Parents of Yogi Flight School: Part II

Sep 21, 2021

Being a parent who takes time to invest in yourself is not easy, but it's well worth it.

Don't take it from me. Let the stories and advice from the badass ninja moms featured in this blog be a testament to that concept. Their experience at Yogi Flight School has positively affected each of their lives in one way or another, and they are living proof of the power of believing in yourself and trusting the process.


Mom of two children - 15yrs & 10yrs

How has your participation in Yogi Flight School affected your children?
Eldest is embarrassed , younger one joins in with the arm balances and inversions.

What advice do you have for parents who want to join Yogi Flight School, but are concerned about the time, energy, and financial investment?
Financial investment: definitely worth every penny! With lifetime access, you have the flexibility to dive deep as soon as you join in or do a little bit at a time - there's no time pressure. Energy: I have more of it . Time: this is a...

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Non-attachment and Commitment

Sep 14, 2021

Abhyāsa vairāgyābhyām tannirodhah.

This is yoga sutra 1.12 from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and its message is practice and non-attachment - showing up and doing the work of the practice of yoga, the work of life, of being present, without attachment to the result.

That tends to be really difficult for a lot of people. 

We think, “why in the world would we practice something if we’re not going somewhere?

If there’s no goal? Or how do we not be attached to the fruits of the thing that we’re working towards?”

But that is the practice. Yoga tries to teach us that it’s not always about the end goal. If it’s always about the end goal, we’re going to do it for the end goal, and we need to be doing it for the process. It’s in the process, in the repetition, in the showing up that we learn about ourselves, that we clear out the bullshit and start to find some clarity and some peace. 

Yoga is about much more than the physical...

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The Power of Belief

Aug 31, 2021

 At Yogi Flight School, we spend a fair amount of time discussing the stories that we’ve created about ourselves.

These stories are often beliefs that we’ve adopted over time and are keeping us stuck in the same patterns, places, and as the same person. Growth becomes unimaginable, because growth requires change, and change takes us out of our comfort zone. 

The important thing to remember is that our beliefs are not always based on truth. We adopt beliefs based on our experiences with the world or with other people, many times during childhood, and almost always without conscious recognition of what’s occurring. Beliefs are sneaky like that.

But what happens when we begin to challenge those beliefs and set out to re-write our stories?

Magic happens.

It starts small. You begin to use the word “yet,” a lot more often. 
“I can’t,” becomes “I can’t, yet.” 
“I’m not strong enough,”...

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About Deanna Kohl - Ninja Breakthrough Contest Winner!

Aug 24, 2021

Deanna Kohl is our first-ever Yogi Flight School Ninja Breakthrough Case Study Contest winner!

We thought that it was important for you to get to know our winner a bit better. I had the incredible pleasure of meeting with her and hearing her inspiring story. 

Deanna found herself at Yogi Flight School unexpectedly.

Back at the beginning of 2020, when COVID reached the US, Deanna had a very regular, daily exercise routine. As the lockdowns began to land all over the nation and the businesses began to shut down, including the gyms and yoga studios where Deanna spent her mornings, she began searching for something to replace those activities with. Being the frugal person she is, she decided that she would participate in any free, online fitness sessions that she could find. After months of various fitness challenges and trainings, Yogi Flight School’s free arm balance and inversion training appeared for Deanna in November 2020 and she joined.

The training occurred over the...

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The Journey

Aug 17, 2021

"Yoga is the journey of the self
     Through the self
          To the self"
~ The Bahagavad Gita

When you’re not able to nail a pose, you have an incredible opportunity if you’re not yet nailing it. Consider that as a gift, because you are being delivered an opportunity to look at yourself and see how you are when you’re challenged. And how you are when things don’t come easily and quickly. In seeing that, you have the opportunity to make a choice.

Can you choose to revert to your stories (Examples: I’m not good enough, I’m too heavy, I’m too weak, etc) or you can choose to say, “Okay, this isn’t easy, and I’m going to commit without being attached to the outcome. I will commit to showing up and doing the work over and over and over.”

This is so many of us. This is human. This is what we do - we assign meaning to things.

An event is neutral. Something occurring, in and of...

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Meet the Team - Sary!

Aug 10, 2021

Let’s get to know the newest team member at Yogi Flight School

If you are already a member, you have likely seen a handful of names pop up over and over on our Members Only Facebook group. If you’re not yet a member, you’re missing out! (...and can learn more about our program here).

We thought our last Meet the Team featured post was the last one. It turns out we were wrong! Allow us to introduce…

Sary Udashkin, Community Ninja at Yogi Flight School.

Sary has been an active member of the Yogi Flight School community since joining the program in December 2020.

Although Sary is originally from Canada, she currently lives in London, UK. She moved there with her partner after being displaced from her home of 4.5 years in China due to COVID, where she was teaching English as a foreign language.

“Why China?” was my question, and what a story. Sary’s grandparents were Jewish (her great-grandfather also being a labor activist), living in...

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Breaking Through Fear

Aug 03, 2021

Life has a funny habit of installing fear in us in even the most subtle of ways.

Where, though, does the stress come from? It’s a response to our fear. The human stress response is intended to keep us safe from catastrophic events (like being chased by a velociraptor in prehistoric times). 

Prolonged states of fear and stress can result in many chronic illnesses. And if you didn’t know, chronic illnesses make up more than 80% of the current diseases affecting the global population.


You might be asking yourself, “what does this have to do with arm balances and inversions?”

Well, for most people, arm balances and inversions are scary. Do any of these sound familiar?

  • What if I fall?
  • What if I get hurt?
  • What if I try and I can’t? (…and what does that mean about me?)
  • What if I’m not strong enough?
  • What if I’m not flexible enough?


I can assure you that very few people begin their journey with arm balances and inversions...

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A Heartwarming Tale (from a Yogi Flight School Student)

Jul 27, 2021

At Yogi Flight School, we are dedicated to making an impact.

This heartwarming testimonial was sent to us by one of our members, and it was simply too amazing not to share!

"Hi all, this is a long post and an emotional one for me. While the breakthrough story challenge was going on, I wanted to write about my experience with YFS. I am not a video person, but I love to scribble down my thoughts. So finally, I finished writing up my breakthrough story.

There are two things during my life that I never realized I was lacking: fear and abundance! I’ve been a fairly independent and confident person throughout my life. I lost my dad when I was 6 years old, and my mom raised me and my two sisters on her own. We didn’t have the cushioning that other kids around my age back then usually had or even the comfort of two parents. I had to start being at home by myself at pretty young age, since there was no luxury of someone walking me home from school or picking me up late at night...

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The Right Time

Jul 20, 2021

We tend to wait until the “right time” to do the things we want in life. 

When is the right time? Most of the time, the opportunities that are offered to us, the ones that really stretch us out of our comfort zone, don’t come at the right time. They come at the most inopportune, inconvenient, and least ideal moments. 

AND that’s exactly when we need to lean into them.  

It’s important, though, to understand yourself and truly be in alignment with your wants and needs. Why? Because opportunities for everything are everywhere, and if we just blindly go about accepting them all, we will be quickly overwhelmed and burnt out. 

Once we move into that place of self-alignment, we can stop postponing our lives. How often do we put the things that call to us off because “there’s time for that later?” 

LIFE IS NOW - we are not guaranteed a “later.” The only thing that exists is right now.

When we operate...

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The Parents of Yogi Flight School

Jul 06, 2021

Yogi Flight School is grateful to be the home of so many Ninja Parents!

In this article, we asked for a group of volunteers from within our community to share their personal experiences of how participating in Yogi Flight School has impacted them and their children. We received an overwhelming number of parents raising their hands to help! So many, in fact, that we might have to make "The Parents of Yogi Flight School" a regular feature!

You will read about how busy parents find ways to work this practice into their routines and balance the responsibility that they have to themselves and to their children, as well as the unexpected "side-effects" that learning arm balances and inversions within our community has had on their lives.



Children: I have two children, my son is 6 and my daughter is 2.

As a parent, Yogi Flight School has affected me in many ways. Trying to be more patient and putting myself first because - happy mom, happy kids! I started YFS deep in lockdown...

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