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By Mandy Lawson

Mandy is a yoga teacher from Canada, who lives in Costa Rica and is a graduate of Anamaya's yoga teacher training program. She currently works as Anamaya's booking coordinator for our YTTs.

What to Look for in a Great Yoga Teacher Training
August 9th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
YTT Practice - Photo by YTT Student Carrie InghamTeaching yoga is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling career. Once a decision is made to pursue this life-changing avenue there's one big decision to be made: where to do your yoga teacher training. A search online or in any yoga magazine will turn up a multitude of options for completing a yoga teacher training that meets the prerequisites to be... [read more]

Anamaya Revelations
June 8th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
It may seem that what I’m about to write has nothing to do with yoga. It’s not about a pose or a style of practice or about the latest fabulous bra to come out at Lululemon (not that I would know about that these days). It is however, about noticing and noticing has EVERYTHING to do with yoga. Today as... [read more]

You did WHAT at yoga?!
June 3rd, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
Yoga is a way of life for many people, to others it is a once a week activity, for the masses though, yoga is something totally new and unknown. Even though yoga studios can be found on nearly every corner in many North American cities, it is still a world unfamiliar to many. It can be quite intimidating for a... [read more]

Savasana, No it’s not nap time!
May 30th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
“Do I have enough time to pick up the kids?” “What am I going to make for dinner?” “Do these pants make my butt look big?” “Is the teacher looking at me... no really, is he?” Does this sound your mind during the final pose of a yoga class? Savasana, also known as “corpse pose” is usually the final posture... [read more]

Kirtan is not a fancy spelling of Curtain
May 23rd, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
I remember visiting the home of a friend of mine in elementary school. She was of Indian descent and her home was decorated very ornately with pictures of various gods, goddesses and other colorful images. There was also music playing that I had never heard, it definitely was not the Bruce Springsteen or Bryan Adams that I was used to.... [read more]

Appropriate Laughter – Get silly with laughter yoga
May 21st, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
The first “official” yoga class I ever took was in 2001 at a gym that I was working at as a receptionist. I had done yoga before (we all have in one way or another), but never in a class setting. One of the other girls I worked with convinced me to try it with her so I thought I... [read more]

Namaste, but why?
May 18th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
Yoga can be extremely intimidating. It’s a whole world of body contortions, chanting, strange language and eclectic music, not to mention the seemingly “perfect” bodies scantily clad performing every pose just so. To a beginner, heck, even to a seasoned yoga pro, entering a new class or studio can be a will testing experience. Part of my goal with this... [read more]

We need to breathe?!
May 17th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
I have been told many times that I make the most annoying sounds when I am working on the computer. Apparently I hold my breath until I can’t possibly hold it any longer, then I let it out in short, irritating spurts. When I was made abruptly aware of this behavior I started to pay much more attention to my... [read more]

Yoga is for EVERYONE… YES! this means YOU!
May 16th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
I first started doing yoga when I was about two years old. My Mom, who has always been a huge inspiration for me, especially in the area of healthy living, would watch an old yoga program on TV and I would follow along. I still remember how she would tell me the names of the postures, I especially liked the... [read more]

Mandy Lawson, Yoga Instructor at Anamaya
May 13th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
Mandy Lawson Yoga InstructorMandy Lawson is a certified yoga instructor originally from British Columbia, Canada, now residing in Cabuya, Costa Rica.  She is currently teaching yoga classes at Anamaya Resort and Retreat Center for both local students and yoga retreat guests. With this blog, Mandy will be sharing her knowledge both as a yoga instructor and student.  Moreover she will be sharing what... [read more]