6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System—Naturally

The immune system is having a moment—which makes sense, given the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and the high-stress, low-sleep, on-the-go world we find ourselves living in. While purported one-and-done miracle cures abound, we at NAB think that taking a holistic, multi-pronged approach to rebooting your immune system is a more sustainable way to affect long-term …continue

Excerpt: Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses

From Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses by Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato. Words Are Powerful: Theming Makes Your Class As leaders of yoga teacher trainings, we’ve got experience teaching the nuts and bolts of how to lead a helpful class. Once you’ve mastered those, the next challenge is adding meaning to your class by tying …continue

Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Reflections on teaching trauma-sensitive yoga from Brendon Abram. I have been privileged to share trauma sensitive yoga (TSY) in clinical and studio settings with military veterans, first responders, Sexual Assault Centres, and Children’s Aid organizations. I have watched people learn to overcome the debilitating symptoms that trauma can cause. I have come to understand, though, …continue

Excerpt from Teaching Yoga: Techniques and Tools

Excerpt from Mark Stephens’ Teaching Yoga A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. —Lao Tzu Teaching yoga is at once profoundly personal, predicated on sharing, and shaped by context. It is also inevitably surprising. We have no choice but to start from where we are and who we are, …continue

Herbal Flu Remedies

It’s officially fall, which means cold and flu season is upon us. Of course, the best offense is a good defense (so wash your hands!), but that’s of little consolation if you’re already stuck in the throes of a terrible flu, cold, or other bug. We’ve compiled natural healing wisdom from some of our favorite …continue

Excerpt: The Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Deck for Kids

Alignment and Sequencing Instructions Sequencing of lessons implies that there is a goal for a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga session or series of sessions—a goal determined by the facilitator. In TCTSY, participants determine what the work is by checking in with their own bodies. The shapes offered or practiced are irrelevant. The work is the same: to …continue