Is training adequate for yoga instructors? Share your experience

Yoga is a 6000 year old practice passed from generation to generation through experience. But, with yoga's increasing popularity in the United States and corresponding rise in fitness instructors leading yoga classes; is there enough emphasis on proper alignment and safety in movement? Who should be allowed to teach yoga? Share your comments and/or experience below after reading the above article. Does certification matter? Should yoga teacher training programs be standardized?  Is your yoga instructor competent and safety-minded? (balanced breath school of yoga at balance yoga lounge in Ankeny, offers a 200 hour yoga teacher training program sanctioned by the Yoga Alliance)


Do you struggle with constant change in your life? Join Generation Flux.

These days change is the only constant in our lives...at work, at home, in how we entertain ourselves, how we communicate with others...the list is endless. The following article is lengthy, but worthy of your time spent understanding where all of this change leads. This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business "To thrive in this climate requires a whole new approach,

that follow. Because some people will thrive. They are the members of Generation Flux. This is less a demographic designation than a psychographic one: What defines GenFlux is a mind-set that embraces instability, that tolerates--and even enjoys--recalibrating careers, business models, and assumptions. Not everyone will join Generation Flux, but to be successful, businesses and individuals will have to work at it. This is no simple task. The vast bulk of our institutions--educational, corporate, political--are not built for flux. Few traditional career tactics train us for an era where the most important skill is the ability to acquire new skills."


Disappointing news from the Organic Elite

We are beyond excited that Whole Foods will soon join the Central Iowa market, but remember...it's always important to read individual labels and never believe that any one retailer has your best interests in mind. Even Whole Foods and the other organic giants have a business to run. Read more about Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farms new agreement with Monsanto and biotech's biggest cheerleader, Tom Vilsack.