Jacalyn Prete

#MeToo – Healing Future Generations By Telling Our Story

#MeToo – Healing Future Generations By Telling Our Story

In writing this blog, I relived lots of scary memories. I experienced a healing process through sharing my story. I invite you to write about your early life traumas and share your stories as well. Together we can heal our hearts and stand up for the next...

Gurupurnima / Honoring The Teacher Within

Gurupurnima / Honoring The Teacher Within

As we move into the fullest brightest moon of the year called Gurupurnima, reflect on the role of the teacher in your life. Be filled with gratitude for the privilege of studying with many great teachers…teachers of the heart, the body and the mind. Where...

Clear Ancestral Karma with Ritual

Clear Ancestral Karma with Ritual

Tarpana is a practice that helps to clears your ancestral karma. It is one of the practices of Ayurveda that encourage you to remove the karmic burdens you carry and free yourselves to live your lives empowered and connected to the Self: the place of...

I Thought I was an Extrovert?!!

I Thought I was an Extrovert?!!

In October this year I had a huge and unexpected awakening at Cate Stillman’s YogaHealer retreat in South Dakota. For many years I have taught a workshop called “Finding your Authentic Voice.” I have done so much research, workshops, seminars and self...

Five Suggestions for The Ideal Holiday Meal

Five Suggestions for The Ideal Holiday Meal

I had the ideal holiday meal. My spontaneous meal wasn’t really planned but somehow worked out perfectly. My family was traveling to Virginia to be with my niece and her family. I was scheduled to present a yoga retreat at Kripalu Retreat Center, the day...

Teaching Ayurveda and Anusara Yoga in China

Teaching Ayurveda and Anusara Yoga in China

I arrived in Guangzou, China during a huge heat and humidity wave in September of 2017. Every day the sun would scorch me or drenching rains would pour down with no relief in sight!. At my host, Chen Ya, yoga studio, 26 enthusiastic teachers from all over...

Post Anusara Yoga and Meditation Retreat Recap

Post Anusara Yoga and Meditation Retreat Recap

What an AMAZING Retreat! Our annual Anusara® yoga and Meditation Retreat at Dai Bosatsu Zendo was so special. The group bonded so sweetly and deeply. We had several days of intense thunderstorms. The rain was so heavy it actually obscured the view of the...

Life Enhancing Benefits of Anusara Yoga

Life Enhancing Benefits of Anusara Yoga

My passion for Anusara® yoga started in 1998 when I met the founder, John Friend. I have been teaching this practice of Hatha yoga for 17 years and each day that I come to my sticky mat I experience gratitude for this...

Who has your back? #Reflections

Who has your back? #Reflections

Creating and being a member of a yoga tribe has been a deep desire and longing of mine since I started practicing yoga in the early 90’s in NYC. I was searching for a home base. I went to yoga conferences to try to meet the teacher that would inspire this...

My Adventure to Europe

I have been anticipating this return to Europe since my last teaching tour here in the Fall of 2015. My lovely hostess, Sabine Freitag, invited her students and other Anusara® yoga students and teachers to her town of Neider-Olm for 2 days of Therapeutics...

The Story Of My Recovery & How It Changed My Life

Today I'd love to share the story of my recovery, ever since I've shattered my tibia on 9/13/16. Since then, I've seen my life and my priorities in a new light. Below are a couple of photos documenting my journey, you can see I've kept my optimistic outlook throughout...

Invitation to a FREE Strategy Session

To get your FREE Strategy Session click here. To learn more about The Body Evolves health coaching program, click here. In the last year, I’ve offered multiple rounds of The Body Evolves program. It’s based on the ancient principles of...

Euro Teaching Tour Fall 2015

MY EUROPEAN TEACHING TOUR OCTOBER 2015 I am so grateful to my hosts for this trip. Allesandra DiPamprano, Catarina Cortellini, Piero Vivarellli, Alberto Vezanni, Rosi Babbit and Sabine Freitag. I landed in Milano, Italy and was greated by Alle. She picked...

Yoga Health Coaching

YOGA HEALTH COACHING I would like to introduce you to my latest passion. I hired a Yoga Health Coach. Cate Stillman, last Fall and my life changed dramatically. My hot flashes went away I lost  9 lbs over 10 weeks, 3 more over 3 months, I started sleeping better...

June Anusara® Yoga Blog 2014

As we ease into the deep heat of the Summer I have been contemplating the spaciousness of this time of year. We are approaching the Summer Solstice. The days are long and luxurious. I feel so blessed and want to share. I am grateful for my good health, the joy in my...

Blog #2 My Day Off in Ibaraki, Japan May 2014

After teaching five workshops in three days I was treated to a day off that included a lovely tour of a "Flower Park" in Ibaraki and a delicious lunch by the sea next to a fish market. The fish was fresh and the Beer went down really well. ...

JAPAN Blog May 2014

Dear Yogis and Yoginis, I was invited to stay my first night in Japan with my dear friends Madoka, Utaka ,and their sweet 4 year old, Aoi in Chofu,a suburb of Tokyo. Madoka has been a buddy from my first visit to Japan 10 years ago. I am so grateful for...

Japan Blog 2013 #3 Osaka Immersion I

The last 5 days of my trip to Japan were spent teaching the Immersion I program in Osaka hosted by  Anusara® Inspired teacher, Tomoko Oda.  These 16 advanced yogis are very strong in thier studentship. They arrive for the seminar 30 minutes early. When...

Japan Blog December 2012 #2

Here is Madoka-san and her sweet 3 year old daughter Aoi in the bamboo forest in Kyoto. The day was gorgeous and sunny. There was a fall nip in the air. We got off the train and Aoi saw a map that showed that you could visit monkeys if you hiked...

Okayama Blog December 2013

Dear Beloved Kula, I just finished my first weekend in Okayama with a group of enthusiastic and very strong yoga teachers and students. Naoko has a lovely studio in Okayama that attracts intermediate and advanced yoga practitioners. This is quite rare in...

Reply to Christina

I just read Christina Sell's blog and was blown away that she and I started teaching and studying yoga at around the same time. I started teaching in 1991 and realize that yoga has changed dramatically since then. Yoga was hippie dippy in those days and...

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