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How to Build a Pull-Up Progression Program

How to Build a Pull-Up Progression Program

What is a Pull-Up Progression? A pull-up progression is a focused and deliberate strategy to build the strength gradually over time to be able to do a pull-up.  This is what makes strength training accessible.  It can meet people where they are and gradually progress...
Building Emotional Strength

Building Emotional Strength

Building Emotional Strength: 5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience & Capacity You might have noticed, we are big proponents of strength!  Strength has many dimensions. We talk often about strength on the level of physicality, including tissue adaptations and progressive...
What does it mean to engage your core?

What does it mean to engage your core?

Take Our Quick Survey We have put together two surveys, one for teachers and one for movement class participants (non-teachers) to gather information about the core. There are many ideas out there, and even a bit of confusion surrounding what we should do with our...
Is this yoga? What is yoga?

Is this yoga? What is yoga?

I grew up in one of the first yoga studios in Canada. I remember a time before Lululemon, and before Walmart carried yoga mats, but my practice really began at the same time that yoga was exploding in the west. I’ve heard stories of teachers sharing their knowledge...
Strength Training to Complement Yoga Poses

Strength Training to Complement Yoga Poses

When I grew up practicing Ashtanga I did the same routine of poses almost every day for a handful of years. My movement education was a series of postures, good alignment within that series, and some basic modifications incase I couldn’t put my body into the...
Does “Good” Alignment Help Us?

Does “Good” Alignment Help Us?

When I learned modern postural yoga, having good alignment was the gold standard. I learned the exact positioning of the shoulder blade in plank and downward dog. When I started training in the gym and began lifting weights I heard a lot less about alignment and a lot...