart

By Shana | July 23, 2024

  So, you’re a new yoga teacher…or maybe just new to Vinyasa Flow Yoga…or maybe not new at all, but just want a better framework for structuring your classes. Well, this is your lucky day! I put together a flow chart that lays out the yoga class structure that I teach in my YOGAthletica 200-Hour…

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That Was ME????

By Shana | July 11, 2024

Shana 2004: > Petrified to Even TRY Handstand Off The Wall > Only Did Accessible Poses in the Middle of the Room > Taught Students to Handstand On The Wall > FELT LIKE AN IMPOSTER Shana 2024: ‍>  Internationally Recognized Handstand Expert ‍>  Can Do Just About ANY Handstand and Transition Mid-Room ‍> Have Taught…

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Who Has Time For Yoga???

By Shana | June 25, 2024

Life. Enough said. But I will say more, because that would make for a very short blog post. Life is a lot. And it’s even more these days. Everyone is on 24/7. Working, texting, social media-ing, living, doing things… And yoga people–teachers and students alike–are constantly telling me that they don’t have time to practice…

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woman in a backbend using a massage gun

For The Love Of Injuries

By Shana | May 22, 2024

Injuries suck, don’t they? Especially as an athlete. They. Just. Suck. You can’t do your usual yoga practice or workout or routine. And pain is just not that fun. BUT… To answer the original question. No. Injuries don’t suck. Let me tell you what even the worst injuries are good for: They inform your body…

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woman doing yoga with leg behind her head

Never Ask Yourself This Question

By Shana | April 5, 2024

I have to be honest. I’ve never asked myself this question. And in fact, I’m pretty sure the only reason it’s even a thing is because pop psychology made it one. So, have you ever asked yourself: “Am I Enough?” I guess my biggest problem with this question is its utterly vague nature. Enough of…

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woman standing tall looking up and smiling with arms overhead in a Y shape and a shirt that says bowie in hebrew

Absolute PerFlexion

By Shana | February 19, 2024

Honestly, the Ashtanga Yoga Sun Salutation A (Surya Namaskara A) is just such a perfect sequence. Its brilliance never fails to amaze me. The whole package is so delicious and really has everything you need for a complete yoga practice except a twist…and Savasana. Today, I want to talk specifically about the spine. Because, ultimately,…

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woman balancing in a beautiful yoga handstand with legs in stag position

You’re Going To HATE This Post!

By Shana | February 9, 2024

Perhaps you’ve heard (and if you’ve ever been to a yoga class, I assume you have): success in yoga depends on releasing your ego. Ego. That word can be so triggering. No one wants to admit they have one. Everyone has one. Yes, even you. And, yes, even me. The question is, can you acknowledge…

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woman in yoga squatting pose with hands in prayer pose namaste

This Biblical Mantra For Manifestation Really Works

By Shana | January 31, 2024

If you read my recent blog post about the Law of Attraction, you know how the magic of the Hebrew word בואי (pronounced Bow-ie) transformed my life in a magnificent and mystical way. Since then, the Universe has continued to swirl around me like a funnel pouring its great and precious blessings directly into my…

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7 Ways To INSTANTLY Transform Your Yoga 🤸

By Shana | January 23, 2024

Today, I want to give you 7 ways to instantly transform your yoga practice. How many are you already doing? 🤸🏻‍♂️ CONSISTENT PRACTICE I do hope that this one is a no-brainer (don’t worry…we’ll get into the brainers!), but the only way you improve at anything in life is with dedicated, focused, consistent practice. How…

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The Yoga Of Money

By Shana | January 3, 2024

  Happy New Year! Got resolutions? If you’re a focused and committed go-getter, goal-setter, there’s a good chance you have a prosperity goal right near the top. Am I right? Click to hear Ari’s testimonial. 💰 Let’s talk money for a moment. And maybe that makes you go “ick.” Money and Yoga?!? Yeah. Today, I…

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photo of a strong woman in a bikini doing a yoga handstand with her legs in a split

Why You Can’t Handstand Yet…And Why You Actually CAN!

By Shana | January 3, 2024

If you’ve been trying and trying handstands for days, weeks, months or even years and just…can’t…seem…to nail them, there’s probably a good reason for that. BUT…there’s also a good reason why you actually CAN do a handstand. And I’m going to explain both.           Click to hear Ari’s testimonial. 🤸🏻‍♂️ First…

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Get Your Perfect Body…100% GUARANTEED!

By Shana | October 4, 2023

Hi, You! So…you want a perfect body… Don’t we all! Well, you’re in luck, because I am about to make you a promise that holds a 100% guarantee. YOGAthletica will get you that perfect body. Period. In fact, if you practice yoga correctly (even with some other teacher 🤨 ), you will get a perfect body. How…

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Not That Person

By Shana | September 13, 2023

Last month, my BFF Nicla and I went to Costa Rica for my 52nd birthday and there was one particularly interesting leg of the journey.  We went on an amazing horseback ride through the rainforest and across the black sandy beach (side note: if you haven’t been to Costa Rica, go.). It was pouring rain–as…

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My Handstand Teacher

By Shana | August 17, 2023

A very famous yoga instructor taught me how to straddle press to handstand. That may or may not surprise you, but this will: She was never my teacher. Not online, not offline, not ever, anywhere, any time. But then again, she was. You see, this woman and I used to take all the same classes…

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You Will Never Achieve Your Potential

By Shana | July 25, 2023

We all need goals in life. We all need purpose. Without them, we are corks in an ocean, letting life happen instead of living life on purpose. You can have any kind of goals: relationship goals, financial goals, health goals, yoga goals… But if you set goals to achieve your potential in one or more…

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This Shirt Will Change Your Life

By Shana | June 17, 2023

I had a tough year. Without going into gory details, let’s just say I lost myself, my hope, and my faith. I hit a wall. Really hard. And it knocked me down and knocked me out. I knew that wasn’t me. I am not the kind of person who gets knocked down without getting back…

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Level Up Your Yoga FAST!

By Shana | May 24, 2023

A few months ago, my Hard Reset blog post racked up thousands of views, easily surpassing any of my previous YOGAthletica blog posts to become my most popular one to date. Since then, I have received a lot of questions about fasting and intermittent fasting for weight loss. You can find out all about that…

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Anxiety Relief

By Shana | April 23, 2023

It shouldn’t come as news to you that asana practice is a fabulous tool for quelling anxiety. Deep breathing and meditation, movement and mindfulness all work together to calm your nervous system and tame your brain. But sometimes even the best of us succumb to stress and anxiety. Whether it comes in the form of…

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Making an Exit

By Shana | March 30, 2023

So, you know how to make a grand entrance, but do you know how to make an exit? One of the big “missing pieces” of so many people’s yoga practice is the lack of follow through. The not waiting until the fat lady sings. The premature evacuation of a pose. Keep in mind that a…

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How I Hurt My Shoulders. Every. Single. Day. (And It’s Not From Yoga…)

By Shana | February 22, 2023

Ladies (particularly my yoga friends), I have a question for you, because I CANNOT be the only one! Sports bras… Is there something wrong with me or does it hurt your shoulders every time you try to pull off your sports bra? No joke. I’ll be the first to admit that I do not have…

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The Insecurity Blanket

By Shana | January 21, 2023

For years before I was a freestanding handstander in the middle of the room, well…I wasn’t. I was utterly stuck to the wall, petrified to practice my handstands in the middle of the room. Funny thing is that this love affair with Paul (The Wall), was fairly loveless, indeed. Before I finally ventured to the…

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