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i'm Kayla

I’m a teacher, writer, and entrepreneur who travels the world with my wife and my pack of dogs. I dreamed of becoming a writer and teacher ever since I was a young girl. Little did I know, these two passions would lead me to blog writing and yoga teaching! I adore education in all forms, and I love to express myself through words—so here we are. 

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How To Start A Yoga Practice

How To Start A Yoga Practice

By Kayla Nielsen / April 30, 2024 / 0 Comments

I may be biased because I’ve been a yoga teacher for over a decade, and a student of yoga for nearly 25 years now….but I have to say: yoga is really one of the most transformative practices in the world.  Yoga comes from India, and it has been around for thousands of years. Which kind […]

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Hacks To Motivate Yourself To Workout

7 Hacks To Motivate Yourself To Workout

By Kayla Nielsen / April 29, 2024 / 0 Comments

Picture this: you want to workout, but you feel like you ran out of time or energy after a long day. Yeah, we’ve all been there.  Here’s the thing, time is one of the most (maybe even the most) precious resources we’re working with in our lifetime, right? We don’t know how much of it […]

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Yoga Poses For Sacral Chakra

10 Yoga Poses For Sacral Chakra

By Kayla Nielsen / April 26, 2024 / 0 Comments

I remember when I first learned about chakras in my 200 hour yoga teacher training over a decade ago, and I immediately fell in love. It’s like something just *clicked* for me in that moment.  Since then, I’ve continued my education around yoga philosophy and chakras in India and Nepal, and now officially see the […]

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How To Unblock Your Root Chakra

How To Unblock Your Root Chakra

By Kayla Nielsen / April 25, 2024 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been to a yoga class, chances are you heard or saw something about chakras while you were in the studio.  Now, the better question is, do you know what the heck chakras are? Don’t worry if you didn’t. Most people don’t really learn about them until they decide to go through a 200 […]

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Unexpected Benefits Of Yoga

12 Unexpected Benefits Of Yoga

By Kayla Nielsen / April 24, 2024 / 0 Comments

Yoga has changed my life in more ways than I can even begin to list here. To put it simply, this practice has been a powerful tool for my soul, body and mind all at once.  I’ve been practicing yoga for over twenty years now, and I’ve been a yoga teacher for a decade already. […]

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How You Can Work And Travel

How You Can Work And Travel

By Kayla Nielsen / April 22, 2024 / 0 Comments

I can’t tell you how many times people have looked at my life, and said something along the lines of: “you’re so lucky.” And yes, while I absolutely have privilege which has helped to get me where I am, I also worked really hard for it. Plus, I had to get pretty dang creative to […]

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5 Things To Look For When You Hire A Venue To Teach Your Own Yoga Retreat

By Kayla Nielsen / April 18, 2024 / 0 Comments

Sometimes I can’t believe that I’ve been teaching retreats for 10 years now. Like…how? Where did the time go? But needless to say, here we are. And as a seasoned teacher, I can assure you that hosting your own yoga retreats will undoubtedly elevate your teaching.  Not only are holding space well beyond the confines […]

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Sun Salutation Variations

5 Sun Salutation Variations

By Kayla Nielsen / April 17, 2024 / 0 Comments

Just about every yoga practitioner out there will have heard what a Sun Salutation is, right? Maybe you’re here, because you’ve heard of them in your classes, but you can’t remember all of the postures and breaths.  Or maybe you’re here, because you want to learn more than just the most standard form of Sun […]

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Types of Beginner Yoga Classes

Types of Beginner Yoga Classes

By Kayla Nielsen / April 11, 2024 / 0 Comments

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in starting your yoga practice. That’s great news! Because yoga can be incredible healing for the mind, body, and heart.  In fact, the word “yoga” actually translates to “yoke,” or union. Although union can be interpreted in many different ways, one lens through which I like to […]

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Compass Pose Yoga

Compass Pose Yoga

By Kayla Nielsen / April 9, 2024 / 0 Comments

Sometimes I can’t believe I’ve already been practicing yoga for over two decades. Let alone the fact that I’ve been teaching for 10 years! But, here we are. Still just as in love with the yoga practice as I was when I was just a teenager.  Needless to say, I’ve learned a thing or two […]

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Why Practicing Non-Judgment In Yoga Is So Important

Why Practicing Non Judgment In Yoga Is So Important

By Kayla Nielsen / April 4, 2024 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been practicing yoga for a while, you probably already know that yoga is more than only asana (the postures), and more of a holistic philosophy and lifestyle way of being.  And if this is the first time you’re hearing of this, no problem! You’re in the right place.  In the West, we tend […]

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How To Use Chakra Stones

How To Use Chakra Stones

By Kayla Nielsen / April 3, 2024 / 0 Comments

If you’re reading this post, then chances are that you’re interested in learning more about staying healthy in the mind, body, and spirit. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place.  One of the best ways to improve your health is to gain a better understanding about the chakra system. Why? Because it’s an energy […]

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