Leadership of a successful yoga studio is an extension of internal values flowing into decisive, strategic actions. Just like a team of sled dogs follow their leader, studios are direclty influenced by its owner. Over the course of 15 years working
About Kym CocoHi there! I'm Kym Coco, an ocean-loving yogi who is passionate about writing, travel, and great food (among a long list of other things). I feel absolutely alive on my mat, and I created Swagtail as a way to channel that prana into powerful, practical tools that can be used by other fabulous teachers in the yoga community!
Warrior 3 can be a challenging yoga pose, and for good reason. On a physical level, it requires length of the hamstrings, openness of the shoulders, and strength of the core. Mentally, you are called to a higher level of awareness
I am a huge fan of taking yoga classes of all styles. The following sequence is inspired by a local Sarasota studio, Yoga from the Heart. The Iyengar-influenced approach taught there is done is an extremely safe way, and I just
Hanumanasana, or the yoga splits, is a challenging posture where both legs are doing opposite actions. I recall learning basic gymnastics at the ripe, young age of 5. This led to baton-twirling, and within a year, I was cut from the squad.
Awareness is a skill that gets cultivated with practice, and over time, it can become a powerful force to facilitate positive, personal change. While an active yoga practice can be used to build this skill, one of my biggest transformations came
In my early twenties, I had a host of unwanted habits, one of which was internal anger. I wasn't the person who would explode at any little annoyance. Instead, I was an emotional stuffer. My body retained tension from any situation
One nickname I have for my dog is “Curious Kai.” She eagerly sits by my side to sniff the contents of any newly-arriving package, or she joins me in the kitchen to gauge what is being cooked for dinner (or, more
Yin yoga as a great way to prepare the body and mind for a good night's rest. Now, I'm naturally a deep sleeper who falls into a slumber almost immediately, and can do so almost anywhere. In fact, there was one
When adding to your yoga team, you want to bring the best on board to enhance the success of your studio. Interviewing potential instructors is the start of this process, and it can be a lot like dating. Years ago, I
To run a successful yoga studio, it’s essential to bring together a team of great teachers as well as cultivate the skill set necessary to lead that team. Growing up, I served as captain for many a sports team on which