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Yoga Instructor Bends Over Backwards to Make the World a Better Place
Santa Monica College Corsair News

In the fitness mecca of Santa Monica, yoga studios abound. Some are members-only expensive and some are yoga-for-all donation based. Some are Lululemon-clad trendy and some are more sweat pants-based casual. While certain types of yoga practitioners can be militant and focused on toning the body, others meditate on the mind-body connection. In Ally Hamilton’s pocket of the Santa Monica yoga universe, her new studio has a shtick-less philosophy; to her, it’s all about family.

“I believe anyone and everyone can benefit from the practice of yoga,” says Hamilton. She has been working with a client for six years who initially seemed to be a lost cause. He had been a smoker for 20 years, had emphysema, asthma, a titanium femur and went through open heart surgery only to be given a valve replacement from a pig. “I have to admit,” says Hamilton, “I thought ‘what can I possibly do for this guy?’” Six years later, however, her answer came in the form of the 76-year-old student who experiences respiratory relief and spends time gardening in his backyard when he’s not practicing yoga. Read the full yoga article

Golf Teams Use Yoga to Increase Performance

With current PGA Tour icons such as Tiger Woods and Camilo Villegas visibly portraying the benefits of weight training and exercising, the golf world has taken notice. The Minnesota Gopher men’s and women’s golf teams are no exception. This past off season, both teams took a new approach to their training regimens, deciding to use yoga as a tool to increase success on the course and give themselves an advantage over their opponents.

“I have definitely seen a change in my players flexibility, increase in their strength and also I believe Yoga allowed them to work on being more present not only during competition but while they are practicing,” said Gophers’ women’s Associate Head Coach Kris Wessinger. “I think this gives our players an advantage over their opponents because most Division I programs don’t have yoga instructors so they aren’t learning these skills our athletes are practicing.” Read the full yoga / golf article

(PRWEB) June 28, 2010 — Turtle Nesting Season in Costa Rica at Eco-Beachfront Villa

Turtles nesting often occurs right at the beachfront doorstep of the Casa Oceano oceanfront villa in Costa Rica. The upcoming turtle nesting season promises to be a favorite with eco-travelers and families alike, especially with the nature traveler’s discount available during the nesting season.

Is a jungle beach setting and luxurious accommodations mutually exclusive? It is often thought that vacationers must choose between natural, ecological surroundings and luxurious accommodations, but at Casa Oceano beachfront villa in Costa Rica, the eco-traveler can experience both!

Take advantage of the upcoming turtle nesting season, starting now, but most active in September, October and November. Turtles often come up at night to nest on the beach directly in front of the Casa Oceano, and sometimes even during the day. Read the full turtle nesting article here.

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