17 Articles by Jill Lawson

Jill Lawson

It's OK To Make Money Teaching Yoga (Without Feeling Guilty)

As an owner of a yoga studio, I understand the struggle to find a balance between sharing the gifts of yoga, and doing what it takes to keep my...

Jill Lawson
July 30 2013

What's The Best Way To Become A Yoga Teacher?

Are you passionate about yoga? Have you been thinking about getting a yoga teacher certification, but are hesitant because of all the time and...

Jill Lawson
March 23 2013

7 Ways Your Yoga Practice Makes A Better World

Feeling strong, empowered, and happy after taking a yoga class is definitely a good thing.

Jill Lawson
January 14 2013

10 Teaching Tips for Newly Certified Yoga Teachers

Hundreds of new yoga teachers graduate from yoga teacher training programs every year.

Jill Lawson
December 10 2012

Find Happiness By Opening Your Mind and Embracing Your True Self

Getting advice from a guru seems like a blessing, but it might make you angry to learn that you are unhappy because of your own ignorance. If you look...

Jill Lawson
November 18 2012

3 Ways to Boost Your Confidence Beyond the Yoga Mat

three ways you can continue to foster your self-assurance and maintain the boost in confidence you earned during your yoga practice, long after it is...

Jill Lawson
August 20 2012

Wildfire, Tapas, and the Pain of Transformation

If you live in the American southwest, or any other tinder-dry area of the world, you understand that there is always an unrelenting and ghostlike...

Jill Lawson
June 28 2012

3 Actions That Bring Joy and Abundance

Nothing squelches the opportunity for abundance more than greed. As contradictory as that might sound, greed only serves as a roadblock to the many...

Jill Lawson
June 21 2012

Let Every Moment Be Spent as Nourishing Time

Therapeutic massages, weekend getaways with friends, or cleansing yoga retreats are just a few things we can do or have to take care of ourselves....

Jill Lawson
March 1 2012

Conquer Your Need for Rationalization by Being Accountable, Honest & Accepting

Rationalization is an impulsive defense mechanism employed to assuage and survive the painful feelings of guilt brought on by not doing what we feel...

Jill Lawson
January 17 2012

The Farm to Table Dilemma

In this day and age, growing your own food is not only in vogue, it is an intelligent decision for a lot of reasons. What was once a necessity is now...

Jill Lawson
October 31 2011

A Look into Urban, Suburban and Rural Yoga Culture

Ages ago yoga was only available to a select few. Now, modern day culture and lifestyle has not only embraced yoga, it is responsible for the...

Jill Lawson
October 25 2011

3 Tips to Setting Good Intentions

We all know that setting 'good intentions' is a 'good' thing to do, but it's sometimes not as easy as it looks. Do your 'good intentions' ever have...

Jill Lawson
October 17 2011

Free Yourself from Judgment

The crack of judgment whips our tender and vulnerable egos like the pounding of a judge's mallet that heartlessly smacks with the delivery of the...

Jill Lawson
September 30 2011

Going, Going, Gong!

I watched an episode or two of the Gong Show in the late 1970's and remembered the hosts using a gong to end absurd talent show acts. It wasn't until...

Jill Lawson
September 14 2011

Words to Promote Positive Changes in the World

Our world is shaped by words. Some cut deeply through the core of humanity while others rock us like sweet lullabies. It is no wonder we have all...

Jill Lawson
September 10 2011

Death, Fear and the Healing Magic of Yoga

I teach yoga in a small town with a population less than that of a shopping mall on a soggy Wednesday afternoon. In the six years I've lead classes...

Jill Lawson
September 3 2011