Spiritual Health

  • 6 Rules for Spiritual Practice

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    What makes yoga special? People often make claims that their yoga is this or that referring to something outside of a conventional practice. Then there are the people who know nothing about the benefits of yoga outside of stretching. So what makes yoga different than lifting weights or swimming and couldn’t those activities be someone’s version of yoga? One hallmark of yoga is that it cultivates 2 things specific to it that are not intrinsic to most other activities: being and intention. ‘Being’ in the respect that one shifts the frame of their life from ‘doing’ to ‘being’ in a ways that are subtle yet profound. Intention is in the way that we have the ability to tap into an unlimited resource for creativity and creation in our lives. There are caveats to both however, and restrictions to access this potential as they are only within our ability when we play by their rules, so in this week’s installment of the Yoga Living Project I offer an outline for the 6 rules for spiritual practice that, no matter what the activity, will help cultivate the superpowers of being and intention.

  • 9 Bhakti Yoga Practices by Austin Richman

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    What is this Bhakti Yoga? Learn about this pathway of love and devotion and the different practices you can implement into your life from cambio co-founder and Bhakti practitioner, Austin Richman. Let us know what sticks out to you, how you practice Bhakti and any other ideas you have to Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • A Beginner's Mind - Some Thoughts by Deepa Patel

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    Yoga Living Project is proud to welcome back guest author and Cambio YTT graduate, Deepa Patel. This week, Deepa is here to discuss one of the golden rules of teacher training that will take you far: a beginner's mindset. Regardless of if you have been practicing for a decade or have never set foot on a mat, our state-of-the-art yoga teacher training program will meet you where you are at and build a foundation to get you where you want to go.

    As we gear up for our teacher training -- in which our 12 Week Intensive track will be offered ONLINE and/or in-person -- remember that at Cambio Yoga, our mission is accessibility, community and education and we've led 25 Yoga Teacher Trainings over the last decade which has prepared our team to take this this special journey with If  you! If you are interested in learning more, 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 Deepa's inspirational thoughts below and, if you have other thoughts that you would like to share on the blog, email Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • A Little Info About The Deities

    This week guest writer Suzanne Mariska Bishop chimes in on the deities of yoga and their significance in the practice.

  • A Pathway To Personal Power Pt. 1 | By Austin Richman

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    Dive into the subtle energy of shakti with Austin Richman as he kicks off a blog series in this week's installment of Yoga Living Project. Read below to explore this transformational energy and for tangible advice in putting it to practice. Does this prompt an idea you'd like to share on the blog? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit your work!

  • A Pathway To Personal Power Pt. 2 | By Austin Richman

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    In this week's installment of Yoga Living Project, Austin continues the discussion on shakti, exploring the energy in the physical matter with additional practices to put into effect. Read below to dive deeper into your search for shakti and let us know how it unfolds in your life. Would you like to write for Yoga Living Project? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit your work!

     

  • A Pathway To Personal Power Pt. 3 | By Austin Richman

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    Austin Richman returns to the Yoga Living project to further the discussion of Shakti, this week exploring the relationship of energy and the mind. This week’s segment concludes with an at-home practice to help you soften into the landscape of the mind that is not to be missed. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know what you think or if this sparks an idea that you’d like to contribute to the blog!

  • A Pathway To Personal Power Pt. 4 | By Austin Richman

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    Austin wraps up this blog series with a focus on Kundalini Shakti- the energy that can propel you to fulfill your life's work when properly managed. As always, Austin leaves you with a practice to try out at-home that is sure to elicit opinions one way or another. So give it a read, try it out and let us know what you think! Don't forget, if you have an idea for the blog you'd like to share, please don't hesitate to reach out at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • A Yin Class w/ Austin Richman

    A yin class to balance chakras via tapas.

  • An Effort to Clean up my Heart | By Erika de la Cuadra

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    This week’s installment of Yoga Living Project concludes the theme of self care. Read below for a fresh perspective of self-reliance with the heart from cambio teacher Erika de la Cuadra. What fresh perspectives would you like to share with our blog-sphere? Email Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your ideas and feedback!

     

  • Body Scan & Relaxation by Erica Kafka

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    In this week's installment of Yoga Living Project, Erica Kafka is back with another tool to help you tune in with a Body Scan & Relaxation meditation. Give it a listen and let us know what you'd like to see more of or if you would like to contribute by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Cambio Satsang #2 w/ Austin Richman: Niyamas

    The niyamas are the sustaining practices for any seeker on the spiritual path. In this discussion we will cover how they relate to our modern life and some practical perspective and application to make sure that as we navigate throughout our life we do not lose ourselves in the hustle and bustle.

  • Cambio Satsang the Subtle Body w/ Austin Richman

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

  • Coming Out Of The Woods: 6 Things to Embrace for Your Own Self-Care | With Austin Richman

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    Austin is back and this time he's working us toward the crux of self-care by creating an understanding around the qualities that create suffering in the human condition. This inspiring installment of Yoga Living Project is completed with a quick field guide to help you navigate these concepts in your daily life to keep your yoga-off-the-mat strong and rooted in compassion.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your feedback and/or content for future posts!

  • Creating Abundance & Aligning with Dharma by Austin Richman

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    Austin is here for you this week with some insight on what it really takes to create abundance in your life and how it reflects your ability to fulfill your life's purpose. This might be particularly poignant during this time of national social distancing where we have all experienced a loss of some sort. If this sticks out to you, you might consider joining Amber Richman & Erika de la Cuadra for their Align with Abundance Workshop and 40 Day Mantra Challenge starting next week, 4/28. 

     

    Do you have insights that you would like to share on the Yoga Living Project? We are always looking to feature content about your experiences with all things life, love, learning and yoga. Email Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share your thoughts!

     

  • 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 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 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..

  • Field Notes on Life by Aveen Banich

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    First time guest blogger and yoga teacher extraordinaire, Aveen, shares her thoughts and experiences on the magical way love works throughout our lives. We'd love to hear what resonates with you so please let us know your thoughts. We are always looking for guest writers so do please reach out if you are so called to do so at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Finding Gratitude in Daily Obstacles with Kristen Mack

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    Cambio Senior Teacher (and all the other things extraordinaire) Kristen Mack returns to Yoga Living Project to bring home this month's theme of Gratitude. With a fresh perspective for the urban yogi and accessible advice on how to approach this substantial practice in the modern age, Kristen explores the powerful concept of turning obstacles into gifts to help you along the way. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic, as well as future ideas for the blog, so email Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your content!

  • Ida, and Pingala, and Sushumna... Oh My! By Kristen Mack

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    We just couldn't get enough of the Subtle Body exploration last month, so Kristen Mack returns for this week's installment of the Yoga Living Project to discuss nadis (energetic channels). Read below for Kristen's insights and suggested practices! As always, if you're interested in contributing material for the blog, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Introduction to the Yamas & Niyamas: The Ethical Guidelines of Yoga by Michael Lloyd Billington

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    Guest author and fellow Colorado yogi and blogger, Michael Lloyd Billington, offers his work (from his own blog ironically titled the “Living Yoga Blog”) on the ethical guidelines of yoga: the yamas (how you treat others; external disciplines) and niyamas (personal duties or observances; inner disciplines). The Yamas and Niyamas are the first two of the eight limbs of yoga, they are the home base that you can endlessly return to to find your footing on the yogic path.

    Read below to expand on these fundamental principles, and reach out to Austin to share your future ideas for the blog at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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!

  • Loving Awareness by Alyssa Corley

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    Alyssa Corley returns to Yoga Living Project with an etherical experience in living the yoga. There's not much we can say about this one, you'll just have to give it a read to get all the feels.

    But- we do want to hear more from you! If you have work you'd like to share on all things life, love, learning and yoga, hit us up via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see your work featured here.

     

  • Making Peace with Darkness by Alyssa Corley

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    Cambio Instructor Alyssa Corley is returning with a bare look of bringing yoga off the mat. As cambio owner, Amber Richman reminds us, "Yoga is the art of personal responsibility," and this short, poignant post is the epitome of this sentiment and sure to inspire all. If you're looking to share a snapshot of your journey with our readers, please reach out to Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 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! 

  • Sthira Sukham | By Kristen Mack

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    Kristen Mack tackles Sthira-sukham asanam in this week's installment of Yoga Living Project. Read below to learn more about this approach to asana (the yoga poses) derived from the Yoga Sutras of Pantajali. Do you have a topic you’d like to cover? 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.

     

  • 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 the Subtle Body Anyway? By Amber Richman

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    We're excited to say that this week's installment of the Yoga Living Project comes from cambio. Yoga Owner & Co-Founder Amber Richman! Amber shares her thoughts on the Subtle Body as well as a pranayama technique. Read below to learn about the subtle body including chakras, vayus, koshas and more. Do you have an experience or topic you'd like to share with our readers? If so, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be featured.

     

  • When the Yoga “Doesn’t Work” | By Shelby Palmeri

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    Do you know have anxiety? You're not alone. Welcome back to the Yoga Living Project cambio. teacher Shelby Palmeri for this week's personal look at yoga as self-care in the face of anxiety, even when if feels like the quick fix you might be looking for is lost on you. Send us your thoughts and future blog ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your content to be featured.

  • YLP Podcast Epsiode #7 Yoga Nidra w/ Suzanne Mariska Bishop

    In this epsiode of Yoga Living Project I chat with Suzanne Mariska Bishop about the meaning, history, purpose, practice, and benefits of Yoga Nidra. For more about the music you heard in this podcast or any of the Yoga Living Project Podcasts check out the music of Spiritwell at www.spiritwellmusic.com

  • YLP: Cambio's 1st Community Kirtan Live

    Austin Richman & Suzanne Bishop lead Cambio's 1st Community Kirtan 3-4-17

  • Yoga in the Darkness: How to Practice When Life Hurts by Suzanne Mariska

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    This week's installment of Yoga Living project is brought to you by Suzanne Mariska, as she shares poignant yet graceful thoughts on a yoga practice in the midst of the pains of life. If this stirs something in your heart and inspires you to contribute, email Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Yoga Living project Presents: On Shanti Shanti's Cold Depression Workshop from Friday, July 15 by Renee Nicole Rudolph

    This week guest writer and Cambio instructor Renee Nicole Rudolph shares her words on our recent visit from one of our favorite yoga teachers.

    On Shanti Shanti's Cold Depression Workshop from Friday, July 15

     

    On Friday, I attended the Overcoming Cold Depression: Penetrate the Silence of the Soul Workshop, presented by Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa and hosted at Cambio Yoga and what an honor it was. For years I suffered from cold depression. I was tired, angry, frustrated, and the level of my anxiety was indescribable. Sure, I knew I was probably depressed and sure, I really thought anxiety was to be expected--better get used to it I often told myself.

  • Yoga Nidra with Kristen Mack

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    This week's installment of Yoga Living Project is a Yoga Nidra led by Cambio senior teacher and Coordinator of the 200 hour Intensive Yoga Tecaher Training Kristen Mack (not to mention all the other things she does around here as well, too many to list!). Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that is at one time one of the simplest forms of meditaion as it is very accessible to anyone becasue it requires you make the body as comfortable as possible and if you fall asleep there is no penalty plus it is great for any one having trouble with sleep, fatigue, stress, and has been shown to also benefit peolple with other mental and or emotional difficulties. Please enjoy and as always let us know what you think, please share with your friends, and finally if you have any inclination toward contributing writing or any other media to the Yoga Living Project please don't hesitate to reach out to Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

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