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Welcome to Goyogaboot.com We provide professional yoga instruction in order to provide our clients with a variety of benefits. Some of the more common benefits our clients experience are:
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased strength
  • Improved posture
  • Better concentration

And many other benefits to your body which will counteract the affects of aging and environmental garbage that we breath in our daily lives. I personally invite you to contact me to learn how you can begin to gain your knowledge of the power that you have inside of you and experience for yourself the benefits of a professionally licensed and insured yoga instructor.

In health,

Roshonda "YoginiRO" Caldwell E.L.


The Unspoken Rules Of Yoga.

Every now and then someone publishes a "do & don't" etiquette list for yogis, often inspired by pet peeves in class (ringing cell phones, odorous classmates, neighbours chitchatting). The New York Times ran one last summer, and the February issue of Yoga Journal includes a cheeky article on the topic, titled "Oh, Behave!" These articles are good for people new to yoga, obviously, but they are also good reminders for longtime yogis. Observing etiquette guidelines not only helps you avoid committing a potentially embarrassing yoga faux-pas, it also helps you and your classmates get the most out of your time on the mat.

Here are some basic tips for attending any yoga class and will be observed with YogiRo. Do you have any particular yoga pet peeves? Let us know!

Arrive early
Tardiness to yoga class is disruptive and disrespectful to the teacher and other students. To avoid being late, aim to arrive 15 minutes before class is scheduled to start; this gives you time to relax, breathe, and settle in. If you can't help being a few minutes late, wait outside the class until any opening meditations have ended—barging in and setting up your mat during these times is noisy and bothersome to your fellow students trying to bliss out. If your tardiness exceeds 10 minutes, it's best to chalk it up to a missed class.

Talk to the teacher
If you have any injuries (past or current), concerns or contraindications, talk to the teacher before class. This way, the teacher can recommend variations on certain poses during practice to allow you to reap the benefits without unnecessary strain. Speak up if something doesn't feel right, but don't "hog" the teacher during class; if you have lots of concerns, consider scheduling a private session.

Remove your shoes
The studio stays most hygienic if everyone leaves their shoes (yes, even flip-flops) outside the classroom. And pay attention where you're walking barefoot—it's a major no-no to tread on other students' mats.

Relish the quiet
A yoga classroom is like a sanctuary—people come here to relax and find peace. Honor this by observing as much quiet as possible: Try not to make distracting sounds (ie, overzealous grunts and groans), and save any chit-chat for after class.

Turn off your cell
Make a habit of doing this before you step foot into the yoga studio; nothing is more grating then the sound of a ringing cell phone during practice. (And few things are as embarrassing as scrambling to silence your phone in the middle of class!)

Consider hygiene
Sweat is good—it's a sign you're working hard, and a healthy way to cleanse the body of toxins. However, if you're prone to heavy perspiration, bring a towel to class to mop your brow (so you don't drip on your neighbour's mat) and wipe up any excess sweat on or around your mat after class.

Skip the scents
Many people have sensitivities to perfumes and scented body lotions; help us keep our studios fragrance-free by avoiding applying any aromatic products before class. If you're concerned about stink, shower before class and use unscented deodorant.

Keep your belongings outside class
Floorspace in a classroom can be limited, so keep your "footprint" small. Limit the belongings near your mat to the bare essentials: a water bottle, towel, and maybe an additional layer for the relaxation period at the end of class. Leave your coat, purse, keys, cell phone (turned off, of course) duffel bag and whatever else in the designated area outside the classroom.

Wear appropriate clothing
Select clothing based on what type of yoga you'll be doing, the temperature of the room, and what will be most comfortable for the duration of class. Avoid clothing that is too baggy and loose (which can get in your way during certain poses) as well as clothing that is too tight or revealing—no one wants to witness a "wardrobe malfunction" during class!

Excuse yourself quietly
If you must use the restroom during class, it's most polite to wait until a short period of rest like child's pose or between asanas. Excuse yourself quietly, trying not to obstruct other students' view of the teacher.

Stay 'til the end
Savasana is a delicious period of relaxation at the end of each yoga class. If you roll up your mat and dash out the door during this quiet time, you're not only annoying your fellow students, you're missing out on what is arguably the most essential part of the practice. Forget about the to-do list that awaits you after class, and allow yourself to really sink in to this incredibly restoring pose. Breathe and remind yourself this is why you're here. You'll be glad you did!

Why Your Mat Is So Important.

To many times i have people who decide that they are not going to need a Yoga mat when attending class. Now if i owned a Studio with even surface floors of hardwood i would still tell you that a mat is essential, and to pratice with out a mat is dangerous especially on a concrete floor.

So why is it important to have a mat? First i just want to say that your mat is your first line of defense,your scared space and its value during pratice is priceless.

The support of the overall mat and the consistency of the surface is one that only changes when you change it. In my experience it makes it possible for me to pratice without contamination,as in things that are creeping around on a floor from shoes and things circulating in the room. In keeping with the consistency of pratice i would advise getting a mat for yourself just to have as protection when you are ready to begin your pratice.

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Drink To Your Health!

To do or not to do Yoga? That is the question.

Weather you decide to make asana a part of your everyday life, take a moment to purify the your body and help your health. I remember during this Tea after a gruelling power Yoga class. I suggest you tailor this recipe to you and your home needs but as a gift for everyone i offer this recipe..

Yogi tea purifies the blood, lungs and circulatory system. It cleans the liver and has many more unseen benefits.

It's good to drink this tea every day, however when buying this in the store it is referred to as India Classic Spice. But first I think you should experience the freshness of the spice when using raw ingredients. Enjoy!

Original Yogi Tea Recipe

Yogi Tea

    1 Gallon Water
    30 cloves
    30 whole green cardamon pods
    30 whole black peppercorns
    1 lg finger of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
    5 sticks cinnamon
    1 teabag, Black Tea
    *Milk and Honey to taste (*optional)

Bring water to boil.

Add all spices except black tea bag. Boil 30 -45
min. Longer is stronger.

Finally, add black tea bag and boil another 5 min. **The black tea is
added last because it amalgamates the spices and sort of seals them. Also the
tannins help assimilate the spices into the body.

If adding milk & honey, do so after adding the tea bag and letting it
steep– OR BETTER add milk and honey to individual cup or a small batch. That way
you can store the raw tea in the fridge and prepare with milk and honey as you

If you go cup by cup, you can leave the raw tea on the stove on the lowest flame to enjoy all day.

**Milk helps to ease the shock of the spiciness on the stomach and
intestines so drink with milk if you're sensitive.
Note: for a stronger
tea you can let the spices sit and sink to the bottom. If the tea gets really
strong you can cut it with milk or reconstitute with a little water.


When choosing a place to pratice you should always be mindful of the instructor or teachers style. The key is to listen to what he or she is saying to execute the movement properly, it takes more energy for you to look around at others than it does for you to focus on self improvement and posture. Taking note that everyone is different and the style while different is ultimately about taking the same journey. Language is somthing that you dont have to see but can imagine,Relax and ease into the Asana and remember although yoga can be uncomfortable at times yoga shouldnt hurt. Breath in and you take a step closer to bliss. Namaste!

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