How do we practice yoga?

How do we practice yoga?
from the Enhancing Your Yoga Practice series by Suzanne Manafort- Yoga Practice in Life When we begin a yoga practice, our focus is on learning the asana. As our practice begins to mature, we learn that the yoga practice makes it way into our whole life. The practices teach us to stay present and to ...

Virabhadrasana – The Warrior

Virabhadrasana – The Warrior from the Enhancing Your Yoga Practice series by Suzanne Manafort The mythical story of The Warrior begins when Shiva learns of the death of his wife Sati. He is first shocked, then saddened, and then enraged. He falls into the deepest and darkest place he can find. He tears off one ...

Mindful Yoga Therapy in the Middle East – notes from Suzanne

Mindful Yoga Therapy in the Middle East - notes from Suzanne
Teaching Mindful Yoga Therapy in the Middle East We set out on May 22nd 2015 for Tel Aviv with our training manual and Practice Guide translated into Arabic for the trainings. It was a 10-hour flight. There were 5 of us. The group consisted of me (Suzanne), Rob Schware (Executive Director, Give Back Yoga Foundation) ...

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day
Happy Memorial Day. To everyone, living and fallen, who has sacrificed so much so that we can enjoy the liberties we have, we give thanks.   JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (A Soldier Died Today) by A. Lawrence Vaincourt He was getting  old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the ...

#22aDayChallenge

Ali Warrick (Yoga With Ali Warrick) and Chris Eder (MalaForVets) are leading the charge for a 22-Day Challenge to raise awareness about the daily rate of Veteran suicides. The two hope to raise, not only awareness, but funds for two non-profits making a difference in the quality of life of Veterans: Save A Warrior and ...

Stand Down Marine – A Veteran’s Testimony

Stand Down Marine - A Veteran's Testimony
Stand Down Marine – A veteran’s testimony From Day 1, as a Marine it is ingrained in our very moral fiber never to surrender, quit, or leave a man behind. To keep the moral values of honor courage and commitment is something many Marines strive for even after leaving the Corps. For many of us ...

Yoga Journal Karma Awards

Hello everyone! We are humbled, and excited, to announce that MYT founder Suzanne Manafort will be receiving a Karma award from Yoga Journal in September of this year. She has also been selected to receive a Seva award! The Seva awards are awarded to “yogis who are doing seva, or selfless work, by bringing the ...

From Warrior Marine To Warrior 2, My Journey From PTS to Yoga

From Warrior Marine To Warrior 2, My Journey From PTS to Yoga
I chose to write this not as an individual, but for a community. To show what in my own words yoga has done for me and my journey since then. People tell me that I’m very intense in my need to want to help my fellow Marines with this wonderful practice that is yoga. One ...

A Letter From A Veteran

A Letter From A Veteran
Dear Veteran, Often times people say that I’m way too intense, way too committed, way too aggressive for my cause of wanting to help veterans deal with PTSD. I was told that writing is a form of therapy, and this being one of those sleepless nights I figured I would just see what comes to ...

Mindful Yoga Therapy in Colorado Springs

Mindful Yoga Therapy in Colorado Springs
Amanda Neufeld and Colten Peed are the owners of Yoga Studio Satya, where we completed a 15 hour Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans training for yoga teachers program over this past weekend, in Colorado Springs. Amanda was interviewed on Southern Colorado’s FOX21 News prior to their event (see the interview below). A follow-up interview took ...