Kari Kwinn

Dear Yoga Teachers: It’s Not About You (unless it is)

This week has been chock full of the sorts of typical annoyances I’ve come to expect as a privileged white woman: a pricey and fruitless trip to the vet, an electrocuted boyfriend, a check engine light, and greeting neighbors and the local fire department while soapy, wet, and balancing precariously on a swiveling, leather stool …

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yoga winter Kari Kwinn in a yoga pose

Yoga Winter

How do you know you need to take a pause from teaching, and what do you call it? I call it a ‘yoga winter.’ Let me tell you why… There is an unhelpful idea I’ve heard: once you start teaching yoga, you’re a yoga teacher forever. I believe this is both true and false. It’s …

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Kari Kwinn stands in an angry posture

It’s Not Yogic to Be Angry (and other BS you may have heard)

Is it Yogic to be angry? For the past month I’ve been diligently working away at curriculum for an advanced yoga teacher training, which has inspired me to read and re-read a dozen books, hundreds of blogs, and listen to TED and podcasts ad nauseam. Information overload. Simultaneously, I’ve had some teaching “firsts,” like a …

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Kari Kwinn sits in a yin yoga pose using a chair and ponders the goal of yoga

The Goal of Yoga

I believe that “the goal” of a yoga teacher is not to offer transformation, acceptance, or a transcendent experience. The goal of YOGA TEACHERS as a collective, is to bring people back to the mat. To meet them where they are and provide a space where they can meet, acknowledge, love, slay (or whatever) their …

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