Month: October 2014

Stay Stress Free With YBD’s New Mobile App! Download It Today!

Maintain your inner peace and stay stress free all the way to your yoga mat! Yoga by Degrees’ new Mobile App makes it easier than ever to find and check in to your next yoga class!  This is just a few of the many ultra convenient functions the new YBD AppAppLogo provides. Download the Yoga by Degrees App today to plan and purchase classes and keep up to date on all events, alerts and promotions! From the iPhone and Android App you can view class schedules and add them to your calendar. You can also purchase classes, workshops and memberships, plus stay up to date on events, alerts and promotions, as well as access location and contact information. You can also click through to our Facebook, Twitter and blog pages. Optimize your time and maximize the convenience of finding classes and staying up to date on all things Yoga by Degrees from your iPhone or Android! Download this App  today!  AppScreen3 AppScreen2 AppScreen1

Meet Carole, YBD Teacher of the Month!

A powerful Yoga Sculpt teacher, a mindful Vinyasa instructor, a mother, and a full-time businesswoman –our Teacher of the Month, Carole, does it all.  Carole inspires our YBD community to be balanced with all of her dymanic strengths both in and around the yoga studio.  You can catch Carole’s class at any of our locations, check our website for details. See below to get to know this dedicated leader and yogi even more.

Carole in her favorite asana, Natarajasana.

Carole in her favorite asana, Natarajasana.

When and how did you come to yoga?

About 11 years ago, a friend recommended I try bikram to help with my tennis elbow and other aches I was feeling due to the amount of competitive tennis and hard core workouts I endured since I was a teenager. After 6 months of practicing, my body and mind changed in ways I never imagined. I was then motivated to explore other types of yoga such as Baptiste and Power Vinyasa and yoga soon became a part of my life!

Why did you start teaching yoga?

I wanted to know more than just the physical part of the practice. I wanted to understand more about the philosophy and history of yoga.

What is your favorite pose?

Natarajasana (Dancers Pose) since it is a pose that represents balance – both on and off the mat.

Who inspires your teaching?

All of the YBD teachers!! Every day off I plan to take a class and it just amazes me what I learn from each teacher at YBD!

Tips for beginners…

Keep coming! Do not worry about feeling you have to know ‘everything’, yoga is a lifetime journey.

What’s your favorite quote?

“You have to take care of yourself in order to take care of others”

– this resonates so much with me since I balance a full time job in addition to being a mother, wife, and yoga teacher!

YBD Writing Contest: What’s your Yoga by Degrees story?

Yogis, we want to hear your story. Yoga has touched our lives in endless ways and we are asking you to share your yogic journey with us. Have you experienced more than just physical relief throughout your practice with Yoga by Degrees?

Yoga by Degrees is launching a writing contest to spread the word about the highs and lows, breakdowns and breakthroughs, and transformative powers of the yogi path. We value every single share so please enter your story. YBD will chose one winner whose human interest story will be published in local newspapers and win a YOGA BY DEGREES ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP!

What we’re looking for in your Yoga by Degrees story:

  • Approximately 1 pages
  • Authentic, personal share about your experiences on your yoga journey
  • How yoga has changed your life
  • How YBD was involved or contributed to your yoga practice

YBD Writing Contest Prizes:

  • Free YBD Annual Membership for Grand Prize Winner
  • Gifts from YBD Boutique for Finalists
  • Opportunity to share your story in local newspaper publications and YBD social media sites
  • Spread the awareness of Yoga’s endless benefits


Please submit your story by email to:

*Stories must be submitted before October 31st