announcing a new program

the daily craft

daily :: every day, life-long, the long view

craft :: an activity involving skill in making things by hand
…………a thing that carries you, a vessel …………
…………
something you make as well as the act of making

The seedling of It’s All Yoga was planted over 11 years ago, and has since grown into its own beautiful ecosystem.  

Through the years we have offered many trainings and programs – some by request and some from our own yearnings.  

One thing you’ve made clear again and again – this is big work and you want support, accountability and community in which to do it.  

In talking to hundreds of people over these years, over and over I get asked for: support, more education, deepened understanding, accountability, and community.  

You have asked for something like teacher training that doesn’t have to do with teaching.
You have asked for programs that help you take Yoga into your life.
You have asked for offerings that help you better understand the nuances of practice.
You have asked for long-term commitment and accountability.
You have asked for a broader range of topics to help support the twists and turns of life.
 
The daily craft is a program designed in response to those requests and conversations. It’s a program that allows you to craft your practice to meet the needs of your life. In this way, you craft your life. 

Life is what you make it. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Yoga is a practice of self-reliance, self-examination and self-development. It’s a rebellious and revolutionary approach that we do both individually and together.  

We do it because we want to grow and learn and evolve as human beings. We want practical support for the things life throws our way.   We do it together because we need each other’s support, encouragement and celebration.

the daily craft is…

  • A year-long program made up of eight modules on topics like Home Practice, Philosophy, Meditation and Nutrition.
  • A program designed to carry you through the challenging times.
  • A weekly check in with yourself outside of the hurried pace of life.
  • A tether to community and like-minded people.
  • A toolkit for staying physically healthy, mentally stable and living in line with your values.
  • A system that builds consistency and accountability into your practice.
  • A practice of long cuts – the opposite of short cuts and quick fixes.

It’s a practice, not a perfect.  

It’s practical in the ways of physiology, body mechanics, general health and overall well-being.  

You can sign up for the yearlong program or take modules by topic.  

Each one comes with bonuses, personalized instruction and is offered by a teacher with specialized training and skill in their topic.  

Check out the daily craft website. Look around at the modules, and ask questions if you have them.

And if anything speaks to you, sign up early as we’ve limited space for maximum attention and participation.  

This program was crafted with great love and we are excited to share it with you.  

Michelle and the IAY family

Summer

 
Oye, this heat. It’s miserable. You sweat in whatever you’re wearing, stick to whatever you’re sitting on and it can make you tired and grumpy. Let’s just cover the obvious practicalities first —
  • If at all possible, don’t be outside from noon-5 pm.
  • It’s not always possible to not be outside, so if you do have to be, wear a thin layer of clothing (direct sun on bare skin is even hotter). And a hat.
  • Always wear full-spectrum sunblock. (My fav is Suntegrity.)
  • Drink water…without ice. I know it’s so tempting to drink ice water thinking it will cool you down faster, but it’s hard on the inner systems — too shocking. So cool or room-temperature water. Add fresh mint or rose petals for extra benefit.
  • Get extra rest during the day and take this week off of intense cardio — you just don’t need more heat.seetali yogic pranayama
When it’s crazy hot like this and the basics don’t cover it, I turn to the wisdom of yoga and two breath practices known for creating coolness in the body. In this video, you’ll do both techniques so you can compare the effects and feel out which one worked best for you. You might feel cool as a cucumber…or at least light-hearted for trying something new. And hold out for three bonus tips at the end of the video.