Season’s Greetings

Season's Greetings
If we are going to make a change in this world, we need to start with ourselves. Yoga Sutra 2:46 Sthira Sukha Asanam This sutra is most commonly translated as: Stable and Comfortable Posture Sthira: Stable Sukham: Comfortable Asanam: Posture   The ability to find this stable and comfortable space in our body-mind helps us ...

Ch Ch Ch Changes…

Ch Ch Ch Changes...
David Bowie – Changes I still don’t know what I was waiting for And my time was running wild A million dead-end streets Every time I thought I’d got it made It seemed the taste was not so sweet So I turned myself to face me But I’ve never caught a glimpse Of how the ...

Did Yoga Find You…or Did Yoga Find You?

Did Yoga Find You...or Did Yoga Find You?
In the book, How Yoga Works, by Geshe Michael Roach, a young girl named Friday is arrested when she crosses the boarder with an ancient copy of the Yoga Sutras. While in jail, she notices the Captain is suffering from pain. Over time…and I mean…a long time…Friday teaches the Captain…how yoga works. In this story, ...

MYT Guiding Principle | Mindfulness (Part 2)

MYT Guiding Principle | Mindfulness (Part 2)
It’s funny…the more I depend on technology to make me more efficient, the more it seems my life is full of things to do. I feel the very same technology I use to keep up in this fast-paced life…the more hectic my life becomes. Sometime to the point where I don’t even get to…or more ...

Support Precedes Everything with Suzanne Manafort

Support Precedes Everything with Suzanne Manafort
The principle of support preceding action states that if we want to feel connected and integrated in our movement, we need to know where our support is coming from before we engage in any action. For example, in Mindful Yoga Therapy we learn to recognize the earth firmly beneath us in order to allow ourselves ...

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) ...

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 ...

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 the News – Cincinnati

Mindful Yoga Therapy in the News - Cincinnati
Once again, the Mindful Yoga Therapy program is gaining recognition in the news… In Cincinnati, Jennifer Wright is making mindful magic happen, helping veterans in the Veteran Court system. Here she is being interviewed by Deborah Dixon of Cincinnati Local 12 News. Local veterans with post-traumatic stress and other problems are learning how to deal ...