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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.  I awoke and saw that life was service.  I acted and behold, service was joy.”  Rabindranath Tagore Seva (pronounced say-vah) is the Sanskrit word for “service”.  As a student of yoga, a studio leader, and a member of a bigger community, I feel called to Seva as a way to better embody the mission of Plover Yoga.  The studio exists to make yoga accessible to everybody and to create personal empowerment, peace, and play for students on and off the mat. In the spirit of Seva, through the month of February, Plover Yoga is partnering with other local bus ...

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Dear Beginners

Beginning your yoga practice often comes with lots of questions. What do I wear? What should I bring? Do I REALLY have to be barefoot? What the f*#! is vinyasa? You’re not alone! Beginning any new activity inspires curiosity, and we’re here to answer some of your questions here so you know where to start. What do I wear? Most people like to practice yoga in comfortable, athletic-style clothes. You don’t have to have a closet full of fancy leggings; you can wear any clothes that YOU are comfortable wearing and moving in. What should I bring? Yoga studios typically supply all the ...

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Why practice yoga?

For a lot of people, the cost of entry into a yoga class can seem really high.  They don’t know the names of the poses, don’t believe they’re flexible enough, or don’t believe that a “stretching class” would add value to their everyday life.  Believe me, I’ve heard it all.  I even experienced some of these same fears or doubts before my first class.  In fact, I think I spent a considerable amount of time googling “yoga pose names” the night before looking for a website that would give me a picture of every pose with the name of the pose next to it.  I believed that memorizing all the names of ...

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Holy $#*!, I’m really doing this.

I never expected to be a business owner.  When I was finalizing my college major, I scoffed in my dad’s infinitely wise face when he told me that choosing to study business would give me a good foundation for wherever my life might take me.  I had decided years before that I was going to study fine art, so anyone that wanted to encourage me otherwise were wasting their breath.  Right now, a part of me wishes I had taken at least one business class. In the intervening years, I’ve been fortunate to learn the basics of human resources and how to hire and manage people when I worked at a staffi ...