In Their Words – Jacki Alessio

In Their Words - Jacki Alessio
Hello my name is Jacki Alessio and I came to know the 100 Hour Mindful Yoga Therapy program through my home studio director Suzanne Manafort. I have to first of all express my gratitude to Suzanne and my fellow student peers who have honored my brief service to the Connecticut Army National Guard (August 2017-February 2018). ...

Beyond Asana, The Ethical Practices of Yoga #MYTActsofKindness

Beyond Asana, The Ethical Practices of Yoga #MYTActsofKindness
The Yamas and the Niyamas   The Yamas and the Niyamas are ethical practices laid out for us in Patanjali’s 8-limb path presented in the yoga sutras. I like to think of them as a road map, guiding us in the right direction. The five yamas, self-regulating behaviors involving our interactions with other people and ...

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 ...

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 ...

MYT Teacher Highlight – Susann Spilkin

MYT Teacher Highlight - Susann Spilkin
When Susann Spilkin first tried yoga during the early 70’s, it wasn’t to learn the ways of the enlightened, rather it was a way to escape for a night out with her husband. However, it wasn’t long before the allure of listening to the Beatles playing in the yoga classes that yoga turned from ‘something alternative ...

MYT Guiding Principle | Mindfulness (Part 1)

MYT Guiding Principle | Mindfulness (Part 1)
Mindfulness is a major buzzword in today’s fast-paced, I want it now world we live in. Slowing down for some seems so far fetched…and perhaps even unachievable. Mindfulness in its simplest form breaks down like this: paying attention, on purpose, in this moment, and without judgment. The mindfulness aspect of Mindful Yoga Therapy consists of two primary components: ...

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 ...

Support Precedes Action and the Patterns of Life

Support Precedes Action and the Patterns of Life
  Support Precedes Action is one of the…say it with me…”most important tools” in the Mindful Yoga Therapy toolbox.  But what does it mean to you? Tanya Del Priore is a Navy Veteran and yoga teacher who completed the 100-hour MYT training at Studio Bamboo in Virginia Beach. Here is what Support Precedes Action means to ...

Working with heroes

Working with heroes
Sunday, Suzanne Manafort appears in the Hartford Courant as a Hometown Hero. Suzanne started working with veterans eight years ago. Words like “hero” have no place in the vocabulary she uses to describe herself. So for this recognition, she offers most humble thanks, and asks that people consider learning more about Mindful Yoga Therapy, the ...

Happy Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran's Day
Happy Veteran’s Day!   The brave men and women wh serve our country are sent out to fight wars without being given the choice of wether or not to do so.  You might not agree with the wars we fight but that is no reason to show anything but respect for these brave souls.  They ...