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  • By Golly, It’s Chakra Night! by Katie White

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    Welcome first time guest author Katie White to the Yoga Living Project! A Cambio teacher and YTT graduate - of both our 200hr AND 300hr programs, Katie always finds a way to contribute straight from her heart. In this week's installment, you can read about her's bold and brave journey to find her true self in which her vulnerability is sure to tug at your heart strings.

    Katie's story starts with the decision to not only uproot herself but to also plunge into yoga teacher training to build a new life around integrity and perseverance. As we gear up for our summer teacher training -- in which our 12 Week Intensive track will be offered ONLINE and/or in-person -- and as your LAST chance of 2020 to start Extended YTT, remember we are here to work alongside you and ensure you make the most of our cutsom-built program. We have a saying in Teacher Training: "All ships rise with the tide." Our goal is to help each trainee succeed, regardless of what it looks like for you. If you are interested in learn more and sign up for our upcoming Info Sessions or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Read Katie's courageous story and if you have a story that you'd like to share with your audience, email Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Cambio Community Kirtan #2

    Cambio Community Kirtan #2 w/ Austin Richman & Suzanne Bishop on 5-6-2017

  • Cambio Community Kirtan #4

    Cambio Community Kirtan #4 from 10-8-2017 with Suzanne Mariska Bishop and Austin Richman

  • Cambio Community Satsang 11-12-17

    In this episode of Yoga Living Project podcast Austin Richman guides an open format satsang with the community members of Cambio Yoga where they discuss how to be grateful for the way in which the practice is supportive, how showing up as your best self allows others to see it within you and encourages them to do the same, and much more.

  • Cambio Community Satsang Asana Q & A w/ Austin Richman

    Cambio Community Satsang Asana Q & A w/ Austin Richman where we discuss enlightenment, no-no's and secret knowledge.

  • Cambio Community Satsang on History of Yoga w/ Austin Richman 7-17

    This week on the Yoga Living Project Podcast we discuss not only how yoga came to be over the last 5,000 years but also ask some of the deeper questions like: Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going?

  • Cambio Community Satsang on The 8 Limbs of Yoga

    Cambio Community Satsang on the 8 Limbs of Yoga

  • Cambio Fall YTT Playlist #1

    During teacher training the trainees all make a playlist. Then we choose a few from each one to make two master playlists, here is the first of two. Enjoy!

  • Cambio Satsang the Subtle Body w/ Austin Richman

    A community discussion about the finer details of yoga's energetics from 5-17-2017

  • cambio. Yoga Feautured on Local News for Colorado Springs Fitness Week

    Screen Shot of Amber & Austin Richman with Lauren McDonald from Fox21

    The team here at cambio. Yoga were so excited to play host to Fox21 News "Right Now" - a local morning news show - to explain our mission, greet some of our teachers and share some of our favorite things about yoga!

     

  • Drepung Gomang Monks Chanting and Dharma Talk at Cambio Yoga

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    Please enjoy this live recording of the Tibetan Monks from March 6th, 2019 at Cambio. To check out the Monks while they are still here click this link to view their schedule for the remainder of the weekend.

     

  • Ecstatic Kirtan 7-21-18 with Spiritwell

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    The first half (Kirtan part) of this Summer's Ecstatic Kirtan at Cambio Yoga with Spiritwell. Thank you so much for coming out, sharing your voices and being heard!

  • Ecstatic Kirtan w/ Spiritwell at Cambio Yoga on 2-23-19

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    Please enjoy this live recodring of the Ecstatic Kirtan with Spiritwell at Cambio Yoga on 2-23-19.  Our theme of the night was Return of the Light and our intention was to give the beautiful people who showed up all the chance in the world to feel and express themselves, as you will hear it was pretty lit!

     

     

     

  • Ecstatic Kirtan Wave on 7-21-18 with Spiritwell

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    This is the Ecstatic Kirtan Wave on 7-21-18 with Spiritwell, or the second ohalf of the night where people get up and dnace, we think you will enjoy it please have a listen and share. See you in October for our next Ecstatic Kirtan!

     

  • Ecstatic Kirtan with Spiritwell at cambio. Yoga on 10/26/19

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    Please enjoy this live recording of the Ecstatic Kirtan with Spiritwell at Cambio Yoga from 10/26/19.  A goal of these events is to create an atmosphere in which you can transcend the ordinary and enter a euphoric experience that is just dang fun. Give it a listen to feel the music, perhaps move your body, and listen deeply. Let us know what you think and send your thoughts and any future blog or podcast ideas to Austin Richman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Ecstatic Wave from December 22nd 2018 at Cambio Yoga

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    Here is the second onstallment from the Ecstatic Kirtan on December 22nd 2018 at Cambio Yoga. Please enjoy the ecstatic wave. If you enjoy the music you are hearing keep an eye out for new music from Spiritwell inn February 2019!

  • Forgotten Parks Project by Cassian J Cole

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    At Cambio you know we revolve around our local community, so we are thrilled that this week's installment of the Yoga Livng Project comes from Cambio Student Cassian J Cole who recently launched a challenge for people to go out in their neighborhood or local trailhead and pick up garbage.  Read (or watch) to check out this the idea and share -share - share it to help this movement gain momentum.

    Working with your own ideas of community support? Share your blog, vlog & podcast proposals to Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Hands to the Heart Yoga Retreat in Tulum Mexico w/ Lora & Austin

    Few people give themselves the chance to truly unwind from the residual stress of life to seek out what the heart needs be it rest, adventure, reflection, healing...Tulum is a magical place in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico that offers a panacea of paradise and true retreat. Lora and Austin talk why retreats of this nature are so transformational and want to extend the invite to anyone who thinks that they may need a breather in a profoundly beautiful place with, great food and yoga. Visit us at www.handstotheheart.com to learn more!

  • Kirtan from December 22nd 2018

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    Please enjoy the first installment from December 22nd's Ecstatic Kirtan,in this aduio recording you will hear the kirtan the second installment will be the Ecstatic Dance Wave. Let us know how you like it and we look forward to seeing you at the next one!

     

  • Live Recording of Kirtan with Suzanne Mariska & Kirsten at Cambio Yoga on 9/14/19

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    Please enjoy this live recording of the Kirtan with Suzanne Mariska and Kirsten Rambling Roots with friends Angelo Mari & Bobae Barnes at Cambio Yoga from 9/14/19.  More of a traditional kirtan, this night was sprinkled with special acts aimed to sync hearts and vibrations through song. Kirsten and Suzanne have been singing together for over 20 years, and came prepared to serve the cambio. Yoga community. Let us know what you think and keep your eyes peeled for another Kirtan experience with Spiritwell on Saturday, October 26. Do you have something you'd like shared on the blog-sphere? If so, email Austin atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Looking Back Over the Decade

    Photo of Amber and Austin Richman sitting in front of the Charka Mural


    You've inspired us to take a look back over the impact that accessible yoga has had in the last decade...here are some things that stood out!

  • Love: A Conversation with Yourself with Erika de la Cuadra

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    This week's installment of Yoga Living Project comes from Erika de la Cuadra wrapping up this month’s theme on love. Use the ideas below on the quest of getting your heart right by asking questions and doing the hard work of loving yourself first. Do you have something to contribute? We are also always looking for guest writers so please reach out at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’re interested!

  • Om: Community Satsang w/ Lora Lantz

    Ever wondered about why we om, what it means or where it comes from. Listen in to hear Lora lantz talk all things Om from history to meaning to how to do it properly...

  • Sangha as a Form of Stewardship | By Austin Richman

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    In this week's installment of Yoga Living Project, Austin Richman returns to wrap up this month's theme of Community. The role of sangha (community) has the potential to be a powerful teacher and Austin explores some of the deeper forms of stewardship within that. Read below to gain insight into how your community can strengthen and find opportunities to serve those around you. As always, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have content you'd like to contribute for Yoga Living Project! 

  • Spiritwell Live at the Gold Room on The Beat Goes On

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    In this week's installment of Yoga Living Porject we have the live video feed from KCOS Digital Media sponsored The Beat Goes On. The Beat Goes On is a free event that showcases live local musical talent every Wednesday from 7-9pm at the Gold Room. It was a genuine pleasure to work with these folks who are not only consumate pros but incredibly generous and big hearted to be doing this non-profit work all for the benefit of building community and cultutre around live local music.

     

  • SWAHA Digital Release Live Listening Party

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    Suzanne, Erika, and Austin take time to talk about how Ecstatic Kirtan began, what it is, and how this album, now available on most major streaming platfroms, came to be. Thanks to all of you who have helped make these events and this music what it has become!

     

  • The Path Leads Inward – Why I Love Teaching Yoga Teachers by Suzanne Mariska

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    "When the program was over, I was on my own with my newly earned certificate (and very green teaching skills).  Teaching a class on my own was a sink or swim situation, and I did a lot of sinking as I tried to figure out how to actually apply what I had learned without any guidance.   Fortunately, I was determined enough to keep venturing into the water. I started teaching at Cambio in 2009, and here I received an amazing level of support and mentorship from many people in this teaching community.  I honed my skills in sequencing, adjusting, language, and I over time I learned to teach with confidence and grace."

    Extended YTT Co-Coordinator and Senior Teacher, Suzanne Mariska shares her experience in becoming a yoga teacher and how it inspires her in leading incoming trainees as they take their first steps on this journey. Continue reading Suzanne's unique experiences and this practice that leads you inward.

    Are you interested in becoming a yoga teacher? Or in doing training to deepen your own practice? What about sharing your YTT experience, or anything else that you'd like to see on the Yoga Living Project? Whatever it is, email Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • The Power of Touch: How I Learned to Love Adjustments | By Shelby Palmeri

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    In this week's installment of the Yoga Living Project, cambio. Yoga teacher Shelby Palmeri shares what changed her mind about hands-on adjustments. Read about her journey below and if you have anything you'd like to share on the matter (or any other topic) email Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • The Practice | With Alyssa Corley

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    This is my practice. These poignant words come from recent cambio YTT graduate and first time Yoga Living Project guest author, Alyssa Corley. If you're looking to go on a journey through expression and artistry, read some of Alyssa's experience of the human condition below and we dare you not to get instantly pulled in. Share your interpretation of all things life, love and yoga by reaching out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Top 9 Reasons our Teacher Training is Super Special

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    9 Reasons our Teacher Training is Super Special
    (we tried to keep it to just 5, but couldn't...)

    1. Real Skills- Our students graduate ready to take the seat of the teacher. Cambio ytt gives you all the tools you need to step into teaching a safe, well-sequenced, and inspiring class.
    2. Support- Cambio faculty and teachers provide consistent and supportive mentorship. You are never alone on your teacher training journey - you are supported by an expansive community of experienced and caring teachers who are truly invested in your growth, plus you have a personal mentor.
    3. Experienced Faculty- We’ve led 23 trainings…not to mention extended teacher training, which has been ongoing since 2013! We understand that teaching students to teach is a whole other thing than guiding yoga classes. Our lead teachers have been teaching since at least 2011 and have been a part of faculty since at least 2013. All YTT teachers must successfully complete extensive internship programs.
    4. Designed for the Learner- Cambio owner and YTT director, Amber, has her masters in teaching, so this training is designed for the learner. Don't expect boring lectures! Our curriculum utilizes a wide variety of techniques to facilitate interaction and discussion, as well as to address different learning styles.
    5. Accessibility- One of Cambio's guiding principles is that yoga should be accessible to all. In that spirit, our teacher trainings are welcoming and accessible to anyone with a sincere desire to grow. Our students - and teachers - come from many different walks of life and yoga backgrounds, and that diversity is part of the richness of our community.
    6. Community- Cambio ytt students are immersed in a culture of mutual support and friendship. Whether you are a long-time yoga practitioner or brand-new to the practice, your sangha will help you through the challenges and celebrate your successes.
    7. More than Poses- While learning a ton about alignment and the purpose of poses, our students also learn about other aspects of yoga through experiential workshops like chakra nights and book club.
    8. Real class experiential learning- We put our trainees in our actual classes to get experience during training. It’s not as scary as it sounds and the pay off is huge in both practical experience and confidence!
    9. Insight into Special Considerations - Our trainees gain understanding about how to work with beginners, adaptive, and prenatal students.

  • Vulnerability and Intimacy in the Yoga Community | By Austin Richman

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    This week’s installment of Yoga Living Project is brought to you by Austin Richman, whose unique perspective of how community can deepen your yoga practice is sure to influence your intentions and expectations when walking into the studio. Read below for insights on how to cross the threshold from vulnerability into intimacy, and how to hold that door open for others. What unique perspectives do view the world with? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your thoughts for future Yoga Living Project installments.

  • What is Ecstatic Kirtan?

    In this episode of Yoga Living Project Austin and Suzanne explain exactly what they have in mind for the Cambio Community Event for December. Why no one should be scared to be heard or seen. How the devotional practice of Bhakti yoga brings more love in to our life, and what happens when we commit to something and discover what lies behind the ego once it has exhausted itself. Also if you ever wondered what samdhi is and ways to experience for yourself this might just be the listen and event for you!

  • What is Yoga?

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    We asked what yoga is to you, and the responses are beautiful! Watch this short video to see what your community thinks about the wonder that is yoga.

  • Why are there crows in your logo?" with Amber Richman

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    Why are there crows in our logo? There are a few why reasons and you should listen to this story of Amber's that had our jaws dropped all the way through! Click below to watch the video.

    Have your own riveting story? Email Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share.

  • Why I did Yoga Teacher Training by Erika de la Cuadra

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    Yoga Living Project presents a peek into one teacher’s journey into Yoga Teacher Training. If you’re interested in joining our program, or if you would like to like to share your story, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • YLP Episode # 9 with Liz Nelson of Surf And Turf Sanctuary

    A conversation with Liz Nelson about her and her family's Animal Sanctuary Surf and Turf Sanctuary in Larkspur Colorado.

  • YLP Podcast Episode # 5 Yoga for Vets with Jason Smiley

    A talk with Jason Smiley about PTSD, music, yoga, tattoos and life.  Editor's note:
    When I asked if there is a cure for PTSD and Jason said no and would like to correct that.  "There is no single thing that cures it.  I gave an answer about a pie and how one should investigate all the different therapies.  Although one never gets rid of the actual trauma, technically you can get rid of the stress disorder.  I think I was also answering from the perspective of a patient in the VA health care system, where it is unlikely that you will get rid of either.  Anyway through various modalities of therapy it is technically possible to rid oneself on the stress disorder, not the actual traumatic event.  That part never goes away."

  • YLP Vlog #1: Feed The Need

    Randy Richman Making Sandwiches

    Video about a local Vietnam Veteran feeding Colorado Springs homeless

  • YLP with Amber Richman on the Pancha Maya Kosha model

    In this Video Amber sits in with YTT alumni to chat about the Pancha Maya Kosha model from the Upanishads. This video was taken from our Biannual Learn & Lounge where graduates and current students of Cambio School of Yoga get together for a 2 part meeting. The first of which is this video where the talk revolves around sadhana, what that is, and how it addresses the means for caring for all five aspects of the individual and of course what those aspects are. The second part of the Learn and Lounge is the lounge part where we sit, chat and eat, sorry that part is not included but please note that the video really gets started at the 14 minute mark so don't worry about rewinding it as it will start there, please share and enjoy!

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