Cowgirl Yoga™ Blog

Montana Musings from Margaret Burns Vap on life under the Big Sky,
motherhood, horses, and last but not least, yoga.
Yeehaw & Namaste.

  • 22 Jun, 2015
    Cowgirls vs. Cancer 2015

    The power of the horse spirit to convey strength, comfort and love is hard to …

  • 18 Jun, 2015
    Soft hands, steady seat: a Yoga Sutra for horseback riding

    Java and me with a Cowgirl Yogini last weekend, screen grab from an upcoming segment …

  • 21 May, 2015
    OM at home

    Practicing at home – mission impossible? It doesn’t have to be if you dedicate a …

  • 01 May, 2015
    Calling all Cowgirl Yoginis: spread the cancer kickin’ boots word

    Happy May Day! Over here at Cowgirl Yoga, May means that retreat season is just …

  • 27 Apr, 2015
    Who is the face of Cowgirl Yoga?

    Wanted to share this amazing slideshow that answers the question, Who is the face of …

  • 25 Apr, 2015
    Asana break-it-down: Bird of Paradise

    Bird of Paradise in Paradise Valley, Montana  Spring in Montana! Like all other seasons here, …

  • 11 Apr, 2015
    Off the Mat in Italy

    I haven’t seemed to be able to do any Yoga since getting to Rome. For …

  • 22 Mar, 2015
    Mountains, Metaphors & Breast Cancer on Kilimanjaro

    Retreat alumna Deirdre is climbing a mountain for a cause. A BIG mountain. I asked …

  • 14 Mar, 2015
    Ask the Cowgirl Yogini: How can I start meditating?

    It seems fitting to follow up a post on Montana Malas with my answer to …

  • 07 Mar, 2015
    Montana Mala Making

    Guest post by Caitlin K., who teaches with me on our B-LUXE Cowgirl Yoga retreats …

  • 05 Mar, 2015
    Cowgirl Yogatography

    This makes my heart explode with emotion. I am proud to have been part of …

  • 28 Feb, 2015
    Winter Wonderland: an opportunity for Wellness

    Our Winter Wonderland and Wellness retreat last weekend had a little bit of everything: horses …

  • 12 Feb, 2015
    Cowgirl Commentary on the Colonization of Yoga

    It was only a matter of time before things got ugly again. Now, India wants …

  • 31 Jan, 2015
    Pura Vida, CY style

    I have to say, starting off the year in Costa Rica is highly recommended. I’ve …

  • 03 Jan, 2015
    The R word

    Resolutions. That word, it’s enough to squelch your New Year’s joy, isn’t it? But you …

  • 01 Jan, 2015
    Welcome 2015!
  • 31 Dec, 2014
    Juil – Tadasana to go

    On my yoga retreats, we emphasize not just the importance of connecting to self through …

  • 18 Dec, 2014
    ReTreat Yourself

    Shit just got real this week, right? Only 7 days till Christmas. Have you finished …

  • 13 Dec, 2014
    Be Inspired

    Eeek! Where have I been? Somewhat scattered about. Trying to pull it all together as …

  • 15 Nov, 2014
    Good Yoga Read: Going OM

    You might have noticed there are a lot of yoga books out there. Not just …

  • 05 Nov, 2014
    Yoga & Horses teach similar lessons

    A stunning late fall afternoon. 9 year old has a riding lesson. I decide to …