Diary of Yogini

Joslyn’s Journey to Joya

Joslyn’s Journey to Joya

  Health and fitness have always been a huge passion of mine, and I live a very active lifestyle – always on the move! When the pandemic started back in March 2020 and everything shut down, I was forced to switch up my regular workout...

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On Yoga and Rehab

On Yoga and Rehab

One in ten adults experiences chronic, persistent back pain. At only 27 years old, I suffered a herniated disc in my lumbar spine resulting in sciatica and scoliosis. For months, I was unable to stand up straight, my torso collapsing to the left...

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Coming Back Indoors

Coming Back Indoors

A key takeaway from the pandemic has been to realize the importance of adapting to circumstances that you cannot control. For most of us, COVID-19 upended our personal and professional lives.  It forced us to redefine how we worked, played...

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Lessons from Covid-19

Lessons from Covid-19

Yoga is a metaphor for life. The work we put into our practice informs our daily interactions. With the mantra “No judgement!,” our Yoga teachers urge us to release our judgments of ourselves and of the Yogis around us.  As we toil on our mats, a...

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Inspiration and Teamwork

Inspiration and Teamwork

#JOYAPROUD It continues to amaze me to consider that, at inception, Joya Yoga was a small one-studio operation that offered only Bikram Yoga. Just three years later, we have expanded to four locations that offer over a dozen fitness practices!...

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Reflections on the Joya Journey

Reflections on the Joya Journey

Joya’s growth over the last three months has exceeded Razi and my most ambitious projections: Joya Livermore now offers over 80 Yoga, Pilates, Barrre and Cycle Classes, morning and evening, seven days a week We have also expanded our Dublin and...

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Emotional Detox

Emotional Detox

“Life is about emotion.  When we use emotion correctly, it becomes devotion.  When we use emotion wrongly, it becomes commotion.” When I heard this quote at a seminar from inspirational speaker BK Shivani Verma, it resonated deeply with me and...

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Sleepless in Dublin

Sleepless in Dublin

Monday night, 11 pm. A day spent running from one task to another and working through my e-mail queue has left me in a reflective state of mind. I step away from crunching numbers,  scheduling classes, and responding to messages to contemplate my...

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Life is A Balancing Act

Life is A Balancing Act

Albert Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Like many of you, I am always on the move. My challenge is to avoid moving so fast that I fall over! As the owners of a fitness business with two...

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Livermore Studio Expansion

Livermore Studio Expansion

When I signed our lease on our Livermore Studio 3 years ago, I honestly did not anticipate the growth that we have had.   As a community of yoga and wellness students, we have both struggled and triumphed together.  All of you must know by now...

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Dublin
Pleasanton
(925) 828-9642
info@joyayoga.com