Todd is a certified Anusara Inspired teacher who also holds certifications in Vinyasa yoga and expertise in restorative.

Jamie’s Letter To The Community

My journey began within this community, nearly 20 years ago, when I took my first yoga class at Yoga Union.  I would go away, and return many years later… a more seasoned student and a teacher, with nearly 850 hours of training.  My passion and fire had grown, and was fueled by the realization that yoga…

Letter from a Student

The following is one of many letters we’ve recently received which has touched us deeply and reminded us of the beauty in the collective experience. These words reveal the value of yoga and community. They remind us of the impact we can make by showing up to fill our cups, and by dedicating what overflows to…

This Is NOT Goodbye

As of Tuesday, March 17, the doors of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center will be closed along with those of our collaborating business, Prema Health. This marks the first closing for anything other than holidays since we opened over 20 years ago. Needless to say, our hearts are heavy from having to make this decision. It…

COVID-19 Response 3/13/20

This is to let you know the cautionary steps we are taking in response to recent news regarding COVID-19. Things are unfolding quickly. We are in a different situation than last week when we sent correspondence related to the issue. Please know that your wellness remains the highest priority to us here at Yoga Union. (After…

Holding Space

Why You Aren’t Good At “Holding Space”

The only space we can truly hold is our own. Our own bodies, our own breath, our own thoughts… When we facilitate another person’s process, we can practice being an impeccable host. Hosting space is very different than holding space. Knowing the difference lessens the burden and takes the weight off our shoulders. It’s much less exhausting. But to be a host of space is a great responsibility. To be done well, it must be done actively and consciously. To play the role of host requires the upmost care and consideration…

Winter Schedule 2019

This year’s winter schedule will begin January 1, 2019. It is our fullest schedule yet.   Changes include the addition of a Kundalini class. This style is new to YU. It’s being offered by Greg Allen. You may know him as the viola player who has graced the Unity Flow, Restorative, and other classes over the…

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Here it is! The new and improved edition of your sweet lovin’ yoga schedule.   Some things to notice are: Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™ offered in the South Studio Tues 6-7:15pm Wed 9-10:15am Frid 9-10:15am   Vinyasa (All-Levels) in the North Studio Weds & Fridays 9-10:30am   Vinyasa (All-Levels) in the South Studio Wed 6pm   Classes with * have…

A Letter from Annie and Todd

Dear Beloved Community, You are one of our greatest blessings. You sustain our lives. You anchor us in health and hold us the support and good relationship. It is with humble gratitude that have decided to reassign our roles. At this time, we are stepping away from our regular classes. We wish to stand with you,…

Yoga Challenge 2017

Secrets Of a Successful Challenge

The tenth annual Yoga Union Yoga Challenge begins April 1st, 2017. We host the yoga challenge every April. We do it primarily for the three reasons:
1. It reminds us of the joy that consistent yoga practice brings into our lives.
2. It motivates us to emerge from winter hibernation into the glory of spring.
3. It builds community through a common goals.
The Yoga Challenge is meant to be empowering. The last thing you want to do is set a goal you can’t attain and then beat yourself up for failing. I’ve been participating in the annual yoga challenge every year running. I haven’t always completed it, but I have received some valuable lessons along the way. I’m happy to share some of what I’ve learned. Below are my essential secrets to ‘success.’

Easy Yoga for Beginners

13 Ways To Make Yoga Easy

It’s natural to feel a little frustrated or lost when trying anything new. The same is likely to be true when you’re beginning yoga. Try to meet yourself with compassion wherever you are. Showing up really is the hardest part, so if you if you find yourself on the yoga mat, you’ve already done the major work. From there it’s easy to get hung up thinking about your restrictions. Try to relax from and enjoy what your body is capable of.

What Is The Ideal Yoga Community?

We meet on mutual ground. In a center of beauty and inspiration. We come to inquire within. To seek our own answers. We come because we care. We come to remember who we are and what what life is for. Everyone is allowed to be themselves. They are seen, accepted, approved, and appreciated for their uniqueness. They work to see, accept, approve, and appreciate themselves.