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Influential US Yoga Teachers

Influential US Yoga Teachers

  If we’ve been connected for any time at all you know my ultra-geeky thing is highlighting exceptional yoga teachers. I keep these kinds of lists handy when I travel because I look up their site and see if they are teaching in the town I’m visiting. Enjoy! Here’s a new list from somina.com. These […]

Yin Yoga 101: What You Need To Know by Hope Zvara

Yin Yoga 101: What You Need To Know by Hope Zvara

Yin Yoga 101: What You Need To Know

Yoga Teacher Wisdom of the Day

Yoga Teacher Wisdom of the Day

“Your practice should meet you where you are, no chasing necessary. I sincerely wish people did not equate yoga with acrobatics. It does not do the system justice. I started taking private classes about twenty years ago when the yoga scene in Montreal was relatively quiet, so no one I knew was into it. In […]

“I wake up each morning with a beautiful pink and orange sunrise to the east. I walk in the forest every day. I go to bed with bright stars like diamonds in the sky and I track the shape and location of the moon each night. It is very quiet where I live, we only […]

Best 50 Yoga Blogs 2015

Best 50 Yoga Blogs 2015

Oh yeah… It’s not just awards season in Hollywood. All kidding aside, very honored for this award. I’m in great company. Many great resources here. Lots of familiar faces. Congratulations to the other winners. Look for many beautiful voices and wisdom recommended in “awards” (here and other places) in my forthcoming book.     Best […]

Inspirational Authors You Need on Your 2016 Readers List

Inspirational Authors You Need on Your 2016 Readers List

  Rolf Gates, best selling author of Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on The Path Of Yoga is back! You know Rolf from this blog ~ and I’m thrilled to announce he’s in my forthcoming book (will keep you posted…). But did you know he’s got another new book? Meditations on Intention and Being: […]

Should yoga be hard?

Should yoga be hard?

“If we make yoga practice into hard work that never ends and never succumbs, rather than a forgiving effort that is easily and readily enjoyed, we paint our experience of life in the same unyielding hue. The ultimate effect of both the “hard work” mindset and ever-challenging forms is the lasting impression of things never […]

Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs

Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs

Honored to be included ~ You’ll recognize lots of yoga friends featured here on this blog. (and… yes… some i’ll feature in my forthcoming book & here also…) BookYogaRetreats.com’s Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs Repost of Monday November 30, 2015 article from BookYogaRetreats.com. When it comes to yoga blogs, we are aware that there’s an […]

Legendary Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra

Legendary Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra

“I do my best to teach people to see themselves in others, and that this understanding must reach beyond their relatives, friends and pets. If everyone understood this, how in the world could anyone would hurt anyone else? This is a very efficient way for anyone to instantly upgrade his or her compassion. With compassion, […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ RoadTripAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ RoadTripAsana

  “Your physical practice has a lot to do with how you react when you fall -when you can not get into the pose you want and everything hurts and you have to deal with your limitations. Acceptance. Patience. Compassion. Breathing. Trying. Believing in yourself. These are the things that lead you into any asana. […]

Healing Heroes: How Yoga is Serving Our Veterans

Healing Heroes: How Yoga is Serving Our Veterans

Friday, June 26 — 7:30pm – 9:30pm Yoga Journal Live, Coronado Island, Hotel Del Coronado Healing Heroes: How Yoga is Serving Our Veterans with Keith Mitchell, Dan Nevins, Annie Okerlin & Gopi Kallavil Over 21.8 million veterans alive today have served to protect our freedoms. Another 1.5 million are actively serving around the world. As […]

Yoga Inspiration

Yoga Inspiration

  I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself this morning. I find out on Monday if I’m going to have to have my hip replaced. The great news is IF I do I will still be able to do yoga. I may not be able to run at the same level I did before, […]

What is a Yoga Rock Star?

What is a Yoga Rock Star?

  Do you live from a place of scarcity or abundance? I’ve been hesitant to share the new book I’m in. “How to be a Yoga Rockstar: the ultimate guide to making a living teaching yoga” by Martin D. Clark, the editor of OM Yoga & lifestyle Magazine (published out of the UK). I’m so […]

Original Yoga by Richard Rosen

Original Yoga by Richard Rosen

          I only wish I was 1/2 as good a writer as Richard Rosen. No, I take that back… Even if I was 1/100th as great a writer as Richard I would be happy. He’s a friend I met on my Yoga Road Trip. He’s in Oakland, CA ~ His class […]

Yoga Is For Everyone, Court Rules: Yoga Belongs To Everybody

Yoga Is For Everyone, Court Rules: Yoga Belongs To Everybody

Court Rules: Yoga Belongs to Everybody, Bikram Cannot Copyright Asana Sequence – See more at: Bikram BREAKING NEWS I’ve never been a fan of Bikram, the man. I’ve never met him but I knew my gut instincts were keen for tracking his actions. How could ANYONE think they could “own” yoga? It was silly. (never mind […]

10 Reasons You Want To Know Your Yoga Teacher

10 Reasons You Want To Know Your Yoga Teacher

  Life Coach might be a better title, but that’s already taken. The International Coach Federation (ICF) — the leading global coaching organization and professional association for coaches — defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” That’s how I see […]

Bhakti Yoga in Action

Bhakti Yoga in Action

    by Madi Brinkmann Most days, I go to my regular job, wearing regular clothes, and type regular things into my regular computer until it’s time to go home. My co-workers know me as Joe, that guy with enough banter to be social, but not so much he gets distracted from his typing. Joe […]

Who Owns Yoga? ~ New film brainchild of Bhanu Bhatnagar

Who Owns Yoga? ~ New film brainchild of Bhanu Bhatnagar

Yoga is everywhere these days. It’s fair to say it’s become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga? Is it just […]

3 Secrets For New Yoga Teachers

3 Secrets For New Yoga Teachers

  Yoga is for everyone. Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone who took the time to find a Yoga class and show up for it loved it, came back and made it a part of their life? That is my dharma. To inspire people to practice. The following are observations and suggestions for new Yoga teachers […]

Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow, The Holistic Approach to Life by Dou...

Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow, The Holistic Approach to Life by Doug Swenson

It used to be that most Americans viewed Yoga as a weird cult, practiced only by the lost souls on the fringe, who were wasting their time reaching for an abstract view of life. An aspiring student of yoga was not someone you would want living in your own neighborhood, let alone in the house […]

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