my biggest fear

Uncategorized May 04, 2023

“I’m not enough, and I won’t be loved.”

They say these are the two greatest fears of all humans.

Ever felt this way? 

I had my share of feeling "not smart enough" this past year at Harvard. 

Last week I delivered a final presentation about mindfulness and self-care for yoga teachers. 

Leading up to the presentation, limiting thoughts were speaking loudly in my head…

“I'm not as smart as everyone else.”

“They won’t resonate with my style.”

“What are they going to think of me?”

I was the last student to present; everyone before me had a fancy PowerPoint. 

I don't have much experience with making elaborate slide decks, so I said [email protected]©k it—I’m just gonna share my truth. 

After all, sharing authentically is everything we stand for at HJY University. 

Often we're taught to present our strengths and accomplishments to build credibility. 

Personally, I...

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yoga for mental health

Uncategorized Feb 15, 2023

It's no secret that taking care of mental health is vital to our well-being.

That's why we created a brand new course—dedicated to the education and practice of supporting mental health—rooted in ancient yogic wisdom.

Here's what you'll learn...

discover why (and how) yoga can support mental health

how to use pranayama, mantra, and mudras to address depression and/or anxiety

practices for improving mental health

Whether you'd love new tools to support your students, or discover new practices to promote your own mental health—you're gonna love this new course.


Email [email protected] with any questions.

We'd love to welcome you and support you in earning your RYT-25-hour Yoga for Mental Health certification!

Happy Jack :)

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ready for a yoga retreat?

Uncategorized Feb 08, 2023

Have you been dreaming about getting away?

You'll love practicing yoga with a community of beautiful souls at our Spirituality Immersion—India Yoga Retreat.

Join us in the birthplace of yoga for this nourishing retreat experience. 


You'll live the authentic ashram experience on the banks of the holy Ganga River and surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains.

Here's a taste of what you can look forward to:

Snap a selfie with friends at the top of the Himalayas

Experience Ayurveda—the sister science of yoga—through a 1-on-1 consultation with our Ayurvedic Doctor

Nourish yourself through yoga retreat OR yoga teacher training (your choice!)

Make friendships for life

Happy Jack Yoga has been leading yoga retreat experiences around the globe for more than a decade.

And India is THE place to deepen your yoga practice and connect to the true intention of yoga.


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this is what I do every day

Uncategorized Jan 31, 2023

Wanna know what my daily rituals are?

Though I'm still capable of one-arm handstands, they are no longer part of my daily practice.

Disclaimer: I realize not everyone is able to dedicate hours to their daily rituals. It's a little easier for me. I have no kids, I live by myself, and yoga is my life—personally, professionally, and academically.

The key is to decide what's right for you.

Even 5 minutes a day—done consistently—can change your life.

I've been developing this daily ritual since 1998 when I became obsessed with health. My wellness journey began 25 years ago (when I weighed 100 pounds more than today).

So here we go, my daily rituals (and yes, Hanna would call this my bootcamp ...but I love it!):



4:15am—cold plunge (bathtub)

4:25am—adrenal cocktail (lemon, fulvic minerals, salt, water)

‍ 4:35am—yoga asana

4:45am—pranayama (breath work) 

4:55am—mantra meditation


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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Uncategorized Jan 23, 2023

Have you ever experienced Restorative Yoga?

Just as the name suggests—it's deeply relaxing and nourishing.

During these cold winter days, I find that nothing beats an evening restorative yoga practice.

And it's perfect to balance out our active lifestyles, especially if you workout daily like I do. 

Our RYT-25-hour RESTORATIVE Yoga Teacher Training is available for self-study now. Get details and a taste of the course here

This program is accessible to all levels—from experienced yoga teachers to absolute beginners. 

Join our exceptionally supportive community and get certified at your own pace from the comfort of your home. 

You have 3 options to join this course:


join our monthly membership for $195/month

you can complete this course within one month and cancel anytime

 as a member, you receive access to ALL of our courses (plus live yoga classes, business of yoga support, coaching, and so...

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What is Bhatki Yoga?

Uncategorized Jan 19, 2023

Bhakti is the yoga of love & service. 

This past year has been a full immersion into the heart-centered practice of bhakti.

To give you a little taste, our friend Ragu shared these 6 pillars of bhakti:

no criticizing

be tolerant of situations / other people

take no offense

see the good in others & let them know it

be quick to apologize

cultivate a daily gratitude practice

Imagine what your life would look like when you live these principles every day. 

Yoga Teacher Training is about becoming the best version of yourself. 

It's about looking within and upgrading your thoughts, your practices, and your peer group. 

Ultimately it's about connecting to your heart and your truth. 

The online RYT-200 Hero's Journey starts soon! 

Get certified from the comfort of your own home, while continuing to work and be with your family. 



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🙏 online 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Uncategorized Jan 18, 2023

Namaste {{first_name}} :) 

Drumroll please... 


Online 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Begins on Sunday

Join us at Happy Jack Yoga University. 


Right now, you have access to a heavily discounted rate!

Even if you don't intend to teach yoga, this is an extraordinary opportunity to deepen your practice, break through limitations, and discover your true voice.

And the best part?

You'll complete this entire certification from the comfort of your home.

study when convenient for your work schedule or kid-duty
go at your own pace
re-watch lectures as many times as you like
no flights, accommodations or jet lag

>>>and YES, ALL of our Yoga Trainings are Yoga Alliance Certified!<<<

So if you are at all interested in getting certified online, with the support of an exceptionally supportive community, and group coaching calls, then make sure you sign up before spaces run out!


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can you afford yoga teacher training? 💸

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2023

Namaste {{first_name}} :)

Was the pandemic a challenge for you too?

Same in Canada.

But we're always looking for the good in every situation. 

Something pretty awesome is we can now offer world-class Yoga Teacher Training—at a fraction of the pricein your home.

No more flights to the other side of the world.

No more time off work.

No more time away from family.

It used to cost $3,000-$5,000 to get certified, depending on the location.

(and by the way that's still an excellent investment). 

But now you can get all your yoga certifications online at Happy Jack Yoga University—for hundreds (instead of thousands). 

If money has been a barrier to becoming a yoga teacher—this is your time!

Join Happy Jack Yoga University for just 4 months and you'll be a certified yoga teacher by the end of April. 

Your investment is only $780 ($195 per month x 4 months).

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How to know if you're ready 🤔

Uncategorized Jan 12, 2023

How do you know if you're ready for Yoga Teacher Training?

1. You want to make a big life change but aren't sure what that is yet
2. You are curious about the philosophy and lifestyle, beyond the poses
3. You are ready to find your authentic voice and confidence to lead others
4. You are seeking a community of like-minded people
5. You would love to earn an income doing what you love

If you answered yes to any of these—you are ready!

Our next RYT-200-hour Yoga Teacher Training - The Hero's Journey - starts soon.



Email [email protected] with any questions!

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10,000 hours to master yoga 🙏

Uncategorized Jan 11, 2023

Ever heard the saying: "it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill"?

Thankfully for us yogis, it's not about being a master. 

It's about your journey to mastery. 

And the good news...

You don't need 10,000 hours to become a yoga teacher. 

It takes just 200 hours.

And with today's technology, you'll enjoy these hours from right in your bedroom.

So what does this mean for you?

It means you can become a certified yoga teacher in four months.


Hit reply with questions. 

Your Hero's Journey (aka 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training) begins soon!

Join us at Happy Jack Yoga University to earn all your yoga certifications online. 

Happy Jack :) 

P.S.: Questions about pricing or membership options? Email [email protected]

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