Category Archives: Meet the Teachers

Teacher Interview with Jenn Coats

Jenn is a certified E-RYT yoga instructor with over 3000 hours of teaching experience. Jenn began her yoga practice in 2002 as a way to physically heal her body from multiple injuries. It was during this time she noticed the … 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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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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Understanding the Heart chakra

Have you ever noticed in everyday life the multitude of expressions we use concerning our hearts and it’s relationship to how we feel? Somehow we instinctively recognize each Valentine’s day that our heart signifies our romantic love; sayings such as … Continue reading

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Benefits of Postnatal Yoga

~ By Melissa Savoie The postnatal yoga that I offer at Eastside Yoga is a class for mothers and babies to attend together.  Partners, family and friends are also welcome.  Women usually don’t begin attending this class until cleared by … Continue reading

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Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

~ By Melissa Savoie It’s Saturday morning in East Austin with sun lighting up the gold curtains and warming the cork floor.  Six women in varying states of pregnancy move about the room, unfolding their mats and gathering blankets and … Continue reading

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