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September 30, 2019

We just finished up our September Back to Class challenge & the final week was different types of meditation. 

This is just a break down of my favorite ways to meditate, & resources I use for my at home meditation practice.

Let me begin by saying meditation is hard. Some...

August 13, 2019

Hey Monona Yogis! Enjoy this guest blog post from one of our dedicated Ashtanga Students, Curtis Cunningham.

When I was in Miami at conference with Sharath Jois, he made the statement that you need to, "research yourself".  There is a lot of independent scientific resea...

July 23, 2019

I'm sure most of us have heard the phrase, "OM," at least once or twice. I want to briefly explain why we chant this word & why everyone can find resonance with it.

First things first, OM & AUM are one & the same. OM is usually used in shorter chanting or used at t...

July 9, 2019

I recently sat in on a book club meeting at Monona Yoga Center. The book being discussed was A Way From Darkness by Taylor Hunt. It details his personal journey from addiction to healing through his Ashtanga Yoga practice. For the club meeting, the author himself Skype...

November 28, 2017

With a vision to have a yoga studio that provides an environment for people to practice yoga, grow, strengthen their bodies and heal, Kat Casey opened Monona Yoga Center in Monona, WI in January 2016. Casey, an experienced yoga student and instructor, is also a special...

October 24, 2017

Walking into the Monona Yoga Center for the first time this afternoon I was immediately overwhelmed with a sense of peace and comfort. The smell of incense filled the air and the quiet space on the lake felt warm, comfortable and relaxing. Having practiced Yoga over th...

May 19, 2017

Think summer is the time to take a break from your yoga practice to pursue more summertime activities? Think again! Stepping up your practice during the summer months can actually reap amazing rewards. Here are the top reasons you should not only keep practicing, but e...

November 26, 2016

Here are our five best DIY tips for relaxation before, during, and after any holiday.

1.  Practice Deep Breathing

While there is ample research that shows the effectiveness of taking deep breaths to reduce stress, it is one thing that Yogi's already know! Deep breathing...

September 30, 2016

There's cooler air in today's breeze. And when a big gust of wind bursts out, leaves fall from the trees and dance within its energy. This has fall on my mind. And when I have fall on my mind, I begin to get inspired. I think of open windows and the excitement of the c...

April 15, 2016

Parenting and the Search for Unicorns 

Yoga is hard work. Parenting is hard work. Maintaining a yoga practice while trying to 

apply yogic principles to parenting is like . . . building a bridge to Neverland in search of a 

unicorn. Or is it? One of the primary principles...

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