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DESIDERATA

DESIDERATA

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.


Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.


Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. Bet let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.


Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.


 

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be and whatever your labours and assimilations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all it’s sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

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Essential Oils

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Essential oils are essential to any yoga practitioner.

Anyone who practices yoga sweats, and this can be a detrimental issue with how long you can wear your favorite pricey Lululemon pants. Essential oils have been known to calm, balance, regenerate, and may even have germicidal qualities, which is beneficial when practicing yoga at all your favorite yoga studios.


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Here are the top oils we recommend….

Lavender- The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover the healing properties of lavender when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion.

Lavender can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.


Citrus Bliss- We combine the powerful essences of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine with a hint of Vanilla Absolute to form this unique and harmonious blend. Mixed with water, Citrus Bliss is a perfect solution for disinfecting countertops and other surfaces while producing a fresh, sweet scent.


Serenity- is a blend of oils calming properties, which may assist to create a sense of well being and relaxation. Lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood and vanilla bean. Applied to your pillow or to the bottom of the feet at bedtime, Serenity has been known to promote restful sleep.


Purify – From bug bites to sneezes, protecting yourself is more important than ever. Purify is formidable blend of essential oils designed to eliminate odors and other contaminates naturally, without toxic additives. Its refreshing aroma quickly eradicates unpleasant odors and purifies the air and environment with the essential oils of lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca and cilantro.


 

Stress Away- an essential oil blend is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.


 

On Guard- Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. Good for hand washing, adding to soaps, and is just perfect for cleaning yoga mats.


 

Elevation- Elevation is a blend of lavandin, tangerine, elemi, lemon myrtle, melissa, ylang ylang, osmanthus and sandalwood blended together to enhance positive energy & meditation.


 

Frankincense- is a tree resin used for centuries to improve one’s spiritual connection. It has centering and comforting properties. Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. More recently, it has been used in hospitals and is the subject of substantial research. Frankincense is used as an ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin.


 

Yoga Mat spray- With an aromatherapy yoga mat spray, your favorite yogi can spritz their mat, yoga towel, yoga clothing, and can even help create more ease in savasana with a spritz of lavender, citrus bliss, or elevation oil blends. Affordable and Available at Yoga Oasis. In store or at www.yoga-oasis.com

Visit our online store at http://www.mydoterra.com/yogaoasis/

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday gift guide- for the Yogi Mind…..
by Mary Grace

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Since yoga has become a way of life for so many people lately, it has become commonly known that yoga may also totally change people. It may transform someone you know into someone who now practices non-attachment, leaving you to have no idea what gift to get for them anymore. As they shed things that no longer serve them and they cleanse their bodies, you may observe your yogi friends talking about not needing tangible things. As they let go, you are now totally confused as to what to get them for the holidays.


We are here to help. We have created this guide to help you make your yogi friends happy. Plus, buying local from a small business, you will be supporting sustainability and helping to make the world a better place, bringing in the true spirit of the holidays.


So here it is, the Yogi gift guide for the yogi in your life.


1. Yoga Mat spray- With an aromatherapy enhanced yoga mat spray, your favorite yogi can spritz their mat, yoga towel, yoga clothing, and can even help create more ease in savasana with a spritz of lavender, citrus bliss, or elevation oil blends. Affordable and Available at Yoga Oasis. In store or at www.yoga-oasis.com

 


2. Pure essential oils- Anyone who practices yoga sweats, and this can be a detrimental issue with how long you can wear your favorite pricey Lululemon pants. Essential oils have been known to calm, balance, regenerate, and may even have germicidal qualities, which is beneficial when practicing yoga at all your favorite yoga studios.

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Here are the top oils we recommend….

Lavender- The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover the healing properties of lavender when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion.


Lavender can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.


Citrus Bliss- We combine the powerful essences of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine with a hint of Vanilla Absolute to form this unique and harmonious blend. Mixed with water, Citrus Bliss is a perfect solution for disinfecting countertops and other surfaces while producing a fresh, sweet scent.


Serenity- is a blend of oils calming properties, which may assist to create a sense of well being and relaxation. Lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood and vanilla bean. Applied to your pillow or to the bottom of the feet at bedtime, Serenity has been known to promote restful sleep.


Purify – From bug bites to sneezes, protecting yourself is more important than ever. Purify is formidable blend of essential oils designed to eliminate odors and other contaminates naturally, without toxic additives. Its refreshing aroma quickly eradicates unpleasant odors and purifies the air and environment with the essential oils of lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca and cilantro.


Stress Away- an essential oil blend is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.


On Guard- Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. Good for hand washing, adding to soaps, and is just perfect for cleaning yoga mats.


Elevation- Elevation is a blend of lavandin, tangerine, elemi, lemon myrtle, melissa, ylang ylang, osmanthus and sandalwood blended together to enhance positive energy & meditation.

Elevation


Frankincense- is a tree resin used for centuries to improve one’s spiritual connection. It has centering and comforting properties. Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. More recently, it has been used in hospitals and is the subject of substantial research. Frankincense is used as an ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin.


Visit our online store at http://www.mydoterra.com/yogaoasis/


3. Edible body butters- Made from organic cocoa butter, coconut oil & pure vanilla extract, these butters keep a sweaty yogis skin juicy and revitalized. Made of totally edible ingredients, this is the perfect thing to smooth onto your lips. Available at Yoga Oasis or online at Yoga-Oasis.com


4. Hand made beaded bracelet- Bead Here Now created by hand by local artists at Yoga Oasis. With names like Buddha bead, Om Zone, and created with stones for clarity, strength and courage. These one of a kind bracelets are made out of gemstones, fire blown glass, with Buddha’s and other various yoga inspired symbols. With a $20 price point and a one-size fits all design, these make perfect gifts for anyone in your life. Available at Yoga Oasis or online at Yoga-Oasis.com

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5. Upgrade your yoga mat- A yoga mat is a sacred space. This is a place where the practitioner sweats, cries, and has the best moments of their lives. The yoga mat is a magic carpet; any yogi can always use another one. Manduka is causing attachments within our yoga lifestyle by making us want every single new color they have. Take a look at these new metallic yoga mats. The only problem is that these mats last forever and never wear out, so technically, you never, ever need to purchase a new one. But these new colors will captivate any non-attached yogis attention.

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6. Yoga Mat towels- Who wants to wash towels all day? Not this yogi. In this age of technology, there have been amazing technical advances in being able to sweat responsibly during your hot yoga practice. We want to introduce to you these new microfiber yoga towels that absorb your sweat as well as help to save your washing machine. Companies like Manduka, Yogi Toes, and our custom made designs now available for order & design at Yoga Oasis.

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7. Groovy Yoga Music- remember when you wanted to hear a song you had to keep rewinding? OMG how far we have come. Today the array of options for awesome yoga music is a yogis dream. Music databases like Pandora, and Spotify allowyou to follow your favorite yoga teachers playlists. We are grateful that there is no more time wasted on a boring song. If you want help finding great yoga music simply follow us, or pick up some awesome yoga inspired CD’s today at Yoga Oasis.


8. Hydroflask water bottle-

Every “health nut” is serious about hydration, and rightfully so! It is imperative to stay well hydrated before, during and after hot yoga practice. With a determined effort to avoid dehydration, they may be known to always be carrying a water bottle around. With this 40 oz bottle that stays cold for 24 hours, the health nut in your life will be a more hydrated and therefore will be a happier health nut. Available at Yoga Oasis boutique and on our website.

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9. Fancy pants- This year there has been such an explosion in the world of yoga fashion. With Kate Hudson coming up with her own line, to these amazing graphic designers that are promoted by sleuth yogini models with thousands of followers on Instagram. Spandex is here to stay. With companies like Om Shanti Clothing and Teeki, the yoga world has just gotten a little bit more color. Now available at Yoga Oasis or online at www.omshanticlothing.com

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10. Yoga Private- Any yogi has come to terms with the reality that yoga is a learning experience, but unfortunately many people who don’t practice yoga are afraid of this terrifying learning curve. A yoga private is a great way to assist someone to receive the education, as well as the attention they need to begin their healing journey. A yoga private is a wonderful gift and it could really enhance someone along on the healing path.

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11. Yoga Gift Cards- This holiday season consider a gift that is so incredibly good for the receiver, it is great for the environment, and it supports a local business. Yoga gift card are always a welcomed gift for friends, co workers, family members and why not bring your spouse to help achieve your health goals together. Any yogi would love a gift of some classes, a week pass, a class card or a membership at their favorite yoga studio.

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12. Book a yoga teacher training/vacation- Every yogi dreams of a yoga vacation in paradise. Why not come to the beautiful island of Maui and get certified in hot yoga? Imagine waking up, walking to the beach, meditating & greeting the day. Then walk to the yoga studio for two different styles of yoga and a detoxifying sweat, and walk out on a cloud. Enjoy a three hour lunch break where you san snorkel with turtles in the beautiful pacific ocean. We are offering early bird discounts & gift cards to use towards yoga teacher trainings. Contact me at mary@mauihotyoga.com for details. Click here for Maui Hot Yoga.

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13. Dharma Yoga Wheel

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The Dharma Yoga wheel is a fun new yoga prop that was first seen at the studio of Dharma Mittra. Dharma Mittra’s son Dov and his girlfriend Raquel Vamos decided it was such a great tool and they built the Dharma Yoga Wheel enterprise.

The Dharma Yoga Wheel is perfectly sized circle that can be used to assist one developing a deeper way of accessing opening up of the spine. This helps to allow one to move deeper into discovering the range of motion in ones own body. The wheel works by being a tremendously supportive and stable tool to relax into. We all know that by relaxing into yoga postures, one will develop a deeper opening. Available in store at Yoga Oasis and at www.dharmayogawheel.com


I hope all of these great gift giving ideas helped you bring your yoga practice into your gift giving and have made it effortlessly flow like your favorite vinyasa class. All the best, see you and your friends on the mat. Mary Grace. 

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Teaching yoga to children

Teaching Yoga to children

When yoga teachers create lesson plans specifically for children, they need to consider more than just appropriate poses taught in a sensible order.


Opening with a seated centering may work well for adult practitioners, but kids often need a warm-up game to get their wiggles out first. And while grown-ups expect at least an hour-long asana sequence, 60 minutes of nonstop direction-following is a lot to ask of little yogis.


To keep kids engaged, break up pose sequences with relevant games, stories, and songs. “Yogi Says” (Simon Says with asanas) is a fun way for kids to review poses they’ve learned and gives them each a chance to shine as the “teacher.” For story time, choose an engaging myth from the yoga tradition that you can tie into your class theme and asana instructions (Swing your arms like Ganesha swinging his trunk, or stretch through your legs courageously like the warrior Virabhadra.) Partner poses offer another great way to mix things up. Not only does working with a friend keep class interesting, it encourages cooperation and builds problem-solving skills. You don’t have to get too fancy—a side-to-side tree pose or back-to-back easy seated pose is usually enough to keep things interesting. I recommend explaining and demonstrating partner poses prior to asking the kids to pair up; this cuts down the chitchat and keeps the focus on the practice.


 

If anything, teaching yoga to kids has reminded me not to take myself so seriously. Sure, this yoga stuff is important, but not at the expense of playtime (or, as the great Mister Rogers once called it, “the work of childhood”). The Importance of Play If anything, teaching yoga to kids has reminded me not to take myself so seriously. Sure, this yoga stuff is important, but not at the expense of playtime (or, as the great Mister Rogers once called it, “the work of childhood”). While you should establish a certain amount of structure and routine, you also need to allow plenty of time for creative expression. Nourish imagination, ask for students’ insights, and then genuinely listen to what they have to say. While my first day on the kids’ yoga circuit had its challenges, I grew to love teaching that age group. Why? Because kids have just as much to teach us adults as we have to teach them.


 

They remind us that practice should be fun, and their innate inquisitiveness, creativity, and unbounded energy inspire us to adopt a greater sense of playfulness in our own practice. Teaching Tips Even experienced instructors find teaching pint-sized practitioners daunting sometimes. After all, most preschoolers won’t grasp the complexities of the psoas muscle, and elementary schoolers don’t much care about tantric cosmology.


However, following a few simple rules of thumb will help you teach a fun and engaging kids’ class. Create a lesson plan (but be ready to change things up). Arriving prepared with a theme, pose list, and complementary games and stories (as opposed to, “So…what do you guys want to do today?”) sends the message that yoga class is not a free-for-all. But don’t be too rigid. Gauge the energy of the room. If the kiddos are antsy, skip the story and go right into a warm-up game. Curb your “good jobbing.” While positive feedback is important, “good job” loses all meaning if you utter it after every asana. Cut back on open-ended affirmations and offer specific feedback instead—as in “Wow, Ava, your back leg is super-straight and strong!” Ease up on alignment. Are they safe? Are they having fun? Great! No need to be picky. Your aim is to give kids a positive experience of yoga, not to ensure that everyone’s front leg is at a perfect 90-degree angle in warrior II. Don’t shy away from Sanskrit (entirely). For clarity’s sake, you’ll usually want to call poses by names that are found in the children’s native language, but learning one or two Sanskrit words each class can be empowering for kids.

Pain, according to Yoga

Lets face it, Pain is real. And nobody likes it. Nobody wants it, but it continues to perpetuate in our daily lives. Yoga philosophy has methods for understanding, and working with pain, and even has methods for allowing your pain to become alleviated by admitting that pain can become a valuable teacher on the path of self realization. Nobody wants to suffer. But our means for going about NON suffering, aren’t working. Most people try to avoid pain by utilizing methods which create much more pain and suffering. This leads to addiction & disease. Looking at whats happening in our society today, it is evident that we need new methods for true pain management. Here is what the Yoga Sutras states about pain. 1.Yoga sutras of Patanjali “The pain (dukha) which is yet to come is to be avoided.” (2.16)
Building a Better Future Through Present Moment Awareness The crisp statement quoted above is simple enough. It
is however, loaded with profound philosophical import,
encapsulating within itself, the entire karma theory and its subtle
nuances. This sutra implies that the fruits of our former deeds
have been exhausted by the suffering we have already undergone.
Therefore, nothing can be gained by thinking about it. The pain
we are experiencing at the present moment has already passed
into the past, even as we are reading this. Hence, it is only
the sorrow which is to come in the future that we can avoid, by
ensuring the ethical purity of the karma we are performing now. Patanjali’s scripture not only provides yoga with a
thorough and consistent philosophical basis, but in the process,
also clarifies many important esoteric concepts (like
karma), common to all traditions of Indian thought. Patanjali himself is believed to be an incarnation of
the serpent Ananta (Skt: endless), well known in Indian mythology
as the thousand-headed naga who serves as a couch for Lord
Vishnu and is also the guardian of the world’s treasures. Pain is real. Suffering is optional. If you feel pain, perhaps life is suggesting that you adjust something. Maybe how you are sitting, or adjust something in your life, but to feel pain and do nothing about it, that is true suffering. Evaluate your pain. Is it self inflicted? Can the environment shift? Can you avoid it? or do you have to embrace it, learn from it, and use it as your teacher on the path of yoga.

What are Mantras?

If you have been to a yoga class, I’m sure you have heard songs with the words Hare Krishna, Hare Rama. I am sure the thought has crossed your mind. What is all this chanting about?

Mantras are vibrational words brought together with intention for the power of training the mind.

Think of the word Mantra as Mind Train.

Mantras are ways of training the mind to direct the train of thought.

This brings forth new, more desirable, more spiritual, more healthful, actions.
Mantras are used not only by the mere words themselves, but also the vibrations these words instill within the body.

Mantras are usually done three times, and may be done up to 108 times while someone is performing Japa, or the path of yoga in which one uses beads to keep count of the amount of rounds of the mantras. Some yogis may spend their entire waking state performing many rounds of their mantras.

Some mantras are passed from teacher to student, and some are traditional in the culture of yoga.

 


Mantra for Teaching Yoga

Om Sa-Ha-Na Va-Va-Tu

Sa-Ha-Nau Bhu-Nat-Tu

Sa-Ha Vir-Yam Kara-Wav-a-Hai

Tejas-Vina-Vadi-Tamas-Tu

Ma Vid-Vish-Ava-Hai

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om


 

Let us together be protected

Let us together be nourished by Gods Blessings
Together may we join our mental forces and

our strengths for the benefit of humanity
May we work with great energy and be endowed with a sense of purpose

May our efforts at learning together be
luminous and effective

Let us never be poisoned by the feelings of hatred or dispute with each other

May there be peace and serenity in all of
the three universes

Peace, peace, peace

 

21 days to make a change

21 day transformation challenge

How Long Does it Actually Take to Form a New Habit? (Backed by Science)
by James Clear —


Maxwell Maltz was a plastic surgeon in the 1950s when he began noticing a strange pattern among his patients.

When Dr. Maltz would perform an operation — like a nose job, for example — he found that it would take the patient about 21 days to get used to seeing their new face. Similarly, when a patient had an arm or a leg amputated, Maltz noticed that the patient would sense a phantom limb for about 21 days before adjusting to the new situation.


These experiences prompted Maltz to think about his own adjustment period to changes and new behaviors, and he noticed that it also took himself about 21 days to form a new habit. Maltz wrote about these experiences and said, “These, and many other commonly observed phenomena tend to show that it requires a minimum of about 21 days for an old mental image to dissolve and a new one to jell.”


The “21 days to form a habit idea” seems to have come from a 1960 self-help book by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Maxwell Maltz, called “Psycho Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life,” says Wendy Wood, a University of Southern California psychologist who studies the way habits guide our behavior. “He recommended that people practice self-affirmations and positive behaviors for 21 days to make them habitual,” Wood says. “He thought that it would take about 21 days of practice for an old mental image of ourselves to dissolve and a new one to ‘gel’ (in his words).”


The 21 day challenge is-

Daily;

Sankalpa
Sweat
Smoothie
Salad


Sankalpa is a state created by meditating on your hearts true desire

Sweat every day. At least once.

Smoothie- pack in a pinch of superfoods with a daily smoothie

Salad- get as many raw organic greens into you as possible


Yoga Oasis in invites you to our collective community 21 day transformation challenge.

contact us at info@yoga-oasis.com for more information

Pain: according to the Yoga Sutras

Lets face it, Pain is real. And nobody likes it. Nobody wants it, but it continues to perpetuate in our daily lives.

Yoga philosophy has methods for understanding, and working with pain, and even has methods for allowing your pain to become alleviated by admitting that pain can become a valuable teacher on the path of self realization.

Nobody wants to suffer. But our means for going about NON suffering, aren’t working. Most people try to avoid pain by utilizing methods which create much more pain and suffering. This leads to addiction & disease. Looking at whats happening in our society today, it is evident that we need new methods for true pain management.

Here is what the Yoga Sutras states about pain.

 

1.Yoga sutras of Patanjali

“The pain (dukha) which is yet to come is to be avoided.” (2.16)
Building a Better Future Through Present Moment Awareness

The crisp statement quoted above is simple enough. It
is however, loaded with profound philosophical import,
encapsulating within itself, the entire karma theory and its subtle
nuances.

This sutra implies that the fruits of our former deeds
have been exhausted by the suffering we have already undergone.
Therefore, nothing can be gained by thinking about it. The pain
we are experiencing at the present moment has already passed
into the past, even as we are reading this. Hence, it is only
the sorrow which is to come in the future that we can avoid, by
ensuring the ethical purity of the karma we are performing now.

Patanjali’s scripture not only provides yoga with a
thorough and consistent philosophical basis, but in the process,
also clarifies many important esoteric concepts (like
karma), common to all traditions of Indian thought.

Patanjali himself is believed to be an incarnation of
the serpent Ananta (Skt: endless), well known in Indian mythology
as the thousand-headed naga who serves as a couch for Lord
Vishnu and is also the guardian of the world’s treasures.

Pain is real. Suffering is optional. If you feel pain, perhaps life is suggesting that you adjust something. Maybe how you are sitting, or adjust something in your life, but to feel pain and do nothing about it, that is true suffering.

Evaluate your pain. Is it self inflicted? Can the environment shift? Can you avoid it? or do you have to embrace it, learn from it, and use it as your teacher on the path of yoga.

YTT Policies

Terms and Conditions-

All YTT attendees must become pre-approved to enter our trainings. This involves going to our application page & answer the essays and email them to us along with a current photo and a $50 application deposit. Email to mary@yoga-oasis.com. Once the application is received and reviewed, we will have a phone consult. Please inform us of your number & a good time to reach you. Once this application has been received, We will respond within 2 weeks via email.


 

Upon acceptance, your reservation deposit is due. Final payments are to be made according to the schedule on the application. Cancellations over 45 days to the start of a program incur a $200 processing fee with the balance applied to a future Yoga Oasis or Maui Hot Yoga TT program within 2 years. Cancellations 20-45 days to the start of the program incur a $500 processing fee with the balance applied to a future YTT program within 2 years. There are no refunds once the YTT has been paid in full. YTT payments may only be transferred to another of our trainings and/or studio credit. All fees are final and non refundable.


 

National certification is issued by Yoga Alliance after you send them a copy of our signed completion certificate. Yoga Alliance has the right to charge their required fees, and these fees are separate from our YTT fees. Visit www.yoga-alliance for more information.


 

By signing and dating this application, you are ensuring you are in good health, and have consulted with a physician before beginning the program. You are required to submit a note from a doctor or health practitioner certifying you are in good health.


 

During the teacher training you take full responsibility for your well being and any pain or injuries arising from participation in classes, physical exercise, and postures done on the premises and also in private or public areas where the training occurs. Participants hold neither Yoga Oasis, Mary Grace, nor any of its instructors responsible for any injuries or disturbances that may be experienced during the training.


 

Certification requirements must be fulfilled during the training. The center will notify you of special assignments, and advise you about completion requirements. Credit fulfillment is mandatory for graduation. To this end, make-up hours are offered by pre-approval at an extra cost. The graduation certificate is presented by Mary Grace after completion of all evaluations and payment of all fees. A graduation ceremony will be scheduled and you will be notified in advance.


 

By responding to this agreement,
 I hereby accept all terms and conditions listed above and acknowledge this application to be my signature.


 

$500 Deposit is required 45 days before the training begins.

Full payment is required 14 days before the program begins.
If you are approved for the payment plan,

$1000 is required 14 days before the program begins. Some work exchange for $500 off is available

(not including the $550 deposit)


 

Yoga Oasis Hot Yoga Teacher
TRAINING REGISTRATION POLICIES


 

1. Included in each course application fee is a non-refundable, non-transferable $50.00 application fee.


 

2. The $500 registration fee is required to hold your spot, and to receive scheduling & housing information.
This is non refundable and may be transferred to another of our trainings within 2 years.


3. Upon acceptance, your reservation deposit is due. Final payments are to be made according to the schedule on the application. Cancellations over 45 days to the start of a program incur a $200 processing fee with the balance applied to a future Yoga Oasis or Maui Hot Yoga TT program within 2 years. Cancellations 20-45 days to the start of the program incur a $500 processing fee with the balance applied to a future YTT program within 2 years. There are no refunds once the YTT has been paid in full. YTT payments may only be transferred to another of our trainings and/or studio credit.


4. Customers canceling with less than 14 days notice may incur other transaction fees, depending on payment method. They also forfeit the $500 registration fees. The remaining balance is kept on file as a credit to be applied to a future teacher training within 2 years from the date the order was processed. Any remaining balances due must be paid two weeks prior to the training.


5. Customers not attending a training and failing to contact Yoga Oasis in advance (i.e., “no-shows”) will forfeit all registration fees; no refund/credit will be issued. All missed classes must be pre informed to us in writing to Mary Grace, otherwise you will be charged for classes.


6. All trainings are subject to cancellation, and in such cases, customers will be notified in advance and be provided with various options. Please call to confirm any training(s) prior to making any travel arrangements.


7. We deserve the right to certify those who properly follow the YTT program. Adhering to the yoga ethics is mandatory during the training. Proper decorum is required for all students of our yoga trainings. The inability to adhere to the basic ethical yogic life during the training may forfeit certification.


8. Full attendance is required to receive course credit, and all homework assignments must be completed to receive certification.


9. You are responsible for your own food, water, towels, accommodations and ride to and from the airport. You will also be responsible for any extra fees, known & unknown that are not a part of the Yoga Teacher Training program.


10. Our ultimate goal is to provide outstanding education. If for some reason you are unsatisfied with your training upon arrival, a credit towards a future registration for the same training with a different instructor will be issued if a written and verbal cancellation is made within the first hour of attendance. Your learning about yoga is our goal.


any more questions email Mary@yoga-oasis.com

YTT rates

Yoga Teacher Training Rates


$50 application fee &
$500 Registration fee
200 YTT is $2000/
$2550 total

300 YTT is $3000/
$3550 total

500 YTT is $4000/
$4550 total