About Yoga Community - Our Story & Our MIssion This article/interview was written in 2011 by Christy Thompson. It was updated in 2019 by Heather Anastos. If you ever had the pleasure of taking a class from Michelle Allgaier, Yoga Community’s founder & original owner, you may have heard the creation story. YC was one of two studios in the Tri-Cities when yoga was mostly taught in health clubs. First located next to Aqua Tropics, when you walked in to the studio you could nev
The traditional health science of ayurveda teaches us that we should adjust our diets according to our personal constitutions, the seasons, and our stage of life. In this article, we will discuss how making small changes to the foods you are eating can help you weather the winter months without gaining weight and with less likelihood of depression. During the winter months, nature is dormant. We are naturally less active as we “hibernate” through the winter months indoors.
Yoga is meant to be practiced individually and the benefits of tailoring a practice to your personal needs are immense – so why is it so hard to start practicing on your own? I remember setting up my mat, getting my props, and then looking at it all without a clue where to start. Sound familiar? If so, hopefully, this blog will help – I sure wish I had this when I was starting out! The first step is setting up a location and time where you can practice. This doesn’t have
I’d like to think it’s still summer here in the Tri-Cities…but… Have you noticed the chill in the night/morning air? The shortening of the days? The Back to School sales? Yeah, despite wanting to hold onto summer for a while longer – all the signs are here. Fall is just around the corner. And with the start of fall comes the increases in vata dosha. Doshas are the three energies described in Ayurveda, the traditional health science that is a sister science to yoga. Each