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About eastsideyoga

your neighborhood yoga studio! with our warm welcome, peaceful vibe and experienced yoga teachers, we aim to transform the body and bring stillness to your mind through the timeless teaching of yoga. eastside yoga is a friendly community of people who love yoga and meditation. we strive to nurture beginners and help deepen your yoga practice. our yoga studio and class schedule are convenient for residents of the east side and downtown austin.

Teacher Interview with Jessica Steinbomer

Jessica’s teaching style has a foundation in traditional yogic philosophy mixed with an authentic flavor of modern wisdom. The blending of ancient traditions with western understandings is an interest of hers, and shines through in her classes. In class, you’ll … Continue reading

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The state of Ahimsa – Developing Harmlessness

In Patanjali’s Eight-Fold exposition on the path to enlightenment he succinctly states the stages all seekers must go through to realize the Self, the goal of all Yoga.  The first stage or limb of that journey in yogic development is … Continue reading

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Teacher Interview with Janice Cotto

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Janice Cotto began practicing yoga in 2009.  She completed her 200-hour teacher training in 2013 and since then has expanded her education and commitment to sharing her experience with others. Janice currently teaches afternoon Hatha … Continue reading

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Finding the Self – The true goal of Yoga

What is Yoga really all about?   How can we realize the Self?   what is the source of our suffering? and how can we transcend that suffering? These fundamental questions are answered succinctly in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, however the … Continue reading

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Yoga Nidra Practice

Yoga nidra, or “conscious sleep” is a wonderful tool for deep relaxation.  Here is a very short “nidra break” that you can try at home when you are feeling stressed or anxious.  Make yourself comfortable, close your eyes, and give … Continue reading

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The Sacred Celebration of Christmas

Beyond gift giving and receiving, beyond a plentiful feast there is a deeper purpose to the Christmas celebration.  Discover the plenitude of love, gratitude and joy that is within you. Each human being has a wellspring of these pure attributes … Continue reading

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Diwali – The festival of Light – A deeper understanding

Diwali “The Festival of Light” – A Deeper Understanding Diwali or the “Festival of Light” is joyously celebrated by millions around the word.  In the modern times it becomes even more and more important to retain the ancient tradition and … Continue reading

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