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contents
features
celebrate
good times ( 66 )
Part yoga workshop, part yoga party, yoga
festivals are just the place to enjoy practice,
community, and fun. by Neal Pollack
aim high ( 62 )
Seek balance and happiness each day
this year as you set your sights on yoga’s
four aims of life. by Hillari Dowdle
inner light ( 72 )
Yoga offers a radically different approach to
weight loss, one that begins with connecting
to yourself. by Linda Sparrowe
yoga of champions ( 34 )
Yoga gives athletes competing in the 2010 Winter
Olympics a strategic edge. by Diane Anderson,
Charity Ferreira, and Andrea Ferretti
on the cover
Renew your practice,
renew your Self:
The power of prana (55)
10 poses to tone
your core (59)
Perfect your posture
with one simple
pose (46)
Live in balance by
honoring your life’s
purpose (62)
Your ideal weight: Find
it with better body
awareness & powerful
poses (72)
“How yoga changed
my relationship to
food” (39)
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Cover credits
Stephanie Snyder in
Reverse Warrior Pose;
stylist: Lyn Heineken;
hair/makeup: France
Pierson; top: Prana;
bottoms: Elisabetta
Rogiani. Photographed
by david MaRtinEz
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contents february 201 0
editor’s letter ( 12 )
contributors ( 14 )
letters ( 16 )
ad finder ( 181 )
yoga pages ( 182 )
living well ( 185 )
classifieds ( 186 )
practice
basics ( 46 )
Garland Pose improve your posture, stretch
your back, and elasticize your knees and
ankles with Malasana. by Marla Apt
home practice with
john schumacher ( 59 )
Core values take a playful approach to
building strength and flexibility in your torso.
master class with
barbara benagh ( 81 )
Turn up the torque rev up your parivrtta
trikonasana (revolved triangle) by keeping
your pelvis neutral and turning your trunk.
inspiration
om ( 19 )
Bringing your practice to life breathe a
sense of adventure into every moment; boost
your immunity with soup; poses to help
seasonal affective disorder; home spa treats.
philosophy ( 55 )
Positively prana why does yoga
make you feel so good? by Rod Stryker
media ( 93 )
reviews of the latest books, cds, and
dvds, including titles by Joel Kramer and
diana alstad, eknath easwaran, desirée
rumbaugh, deva premal, and more.
the yj interview ( 188 )
Yoga’s grande dame after nearly 50
years of practice, lilias folan’s warmth and
wisdom continue to be accessible to all.
by Diane Anderson
food
eating wisely ( 39 )
An honest meal a woman applies the
concept of truthfulness to her relationship
with food. by Jessica Berger Gross
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sweet harmony
Is your yoga a practice or a party? How do you
balance your inner life with worldly life?
One weekend last summer, my friend Ann and I packed mats, kids, and
babysitter and headed to the Wanderlust yoga and music festival in Lake Tahoe,
California. We are both “serious” students of yoga; we study asana, chanting,
philosophy. But for a couple of glorious days, we let our practice be a party. We
let our Warrior Poses pulse to
the hip-hop beat of MC Yogi
( see “Pay It Forward,” page 22).
We joined a chorus line in Utt -
itha Hasta Padangusthasana,
supporting each other’s out-
stretched legs as we arched
back toward the mountains be -
hind us. We giggled and joked
and even tickled each other
in class. Then we collected our
kids and kicked back with some great music and yoga buddies. We had a blast!
It’s one of the great luxuries of this modern era of American yoga—you can
dive deep into the teachings, and you can also indulge in free-spirited yoga fun.
Amazingly, both of these experiences are on offer at many yoga community
gatherings—just read Neal Pollack’s “Celebrate Good Times” ( page 66). To join
in the fun, check out our 2010 yoga trip planner, “A Year of Yoga” ( page 70).
I do hear criticism that a “yoga party” is a distraction from the true aim of
practice—a quiet, steady mind capable of resting in peace. And I won’t argue
that rocking out on your mat has much in common with a contemplative prac-
tice, but I think a satisfying life is possible when we balance our desires for fun
and for the fruits of discipline. This kind of harmony has been celebrated for
centuries in India through the purusharthas, or four aims of life, which suggest
that a well-lived life balances the pursuits of pleasure (kama), duty (dharma),
wealth (artha), and liberation (moksha). In “Aim High” (see page 62), writer
Hillari Dowdle shows us the benefits of focusing energy on each of these four areas
in the new year. It looks like a great model for a happy and purposeful life. ✤
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a few friends working on “Wild Thing” at Wanderlust.
editor’s letter Kai tl i n Qui stgaard
Yoga Journal has been inspiring people’s practice for 35 years!
In coming issues, we will take a peek back in time to see how the
magazine has evolved with the yoga community, and we’ll also
look ahead as the evolution continues. We’d love to hear about
your evolution, too. Write to us at letters@yogajournal.com.
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john schumacher
stephanie snyder
Photographer Ryan Donnell’s photojournalism
background leads him to always seek out the
story behind the picture, a trait he brings even
to his portraiture. (See “Pay It Forward,” page 22,
and “Yoga’s Grande Dame,” page 188.) He re ­
searches his subjects before meeting them, and
then takes time to develop a rapport before
he begins to shoot. The session is built around
what he discovers. “Everything is very environ­
mental with me,” he says. “This tells as much
for me as the person’s face does.” His work has
been published in Essence, Outside, and Runner’s
World magazines. He and wife Catherine Lucey,
a political reporter, live in Philadelphia.
Before giving birth to her son, Wolfgang (now two
years old), cover model Stephanie Snyder practiced
yoga for three hours daily. “It was very luxurious.
And then everything shifted,” says the San Francisco
vinyasa yoga teacher. “Now motherhood is my pri­
mary yoga practice.” Today, Snyder, who collaborated
with Yoga Journal on the Yoga for Strength and Toning
DVD, leads teacher trainings; tours with her
husband’s punk band, Rancid; and still finds time
to practice daily. “Punk is about taking your circum­
stances and making the best of it. It’s hard­core,”
she says. “Like yoga, it regards realizing the truth
as the ultimate road to freedom.”
In his early 20s, John Schumacher realized health
would be a major factor for his future well­being.
“That understanding opened the door to yoga for
me,” he says. Schumacher, who created this month’s
Home Practice sequence ( see “Core Values,” page 59),
embarked on a journey that led him to study with
B. K. S. Iyengar in India and to become a certified
senior Iyengar Yoga teacher. He is also the founder
and director of Unity Woods Yoga Center in Washing­
ton, DC. Forty years later, he still believes that the
refinement of consciousness that yoga can bring will
help us achieve our potential as human beings.
“And that,” he says, “is why I keep on practicing.”
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Young at Heart
For those of us who came to yoga after
age 50, October’s “The Art of Staying
Young,” by Diane Anderson, and “Tree
of Life,” by Len Brady, brought smiles of
joy. Whether you have been a lifelong
yogi or are a more recent devotee, the
beauty and happiness seen on the faces
in these articles are inspirational.
Genevieve Rohan Tollhouse, California
Masterful Teachers
Thank you for featuring the Mohans in
“Memories of a Master” (Nov. ’09). I’ve
studied with them on several occasions,
and they’re truly amazing. Their clarity,
humor, and good nature are captivat-
ing. Their logical approach to yoga is far
reaching in its ability to bring yoga to
the individual, regardless of one’s back-
ground. They are the most knowledgeable
yogis I have ever met.
Emily Iverson Seattle, Washington
Get Back
I need to praise Roger Cole’s “Round
Control” (Sept. ’09). To teach introspec-
tion with anatomy, that’s yoga! I used to
be of the straight-back school. When I
tried the technique Roger Cole describes,
what a difference! Coming out of Paschi-
mottanasana (Seated Forward Bend) felt
like emerging from a really good Savasana.
Monika Dietel Berlin, Germany
Diversity
Kudos for putting a woman of color on
your September 2009 cover. And with
such a simple, striking pose! Keep head-
ing in this direction.
J. M. Daley Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
EDITOR’S NOTE The coconut oatmeal
porridge recipe featured in “Breakfast of Yogis”
(Oct. ’09) incorrectly called for ¼ cup of rolled
oats. The correct measurement is ½ cup of
rolled oats.
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At 24,000 feet on an icy slope in the
Nepal Himalayas, you can see the curva-
ture of Earth. The temperature hovers at
20 degrees below zero, and time seems to
hang still. My breath freezes to my beard.
I struggle to stay warm, struggle to think
straight, and struggle to keep moving. I
methodically place one foot in front of the
other, breathing one breath at a time. Up
here, the simplest action takes all of my
focus and determination.
My life and livelihood revolve around
adventure. Not just adventure in the
classic sense of scaling
high mountains in remote
regions of the world, but
also adventure in the
mindful sense of infus-
ing each day, each project, and each relationship
with intention, focus, and humor.
At its core, adventure is the willingness to com-
mit to an uncertain outcome with an open heart
and an open mind. It is the ability to take a leap into
the unknown with mindfulness and grace. Framed
this way, opportunities for adventure present them-
selves to us every day: walking a new route to yoga
class, having lunch away from your desk with a
To live life to the
fullest, bring a
sense of adventure
into every moment.
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co-worker, organizing a volunteer proj-
ect, taking the kids out to dinner and
giving your partner the night off.
Adventure isn’t something that’s
reserved for the extreme athlete or the
daredevil. It is an expression of your
heart’s intention and passion for life.
It’s the ability to think big about who
you are, how you live, and what you
can do in the world, whether you’re
climbing mountains, practicing Sun
Salutations, or listening to a friend. It
is the willingness to embrace challenge
and move toward success. It is the ac-
knowledgment that total commitment
does not mean blind faith or brazen
disregard, but confidence and belief in
the face of challenge.
By definition, adventure has an un -
known outcome. If something has a
predetermined outcome, it’s not an ad-
venture but a packaged experience or
an amusement ride. Life is uncertain!
Being adventurous means seeing that
uncertainty as the gift of possibility.
My practice of mindful adventure
is not unlike my yoga and meditation
practices. It takes work, but the payoff
is well worth the commitment. When
you approach everything with the spirit
of adventure, you infuse your life with
vitality and radiance. You find a level of
engagement and awareness with every-
thing around you that is deeply satisfy-
ing and joyous. Your summits await.
Matt Walker is an adventure consultant
with Inner Passage in Tucson, Arizona.
Visit him at innerpassage.net.
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It’s easy to see some endeavors as adventurous: climbing a
mountain, mastering an arm balance, traveling the world. But
adventure is about being courageous and passionate in all
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breathe a sense of adventure into everything you do by mak-
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this brings, and observe how even such small shifts in per-
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everyday
adventures
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a vegetable
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go the long
way to work
and take
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stranger at
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class with
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Sanskrit mantras and the leg-
ends of Hindu deities might
seem unlikely fodder for a
rap album, but when vinyasa
yoga teacher and hip-hop artist Nicholas Giacomini
(aka MC Yogi) set lyrics like “Hanuman G, there’s no-
body is greater/but sometimes, homie, you have weird
behavior” to a funky beat on his album, Elephant Power
(which samples Krishna Das and Jai Uttal, among other
kirtan [chanting] wallahs), he made a sensation in the
yoga community. These days, MC Yogi spends his time
teaching at Yoga Toes, the studio he owns with his wife,
Amanda, in Point Reyes Station, California; touring
internationally; and working on a new album for 2010.
how did you first come to yoga? I was in a group-
home program in high school. I was not interested in the
curriculum at all and got involved with drugs and trou-
bled kids. When I was 18, I graduated from that program
and started doing yoga. My dad had been practicing
Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga, and he had built this small
room in the back of his store in Point Reyes, where he
practiced with a tiny group. One day, he invited me.
It was really hard at first; I was really struggling. But
when my feet landed on the mat, I had this coming-
home experience.
and what about hip-hop? I grew up in the hip-hop
generation, so I was listening to hip-hop when I was six
and seven years old. The first two records I had were
the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill and Run-DMC’s Raising
Hell. That was the soundtrack of my youth.
so, how did the two come together for you?
There was a converted factory in the town of Sonoma,
California, and the owner sectioned off a portion of it
and turned it into a teen center called The Shop. When
I was in my early 20s, I knew this group of young graf-
fiti artists, break dancers, DJs, poets, and musicians,
and we started putting together drug-, alcohol-, and
violence-free events for high school kids at The Shop.
We put on shows that were positive, conscious hip-hop.
pay it
forward
It was the first place I started to experiment with bringing
yogic wisdom and ancient myths into the hip-hop format.
you reference a lot of Indian gods in your music, like
Shiva and Ganesh. where did you learn about them?
I grew up reading a lot of comic books, and at some point,
I got hold of some Indian comic books, and there was some-
thing about the Indian myths that was so much fun and so
colorful and so profound.
who are the teachers who have influenced you most?
I took my first trip to India in 2001 and studied with Pat-
tabhi Jois in Mysore. Also, Larry Schultz, who used to go on
tour with the Grateful Dead; Tim Miller; and Richard Free-
man. When I was just getting started with yoga, I was in my
late teens, early 20s, and I came from a reform school, so
Ashtanga worked really well for me. It gave me the discipline
I needed. More recently I hooked up with [Jivamukti Yoga
founders] Sharon Gannon and David Life. Sharon has been
such an amazing fairy godmother to me.
what’s the main message you want to put out to the
world in your music? Peace. Joy. Living from inside your
heart instead of inside your head. It’s the same teachings as
yoga—it’s just coming in a different way, through the music.
Yoga totally transformed me, and I just want to pay it forward
and speak to the youth in a way they are going to under-
stand. Karen MacKli n
MC Yogi pairs yoga
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a positive message.
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say it drives ills away. Sitting down to
a steaming bowl of soup on a winter day
is a custom as ancient as it is universal, and it may be your strongest
culinary defense this cold-and-flu season.
To boost immunity, says Rebecca Katz, chef, nutritionist, and author of
The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, we should eat a varied diet, and a pot of soup
is one of the best ways to do that. “Soup has the potential to be nutrient
dense on every level,” she explains, “because the stock itself contains so
many amazing antioxidants and phytochemicals.”
Stock is the foundation of any good soup. Katz suggests preparing it
in advance and freezing it in four-cup portions (or if you’re short on time,
diluting organic store-bought stock). Then, simply add fresh, immunity-
boosting ingredients in whatever variety and quantity you have on hand,
and simmer until they’re tender. Which ingredients are your best bets for
staying well? Topping the charts is garlic, for its potential antiviral, anti-
bacterial, and antifungal properties. Next, vegetables rich in beta carotene
(think colorful carrots, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes) are vital immune
boosters, providing vitamin A and protecting the thymus, the major gland
of our immune system. Not surprisingly, broccoli also makes the cut. Stud-
ies show that this vitamin C powerhouse contains sulforaphane, which
triggers antioxidant genes and enzymes in certain immune cells. And don’t
forget dark leafy greens. Kale is a detoxifier, bursting with B and C, beta
carotene, iron, and zinc. “With all the different antioxidants, nutrients, and
minerals,” says Katz, “eating a bowl of soup is like giving your body an
internal spa treatment.” lavi ni a spaldi ng
Makes 4 to 6 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus
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2 yellow onions, chopped
sea salt
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2 to 3 tablespoons chopped
fresh sage leaves
1 bunch kale
1 bunch green chard
8 cloves garlic, peeled
3 cups vegetable broth
freshly ground black pepper
fresh lemon juice
1 Heat olive oil in a medium pot over
medium-low heat. Add the onions
and a pinch of salt and stir frequently
until the onions are soft and golden
brown, 30 to 40 minutes.
2 Meanwhile, place the sweet pota-
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water, ½ teaspoon salt, and the sage.
Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and
simmer, covered, about 10 minutes.
3 Wash the kale and chard, trim away
the tough stems, and chop. Add to
sweet potatoes along with garlic and
vegetable broth. Cover and simmer
gently for 20 minutes. Add the onions
to the soup and let cool slightly.
4 Purée the mixture in a blender,
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soup to the pot. Season to taste with
salt, pepper, and lemon juice. To
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bowls of soup.
Recipe reprinted with permission from
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Salamba Viparita Karani
(Supported Legs-up-
the-Wall Pose)
Salamba Savasana
(Supported Corpse Pose)
Supta Baddha Konasana
(Reclining Bound Angle Pose)
Bo Forbes says the breathwork in these
restorative postures makes all the dif-
ference in their effect on the nervous system. if you’re
feeling anxious and restless in your mind and body, as is
typical of sad during the fall and early spring, exhale for
twice the count of your inhalation as you practice these
poses. (if you’re still feeling agitated after that, take a
supported Child’s pose.) if you’re feeling lethargic in your
mind and body, make your exhalations and inhalations
of equal length. hold each pose for 5 to 20 minutes.
For years, winter brought seri-
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Engler. She craved carbohy-
drates, struggled with lethargy,
and hated to get out of bed in
the morning. The feelings lasted through April, when
her mood brightened and her energy returned.
This cyclic form of depression, known as seasonal
affective disorder, or SAD, is thought to be triggered
by a lack of sunlight during the winter. SAD is often
treated with light therapy, which gave Engler, now
a restorative yoga teacher, little relief. “I just figured
that winter blues was something I’d have to live
with,” she recalls. But during teacher training with
Gray skies got you
down? Try restorative
postures to rebalance
your nervous system.
clinical psychologist and Integrative Yoga therapist Bo Forbes,
Engler developed a practice to combat her winter depression.
It included pranayama (breathwork) and meditation in front
of her light box; vinyasa yoga; and at least 20 minutes a day of
restorative yoga, which she describes as the single most pow-
erful part of the practice.
“Restorative yoga may look passive from the outside, but
it’s very active internally on both subtle and dramatic levels,”
says Forbes, who is the founder and director of the Center for
Integrative Yoga Therapeutics in Boston. “Our nervous systems
are designed to respond to minute fluctuations in our environ-
ments. Restorative yoga, combined with breathwork, is a potent
tool to recalibrate the nervous system.”
Restorative yoga and breathwork form the heart of the ther-
apeutic yoga practice Forbes developed for emotional balance.
“Many people don’t realize that SAD has three distinct phases,”
she says. “In the dead of winter [December through February],
it looks like depression, with symptoms such as lethargy and
carbohydrate craving. But in the fall and early spring, it is often
characterized by hypomania, where people tend to have physi-
cal agitation, racing thoughts, and a decreased need for sleep
and food. At these times, your practice should address that
increased anxiety and activation.”
Forbes advises people who are struggling with SAD, or think
they might be, to first notice whether the body feels energized
or tired, and whether the mind is agitated or lethargic. Then,
practice the following sequence, choosing the breathwork
that’s appropriate for you. It may help to do some active pos-
tures first, particularly if you’re feeling restless and anxious.
“It’s important to learn to practice to your nervous system and
ride the waves of emotional fluctuations, not just when things
get really bad,” Forbes says, “but all year long, to strengthen
and support your emotional health.” CaroL KruCoFF
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Yoga teacher Donna Belk plants her feet on the hard earth
and spreads her toes, allowing herself to feel the larger
ground that connects us all. As she stands in Tadasana, she
is a mountain, knowing herself from the ground up while
at the same time locating herself in the sky. Belk is not leading an outdoor
yoga practice; she’s graveside, about to officiate at a funeral.
As one of more than 400 life-cycle celebrants nationwide, Belk creates
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because I know their loved one will be
memorialized in a significant way.”
Each ceremony is individually tailored
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a funeral, for example, a celebrant works
closely with the family of the deceased to
choose readings, music, and words that will
honor their loved one’s life and nourish all
who gather to pay tribute.
In her role as a celebrant, Belk draws
heavily on lessons of consciousness learned
both on and off the mat.“When I create a
ceremony, I am in a state of relaxed focus,” says Belk. “It’s the
same as when I teach a yoga class: I am creating a container
where people feel safe and can open up to their feelings.”
Anywhere a family chooses to hold a ceremony, whether it’s a
funeral home, park, beach, or gravesite, can become a sacred
space. Joyce Otto Prapuolenis held her dad’s memorial at a
restaurant in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. “Having a life-cycle
celebrant perform the service for my father was personal and
healing for all of us,” she recalls. “We had more laughs than
tears, just as my father would have wanted it.” Dorry Bless
Life’s milestones are infused
with conscious awareness through
the practice of celebrancy.
observe with
ceremony
celebrancy can help com-
memorate many of life’s less
traditional transitions and
milestones, including com-
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moving into a new home,
recovery from illness, and
new parenthood. Visit the
celebrant Foundation & insti-
tute (celebrantinstitute
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ary 12, a number of elite athletes are practicing asana, pranayama, and
meditation as a means to prepare body, breath, and mind for medal-
worthy performances. U.S. Olympic team members Sasha Cohen
(figure skater), Emily Cook (freestyle skier), and Katherine Reutter
(speed skater) are among the many who’ve turned to yoga to help with the physical and
psychological demands of competing.
From vigorous Ashtanga to gentle restorative and Yin Yoga
practices, many athletes say that doing asanas gives them not
only looser hamstrings but increased body awareness and men-
tal focus. Some have found that pranayama practice has taught
them to be better breathers during race time and has been an
effective tool for calming prerace jitters. Meditation is touted
by many as an antidote to the fear and nervousness inherent in
doing fast-paced and dangerous sports.
To learn more, we talked to cross-country skier Chandra
Crawford, alpine skier Emily Brydon, and freestyle skier Shan-
non Deanne Bahrke about yoga’s role in their performance.
IN 2004, CANADIAN yoga
teachers Eoin Finn, Insiya
Rasiwala-Finn, and Tracey
Delfs teamed up with the
Vancouver-based apparel
company Lululemon Athletica to offer
yoga, pranayama, and meditation classes
to more than 60 elite athletes. Five of
those practices are now available on The
Pursuit of Happy Hips, a DVD with athletes
such as freestyle skier Shannon Deanne
Bahrke demonstrating the poses. Find it in
Lululemon Athletica stores and online from
retailers like Amazon.com.
From prerace jitters to
finish-line focus, yoga is a
training tool of choice for
athletes competing in the
2010 Vancouver Olympics.
by Diane Anderson, Charity Ferreira,
and Andrea Ferretti
Olympic gold
medalist Chandra
Crawford preps
for another victory.
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How did you become an Olympic skier? I started
racing when I was six years old and never looked
back. The thing I love the most about what I do is
when I’m on top of the mountain, alone, looking
around at the beautiful scenery and getting ready
to charge out of the gate.
Why did you start doing yoga? In 2001 I was in
Alberta doing rehab for a knee injury, and I started
practicing. It’s a great addition to training. When
you are coming back from an injury, you can really
heal. I did basic Ashtanga. I’ve also done restorative
yoga during big, heavy, physical blocks of training.
What’s your practice like today? Sometimes
I work out two or three times a day. I run out of
steam. So that’s when I do restorative. It’s hard to do
Ashtanga or Bikram when you are training so hard.
I’ll do those on the weekend, when I’m not spending
hours in the gym. But the breathing is always there.
Emily Brydon, Canadian Alpine Ski Team
Emily Brydon is a two-time Olympic contender who
has seven World Cup medals to her credit. In the 2010
Winter Olympics, she’ll compete in downhill, Super-G,
and combined skiing events.
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Yoga gives you the tools to calm
your mind and body. I just see more
of a conscious awareness of what
my mind or breath is doing. And it
helps me bring it back.
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Cross-Country Ski Team
Chandra Crawford won a gold medal in the 2006
Olympics in the individual sprint freestyle event,
and two World Cup gold medals in 2008. In the 2010
Winter Olympics, she’ll compete in the individiual
sprint classic and the team sprint freestyle.
When did you fall in love
with cross-country skiing?
My parents put me on skis at
one—as soon as I could walk.
Tell us about your yoga
practice. I started doing
Ash tanga when I was 16,
but for the past five years
I have gravitated more to-
ward Yin and a flow practice.
As an athlete I’m pushing, striving, and going
beyond my limits on a daily basis, but in yoga I’m
able to let go. Yoga has taught me balance and accep-
tance. It helps me recuperate. And every mindful
moment of yoga class is enjoyable, including that
feeling of total peace at the end.
How has yoga affected you in your races? The
biggest thing I’ve been able to translate into racing
is the focus. Cross-country skiing takes a lot of con-
centration, and when I was younger it was so tough.
When I started yoga, it was initially so hard for me
to keep my single point of focus throughout a whole
class. So learning that has really been awesome.
Do you meditate or do any breathwork? My mom
has been a transcendental meditator, so that’s how
I got the name Chandra—I was born on a full moon.
She taught me pranayama at a very young age. Now
I mostly do the breathwork in class, and I find any
kind of focus on breathing amazingly beneficial.
How did it feel to win the gold? Crazy. When I
saw that red line in the snow and I realized I was
going to cross it first, I remember smiling and think-
ing, ‘I’d better put my hands up.’ I was overwhelmed.
But that presence of mind to get to that point came
from my yogalike focus on every moment, every
stride, making it my best. I was totally immersed in
the process. It really speaks to taking your practice
into every aspect of life.
I am absolutely so grateful to my
yoga practice for bringing me that
awareness of breath. When the nerves
are running high, the things I’ve
learned in yoga help to ground me
and bring me clarity in the moment.

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U.S. Freestyle Ski Team
Shannon Deanne Bahrke won a silver medal in the 2002
Olympics in the moguls event. Other trophies include
a 2003 World Championship bronze medal and a 2007
World Championship silver medal. In the 2010 Winter
Olympics, she’ll compete in the freestyle moguls event.
How did you become an Olympic skier? I was just a
kid that went skiing with my family and friends on the
weekends. When I was 12 years old, the head coach of
the Squaw Valley freestyle ski team, Ray deVre, saw how
crazy I was and that I was in need of a little direction,
so he asked me to join the team. Mogul skiing looked
absolutely awful, but when I went out that first day with
the team, I was instantly hooked. I loved the people, the
atmosphere, the competitiveness. But most important, I
was drawn to the fun.
Who got you into yoga? About five or six years ago,
my friend, who is also an athlete
and was into Bikram Yoga, said,
“You’ve just got to do it. I hate
stretching, and this is something
that’s kind of replaced that for
me.” And I was like, “Well, I hate
stretching, too!” I really don’t think
of yoga as stretching when I’m
doing it; it’s more about moving
in your own body and being cen-
tered, and also about feeling strong
trying to hold the pose. That was
something that really captured me, because I wasn’t
just sitting there holding a stretch—I was moving
my body, trying to hold a pose.
What’s your practice like? I’ve been doing a lot
of at-home videos. It’s what I have time to do. I
warm up with a little bit of breathing, and then do a
stretching Power Yoga video. It’s perfect: it’s short;
it’s sweet; it’s everything that I need to stretch—and
then it ends with a little bit of Savasana.
What has yoga taught you about being an ath-
lete? To hold some of the poses that we do in yoga
takes so much strength, but it’s not just strength
gained from lifting weights in the gym. Yoga has
opened my eyes to this whole other world of being
strong and calm and a different kind of athlete that
I never really knew was out there.
What’s surprised you most about yoga? I love it in
class when there’s a supergood vibe, and everybody’s
energy is working as one. Maybe you came in with a
bad attitude or had a tough day, but now everyone’s
energy lifts you up. That doesn’t happen very much
on the mogul course, where you’re fighting amongst
yourselves, trying to give yourself your own energy.
But when you’re in class, all those people can lift you.
That’s just incredible. ✤
How does yoga prepare you for races? With
skiing, there’s a lot of fear and nerves involved. I
do a lot of breathing practices before I go to the
starting gate. It’s a big part of my prerace plan. It’s
my meditative ritual. I try to clear my mind before
competing. And I use my breath to get to that point.
I do a breathing meditation before, and then bring
it back to my normal breath before I go. But in that
process I try to clear my mind and calm my nerves,
and the breath really helps—it helps me get over any
fear. Day to day, I do minimeditations. I have a goal
of three times a day: when I wake up, during the day,
and when I go to bed.
Does your practice affect your daily life? I’m a
really busy person. I like being busy. Yoga helps me
slow down. It has taught me a lot of mind control. I
was born in the wilderness, in a log house built by my
parents. It wasn’t the exercise of yoga, but rather the
mentality of yoga. When I come to a busy city, yoga
gives me a little getaway to calmness that should be
more prevalent in my life. It gives me a chance to
slow down.

In a judged sport, you’re always
comparing yourself to others.
Yoga has really taught me to be
OK with what I have and to work
within myself.
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relationship with food.
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an honest
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eating wisely by Jessi ca Berger Gross
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Back in the second grade, a boy in my class
dubbed me “Bubble Berger.” It was a terrible nick-
name, but it fit an overweight little girl like me.
Life was hectic for my parents, and it took a toll on
our diets. Mealtimes were about filling up quickly
on whatever was most convenient—usually junk
food and greasy takeout. Beneath the surface, home
wasn’t a happy place, and for me, eating was an anes-
thetic. I never made the connection between what
was going on in our family, my eating habits, and my
expanding waistline. I just ate.
My first glimpse of salvation came when I
was in high school, attending a summer theater pro-
gram. One day Tara, the program’s dance teacher,
vegetarian
chili (recipe
on page 44)
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to a related yogic ideal—brahmacharya
(moderation). According to Patanjali’s
Yoga Sutra II.38, a balanced life is char-
acterized by moderation in all things.
The first time I came across this concept
as it applied to eating habits was in Ram
Dass’s 1970s handbook for a spiritual life,
Remember, Be Here Now. He discussed
mitahara (moderate diet), advising read-
ers to eat light, healthy, unadulterated
foods. He said that after a meal your stom-
ach should be 50 percent full with food,
25 percent full with water, and 25 percent
empty with room for air. What a revela-
tion! As a child, I’d been taught to clean
my plate whether I was hungry or not.
With Ram Dass’s advice, I began to
consistently eat less of everything—not
by starving myself but by becoming aware
of that moment in a meal when I’ve had
just enough, but not too much.
Practicing mitahara and satya kept me
honest about how much food I needed
in order to feel satisfied, and also about
what I was putting on my plate. I listened
to nutritionists’ recommendations and
gave up packaged foods. Instead, I ate
lots of vegetables and fruits, made sweet
and tangy pineapple my new favorite
snack, and began cooking with beans and
lentils. Who knew that nutty, aromatic
brown rice could be so comforting and
satisfying? Or that a rainbow of roasted
or skewered and grilled vegetables could
be as fun to make as it was to eat? Out
went simple carbs and in came new- to-me
whole grain dishes like quinoa salads and
spelt tortillas stuffed with beans and
whatever vegetables I had on hand. I also
added daily one-hour walks and twice-
weekly visits to the gym.
One of my biggest revelations came
when I found a simple recipe for vegetar-
ian chili in an old cookbook (see page 44).
The chili, made with salsa, tomatoes, and
black beans and spiced with cumin and
coriander, taught me a lesson about how
changing eating habits and losing weight
start in the mind. For months, my boy-
friend (now husband), Neil, and I ate the
chili all the time, as often as three or four
times a week. When we first started eating
it, Neil would dish up the bowls and serve
them with toasted whole wheat bread and
demonstrated a Sun Salutation. Usually
I felt awkward in her class, but moving
through the poses that day, I felt weight-
less, as though I were flying, yet connected
to something beyond the constraints of
my overweight body and tempestuous
life at home.
In my mid-20s, I began practicing
yoga regularly. Yoga classes were safe
spaces where my fellow yogis and I could
open up to each other about our strug-
gles with food and body image. But more
important, unsure of myself as I was in the
rest of the world—at work, at parties, on
dates—the yoga room was the one place
where I felt beautiful, where I put aside
my self-doubt and the extra weight I car-
ried. Still, I continued my unhealthful eat-
ing habits. At the Jivamukti Yoga Center
in New York, my teacher, Ruth, would
open each class with discussions of yoga
philosophy. Often, she’d speak about the
yogic idea of satya, the practice of hon-
esty. How could we become more real—
more genuine, honest, and sincere—with
ourselves and those around us?
moment of truth
The more I heard Ruth talk about satya,
the more I realized my eating habits were
all about a lack of truthfulness. I’d pre-
tend that a dinner without vegetables
was a sensible meal. Or that the roll I ate
with my soup at lunch every day didn’t
“count” because it came free of charge. I
told myself that going to yoga class meant
I could eat whatever I wanted and that
being overweight was my genetic destiny.
As I learned more about satya and how
to apply it to my life, something began to
click: I realized that to eat more truth-
fully, I’d have to get real with myself about
my food choices, portion sizes, and the
subconscious meaning that food held
for me. I started to ask myself some hard
questions: Was I eating to fuel my body
or to placate my emotional demons? Why
did I seem to eat more (and less health-
fully) when I was tired, sad, or stressed
out? Why did I eat until I was stuffed?
Less Is more
Studying satya and trying to be honest
about what I was eating and why led me
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a generous sprinkling of cheese. We’d
scoop the toast into the chili, making min-
iature black bean sandwiches. It was so
delicious we often had seconds. Then one
day, we were out of bread. We were beside
ourselves: chili without toast? Horrors! To
our surprise, the chili was just as satisfying
on its own. A few weeks later, Neil forgot
to buy cheese. Again, we realized that the
chili tasted just as good without it. I found
that if I was honest with myself, I was per-
fectly content without the bread, cheese,
and second helpings. Slowly but surely,
my appetite adjusted, and in nine months,
I lost 40 pounds. That was almost eight
years ago, and with the exception of my
pregnancy, my weight has stayed about
the same ever since.
LIGHT ON LIFE
Today, I have a greater appreciation for
the foods that nourish me. Most nights,
Neil and I make a stir-fry with chewy
brown rice, tofu, and whatever seasonal
vegetables we have in the fridge. Other
nights, we make a simple meal of freshly
cooked beans with spinach, a soothing
split pea soup, or spicy guacamole served
with a few crispy tortilla chips. These
foods give me energy and a sense of light-
ness rather than weighing me down.
Eating in moderation has become sec-
ond nature, too. I no longer like, much
less desire, that too-full feeling. When
I want to enjoy foods beyond my daily
staples of veggies, fruits, legumes, and
whole grains, I do enjoy them, and with
pleasure: a fresh egg omelet, pasta from a
homey restaurant in Paris, fish tacos eaten
off the dock near our home in Vancouver.
I don’t stress out about weight and my
diet as I used to; it’s stopped being such a
struggle. When the occasional junk-food
craving strikes, I take it as a sign that what
I really need is rest and a little more self-
care. When I have a bad day or week, I
don’t turn to unhealthful food for comfort
as I used to. I eat to live and feel alive—
nourished nutritionally and spiritually. ✤
Jessica Berger Gross’s book is enLIGHTened:
How I Lost 40 Pounds with a Yoga Mat,
Fresh Pineapples, and a Beagle Pointer
( Skyhorse Publishing, 2009).
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1 cup red salsa
2 bell peppers, any color, chopped
3 cups cooked black beans
3 cups blanched, peeled tomatoes
2 cups corn kernels
Salt to taste
Hot pepper sauce to taste
1
⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste
1 In a soup pot, cook the onions and
garlic in the water over a high heat,
stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes.
Add the cumin and coriander and stir
over a high heat for a minute. Stir in the
salsa and bell peppers, lower the heat,
cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes,
stirring occasionally.
2 Add the black beans and tomatoes;
simmer for 10 minutes. Use a wooden
spoon to break up the tomatoes. Add
the corn and continue to cook for 10
more minutes. Add salt and hot sauce
to taste. Stir in the cilantro, if desired.
Recipe printed with permission from
Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat
Favorites, by The Moosewood Collective
(Clarkson Potter, 1996).
1
⁄2 cup black olives, pitted and chopped
Cayenne or chili powder to taste
1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded, and finely
chopped (optional)
1 Place the avocado flesh in a bowl and
mash with a fork until fairly smooth.
Add the lemon juice, salt, tamari or soy
sauce, and garlic, and mix well.
2 Stir in the tomatoes, green onion,
olives, cayenne or chili powder, and jala-
peño. Spoon into a serving bowl.
Reprinted with permission from Extra-
VeganZa: Original Recipes from Phoenix
Organic Farm by Laura Matthias (New
Society Publishers, 2006).
Vegetarian Chili
makes 4 to 6 servi ngs
This simple dish is easy and tasty
enough to be a weeknight staple.
2 cups chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1
⁄2 cup water
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
Roasted Vegetable Medley
makes 4 to 6 servi ngs
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
1
1
⁄2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram
1
1
⁄2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1
⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
1
⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garnet yams, peeled and cut into
1-inch chunks
2 acorn, banana, butternut, Hubbard,
kabocha, or delicata squash, peeled
and cut into
1
⁄2-inch-thick chunks
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch
chunks
1 red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
1 small turnip, peeled and cut
into 1-inch wedges
1 Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly oil a
heavy, rimmed baking sheet.
2 Whisk together the oil, garlic, rose-
mary, marjoram, thyme, salt, and pepper
in a large bowl. Add yams, squash, car-
rots, onion, and turnip, and mix well.
3 Spread the vegetables evenly over
the prepared baking sheet. Roast for
45 minutes, or until the vegetables are
tender and beginning to brown, stirring
every 15 minutes. Transfer the roasted
vegetables to a platter and serve.
Printed with permission from The Real
Food Daily Cookbook, by Ann Gentry
(Ten Speed Press, 2005).
Chunky Guacamole
makes 4 servi ngs
This guacamole is loaded with cherry
tomatoes, green onions, and jalapeños.
2 large ripe avocados, pits and
skins removed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1
⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
3
⁄4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 green onion, thinly sliced
roasted
vegetable
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malasana
mala = garland
asana = posture
garland pose
move sacrum
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press inner heels
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pull tops of thighs
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I’m always amazed when I visit India and see
people working for hours in a squat on the ground.
Unlike sitting in a chair while hunched over a
desk, squatting in a pose like Malasana (Garland
Pose) can actually improve your posture, stretch
your back, elasticize your knees and ankles, and
help improve your digestive function.
Malasana is also a forward bend—the back soft-
ens and releases from head to tail as the ankles,
knees, and hips flex. The heels root the hips back,
and the spine lengthens as it rounds. In addi-
tion to strengthening and stretching the feet and
ankles and increasing mobility in the hips, the
pose allows the back muscles to broaden.
As with all yoga poses, there’s a rhythm to
Malasana and all its actions. Legendary teacher
B. K. S. Iyengar says that asanas become rhythmic
when the actions lead to an uninterrupted flow of
awareness throughout your entire system. When
you’re able to coordinate the actions so that no
individual area of your body is overworking—or
being neglected—you can experience an inner
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knees will have to bend.) Just be sure to
use a blanket behind both knees (even if
you feel pressure on only one) so that your
weight isn’t skewed to one side, putting
extra pressure on your other knee.
Get a Hold on
In this variation ( see figure 1), hold on to
something firm, like a table, to help you
find stability while you learn to press your
heels down and lengthen your spine. The
variation will also help you stretch your
calves and ankles so that you can reach
your heels to the floor. The object you
hold on to should be fixed, secure, and
pose benefits
Strengthens and brings
flexibility to ankles
Increases mobility in the hips
Stretches back muscles
Soothes some causes
of backache
Strengthens abdomen
contraindications
Knee injury
Pregnancy
rhythm and a sense of wholeness in the
pose, as if each part of your body is ex ­
pressing itself equally.
This includes your heels. Your heels,
which press evenly into the floor, act as a
counterpoint to your head, keeping you
grounded as you extend. If you are tight
in your hips, groins, calves, and Achilles
tendons, your heels may not reach the
floor. So we’ll begin with some variations
to loosen those regions. If your knees
ache in the pose, place a blanket behind
them, between your calves and thighs,
to help decrease the amount of flexion.
(The thicker the blanket, the less your
high enough so that your arms can reach
upward in the squat. If you don’t have a
table at the correct height, a doorknob
may work, or you can open the door and
hold on to the doorknobs on either side.
Wall ropes, a countertop, a bed frame, or
a banister may also work.
Begin by standing with your feet to ­
gether. Now hold on to the table or sup­
port and step back a couple of feet. Exhale
and squat so that your knees are in front
of your ankles and your heels under your
buttocks. If your buttocks are almost
touching the floor, you need to step your
feet a little farther back, away from the
table. If you moved so far back that your
heels are no longer touching the floor,
try walking your feet a little closer to the
table until you can just barely reach your
heels to the floor. This alignment will help
you stay balanced when you are no longer
using the table for support.
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edges of your heels into the floor, and
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stretch your calf muscles down toward
your heels. Lengthen your toes forward
on the floor and pull your heels back as
if the bottom of your foot were becom­
ing longer. Pull on the table, inhale, and
lift the sides of your rib cage and waist.
As your torso rises, move your hips and
buttocks down. Look up toward your
hands and hold this Malasana variation
for 20 seconds. To come out of the pose,
inhale and pull on the table to stand up
and straighten your legs.
Great Wall
In this variation ( see figure 2), a wall sup­
ports your buttocks, which will help shift
some of your weight into your heels while
you reach forward. To begin, stand with
your feet approximately six inches away
from a wall, and your sacrum against it.
Bend your knees and slide your buttocks
down the wall until you’re squatting. If
your heels don’t reach the floor, step your
feet a little farther away from the wall.
If you find that your buttocks touch the
floor, come a little closer to the wall. As
your outer thighs forward and up toward
your knees. Lift the front of your shins
while you lengthen the back of your calves
down. Playing on the edge of sitting and
extending, explore the rhythm of balanc­
ing the forward stretch of your torso with
the rooting of your thighs into your hip
sockets as you ground your heels. Simi­
larly, see if you can balance the effort in
your inner and outer thighs and the front
and back of your lower legs so that you’re
not working one area more than another.
You can stay here for 30 to 60 seconds
before coming out. When you’re ready,
take your hands to the wall, keep your
head down as you lift your hips up toward
the ceiling, and straighten your legs to
come into Uttanasana (Standing Forward
Bend). Stay there for a few breaths.
Small Wonder
Now you’re ready to try the final pose.
Start in Uttanasana with your feet to ­
gether and your hands on the floor a few
inches in front of your feet; then bend
your knees into a squat. If your heels don’t
in the previous variation of the pose,
your heels should just barely touch the
floor so that you can balance the forward
extension of your torso and toes with the
backward and downward stretch of your
heels. Keeping the feet together, spread
your knees apart, press your heels down,
and stretch them back toward the wall.
With the bottom of your sacrum rest­
ing against the wall, extend your arms,
side ribs, and waist between your legs and
away from the wall. Reach forward from
the bottom of your waist to your hands,
and extend your arms and chest parallel to
the floor. Notice that the more you reach
forward with your torso, the more you
have to ground your heels back and down.
Keep your inner heels down so that the
weight doesn’t fall onto the outside edge
of your foot. For this variation, look down
at the floor.
Your knees, of course, separate in a
squat, but don’t spread your legs so wide
that they lose contact with your torso.
Move your inner thighs back and down
toward your hip sockets while you bring
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reach the floor, place a rolled blanket un ­
derneath them so they have something
to press into.
With your feet touching and your
heels down, spread your knees apart as
you reach forward between your legs
with your arms. Bring your chest par­
allel to the floor. Push your inner heels
down, lengthen the sides of your waist
away from your hips, and pull your chest
forward. Move your inner thigh muscles
back toward your pelvis. Now see if you
can relax the very top inner thighs at your
groin to give you the freedom to pull your
torso away from your legs. As your hips
and inner thighs move back, they’ll act as
a counterbalance to your torso.
Exhale and bend your elbows with your
arms still between your legs and place
your palms on the floor. Reach your hands
if they are being pulled out of your hips.
Take a few smooth breaths to work on the
rhythmic balance of rooting and extend­
ing, spreading and lengthening. Soften
your throat and allow the entire back of
your body—from tailbone to head—to
release into this full forward bend.
To come out of the pose, release your
ankles, place your hands on the floor in
front of your toes, inhale, and straighten
your legs into Uttanasana. Extend the
backs of your legs as you release your
head and neck down. If you practice the
compact and soothing forward bend of
Malasana regularly, you’ll learn the art
of squatting with ease. It’s a skill that
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around the outside edges of your ankles
and catch hold of your heels. As you do
this, don’t let the sides of your waist
shrink or retract. In this position, with
your shoulders underneath your knees,
you can see how the pose got its name:
The arms are said to resemble a garland
hanging around the neck. Now pull on
your heels and exhale to take your head
toward the floor.
Observe your feet. Is one foot tilt­
ing toward its outer edge? Are your feet
moving away from each other? Press both
inner heels down evenly and stretch your
toes forward. Pull the tops of your thighs
and hips back, and if your buttocks lift
slightly, consciously take your buttocks
down as you bring your head a little closer
to the floor. If you can, place your fore­
head on the floor near your toes. If that
isn’t possible for you, just allow the back
of your neck to release down without
tightening your throat.
Even though you are drawn into a
compact ball in this pose, continue to
lengthen your waist and ribs forward as
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There are a dizzying number of
styles and approaches to yoga these
days. Some involve resting in simple
supported postures in quiet, candlelit
rooms. Others push students to the
edge of their physical capacity or are
done to the beat of loud, rhythmic music.
Some fo cus on physical alignment, while
others offer a heart-centered ap proach.
There is so much variety that describing
them all is impossible.
Different in tone and substance as
the various styles might be, they share
one quality that inspires people to prac-
tice them: They work. Put simply, you
feel better when you walk out of class
than when you walked in. The question
is, why? Better yet, how does yoga work?
As you’ve probably heard, one reason
asana leaves you feeling so good is
that it activates your parasympathetic nervous system, thanks to
two elements that almost all asana practices have in common––
the lengthening and strengthening of musculature and calm, even
breathing. The parasympathetic is the part of your nervous system
that slows you down—it’s responsible for telling your muscles to
relax, improving your digestion and assimilation, boosting immu-
nity, and helping you sleep better. It also normalizes your blood
pressure and lowers your heart rate. The parasympathetic nervous
system counteracts many stress-related symptoms and the negative
by-products of our modern, fast-paced, high-output lives.
But the truth is that much of the yoga being practiced these days
doesn’t do as much for the parasympathetic nervous system as you
might think. To build your parasympathetic nervous system, you
need to do poses that encourage deep relaxation, such as forward
bends and hip openers; do fewer standing poses; and do more sit-
ting, supine, and prone postures as well as inversions. You also need
to hold poses longer, as you would in restor-
ative yoga, and dedicate longer periods of time
to developing slow and complete breathing.
Vigorous vinyasa, backbends, handstands, and
arm balances are powerful and beneficial, but
they don’t stimulate your parasympathetic ner-
vous system as much as the practices listed pre-
viously. So if the positive changes you gain from
yoga can’t be entirely credited to its impact on
your nervous system, what is helping you feel
and live better? The answer is life force. Almost
all styles of hatha yoga increase the flow of
prana, or life force, in your body.
Yoga, like the science of acupuncture, or
tai chi and qi gong, is based on prana (referred
to as chi in the Chinese arts and sciences). These
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disciplines see prana as the essential force
that sustains everything. Yogis went a step
further, prescribing the intelligent use of
prana as the key to facilitating spiritual
awakening. “Having known the origin. . .
and the physical existence of prana, one
achieves immortality,” says the Prasna
Upanishad. In other words, the aim of
life (and practice) is realized through the
skillful use of prana.
the ultimate strength
Prana has always played a vital role in
hatha yoga. Ancient Tantric texts, like
the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gheranda
Samhita, list various techniques to help
build, channel, and regulate life force. In
these writings, asana is described as the
foundation for hatha’s deeper practices
because it is so accessible and helps to free
life force: The process of holding a pose––
while “breathing through it”––dissolves
pranic blockages. Different postures
unlock prana in different ways. Forward
bends, for example, increase the types
of prana that calm, soothe, and ground;
backbends unblock pranic forces that are
more expansive and revitalizing.
A key reason you feel better after class
is that the practice has helped move your
life force in a way that is more balanced,
complete, or suited to your particular
mental and physical needs. The principles
of how different asanas affect life force
are explained in both the hatha tradition
and Ayurveda. The more we learn and
practice these teachings, the more we
know about which poses will help at any
particular time. You may notice a particu-
lar practice (or style) that used to make
you feel great is doing so less and less; that
may be a sign that it is time for a change.
The more you control and build your
storehouse of life force, the more you can
achieve through practice. “The control
of prana is the ultimate strength,” says
the Srimad Bhagavatam, one of India’s
revered scriptures. The more you learn to
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be more interested in learn-
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“getting” the pose. Keep a
playful nature in mind and
enjoy yourself.
to finish
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Adho Mukha Svanasana
( Down ward-Facing Dog Pose)
and a few simple backbends
to balance the spine. Lie in
Supta Baddha Konasana
(Reclining Bound Angle Pose)
to soften the groin and abdo-
men. Then stretch your legs
into Savasana (Corpse Pose).
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Arm balances require more than Popeye’s
strength. Just ask senior Iyengar teacher John
Schumacher. “Hardly anyone can muscle their
way into arm balances,” he says. Schumacher
describes some of his students as men who
are strong enough to do 100 Sun Salutations
but who can’t do an arm balance
because they lack the flexibil-
ity to get their arms and legs
into position. He also teaches
a lot of flexible people who
need to develop more strength.
Schumacher came up with
the se quence on the follow-
ing pages to help you increase
both strength and flexibility.
The sequence will definitely work your
abdominal muscles and build core strength,
even in your spinal muscles. Once you’ve toned
your core, you’ll put it to the test in the arm
balances. You’ll need to use your strength and
flexibility for a key action you’ll do in the last
four poses: tucking your abdominals up and
in toward your spine. Yoga students are often
instructed to lengthen the spine, but here
Schumacher wants you to move your sacrum
away from your lumbar spine and “tuck” inward
as you round or curl. Visualize wrapping your-
self around a beachball, he advises.
Even when practicing taxing po ses, Schum-
acher encourages having a playful, adventur-
ous attitude. “Kids will try to stand on their
heads, laugh, and have fun—not get mad—and
try again,” he says. Infuse your practice with
this spirit of playfulness and realize that you
might not get a pose right away. “But try to learn
about yourself as you play,” Schumacher says.
“See if you can maintain equanimity as you dis-
cover what your response is to a difficult situa-
tion.” Di Ane AnDeRSon
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1 Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Stand with the inner edges of your feet touching
each other. Spread the balls of your feet, press
your heels firmly into the floor, and lengthen
your inner ankles upward. Draw your tailbone
down and forward into the pelvis and move your
groins back. Reach toward the floor with your
arms. Stay for 1 minute.
2 Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
From Tadasana, lift your arms overhead. Bend your knees
so your thighs are as nearly parallel to the floor as possible.
Keep your heels heavy and continue to move your tailbone
down and forward. Lift your abdomen and chest away from
the inner groins and reach up through your arms. Stay for
30 seconds to a minute.
3 Urdhva Prasarita Padasana (Leg Lifts)
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the
floor. Stretch your arms overhead and place the backs of
your hands on the floor. Raise your knees to your chest
and stretch your legs up perpendicular to the ceiling (90
degrees). Press the sides of your waist toward the floor.
Lower your legs halfway to the floor (45 degrees) while
moving your tailbone away from your lower back and press-
ing your low back into the floor. Hold for 3 breaths then
raise your legs back to 90 degrees. Keep the sides of
the waist down to avoid back strain. Repeat 3 to 10 times.
As you get stronger, you can lower the legs from 45 degrees
all the way to just above the floor.
4 Jathara Parivartanasana
(Revolved Abdomen Pose)
Lying on your back, stretch your arms out to your sides with
your palms up. Bend your knees and lift them to your chest.
Keep both shoulder blades on the floor and your knees
together. Tilt your knees to the right. When you feel your
left waist begin to lift, revolve your abdomen back to the left
and lower your left waist toward the floor. Go as far to the
right as you can, continuing to revolve the abdomen and to
lower the left waist. Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Come to
center and change sides. Repeat 3 times.
5 Supta Padangusthasana
(Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose)
Lie on your back. Keep your left leg on the floor and raise
your right leg. With your right hand, catch your big toe, or
place a strap around the ball of your foot, and stretch the leg
straight up to the sky. Place your left hand on your left thigh.
Pull your straight right leg toward your head. Slide your left
hand down your left thigh toward your knee and lift your
chest and head toward your right leg. Stay for 1 to 2 minutes.
Come down and change sides.
6 Paripurna Navasana (Full Boat Pose)
Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose), with your hands on the floor by
your hips. Stretch your legs straight on the floor. Lean back
and raise your straight legs until your feet are at eye level.
Balance just behind your sitting bones and raise your arms to
shoulder level, with your palms facing each other. Lift your
chest and hold for as long as you can (up to 1 minute).
7 Ardha Navasana (Half Boat Pose)
Sit in Dandasana and interlock your fingers behind your
head. Tilt your pelvis back, lower your sacrum halfway to the
floor, and move your tailbone toward your heels. Lift your
side ribs and move your sternum toward your feet. Your spine
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will flex in this pose. Hold for 30 seconds. Keeping
your legs straight, lift your feet to chest level, keeping
your lower back slightly rounded.
8 Lolasana (Pendant Pose)
Sit in Dandasana with hands pressed to the floor. Lift your
buttocks, bend your right knee, and sit on your right foot.
Lean back, lift your right knee, bend your left knee, and
tuck your left calf under your right shin with your feet as
close together as possible and your toes pointed back.
Lean forward and lift the side of your waist toward the
ceiling. Press your palms down, stretch your arms, and lift
your legs up from the floor toward your chest. Engage
your core by lifting your navel to your spine. Hold as long
as you can and repeat a few times.
9 Malasana (Garland Pose)
Stand in Tadasana. Bend your knees and squat, keeping
your feet together but separating your knees. Lean for-
ward and lower your waist between your thighs. Wrap your
arms around your shins, press your upper shins into your
armpits, and grasp your ankles. Pull your head toward
your feet and roll your tailbone toward your heels. Hold for
30 seconds to 1 minute.
10 Bakasana (Crane Pose)
Come into a squat. Lift your heels, lean forward, and bring
the backs of your armpits onto your shins near your knees.
Place your palms shoulder-width apart, lean farther for-
ward, and lift your feet up off the floor. Pull your heels
toward your buttocks and roll your tailbone toward your
heels. Lift your upper back toward the ceiling and stretch
your arms. Breathe here for as long as you’re able. Hold
for as long as you can and do a couple of repetitions.
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Seek balance and happiness each
day this year as you set your sights
on yoga’s four aims of life.
By Hi llari DowDle
us to a successful, satisfying,
balanced existence in the world.
Working with them can help
you create a satisfyingly balanced
life at the deepest and most holis-
tic level. (See “Fine-Tune Your Life,”
on page 64.)
“We all have a desire for a
meaningful life. The purusharthas
are the means that can help us
achieve it,” says ParaYoga founder
Rod Stryker, who is working on
a book about the purusharthas
that’s called The Four Desires.
“They are, in a larger sense, what
practice is really all about,” he
says, adding that the purusharthas
offer a yogic perspective on how
to engage skillfully in the world.
cosmic clues
The purusharthas are elaborated
upon extensively in the Mahab-
harata, the epic Indian poem
that contains the Bhagavad Gita,
and are interwoven with yogic
philosophy at the deepest levels.
But they have their roots in the
Rig Veda, the most ancient and
revered of Hindu scriptures.
“What the Rig Veda suggests is
that the purusharthas are the
inherent values of the universe,”
explains Douglas Brooks, a
Tantric scholar and professor of
religious studies at the University
of Rochester. “The cosmos is
considered a living being, and the
issues of law, prosperity, desire,
and freedom belong to it. These
are not just human concerns or
psychological concepts. When we
engage them as human beings, we
are aligning the microcosm with
the macrocosm. The cosmos is all
laid out for you; your job is to get
with the program.”
To fully grasp the purushar-
thas, Stryker says, it pays to parse
the meaning of the word itself.
The new year is the tradi-
tional time to stop and ask yourself
an important question: Am I lead-
ing a well-balanced life?
It’s easy to get bogged down
in the details, in setting goals
that relate to how you think you
want to look, or act, or be in this
world. But consider bypassing
all the particulars—the numbers
on the scale, the bank account
balance, the starting or stopping
of habits—in favor of a deeper
approach that can reshape your
whole life in a positive way.
The yoga tradition offers
a paradigm for such deep self-
examination: the purusharthas, or
four aims of life. They are dharma
(duty, ethics), artha (prosperity,
wealth), kama (pleasure, sensual
gratification), and moksha (the
pursuit of liberation). The purush-
arthas are the blueprint for human
fulfillment, signposts that point
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Purusha means, roughly, “soul”—
the essential Self that is unchang-
ing, that isn’t born and doesn’t
die, but belongs to the universe.
Artha means “the ability” or “for
the purpose of.” Taken together,
Stryker explains, purushartha
means “for the purpose of the
soul,” and the very concept asks
that you take the broadest view
of your life. Are you managing
the day-to-day in such a way as
to support your inner work?
Each one of the purusharthas
has many scriptures dedicated to
it (the Kama Sutra, the Dharma
Shastras, and the Artha Shastras,
among others). To truly under-
stand all four would require a
lifetime of study. Still, learning the
fundamentals is useful, especially
to the contemporary practitioner
who’s simply looking to find more
joy and meaning in life.
Here, we provide a guide for
working with the four aims—
dharma, artha, kama, and moksha.
Once you have an understanding
of the individual components of
each of the purusharthas, you can
assess the role they play in your
life by contemplating the ques-
tions related to each one. You can
then begin to analyze how well
balanced they are in your life.
“The purusharthas are a sophis-
ticated way of living in balance,”
says spiritual teacher and Yoga
Journal columnist Sally Kempton.
“But they demand reflection. You
have to constantly ask yourself,
Here’s how:
➤ Find 30 minutes in which you
can be alone and undisturbed.
Create a cozy space, and settle
into it with a journal, a pen, a
candle, and a comfortable seat (a
meditation cushion or a chair).
➤ Light the candle to signify
that you are in a sacred space.
“A candle symbolizes the flame
of the inner witness,” Kempton
says. Breathe deeply, close your
eyes, and relax for a few minutes.
➤ Begin to think back over your
activities of the preceding week.
Consider all of the things you did
related to your dHArmA. How
did you serve your family, your
community, and yourself? What
were your obligations? did you
meet them with ease? What ethi-
cal tests did you face, and how
did you deal with them? record
the answers in your journal.
➤ When you’ve exhausted your
thoughts about dharma, con-
sider ArtHA. What did you do
this week for the sake of your
livelihood? What did you do to
maintain your health? What did
you need to support yourself?
did you get it? Write the answers
in your journal; note your con-
cerns and anxieties.
➤ Next, think deeply about
KAmA. What actions did you
take solely for the purpose of
creating more joy in your life and
in the world? What were your
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the four aims are the pillars of a fulfilling life. In
the following self-inquiry practice by Sally Kemp-
ton, you’ll consider where your current priorities
lie and how you need to shift them to create a
deeply satisfying life. don’t worry about getting
your whole life in order at once—do the exercise
each week, and you’ll become more in tune with
yourself, more present with the world around you.
Which of these areas am
I emphasizing too much?
Am I having a good time
but not being as ethi-
cal as I could be? Am I a
great yogi but haven’t yet
figured out how to make a living?
Am I incredibly ethical but still at
the mercy of every passing feeling
or thought? Am I so rigid in my
practice that if I can’t do 90 min-
utes, my day is ruined? Anything
you don’t deal with will come back
to bite you later.”
Put simply, the purusharthas
can offer a way for evaluating
your life, making good decisions,
and contemplating pragmatic
dilemmas—like whether to spend
time with your young child, or
go back to work to save for her
college education—in a way that
honors the highest ideals of life.
“At the end of your life, you will
ask yourself, ‘Did I live this life
well?’ ” Kempton suggests. “And in
my view, you will feel good about
it to the degree that you balanced
the purusharthas.”
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dHArmA I duty
Let’s just say it up front: dharma is
a big word. It’s translated to mean
“duty,” “ethics,” “righteousness,”
“work,” “law,” “truth,” “responsi-
bility,” and even the spiritual
teachings related to all the above
(as in the Buddha dharma or the
Hindu dharma). The meaning of
the word is synonymous with your
very purpose in life—with having
the strength to get up each day
and do what needs to be done.
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greatest pleasures? What were
your strongest desires? Were
you able to realize them? Write
down your thoughts.
➤ Then, record the activities
you engaged in for the sake of
moksha. These might include
yoga, meditation, prayer, chant-
ing, spiritual reading, or self-
inquiry. Did you find a feeling
of freedom? Which areas of
your life feel constricted or
burdened? What do you need
to do to liberate yourself?
Write down the answers.
➤ When you’ve gone through
each purushartha individually,
analyze the balance between
them. Looking at what you’ve
written, see where your empha-
sis was in the past week. Which
parts of your life were unat-
tended to? are you working too
hard in one area? Not hard
enough? What are the conse-
quences of your priorities? For-
mulate a simple statement about
the way the purusharthas mani-
fested themselves in your life,
something like, “This week, I
worked hard to meet my obliga-
tions, but I felt burdened. I took
the most pleasure from my
friendships. I didn’t find time to
work toward liberation.”
➤ Finally, formulate an intention
for the coming week. You might
set an intention related to each
of the purusharthas, or you
could focus on one or two that
need more of your attention.
Record the intention in your
journal. Then say it to yourself—
first out loud, then inwardly.
Close your journal, blow out the
candle, and ease back into your
day with a new understanding of
your soul’s priorities.
➤ ➤
Taking time each week to think
about the purusharthas will
enable you to see how your life’s
priorities are constantly shifting
and let you do some trouble-
shooting whenever unease and
unhappiness arise. “Yoga is one
of the great tools humans have
for recognizing meaning, and
the purusharthas let you see
whether you are living a good
life,” kempton says. “If you are
not finding joy in your practice,
there is something wrong with
your practice. If you aren’t able
to operate ethically, you’ll know
that changes are needed.”
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to a yoga festival this year, and
you might find yourself trying to hold a wobbly
Tree Pose on a slackline strung between two
trees. Maybe you’ll cross paths with clowns on
stilts, juggling torches. You might go for a rig-
orous morning Ashtanga practice followed by
a soothing vipassana meditation, or run from
a rock ’n’ roll vinyasa flow to a meditative Yin
Yoga session—all before lunch. A Trance Dance
could be in the offing, or your postyoga glow
could be enhanced by an outdoor concert. You
might find yourself swaying and chanting kirtan
in the desert, taking a ski gondola 8,000 feet up
a mountain to do asana with the best view ever,
or locking arms with a stranger for support in
an eyes-closed balancing pose. No matter where
you live or where you’re planning to travel, a
sweet yoga circus is probably nearby. The era
of the yoga festival has arrived.
Across the country, in venues small and large,
people are gathering to practice. The festivals
are as varied as the styles of yoga practiced, but
they collectively cement yoga’s reputation as
a permanent American cultural force. “Yoga
festivals are really great for people who are
Part workshop, part yoga party,
a yoga festival is just the place to
enjoy practice, community, and fun.
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AT A VARIETY OF FESTIVALS, INCLUDING
WANDERLUST, BHAKTI FEST, YOGA ROCKS
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“There were types of
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enced,” she says. “Unless
you live in California,
you get your hatha and
your Bikram, but you
don’t get other creative
forms from people who
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did ridiculous chanting, I was like, ‘All right, I’m
for it.’ I chanted, and I don’t chant. If you can
do yoga to Led Zeppelin, then I’m for you.”
The inner quiet of daily practice is replaced
at festivals with a community buzz. “You know
how, after a yoga class, you feel that yoga high,
that yoga bliss? Well, you spend a whole week-
end feeling that way,” says 26-year-old Ashley
Lowe, who’s been
going to the Ojai
Yoga Crib festival
for several years.
At festivals, yoga
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social experience,
with limitless pos-
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conversation and
fun. “Everyone’s
energy resonates.
It’s easier to connect
with people,” adds
Lowe. “You don’t feel
anxiety. You just feel
newer to yoga or who want to try different kinds
of styles,” says Jenny Sauer-Klein, co-founder
of AcroYoga (who is pictured “flying” upside down
in Baddha Konasana on page 69).
Yoga, for the most part, is a serious, personal,
introspective activity, a centering oasis of san-
ity amid the chaos of life. But, says Sauer-Klein,
“Festivals give you more of a chance to play
outdoors in the sunshine—and celebrate and
enjoy and have a more ecstatic experience.
There’s more freedom and spontaneity.”
Festivals allow you to put aside your reflective
practice for a few days and enjoy your yoga like
a party. You hang out with like-minded people,
listen to music, make new friends, and share
dinner and laughter after a day of hard-core
asana. Often you’re learning something new in
a low-stress atmosphere, and sometimes you’re
giggling on your mat—amazed by the communal
vibe, the rocking music, the great instructors,
and an awesome view.
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more full. I remember laughing really hard
with friends after it was all over. We got a
burrito, and things were just funny.”
Yoga festivals are popping up all over the
country. For a sampling of the fun, read on.
Sing Out LOud: Bhakti feSt
The deserts of California echoed with
kirtan for 58 consecutive hours during the
first Bhakti Fest, held in September 2009
on the grounds of the Joshua Tree Retreat
Center in Joshua Tree National Park. The
main organizer, Sridhar Silberfein (who
says he arranged for Swami Satchidananda
to give the invocation at Woodstock),
booked dozens of kirtan musicians such as
Wade Morissette, Dave Stringer and Jai
Uttal as well as yoga teachers like Sara
Ivanhoe, Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, and
more. Neither in 100-degree noontime heat,
nor at 3 a.m., did the chanting stop for a
moment. Yoga classes, in a variety of styles,
went on from dawn to dusk in a separate tent.
The inaugral Bhakti Fest
drew 2,500 people, most of
whom camped in the desert.
The festival offered inexpen-
sive packages starting at $100
for the whole weekend, and
then donated half the proceeds
to charities such as Embracing
the World, Oxfam, the Seva
Foundation, and the Love
Serve Remember Foundation
(run by Ram Dass). “The driving
force of the festival is dedication,
service, and helping people out,”
Silberfein says. “Certainly not
money. That’s way down the list.”
“These festivals are really
introducing people to that cre-
ative conscious energy that we
try to home in on when we teach
yoga classes,” says Kasey Luber,
director of yogamates.com and
teacher of Kundalini Yoga classes
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Great practice opportunities
to put on your calendar.
Jan. 23
YOGA DAY USA
DETAILS Free or nearly free yoga
workshops and events held at many
studios around the country.
yogaalliance.org or yogadayusa.org
Jan. 28–Feb. 1
YOGA JOURNAL SAN FRANCISCO
CONFERENCE
San Francisco, California
DETAILS From vinyasa yoga to Tantric
meditation, more than 100 classes
with 40 world-class teachers such
as Seane Corn, Angela Farmer, Ana
Forrest, and David Life. Plus music
from Donna De Lory and DJ Dragonfly.
yjevents.com
Apr. 6–11
YOGA JOURNAL BOSTON
CONFERENCE
Boston, Massachusetts
DETAILS Six-day conference with
daylong intensives as well as regular
classes on asana, pranayama, medita-
tion, philosophy, and more. Plus an
evening with Deepak Chopra. The
teacher lineup includes Richard
Freeman, Julie Gudmestad, Desirée
Rumbaugh, Rodney Yee, and many
others. yjevents.com
June 3–6
MIDWEST YOGA
CONFERENCE
Bloomingdale, Illinois
DETAILS Instruction from top teach-
ers and a laid-back Midwest vibe.
Presenters include Annie Carpenter,
Seane Corn, Janet Stone, and Mark
Whitwell, with musical guests Rara
Avis and Shaman’s Dream. This year’s
theme is Sacred Activism.
midwestyoga.com
June 18–26
SUMMER SOLSTICE
SADHANA CELEBRATION
Española, New Mexico
DETAILS This White Tantric Yoga
event offers more than 60 classes
featuring Kundalini Yoga, meditation,
and lifestyle teachings as taught by
Yogi Bhajan. Tent, car, and cabin camp-
ing with limited RV space availability
(no hookups). 3ho.org
June 21
SOLSTICE IN TIMES SQUARE
New York City
DETAILS A yogic takeover of the Big
Apple, as the intersection of Broadway
and 7th Avenue closes between 43rd
and 44th streets from dawn to dusk.
Free yoga talks and classes offered all
day by local teachers. Last year the
first 1,500 participants received free
yoga mats and gift bags.
timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_
solstice.html
July 8–11
TELLURIDE YOGA FESTIVAL
Telluride, Colorado
DETAILS A weekend of yoga in a
picturesque mountain town. Teachers
include Scott Blossom, Richard
Freeman, Aadil Palkhivala, and many
others. Guests take a complimentary
gondola to and from workshops.
Some 25 percent of net proceeds go
toward local environmental causes.
tellurideyogafestival.com
July 30–Aug. 1
FLAGSTAFF YOGA FESTIVAL
Flagstaff, Arizona
DETAILS Nearly 100 workshops,
classes, and special events, plus body-
work and a wellness marketplace in a
gorgeous mountain setting. All guests
who visit the yoga gear swap receive
a free Lululemon Athletica tote bag.
flagstaffyogafestival.com
July 23–25
WANDERLUST
Lake Tahoe, California
DETAILS Three days of high-energy
yoga, meditation, and wellness events,
plus an indie-rock festival, held at the
gorgeous Squaw Valley resort. Last
year’s lineup included John Friend and
Shiva Rea, music by Sharon Jones,
and more. wanderlustfestival.com
Aug. 27–29
YOGA ROCKS MOUNTAIN FEST
Lyons, Colorado
DETAILS A weekend celebration full of
live music, yoga, and camping riverside
under the stars. Last year’s festival
featured 15 musical acts, including
Dave Stringer and Donna De Lory
as well as yoga with instructors such
as Seane Corn, Simon Park, and Darren
Rhodes. yogarocks.info
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Sept. 3–6
EVOLVE FESTIVAL
Hidden Valley Club
Vernon, New Jersey
DETAILS Four-day celebration during
National Yoga Month (which is Sep-
tember). Celebration includes more
than 70 local jam bands, asana from
local teachers, art, education, and
more. Friendly, communal, low-key
vibe. evolvefest.org
Oct. 21–24
WORLD PEACE & YOGA JUBILEE
Loveland, Ohio
DETAILS Yoga classes, lectures, and
activist organizing sessions, dedicated
to bringing about world peace. “The
best idea of the millennium,” said
David Life of Jivamukti Yoga before
the conference’s first year in 2009.
worldpeaceyogaconference.com
Aug. 20–22
BEING YOGA
CONFERENCE RETREAT
Rhinebeck, New York
DETAILS A late-summer weekend
at the serene grounds of the Omega
Institute with teachers such as Beryl
Bender Birch, Sharon Gannon and
David Life, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, and
Vinnie Marino. Communal vegetarian
meals, a marketplace, and bodywork.
eomega.org/omega/beingyoga
Aug. 20–22
2nd ANNUAL PENDLETON
YOGA ROUND UP
Pendleton, Oregon
DETAILS A festival integrating the
culture and spirit of the nearby
Umatilla Indian Reservation, including
drum circles and coyote stories. The
yoga practices are centered on the
presence of Amrit Desai, founder of
the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.
pendletonyogaroundup.com
Nov. 11–14
YOGA JOURNAL FLORIDA
CONFERENCE
Hollywood, Florida
DETAILS Yoga and meditation classes
in a beach setting. Combine asana with
indulgences like a soak in the infinity
pool, a massage, or lazing on the
beach. yjevents.com
Oct. 11–17
THE SACRED THREAD OF YOGA
San Francisco, California
DETAILS A seven-day festival with a
five-day Iyengar intensive and present-
ers including T. K. V. Desikachar, Nicki
Doane, David Life, and Eddie Modestini.
Organized by senior Iyengar Yoga
teacher Kofi Busia. sacredthread.net
Oct. 22–24
OJAI YOGA CRIB
Ojai, California
DETAILS A sweet, small festival with
yoga, meditations, and kirtan. Organiz-
ers pick each attendee’s schedule.
Teachers have included Jason Cran-
dell, Sarah Powers, and Erich Schiff-
mann. lulubandhas.com/ojaiyogacrib
Sept. 9–12
BHAKTI FEST
Joshua Tree, California
DETAILS 24-hour kirtan, plus yoga
instruction. Last year’s performers
included Sean Johnson and the Wild
Lotus Band, Jai Uttal, Wah!, and MC
Yogi. bhaktifest.com
Sept. 18th or 19th
GLOBAL MALA YOGA FOR PEACE
Various locations TBA
DETAILS An event that takes place
at studios around the world, founded
by Shiva Rea to celebrate UN Interna-
tional Peace Day and to raise money
for various charities. Many studios hold
classes of 108 Sun Salutations. For
listings of participating studios, see
website. globalmala.org
Sept. 19–26
YOGA JOURNAL COLORADO
CONFERENCE
Estes Park, Colorado
DETAILS Early in the week, an Anu-
sara Grand Gathering with classes by
John Friend and key Anusara teachers.
Later in the week, classes in asana,
pranayama, meditation, and philosophy
offered by masters of many yoga tradi-
tions. Hiking, rock climbing, and elk
watching are part of the fun at this
Rocky Mountain location. yjevents.com
Sept. TBA
VERMONT YOGA FESTIVAL
Montpelier, Vermont
DETAILS Three days of yoga in a
walkable, bikeable town festival atmo-
sphere. Designed to serve the local
community but open to everyone.
vermontyogafestival.com
Dec. 19–25
WINTER SOLSTICE
SADHANA CELEBRATION
Lake Wales, Florida
DETAILS Kundalini Yoga and medita-
tion as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Tent,
car, and cabin camping. 3ho.org
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Gina Kornrumpf had struggled with her weight all her life. The results of her
on-again, off-again dieting were discouraging, and only served to fuel her pre -
occupation with the numbers on her scale. She led an active life—traveling, bike
riding, and exercising—but that didn’t seem to help her shed the extra pounds
or get her higher-than-normal blood pressure under control. By the time she
topped 207 pounds in 2008, she realized she needed a new plan. “A friend of mine
is passionate about yoga, and
encouraged me to at least con-
sider trying it,” Kornrumpf says.
So she registered at the Kripalu
Center for Yoga & Health’s In -
tegrative Weight Loss program,
photography by Chris Andre
Yoga helped Meghan Bowen, a vinyasa
yoga teacher in Santa Monica, Califor-
nia (pictured modeling the following
sequence), lose 20 pounds over
the course of two years, something
she says she was able to do once she
learned to read her body’s subtle
cues about what it really needed. “I
had been trying to tell my body what
it needed, instead of letting my body
tell me,” she says. “Yoga taught me
to tune in to my body and my sensory
experience, and to start trusting the
intelligence inside of me.”
For a radically different
approach to weight loss,
start not with diet and
exercise, but with
connecting to yourself.
Once she stopped trying to lose
weight, Bowen says, it was no
longer a struggle. “The biggest
shift was realizing that it had
to be a moment-to-moment
approach, rather than looking
three months out and having a
goal,” she says. “Yoga teaches
moving away from a desired
outcome, and moving toward
tuning in to what’s going to
serve my body—what’s going to
feed my body in a healthy way
in this moment.”
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a residential immersion program that incorpo-
rates multiple aspects of healthy living in an inte-
grative approach to weight management.
The program includes twice-daily yoga classes,
pranayama instruction, nutritional counseling
and cooking demonstrations, life coaching, shar-
ing circles, and mindful-eating exercises, with
yogic philosophy as a foundation for assimilating
the information. Within 18 months of completing
the weeklong workshop, Kornrumpf had lost 47
pounds. Her blood pressure dropped from 140/90
to a healthy 120/70, and her cholesterol settled
within normal ranges. Today, she says, “I feel fit; I
feel healthy, lighter, happier, and more open.”
Yoga may not be the first thing that comes to
mind when you’re formulating a weight loss plan,
but recent studies linking yoga with mindful eat-
ing and weight loss suggest that maybe it should
be. The combined effects of the self-acceptance,
increased body awareness, and inward reflection
that are natural byproducts of a regular yoga practice
can increase your ability to achieve and maintain
a healthy weight, and can have a positive impact,
whether you’re significantly overweight, just want-
ing to lose a few pounds, or struggling with a body-
image problem despite being at a healthy weight.
“Yoga may not be a glamorous, quick fix to weight
loss, but it creates fundamental shifts that lead to
lasting change,” says Ashley Turner, a yoga teacher
and psychotherapist in Los Angeles and New York
and the creator of the Element DVD Yoga for
Weight Loss. Turner says that yoga’s emphasis on
self- acceptance is the key to creating such transfor-
mation. Unlike traditional methods such as diets
and exercise boot camps, yoga philosophy teaches
This flowing sequence is designed to build physical
strength and to tone and engage your core and leg mus-
cles. As you move through the poses, notice your inner
dialogue and the language you use to describe your
body. If you start to scold yourself, see if you can soften
your gaze, smile, and let go of those judgments.
Throughout your practice, focus on your breath when diffi-
cult emotions or agitated thoughts arise. Even something
as simple as noticing how the quality of your breathing
changes when you feel anxious or stressed can be illumi-
nating. Where do you feel tension in your body? When you
soften and release that area of the body, does the quality
of your breath change? The more you tune in to sensation—
both on and off the mat—the more you can tell if something
enhances you or depletes you, whether it’s getting an
extra hour of sleep or having an extra helping at dinner.
to begin
Stand tall at the front of your mat in Tadasana (Mountain
Pose), with your palms pressed together in Anjali Mudra
(Salutation Seal), your eyes closed, and your head bowing
to your heart. Silently acknowledge your efforts for show-
ing up. Begin with three to five Sun Salutations to warm
up your entire body. Focus on the quality of your breath
and try to distribute it evenly throughout your whole body.
During the sequence, concentrate on transitioning mind-
fully between poses, without holding your breath.

Before you begin any new exercise or dietary
program, always check with your doctor.
get in the
students to approach the body with compassion,
understanding, and friendship.
“Yoga teaches us that what is in this moment is
perfect,” says Turner. “And it’s possible to maintain
that nonjudgment and compassion, even as we strive
for self-improvement.” With this mind-set, her cli-
ents can get on the mat and enjoy the experience
of being physical. On an emotional level, practic-
ing self-acceptance makes it easier for you to truly
observe your habits and get to the root of what has
caused the weight gain. “Such an internal process
might take longer to see the physical results, but it
is a much more effective and sustainable course in
the long run,” says Turner. She adds that this slow,
flow
asana sequence by Ashley Turner
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From Adho Mukha Svana-
sana (Downward-Facing
Dog Pose), step your right
foot forward between your
hands and bring your left
heel to the ground at a
45-degree angle. See that
your right knee is directly
over your foot, and dis-
tribute your weight evenly
across both feet. Inhale and
rise up into Warrior Pose II,
with yours arms reaching
out to the sides. Exhale,
pause, and straighten
your front leg. Check your
stance by looking down
to see that your ankles are
under your wrists. Then
exhale and bend your right
knee again and come into
Utthita Parsvakonasana
(Extended Side Angle
Pose), placing your right
fingertips to the outside
of your right foot (or on
a block) and extending your
left arm over your left ear.
On an inhalation, draw your
navel in and engage your
core as you rise back up to
Warrior II. Repeat 2 to 4
more times on the right
side to build strength and
heat. Switch sides by turn-
ing your right foot in and
your left foot out. Repeat 3
to 5 times on the left side.
Flow between Warrior
Pose II and Extended
Side Angle Pose
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steady, consistent approach is, in fact, crucial for
keeping the weight off. “The Yoga Sutra of Patan-
jali outlines how lasting change is only possible
from focused, inner work,” she says.
begin with the
first step
Turner, whose approach combines asana with
nutritional and psychological counseling, notices
that her clients and students are bombarded with
media messages about what a beautiful body looks
like, messages that tell us to look outside ourselves
for validation and acceptance. But trying to live up
to an ideal that is unrealistic and often unhealthy
is likely to backfire, Turner says, especially when
used as a motivator for weight loss. John Bagnulo,
PhD, nutritionist for Kripalu’s weight loss pro-
gram agrees, adding that people often develop a
false sense of what their body should look like, and
yoga can help them work through that. “Western
Flow between Goddess Pose
diets encourage people to ask the ‘should’ ques-
tions. How long should I work out? How many calo-
ries should I eat every day?” he says. Yoga, on the
other hand, suggests kinder and ultimately more
transformative questions like, How do I feel in my
body right now? What choices can I make that are
healthier for my whole being?
Liz Dunn, a massage therapist in Cheshire, Con-
necticut, lost 125 pounds over a year and a half and
says that the self-acceptance she learned through
yoga was a crucial part of her weight loss journey.
“When you’re that size, your thoughts are domi-
nated by things like ‘I can’t sit in that chair,’ and
‘I can’t do this or that.’ But yoga taught me that
I’m OK where I am today. Yoga was like a warm,
welcoming embrace saying, ‘Let’s find you and take
time to just be here, now.’ ” This, Dunn says, is what
enabled her to get past the plateaus that invari-
ably accompany significant weight loss over a long
period of time. “I never set weight loss goals; I just
integrated yoga into my view of how I was physi-
cally in the world,” she says. “That made it OK when
I hit those plateaus and wouldn’t lose any weight
for weeks, which is when a lot of people give up.”
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Turner finds that self-acceptance gives students
the courage to inquire within about what is at the
root of their struggle with weight, and identify the
underlying thoughts or emotional stirrings that
cause them discomfort and contribute to actions
that aren’t serving their weight loss goals.
When you feel the urge to overeat, Turner sug-
gets asking yourself questions like “What am I
really hungry for?” and “What is truly causing me
stress, and what do I really need in this moment?”
Maybe it’s a walk around the block, or a phone
call with a friend. The ability to observe your feel-
ings without judgment becomes a tool that helps
you figure out what you need from moment to
moment, says Turner. Then, instead of automati-
cally reacting to a stressful situation with estab-
lished patterns like reaching for comfort food, you
can learn to recognize the moment of choice. “We
can simply notice that we can choose to eat more
or not. Either way, there is no judgment,” she says.
Wendy Althoff, an actuary in New York City
who had been overweight all her life, expected
to feel out of place when she took her first yoga
class in 2005. “Sure enough, I was the largest
From Warrior II on the left
side, exhale and straighten
your left leg. Bring your hands
to your hips and turn both
feet out 45 degrees (stepping
the feet a little closer to
each other if needed). Roll
your weight to the outside
edges of your feet and engage
your core. On an exhalation,
lower your hips until your
knees are bent as close to a
90-degree angle as possible,
and directly over your ankles.
Draw your tailbone down
toward your heels, and draw
your hip points up. Inhale
and reach your arms out to
the sides. Exhale and bring
your left forearm to your left
thigh or, if you are able, your
left fingertips to the floor.
Inhale deeply and come back
up to center, using your core.
Exhale and bring your right
forearm to the right thigh,
or your right fingertips to the
floor. Repeat 2 to 3 more
times on each side, breathing
deeply. When you’re finished,
straighten your legs, turn
your feet forward, and bring
your hands to your hips.
Come to a seated position
on your mat.
and Temple Pose
person there,” she says. “In fact,
you probably could have added
the two people on the mats next to
me together, and I still would have
weighed more.” After she went to
class regularly for several months,
Althoff ’s focus subtly shifted from
the other students in the class to her own experi-
ence. “I didn’t realize this was happening until
one day after class a student told me I had a
lovely practice,” she says. “I was shocked to real-
ize that I couldn’t return the compliment. I had
absolutely no idea what her practice looked like,
because I may as well have been in that room by
myself. It had become my own practice.”
Althoff, who today teaches yoga at her office
and is enrolled in the Integrated Science of
Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda (ISHTA) teacher
training program in New York City, says this shift
was a turning point in the way she felt about her
weight. “In class, when you stop worrying about
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Sit with your legs in front of you, knees bent, feet parallel and hip-width apart.
Place your hands behind you, shoulder-distance apart, with your fingers pointed
in toward yourself. (If that creates too much strain in your shoulders, point your
hands away from yourself.) Roll your shoulder blades down your back and lift up through your
chest. Push through your hands and feet equally and, on an inhalation, lift your hips and come into
Table Pose. Look down and see that your inner thighs are parallel. As you inhale, press through
all four corners of your feet and lift your hips a little higher, moving your tailbone toward your
knees. If it’s comfortable for your neck, slowly let your head release back. Feel free to stay for
2 to 3 breaths if you have the strength. On an exhalation, slowly release into sitting position.
Bring your fingertips to the back of your legs. On an inhalation, lift your chest and sternum.
On an exhalation, relax your shoulders and lean back onto the top of your sitting bones. On an
inhalation, lift your feet off the floor, knees bent, so that the thighs are angled about 45 degrees
relative to the floor. Reach your arms forward, and, if you can, straighten your legs. Inhale and lift
your chest and thighs a little higher, drawing your navel in toward your spine. Release your feet
to the floor as you exhale. Repeat moving from Table Pose to Boat Pose 3 to 4 more times.
Flow between Table Pose
and Boat Pose
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Lie down on your back. Extend both legs up at a 90-degree angle (or, for an easier variation,
bend the knees), feet hip-width apart. Rest your arms by your sides, palms facing the floor. Press
through the balls of your feet, spreading your toes. On an inhalation, draw your navel toward
your spine (there will be a natural curve in your lower back). On an exhalation, slowly lower your
right foot until it hovers 6 inches above the floor. Inhale and pause, bringing the navel to the
spine. Exhale and lift your right leg as your left leg descends. Inhale and pause, flexing your feet
and spreading your toes. Repeat 3 to 5 more times. On an exhalation, bring both knees to your
chest. Close your eyes, wrap your arms around your knees, and breathe into your lower back.
Single Leg Raises
Take a simple twist to
each side. Start by draw-
ing your knees into your
chest. Then drop both
knees over to the right,
keeping the spine aligned.
Keep your left knee
di rectly over your right
knee. Place your right
hand on the left knee
to keep the legs down.
Extend your left arm out
to the left and look over
your left shoulder. Hold for
3 to 5 breaths, feeling
the breath sweep up and
down the spine. Bring your
legs back to the midline
and twist to the other side.
Come into Savasana
(Corpse Pose). Relax for
5 to 15 minutes. Slowly
return to a simple cross-
legged position. Sit tall
with your hands in Anjali
Mudra. Close your eyes
and bow inward, acknowl-
edging your efforts.
To finish
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Every time you walk
across a room, reach into
the back seat of your car,
or pass a dish at dinner,
you rotate your spine. You
probably take such movements for granted
most of the time, but imagine being unable
to do them. If you’ve ever had back spasms
or a crick in your neck, you know how debil-
itating it is when you can’t turn sideways.
Without access to the full range of mo tion
in your spine, your life becomes very limited,
but when your spine is strong and supple,
you radiate well-being. Twisting poses—
whether seated, supine, or inverted—can
maintain and even enhance your ability
to rotate your spine. When you do twists,
the muscles on the left and right sides of the
torso work together to produce enough
torque to turn the spine. This tones the
muscles of the torso, restoring mobility and
balance on both sides of your spine, which
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the torque
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Rev up your Revolved Triangle
Pose by keeping your pelvis
neutral and turning your trunk.
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1 Simple Reclining Twist
Beginning this sequence on your back
will make it easy to isolate and explore
the mechanics of spinal rotation. Lie
down and drop your knees to the floor
at hip level. In this twist, your shoul-
ders stay fixed and your hips and legs
rotate around your spine like a cork-
screw. Notice the areas along your
back and shoulders where you feel
tension, and use your breath to help
release those areas.
2 Supta Parivrtta
Garudasana (Reclining
Revolved Eagle Pose)
This pose provides an opportunity to
feel the strong muscular resistance that
often comes up in spinal twists. Intertwin-
ing your legs fixes the pelvis, which will
likely help bring the twist into your upper
back. Approach the pose with curiosity
and internal awareness by breathing
consciously, with your mouth closed and
with similar length and tone in both
inhalation and exhalation. Keeping your
top knee on the floor or on your block,
deepen the twist by reaching out
strongly to the sides.
3 Janu Sirsasana
(Head-of-the-Knee
Pose), variation
In this seated position, you keep your
pelvis relatively fixed again. Use
this pose to create an imprint of this
action; it will inform your Parivrtta
Trikonasana. Hold your extended-
leg foot with your hand or a strap.
Actively reach your other arm behind
you to initiate strong rotation in
the upper spine. Notice if any tension
releases in the upper back as you
come out of this pose. Delicious!
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4 Parivrtta Utthita
Hasta Padasana
(Revolved Extended Hand
and Foot Pose)
This pose introduces the challenge of
keeping your pelvis stable and your
feet grounded while you twist the spine.
Stand with your feet wide apart and par-
allel. Lift your arms to shoulder height.
Keep your hips level as you twist your
torso to the right. Reach your arms away
from each other to spread the chest
and be sure to keep your pelvis square.
4
( benefits )
Improves balance
Strengthens the feet and legs
Increases hip mobility
and stability
Squeezes spinal joints
to promote nourishment
of tissues
Massages and tones
the internal organs
Restores and maintains
spinal flexibility
(
contraindications
)
Herniated spinal disk
Positional vertigo
Injured hamstrings
5 Parivrtta Trikonasana
(Revolved Triangle Pose)
Maintaining a well-grounded pose is
key to discovering the joy of this
standing twist. Avoid turning your
back foot in too much, and keep
it firmly grounded. Throughout this
sequence you have felt how keep-
ing the pelvis stable enhances the
twist in the upper spine; stay true
to this now. With the hips fairly level
and the head aligned over the front
foot, spread your arms like wings,
allowing the upper body to blos-
som. From your stable base you
can, over time, “turn the screw”
of the upper spine more deeply,
releasing stress and bringing nour-
ishment to the upper back.
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may improve your gait and boost the
power of your limbs when performing
everyday tasks that involve pushing, pull-
ing, or turning.
When you twist, you also compress and
squeeze the spinal disks, which improves
circulation and nourishes tissues that are
critical to having a supple spine. Clearly,
twisting poses play a key role in gaining
and maintaining spinal health, but the
most gratifying benefit may be the simple
sigh of relief they can evoke after coaxing
tension from your back muscles.
When you deconstruct the architec-
ture of spinal twists, you can see that they
typically come in two varieties: You either
keep your shoulders fixed while the pelvis
rotates the spine, or vice versa—you keep
the pelvis fixed and use your shoulders to
help you turn the spine.
In Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Tri-
angle Pose), your pelvis stays neutral while
your shoulders rotate. But the effort it
takes to rotate the spine often uproots the
back leg, which can throw you off balance
and create anxiety about exploring the
pose. The key to feeling grounded is to
root strongly through your feet. Keeping
your pelvis stable and square toward the
floor (with the hip bones horizontally and
vertically even) will help you do this.
Keeping the pelvis stable is not easy,
and it’s a detail that is often passed over
in Revolved Triangle. You may have
learned to initiate the twist from the pel-
vis by dropping your back hip toward the
ground. When you do the pose this way,
you may feel as though you’re getting a
deeper twist, because it enables you to
turn the torso more. But turning the torso
further doesn’t mean that you are rotating
each individual vertebra more.
Even if you’re accustomed to drop-
ping your back hip, try keeping your
pelvis fixed and observe the difference in
the way your body feels. You might find
that a stable pelvis gives you more lever-
age and actually increases the degree of
rotation in your spine. I’ve noticed that
keeping my pelvis square has reduced the
sacroiliac strain I used to feel after doing
Revolved Triangle.
Though Revolved Triangle is typically
practiced as part of a standing sequence,
coming to it from a series of gradually
deepening twists will help imprint muscle
memory of the two varieties of rotation,
which will help you demystify this asana.
After warming up with a few Sun Saluta-
tions, lie down and begin your exploration
with two supine poses.
Simple Reclining TwiST
Take a minute or two
to recl ine on your
back, relaxing your
muscles, your breath,
and your mind. Don’t
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like these to create an atmosphere of
openness, curiosity, and flexibility. Move
into constructive rest by bending your
knees and placing your feet flat on the
floor. Relax your arms along the floor at
shoulder level. Keeping your shoulders
on the mat, exhale and let your knees fall
to your right. Allow your knees to drop
loosely, taking your hips and lower torso
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with them into a simple spinal twist.
Notice how your shoulders stay on the
floor while the movement of your hips
and legs rotates the spine, much like turn-
ing a corkscrew. Stay for a minute to feel
and observe your back muscles. Are they
tight? Do your shoulders rest comfortably
on the mat? Try to consciously release any
stiffness you feel in your back muscles by
allowing your spine to settle into the floor.
Next, bring your attention to your
breath. Twists squeeze the diaphragm,
which can make your breath feel strained.
To help release tension, use each inhala-
tion to create space in your abdomen and
each exhalation to coax your muscles to
adapt to the twist.
When the spine rotates in more chal-
lenging twists such as Supta Parivrtta
Garudasana (Reclining Revolved Eagle
Pose), your muscles will resist and rebel.
Take the time now, when the pose is sim-
ple, to use it as a primer for exploring how
to adjust to the muscular resistance. Stay
for another minute, then bring your legs
back to center and switch sides.
Supta parivrtta GarudaSana
(Reclining Revolved Eagle Pose)
The basic shape of
this pose is similar
to Simple Reclining
Twist, but the way
you enter the twist
makes it different. In Simple Reclining
Twist, your shoulders stay fixed as your
pelvis rotates around the spine. In this
pose, it’s just the opposite: The left knee
on the floor keeps the pelvis fixed while
your left arm reaches toward the left to
create spinal rotation.
Begin again in constructive rest. Shift
your hips a few inches to the left before
crossing your legs as in Eagle Pose, left
thigh over right. If you can hook your
foot behind your right leg, do so, but
don’t worry if you can’t. Draw your knees
toward your chest and, exhaling, turn onto
your right side, pinning your left knee to
the floor. If this creates pain in your knees
or lower back, modify your position by
unhooking the left foot and elevating the
left knee on a block or blanket.
With your left knee on the floor or on a
block, reach toward the ceiling with your
left arm. Exhale as you slowly lower your
left arm to the floor, placing your hand in
line with your shoulder. Keep your pelvis
fixed, and this time feel how the shoulders
create the torque, like a corkscrew.
Your body may twist easily, letting you
bring your shoulder to the mat, or you
may barely turn. Take your time and keep
your left arm active, even if it’s hovering
above the floor. Be curious and patient
with the process. If your knee moves up,
away from the floor or block, or your
breathing becomes labored, it means
that you’re rushing the pose and inviting
strain. Whether you get your shoulder to
the floor is unimportant; this is a strong
twist regardless.
Once your upper back is at its maxi-
mum, turn your head toward the left, but
be mindful. The neck, or cervical spine, is
the most flexible part of the spine. If your
upper back is tight, you might try to over-
compensate for it by turning your neck
more extremely. That’s why it’s important
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to wait until your thoracic rotation is at
its maximum before turning your head.
With your pelvis stabilized in this pose,
you may feel much more of the turn com­
ing from your upper back. That’s because
keeping your pelvis fixed limits the ro ­
tation in your lower spine. If you tend to
be a flexible person, this is a good thing.
It’s relatively easy for flexible people to
overdo it and stretch the lumbar joints be ­
yond their natural capacity without even
knowing it, which can eventually strain
the lower back.
Stay in the pose for about a minute. If
you feel as though your body naturally
wants to go deeper, exhale and move your
left shoulder toward the floor. Notice how
this action turns your chest while leaving
the lumbar region undisturbed. A more
subtle way to do this is to visualize each
thoracic vertebra spinning, like a bead on
a string, into the rotation.
Stay in the twist for another minute,
then change the cross of your legs and
twist to the other side.
Janu SirSaSana
(Head-of-the-Knee Pose), variation
When you practice
Janu Sir sasana as
a twist rather than
a forward bend, it
can further educate
you about the mechanics of rotation. Sit
with the soles of your feet together and
your knees apart in Baddha Konasana
(Bound Angle Pose). If you find it difficult
to sit with an upright pelvis and straight
back, sit on a folded blanket. Keep your
left knee in place and extend your right
leg, centering your weight on the back of
the heel. Hold the outer edge of your right
leg or foot with your left hand, and place
your right hand on the back of your right
hip. Keep your gaze on your right foot,
and with an exhalation, lift your ribs and
shift your lower abdomen to the right to
align the midline, or axis, of your torso
with the right leg. You may already feel a
twist; now turn it up a notch by broaden­
ing your chest and pulling your right col­
larbone and shoulder back. As in Supta
Parivrtta Garudasana, keep your hips
fixed and strongly turn your upper spine.
If your breath is unrestrained and you
feel as though you can deepen the twist
further, exhale and stretch your right arm
straight back, rotating your skull to gaze
over your right shoulder at your hand. But
remember, if your upper back is tight and
feels stuck, you may be tempted to initiate
the twist from your head and compress
your neck. You may also unconsciously
swing your upper body laterally, moving
your head and shoulders to the outside
of your leg. Sidebending like this creates
poor alignment and can make the twist
unsafe. Avoid these common mistakes by
keeping your gaze on your right foot until
the last breath or two in the pose, then
gently turn your head to look over your
right shoulder. Keeping an image of the
spine spinning on its axis will also help.
Open your chest by actively expanding
its core to create a dynamic sense of space
that both deepens the twist and wrings
out tension from the upper back. Hold for
about five breaths, then exhale to release
the twist. Fold forward into the classic
forward­bend version of Janu Sirsanana
for a minute before switching sides.
Parivrtta utthita
haSta PadaSana
(Revolved Extended Hand and Foot Pose)
Stand with your
arms outstretched
at shoulder level.
Adjust your stance
so your feet are par­
allel and directly
underneath your
wrists, or closer if your legs are strained. All
standing poses need to be grounded, espe­
cially twists. Take a moment to balance the
weight between your feet, firmly ground­
ing them evenly across the ball and heel of
each foot. Pull your inner thighs toward
your hips and steady your abdomen.
Stand tall as you exhale, and turn your
upper body to the right to begin a spi­
nal twist. Did your hips come along for
the ride? That is not necessarily a bad
thing. In fact, the stretch probably feels
good, so enjoy it for a few breaths. But
then, try it with your pelvis fixed and see
if your spinal rotation becomes deeper.
Keeping your upper body rotated to the
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right and your arms outstretched, slowly
start to turn your hips back to the left,
toward their original position. Pause and
notice where you feel your back resisting
the turn. Rather than bracing yourself
against the resistance, sweet-talk tension
away from the muscles, and you will grad-
ually be able to return your hips to the
original, even alignment you had before
you twisted.
You may notice that keeping your pel-
vis square forfeits some of the turn of your
upper body, but now that you understand
the anatomy of twists, you know that
keeping one point fixed is essential. Stay
in the pose for a minute, then rest your
arms before repeating to the left. Fully
explore the relationship between keep-
ing the pelvis stable and the spine mobile,
since it is very similar to the alignment in
Revolved Triangle Pose.
After you’ve completed your second
side, take a counter pose such as Prasarita
Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Standing
Forward Bend), Uttanasana (Standing
Forward Bend), or Parsvottanasana (In -
tense Side Stretch) to allow the spinal
muscles to return to neutral before prac-
ticing Revolved Triangle Pose.
Parivrtta trikonasana
(Revolved Triangle Pose)
Start again with a wide
stance, rotating your
right foot out 90 degrees
and your left foot in
about 40 degrees. Turn
your hips toward your
front foot. The aim is to
have the hips turned all the way to the
right so the midline of the torso is aligned
with the right leg, as it was in Janu Sirsa-
sana. Expect some resistance from your
left hip and leg.
The fastest way to turn your hips fully
to the right is to turn your left foot in
more and shorten your stance. However,
I don’t think that’s the most skillful way.
Instead, recruit the deep abdominal mus-
cles to do the job by shifting your lower
belly to the right and pulling your right
hip back. That not only keeps your left
leg solid, but it also taps support from
your core, which establishes the stability
that benefits standing poses and twists.
If your left hip still hangs back, then turn
your left foot in slightly. Don’t sacrifice
your roots; distribute the weight across
the ball of your foot and keep that left
heel firmly down.
Place your right hand on your right
hip and extend your left arm up along-
side your ear. Breathing in, shift your hips
toward the rear of your mat and exhale
to hinge forward over your leg, pausing
halfway. Gaze at your right foot as you
shift your lower abdomen and then your
ribs to the right to align the midline of
your torso with your right leg.
Bring your left fingertips to the floor
outside your right toes, keeping the left
shoulder in line with the leg. If that’s
not possible, take the left fingertips to
the floor or to a block on the inside of the
right foot, keeping your left shoulder in
line with your left hand. Continue to look
down, keeping your head and gaze in line
with your foot to help align the axis of the
torso over the right leg.
Pause at this point to train your focus
on the base of the pose. Keep your back
leg grounded with the heel down. The
pelvis is level, the belly is stable, and
the breath is steady. Initiate the twist by
pressing into your left hand and lifting
your chest. Pull your right shoulder up
and back to rotate the thoracic spine. Feel
how the rotation here is exactly the same
mechanical process as in the previous two
twists; the pelvis is level and stable, and
the shoulders act as the top of the cork-
screw that turns the spine.
As the twist winds up, the hips, back
leg, and heel must stay grounded to resist
being pulled into the turn. Go slowly,
allowing for a little give in the hips; take
your time and be careful not to force
the twist. Let yourself be guided by the
somatic memory and actions of the ear-
lier poses. When the pose is steady and
you can enjoy the sensations free from
the distractions of your back leg, Parivrtta
Trikonasana will become a pose you look
forward to doing.
Power up the twist by extending your
right arm up. Make sure your left shoulder
stays aligned over your leg or hand, rotate
your head, and gaze at your right hand. If
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your neck hurts when you turn your head,
or if turning your head causes you to lose
balance, gaze at the floor and focus on
grounding your feet and steadying your
belly. Over time, revisit turning the head.
Once your chest is free and you’ve estab-
lished a strong base, you will be able to
rotate your neck and gaze comfortably at
your right hand. Keep both arms active
to give the upper body a strong surge of
energy that may rotate the spine even
more. Hold the pose for several steady
breaths, keeping the body active and alert.
When you feel as though the twist is
at its maximum, make a small counterac-
tion in the back leg: Exhale, surrender-
ing your upper back into the twist while
slightly turning your left thigh out. You
may find that this small move realigns the
pelvis and makes it level, affirms a nicely
grounded left heel, and lets the twist give
the spine a final hug.
Once your body has adjusted to the
instruction and principles of the pose,
let your focus turn away from the form;
accept the pose as it is. Stay aware of it,
but use it as a vehicle to turn your atten-
tion inward. If you can, create a sense
of expansion by letting your awareness
drench the pose with space and fullness.
Dwell in the sensations; inhabit the
form. Stay as long as you have clarity and
steadiness, then exhale fully to release the
twist. Breathe in as you stand up, then
root your legs into the earth with a solid
exhalation. Turn your feet parallel again
for a few breaths to reestablish stability
before practicing the pose to the left.
Twists do not come easily to many of
us. Because they wind you up so snugly,
they can seem more stuck than liberated.
However, with patience you will fall in
love with twists. They will teach you to
appreciate that less is often more. You will
find that your effort is well repaid by the
final sweet gift that comes as you unwind
the spine, sigh deeply, and feel your whole
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Oct 24 – Nov 21, 2010
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NASSAU, BAHAMAS
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March 4 – 31, 2010
April 4 – May 1, 2010
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QUEBEC, CANADA
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CU CHI, VIETNAM
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VRINDAVAN,
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HIMALAYAS, INDIA
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WOODBOURNE, NY
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The latest release from Deva
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them famous in concert halls
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melodically based mantras
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This anthology of essays
contains reflections on the
power, mystery, and beauty of
kundalini, the potent energy
that yoga can awaken. When
roused, kundalini generates
a transformation in the con-
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the state of union with the
Divine heralded by Patanjali,
Rumi, and other seers. With
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by scholars and teachers such
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kundalini and its effect on
health and well-being. For
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Because of the steady pace
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for neck and shoulders, there
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BOOK THE ABCS OF YOGA
FOR KIDS, by Teresa Anne
Power; illustrations by Kathleen
Rietz. Stafford House;
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Lots of kids are fascinated by
yoga—probably because they
see their parents doing it. The
ABCs of Yoga for Kids appeals
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nor too complex, the book
includes more than 50 color-
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instructions in the form of
short poems. The pose names
used are playful, and the illus-
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Whether you are new
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through self-reflection exercises and 10
detailed steps to gain knowledge, joy, and
balance in everyday life.
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and concentration, bandhas (locks), and
mudras (sealing gestures), together with
archetypes, to release psychological
blocks and ultimately create the opening
for personal transformation to occur. He
draws upon traditional texts, including
the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, as well as his
own teaching experience. That he’s able
to instruct and inspire with a warm heart
and skillful direction, without judgment
or prejudice about the “style” of your
yoga of choice, is good reason to believe
this book will bring life to your practice.
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BOOK THE PASSIONATE MIND
REVISITED: Expanding Personal
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First released in 1974,
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within each of us. H. D.
BOOK YOGA FOR A WORLD OUT
OF BALANCE: Teachings on Ethics
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but Stone is unusually passionate and
sophisticated in his approach. To start, he
brings an unabashedly historical aware-
ness to yoga. We can’t, he writes, simply
look to yoga’s past for “a complete set of
codes or truths that can, like mathemati-
cal equations, tell us what to do in every
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book ESSENCE oF THE UPANISHADS:
A key to Indian Spirituality, by Eknath
Easwaran. Nilgiri Press; easwaran.org
The Katha Upanishad,
a 3,000-year-old yogic
text, tells the story of a
brave teenager named
Nachiketa, who jour-
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of Death in search of
the secret to immortal-
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sharp focus questions of existence: Who
am I? What is the purpose of life? How am
I to live? Death provides answers by tak-
ing Nachiketa “through the levels of per-
sonality to the final discovery, deep in
consciousness, of a changeless ‘Self ’
beyond time and death,” writes Eknath
Easwaran, who passed away in 1999, in his
revised translation and commentary.
Easwaran, a renowned meditation
teacher and professor who created pas-
sage meditation and founded Blue Moun-
tain Center of Meditation in Tomales,
California, explains how the Katha Upa-
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standing your Self.
After years of meditation and prac-
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world, Easwaran is intimate in his writ-
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“but as an explorer back from a long, long
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Poulsbo, Washington, has done extensive
research into the various accounts of the
sage Pantanjali’s life, tracing a common
thread through the tales to provide a co ­
hesive story.
He begins with Patanjali’s prebirth
incarnation as the serpent deity Adi She­
sha, an image that frequently shows him
with a human upper body and a serpentine
lower body. These stories imaginatively
set the stage for his miraculous birth—
he’s supposed to have fallen from heaven
into the open hands of, according to dif­
ferent versions, either the deity Shiva, the
grammarian Panini, or the yogini Gonika.
On track 2, Zambito explores the in ­
cidents that are related to Patanjali’s
human incarnation and to his role as a
teacher at a Shiva temple that survives to
this very day. Much of the CD’s material
is unique: for example, the full explana­
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serpent and Shiva, his contribution to
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voyage, eager to tell what he has found.”
And so, as Easwaran says in his previously
unpublished introduction included in this
edition, the Katha’s answer to the age­
old question “Who am I?” is “not an end,
but a beginning.” It’s a welcoming to the
journey inward that anyone is invited to
explore. ASHLEY HECHT
CD PATANJALI IN ETERNITY:
The Legend of Shri Patanjali—The Rishi
Sage of Yoga, with Salvatore Zambito.
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at the festival. “When we can get that
many people together for yoga, then
we’re doing good. It was really amazing
to have that many people chanting and
doing yoga. People were up all night; it
was beautiful,” she says.
Yoga Rocks: EvolvE
Yoga festivals can happen anywhere and
don’t need to be pegged to “rock star” in ­
struction. Inspired by a small yoga class
that he’d taken in the early­morning mud
at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Ten­
nessee, Dave Bryson, a yoga teacher in
New Jersey, started the Evolve Music &
Yoga Festival in 2007, with the goal of
raising $5,000 for a local rural organiza­
tion called Kids Camp, which provides
environmental education and free health
screening for low­income kids. The first
Evolve event featured 30 bands from
the Northeast jam­band and bar circuit.
Bryson also scheduled a few yoga classes,
but much to his surprise, nearly a thou­
sand people showed up who were just as
interested in doing asana as rocking out.
A full­on yoga festival broke out.
“People were doing partner yoga out in
the fields,” he says. “There were people
meditating and doing yoga on the docks.”
In 2009, the festival’s third year, Bryson
said the music and the yoga were equally
important. He booked 70 bands and 16
yoga instructors, and says it all worked
together brilliantly. “The festival’s focus
is on self­improvement and health, as
opposed to other music festivals, where
the focus is on partying and getting
wasted,” he says. “But I also had some
good hard­rockin’ bands, with a real focus
on bringing music that’s danceable. I want
to encourage yoga people to come out and
lighten up and loosen up and dance.”
cRadlE of lovE: ThE cRib
Kira Ryder, who runs a yoga studio in
Ojai, California, was several years ahead
of the spinal curve. In 2003 she started
a festival called the Ojai Yoga Crib, and
seven years later, it’s still running. “When
your livelihood is yoga,” she says, “it be ­
comes a really neat practice to invite a
few hundred of your best friends to come
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Ryder had been to several yoga confer-
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she sometimes felt as though they were
an impersonal grab bag of experiences.
She had the “crazy idea” to start a more
intimate alternative. Rather than have
attendees choose classes from a menu,
Ryder asked them to trust Yoga Crib to
put their personal schedules together for
them. “I said to my husband, ‘This is going
to be a lot of work.’ And he said, ‘Well,
what else are we going to do?’ ”
Her festival, she decided, would be
based on trust and love. It would be called
something comfortable and soothing,
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feature her main teacher, Erich Schiff-
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Ryder charges $400 for her Ojai festi-
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2009, for the first time, she let people
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“Some people stay at the spa,” she says,
“some camp, some work out payment
plans, some work on the crew, some be -
come guests because it’s their year to be
there for free.” In yoga land, she says,
everything has a way of aligning.
“The first year, I didn’t know if any-
body was having a good time, because
I was worrying if we were out of toilet
paper,” Ryder says. “But you develop real
experience. You really start to see that
everything handles itself.”
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2007 Hackman returned home from her
Jivamukti Yoga teacher training with a
desire to do good works, but also with
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teachers like Sarah Powers and Richard
Freeman, and featuring styles across the
yoga gamut, from Ashtanga intensives to
Tibetan Heart Yoga.
Last June, Telluride resident Lorrie
Denesik went to a daylong intensive work-
shop given by Scott Blossom and Chandra
Easton that combined his teachings on
shadow yoga with her Buddhist back-
ground. “It’s really special to have those
two amazing people together in one room,
for a whole day,” she says. “At festivals,
these top instructors are asked to be at
their best, and they’re trying to deliver
the root of their experience. It’s not their
daily practice or their daily class. Every-
thing is heightened.”
In Telluride, attendees do yoga at
the base of the mountains, then can go
hiking between sessions. Denesik says
that something transcendent emerges.
“There’s this vortex of energy here already
in Telluride,” she says. “We can be inside
and outside and experience the oneness
that we’re all trying to achieve when we
practice yoga. I’ve been to yoga events
a serious wrist injury that curtailed her
personal practice. She turned her atten-
tion to starting the Telluride Yoga Festi-
val. Fortunately, one of her loyal students,
Elaine Demas, was a professional event
organizer. Hackman wanted to create the
most environmentally friendly confer-
ence imaginable. “After going to another
yoga conference, I was bummed out at the
wastefulness of the event— all the plastic
water bottles in the trash,” Hackman says.
“There needed to be an event that really
tied in the theory of yoga.”
In order to offset the carbon footprint
for attendees getting to the festival,
Hackman asked each one to donate $10
to the New Community Coalition, a Tel-
luride group that does sustainable-living
projects like retrofitting the local high
school for solar power. In return, the NCC
helped set up guidelines for making the
festival zero waste. Hackman also decided
to donate 25 percent of the net proceeds
to a different local environmental orga-
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“Like many practitioners, we’re not
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founder John Friend. “It’s tricky—ask a
Tantric philosopher whether a specific
action is dharmic, and the answer is al ­
ways ‘Well, it depends.’ I like to think
of it this way: Given all of the variables,
what is it that best serves both you and the
greater good? Dharma is ultimately about
enhancing life.”
And it generally involves honoring
your ethics—doing right by yourself, your
family, your community, the world. “For
Westerners, dharma is the ethical basis on
which you live your life,” Kempton says.
“It’s your bottom line. I like to translate
it as ‘the path of the good.’ ”
Your dharma should govern your every
action and decision in life, Kempton says.
To understand your own dharma, and to
measure how well you’re living up to your
ideal, she suggests that you ask yourself a
few key questions:
➤ What is my role in the world?
➤ What are my obligations? Which
ones feel right?
➤ When I am serving the highest
good, what am I doing?
➤ Am I on a path for the good?
➤ How can I best serve the world
around me?
➤ What would Martin Luther King do?
(This is Kempton’s personal favorite—
though you could substitute your
grandmother, Gandhi, Mother Teresa,
or anyone else you consider a paragon
of dharmic living.)
2)
ArtHA I prosperity
For the purposes of this article, it makes
sense to define the word dharma first—in
some ways, all of the other purusharthas
should be viewed through the lens of
dharma. Certainly, this is true of artha,
which is defined as “material prosperity,”
“wealth,” “abundance,” and “success.”
Artha is the material comfort you need
to live in the world with ease. Moreover,
artha is the stuff—the capital, the com­
puter, the business suit—you need to get
your dharma done. Artha is, simply put,
that which supports your life’s mission.
Many philosophers would put artha
first on their list of purusharthas, for a
“The easiest way to define dharma is
to look at the verbal root, which really
means ‘to make firm,’ ‘to establish,’ or ‘to
create structure,’ ” Brooks explains. “It’s
about that which gives life order—about
stepping up to your own responsibilities,
about working within the structure to
serve yourself and society.”
There is a universal dharma, known
as sanatana dharma, which is thought to
underlie the very structure of existence.
It is the source of the fundamental ideas
of right and wrong that are deeply embed­
ded in human consciousness. But along
with that universal order, we each have
our own unique, individual dharma, or
svadharma, the result of our birth cir­
cumstances, karma, and talents, and the
choices we make in life as it unfolds for us.
“Dharma [refers to] the actions that
you are engaged in, in this life, and there
are many different levels,” says Gary
Kraftsow, Viniyoga founder and the
author of the book Yoga for Transforma-
tion. “As a father, my dharma is to raise
up my son. As a yoga teacher, my dharma
is to show up to class, to give interviews,
and to transmit these teachings. As an
American, part of my dharma is to pay
my taxes. Whatever you are doing, your
dharma is to do it well, to serve yourself
and serve life in the present moment, to
keep moving forward toward a sense of
personal fulfillment.”
For some, our dharmas reflect a clear
calling: farmer, teacher, activist, parent,
poet, president. For others, not so much.
But you don’t need to have a calling to have
dharma, Kraftsow says. Dharma means
sustaining your life, meeting your family
obligations, participating in society—and
sometimes even a low­level McJob can
enable you to do all that. “If you hate your
job so much that it’s sucking the life out
of you, it may not be dharmic for you,” he
says. “But realizing your dharma some­
times means accepting where you are.”
Still, dharma can be a moving target,
especially here in the West, where—in
our ideal world, at least—we’re not bound
by caste, family, gender, or racial roles
(those, too, are forms of dharma). “Dharma
is a relative concept,” says Anusara Yoga
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it requires that you ask yourself: What
do I see as truly valuable?”
Brooks asserts that we are not human
without artha; Kempton agrees. “Artha
is the skills we develop to live a successful
worldly life,” she says. “I’ve found that if
human beings don’t get artha together in
one way or another, they feel bad about
themselves. Artha is one of the basic hu ­
man dignities—to have enough money to
live on, to care for your family.”
To learn to work skillfully with artha
in your own life, try asking yourself the
following questions:
➤ Knowing my dharma, what do I
need to play my role in the world?
➤ Where do I place value?
➤ Do I have enough?
➤ Are my things making me happy,
or are they stealing my joy?
➤ Am I afraid of having more?
Am I afraid of not having more?
➤ What does wealth mean to me
besides money?
3)
KAmA I pleasure
According to Rod Stryker, kama, or the
desire for pleasure, is what makes the world
go ’round. “Desire for pleasure is what
drives all human behavior,” he says. “Kama
relates to pleasure, and that can be sensu­
ality,” he says. “But it’s also art, beauty,
intimacy, fellowship, and kindness—
it’s what brings a sense of de light to our
lives. And there can be pleasure even
in sacrifice.”
Kama gets some bad press, Stryker
notes, possibly because it’s the purush­
artha most likely to run amok. Excessive
kama can lead to overindulgence, addic­
tion, sloth, greed, and a whole host of
other “deadly sins.” But it is good, and
indeed necessary, when it exists to support
dharma. “If we set kama in the context of
dharma, we understand it to be a part of
the richness of life,” Stryker says. “Every
accomplishment has been sought for the
pleasure that it provides. We live in service
to a higher purpose, but along that path
there is the pleasure we take from family
and friends, art, love, and harmony in the
world around us.” Brooks agrees, saying
simple reason: “If you don’t have enough
food to eat, you don’t have a place to eat,
or you don’t feel safe, forget the other
three,” Friend says. “Artha sets a basic
level of material comfort and resources
so that you can facilitate all of your
intentions in life.”
Artha refers to things —your apart­
ment, your car, your pots and pans. For
a writer, the essential artha is pen and
paper; for a yoga practitioner, artha is
time and space for uninterrupted prac­
tice. It can also mean the knowledge,
un derstanding, or education you need to
get along in the world—something you
certainly need to pursue the dharma of a
doctor, for instance. It also means good
health. And, of course, it means money.
Like dharma, artha can be a moving
target—especially here in the West, where
lifestyles vary from ascetic to excessive.
“When I used to teach the purusharthas,
artha meant food, clothing, and shel­
ter,” Kraftsow says. “Now it means food,
clothing, shelter, a cell phone, and Inter­
net access.”
That’s a little joke, of course, but it also
points to a fundamental truth: What you
need depends on who you are. “What ar ­
tha means for a beggar is the begging
bowl; what it means for a business execu­
tive in Los Angeles is driving a Lexus,”
Kraftsow explains. “If you’re doing a busi­
ness deal, it means looking the part—you
might need a nice suit or a good watch to
look professional. The yoga community
shouldn’t get the message that you can’t
have a nice car or a watch. You might need
those things to play your role.”
Just don’t get carried away by the no ­
tion that artha is everything, or that
more is always better—easy traps to fall
into in a culture like ours, which tends
to measure success in terms of material
gain only. Brooks says that a perceptual
shift may be needed to deal skillfully
with artha. “Wealth is not a bad thing—
and there is no zero­sum game,” he says.
“What artha asks us to do is learn to
live skillfully in a world of material
objects that exist for our benefit. It’s not
about rejecting the world, but about fig­
uring out how to be content with the
things you own, borrow, or steward. And
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that, whether we deal with it skillfully or
not, there is no life without kama.
Shining the light of awareness on your
desires can help you focus on the ones that
honor the true essence of life. “The con-
scious pursuit of kama is a profound yogic
practice,” Kempton says. “To practice
kama yogically means to practice being
fully present with whatever you’re experi-
encing. There are many levels of pleasure,
from eating a pizza to finding a meditation
practice that allows your heart to expand.
As a yogi, you learn to distinguish. You
know which pleasures are saturated with
god consciousness and are drenched in the
ecstasies of the soul, and which ones leave
you depleted or lying to yourself about
what is really going on.”
Brooks notes that focusing on the right
kinds of pleasure can lead you toward your
dharma—and help you fulfill it with pas-
sion. “Passion is never the problem,” he
says. “Passion is the solution.” Find your
own solution by inquiring deeply about
your own pursuit of pleasure. Ask yourself
these key questions:
➤ What am I passionate about?
➤ What brings me pleasure?
➤ Am I enjoying my life?
➤ Am I happy?
➤ What do I care about?
➤ What do I most desire?
➤ Am I hooked on anything?
➤ Are my pleasures leading
me toward or away from my
life’s purpose?
4)
MOKSHA I freedom
Moksha, or liberation, is widely consid-
ered to be the pinnacle of the purushar-
thas. “The whole game is that you want
to be free,” explains John Friend. “You
want ‘freedom from’ and ‘freedom to.’
Freedom from suffering and from that
which is blocking you from realizing your
own power and connection to life. And
you want freedom to express your own
creativity as fully as possible, freedom
to live fully and be happy.”
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achieving nirvana, or the complete lib -
eration from the cycle of incarnation.
“Moksha is about getting off the wheel
of samsara [the cycle of suffering caused
by birth, death, and rebirth],” Kempton
explains. “You can be a good person who
is living a dharmic life, taking care of
yourself and your family, enjoying your
family life and your career, but all of that
will be ultimately unsatisfying unless you
are also doing the practices that can lead
to moksha.”
But moksha doesn’t have to be some
other place and time or some exalted
state to be reached, irrevocably, only
once and to the exclusion of the human
experience. “The question with moksha
is whether it is a goal, or whether it is your
nature,” Brooks says. “In other words, do
you be come free, or are you born free?
One view is that moksha is a kind of
otherworld liness—that it’s the opposite
of dharma. The other argument is that
freedom is your nature, that it’s here and
now. Every time you look into your baby’s
eyes, you get a hit of moksha. You don’t
feel confined by that responsibility of
being a parent; you feel that it offers you
the deepest sense of your own freedom
and choice.”
Simply taking time to remember your
own inherent freedom, in other words,
gives meaning to your dharma—and
everything you do in life. Practicing yoga,
in a very real sense, is practicing moksha.
“You are as free as you experience your-
self to be,” Brooks notes. “Consider the
idea that it is because you are so free that
you have to bind yourself. What do you
choose to commit to?” And that is a ques-
tion of dharma.
Here are some questions to ask your-
self when assessing the role moksha is
playing in your life:
➤ What am I doing to free myself
from activities and perceptions
that make me unhappy?
➤ How can I not get caught in
my emotions? What do I choose
to bind myself to?
➤ Do I feel trapped?
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➤ Can I be free from blaming myself
and others?
➤ How can I make my mind free?
Balancing act
The key to working with the purusharthas
paradigm is to constantly examine not
only the essential concepts and their role
in your life, but also how well balanced
they are. Are you working so hard to put
your kids through school that your life
feels like an endless grind? (That’s too
much dharma, not enough kama.) Are you
so trapped in pleasure that you’re neglect-
ing your duty to your friends and family?
(Too much kama, not enough dharma.)
Have you become so focused on making
money that you have no time to meditate?
(Too much artha, not enough moksha.)
Are you spending so much time getting
blissed out at the yoga studio that you
can’t swing this month’s rent? (Too much
moksha, not enough artha.)
The balance between them will con-
stantly shift—by stage of life, by month,
by week, even by the minute. A young
mother, for instance, will naturally empha-
size the dharma of raising her children,
and her artha will be about providing for
it. An elderly man facing the end of life will
turn toward moksha, ready to leave artha
and dharma behind. A business executive
entering contract negotiations will focus
on artha and dharma; a college student on
summer break will indulge in more kama.
All that is as it should be. The work of bal-
ance isn’t literal—it’s an effort to face the
world with all of your pieces intact, to live
in a conscious way that leaves no part of
your Self behind.
That work, of course, starts on the yoga
mat. “Yoga is virtuosity in being human,”
Brooks concludes. “The purusharthas tell
us that we must meditate on our roles in
the world, our values, relationships, and
passions. These are not concerns to cure,
extinguish, or transcend. They are simply
part of being human, and embracing them
is loving life.” D
Hillari Dowdle, a former Yoga Journal editor,
lives and writes in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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what you can’t do, you appreciate where
you are now,” she says. “Yoga taught me
to give myself a break. I no longer think
things like ‘I’ll be happy when I weigh
150.’ I’m slowly shedding the weight I’ve
been carrying for so long.”
from the inside out
Physically, a dynamic yoga practice burns
calories and can increase strength, stam-
ina, and metabolism. A 2009 pilot study
at the University of Pittsburgh demon-
strated that a 12-week yoga program suc-
cessfully helped participants lose weight,
decrease their blood sugar and triglycer-
ide levels, and lower their blood pressure.
But the benefits of putting in time on the
mat go even further: An asana practice is
another way to build much-needed body
awareness. “When I first started doing
yoga, I couldn’t feel my body,” says Dunn.
“It felt like my head was completely dis-
connected from the rest of my body,
which was how I managed to get to that
weight in the first place.” Though in the
beginning the poses were difficult for her,
Dunn says their effect on her was immedi-
ate. “Yoga created an awareness—of my
fingers, my toes, my breathing. It was a
complete awakening for me.”
In a recent study by researchers at Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,
people who practiced yoga were found
to be more likely to eat mindfully—that
is, to be aware of why they ate and to stop
eating when full. They were also found to
weigh less than those who ate when they
weren’t hungry, or in response to anxiety
or depression. The researchers concluded
that the increased body awareness (spe-
cifically a sensitivity to hunger and sati-
ety) learned through yoga had a greater
effect on participants’ weight than did
the exercise aspect of the practice.
This suggests that yoga leads to a
greater sensitivity to how the body re -
sponds to food, and therefore naturally
leads to better food choices. “It’s all about
listening to your body,” says Kripalu’s Bag-
nulo. In Kripalu’s weight loss program,
conscious-eating exercises aim at creat-
ing a deeper awareness of the connec-
tion between the body and the food that
goes into it, and teaching participants to
become more in tune with the body’s sig-
nals and messages.
“Yoga put me in my body, so that I
have a five-sensory experience of what it
feels like to feel good,” says Cheryl Kain,
who completed the Kripalu program in
2006. “I can make a decision about what
to eat from a full-body wisdom, rather
than just from my head.”
our bodies, ourselves
Of course, a yoga practice for weight loss
is not one size fits all. In Kripalu’s weight
loss program, participants are encouraged
to explore a variety of yoga classes, rang-
ing from restorative to vigorous, in order
to discover what kind of yoga can best
facilitate their weight loss. For example,
someone who has trouble handling stress
might choose a restorative approach,
while someone whose metabolism is
slowing as they age might look to a more
vigorous practice.
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Ashley Turner advises her clients who
want to lose weight that their physical
yoga practice should be well rounded and
comfortably challenging. She adds that
how challenging a practice is for each
individual will depend on their experi-
ence with yoga and their fitness level to
begin with. She recommends practicing
a minimum of three times a week if your
goal is to lose weight, and working at a
level that feels like a healthy challenge.
“Sweating and increased heart rate are
indications of that,” she says.
For the greatest weight loss benefit,
Turner says, your practice should have
variety. “If you do the same thing all the
time, your muscles will adapt,” she says. In
the sequence on pages 74 to 79, for exam-
ple, she suggests practicing it one day
as a flow, and another day holding each
pose for 30 seconds to a minute. When
that starts to feel comfortable, she says,
you might try adding a Sun Salutation
between each pair of poses. Turner also
advises trying different styles of yoga and
different teachers, and mixing in other
physical activities like walking, hiking, or
swimming as ways of moving out of your
body’s comfort zone and toward enjoying
what it feels like to really challenge your
body in a healthy, sustainable way.
For people who feel less than comfort-
able going to a public yoga class, Wendy
Althoff suggests that practicing poses
with a DVD (particularly one that modi-
fies poses for larger bodies so that you can
learn to move your body safely) or a pri-
vate instructor can help you become more
comfortable, as can getting a like-minded
friend to go to class with you at first.
Five years after losing 125 pounds, Liz
Dunn says she never worries about gain-
ing back the weight she lost. She practices
asana and meditation daily, “Because life
goes on,” she says. “It’s truly the unity of
settling into oneself and the physicality of
yoga that is so transformative.” ̃✤
Linda Sparrowe, author of The Woman’s
Book of Yoga and Health and Yoga: A Yoga
Journal Book, writes extensively on women’s
health topics. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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is for you?
Yoga, by definition, is one thing: union. But the
methods used to achieve that union are many.
By some counts, there are hundreds of styles.
to help you understand what’s on offer, we’ve
created this guide to prominent yoga styles.
Anusara Yoga
What to expect Anusara offers a playful,
uplifting approach to an alignment-
focused practice, including storytelling,
chanting, and the life-affirming values
of Tantric philosophy. Every class has
a theme, which is used as a metaphor
to reflect on while you’re doing poses.
Opening your heart is an important
aim of the practice, often emphasized
in the many backbends you’ll do.
What it’s about Anusara means “flow-
ing with grace.” In class, students
apply the Universal Principles of Align-
ment, which are techniques generally
consistent with those taught in Iyengar
Yoga. There’s an emphasis on under-
standing both the physical actions and
the energetic channels you are attempt-
ing to connect with in each pose.
Teachers and centers John Friend
founded Anusara Yoga in 1997 after
many years of practicing and teaching
Iyengar Yoga. His experience with the
Siddha Yoga lineage and Gurumayi
Chidvilasananda sparked the creation
of Anusara’s first principle, Open to
Grace, which suggests that every pose
originates internally from a deeply
creative and devotional feeling before
taking its outward, physical form.
Find out more anusara.com
Ashtanga Yoga
What to expect The inspiration
for many vinyasa-style yoga classes,
Ashtanga Yoga is an athletic and
demanding practice. Traditionally,
Ashtanga is taught “Mysore style”: Stu-
dents learn a series of poses and practice
at their own pace while a teacher moves
around the room giving adjustments and
personalized suggestions.
What it’s about The practice is smooth
and uninterrupted, so the practitioner
learns to observe whatever arises with-
out holding on to it or rejecting it. With
continued practice, this skill of atten-
tive nonattachment spills over into all
aspects of life. This is one important
meaning of K. Pattabhi Jois’s famous
saying, “Practice, and all is coming.”
Teachers and centers Founded by K.
Pattabhi Jois (1915–2009), this system
is taught around the world. Jois’s grand-
son R. Sharath now leads the Shri K.
Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute
in Mysore, India. There are teachers
everywhere around the globe.
Find out more kpjayi.org; ashtanga.com
Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga
What to expect This is a physically
challenging, flowing practice that will
get your heart pumping while also
encouraging you to find your authentic
personal power in life. Classes feature
a vigorous 90-minute sequence, per-
formed in a heated room and designed
to condition the whole body.
What it’s about The aim of Baptiste
Yoga is to create freedom, peace of mind,
and the ability to live more powerfully
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cally challenging practice is a training
ground for facing emotional and philo-
sophical challenges that arise in your life.
Teachers and centers Baron Baptiste,
son of yoga pioneers Walt and Magaña
Baptiste (who opened San Francisco’s
first yoga center in 1955), began practic-
ing as a child and studied with many
Indian yoga masters. The Baptiste
Power Yoga Institute is headquartered
in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There
are more than 40 affiliated studios.
Find out more baronbaptiste.com
Bikram Yoga
What to expect Rooms are heated to
105 degrees, and classes consist of 45
minutes of standing poses and 45 min-
utes of floor postures. You do the same
series of two breathing exercises and
26 poses in each class.
What it’s about This practice is
designed to work your body and requires
full mental concentration. The overall
objective is to create a fit body and mind,
allowing the physical self to unify with
the spiritual self.
Teachers and centers Bikram Choud-
hury was born in Calcutta and intro-
duced his system in the United States
in 1971. His main teacher was Bishnu
Ghosh (1903–1970). The Bikram Yoga
College of India in Los Angeles serves
as headquarters. There are now more
than 5,000 certified Bikram teachers
throughout the United States.
Find out more bikramyoga.com
Forrest Yoga
What to expect A strong, hot practice
designed to help you release physical
and emotional tension and pain, and
celebrate the strength of your own body.
What it’s about Working with the
premise that clearing stored emotions
makes room for your spirit to come
home, the practice combines physically
challenging sequences with deep emo-
tional exploration.
Teachers and centers Ana Forrest
began teaching Forrest Yoga in 1982. She
studied various systems of yoga, healing,
and native ceremony but credits her
own pain and suffering, her students,
the elements, and “the great mysterious”
as her primary teachers.
Find out more forrestyoga.com
Integral Yoga
What to expect A gentle practice based
on chanting, postures, deep relaxation,
breathing practices, and meditation.
What it’s about Integral Yoga focuses
on returning us to our “natural con-
dition,” which includes health and
strength, a clear and calm mind, a heart
full of love, a strong yet pliable will,
and a life filled with supreme joy.
Teachers and centers Founded by
Swami Satchidananda (1914–2002), a
student of Swami Sivananda, Integral
Yoga is taught at the Satchidananda
Ashram (Yogaville) in Virginia and the
Integral Yoga Institute in Manhattan as
well as at smaller centers and in studios.
Find out more iyiny.org; yogaville.org;
iyta.org
Ishta Yoga
What to expect Classes include
alignment-based vinyasa sequences,
with meditation, pranayama (breath-
work), and kriyas (cleansing techniques)
to create specific energectic effects.
What it’s about ISHTA stands for the
Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and
Ayurveda, and its aim is to balance the
human organism to create a strong and
stable platform for spiritual growth.
Teachers and centers Alan Finger laid
the foundations for Ishta Yoga with
his father, Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger (a
disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and
Swami Venkatesananda) in South Africa
in the 1960s. The Ishta Yoga School in
Manhattan was opened in 2008.
Find out more ishtayoga.com
Iyengar Yoga
What to expect Often, you’ll do only
a few poses while exploring the subtle
actions required to master proper align-
ment. Poses can be modified with props,
making the practice accessible to all.
What it’s about For beginners, the
primary objective is to understand
the alignment and basic structure of
the poses, and to gain greater physical
awareness, strength, and flexibility.
Teachers and centers B. K. S. Iyengar
(a student of T. Krishnamacharya)
founded the style. His children Gita and
Prashant Iyengar teach in Pune, India,
and around the world. There are four
Iyengar institutes in the United States:
in New York, Los Angeles, San Fran-
cisco, and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Find out more bksiyengar.com; iynaus.org
Jivamukti Yoga
What to expect A physically vigorous
and intellectually stimulating practice
with a focus on spiritual development.
Expect to encounter flowing asana
sequences along with Sanskrit chanting,
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references to scriptural texts, eclectic
music (from the Beatles to Moby), yogic
breathing practices, and meditation.
What it’s about One of the predomi-
nant principles of Jivamukti Yoga is
ahimsa (nonharming), and classes often
explore the link between yoga and ani-
mal rights, veganism, and activism.
Teachers and centers Jivamukti means
“liberation while living.” Sharon Gan-
non and David Life founded Jivamukti
Yoga in 1984, choosing the name as
a reminder that the ultimate aim is
enlightenment. Find centers in New
York, Toronto, Munich, London, and
Charleston, South Carolina.
Find out more jivamuktiyoga.com
Kripalu Yoga
What to expect Through asana,
pranayama, meditation, and relaxation
techniques, you’ll learn to observe the
sensations in the body and mind, and
thereby discover how well a pose, or a
life decision, is serving you. Classes
can be physically demanding or
extremely gentle, such as chair yoga.
What it’s about The primary objective
is to awaken the flow of prana—the
natural life force that will enable you
to thrive in all aspects of life.
Teachers and centers Swami Kripalu
(1913–1981) was a Kundalini Yoga master
who taught that all the world’s wisdom
traditions stem from a single universal
truth, which each of us can experience
directly. The main center is the Kripalu
Center for Yoga & Health in Stock-
bridge, Massachusetts.
Find out more kripalu.org
Kundalini Yoga
What to expect A 90-minute class typi-
cally begins with chanting and ends with
singing, and in between features asana,
pranayama, and meditation designed
to create a specific outcome. Expect to
encounter challenging breathing exer-
cises, including the rapid pranayama
known as Breath of Fire, minimedita-
tions, mantras, mudras (sealing gestures),
and vigorous movement-oriented pos-
tures, often repeated for minutes, that
will push you to your limit—and beyond.
yoga decoder
HatHa Yoga Hatha
is a Sanskrit word that
literally means “sun”
(ha) and “moon” (tha),
broadly referring to the
physical practices of
yoga, including active
and relaxing poses. Tech-
nically, all posture-based
yoga can be labeled as
hatha, but generic hatha
yoga classes are often
patterned loosely on
Iyengar Yoga.
Hot Yoga Classes are
held in a heated room
designed to warm the
body from the outside in,
just as the asanas warm
the body from the inside
out. Typically, hot yoga
classes are strenuous,
and the heat can make it
easier to go deeper in
some poses. Hot yoga
classes may be loosely
based on Bikram Yoga.
RestoRative Yoga
Devoted to deep rest,
these classes typically
include four to six floor
poses held passively
with the help of bolsters,
blankets, sandbags,
straps, eye pillows, and
blocks. Expect a long
Savasana at the end,
with about 20 minutes
devoted to sinking into
the earth to help the
body and mind experi-
ence true rest.
vinYasa oR Flow
Yoga Poses flow one
into another, synchro-
nized by the breath.
Expect to encounter lots
of Sun Salutations. If a
teacher tells the class to
“take a vinyasa,” she’s
using the word as short-
hand, probably referring
to a miniversion that
includes Plank, Chatu-
ranga Dandasana,
Upward-Facing Dog, and
Downward-Facing Dog.
Yin Yoga A physically
passive practice of
seated, supine, or prone
poses held for a few min-
utes each to maintain
mobility in the connec-
tive tissue. Most of the
poses focus on the lower
back and hips, because
the dense connective
tissue in those joints
requires extra care and
attention. Yin poses
are thought to mobilize
the flow of prana, freeing
energetic blockages.
Not all classes follow the teachings of a
specific school. Here are some common terms
that can help you decode a studio schedule.
What it’s about Kundalini Yoga is some-
times called the Yoga of Awareness.
The primary goal is to awaken kundalini
energy, the psychoenergetic force that
leads to spiritual elevation, and kick-
start the process of transformation.
Teachers and centers Kundalini Yoga
was founded in the United States in 1969
by Yogi Bhajan. There are more than
5,000 certified Kundalini Yoga teachers
in the United States.
Find out more kriteachings.org; 3ho.org;
yogibhajan.com; kundaliniyoga.com
OM Yoga
What to expect Medium-paced vinyasa
sequences combined with alignment
instruction and Tibetan Buddhist con-
cepts like mindfulness and compassion.
What it’s about The aim is to cultivate
strength, stability, and clarity and inte-
grate mindfulness and compassion into
your whole life.
Teachers and centers OM founder
Cyndi Lee has practiced yoga since 1971
and Tibetan Buddhism since 1987. The
OM Yoga Center is in New York City.
Find out more omyoga.com
ParaYoga
What to expect Combining Tantric
philosophy with dynamic practice,
classes include challenging asanas
with an emphasis on the practices of
pranayama, meditation, mudras,
and bandhas (locks).
What it’s about Rooted in ancient texts
and modern life, this practice reveals
how asana affects and transforms energy.
Its aim is to manifest spiritual and
worldly success through increased Self-
awareness and the refinement of prana.
Teachers and centers Rod Stryker, a
student of Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger
and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, founded
ParaYoga in 1995.
Find out more parayoga.com
Prana Flow Yoga
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this active, fluid form of vinyasa yoga.
After the opening Om, the class is an
exercise in near-continuous motion.
Sequences are creative, often incorpo-
rating elements of dance and moving
meditation, and accompanied by music.
What it’s about The practice is a vehicle
to connect with prana.
Teachers and centers With a back-
ground in dance, yoga, Ayurveda, and
Indian martial arts, Shiva Rea founded
Prana Flow Yoga in 2005.
Find out more shivarea.com
Purna Yoga
What to expect Classes are asana
focused, with adherence to the align-
ment principles of Iyengar Yoga and
incorporation of yogic philosophy. Short
meditations begin and end class to
connect students with the heart center.
What it’s about The emphasis is on
uniting the body and mind with the
spirit. There are four limbs to Purna
Yoga: meditation, asana and pranayama,
applied philosophy, and nutrition and
lifestyle.
Teachers and centers Inspired by the
work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother,
Purna Yoga was officially founded by
Aadil and Mirra Palkhivala in 2003. The
main center is in Bellevue, Washington.
Find out more yogacenters.com;
aadilandmirra.com
Sivananda Yoga
What to expect Based on the teachings
of Swami Sivananda, this yoga style is
more spiritual practice than exercise.
Each 90-minute class focuses on 12 core
poses and Sanskrit chanting, pranayama
practices, meditation, and relaxation.
What it’s about Designed to transform
and elevate human consciousness, Siva-
nanda Yoga focuses on five fundamental
points of yoga: proper exercise, proper
breathing, proper relaxation (Corpse
Pose), proper diet (vegetarianism),
and positive thinking and meditation.
Teachers and centers Sivananda Yoga
was founded in 1957 by Swami Vishnu-
devananda (1927–1993), a primary stu-
dent of Swami Sivananda (1887–1963).
Large teaching centers can be found in
New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Montreal, and Toronto.
Find out more sivananda.org
Svaroopa Yoga
What to expect Classes include a lot
of floor work with ample propping and
hands-on adjustments. Classes begin
and end in Savasana (Corpse Pose) and
focus on releasing tension.
What it’s about Svaroopa means “the
bliss of your own Being.” It refers to
the Tantric view of the body as a form
of consciousness. The goal is to cre-
ate “core opening” to remove energetic
impediments to inner transformation.
Teachers and centers Svaroopa was
founded in 1992 by Swami Nirmalan-
anda Saraswati, a longtime student of
Swami Muktananda (1908–1982), who
has been ordained into the order of
Saraswati monks. Svaroopa’s headquar-
ters, the Master Yoga Foundation, is
located in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Find out more svaroopayoga.org
TriYoga
What to expect A flowing asana prac-
tice, pranayama, mudras, dharana (con-
centration) practice, and meditation.
What it’s about The wavelike spinal
movements and synchronized breathing
are designed to awaken prana.
Teachers and centers TriYoga was cre-
ated by yogini Kali Ray, in 1980. Ray
had experienced a kundalini awakening
and created the practice in the manner
of kundalini-inspired hatha yoga. The
main TriYoga Center is located in Los
Angeles; other centers are in Santa Cruz,
California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania,
Iowa, and around the world.
Find out more triyoga.com
Viniyoga
What to expect Tailored to individual
needs, classes vary greatly and may
include asana, pranayama, chanting,
meditation, prayer, and ritual. All classes
emphasize mobilizing the spine and
coordinating movement with breath.
What it’s about Viniyoga is a useful
therapeutic tool for the body, but it
also aims to develop the breath, voice,
memory, intellect, character, and heart.
The practice views yoga as a means to
cultivate the positive, reduce the nega-
tive, and help each practitioner achieve
discriminative awareness—the key
to any process of self-transformation.
Teachers and centers Gary Kraftsow
founded the American Viniyoga Insti-
tute in 1999. His main teacher was
T. K. V. Desikachar. Gary Kraftsow and
Mirka Scalco Kraftsow are the senior
Viniyoga teachers.
Find out more viniyoga.com
Yoga in the Tradition
of Krishnamacharya
What to expect Classes are taught
one-on-one or in very small groups,
with a great deal of individualization. In
the asana practice, each movement is
coordinated with a particular breath (an
inhalation, an exhalation, or a hold),
and the effects are often felt in the body
and breath, but also in the emotions.
What it’s about Students like to say they
practice not to be better yogis for the
hour that they are on their mat, but to
live more fully and with more ease the
other 23 hours of the day.
Teachers and centers Sri T. Krishnam-
acharya (1888–1989) is known as the
father of modern yoga. At the Krish-
namacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai,
India, his son, T. K. V. Desikachar, and
grandson, Kausthub Desikachar, con-
tinue his tradition of making ancient
teachings relevant for the modern world.
Find out more kym.org; khyf.net ✤
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alabama
fai r hope
yoga bi rds
Melanie Buffett rYt, 458 B north section st.,
Fair Hope, al, 36532
p (251) 990-3447
melanie@yogabirds.com
yogabirds.com
Fun, alignment-based vinyasa yoga. RYT-200.
Insured. 12 year practice. Consistent class
schedule. Unveiling divine greatness through
attitude, alignment, action. Creating kula in
lower Alabama. YogaBirds.com
alaska
anchorage
laughi ng lotus yoga
of anchorage, llc
svia rothstein, Kimberly greeff, 620 e. 57th pl.,
Unit a2, anchorage, aK, 99518
p (907) 243-9642
laughinglotusanchorage.com
Laughing Lotus Yoga of Anchorage offers a
variety of inspiring classes to accommodate
the diverse interests, schedules and ability
levels for those within or visiting our Alaskan
community.
arizona
gi lbert
gi lbert yoga
nischala/cassandra, Heather Janesky,
robin afinowich,6 e. palo verde st., ste. 13,
gilbert, aZ, 85296
p (480) 225-1881
info@gilbertyoga.com
gilbertyoga.com
Experience Yoga for you, beginner to
advanced. Meditation, Gentle, Restorative,
Yin, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Kids, Heated,
Kundalini, Nithya Yoga, Kirtans, &
Workshops. BE in Bliss. OM
glendale
bli ssful yoga
rosa rendon, amber samplin, tracy trapnell,
19420 n. 59th ave., H-800, glendale, aZ, 85308
p (623) 977-9642
info@blissfulyoga.net
blissfulyoga.net
Blissful Yoga Studio is where you’ll find the
best yoga experience in the valley. It’s time to
feel good!
glendale
phoeni x metaphysi cal
i nsti tute
durga Ma, Yogacharya, Metaphysical theology,
dr. terry preston, ph.d. Metaphysical
psychology, 4601 West golden lane,
glendale, aZ, 85302
p (623) 271-9380
durgaMa@gmail.com
durgaMa.com
Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga Meditation—
Spontaneous meditation that awakens
Kundalini naturally. Authentic and uncommon
yogic teachings with Durga Ma.
scottsdale
sumi ts yoga
sumit Banerjee, patty callahan, dayna Henig,
14676 n. Frank lloyd Wright Blvd.,
ste. 127, scottsdale, aZ, 85260
p (480) 767-9642 F (480) 502-4827
info@sumitsyoga.com
sumitsyoga.com
Arizona’s premier hot yoga studio, offering
classes seven days weekly in a sequence
designed for beginners through advanced
students. Classes flow to music in a heated
practice room. Visit sumitsyoga.com for
locations. New students: $20 for two weeks.
We welcome everyone to this balancing and
energizing practice.
at one yoga
ian lopatin, vanessa lee, david romanelli,
10050 n. scottsdale rd., no. 115
scottsdale, aZ, 85253
p (480) 556-6045 F (480) 556-6047
info@atoneyoga.com
atoneyoga.com
At One Yoga in Arizona integrates fashion,
music and technology to present a modern
approach to the 5,000 year old practice of yoga.
We offer over 100 classes per week, teacher
training, workshops with internationally
recognized yoga instructors, and a dynamic
shopping experience in our one-of-a-kind yoga
boutique.
tempe
bi kram yoga tempe
elaina Zorensky, Ben Zorensky, 1825 e.
guadalupe rd., no. 103, tempe, aZ, 85283
p (480) 777-0939
elaina@bikramyogatempe.com
bikramyogatempe.com
Bikram Yoga Tempe is Tempe’s original (and
certified) hot yoga! State-of-the-art heating,
humidification and air purification. First-timer
two-week intro: $25.
tucson
lyri c yoga and Wellness
sharon discorfano, 6342 n. oracle rd.,
ste. B-403, tucson, aZ, 85704
p (520) 219-2691
info@lyricyoga.com
lyricyoga.com
Yoga for the whole family! Adult hatha, flow
yoga, prenatal yoga, partner yoga, Yin Yoga,
Baby & Me, yoga for kids, corporate yoga
programs.
li ttle rock
barefoot studi o
Breezy osborne, 3515 old cantrell rd.,
little rock, ar, 72202
p (501) 661-8005
barefootstudio.com
Barefoot Studio offers dynamic hatha yoga
classes seven days a week for all levels. A six-
week introductory course is offered several
times a year.
california
arroyo grande
yoga vi llage
connie Murphy, april thyrring,
Moonyeen park, 132 W. Branch street,
arroyo grande,
ca, 93420
p (805) 474-9884
arroyograndeYoga@aol.com
arroyograndeYoga.com
Beautiful Eco-friendly studio. Classes: Hatha,
Vinyasa, Therapeutic, SportsYoga, Seniors’,
Kids’, Family, Meditation, Somatic, Pilates.
All levels/ages. 200/500-hour Yoga Alliance
teacher training. Workshops. Boutique.
Massage therapy.
auburn
canyon spi ri t yoga center
susan Whitaker, 538 russell rd.,
auburn, ca, 95603
p (530) 885-6407
susan@canyonspirityoga.com
canyonspirityoga.com
Well-established studio with over 20 weekly
classes. Hatha, prenatal, vinyasa, yoga therapy,
Yin, restorative. Private sessions, weekend
workshops. Serene and beautiful. Certified,
skillful teachers.
teachers & studios
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BERKELEY
BERKELEY Yoga CEntER
cybele tomlinson, Melanie green,
1250 addison st., ste. 209, Berkeley, ca, 94702
p (510) 843-8784
cybeleb@hotmail.com
berkeleyyoga.com
Classes/workshops in Ashtanga, Mysore,
Iyengar-style, vinyasa flow, pre-/postnatal, Yin/
Yang and more, in two beautiful, light-filled
studios. Beginners and advanced students
welcome.
toni MaR, M. S.
Berkeley, ca, 94720
p (510) 409-8345
tonimar@berkeley.edu
pe.berkeley.edu/instructors_toni_mar.shtml
Ashtanga vinyasa-based yoga with an exercise
and sport science foundation tailored for all
populations and age groups, including Varsity
Yoga for NCAA Division I athletes.
BuRBanK
Yoga BLEnd
christy Marsden, 1921 W. Magnolia Blvd.,
Burbank, ca, 91506
p (818) 954-9642
info@yogablend.com
yogablend.com
A blend of yoga styles for all levels in a friendly,
community environment. Classes, workshops,
retreats, trainings and more. Great teachers,
great students, great vibe!
Chi Co
BLuE LotuS Yoga & WELLnESS
lisa Marie gorman, r.n., e-rYt, 973 east ave.,
ste. F, chico, ca, 95926
p (530) 895-9642
bluelotusyoga@gmail.com
yogabluelotus.com
Chico’s premiere yoga studio! Voted Best of
Chico 2008. Classes for all levels and abilities.
Specializing in yoga therapy. Embrace a healthy
lifestyle for life at Blue Lotus!
CoRona
Yoga dEn hEaLth Spa
leeza villagomez, 1035 Montecito dr., corona,
ca, 92879
p (951) 279-9642 F 951 279-9642
yogadenhealthspa@sbcglobal.net
yogadenhealthspa.com
Twenty-five years of yoga experience.
Influences range from Iyengar and Ashtanga to
Anusara and hatha flow. Meditation practice,
workshops, cleanse retreats, teacher trainings
available.
CoSta MESa
YogaWoRKS CoSta MESa
adam calig, 1835 newport Blvd., ste. a-208,
costa Mesa, ca, 92627
p (949) 642-7400 F (949) 642-2579
costamesa@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
Pilates, private yoga, yoga advisors, workshops,
retreats and teacher training.
EL SEgundo
YogaWoRKS South BaY
Jennifer alonzo, 740 e. allied Way
el segundo, ca, 90245
p (310) 322-6500 F (310) 322-2179
southbay@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Locker rooms and showers available.
FRESno
Fi g gaRdEn Yoga Studi o
audrey tan, e-rYt 500, nancy tan, lcsW,
e-rYt 500, elizabeth Karsh, rYt 200,6045 n.
palm ave., ste. a, Fresno, ca, 93704
p (559) 222-5100
info@figgardenyogastudio.com
FiggardenYogastudio.com
Certified Iyengar Yoga in a safe, supportive
environment. Yoga Alliance-registered
teachers, personalized instruction, friendly
atmosphere. Local and international retreats,
teacher training, workshops, wellness
programs.
gLEndaLE
Mi nd i n BodY
Molly Hagan rYt, at Wellness Works
540 W. Broadway, glendale, ca, 91204
p (818) 694-3507
info@mindinbody.net
mindinbody.net
Teaching “The Thinking Body–The Feeling
Mind” ® (created by Linda Lack, PhD). A
movement technique that can help reduce pain
and/or minimize movement limitations.
hunti ngton BEaCh
YogaWoRKS
huntington BEaCh
Jessica Keeler, 301 Main st.,
Huntington Beach, ca, 92648
p (714) 960-9740 F (714) 960-9741
huntingtonbeach@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training.
La JoLLa
La JoLLa Yoga CEntER
Jeanie carlstead, e-rYt 500, lisa Fischer,
7741 Fay ave., la Jolla, ca, 92037
p (858) 456-2412 F (858) 456-2457
lajollayogacenter@yahoo.com
lajollayogacenter.com
San Diego’s premier yoga center, located in
beautiful seaside La Jolla. Features 90+ classes
per week, 40+ highly experienced and inspiring
teachers, 22+ styles, workshops, teacher
training, retreats year-round. Check website
often for updates on internationally recognized
visiting master teachers. This inviting oasis
of peace and community caters to all ages and
abilities.
pRana Yoga CEntER
gerhard gessner, amanda Mccarroll,
nan comstock, 1041 silverado st.,
la Jolla, ca, 92037
p (858) 456-2806 F (858) 964-4532
info@prana-yoga.com
prana-yoga.com
La Jolla’s premier vinyasa flow yoga studio.
30+ classes, all levels. Vinyasa flow, hatha,
Anusara-inspired flow, prenatal, Kundalini,
Yin, meditation. Vinyasa yoga teacher training,
workshops.
Laguna BEaCh
thE LaughtER Yoga i nSti tutE
Jeffrey Briar, clYt, cll, director, ruthe B.
gluckson, clYt, Kathryn s. Burns, clYt,790
Manzanita dr., laguna Beach, ca, 92651-1962
p (949) 376-1939 F (949) 376-1939
info@lYinstitute.org
lYinstitute.org
Certified Laughter Yoga leader trainings as
authorized by Dr. Madan Kataria. Daily classes.
Program development, business seminars,
retreats. Introductory, customized and
synergistic workshops.
YogaWoRKS Laguna BEaCh
Jean connelly, 30818 pacific coast Hwy.,
laguna Beach, ca, 92651
p (949) 415-0955 F (949) 415-0925
lagunabeach@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
Pilates, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and
teacher training. Children’s yoga available.
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Larkspur
stress ManageMent Center
of Mari n
robin gueth, angela Farmer, lynn Weinberger,
1165 Magnolia ave., larkspur, ca, 94939
p (415) 461-2288
robin@sMcmarin.com
sMcmarin.com
SMC means yoga therapy! Classes and private
yoga for healthy backs, heart health, pain
management, stretching, pre-/postnatal,
kids’. Angela Farmer-style, Viniyoga, Ananda,
Iyengar, Svaroopa.
YogaWorks Larkspur
June Katzen, 2207 larkspur landing cir.,
larkspur, ca, 94939
p (415) 925-2440 F (415) 925-9868
infolarkspur@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Locker rooms and showers.
Long BeaCh
purpLe Yoga
Joseph vogt, 6535 e. pacific coast Hwy. H-1,
long Beach, ca, 90803
p (714) 525-5363
email@purpleyogastudio.com
purpleyogastudio.com
Opening January, 2010. Long Beach’s premier
yoga destination. Varied classes, workshops,
teacher training and retreats. Two yoga rooms,
locker rooms with showers, lounge and
boutique.
Los angeLes
i da unger, Med, Certi fi ed
i Yengar Yoga teaCher
los angeles, ca, 91042
p (818) 353-8050
iunger@yogagardenstudios.com
kosheryoga.net
Yoga and Jewish mysticism. Teaching
nationally since 1999, at universities,
conferences, retreats. Kosheryoga.net. Privates
in greater LA area. Therapeutic yoga for pain,
illness, disease. yogagardenstudios.com
thi nki ng BodY-feeLi ng Mi nd ®
linda lack, phd, Hagan, Kreiger and naughton,
1637 s. la cienega Blvd.,
los angeles, ca, 90035
p (310) 273-4797 F (323) 932-1441
lindalack@earthlink.net
lindalack.com
The Thinking Body–The Feeling Mind ® is
a technique based on hatha yoga, movement
therapy and kinesiology principles. Lack’s
method is a psycho-physical-spiritual approach
to fitness, well-being, and resolution of
physical injury and stress. Beginning through
advanced classes. Group and private sessions
available. Teacher training, monthly intensives,
workshops and lectures.
YogaWorks LarChMont
Jacqueline Kozak, 230 1/2 n. larchmont Blvd.,
los angeles, ca, 90004
p (323) 464-1276 F (323) 463-7666
centerforyoga@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training.
YogaWorks WestWood
emily Wynns, 1256 Westwood Blvd.
los angeles, ca, 90024
p (310) 234-1200 F (310) 234-9264
westwood@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
Pilates, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats
and teacher training. Changing rooms with
showers.
Mi LL VaLLeY
red dragon Yoga
stephanie schreiber, 438 Miller ave.,
Mill valley, ca, 94941
p (415) 381-3724
info@reddragonyoga.com
reddragonyoga.com
Mill Valley’s Red Dragon Yoga offers a unique
combination of Bikram and Power Yoga
programs, dedicated parking, hot showers and
an equally hot retail boutique.
YogaWorks Mi LL VaLLeY
laurel Haslam, 650 e. Blithedale ave.,
Mill valley, ca, 94941
p (415) 318-7650 F (415) 389-6576
infomillvalley@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Locker rooms and showers.
Mi ssi on Vi ejo
YogaWorks Mi ssi on Vi ejo
victoria riach, 27001 la paz rd., ste. 206,
Mission viejo, ca, 92691
p (949) 380-9642 F (949) 380-9225
missionviejo@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training.
Mountai n Vi eW
CaLi forni a Yoga Center
ann Merlo, elise Miller, ruth owen, lisa
robinson,san antonio center, 570 showers dr.,
Mountain view, ca, 94040
p (650) 947-9642
info@californiayoga.com
californiayoga.com
Established 1980. Now in two locations
(Mountain View and Palo Alto), California
Yoga Center offers daily classes and weekend
workshops in the Iyengar tradition.
Center of BaLanCe
tom Mccook, 1220 pear ave., ste. i,
Mountain view, ca, 94043
p (650) 967-6414
karen@centerofbalance.com
centerofbalance.com
Since 1997. We specialize in Pilates, Yoga, and
are a teacher certification center. Voted “Best
Pilates studio in the Bay Area” by San Francisco
magazine.
neWport BeaCh
YogaWorks neWport BeaCh
sundya ramachandran, 230 newport center
dr., ste. 230, newport Beach, ca, 92660
p (949) 640-9642 F (949) 640-9632
newportbeach@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
Pilates, private yoga, yoga advisors, workshops,
retreats and teacher training.
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Oakland
laura COrnell, Phd
568 58th st., Unit B, oakland, ca, 94609
p (510) 418-3386
lauracornell.com
Experienced, empathic teacher. Offering
Kripalu Yoga classes, yoga philosophy
workshops, women’s wisdom circles, Yoga for
the Planet, and individualized yoga therapy
sessions.
MOnkey yOga Shala
tim thompson, laura camp, cynthea denise,
3215 lakeshore ave., oakland, ca, 94610
p (510) 595-1330
monkeyyoga@hotmail.com
MonkeyYoga.com
Swing on in to Monkey Yoga Shala —“Best
Yoga Studio in the Bay Area, 2008”! We have
great teachers and great prices. Enjoy your first
two weeks for only $20.00! Series classes for
$10.00! We specialize in Isometric Monkey
Yoga, vinyasa, postnatal and Itsy Bitsy. Visit
our fun website. See you soon!
Pi edMOnt yOga Studi O
richard rosen, 3966 piedmont ave.,
oakland, ca, 94611
p (510) 652-3336
info@piedmontyoga.com
piedmontyoga.com
Since 1987. Twenty-eight experienced teachers;
heated bamboo floors. Hatha/Iyengar, “Living
With Cancer,” Ashtanga Flow, back care,
restorative, Pilates, prenatal, seniors, teens,
disabilities, tai chi, introductory, workshops.
Orange
yOga i n the hi llS
linda lane paulson, M.a., MFt, 7444 e.
chapman ave., ste. c, orange, ca, 92869
p (714) 289-2248 F (714) 734-7763
yogainthehills.com
A quiet place, a deep surrender. Yoga,
meditation, Yoga for Dancers, restorative
yoga, seniors’ yoga, prenatal yoga, workshops,
retreats and transpersonal counseling. New
students, first week free!
Ori nda
Jeanne dOwell’ S
Fi tneSS PrOgraMS
Jeanne dowell, e-rYt 500, 72 scenic dr.,
orinda, ca, 94563
p (925) 254-0193 F (925) 254-0193
jeannedowell@yahoo.com
YogaWithJeanne.com
Iyengar/Anusara-influenced. Studied with
B.K.S. Iyengar. Former instructor, U.S.
Olympic Committee. Private/public classes in
Orinda, Moraga, Mills College. Unique yoga/
spa days. greenbuddha.com
Oxnard
the yOga Channel
Maribeth Hammond, e-rYt 500, Jeneth
Mcclure, e-rYt 500, don steensma, rYt 200,
2520 roosevelt Blvd., oxnard, ca, 93035
p (805) 984-2520
maribethhammond@aol.com
theyogachannel.net
Voted “Best Studio” and “Best Instructor”
2008, 2009, 2010, VC Reporter. Variety of
classes seven days a week. Yoga Alliance-
registered school and instructors. Teacher
training programs.
PaCi Fi C Pali SadeS
yOgawOrkS
PaCi Fi C Pali SadeS
Blake nord, 15327 sunset Blvd.
pacific palisades, ca, 90272
p (310) 454-7000 F (310) 454-7181
pacificpalisades@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
private yoga, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats
and teacher training.
PalO altO
Cali FOrni a yOga Center
ann Merlo, elise Miller, ruth owen, lisa
robinson,541 cowper st., palo alto, ca, 94301
p (650) 947-9642
info@californiayoga.com
californiayoga.com
Established 1980. Now in two locations
(Mountain View and Palo Alto), California
Yoga Center offers daily classes and weekend
workshops in the Iyengar tradition.
darShana yOga
catherine de los santos, 654 High st.,
palo alto, ca, 94301
p (650) 325-9642
info@darshanayoga.com
darshanayoga.com
Voted “Best Yoga in Palo Alto 2009” by Palo
Alto Weekly! Great teachers, beautiful studio!
Owner Catherine De Los Santos in Palo Alto
30 years!
eli Se BrOwni ng Mi ller
elise Browning Miller, 1081 Moreno ave.,
palo alto, ca, 94303
p (650) 493-1254 F (650) 857-0925
elise@ebmyoga.com
ebmyoga.com
R.Y.T., Senior Iyengar-certified. Owner/
teacher at California Yoga Center, specializing
in back care and scoliosis. Private instruction,
workshops, retreats.
anne naCey Maggi OnCalda,
Phd
anne Maggioncalda, palo alto, ca, 94306
p (650) 575-4843
yogapaloalto@gmail.com
Dr. Maggioncalda, a retired Stanford
University medical school lecturer, uses yoga
therapy to help individuals with injury or
chronic illness heal their bodies, minds and
spirits.
PaSadena
yOga hOuSe
Farzaneh noori, Bruce schwartz,
11 West state st., pasadena, ca, 91105
p (626) 403-3961
info@yogahouse.com
yogahouse.com
Large, eclectic, friendly community yoga center
with over 30 instructors and three beautiful
studios. Over 70 classes weekly, beginning to
advanced. General hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga,
Yin, restorative, gentle, prenatal, yoga for kids.
Beginner’s orientation: “Yoga 101.” Workshops
featuring internationally recognized
instructors. Wide selection of props, books,
DVDs, clothing and accessories.
SaCraMentO
Zuda yOga Center
anne Marie Kramer, Bill prysock, diana
vitantonio,1515 19th st., ste. 104,
sacramento, ca, 95811
p (916) 441-1267 F (916) 441-1267
info@zudayoga.com
zudayoga.com
Live a powerful, happy life! This is our
commitment to you. Offering Midtown and
Folsom a challenging, fun and transformative
vinyasa practice, teaching training and
workshops.
San di egO
i nFi ni te yOga
dana rae paré, rYt 500, trevor Monk, 2400
Kettner Blvd., studio 115, san diego, ca, 92101
p (619) 269-7043
yoga@infiniteyoga.com
infiniteyoga.com
From complete beginner to aspiring yoga
teacher, our sanctuary in downtown San
Diego brings quality instruction and inspiring
Ashtanga-based classes. Explore. Evolve.
Infinite possibilities.
F e B r U a r Y 2 0 1 0 y O g a J O u r n a l . C O M A 1 1
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n california Yoga Teachers & Studios
San Di ego (La MeSa)
a gentLe Way yoga & JoyfuL
MoveMent Center
lanita varshell, anna noah, Marguerite
tyrell,5316 Baltimore dr.,
san diego (la Mesa), ca, 91942
p (619) 698-1170
agentleway@sbcglobal.net
agentleway.com
Specializing in gentle, restorative, and safe,
joyful yoga. A warm, caring studio welcoming
the beginner, senior, inflexible, and large-
bodied. Classes, teacher training, retreats,
workshops.
San franCi SCo
i nternati onaL orange Spa
yoga Lounge
Jennifer lewis, 2044 Fillmore st., 2nd Fl.,
san Francisco, ca, 94115
p (415) 563-5000 F (415) 563-5500
info@internationalorange.com
internationalorange.com
International Orange offers 39 classes per
week in its beautiful, sunlit studio. IO’s
knowledgeable instructors teach primarily in
the vinyasa style of hatha yoga.
Janet MaCLeoD
Janet Macleod, 2404 27th ave.,
san Francisco, ca, 94116
p (415) 244-3678
janet@jmacleodyoga.com
jmacleodyoga.com
Iyengar-certified yoga instructor since 1983.
Ongoing classes at two San Francisco locations.
Teacher training; workshops; and retreats at
exotic destinations worldwide.
Laughi ng LotuS yoga Center
Jasmine tarkeshi, dana Flynn, 3271 16th st., (at
dolores), san Francisco, ca, 94103
p (415) 355-1600
asklotus@laughinglotus.com
laughinglotus.com
Welcome to the cosmic playground, where
your yoga practice is a creative celebration of
life. All of our ecstatic vinyasa yoga classes,
inspired workshops, cosmic kirtans and our
celebrated 200-hour teacher training are
designed to liberate the spirit and awaken the
heart to its true loving nature.
the Mi nDfuL BoDy
roy Bergmann, founder/owner,
Hillary Bergmann, manager/owner
Maile sivert, yoga manager,
2876 california st.,san Francisco, ca, 94115
p (415) 931-2639 F (415) 931-8023
info@themindfulbody.com
themindfulbody.com
We provide high-quality instruction and
resources for self-responsible, holistic health
in a supportive community with acceptance,
care, and laughter. Yoga, workshops, massage,
and more!
yoga tree San franCi SCo
tim and tara dale, 1234 valencia st.,
(at 23rd st.), san Francisco, ca, 94110
p (415) 647-9707
info@yogatreesf.com
yogatreesf.com
At Yoga Tree, we bring you the best teachers
in San Francisco and from around the world.
We believe yoga is for everybody and have a
variety of styles to offer in our five studios. Visit
yogatreesf.com for a full listing of yoga classes,
workshops, teacher trainings and retreats.
yogaWorkS San franCi SCo
Babs caramico, 1823 divisadero st.
san Francisco, ca, 94115
p (415) 292-5600 F (415) 292-5610
infosf@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Changing rooms and showers.
San Mateo
nanDi yoga
Wendy Klein, 309 8th ave.
san Mateo, ca, 94401
p (650) 343-9642 F (650) 344-6646
info@nandiyoga.com
nandiyoga.com
One of the greenest yoga studios in the
country, with classes for students of all ages and
abilities, including adults, kids, families, seniors
and prenatal.
Santa BarBara
Santa BarBara yoga Center
32 e. Micheltorena st., santa Barbara, ca, 93101
p (805) 965-6045 F (805) 965-5774
info@santabarbarayogacenter.com
santabarbarayogacenter.com
For 18 years, Santa Barbara’s premier yoga
studio, among the best in the U.S. Over 100
classes a week, beautiful studios, highest-
quality instruction, Yoga Alliance-registered
200- and 500-hour teacher training and
advanced studies program, specialty workshops
and intensives with internationally renowned
instructors, kirtan. Also boutique, bookstore
and healing arts.
Santa Cruz
roLf gateS vi nyaSa yoga
rolf gates, Mariam gates, santa cruz, ca, 95060
p 617-271-7106
mariam@rolfgates.com
rolfgates.com
“That which we heal in ourselves, we heal
in the world. And that which we heal in the
world, we heal in ourselves.” Rolf Gates, author
of the acclaimed book on yogic philosophy
Meditations from the Mat, conducts
workshops, one-on-one yoga life coaching
sessions, 200-/500-hour teacher trainings and
vinyasa/kirtan retreats worldwide.
Santa Moni Ca
exhaLe at the fai rMont
Mi raMar hoteL anD
BungaLoWS
Jenifer newman, 101 Wilshire Blvd.,
santa Monica, ca, 90401
p (310) 319-3193
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
Exhale’s Core Fusion ®, Core Fusion ® Sport
and Core Energy Flow ® classes integrate
breath, movement, inner/outer alignment,
strength and flexibility for rejuvenating,
balancing, results-oriented effects.
A 1 2 y o g a J o u r n a L . C o M F e B r u a r y 2 0 1 0
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n california Yoga Teachers & Studios
Yogaco
grant gottfurcht, Kelsey oldershaw,
tamal dodge, 1408 3rd. st. promenade,
3rd Fl., santa Monica, ca, 90401
p (310) 395-0600
yogakels@yahoo.com
yogaco.com
YogaCo is the newest, cleanest, greenest and
largest donation-based studio in Santa Monica,
on the 3rd St. Promenade! 25 classes a day. All
styles! All levels!
YogaWorks Mai n street
chris Buehrer, 2215 Main st.
santa Monica, ca, 90405
p (310) 664-6470 F (310) 664-6479
santamonicamain@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Changing rooms and showers
available.
YogaWorks Montana avenue
Jessica smith, 1426 Montana ave.,
santa Monica, ca, 90403
p (301) 393-5150 F (310) 656-5892
santamonicamontana@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Children’s yoga available.
sebastopol
Devi Yoga center
Kashi ananda, 7151 Wilton ave., ste. 103,
sebastopol, ca, 95472
p (707) 318-6538
deviyogacenter@gmail.com
deviyogacenter.com
Classes, workshops, retreats, teacher training
in the method of Kali Ray TriYoga and other
styles of yoga, Pilates, dance, kirtan. Certified
TriYoga teachers. Green studio.
sherMan oaks
ri si ng lotus Yoga
claire Hartley, daniel stewart, 13557 ventura
Blvd., sherman oaks, ca, 91423
p (818) 990-0282 F (818) 990-0240
info@risinglotusyoga.com
risinglotusyoga.com
A Zen neighborhood studio offering dynamic
vinyasa flow, Iyengar and therapeutic for all
levels. Warm, knowledgeable teachers. 14 days
of yoga for $30. Let joy rise!
south lake tahoe
Doug sWenson/
saDhana Yoga chi
doug swenson e-rYt-500, p.o. Box 17724,
south lake tahoe, ca, 96151
p (530) 573-8400 F (218) 655-5535
dougswen002@yahoo.com
dougswenson.net
Doug Swenson/Author- E-RYT-500- Highest
quality professional: TT, Workshops
& Retreats. With balanced approach-
Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Power, Restorative.
Enlightened Progressive Evolution.
tarzana
aMber Wi lli aMson
18607 ventura Blvd., ste. 310,
tarzana, ca, 91356
p (818) 618-4326
yogalynx@lafn.org
amberwilliamson.com
Amber Williamson has taught yoga since 1994.
She is also a certified hypnotherapist helping
clients and students to find freedom in body,
mind and spirit.
YogaWorks tarzana
coming Winter 2010, 18700 ventura Blvd.,
tarzana, ca, 91356
p (310) 664-6470
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Locker rooms with showers and tea
lounge.
thousanD oaks
boDYsattva stuDi o
shana Berger, chandra gero, Bobbi rudin,
1414 e. thousand oaks Blvd., ste. 211,
thousand oaks, ca, 91362
p (805) 497-0300
info@bodysattvacenter.com
bodysattvacenter.com/
Bodysattva’s intimate and warm studio offers
beginners’, hatha, Patanjali and kids’ yoga, as
well as other movement-centered practices.
Adjoining Healing Arts Center offers
chiropractic, massage and more.
ti buron
Yoga 1 on 1 anD aYurveDa
pamela r. schuyler-cowens, 1150 tiburon
Blvd., ste. 5 BUp, tiburon, ca, 94920
p (415) 435-9642
yoga1on1@earthlink.net
yoga1on1.org
In the hatha yoga tradition, working with
small groups and individual students to create
a personal, integrative yoga practice that lasts
a lifetime.
valenci a
YogaWorks valenci a
Marina aghakhanian, 23951 newhall ranch rd.,
valencia, ca, 91355
p (661) 799-2645
infoval@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels and
styles. Explore beginners’ programs, yoga
advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Locker rooms with showers, child
care, tea lounge.
veni ce
exhale center
for sacreD MoveMent
cristi christensen, 245 s. Main st.,
venice, ca, 90291
p (310) 450-7676 F (310) 450-7879
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
exhale’s yoga classes integrate breath,
movement, inner and outer alignment, strength
and flexibility for rejuvenating, balancing,
results-oriented effects.
Walnut creek
YogaWorks Walnut creek
rachelle abreu, 1500 Botelho dr., 2nd Fl.,
Walnut creek, ca, 94596
p (888) 687-9642
infowc@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
Pilates, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and
teacher training. Locker rooms, showers and
tea lounge.
Westlake vi llage
YogaWorks Westlake vi llage
alison Bristow, 2475 townsgate rd.
Westlake village, ca, 91361
p (805) 371-3030 F (805) 496-1392
infowlv@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels and
styles. Explore beginners’ programs, Pilates,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Locker rooms with showers, child
care, tea lounge.
Whi tti er
coMMuni tY Yoga servi ces
Maya devi, e-rYt 500, Whittier, ca, 90605-2846
p (562) 698-8690
mdyoga4life@yahoo.com
Traditional yoga for everyone. Programs for
physically challenged people and National
Multiple Sclerosis Society. Credentials and
certifications. Members of I.A.Y.T. and Yoga
Alliance.
F e B r U a r Y 2 0 1 0 Y o g a J o u r n a l . c o M A 1 3
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n california—connecticut Yoga Teachers & Studios
Woodland Hi lls
di ana lang–li feWorks
Yoga & Medi tati on
diana lang, Woodland Hills, ca, 91364
p (818) 888-7319
lifeWorks@aol.com
dianalang.com
Author of “Opening to Meditation.” Heart-
centered group and private yoga, meditation
and spiritual counseling in an uplifting, sup-
portive and inspired atmosphere. Since 1980.
colorado
Breckenri dge
sHi vaYa Yoga
Megan vallender, 118 s. ridge st., no. 5,
Breckenridge, co, 80424
p (970) 453-2015
shivayayoga@hotmail.com
Shivaya Yoga: May all beings everywhere be
happy and free! Offering skiier and boarder
yoga! Half off your first workshop! Come on in!
Downtown Breckenridge.
denver
ri sHi ’ s crossi ng Yoga studi o
Mary ann plocher, Karen Quinn, 2730 s.
Wadsworth, denver, co, 80227
p (303) 984-8444
info@rcyoga.com
rcyoga.com
Warm, friendly, supportive environment.
Knowledgeable and caring instructors. Classes
for all levels. Students are encouraged to honor
their bodies and abilities. Registered teacher
training program.
saMadHi center for Yoga
annie Freedom, 639 e. 19th ave.
denver, co, 80203
p (303) 860-9642
samadhiYoga.net
Experience true yoga and meditation in our
sacred space with brilliant and passionate
teachers. Create profound change with our
extraordinary and award-winning yoga teacher
training.
vi tal Yoga
Micah springer, desi springer, patrick
Harrington, 4342 tennyson st.
denver, co, 80212
p (303) 477-8545
communicate@vitalyoga.org
vitalyoga.org
Vital Yoga is Denver’s premier community-
minded and donation-based studio with
exceptional Anusara, Vital Roots, Forrest, and
vinyasa instruction. 200-hour teacher trainings
offered in the spring and fall.
durango
Yogadurango
Michele lawrence, sheryl Mcgourty, Katie
Walsh,1485 Florida rd., Bldg. c, ste. 201,
durango, co, 81301
p (970) 403-1133
info@yogadurango.com
yogadurango.com
Durango’s community yoga center. Offering
classes seven days a week, including vinyasa,
hatha, beginner, Anusara, Kundalini and more.
Workshops, kirtan, special events, visiting
instructors.
steaMBoat spri ngs
Yoga Wi tH li BBi e
libbie Mathes, 2759 Burgess creek rd.,
steamboat springs, co, 80487
p (970) 879-8428
libbiem@comcast.net
Asana and pranayama in the Krishnamacharya/
Iyengar lineage with dedicated fellow students.
All levels. Small classes and privates. The
Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs.
telluri de
telluri de Yoga center
sharon caplan, 201 W. colorado ave., ste. 200,
p.o. Box 2552, telluride, co, 81435
p (970) 729-1673 F (970) 728-8938
info@tellurideyoga.com
tellurideyoga.com
Our beautiful mountain town has a community
of advanced teachers offering several styles
of yoga for all levels. Visiting teachers offer
workshops year-round.
connecticut
avon
kula Yoga
Julie Miller, 136 simsbury rd., ste. 4d,
avon, ct, 06001
p (860) 676-8800
julie@kulayogacenter.com
kulayogacenter.com
Kula Yoga provides a warm, inviting
atmosphere for the exploration of yoga. Classes
offered include Anusara, vinyasa flow, kids’
yoga, gentle, yoga-Pilates fusion and more.
croMWell
faci li tated Heali ng center
laurie sabourin, 211 shunpike rd.,
cromwell, ct, 06416
p (860) 635-0509
info@cromwellyogastudio.com
cromwellyogastudio.com
Located in central Connecticut, we offer yoga
classes for beginners, experienced, prenatal,
Mommy and Me, therapeutic, meditation,
belly dance, massage, foot reflexology and
craniosacral therapies.
east HaMpton
Yoga for HealtH, llc
Marcie loffredo, rYt, lauren olshesky, 76
spellman point rd., east Hampton, ct, 06424
p (860) 267-8279 F (860) 267-7219
marcialoffredo@sbcglobal.net
yoga-4-health.com
Colchester, Cromwell, East Hampton,
Portland, CT. Ashtanga, Soft Ashtanga,
“Stretch and Tone,” hot, back care, Yogalates,
yoga for weight loss, Zen. Details on website.
Yoga Alliance RYT.
fai rfi eld
Yoga for everYBodY
Janis Bowersox, carolyn Fahey, Michelle
Brunet, 27 Unquowa rd., Fairfield, ct, 06824
p (203) 254-9642
info@yoga4everybody.net
yoga4everybody.net
Kripalu-affiliated, 15 teachers. Anusara-
inspired, hatha, Viniyoga. Downtown Fairfield
between the Community Theatre and the
train station. Classes include introductory,
gentle, vinyasa, restorative, pre-/postnatal, core
yoga, and yoga at Penfield Beach! Additional
programs: Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction, yoga teacher training. Clean, quiet,
well-equipped studio; voted best in Fairfield
County 2005-09.
gosHen
danci ng star center
for stress reducti on
deanne c. gauya, M.s., HFs, cpt, lMt, rYt,
141 north st., goshen, ct, 06756
p (860) 491-9065
dscsr2@yahoo.com
All services are offered by DeAnne C.
Gauya, MS, RYT, HFS, CPT, LMT. She is
exceptionally well-qualified, both academically
and experientially. DeAnne has been helping
people develop healthier lifestyles and actualize
their body’s capacity for health and well-being
for over 20 years. “Heal yourself, heal the world.”
greenWi cH
greenWi cH Yoga
stan Woodman, gina norman,
328 pemberwick rd., greenwich, ct, 06831
p (203) 532-0660 F (203) 532-0661
info@greenwichyoga.com
greenwichyoga.com
Greenwich Yoga offers quality yoga from
superb teachers in Ashtanga, vinyasa, precision
hatha, Kripalu and specialty classes. Experience
peace, purity and commitment!
A 1 4 Y o g a j o u r n a l . c o M F e B r U a r Y 2 0 1 0
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n connecticut—district of columbia Yoga Teachers & Studios
Hamden
Your Communi tY Yoga Center
Jennifer Brosious, sue neufeld, Bill Banick,
39 putnam ave., Hamden, ct, 06517
p (203) 287-2277
info@yourcommunityyoga.com
yourcommunityyoga.com
Classes and workshops in ParaYoga, Kundalini,
meditation, Kripalu, Anusara, vinyasa, Tantric
hatha, gentle/restorative, seniors’, kids’, tai chi.
Beginner/advanced teacher trainings. Yoga
books, DVDs, supplies.
Lakevi LLe
Yoga at SpaCe
sarah getz, 228 sharon road/route 41, p.o.
Box 582, lakeville, ct, 06039
p (860) 435-9046
yogaatspace@yahoo.com
yogaatspace.com
Beautiful studio in the northwest corner
of Connecticut offers daily yoga classes in
a variety of different traditions and levels.
Certified and registered yoga instructors.
mi ddLetown
Yoga i n mi ddLetown
sandra Kopell, e-rYt, Madeleine Hexter,
iyengar certification track,438 Main st.,
Middletown, ct, 06457
p (860) 347-9642
info@yogainmiddletown.com
yogainmiddletown.com
Explore optimal alignment and breath. All
levels, back care, gentle, prenatal, Iyengar
workshops. Centrally located, fully equipped,
YA CEUs. Individual attention given. Since
1991.
new Haven
FreSH Yoga
Heidi sormaz, phd, peg oliveira, phd, nancy
Melillo,319 peck st., new Haven, ct, 06513
p (203) 776-9642
info@freshyoga.com
freshyoga.com
New! Second location: 49 Orange St.,
downtown New Haven. Daily yoga classes.
Voted best studio in CT, 2009. Specializing
in Forrest, Power, vinyasa. Certified teachers.
Beautiful space!
norwaLk
Yogi Bri an’ S
Brian Buturla, e-rYt 500, 8 parkhill ave.,
norwalk, ct, 06851
p (203) 838-9644
Brian@YogiBrian.com
YogiBrian.com
A stronger mental, physical and spiritual
connection. Regain mobility and create an
inner peace that will last a lifetime! Kripalu and
Dharma Yoga 500-hour certified.
reddi ng
davi d SCHoenBerg at tHe
reddi ng medi tati on Center
david schoenberg, iYnaUs, 9 picketts ridge
rd., redding, ct, 06896
p (203) 544-1090
davidschoenberg@sbcglobal.net
Mountain-therapeutics.com
Iyengar Yoga since 1990. Class every Tuesday
morning from 9:30am-10:45am at Redding
Meditation Center. Once a month, restorative
asanas. Beginners always welcome! See you
there-namaste.
SHerman
LotuS gardenS Yoga SCHooL
lara azzarito Ward, e-rYt 500, sheila Huard,
Marianne vince adamo,26 spring lake rd.,
sherman, ct, 06784
p (860) 354-6241
laraward@lotusgardensyoga.com
lotusgardensyoga.com
Lotus Gardens Yoga School offers dynamic
teacher trainings and advanced level workshops
throughout CT and NY, as well as corporate
wellness programs and yoga classes.
weSt HartFord
weSt HartFord Yoga
Barbara ruzansky, shankara newton
nykki poole,32 Jansen court
West Hartford, ct, 06110
p (860) 953-9642
info@westhartfordyoga.com
westhartfordyoga.com
West Hartford Yoga (WHY), one of the
largest studios in New England, offers 60
classes/week: WHY Power, hot, gentle,
Kripalu, prenatal, restorative. Hosting national
teachers, including Sharon Salzberg, Tias Little,
Sarah Powers, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, Judith
Lasater. Workshops and teacher trainings.
Two beautiful, spacious studios. Large yoga
boutique. Teacher trainings.
delaware
wi Lmi ngton
pure Yoga pi LateS Studi o
Meredith McFadden, rYt, M.a., adtr, lpcMH,
14a trolley sq., Wilmington, de, 19806
p (302) 225-9642
info@pureyogapilatesstudio.com
pureyogapilatesstudio.com
A mind-body studio offering non-heated hatha
and vinyasa-style yoga, gentle yoga classes,
Pilates mat work and yoga/Pilates fusion
classes. One-on-one instruction also available.
Yoga u
Weese Wagner, 2900 concord pike/rte. 202,
Brandywine sq., Wilmington, de, 19803
p (302) 225-5349
yogau@yogau.org
yogau.org
“Great class!” Our very experienced teachers
hear that every day. Welcoming studio, great
energy and our total dedication to you. Vinyasa,
flow, meditation, restorative, more.
district of columbia
waSHi ngton
Ci rCLe Yoga
annie Mahon, linda Feldman, anne
Kennedy,3838 northampton st., n.W.,
Washington, dc, 20015
p (202) 686-1104 F (202) 686-9293
info@circleyoga.com
circleyoga.com
Mindful yoga for people of every age and
type, offering classes and workshops on yoga,
meditation, Pilates, and more, in a joyfully calm
urban setting.
FLow Yoga Center
debra perlson Mishalove, 1450 p st., nW,
Washington, dc, 20005
p (202) 462-3569
flowyogacenter@gmail.com
flowyogacenter.com
Find your flow! Awaken the essence of who you
are. Soulful, nurturing environment and eco-
friendly haven. City Paper voted Flow “Best
Yoga Studio in DC”!
tranqui L SpaCe
Kimberly Wilson, 1632 17th st., n.W.,
Washington, dc, 20009
p (202) 328-9642
info@tranquilspace.com
tranquilspace.com
Named among the top 25 yoga studios in the
world by Travel and Leisure, Tranquil Space
is an urban oasis. Our lifestyle-focused studio
has inspiring classes, workshops and teacher
trainings. Shop our boutique, sip tea, or book
a massage. Visit us in Washington, DC;
Bethesda, MD; and Arlington VA.
F e B r U a r Y 2 0 1 0 Y o g a J o u r n a L . C o m A 1 5
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Uni ty Woods yoga Center
John schumacher, director, 2639 connecticut
ave., n.W., ste. c-102, Washington, dc, 20008
p (202) 232-9642 F (301) 656-7792
uwyc@unitywoods.com
unitywoods.com
Dedicated to providing uncompromising,
quality yoga instruction in the Iyengar
tradition. Four locations: Woodley Park and
Tenleytown, DC; Arlington, VA; Bethesda,
MD.
florida
ameli a i sland
go yoga ameli a i sland
Jp and cassie Mcclellan, 708 s. 8th st.,
amelia island, Fl, 32034
p (904) 335-0539
info@goyogainc.com
goyogainc.com
Located on enchanting Amelia Island, our eco-
friendly green studio offers whole-life practices
that are rigorously dynamic and personally
transforming. Baptiste-certified/affiliate.
Workshops and retreats.
BoCa raton
lesli e gli Ckman, e-ryt 500
leslie glickman, Boca raton, Fl, 33486
p (561) 306-3626
leslie@yogajourney.com
yogajourney.com
Leslie’s style is intelligent and organic.
Foundation and alignment, combined with
a spiritual and emotional journey, create the
perfect balance for your practice to grow.
deerfi eld BeaCh
ameri Can yoga
Monica schmidt, rYt 500, Kathy evans,
rYt 200, Kimberly davitt,1645 s.e. 3rd ct.,
ste. 100, the cove shopping center,
deerfield Beach, Fl, 33441
p (954) 420-5595 F (954) 946-1990
americanyoga.net
info@americanyoga.net
A Vinyasa-/Ashtanga-based studio. 200-hour
Y.A.-registered teacher training starting every
September and February. Specialty massage,
workshops and elite guest teachers. A fun,
active, peaceful space!
the yoga Center
of deerfi eld BeaCh
dotty Zevin, Joann evans, louise goldberg,
827 s.e. 9th st., deerfield Beach, Fl, 33441
p (954) 427-2353
yogacenterdb@yahoo.com
yogacenterdb.com
Established 1968. Hatha, beginner,
intermediate, advanced, Vinyasa, stress
reduction, restorative. Teacher training starts
every September. Daily classes and privates.
Large healing space at hourly rental.
delray BeaCh
yoga sol
stephanie streff, colleen gallagher, 215 n.e.
22nd st., delray Beach, Fl, 33444
p (561) 272-8699
info@yogasol.com
yogasol.com
Our certified teachers offer a safe, systematic
technique for all levels. Props used in
developing strength, stamina, concentration
and body alignment; poses adjusted for
individual needs.
yogafox stUdi os
Keith Fox, e-rYt 500, Kelly Brookbank,
e-rYt 500, genevieve rivera, rYt 200,
525 e. atlantic ave., delray Beach, Fl, 33483
p (561) 703-1236
keith@yogafox.com
yogafox.com
YogaFox has two studio locations: the historic,
green Colony Hotel, and our Buddha Lounge,
located at 1405 N. Federal Hwy. 38+ weekly
classes—Vinyasa, Kripalu, Yin, kids’, more.
Yoga with live music Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to
11:00 a.m. 200-/500-hour TTs. Retreat to
our location in Delray Beach, FL, or come to
Colorado, Costa Rica, Greece, Mexico.
ft. myers
health & harmony Center
Kandy taylor love, 15951 Mcgregor Blvd.,
Ft. Myers, Fl, 33908
p (239) 433-5995 F (239) 433-4996
healthandharmonyonline.com
Thirteen weekly classes, Iyengar-style, with
Kandy, Susan, Sondra, Joann, Suzanne, Lisa and
Maggie. Also enjoy therapeutic massage, large
retail store and quaint red-brick schoolhouse
setting.
hollyWood
yoga one
dr. steve Feinzig, darlene Feinzig,
613 n. 21st ave., Hollywood, Fl, 33020
p (954) 929-9642
yogaoneinc@bellsouth.net
yoga1.net
Yoga One is a shakti-filled studio with classes
for everyone, from beginners to advanced
students…plus Anusara Yoga workshops, Itsy
Bitsy Yoga and kids’ yoga.
lakeland
satya li fe yoga, llC
Frankie Hart, e-rYt 500, MFa, gregory Hicks,
lMt, cpt, laura pallos, rYt,112 e. pine st.,
lakeland, Fl, 33801
p (863) 802-9642 F (863) 802-9641
satyalife@tampabay.rr.com
satyalife.com
Satya Life offers classes for everyone in a
welcoming environment. Yoga for family,
Iyengar-based, core power, seniors’,
therapeutic, hot, prenatal, tai chi, qi gong,
workshops, private sessions.
leesBUrg
JeWeled lotUs yoga
Kellie adkins, Ms, erYt 200, rYt 500,
110 s. 3rd street, leesburg, Fl, 34748
p (352) 874-3272
jeweledlotusyoga@gmail.com
jeweledlotusyoga.com
Vinyasa Flow/Power Yoga, Yoga Therapy,
Kids’ yoga, Mandala Yoga, Bollywood Dance,
Thai Yoga, Meditation classes, Massage, Yoga
Teacher Training. Holistic health services
available by appointment.
mi ami
dharma stUdi o
loree shrager, natalie Morales, 3170
commodore plz., Miami, Fl, 33133
p (305) 461-1777
dharmastudiomiami@gmail.com
Every day Dharma Studio brings you authentic
yoga with some of Miami’s finest teachers.
Enjoy one of our varied classes in the heart of
Coconut Grove.
exhale at ePi C hotel
and resi denCes
Kimberly Welby, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way,
Miami, Fl, 33131
p (305) 423-3900
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
Exhale’s yoga, Core Fusion ®, Core Fusion ®
Sport and Core Energy Flow ® classes integrate
breath, movement, inner/outer alignment,
strength and flexibility for rejuvenating,
balancing, results-oriented effects.
A 1 6 y o g a J o U r n a l . C o m F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0
www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n florida Yoga Teachers & Studios
Mi aMi Beach
Mi aMi Li fe center
Kino Macgregor, tim Feldmann, greg nardi,
736 sixth st., Miami Beach, Fl, 33139
p (305) 534-8988
info@miamilifecenter.com
miamilifecenter.com
Miami Life Center, Best Yoga Studio of
Miami, is an urban retreat space for yoga,
holistic health and consciousness. We make
traditional yoga accessible to all. Join our
community for workshops, trainings, daily
classes, life coaching, nutritional counseling,
energy healing, free seminars and much more!
Change your life: Start Now!
Mi aMi Yoga
Fred Busch, Mark giubarelli, 210a 23rd st.,
Miami Beach, Fl, 33139
p (305) 974-0746
namaste@miamiyoga.com
miamiyoga.com
World-famous teacher trainings. Yoga
Alliance-registered. Power Yoga, vinyasa,
core yoga, Kundalini, Sanskrit, beginners’
yoga, meditation. Across from beach! “Best of
Miami.” Also in London and Lima.
napLes
BaLa Vi nYasa Yoga
Kiersten Mooney, Michelle ploog,
6326 trail Blvd. n., naples, Fl, 34108
p (239) 598-1938 F (239) 598-0932
info@bvyoga.com
bvyoga.com
Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga affiliate, offering
daily classes, monthly workshops, private
sessions, massage and yoga boutique. Our
mission: empowerment of mind, body & spirit.
north paLM Beach
sports Yoga M
2
rishi infanti, Mark Maldonado, Mary Mccabe,
524B northlake Blvd.,
north palm Beach, Fl, 33408
p (561) 252-2225
sportsyogam2@aol.com
yogam2.com
Sports Yoga M
2
intuitive yoga for your
interests and needs. Beginner/intermediate,
vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, rehab/restorative.
Workshops, privates. 200-/500-hour TT
CEUs. Meditation, drum circles, beach yoga.
orLando
coLLege park Yoga
calvin and theresa curameng,
706 W. smith st., orlando, Fl, 32804
p 407-999-7871
collegeparkyoga@aol.com
collegeparkyoga.com
Ashtanga. Power. Vinyasa. Classes everyday.
CPY workshops and teacher training
certification with Beryl Bender Birch. Private
and corporate sessions. Voted best of Orlando
seven times!
Yoga Jane trai ni ng
Jane e. Foody, 511 virginia dr.,
orlando, Fl, 32803
p (914) 424-2298
yogajane4@gmail.com
YogaJanetraining.com
200-hour multi-style YTT with therapeutic
emphasis. Learn how to customize yoga for any
client! Free lifetime repeat training. Payment
plans, scholarships, flexible schedule. NYC,
Orlando.
YogaMatri x studi o
edely Wallace, B.a., cYt, e-rYt 500,
7601 della dr., ste. 5, orlando, Fl, 32819
p (407) 354-0909
info@yogamatrixstudio.com
yogamatrixstudio.com
Peaceful atmosphere close to the Disney area.
25 classes weekly: prenatal, back, vinyasa,
therapeutic, breathing, meditation, chakras,
mudras and philosophy. Multi-level, workshops
and teacher training.
paLM Beach
parasutra
connie Beaudoin, 340 royal poinciana Way,
palm Beach, Fl, 33480
p (561) 835-2006 F (561) 835-2008
info@parasutra.com
parasutra.com
Daily classes, private instruction, workshops
and retreats in a peaceful island setting. Skilled
and caring teachers. Vinyasa flow, hatha, Yin
Yoga, meditation, and kids’ yoga.
saLt spri ngs
aMri t Yoga i nsti tute
Yogi amrit desai, Kamini desai, John Hiester,
23855 n.e. county rd. 314, p.o. Box 5340,
salt springs, Fl, 32134
p (352) 685-3001 F (352) 685-3002
info@amrityoga.org
amrityoga.org
Through meditative awareness and inward
focus, Amrit Yoga and Yoga Nidra add
the spiritual dimension to your practice,
transforming all aspects of life.
taMpa
exaLted Warri or foundati on
annie okerlin, p.o. Box 10453,
tampa, Fl, 33679
p (813) 495-9642
annie@exaltedwarrior.com
exaltedwarrior.com
The Exalted Warrior Foundation facilitates
a yoga instruction program that is designed
for wounded soldiers in military and veteran
hospital facilities. Yoga community national
non-profit.
Yogani studi os
annie okerlin, lisa Wilson,
1112 W. platt st., tampa, Fl, 33606
p (813) 251-9668
yogani@yogani.com
yogani.com
Vinyasa, Power, Bikram, Ashtanga, restorative,
Yoga 101, prenatal, Mommy & Baby, kids’
classes in a serene environment. Private yoga
room, massage, showers, yoga boutique. Check
website for upcoming seminars, workshops,
teacher trainings.
West paLM Beach
Bi ndu Yoga studi o
angelina lucia, 5913 s. dixie Hwy.,
West palm Beach, Fl, 33405
p (561) 233-9882
binduyoga@comcast.net
bindu-studio.com
200-hour vinyasa flow teacher training
program. Daily classes in vinyasa flow,
Viniyoga, restorative, wall yoga, teacher
training workshops, retreats, private
instruction and more!
F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0 Y o g a J o u r n a L . c o M A 1 7
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n
georgia—hawaii
Yoga Teachers & Studios
georgia
AlphArettA
MAi nstreet YogA
lynda gill, laura Huang, 289 s. Main st.,
ste. 204, alpharetta, ga, 30009
p (678) 297-1229
lyndasyoga@hotmail.com
mainyoga.com
Certified Iyengar Yoga classes for all levels
in a fully equipped studio with experienced
teachers. We also offer weekend workshops
with in-depth study in asana, pranayama,
therapeutics and more. Weekend workshop
and teacher training with advanced Iyengar
teacher Joan White in 2010.
Athens
sAnghA YogA studi o
Meghan Madhavi Burke, 834 prince ave.,
athens, ga, 30606
p (706) 613-1143
sangha@healingartscentre.net
healingartscentre.net
Housed in the beauty of an old church, this
sacred space is a playground for the soul. 30
classes weekly, including yoga, Pilates, belly
dance and more.
AtlAntA
georgi A stAte uni versi tY
Wellness progrAM
a. Janet Wice, M.ed., M.a., e-rYt 500,
125 one park pl., ste. 308, atlanta, ga, 30303
p (678) 457-5454
ajwice@msn.com
gsu.edu
Georgia State University wellness program:
yoga and meditation classes. All levels welcome!
Shamanic yoga and vinyasa flow offered.
Retreats to Pura Vida, U.S.
KAshi AtlAntA
swami Jaya devi Bhagavati,
1681 Mclendon ave., atlanta, ga, 30307
p (404) 687-3353 F (404) 687-3312
info@kashiatlanta.org
kashiatlanta.org
Experience the authentic depth of classical
yoga. Classes for all ages and levels, including
yoga, meditation, pranayama and spiritual
growth. 200-hour teacher’s training course
January-June.
urbAn bodY studi os
730 ponce de leon pl., ste. a (back of bldg.),
atlanta, ga, 30306
p (404) 201-7994
membership@UrbanBodystudios.com
UrbanBodystudios.com
Urban Body Studios offers multiple styles and
levels of yoga, including correlation, Ashtanga
and restorative. Yoga and Pilates group classes
and private sessions are available.
CArtersvi lle
etoWAh vAlleY YogA
sue Hopkins, e-rYt 500, pYt,
18 s. erwin st., cartersville, ga, 30120
p (770) 383-3022
etowahvalleyyoga@aol.com
etowahvalleyyoga.com
Cartersville’s only yoga center. Offering classes
seven days a week for all levels of students.
Etowah Valley Yoga is a registered yoga school,
200/500.
KennesAW
neW dAY YogA: YogA FroM
A Chri sti An perspeCti ve
dayna gelinas, e-rYt, 2716 Bent creek dr.,
Kennesaw, ga, 30152
p (678) 354-1120
dayna@newdayyoga.com
newdayyoga.com
Weekly yoga classes, 200-hour yoga teacher
training registered with Yoga Alliance,
12-hour Christian yoga teacher certification,
workshops, retreats at the Monastery of the
Holy Spirit.
MAri ettA
MAri ettA Center For YogA
And Well bei ng
Wanda devaughn, lcsW, e-rYt 500,
abbey Brewer, e-rYt, vicki Knight, e-rYt,
Becky Huff, e-rYt, vicki Knight, e-rYt,
317 alexander st., Marietta, ga, 30060
p (770) 425-4488 F (770) 425-8862
yogawan@mindspring.com
mariettayoga.com
A nurturing environment to restore your true
essence. We offer various styles and levels
of yoga, individual sessions, meditation,
massage, workshops, retreats and holistic
psychotherapy.
sAvAnnAh
sAvAnnAh YogA Center
Kelley Boyd, e-rYt200, 1321 Bull st.,
savannah, ga, 31401
p (912) 232-2994
savannahyoga@gmail.com
savannahyoga.com
Savannah Yoga Center: Y.A. 200-hour teacher
training: eight-month program. Begins in
October. Extensive and affordable. All levels
welcome. (912) 232-2994; savannahyoga.com
hawaii
eWA beACh
YogA4eWA
tasha Kauihou, 91-440a pupu st.,
ewa Beach, Hi, 96706
p (808) 689-1020
info@yoga4ewa.com
yoga4ewa.com
Located in beautiful Ewa Beach, Hawai’i.
Yoga4Ewa offers classes for all levels Monday-
Saturday. Instructors at Yoga4Ewa are
recognized by the Yoga Alliance.
hAnAlei
YogA hAnAlei
Bhavani Maki, tara Mala, carol dumeyer,
p.o. Box 990, Hanalei, Hi, 96714
p (808) 826-9642
yogahanalei@hotmail.com
yogahanalei.com
Yoga Alliance teacher trainings. Daily classes:
Ashtanga, Bikram, hatha flow, Iyengar, Nia
Dance, restorative yoga, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.
Surf, sun, rejuvenation on Kauai’s pristine
North Shore!
honolulu
si lent dAnCe Center
ae Ja Mobley, glenn Kawana, sandi Jordan,
1127 11th ave., Honolulu, Hi, 96816
p (808) 526-9642
sdcyoga@earthlink.net
iYogaHi.com
Iyengar Yoga in Hawaii since 1977. 53 weekly
Iyengar classes for all levels, special workshops,
teacher trainings, seniors’ classes. 14 Iyengar-
certified teachers. Ann-Marie Brege, Jim
Dillman, Catherine Hage, Chris Havener,
Valerie Hobensack, Nancy Horlacher, Cynthia
Lee, Debra Michels, Alison Mito, Eunice Sakai,
Evelia Pineda Torres, Gretchen Valentin (TT).
Second location: 2535 S. King St.
lAhAi nA
i slAnd spi ri t YogA MAui
deborah dipierro, christy abelov, greg
ruzicka,840 Wainee st., lahaina square
shopping center, lahaina, Maui, Hi, 96761
p (808) 667-2111
islandspirityoga@msn.com
islandspirityoga.com
A West Maui sanctuary where locals and
visitors can connect in cultivating physical and
spiritual well-being. Also offering adult and
children’s dance classes.
A 1 8 Y o g A j o u r n A l . C o M F e B r U a r Y 2 0 1 0
www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n idaho—illinois Yoga Teachers & Studios
idaho
Boi se
Boi se Yoga Center
vickie and Jerry aldridge, James Burton,
don gura,3113 rose Hill, Boise, id, 83705
p (208) 343-9786
vickie@boiseyogacenter.com
boiseyogacenter.com
Two fully equipped studios, all levels of
students in Boise and Eagle. Certified Iyengar
teachers with the experience and knowledge to
enhance your inner awareness.
Dri ggs
Yogatejas
cate stillman, Bridget lyons,
165 Front st., driggs, id, 83422
p (208) 354-9642
info@yogatejas.com
yogatejas.com
YogaTejas is an Anusara studio offering 15
weekly classes, private lessons and regular
weekend workshops on the west side of the
Teton Mountain Range.
MosCow
MosCow Yoga Center
Jeri Hudak, iyengar-certified, rYt 500, erika
greenwell, rYt 200, Marcia gossard, rYt
200,525 s. Main, Moscow, id, 83843
p (208) 883-8315
stewartjeri@hotmail.com
moscowyogacenter.com
Certified Iyengar instruction and registered
yoga teachers. Offering daytime and evening
classes, weekend workshops and advanced
studies. Twenty years of experience and
training.
sun ValleY
sun ValleY one-on-one
Katherine pleasants, p.o. Box 1469,
sun valley, id, 83353
p (208) 720-5824
sv1on1@msn.com
Experience the balance of well-being through
the asanas of restorative yoga. Body/mind in
union allows deep relaxation. All levels taught.
Privates, groups, retreats.
illinois
Blue i slanD
Yoga for gooD HealtH
anD relaxati on
Michael larocca, 12254 s. greenwood ave.,
Blue island, il, 60406
p (708) 388-3397
Teaching classical hatha and raja yoga since
1970, including 18 years at the university
level. Classes in Chicago’s south suburbs and
northwest Indiana.
CHi Cago
CHi Cago sCHool of Hot Yoga
2442 n. lincoln ave., 2nd Fl., chicago, il, 60614
p (773) 868-9642 F (773) 871-2354
mark.csohy@gmail.com
chicagoschoolofhotyoga.com
The Chicago School of Hot Yoga, located
in Lincoln Park across from the Biograph
Theater, near DePaul University. A learning
center where experienced and excited
instructors teach a variety of unique classes
in two heated studios. Join us for your health,
strength, meditation and individual practice.
We look forward to your growth.
exHale
nicole romano, 945 n. state st.,
chicago, il, 60610
p (312) 753-6500 F (312) 753-6555
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
Exhale’s yoga, Core Fusion®, Core Fusion®
Sport, and Core Energy Flow® classes integrate
breath, movement, inner/outer alignment,
strength and flexibility for rejuvenating,
balancing, results-oriented effects.
KunDali ni Yoga i n tHe loop
shakta Kaur, Hari dev singh, 410 s. Michigan
ave., ste. 514, Fine arts Building,
chicago, il, 60605
p (312) 922-4699 F (312) 431-1469
info@shaktakaur.com
shaktaKaur.com
Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan)
is a blend of spiritual and physical practices.
We incorporate kriya, movement, pranayama,
mudra, the gong, meditation, and chanting
mantras. Chicago’s largest Kundalini Yoga
and meditation studio. Downtown. All teach-
ers are Yoga Alliance-registered. Workshops,
classes, Breathwalk, teacher training, hatha,
trips to India.
Yoga Ci rCle
gabriel Halpern, 401 W. ontario, ste. 210,
chicago, il, 60654
p (312) 915-0750
info@yogacircle.com
yogacircle.com
Yoga Circle, celebrating our 24th year of
Iyengar Yoga in Chicago. Classes/workshops.
Introductory classes begin every month.
Gabriel Halpern, director.
Hi gHlanD parK
2Hot Yoga & pi lates
desiree rijos, randy anbar, 1500 old deerfield
rd., no. 7, Highland park, il, 60035
p (847) 831-9642
desiree@2hotyoga.com
2Hotyoga.com
Enjoy hot yoga on our bamboo floors on our
soon-to-be 1800-square-foot studio. Pilates,
privates, personal training, boxing and large
gym available.
loCKport
Vi si ons Yoga
Jennifer Millette, lockport, il, 60441
p (708) 508-8580
yogajenni@gmail.com
visionsyoga.com
We incorporate yoga into schools, playing
fields, workplaces and homes to address
students’ specific needs. We also offer Pilates
and personal training.
Mt. prospeCt
nortHwest Yoga
steve and patricia nakon, Michal ann
Warren, pat, sandy, 104 s. george st.
Mt. prospect, il, 60056
p (847) 590-1221
steve@northwestyoga.org
northwestyoga.org
Classes and workshops: the Chicago Botanic
Garden, Northfield Community Center and
the Dance Building in Des Plaines. Retreats
and vacations on website: northwestyoga.org.
nortHfi elD
nortH sHore Yoga
sharyn galindo, e-rYt 200, 310 Happ rd.
ste. 216, northfield, il, 60093
p (847) 784-8844 F (847) 784-9911
nsyoga2@aol.com
nsyoga.com
Offering daily classes in vinyasa flow, Ashtanga,
Mysore, prenatal, teens’, family, beginners’,
restorative, pranayama and meditation.
Ayurvedic consultations available. Plus, a 200-
hour teacher training January-June.
F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0 Y o g a j o u r n a l . C o M A 1 9
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n indiana—maryland Yoga Teachers & Studios
indiana
West Lafayette
sage yoga & Pi Lates
sonja gaylor, 221 e. state st.
West lafayette, in, 47906
p (765) 269-7447 F (765) 269-7449
sageyogapilates@gmail.com
sageyogapilates.com
Sage Yoga & Pilates is committed to promoting
healthy bodies and spirits in a non-judgmental
environment, rooted in the principles of
traditional yoga and Pilates.
iowa
i oWa Ci ty
HotHouse yoga
Maureen Mondanaro, 224 s. clinton st.
iowa city, ia, 52240
p (319) 351-9642
info@hothouseyoga.com
hothouseyoga.com
Classes practiced in a heated room to promote
cellular metabolism, detoxification, suppleness
of the muscular system, health and mental well-
being. Visit us at our two locations!
kentucky
fuLton
tHe yoga studi o
at HaWs MeMori aL
Jennifer connell, Jo ann roy,
1004 Holiday ln., Fulton, KY, 42041
p (270) 472-1971 F (270) 472-3775
jennifcnn@bellsouth.net
Beautiful studio located in southwest Kentucky
on the Tennessee line. Weekly hatha yoga
classes include beginners’, intermediate, senior
citizens’, and restorative/therapeutic. First
class is complimentary.
Lexi ngton
yoga at tHe Massage Center
cindy Hutchison, 380 s. Mill st., dudley square,
lexington, KY, 40508-2560
p (859) 231-1782
chutch1214@aol.com
themassagecenter.org
Hot Power yoga withToby Traylor, Anusara
and breath-inspired yoga, Vinyasa Flow,
Kripalu yoga, guest instructors, boutique
offering unique apparel. Classes every day.
louisiana
HouMa
KundaLi ni yoga Center
of HouMa
Meredith Wright, rYt, iKYta, peter george,
rYt, iKYta, rocky smith, rYt, iKYta,
7863 park ave., Houma, la, 70364
p (985) 872-4081 F (985) 876-4775
satnamhoumayoga@comcast.net
houmayoga.com
Bliss on the bayou! A beautiful Kundalini
studio in a southern mansion! Beginner,
intermediate and advanced students welcome!
Pregnancy yoga. Guest teachers. Veggie
dinners!
neW orLeans
Wi Ld Lotus yoga
sean Johnson, 4842 perrier st.
new orleans, la, 70115
p (504) 899-0047
teamlotus@wildlotusyoga.com
wildlotusyoga.com
Voted “Best Yoga in New Orleans” seven years
running! Most extensive class/event schedule
in Gulf South. Home base of Sean Johnson and
Wild Lotus Band.
maine
PortLand
PortLand yoga studi o
stephanie abrams, director, elaine
Mcgillicuddy, founder, 616 congress street,
3rd Floor, portland, Me, 04101
p (207) 799-0054
info@portlandyoga.com
portlandyoga.com
4 Iyengar-certified instructors. Beginners
warmly welcome. Free introductory classes
held quarterly. Specialty classes include life-
long, prenatal, gentle/restorative and vinyasa
yoga. Weekend workshops with renowned
teachers.
tHe yoga Center
vickie labbe, Jennifer cooper, p.o. Box 1243,
449 Forest ave. plz., portland, Me, 04104
p (207) 774-9642
info@maineyoga.com
maineyoga.com
Quality instruction for over 25 years. 30 weekly
classes: restorative, vinyasa, therapeutic,
prenatal; special teacher workshops. Two
studios. Yoga vacations in Mexico and Maine.
maryland
annaPoLi s
di vi ne Li gHt yoga, LLC
denise lapides, e-rYt 500, iKYta,
211 Wardour dr., annapolis, Md, 21401
p (410) 570-2878
denise@divinelightyoga.com
divinelightyoga.com
Denise B. Lapides, E-RYT 500, IKYTA.
Compassionate and reflective. Privates, groups,
workshops, retreats and corporate. Divine
Light Yoga 200-hour Yoga Alliance hatha
teacher training.
goLden Heart yoga
elizabeth lloyd, 179 admiral cochrane dr.,
no. 120, annapolis, Md, 21401
p (410) 224-3278
ghy@goldenheartyoga.com
goldenheartyoga.com
Voted “Best Yoga” in Annapolis. Dedicated
to art and science of yoga. 200-/500-hr. RYT
programs, workshops with leading teachers,
yoga therapy. Anusara, ParaYoga, Kundalini,
hatha.
BetHesda
uni ty Woods yoga Center
John schumacher, director, 4853 cordell ave.,
suite pH 9, Bethesda, Md, 20814
p (301) 656-8992 F (301) 656-7792
uwyc@unitywoods.com
unitywoods.com
Dedicated to providing uncompromising,
quality yoga instruction in the Iyengar
tradition. Four locations: Arlington,
VA; Bethesda, MD; Woodley Park and
Tenleytown, DC.
CoLuMBi a
tHe yoga Center of CoLuMBi a
Kathy donnelly, e-rYt 500, 8950 rte. 108,
ste. 109, columbia, Md, 21045
p (410) 720-4340 F (410) 772-9591
info@columbiayoga.com
columbiayoga.com
Voted “Best Yoga Center”! 90+ classes weekly.
All levels. Gentle, therapeutics, children’s,
teens’, advanced, Anusara, Iyengar, Pilates,
qi gong, meditation. Workshops, vacations,
teacher training, Anusara immersion.
gai tHersBurg
i nner reaCHes yoga & HeaLtH
dee gold, M.a., e-rYt 500, 257 Market st., W.,
2nd Fl., gaithersburg, Md, 20878
p (301) 987-0884
dee@innerreaches.com
innerreaches.com
The finest yoga instruction in Gaithersburg:
Anusara, vinyasa, Iyengar, Ishta, Mommy and
Me and more. Workshops and retreats. Lovely
warm, welcoming studio. Class size limited.
A 2 0 y o g a j o u r n a L . C o M F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0
www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n maryland Yoga Teachers & Studios
Germantown
Follow Your Heart
YoGa Center
Kathy thompson, rYt 500, 13097 Wisteria dr.,
ste. 203, germantown, Md, 20874
p (877) 835-9642 F (301) 972-3787
info@followyourheartyoga.com
followyourheartyoga.com
The first and only yoga center in Germantown
since 2004. Regular and specialty yoga classes
(prenatal, gentle/special conditions) and
workshops seven days a week.
roCkvi lle
tHri ve YoGa Center roCkvi lle
susan Bowen, dave Bowen, alan Finger,1321-B
rockville pike, rockville, Md, 20852
p (301) 294-9642
susan@thriveyoga.com
thriveyoga.com
Spacious, nature-inspired yoga center. Vinyasa,
hatha, restorative, gentle, hot yoga, prenatal,
kids’, pranayama, meditation. Eight-week
beginner sessions. Boutique. Workshops.
ISHTA 200- and 300-hour teacher trainings.
Smi tHSburG
Floweri nG Heart YoGa
simone Heurich, e-rYt 500, 13112 Bikle rd.,
smithsburg, Md, 21783
p (301) 739-3330
simone@floweringheartyoga.com
floweringheartyoga.com
Certified in Anusara Yoga, Phoenix Rising
Yoga Therapy. Classes, private instruction,
workshops, retreats, inclusive of yoga’s rich
traditions. Experience your vibrant body,
peaceful mind, joyful heart.
takoma Park
wi llow Street YoGa Center
suzie Hurley, e-rYt 500, 6930 carroll ave.,
takoma park, Md, 20912
p 301-270-8038 F 301-270-8045
yoga@willowstreetyoga.com
willowstreetyoga.com
With over 130 weekly classes in two locations,
WSYC is the largest Anusara yoga center in
the country. WSYC is known for excellence
in instruction and a welcoming, vibrant
community. Highly-trained teachers offer
yoga classes for all levels and ages, including
therapeutic yoga, yoga for pregnancy and
yoga for athletes; Yoga Nidra and meditation;
teacher training.
ti moni um
SuSqueHanna YoGa &
medi tati on Center
suzy pennington, e-rYt 500, 12a W. aylesbury
rd., timonium, Md, 21093
p (410) 308-9950
syogastudio@gmail.com
syoga.com
Iyengar-certified teachers. Day, weekend
and evening classes; workshops; international
retreats; apprenticeship program. Yoga
Alliance-registered. Syoga is the home of the
Tibetan Meditation Center of Baltimore.
massachusetts
andover
uni onStudi o YoGa
connie glore, trish Macneil,
305 n. Main st., andover, Ma, 01810
p (978) 886-7944
contact@unionstudioyoga.com
unionstudioyoga.com
UnionStudio Yoga aspires to bring together
a variety of class offerings and yoga styles to
support the differing needs and lifestyles of our
students.
bedFord
Sereni tY YoGa
& wellneSS Center
toni Bradley, rYt,18 north rd.,
Bedford, Ma, 01730
p (781) 275-4092
info@serenityyoga.com
serenityyoga.com
Kripalu-affiliated studio. Our small, fully
equipped studio allows for individualized
attention. We adapt poses to suit each
individual. All levels/abilities welcome. Private
therapeutic sessions available.
boSton
exHale
denise griffin crowe, 28 arlington st.,
Boston, Ma, 02116
p (617) 532-7000 F (617) 532-7095
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
Exhale’s yoga, Core Fusion®, Core Fusion®
Sport, and Core Energy Flow® classes integrate
breath, movement, inner/outer alignment,
strength and flexibility for rejuvenating,
balancing, results-oriented effects.
bri dGewater
maHa YoGa Center—
Center For StreSS manaGement
diane lagadec, 992 Bedford street,
Bridgewater, Ma, 02324
p (508) 697-3273 F (508) 697-3592
mahayoga@juno.com
mahayogacenter.com
Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini yoga; Meditation;
Massage; Workshops; 200-hour Yoga Teacher
Certification (registered with Yoga Alliance)
Yoga supplies, books.
Cambri dGe
elemental YoGa
Bo Forbes, psyd, e-rYt 500, ceylan akturk,
James gotz, Katherine Hartsell, cassandra
Horii,cambridge, Ma, 02138
p (617) 448-3228
bo@elementalyoga.com
elementalyoga.com
Vinyasa, restorative, therapeutic yoga. This
innovative system of yoga integrates Eastern
and Western thought with psychology and
other mind-body traditions. Center for
Integrative Yoga Therapeutics.
majeSti C YoGa Studi o
lindsay gibson, M.s., 223 concord ave.,
cambridge, Ma, 02138
p (617) 876-6116
majesticyogastudio.com
Classes are offered for all levels from beginning
to advanced. Emphasis is on core strength and
flexibility and on promoting serenity. All ages
are welcome!
Centervi lle
Centervi lle YoGa
anika iliadis, 1600 Falmouth rd., Unit 41,
centerville, Ma, 2632
p (508) 775-1422
centervilleyoga.com
Acupuncture, facials and waxing, hypnotherapy,
infrared sauna, psychotherapy, reflexology,
massage therapy, monthly workshops, Reiki,
spiritual medium psychic readings.
eaSt denni S
CaPe Cod YoGa Center
lynnette Walker, carrie cooper, po Box 58,
1604 rte. 6a, east dennis, Ma, 02641
p (508) 385-8034
info@yogacenterofcapecod.com
yogacenterofcapecod.com
Charming studio on historic Route 6A offering
a variety of classes: gentle, hot, vinyasa and
Ashtanga. Special events and workshops. The
hottest place in town!!
F e B r U a r Y 2 0 1 0 Y o G a j o u r n a l . C o m A 2 1
www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n maryland—michigan Yoga Teachers & Studios
Great Barri nGton
YoGa Great Barri nGton
deborah salem, 30 elm court, 2nd Fl.,
great Barrington, Ma, 01230
p (413) 528-1181
yogagardens@verizon.net
YogagB.com
At Yoga Great Barrington students are
invited to build a personal yoga practice, while
discovering yoga as a means of vibrant living
and self-transformation.
Mi lton
renew Yourself YoGa
Fern ross israel, Milton, Ma, 02186
p (617) 696-1665
flowingchi@comcast.net
heartcenteredhealing.org
Iyengar-influenced classes in restorative yoga,
mindfulness, qi gong, energy psychology. All
ages/health/ experience welcomed. 30 years’
experience and insight. Yoga/hiking in Italy,
July 2010.
nantucket
the YoGa rooM
shannah green, e-rYt 300, 49 Fairgrounds rd.,
nantucket, Ma, 02554
p (508) 825-2211
shannahg@comcast.net
nantucketyogaroom.com
Nantucket’s exclusive year-round yoga studio.
Vinyasa-based classes incorporating many
styles and traditions. Highly trained teachers
offer the finest yoga instruction. Small group,
semi-private and private sessions available.
newton
PeGGY MclouGhli n, e-rYt 500
peggy Mcloughlin, 60 clyde st.,
newton, Ma, 2460
p (617) 964-1722
yoganewton.com
Precise attention to alignment, the development
of focus, stamina and a sense of well-being
illuminate the experience of yoga in this
encouraging and supportive environment.
northaMPton
YoGa sanctuarY
sara rose, 150 Main st., thornes Marketplace,
3rd Fl., northampton, Ma, 01060
p (413) 585-9642
info@yoga-sanctuary.com
yoga-sanctuary.com
A destination studio. Be enveloped in the
beauty and warmth of our community. Be
uplifted by Anusara Yoga classes, immersions,
teacher trainings, workshops, therapeutics,
bodywork.
readi nG
YoGa Moves
Mary ellen carroll, 274 Main st., 1st Fl.,
reading, Ma, 01867
p (781) 944-9040
info@eyogamoves.com
eyogamoves.com
Offering hot yoga, vinyasa, Power vinyasa,
hot hatha, PranaVayu & Yin styles. Classes
for all fitness levels. Teachers certified and
professional. Monthly workshops.
YoGa Moves
Mary ellen carroll, 274 Main st., 1st Fl.,
reading, Ma, 01867
p (781) 944-9040
info@eyogamoves.com
eyogamoves.com
Offering hot yoga, vinyasa, PranaVayu & Yin
styles. Classes for all fitness levels. Teachers
certified and professional. Monthly workshops.
sharon
Breathe JoY YoGa
robyn parets, 3 tisdale rd., sharon, Ma, 02067
p (781) 784-4848
robyn@breathejoyyoga.com
breathejoyyoga.com
Spacious studio nestled in the woods! Hatha,
vinyasa, Power, prenatal, restorative, teen
and Pretzel Kids, 200-hour teacher training,
Pretzel Kids certification, workshops and
affordable retreats!
stockBri dGe
kri Palu center
for YoGa & health
57 interlaken rd., p.o. Box 309,
stockbridge, Ma, 01262
p (800) 741-7353
guestservices@kripalu.org
kripalu.org
The nation’s largest yoga retreat center.
Workshops with master teachers, including
Stephen Cope, Rodney Yee, Shiva Rea, Angela
Farmer, Gary Kraftsow, Ana Forrest, Gurmukh
Kaur Khalsa and many others. Natural-foods
cuisine, woodland trails, sauna and whirlpool,
fitness activities, healing arts services and more
in the beautiful Berkshires. Request a catalog!
wellesleY
lauGhi nG doG YoGa studi o
Jennifer Harvey, Marissa Farrell, Kathy
Mongeau,159 linden st., 2nd Fl., ste. 1,
Wellesley, Ma, 02482
p (781) 235-9642
info@ldyoga.com
ldyoga.com
Variety of classes, all levels, group/private.
Knowledgeable, dedicated teachers. Anusara,
vinyasa, restorative, Yin, prenatal, kids’/teens’,
Nia, Pilates, Zumba. Yoga therapy, Yoga
philosophy. Specialty workshops, retreats.
west roxBurY
i YenGar YoGa i n
west roxBurY/Boston
laureen rueckner, 227 temple st.,
West roxbury, Ma, 02132
p (617) 323-4289
laureen@yogaclasses.net
yogaclasses.net
Small group classes in beautiful, open studio
space: all levels including gentle, seniors’,
intermediate; privates. Certified Iyengar
teacher with many years of experience for safe,
informed, inspiring practice.
wi lMi nGton
the YoGa loft
Jen ryan, 3 lopez rd., Wilmington, Ma, 01887
p (978) 658-5888
jen@yogaloftnorth.com
yogaloftnorth.com
Vinyasa-based classes for all levels from
beginner to advanced. Offering teacher training
at 200-hour RYT, workshops and core classes.
Located right off highway.
michigan
Bri Ghton
YoGa center for healthY
li vi nG, llc
lee ann louis-prescott, phd, e-rYt 500, 4437
old Us 23, Brighton, Mi, 48114
p (810) 225-1288 F (810) 225-1290
yogawithleeann@yahoo.com
yogahealth.org
Join us! Hatha, vinyasa, Ashtanga, restorative,
partner, Yoga4Kidz, pre-/postnatal, Yin and
gentle back classes. Meditation. Workshops.
RYS 200/500. Look for our retreats in/outside
U.S.
Grosse Poi nte woods
Practi ce YoGa
christy Wood, 20792 Mack avenue,
grosse pointe Woods, Mi, 48236
p (313) 881-2874
info@practice-yoga.net
practice-yoga.net
Practice Yoga has created a safe yet friendly
studio atmosphere while maintaining the
integrity of this ancient system of healing.
Achieve the extraordinary!
A 2 2 Y o G a J o u r n a l . c o M F e B r U a r Y 2 0 1 0
www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n michigan—new hampshire Yoga Teachers & Studios
Lansi ng
Hi LLtop Yoga
Hilaire lockwood, 108 e. grand river ave.,
lansing, Mi, 48906
p (517) 290-1961
hilaire@hilltopyoga.com
hilltopyoga.com
Power, vinyasa/Ashtanga, basics, pre-/postnatal.
Comprehensive mind/body/spirit studio
focusing on all eight limbs. Mid-Michigan’s
best. Y.A.-registered school. Group or one-
on-one trainings taught by yogi with 21 years’
experience. Two Lansing-area studios: Old
Town, Haslett. New student specials. Visit
website for teacher training info, schedules,
locations.
RoYaL oak
namastÈ Yoga
linda K. Makowski, 309 s. troy st.,
royal oak, Mi, 48067
p (248) 399-9642
linmakowski@comcast.net
namaste-yoga.net
Royal Oak’s home for yoga! Basic, Anusara,
Yoga for the Emotional Body, Ashtanga,
Mindfulness Yoga, restorative, better back,
prenatal, Yoga at the Wall, Kundalini; TT
RYS 200.
minnesota
mi nneapoLi s
Yoga CenteR of mi nneapoLi s
230-HouR advanCed
Yoga studY and
teaCHeR tRai ni ng pRogRams
Jennifer gray, 212 3rd ave., n., ste. 205,
Minneapolis, Mn, 55401
p (612) 436-4700 F (612) 436-4701
register@yogacentermpls.com
yogacentermpls.com
We host the largest variety of yoga classes in
the Twin Cities: Ashtanga, Anusara, hatha,
vinyasa, Jivamukti, Big A#%!, restorative,
meditation, pre-/postnatal and more! Weekend
workshops, visiting teachers and trainings,
including 230-hour yoga study/teacher training
programs registered with Yoga Alliance.
Qualified, experienced instructors provide
classes for all abilities.
Red Wi ng
BLueWateR Yoga studi o
carolyn s. Hedin, 323-1/2 Main st.,
red Wing, Mn, 55066
p (651) 388-6099
indigoproperties@hotmail.com
BluewaterYoga.com
Bluewater Yoga Studio is affiliated with
the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga
Foundation (KHYF) in Chennai, India.
Private and group classes are available.
sai nt pauL
i nsti tute of
tHe Hi maLaYan tRadi ti on
swami Jaidev and Ma devi, Manuraj speece,
1317 summit ave., saint paul, Mn, 55105
p (651) 645-1291 F (651) 645-7935
info@ihtyoga.org
ihtyoga.org
Directed by close disciples of Swami Rama of
the Himalayas, the Institute of the Himalayan
Tradition offers classical raja yoga, hatha,
pranayama, meditation and teacher trainings.
sti LLWateR
sti LL WateR Yoga
amy Hawks, 5898 omaha ave. n., ste. 4,
stillwater, Mn, 55082
p (651) 439-2569
amy@stillwateryoga.com
stillwateryoga.com
St. Croix Valley of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Hatha yoga: classical, vinyasa, gentle,
restorative, prenatal, meditation and yoga
studies in the Himalayan tradition. Open-
heart policy.
WHi te BeaR Lake
dRi sHti Yoga
lauri Hopple, 2189 Fourth st., no. 2,
White Bear lake, Mn, 55110
p (651) 592-5535
hiphopple@msn.com
drishtiyogaonline.com
Welcome home. Come inside. Arrive more
fully aware, moving toward your true self with
an open heart. Find your focus at Drishti Yoga.
Classes, workshops.
mississippi
Ri dgeLand
JoYfLoW Yoga
debi lewis, e-rYt 500, 7048 old canton rd.,
2-F, trace Harbor village, ridgeland, Ms, 39157
p (601) 613-4317
joyflowdeb@bellsouth.net
joyflowyoga.com
Playful vinyasa classes with attention to
alignment and breath, beginner-friendly, from
restorative to Power. Pranayama, meditation
emphasized. Registered teacher training.
Phoenix Rising Therapy, Enneagram.
missouri
kansas Ci tY
HeaRtLand Yoga &
aCupunCtuRe
Kathleen coleton, 111 e. gregory Blvd.,
Kansas city, Mo, 64114
p (816) 822-0500 F
coleton@solve.net
kcoletonyoga.com
Iyengar-certified instructor. Introduction to
yoga, beginning, mixed-level, advanced classes.
Privates, therapeutic lessons, workshops,
teacher training. Tai chi/Yang-style class. Call
for additional locations.
st. Loui s
staRfi n/
CandLe Ri veR Yoga, LLC
suzanne Fischer, 8390 delmar, ste. 207, st.
louis, Mo, 63124
p (314) 569-5744
starfin1@msn.com
starfincandleriver.com
Yoga, yoga for pregnancy, Thai massage,
lomilomi, healing touch, meditation. Group
classes or private lessons. Private appointments
designed to meet your specific needs.
montana
Bi LLi ngs
peRfeCt BaLanCe
rory rogina, pam Havig, 712 carbon st.,
ste. d, Billings, Mt, 59102
p (406) 294-9642
info@perfectbalanceyoga.com
perfectbalanceyoga.com
Warm and friendly environment open to all.
Honoring many styles and traditions of yoga.
Ten Yoga Alliance-certified teachers, with over
35 weekly classes.
new hampshire
ConCoRd
Li vi ng Yoga nH
Maureen Miller, e-rYt, 2 pillsbury st.,
ste. 302, concord, nH, 003301
p (603) 226-9642 F (603) 715-5926
mmillernh@comcast.net
livingyoganh.com
Ashtanga-based studio nurturing students of
all levels. Flow yoga, primary series, gentle flow,
Relax & Renew, Anusara-inspired, pre/postna-
tal, teacher training, kids’ yoga and more!
F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0 Y o g a J o u R n a L . C o m A 2 3
www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n new hampshire—new jersey Yoga Teachers & Studios
Durham
moebi us Yoga
at the Prana stuDi o, nh
Hannelore Moebius, e-rYt 500,
13 sunnyside dr., durham, nH, 003824
p (603) 868-6753
yoga@moebiusyoga.com
moebiusyoga.com
Moebius Yoga offers classes, private sessions
and workshops for yoga, meditation and Reiki
at The Prana Studio and the Mill Pond Center
in Durham, NH.
hamPton
i nsti tute for Personal
DeveloPment, i nc. , rYs 500
Kenneth toy (swami Jayananda),
652 lafayette rd., Hampton, nH, 03842
p (603) 929-0303
contact@ipdtransform.com
ipdtransform.com
A kriya yoga ashram (652/725 Lafayette Rd.)
offering classes and personal training in all
eight stages of yoga, transformational astrology,
teacher training. Individual residential
programs.
merri mack
nh Power Yoga,
baPti ste affi li ate stuDi o
Mary Howard, rYt 500, 704 rte.
101a (Milford rd), Merrimack, nH, 03054
p (603) 594-2494
nhpoweryoga@charter.net
nhpoweryoga.com
Specializing in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga.
The perfect blend of sweat and serenity! All-
level classes, workshops and private instruction.
NH’s only Baptiste affiliate studio.
new jersey
belmar
Yoga anjali
carmel calcagno, dina crosta, Margie Kozub
905 Main st., Belmar, nJ, 07719
p (732) 681-7660
yogaanjali.com
“A Studio of Many Offerings.” Anusara classes
for every level with qualified teachers and
lots of heart. Private instruction, meditation,
chanting and yoga store.
bounD brook
kat graYtok
Bound Brook, nJ, 08805
p (732) 208-8185
katint@hotmail.com
katinteriorsgroup.com
Kat Graytok completed the 200-hour
Atmananda yoga sequence program. Her
style is vinyasa flow. Kat also designs yoga and
meditation rooms incorporating the principals
of Sherri Silverman’s Vastu: Transcendental
Home Design in Harmony With Nature.
colli ngswooD
YogawooD
Beth Filla, lisa Korchma, Zoe Mai,
688 Haddon ave., collingswood, nJ, 08108
p (856) 858-9642
info@yogawood.com
yogawood.com
Vinyasa, Ashtanga, prenatal, gentle and Yin
Yoga just outside of Philadelphia. Classes
for families and kids, too! Teacher training;
continuing education; warm, welcoming
community.
colts neck
colts neck Yoga
ann Yocum, 340 state Hwy. rte. 34, s.,
Unit 123, colts neck, nJ, 07722
p (732) 866-9999
annyocum777@aol.com
coltsneckhotyoga.com
Hot yoga, vinyasa, children’s yoga, ballet
(barre), and privates for prenatal and other
yoga. Great teachers, warm and healing
atmosphere! Celebrating 10 years of yoga!
east wi nDsor
one Yoga &
wellness center, llc
tracey l. Ulshafer, e-rYt, 405 rte. 130 n.,
lower level, east Windsor, nJ, 08520
p (609) 918-0963
info@oneyogacenter.net
oneyogacenter.net
All-level yoga classes in gentle, hatha and
vinyasa flow. Kids’, prenatal, meditation,
private, partner; 200- and 500-hour teacher
training also available.
fai rfi elD
maDmatYoga
Madelana Ferrara-Mattheis, debby catanio,
180 Fairfield rd., Fairfield, nJ, 07004
p (973) 900-1990
mad@madmatyoga.com
madmatyoga.com
MadMatYoga, a serene, cozy jewel of a yoga
studio, offers daily yoga classes, teacher training
apprenticeships, bodywork, workshops, and
international retreats with talented, educated
teachers.
frenchtown
suPatha Yoga & Pi lates…a
Place for health anD heali ng
sri lakshmi devi, e-rYt, the old Kingwood
Municipal Building, 12 Fairview rd.,
Frenchtown, nJ, 08825
p (908) 996-6428
supathaYoga.com
Vinyasa, hatha, therapeutic, Pilates, body
sculpting, specialty classes, workshops. All
levels. Lakshmi creates a safe, stable, fun
environment; develop and nurture your
practice at your own pace.
hoboken
Devoti on Yoga stuDi o
liza Bertini, Jillian pransky, carrie parker
gastelu,79 Hudson st., ste. ll103,
Hoboken, nJ, 07030
p (201) 610-9642 F (201) 610-9770
info@devotionyoga.com
devotionyoga.com
Offering 70 classes weekly for all ages and
levels. Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Power, pre-/
postnatal, kids/baby, restorative, workshops,
teacher training, retreats. Second location: 14th
Street, Hoboken.
leoni a
lauri e welch—
Pri vate i nstructi on
leonia, nJ, 07605
p (201) 482-4670
lwelch@nj.rr.com
Private yoga instruction tailored to your needs
in home or office. 25 years’ experience. Greater
NYC area. Call (201) 482-4670 for more
information.
maDi son
stuDi o Yoga maDi son/
chatham
theresa rowland, carol Wipf, amy Hamilton,2
green village rd., ste. 217, Madison, nJ, 07940
p (973) 966-5311 F (800) 310-9833
staff@studioyoganj.com
studioyoganj.com
Iyengar classes and more: teacher education,
prenatal, children’s, seniors’, anatomy,
pranayama, restorative, meditation, tai chi,
Pilates, belly dance, capoeira, sound healing,
yoga intensives.
maPlewooD
shakti Yoga & li vi ng arts &
shakti ma
anna Winkler, gayle lemke,
1861 springfield ave., Maplewood, nJ, 07040
p (973) 763-2288
info@shaktinj.com
shaktinj.com
Classes in a variety of styles for every body.
First class free. The studio has a radiant heat
bamboo floor, high ceilings and plenty of
sunshine.
montclai r
asana house
charles secallus, deb Williams, 127 valley rd.,
ste. a, Montclair, nJ, 07042
p (973) 744-1500
info@asanahouse.com
asanahouse.com
Asana House combines a juice bar and
Ashtanga Yoga center. Mysore program,
led Ashtanga, meditation and special
events. “Eat, Breathe, Do Yoga … “ See
ashtangayogamontclair.com.
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n new jersey—new york Yoga Teachers & Studios
Moorestown
the studi o for Yoga
lynda Maguire, e-rYt, 101 e. Main st.,
Moorestown, nJ, 08057
p (856) 430-1116
info@thestudio4u.net
thestudio4u.net
Small class size. Large variety of classes. Lots
of personal attention. Experienced, dedicated
teachers. Beginners thru advanced students
welcome. Specializing in private classes.
north Brunswi ck
i nner Li ght Yoga center
tarra J. Madore, dc, rYt 500, 1626 rt. 130 n.,
ste. K-3, 2nd Fl., north Brunswick, nJ, 08902
p (732) 951-1100
ilycpeace@verizon.net
ilyc.com
Variety of classes for different levels, certified
instructors, workshops. Private sessions for
individual, group or family. Yoga therapy. Yoga
Alliance-certified teacher training program.
Peaceful.
Pri nceton
si MPLYYoga, LLc, rYs
Joanne carter-Yount, e-rYt 500, carol cook,
e-rYt, david thurn, e-rYt ,4437 rte. 27,
(Kingston Mall), princeton, nJ, 08528
p (609) 924-7751
yogayo1@att.net
simplyyogakingston.com
User-friendly yoga classes. Seven days a week.
18 qualified teachers. Prenatal and kids’ yoga.
Teacher training. Private instruction available.
Gift certificates. All levels. Drop-ins welcome.
Pri nceton
Pri nceton center
for Yoga & heaLth
deborah Metzger, rYt 500, MsW, prYt, robert
stagon, dc, rYt, pat vroom, phd,Montgomery
professional center, 50 vreeland dr., ste. 506,
princeton, nJ, 08558
p (609) 924-7294
pcyh@mindspring.com
princetonyoga.com
Yoga and holistic center welcoming all
traditions. Yoga, meditation/MBSR, massage,
aromatherapy, chiropractic. Two spacious,
light-filled studios. Kirtan, drumming.
Workshops, teacher trainings, work exchange,
rental space.
raMseY
Yoga sYnthesi s
raji thron, rose Fitzgerald, 225 n. Franklin
tpke., ramsey, nJ, 07446
p (201) 818-9642
yogasynthesisnj@yahoo.com
yogasynthesis.com
Full class schedule for all levels. Vinyasa yoga.
Creative integration of styles. Mysore and
guided Ashtanga, Yoga Synthesis DVDs,
teacher trainings, workshops, wellness services.
saddLe ri ver
shree Yoga studi os
chaya spencer, elizabeth doberneck, Karon
shovers goldsmith,3 Barnstable ct.,
saddle river, nJ, 07458
p (845) 425-8159
chaya@shreeYoga.com
shreeYoga.com
Our beautiful, sunny studio offers Anusara
Yoga classes for all levels and abilities, aimed
at creating a healthy body, happy mind, and
peaceful heart. Be welcome.
scotch PLai ns
Yoga and heaLi ng center
Wendy gross-pinto, 1744 e. second st.,
scotch plains, nJ, 07076
p (908) 322-0003 F (908) 322-7641
yogaandhealingcenter@yahoo.com
yogaandhealingcenter.com
Voted “Best in New Jersey”! Unique and
powerful yoga style sculpts your life and body
into its best shape ever. Ashtanga, Bikram,
hot vinyasa, and the innovative Soul Sweat
Yoga (created here); 200-hour accredited yoga
teacher training. Beautiful Zen-like studio,
loving staff and teachers, awesome classes! Let
us help you love living in your body!
teaneck
stone center
for Yoga & heaLth
charlotte chandler stone, cYt, e-rYt 500, 1415
Queen anne rd., ste. 204, teaneck, nJ, 07666
p (201) 833-5955
info@stoneyoga.com
stoneyoga.com
Therapeutic yoga classes, private sessions,
corporate. Yoga for osteoporosis, arthritis,
stress management, wellness. Flow, hatha,
gentle, beginner, all-level. Yoga Alliance-
approved teacher training, coaching.
toMs ri ver
center for heaLth
and heaLi ng
dawn Keen, 111 W. Water st.,
toms river, nJ, 08753
p (732) 505-8282
sunnydth@aol.com
centerforhealthandhealingnJ.com
Let us transform and inspire you at our large,
beautiful, tranquil yoga studio. Open seven
days a week, offering 50 classes/week, free
parking, massage. Free karma yoga classes twice
a month, facials, acupuncture, Reiki, Y.A.
yoga teacher training twice a year, inspiring
workshops, yoga retreats. Call for details.
verona
grace Yoga and dance
donna scro, 271 grove ave., Bldg. c, ste. 4,
verona, nJ, 07044
p (973) 433-7491
donna@graceyoganj.com
Grace Yoga and Dance is an Anusara-inspired
studio offering yoga classes for everyone. It
is also the home of the renowned Freespace
Dance company.
westwood
JuLuka Yoga studi o
Mandy grant, e-rYt 500, 591 Broadway,
Westwood, nJ, 07675
p (201) 638 6828
mandyspilates@optonline.net
julukayoga.com
The heart of Bergen County, full range from
beginner to vinyasa flow. Children, family.
Pilates. Intense eight-month Yoga Alliance
200-hour teacher training.
new york
Bedford
Bedford Yoga
cynthia Worby, Judi Friedman
cathy eising,Bedford, nY, 10506
p (914) 234-2195
cynthia.worby@gmail.com
Our beautiful studio offers beginning and
mixed-level Iyengar Yoga classes and private
sessions taught by experienced, certified
Iyengar Yoga teachers. Anyone can do yoga!
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Bri dgehampton
exhale
anna carbonell, 2415 Main st.,
Bridgehampton, nY, 11932
p (212) 249-3000
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
Exhale’s Core Fusion ®, Core Fusion ® Sport
and Core Energy Flow ® classes integrate
breath, movement, inner/outer alignment,
strength and flexibility for rejuvenating,
balancing, results-oriented effects.
Brooklyn
Bend & Bloom yoga
amy Quinn-suplina, Beth donnelly caban,
Marisa sako,708 sackett st.,
Brooklyn, nY, 11217
p (347) 987-3162
info@bendandbloom.com
bendandbloom.com
A serene Park Slope studio where students tune
into their breath, energize their bodies and
align with their truest self through our creative,
flowing yoga.
Jenni fer Bri lli ant yoga
Jennifer Brilliant, 732a carroll street,
Brooklyn, nY, 11215
p (718) 499-7282
Jennifer@JenniferBrilliant.com
JenniferBrilliant.com
Jennifer Brilliant Yoga: vinyasa classes and
private sessions in a serene, supportive space.
Experienced teachers. Refined, practical
information. Individual attention. All levels
including special needs.
Sangha yoga Shala,
the yoga playground
alana Kessler, 107 n. 3rd st., no. 2H,
Brooklyn, nY, 11211
p (718) 384-2097
info@sanghayoganyc.com
sanghayoganyc.com
A transformative space for those new to
yoga, seasoned practitioners and everyone in
between. Mysore Ashtanga, Iyengar, vinyasa,
pre- and postnatal, cooking, nutrition and
more.
Charlottevi lle
Charlotte valley yoga Studi o
Judy Brick Freedman, 525 county Hwy. 40,
charlotteville, nY, 12036
p (607) 397-9346 F (607) 397-9479
jbf@arfreedman.com
Certified by and dedicated to promoting the
teachings of Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Intermediate
Senior 3. NYC # (212) 688-1009
Croton-on-hudSon
hudSonyoga@optonli ne. net
Kate graham, chris glover, adam vitolo,5 old
post rd., s., croton-on-Hudson, nY, 10520
p (914) 271-3076
hudsonyoga@optonline.net
hudsonyoga.com
Certified Iyengar and Kripalu teachers. Studio
has been in operation since 1997. Beginner,
intermediate, general, gentle, children’s classes.
Private instruction is available.
elmSford
yogaSpa
patricia Fischer, Jacqueline vernon
321 tarrytown rd., elmsford, nY, 10523
p (914) 345-9642
contact@yoga-spa.com
yoga-spa.com
Bikram, Power Yoga, hot vinyasa, live
drumming classes. Beginning vinyasa,
Ashtanga, hot rock massage. Specialties:
private/individual, yoga at work, therapeutic,
workshops, teacher training. Community,
beginners.
i rvi ngton
yogaWorkS WeStCheSter
Maria edwards, 50 s. Buckhout st.,
irvington, nY, 10533
p (914) 591-9642 F (914) 591-9672
westchesternyc@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training.
i Slandi a
yoga i n i Slandi a
grace ripa Welch, rYt 500
67 scotch pine dr., islandia, nY, 11749
p (631) 348-7199
grace@gracewelch.com
gracewelch.com
Sivananda Yoga-certified, RYT 500, small
classes, vigorous, restorative, all levels, free Full
Moon/Laughing Meditation, Japanese garden,
intensives, newsletter, private/corporate, kriya,
cardiac, fibromyalgia, stress reduction.
mamaroneCk
the yoga SanCtuary
ellen patrick, one depot plz.,
Mamaroneck, nY, 10543
p (914) 381-9642
info@Yogasanctuary.net
Yogasanctuary.net
The Yoga Sanctuary, an oasis for vitality and
tranquility, offers yoga, Pilates and massage.
Specialty yoga classes include kids’, prenatal,
restorative and live music.
maSSapequa
om tara yoga Studi o
Jacquie deFlorio-reid, debra Monaco, Maria
Yakkey, 577 Broadway, Massapequa, nY, 11758
p (516) 456-0403
greentarayoga1@aol.com
omtarayoga.com
Peaceful sanctuary offering multi-level classes.
Influences: Iyengar, Kundalini, vinyasa.
Prenatal, YogaKids, private classes, workshops,
Pilates, “Freedom Yoga” for women with
cancer, qi gong, knitting and yoga.
monteBello
i ndi an roCk yoga
pauline Kalish, cindy Mcdowell, laura
schneider, 18 indian rock plz., rte. 59,
Montebello, nY, 10901
p (845) 357-0459
info@indianrockyoga.com
indianrockyoga.com
A nurturing environment for yoga practice;
offering a full schedule of classes for students of
all levels. Private instruction and yoga therapy
available.
neW york Ci ty
aShtanga Sadhana nyC
lori Brungard, 12 st. Marks pl., no. 4r
new York city, nY, 10003
p (646) 319-5988
lori@ashtangasadhana.com
ashtangasadhana.com
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’ Mysore-style Ashtanga
Yoga with Lori Brungard, authorized by
KPJAYI. Students learn the breath-initiated
sequence individually, according to their needs.
the atma Center
of yoga and heali ng
Katherine Brewster, rYt, csYt 500,
890 W. end ave., ste. 4e,
new York city, nY, 10025
p (212) 222-9859
katherine@souls-alive.org
souls-alive.org
Honor body, mind and spirit. Reconnect with
your soul’s passion. Release deep muscular
tension. Svaroopa ® yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga
Therapy, Embodyment ®, Reiki.
Beyond Body mi nd Spi ri t
Michele risa, 10 park ave.,
new York city, nY, 10016
p (212) 889-4986
Mrisa@BeyondBodyMindspirit.com
BeyondBodyMindspirit.com
Too busy? Prefer your own space? Need daily
push? Revolutionary dial-up yoga at home, with
hundreds of others via phone, plus easy-to-
follow video, 365 days a year.
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Body and Mi nd Bui lders
78 reade st., new York city, nY, 10007
p (212) 587-1099 F (212) 587-1990
info@bodyandmindbuilders.com
bodyandmindbuilders.com
Eco-friendly wellness and learning center
catering to adults and children. Yoga, Pilates
mat, meditation, tai chi, qi gong, body
works, supervision of children and academic
enrichment.
Chai r yoga Wi th sandi
sandi Jacobs, e-rYt 500,
new York city, nY, 10075
p (212) 249-4856
sandijacobs@hotmail.com
chairYogaWithsandi.com
The Manhattan-based program Chair Yoga
with Sandi is brought directly to the client.
Chair yoga is beneficial for anyone with limited
mobility.
exhale
anna carbonell, 150 central park, s.,
new York city, nY, 10019
p (212) 249-3000
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
Exhale’s yoga, Core Fusion ®, Core Fusion ®
Sport and Core Energy Flow ® classes integrate
breath, movement, inner/outer alignment,
strength and flexibility for rejuvenating,
balancing, results-oriented effects.
exhale
anna carbonell, 980 Madison ave.,
new York city, nY, 10075
p (212) 249-3000 F (212) 249-8405
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
Exhale’s yoga, Core Fusion ®, Core Fusion ®
Sport and Core Energy Flow ® classes integrate
breath, movement, inner/outer alignment,
strength and flexibility for rejuvenating,
balancing, results-oriented effects.
exhale
anna carbonell, 68-70 spring st.,
new York city, nY, 10012
p (212) 249-3000
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
Exhale’s Core Fusion ®, Core Fusion ® Sport
and Core Energy Flow ® classes integrate
breath, inner/outer alignment, strength and
flexibility for rejuvenating, results-oriented
effects.
exhale at the gansevoort
neW york
anna carbonell, 18 ninth ave.,
new York city, nY, 10014
p (212) 660-6733
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
Exhale’s Core Fusion ®, Core Fusion ® Sport,
Core Energy Flow ® and music/yoga flow
classes integrate breath, inner/outer alignment,
strength and flexibility for rejuvenating, results-
oriented effects.
i ntegral yoga i nsti tute
swami ramananda, swami chidananda,
Kali Morse,227 W. 13th st.,
new York city, nY, 10011
p (212) 929-0586 F (212) 675-3674
info@iyiny.org
iyiny.org
Daily hatha classes for every body, beginner
to advanced, teacher trainings, spiritual study
groups, kirtan and workshops, all in a newly
renovated, traditional yogic setting.
Ji vaMukti yoga
®
sChool
sharon gannon, david life, 841 Broadway,
2nd Fl., new York city, nY, 10003
p (212) 353-0214 F (212) 995-1313
info@jivamuktiyoga.com
jivamuktiyoga.com
The Jivamukti Yoga Schools are places for
spiritual gatherings, offering a vigorous form of
hatha yoga, integrating chanting, asana, music,
meditation, devotion and yoga philosophy
into every class. Emphasizing source teachings
such as the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and the
Upanishads. Beginner to advanced levels.
Includes cafe and eco-boutique.
JosChi yoga lounge
Joschi schwarz, 163 W. 23rd st., 5th Fl.,
new York city, nY, 10011
p (212) 399-6307 F (212) 627-2251
info@joschinyc.com
joschinyc.com
A fun, dynamic and accessible program of
creative, powerful vinyasa yoga and progressive,
forward-thinking Pilates. Classes, private
and semi-private sessions, workshops, Yoga
Alliance teacher training.
li za lai rd
new York city, nY, 10009
p (646) 845-9147
liza@lizalaird.com
lizalaird.com
Liza teaches private, group and corporate
classes focused on alignment, balance and
ensuring an energetic cardiovascular workout
that reconnects mind and body.
laughi ng lotus yoga Center
Jasmine tarkeshi, dana Flynn, 59 W. 19th st.,
3rd Fl., new York city, nY, 10011
p (212) 414-2903
asklotus@laughinglotus.com
laughinglotus.com
Welcome to the cosmic playground, where
your yoga practice is a creative celebration of
life. All of our ecstatic vinyasa yoga classes,
inspired workshops, cosmic kirtans and our
celebrated 200-hour teacher training are
designed to liberate the spirit and awaken the
heart to its true loving nature.
Judy nayer
340 e. 80th st., new York city, nY, 10075
p 212 535-3143
judynayer@mac.com
sacredhealingyoga.com
Private yoga teacher specializing in restorative
yoga will help you set up your own practice and
give you the empowering gifts of self-healing
and balance.
oM yoga Center
cyndi lee, 826 Broadway, 6th Fl.,
new York city, nY, 10003
p (212) 254-9642 F (212) 254-7884
info@oMyoga.com
oMyoga.com
Make new friends, get inspired, develop
strength and firm up nicely. Because of our
focus on alignment, you will feel safe. Because
of our focus on vinyasa, you’ll get sweaty.
Because of our focus on mindfulness you’ll
develop stability, clarity and curiosity. 120+
classes/week, creative workshops, Buddhist
studies and more.
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Pi lates shoP/Yoga garage
2805 Broadway, new York city, nY, 10025
p (212) 316-9164
info@psygnyc.com
psygnyc.com
We bring yoga to you! Yoga at home/yoga
at work. Hatha yoga tailored to individual
needs with emphasis on breath, alignment and
mindfulness.
Prenatal Yoga Center
deb Flashenberg, nikita Maxwell,
Jyothi larson,251 W. 72nd st., ste. 2F,
new York city, nY, 10023
p (212) 362-2985 F (212) 362-2986
info@prenatalYogacenter.com
prenatalYogacenter.com
The Prenatal Yoga Center specializes in pre-/
postnatal yoga, Mommy and Me, music for
babies, infant massage, plus workshops and
events for new and expectant parents.
Pure Yoga
203 e. 86th st., new York city, nY, 10028
p (212) 360-1888
pureyoga.com
Named “Best Yoga” by New York Magazine,
Pure Yoga’s two uptown locations bring a new
level of yoga experience to Manhattan: the
city’s most sought-after teachers, over 100
classes a week across 27 styles of yoga, master
classes led by world-renowned instructors, and
a community-building series of workshops and
events.
Pure Yoga
204 W. 77th st., new York city, nY, 10024
p (212) 877-2025
pureyoga.com
Named “Best Yoga” by New York Magazine,
Pure Yoga’s two uptown locations bring a new
level of yoga experience to Manhattan: the
city’s most sought-after teachers, over 100
classes a week across 27 styles of yoga, master
classes led by world-renowned instructors, and
a community-building series of workshops and
events.
ellen saltonstall
ellen saltonstall, 17 e. 16th st. no. 5,
new York city, nY, 10003
p (212) 727-7288 F (212) 989-1228
ellen.saltonstall@gmail.com
mohiniyoga.com
Experienced certified Anusara, all levels of
classes, specialty in therapeutics, sensitive
to individual needs. Privates, workshops,
anatomy-therapy and teacher trainings. Kinetic
Awareness therapeutic ball work.
the shala
Kristin leigh, Barbara verrochi, 815 Broadway,
2nd Fl., new York city, nY, 10003
p (212) 979-9988
info@theshala.com
theshala.com
Certified teachers focus on intelligent
sequencing in rigorous vinyasa-style format,
blending asana, chanting, meditation. Also
led/Mysore Ashtanga, beginners, by donation,
retreats, kirtan and meditation.
unnata aeri al Yoga
Michelle dortignac, new York city, nY, 10011
p (646) 205-3210
michelle@aerialyoga.com
aerialYoga.com
Unnata ® is New York City’s original Aerial
Yoga class. Gravity inspires intense stretches,
deep muscle release, spinal realignment and
relaxation. Aerial, yes, and absolutely yoga.
World Yoga Center
rudrani Brown, 265 W. 72nd st., 2nd Fl.,
new York city, nY, 10023
p (212) 787-4908
info@worldyogacenter.com
worldyogacenter.com
A beautiful Upper West Side oasis of Anusara
Yoga with a welcoming atmosphere founded
in 1972 offering a variety of classes for all levels:
restorative yoga, basics, therapeutics, fertility,
private training, workshops, Immersions,
meditation classes, kirtans, satsangs, summer
and fall retreats and Yoga Alliance-certified
200-hour teacher certification program.
Yoga uni on™
alison West, deborah Wolk, robin thorpe,
32 W. 28th st., 4th Fl., new York city, nY, 10001
p (212) 889-8643
yogaunion@nyc.rr.com
yogaunion.com
Yoga Union™ offers dynamic, original,
well-informed basic/intermediate/teachers’
classes emphasizing breath and alignment and
founded on YU Principles of Practice. Basic
to challenging poses, pranayama, meditation.
Therapeutics: yoga for backcare, scoliosis,
diabetes, asthma, depression, anxiety. Private
instruction, workshops, lectures. “Gold
Standard” (TONY) 200-/300-hour teacher
trainings. Director: Alison West.
Yoga uni on Center for
BaCkCare & sColi osi s
alison West, deborah Wolk, Wendy Baranello,
eve Holbrook,32 W. 28th st., 4th Fl.,
new York city, nY, 10001
p (212) 532-1512
yogaunion@nyc.rr.com
yogaunionbackcare.com
The Yoga Union Center for Backcare &
Scoliosis, dedicated to helping you, offers
safe, focused classes by experienced teachers
for students of all ages with back problems,
from disk herniation to scoliosis and full spinal
fusion. Therapeutic classes include backcare,
womens’ classes, restorative. See website for
details, schedules, testimonials, workshops.
YogaWorks doWntoWn
Jackie Bruncaj, 138 Fifth ave., 4th Fl.,
new York city, nY, 10011
p (212) 647-9642 F (212) 647-9804
downtownnyc@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Changing rooms with showers.
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YogaWorks Eastsi dE
Jackie Bruncaj, 1319 third ave., 2nd Fl.,
new York city, nY, 10021
p (212) 650-9642 F (212) 650-0475
eastsidenyc@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
private yoga, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats
and teacher training.
YogaWorks Mi dtoWn
Brooke sodowsky, 160 e. 56th street, 12th Fl.,
new York city, nY, 10022
p (212) 935-9642 F (212) 421-2017
midtownnyc@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training.
YogaWorks soho
liana sheintal, 459 Broadway, (at grand st.),
new York city, nY, 10013
p (646) 442-6207
infosoho@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher
training. Locker rooms with showers and tea
lounge.
YogaWorks WEstsi dE
Brendan gibbons, 37 W. 65th st., 4th Fl.,
new York city, nY, 10023
p (212) 769-9642
westsidenyc@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven
days a week. Explore beginners’ programs,
Pilates, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and
teacher training. Locker rooms and showers.
north salEM
Basi l JonEs Yoga
Basil Jones, 2 Keeler ln., Union Hall,
north salem, nY, 10560
p (646) 338-9299
info@basilyoga.com
basilyoga.com
Vinyasa :Yoga Philosophy: Workshops.
Northern Westchester, NY. Musically infused,
spiritually driven yoga classes for all levels.
Group classes and private instruction.
nYack
thE nYack Yoga cEntEr
i n thE nEW agE cEntEr
paula renuka Heitzner, e-rYt 500, 1 s.
Broadway, nyack, nY, 10960
p (845) 356-5613
info@yoga4you.com
yoga4you.com
Ongoing classes, mixed levels, Western body/
mind modalities combined with yoga to create
synergy of East and West. 200-/500-hour
teacher training available, Y.A.-approved.
ossi ni ng
Yoga tEachErs associ ati on
lauri nemetz, M.a., adtr, e-rYt, lcat, sylvia
samilton-Baker, M.a., rYt, 72 Underhill rd.,
ossining, nY, 10562
info@ytayoga.com
ytayoga.com/index.html
Yoga teachers created the Yoga Teachers
Association in 1979. This nonprofit
organization is based in Westchester, NY, with
over 200 members. Visit ytayoga.com/index.
html for more information.
Port Washi ngton
oM sWEEt oM Yoga
gail grossman, rYt, cYKt, lisa Bondy, rYt,
37 ave. a, port Washington, nY, 11050
p (516)944-9642 F (516)944-9644
info@omsweetomyoga.com
omsweetomyoga.com
Beautiful multi-studio center. Over 50 weekly
classes. Ishta, hatha/vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar,
gentle, restorative, YogaKids, Mom & Baby,
pre-/postnatal, parties, workshops, teacher
trainings.
rEgo Park
di lshad kEshWani
62-82 saunders st., no. 5d,
rego park, nY, 11374
p (646) 675-7351
dilpyar99@yahoo.com
restoreyoga.com
Ishta Yoga 500-hour, therapeutic and
restorative-trained. Teaches at YogaWorks,
etc. Specializes in meditation workshops,
gentle yoga, privates; hosts four retreats in
India per year.
rochEstEr
oPEn skY Yoga cEntEr
François raoult, 19 Birch crescent,
rochester, nY, 14607
p (585) 244-0782
yogawave@rochester.rr.com
openskyYoga.com
Classes and seminars in the creative spirit of
B.K.S. Iyengar. Retreats in Greece, France and
India. 200-hour essential yoga teacher training
in Rochester. See website for details.
rockvi llE cEntrE
Mari annE Bochi lo, rYt 200
rockville centre, nY, 11570
p (516) 984-9644
peacefulyogini@me.com
http://web.me.com/peacfulyogini/site
Women’s breast cancer survivor gentle
yoga classes in Malverne, NY. More info at
yogapolarity.com. Other yoga classes available
including group and privates.
sag harBor
rodnEY YEE and collEEn
sai dMan YEE
rodney Yee, colleen saidman Yee,
sag Harbor, nY, 11963
p (510) 844-9500
yeeyogadesk@yeeyoga.com
yeeyoga.com
Rodney and Colleen teach workshops, retreats
and teacher trainings worldwide. They are
key faculty for the Urban Zen Integrative
Therapist and yoga teacher trainings in NYC,
and have created the Gaiam Online Yoga Club
(gaiamyogaclub.com). They teach at Yoga
Shanti (Sag Harbor, NY; yogashanti.com)
and Piedmont Yoga Studio (Oakland, CA;
piedmontyoga.com).
Yoga shanti
colleen saidman Yee, ann Fristoe stewart,
32 Bridge st., p.o. Box 2642,
sag Harbor, nY, 11963
p (631) 725-6424
info@yogashanti.com
yogashanti.com
Named “The Hamptons Yoga Studio” by
New York Magazine. Yoga Shanti-style yoga
is an eclectic blend, influenced by Jivamukti,
Rodney Yee, Iyengar and Ashtanga.
WEstfi Eld
thE studi o at PantErra
dariel Woltz, Michael Woltz,
Westfield, nY, 14787
p (716) 326-3993 F (716) 326-3993
studiopanterra@mac.com
studiopanterra.com
Experienced registered teacher (500), school
(200). 28 years’ experience. Primarily Iyengar,
Kripalu influences. Classes for all levels, private
sessions, workshops. Movement therapist.
Secluded, pristine setting.
WoodBurY
aBsolutE Yoga studi o
leslie luft, 1 guilles ln., Woodbury, nY, 11797
p (516) 682-9642 F (516) 682-9643
info@absoluteyogastudio.com
absoluteyogastudio.com
Beautiful studio with two practice rooms
offering 50+ classes per week from beginner to
advanced levels. Also offering children’s, pre-/
postnatal, gentle/restorative yoga and Pilates.
Mi ssi ng logo
F e B r U a r Y 2 0 1 0 Y o g a J o u r n a l . c o M A 2 9
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n new york—oregon Yoga Teachers & Studios
Woodstock
Woodstock Yoga
Barbara Boris, Mountain view studio,
Woodstock, nY, 12498
p (845) 679-3728
bxboris@yahoo.com
woodstockyoga.net
Alignment-based yoga classes, privates,
workshops, pranayama, restorative, advanced
study groups. Woodstock and Rhinebeck
locations. Studied five times at Ramamani
Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune, India.
YorktoWn Hei gHts
ann Justi
1992 commerce st., no. 203,
Yorktown Heights, nY, 10598
p (914) 318-6972 F (914) 271-2351
devotedone@optonline.net
Private lessons in hatha, Anusara, Kundalini,
Tantra, and modified (adaptive/rehabilitation)
yoga. Background in nursing and dance. Nine
years of study experience.
north carolina
Burli ngton
om sHanti Yoga
susan Hearn, Mary Faucette, 422 Huffman Mill
rd., ste. 204, Burlington, nc, 27215
p (336) 584-0301 F (336) 449-9436
susanhearn1@aol.com
omshantiyoga.org
Classes available for students of all levels.
Most are vinyasa-based with an emphasis on
alignment. Primary styles include Ashtanga,
Iyengar and Anusara.
cHapel Hi ll
tri angle Yoga
tracy Bogart, e-rYt 500, 930 Martin luther King
Jr. Blvd., chapel Hill, nc, 27514
p (919) 933-9642
info@triangleyoga.com
triangleyoga.com
In our beautifully sunlit studios we offer
Chapel Hill’s finest yoga teachers, bodywork,
weekend workshops with master teachers and
YogaWorks teacher training intensives every
summer. We provide a wide variety of yoga
styles seven days a week, 365 days a year.
gastoni a
JudY BlankensHi p, ma,
erYt500, rei ki master
Judy Blankenship, Ma, erYt500, reiki master,
1267 cambridge st., gastonia, nc, 28054
p (704) 867-7176
hmjb10@bellsouth.net
Certified all levels. Integral yoga. Breathe,
stretch, strengthen, focus, balance, heal.
Group, private, therapeutic, workshops,
meditation, relaxation. Nationally registered
yoga teacher.
greensBoro
mi nd| BodY| fi tness Yoga
andrea dyer, rYt 500, 2949 Battleground ave.,
greensboro, nc, 27408
p (336) 392-9224
andrea@mindbodyfitnessyoga.com
mindbodyfitnessyoga.com
Tranquil, eco-friendly studio offering
Ashtanga, vinyasa flow, Anusara, Yin, insight
meditation, restorative practices. All levels.
A.M./P.M. classes. Monthly workshops. Find
yourself at MBFY! Inquire within.
ralei gH
Blue lotus Yoga
& movement arts
Jill sockman, director, e-rYt, 401 n. West
street, no. 105, raleigh, nc, 27603
p (919) 831-2583
info@bluelotusnc.com
bluelotusnc.com
Our eco-friendly urban sanctuary offers a full
schedule of classes for all levels: vinyasa, Yin,
restorative, foundations, stretch, meditation &
more. Teacher trainings, workshops.
ralei gH Yoga center
christopher a. Moore, r.n., e-rYt 500,
Jane B. Barrett, e-rYt 500, Kirsten Bachmann,
619 oberlin rd., raleigh, nc, 27605
p (919) 856-1390
cam@raleighyoga.com
raleighyoga.com
Raleigh’s oldest and finest yoga school.
Daytime and evening introductory and
continuing classes in the Iyengar tradition.
Integrated health care: neuromuscular,
acupressure and yoga therapy.
ohio
canal Wi ncHester
fi tness fi rm
colleene Weiser, 19 e. Waterloo st.,
canal Winchester, oH, 43110
p (614) 834-4027 F (614) 834-5490
colleene@fitnessfirmcw.com
fitnessfirmcw.com
Fitness Firm has the yoga that suits your
lifestyle and caters to your skill level. A non-
competitive atmosphere, guided by respected
and qualified yogis.
ci nci nnati
World peace Yoga
& moti on studi o
World peace Jubilee event, anna Ferguson,
268 ludlow avenue, cincinnati, oH, 45220
p (513) 300-9642
yoga@worldpeaceyoga.com
WorldpeaceYoga.com
200/500-hour Certification, Classes, &
Workshops for all ages, Private Sessions,
Philosophy, World Peace Diet, Spiritual
Activism; Offering Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Yin,
Taoist, Pre/Postnatal & Kids Yoga.
columBus
Yoga on Hi gH
Marcia Miller, e-rYt 500, Martha Marcom,
e-rYt 500, linda oshins, e-rYt 500,
1081 n. High st., columbus, oH, 43201
p (614) 291-4444
info@yogaonhigh.com
yogaonhigh.com
Seventy classes/week, all levels Ashtanga, hatha,
including prenatal yoga. Teacher training (RYS
200 and 500). Workshops include Tim Miller,
Rodney Yee, Maty Ezraty, David Swenson.
Woodmere
evoluti on Yoga studi os
& Bouti que
sandy gross, 28601 chagrin Blvd., (inside the
Boutique Mall at eton), Woodmere, oH, 44122
p (216) 595-9642
info@evoyoga.com
evoyoga.com
Voted “Best Of” by Northern Ohio Live. 50
weekly classes, 17 teachers. Vinyasa, OM
Yoga, Anusara, Bikram, restorative, prenatal,
kids’, beginners’; teacher trainings; boutique;
showers.
oregon
oti s
Basi c Yoga
M-c cuthill, 750 n. echo Mountain rd.,
p.o. Box 178, otis, or, 97368
p (541) 994-6721 F (541) 994-6722
basicyoga@earthlink.net
basicyoga-mc.com
(Iyengar-based) Explore ‘how yoga works,’ the
biomechanics of body and mind, in magical
sylvan setting. Emphasis on personalized
yoga therapy: individuals, small groups and
workshops.
A 3 0 Y o g a J o u r n a l . c o m F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n oregon—rhode island Yoga Teachers & Studios
Portland
Gudmestad YoGa studi o
Julie gudmestad, 3903 s.W. Kelly ave., ste. 210,
portland, or, 97239
p (503) 223-8157 F (503) 248-4730
info@gudmestadyoga.com
gudmestadyoga.com
Julie Gudmestad, P.T., and associate teachers
have integrated decades of physical therapy and
Iyengar Yoga experience to provide a safe and
supportive environment for healing of injuries,
enhancing athletic performance, and expanding
your yoga practice. Weekly classes, workshops
and individual sessions.
Holi daY’ s HealtH
& Fi tness YoGa
Holiday Johnson, director national teens Yoga
program, e-rYt, Hawthorne Wellness center,
3016 n.e. 27th ave., portland, or, 97212
p (503) 224-8611
holiday@holidaysyogacenter.com
holidaysyogacenter.com
Drawing on three decades of teaching
experience, Holiday assists students with
developing personalized yoga practices.
Trained in hatha, Iyengar, vinyasa, Ashtanga,
and more. Weekly classes, workshops, retreats,
and teacher training for all ages and levels.
Holiday is the Director of the National Teen
Yoga Program “Standing on Your Own Two
Feet.”
YoGa Pearl
alice Boyd, Jennifer Hayes, 525 n.W. davis st.,
portland, or, 97209
p (503) 525-9642
info@yogapearl.com
yogapearl.com
Vinyasa and Power Vinyasa, led Ashtanga
and Mysore, hatha, Yin, prenatal and Pilates
mat classes from beginner to advanced. We
offer basic and advanced yoga teacher training
programs and ongoing workshops. Visit our
boutique for clothing and props, and our
healing arts center for massage, acupuncture,
craniosacral, Ayurveda and more.
scaPPoose
tHe YoGa loFt
christine eisenschmidt, rYt, gary domby, d.c.,
d.i.B.a.K., rYt, 52485 s.W. First st.
scappoose, or, 97056
p (503) 397-0012
cte@yogaloft.com
yogaloft.com
Eclectic-style hatha yoga. Bright, cheerful
studio with friendly, supportive atmosphere.
Beginners and drop-ins always welcomed.
Occasional workshops. Private lessons
available. Please visit our website.
pennsylvania
i ndi ana
sunFlower YoGa studi o
Jill M. Fiore, 580 philadelphia st., ste. 104,
indiana, pa, 15701
p (724) 388-6327
sunfloweryoga@comcast.net
sunfloweryogastudio.com
Offering a variety of classes for all levels in a
beautiful, relaxing space. Choose from various
styles of yoga, tai chi, belly dancing and Pilates.
Pi ttsburGH
bYs YoGa, llc
Kristi s. rogers, rYt, 1113 e. carson st.,
3rd Floor, pittsburgh, pa, 15203
p (412) 481-9642
info@bys-yoga.com
bys-yoga.com
Awareness-Discovery-Realization. “Become
Your Self.” Welcoming environment in
historic South Side offering multi-level yoga
classes daily, workshops and special events
monthly.
scHoolHouse YoGa
leta Koontz, Monique richards,
2401 smallman st., pittsburgh, pa, 15222
p (412) 401-4444
info@schoolhouseyoga.com
schoolhouseyoga.com
Four locations: Squirrel Hill, Shadyside,
South Side, Strip District. Classes: Ashtanga,
Kundalini, Yin, Flow, Prenatal, Kids, Mommy
& Me, Gentle, Doga, Plus-size, Ayurvedic
consultations.
soutHamPton
Prasad YoGa
Michelle synnestvedt, 516 2nd street pike,
2nd Fl., southampton, pa, 18966
p (215) 355-3224
info@prasadyoga.com
prasadyoga.com
An Anusara studio serving all levels of students.
We offer daily classes, privates, immersion
programs, teacher trainings, workshops,
therapeutic massage, injury rehab and
homeopathic consultation.
waYne
donna debs
donna debs, 570 Barton ln., Wayne, pa, 19087
p (610) 341-0434 F (610) 341-0508
ddebs@comcast.net
donnadebsyoga.com
Iyengar Yoga with an experienced, certified
teacher in a fully equipped private studio. Small
classes offer one-on-one help in a challenging,
supportive, friendly environment.
York
ei GHt stones YoGa studi o
david lee Horwitz, tana Martin, 2805 eastern
Blvd., York, pa, 17402
p (717) 840-4183
info@eightstonesyoga.com
eightstonesyoga.com
Daily hatha yoga classes, workshops, SRF
meditation services, social and musical events.
Various styles taught in a quiet and serene
setting. Certified and Registered teachers.
rhode island
bri stol
bri stol YoGa studi o
580 Wood st., p.o. Box 1219, Bristol, ri, 02809
p (401) 569-0147
bristolyogastudio@gmail.com
bristolyogastudio.com
Bristol Yoga Studio offers many types of
classes: gentle, all-levels and vinyasa; as well as
specialty classes: hot yoga, yoga and Ayurveda,
and prenatal.
narraGansett
natural Fi tness YoGa
gina raheb, e-rYt 500, 76 narragansett ave.,
narragansett, ri, 02882
p (401) 783-9229
rahebg1@cox.net
naturalfitnessyoga.com
Yoga classes daily: basic, advanced and heated.
Personal training: yoga, Pilates, weight training.
Morning yoga everyday on Narragansett Beach,
June through September. Must see website!
Peace dale
YoGa scHool oF soutH countY
richard toohey, e-rYt, rose russo, e-rYt,
1058 Kingstown rd., peace dale office Building,
peace dale, ri, 02879
p (401) 782-9511
ysscdirector@yahoo.com
makeitsoyoga.com
RYS 500. Daily Mysore and basics classes. We
teach well-being through practice, meditation
and walking. Learn “enlightened walking.”
Atlantic Ocean nearby. Very experienced
teachers.
F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0 Y o G a J o u r n a l . c o m A 3 1
www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n rhode island—texas Yoga Teachers & Studios
Provi dence
eyes of the World
yoga center
tom gillette, p.o. Box 2450
providence, ri, 02906
p (401) 295-5002
info@innerhappiness.com
innerhappiness.com
Warm, transcendent vinyasa yoga. Thoughtful,
balanced, and effective. Interesting topics
by well-trained teachers. An East Coast yoga
destination. Must see website.
south carolina
charleston
holy coW yoga center
trace sahaja Bonner, e-rYt 500, Kat Hendrix,
phd, e-rYt 200, 10 Windermere Blvd.,
charleston, sc, 29407
p (843) 769-2269
yogainfo@holycowyoga.com
holycowyoga.com
40 ongoing yoga classes, seven days/week.
Drop-in visitors welcome. Multidiscipline,
vinyasa and gentle/restorative. Also, monthly
workshops, 200-hour teacher training and
advanced studies program.
greenvi lle
i t’ s yoga! studi o i nc.
Kristi ried Barton, rYt, tiffany Massey, rYt,
1440 pelham rd., ste. g, greenville, sc, 29615
p (864) 354-2882
kristi@itsyogastudio.com
itsyogastudio.com
National Yoga Alliance school. Teacher
training/in-depth studies; classes, personal
sessions, corporate, meditation; workshops/
retreats; Ayurveda; life coaching; pre-/
postnatal; therapeutic/recovery; core
strengthening/fitness training.
tennessee
Knoxvi lle
the gloWi ng Body
711 irwin st., Knoxville, tn, 37917
p (865) 545-4088
info@glowingbody.net
glowingbody.net
The Glowing Body & Bowl is a yoga studio
and high energy cafe located near downtown
Knoxville. Visit our website for class schedules
and menus!
MeMPhi s
Better Bodi es yoga
Karen Moss, 692 W. Brookhaven cir.,
Memphis, tn, 38117
p (901) 767-Yoga F (901) 685-1933
info@BetterBodiesYoga.com
BetterBodiesYoga.com
Teaching hatha yoga in a beautiful, tranquil
new facility. All levels, open seven days a week.
Instructors are certified at 200 hours and
above.
nashvi lle
hot yoga nashvi lle
pJ Brown, 2214 elliston pl., nashville, tn, 37203
p (615) 321-8828
hotyogapj@comcast.net
hotyoganashville.com
Rated No. 1 by Nashville Scene. Perfect
midtown location. Hatha, hot, Power, vinyasa,
private lessons, teacher training, workshops
and corporate wellness programs. All classes for
all levels.
Kali yuga yoga
leah lillios, Blair rowan, 1011 Fatherland st.,
nashville, tn, 37206
p (615) 260-5361
info@kaliyugayoga.com
kaliyugayoga.com
We believe yoga heals the body from injury,
illness and misuse, and repairs tissues for
optimal health. Specializing in vinyasa, hot yoga
and restorative classes. Welcome!
one 2 yoga
Jan thrasher, 223 donelson pike,
nashville, tn, 37214
p (615) 884-9021
one2yoga@comcast.net
one2yoga.com
Welcoming atmosphere. Combination of
classical/contemporary styles of hatha yoga.
Classes include gentle, beginners, vinyasa,
prenatal and seniors. Tea bar and yoga store
open daily.
sanctuary for
yoga, Body and sPi ri t
tom larkin, daphne larkin,
3902 Hillsboro pike, nashville, tn, 37215
p (615) 297-8797
info@sanctuaryforyoga.com
sanctuaryforyoga.com
Nashville’s oasis for the transformative
experience of vinyasa flow yoga. Sanctuary
welcomes all levels of students to begin,
grow, or renew. Classes, workshops, privates,
boutique, teacher training.
texas
addi son (north dallas)
dynaMi c PoWer yoga Plus!
By suze curti s
4951 airport pkwy., ste. 590,
addison (north dallas), tX, 75001
p (972) 934-3905
suzecurtis@dynamicpoweryogaplus.com
dynamicpoweryogaplus.com
Practiced in heat, DPYP! (Hot Power Yoga)
is a fun, transformational, muscle-building,
fat-burning, stress-releasing, cardiovascular
practice, balancing the powerful elements of
the asana with the ancient healing science of
vibration. All levels: beginners to seasoned
practitioners. ”Enjoy feeling and you CAN
heal.” Suze
A 3 2 y o g a j o u r n a l . c o M F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n texas Yoga Teachers & Studios
Austi n
YogA YogA
Mehtab Benton, guru Karam Benton, rich
(raghurai) goldstein,2167 W. anderson ln.,
austin, tX, 78757
p (512) 380-9800
yogayoga.com
Yoga for moms, dads, freaks, geeks, athletes
and amateurs. Over 100 registered teachers
and over 350 weekly classes at five Austin
locations. Classes in hatha, Kundalini,
Ashtanga, pre-/postnatal, restorative and more.
Also offering specialized workshops, events
with internationally renowned yoga masters,
and Yoga Alliance-registered teacher training
programs.
DAllAs
DAllAs YogA Center
david sunshine, carla rudiger, Jessica
o’Keefe,4525 lemmon ave., 3rd Fl.,
dallas, tX, 75219
p (214) 443-9642
info@dallasyogacenter.com
dallasyogacenter.com
With 60 classes weekly, DYC offers a
rich mixture of yoga, yoga philosophy and
meditation. Iyengar, Ashtanga, Shanti,
vinyasa. Workshops, teacher training and yoga
boutique.
exhAle
Karen greatti, 5300 e. Mockingbird ln.,
dallas, tX, 75206
p (214) 370-5800 F (214) 823-4137
info@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
Exhale’s yoga, Core Fusion ®, Core Fusion ®
Sport and Core Energy Flow ® classes integrate
breath, movement, inner/outer alignment,
strength and flexibility for rejuvenating,
balancing, results-oriented effects.
rAnjAnA’ s YogA & BoDYworks
ranjana pallana, claude grimes, Kay Morrison,
Maggie Metzinger, John Watson, cheryl osborn,
Jennifer theis, 13614 Midway rd., ste.101,
dallas, tX, 75244
p (972) 233-4377
yogagani@swbell.net
ranjanasYoga.com
Hatha yoga, emphasis on traditional styles.
Yoga, tai chi, meditation. Other services:
massages, body glow, and shirodhara. 50 years
of teaching experience.
el PAso
west texAs YogA For li Fe
carol carnes Johnson, 111 rio Flor st.,
el paso, tX, 79912
p (915) 490-6013
carol79922@yahoo.com
westtexasyogaforlife.com
Iyengar Yoga for beginners on through
advanced students, offered at our studio
on beautiful wood floors. Join our friendly
community. Eastside El Paso classes, also.
Flower MounD
ProACti veworx YogA AnD
wellness Center
Kristi taylor, Jessica springfield, 3100 peters
colony rd., ste. 300, Flower Mound, tX, 75022
p (972) 539-1511
kristi@proactiveworx.com
proactiveworx.com
We are a Baptiste affiliate studio, offering
Power Yoga and AcroYoga, located seven
miles north of DFW Airport in Flower Mound,
Texas. Visit us! proactiveworx.com
gArlAnD
AwAken wi th YogA
carol a. stall, e-rYt 500, 3109 High plateau dr.,
garland, tX, 75044
p (469) 441-7064
shantishanti@verizon.net
awakenwithyoga.us
Yoga classes and workshops based on the
teachings of Donna Farhi and Vanda Scaravelli.
Yoga Alliance-registered Scaravelli Yoga
teacher training. North Dallas, Richardson,
Plano.
houston
hAthA YogA stuDi os
robert Boustany, sam evers, aaron
Hartung,3788 richmond ave., central
presbyterian church, Houston, tX, 77007
p (713) 292-6559
yogaeeg@aol.com
Byoga.com
All levels, start any time. Hatha yoga: Forrest,
Ashtanga, vinyasa, yoga for athletes and
Pralaya. Friendly, very well-trained instructors.
Teacher training in U.S. and Europe.
jennYogA:
li ve. BreAthe. Do YogA.
Jennifer Buergermeister, 3641-c Westheimer
rd., (at timmons), Houston, tX, 77027
p (713) 839-9642 F (713) 839-9642
jennifer@jennyoga.com
jennyoga.com
“Live. Breathe. Do yoga.” Jennyoga is a Y.A.-
approved yoga studio and school in the heart
of Houston River Oaks. Premiering the Texas
Yoga Conference February 19 -20, 2010.
joY YogA Center
Joy Winkler, 4500 Washington ave., ste. 900,
Houston, tX, 77007
p (713) 868-9642 F (713) 868-3782
info@JoyYogacenter.com
JoyYogacenter.com
“Find your joy!” Join us for joyful, exhilarating
vinyasa yoga classes at our beautiful facility,
now expanded to include traditional Chinese
medicine and massage therapy.
ki lleen
sevi kA li nDA wArD,
MBA, CYi , rYt
sevika linda Ward, MBa, cYi, rYt,
Killeen, tX, 76548
p (254) 699-6908
sevika@hot.rr.com
Georgetown-Temple-Killeen locations.
Integral Hatha Yoga, all levels. Meditation
& kundalini process guidance. Certified
professional, experienced. 15 yrs. Taught in
India. Provides individual attention. Gently
effective.
luBBoCk
luBBoCk YogA
stephanie studler, 3135 34th st.,
lubbock, tX, 79410
p (806) 771-9539
info@lubbockyoga.com
lubbockyoga.com
Classes, workshops, 200-hour Yoga Alliance
teacher training, eight-week beginners’
series. Three Kripalu-certified teachers;
other influences include Ashtanga, Anusara,
Kundalini, Yin, Baptiste and Sivananda.
sAn Antoni o
nYDi A’ s YogA therAPY
nydia tijerina darby, Ms, pt, 4680 lockhill
selma, san antonio, tX, 78249
p (210) 764-1616 F (210) 764-1726
nydia@nydiasyogatherapy.com
nydiasyogatherapy.com
Where physical therapy meets yoga. Hatha
yoga instruction with modifications provided
for beginners, intermediates and advanced.
Group/private/yoga therapy/workshops/
specialized teacher training.
stePhenvi lle
jAni e Portele
Janie portele, 10683 cr 132,
stephenville, tX, 76401
p (254) 968-8917
stephenville.com/yoga
Affordable yoga/meditation retreats,
workshops and classes for living better in your
body, being more present and uniting with your
spirit. Country retreat center also available.
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utah
Park Ci ty
Mi Chelle Skally Doi lney, ryt
Michelle skally doilney, rYt, p.o. Box 4557,
park city, Ut, 84060
p (435) 640-1206 F (435) 615-6568
michelle@practicalenvironments.com
practicalenvironments.com
Michelle Skally Doilney is a certified yoga
instructor, practicing Himalayan Tradition
hatha yoga and meditation since 1997. Contact
for individualized or group instruction and
lectures.
virginia
alexanDri a
Pure Prana yoga StuDi o
natasha Hennessy, M.s., rYt 500, 100 s.
patrick st., alexandria, va, 22314
p (703) 836-7873 F (703) 836-7874
info@pureprana.com
pureprana.com
Pure Prana is dedicated to people interested in
learning, exploring and enjoying authentic and
evolving yoga. Our studios are open, warm and
inviting. Our teachers are outstanding, and our
classes and workshops are truly magnificent.
We also offer 200-/500-hour Yoga Alliance-
registered holistic teacher trainings each year.
arli ngton
Sun anD Moon yoga StuDi o
amir tahami, rixie dennison, alex levin,
3811 lee Hwy., arlington, va, 22207
p (703) 525-9642
questions@sunandmoonstudio.com
sunandmoonstudio.com
Sun and Moon is a leading school of yoga, home
to an exceptional group of highly educated and
dedicated teachers. We offer an eclectic mix
of hatha yoga and Pilates classes, workshops
and teacher trainings to students of all levels.
First class free. Second location: 9998 Main St.,
Fairfax.
uni ty WooDS yoga Center
John schumacher, director, 4001 n. 9th street,
suite 105, arlington, va, 22203
p (703) 525-8992 F (301) 656-7792
uwyc@unitywoods.com
unitywoods.com
Dedicated to providing uncompromising,
quality yoga instruction in the Iyengar
tradition. Four locations: Bethesda, MD;
Woodley Park and Tenleytown, DC;
Arlington, VA.
aShburn
bri Dge to learni ng
FaMi ly yoga
vasanthi srinivasan, 44110 ashburn shopping
plaza, ste. 136, ashburn, va, 20147
p (703) 726-0077
yoga@bridgetolearning.net
bridgetolearning.net
We inspire and enrich all levels and ages,
building a sense of family and community. We
offer hatha, vinyasa, restorative, kids’, family,
therapeutic, Thai Massage.
bri StoW
Di SCover health
spencer sossa, Bristow, va, 20136
p (703) 365-2322
setyourselffree@gmail.com
setyourselffreeyoga.com
Hatha classes or private sessions at our studio
or your home. Together we’ll find what inspires
and motivates you. Discover what lies within…
set yourself free.
hernDon
the health aDvantage
yoga Center
susan van nuys, 1041 sterling rd., ste. 202,
Herndon, va, 20170
p (703) 435-1571 F (703) 435-1572
yoga@hayc.net
healthadvantageyoga.com
Hatha yoga in a beautiful, natural-light-filled
center. Daily classes, weekend workshops,
teacher training, adults’, kids’, teens’, prenatal
yoga. All teachers are RYTs.
ManaSSaS
the yoga ConneCti on
Marsha Mcclellan, 9126 center st.,
Manassus, va, 20110
p (703) 330-7799 F (703) 656-4842
theyogaconnection@comcast.net
theyogaconnection.net
Bright, peaceful studio in historic Manassas,
offering hatha yoga using principles of proper
alignment. All levels, all ages. Meditation and
workshops of interest. Certified instructors.
north
yoga For all SeaSonS
lu spotswood, 41 laughing gull loop,
p.o. Box 214, north, va, 23128
p (804) 815-3309
luspot@gmail.com
Teaches group hatha and gentle yoga classes
at various locations in Gloucester, Mathews,
and Middlesex counties and offers private yoga
therapy sessions in client’s home.
PotoMaC FallS
i nner PoWer yoga
Ursula cox, tanya Zimmerli, 46090 lake center
plz., potomac Falls, va, 20165
p (703) 795-8400
ursula_innerpoweryoga@msn.com
inner-power-yoga.com
Vinyasa classes and workshops in the Ashtanga
and Baptiste tradition in a beautiful and serene
studio. All levels are welcome! Strength, grace
and spirit!
reSton
beloveDyoga
Maryam ovissi, odisa Walker, ladan Judge,
11872 sunrise valley dr., no. 101,
reston, va, 20191
p (703) 860-9642
belovedyoga@yahoo.com
belovedyoga.com
Our yoga is inspired by the breath: grounding
… strengthening … stretching … relaxing.
Offering vinyasa, hatha, beginner, Ashtanga,
prenatal, kids’. 200-/300-hour teacher training.
Second location: Great Falls.
vi rgi ni a beaCh
atMa boDha yoga StuDi o
avery Jones and Zoe Ward, 2728 n. Mall dr.,
ste. 109, virginia Beach, va, 23452
p (757) 233-9644
email@atmabodhayoga.com
atmabodhayoga.com
Spiritually uplifting classes for all levels. All
classes include chanting, breath awareness,
guided relaxation and meditation.
washington
bellevue
bi kraM yoga bellevue
Hilarie larson, 626 120th ave., n.e., ste. B101,
Bellevue, Wa, 98005
p (425) 637-9642
bikramyogabellevue@yahoo.com
bikramyogabellevue.com
Full-service authorized Bikram center with
100% certified instructors offers therapeutic
hot yoga for beginners through advanced, 49
classes a week, parking and showers onsite.
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Yoga Centers
aadil palkhivala, Mirra, 2255 140th ave., n.e.,
ste. F, Bellevue, Wa, 98005
p (425) 746-7476
yoga@yogacenters.com
yogacenters.com
The home of Purna Yoga™, teaching mind,
body, and emotions how to be at home with
the spirit. Voted “Best Yoga Studio” for yoga,
meditation, teacher training.
Belli ngham
Yoga northwest
ingela abbott, 1440 10th st.,
Bellingham, Wa, 98225
p (360) 647-0712
info@yoganorthwest.com
yoganorthwest.com
The B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Studio of Bellingham.
Founded 1987. Voted “Best Yoga Center”! 35
classes weekly, in our beautiful, peaceful new
studio in historic Fairhaven.
seattle
8 li mBs Yoga Centers
anne phyfe palmer, Melina Meza, Jenny
Hayo,500 e. pike st., seattle, Wa, 98122
p (206) 325-8221 F (206) 260-3012
info@8limbsyoga.com
8limbsyoga.com
Award-winning hatha yoga in four Seattle
neighborhoods (Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge,
Wedgwood, West Seattle) since 1996. 200-
/500-hour teacher training, pre-/postnatal, kids’
camps, retreats and more!
Be lumi nous Yoga
Michel eubank spruance, scott Francis,
dawn Jansen, 900 lenora st., no. 128,
seattle, Wa, 98121
p (206) 682-9642
info@beluminousyoga.com
beluminousyoga.com
You are invited to be part of a vibrant
community at Be Luminous Yoga, whether
you live in Seattle or are just passing through.
Providing a full menu of Baptiste Power
Vinyasa classes, complemented with fine-
tuning, dynamic flow, kids’ and men’s classes,
Be Luminous provides a healthy place to grow.
Forrest Yoga
teaCher trai ni ng
ana Forrest, seattle, Wa, 98122
p (888) 453-5252
info@forrestyoga.com
forrestyoga.com
Ana Forrest is recognized worldwide as a
pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. Her
focus in Forrest Yoga® is to guide the student
in the sacred exploration of truth, healing, and
the “Great Mystery.” Her approach is unique,
intense and compassionate. Visit forrestyoga.
com for more information and schedules.
home Yoga
and wellness Center
terri dyer, Bridgett silva, Kitty Wittkower,
315 First ave., W., seattle, Wa, 98119
p (206) 270-9642 F (206) 525-9319
info@homeyogaseattle.com
homeyogaseattle.com
Located in the historic lower Queen Anne
area, we offer a variety of styles for all levels.
Daily classes, including hatha, vinyasa flow and
restorative.
samadhi Yoga Center
Kathleen Hunt, steve davis, 1205 e. pike st.,
no. 1B, seattle, Wa, 98122
p (206) 329-4070 F (206) 329-4070
jai@samadhi-yoga.com
samadhi-yoga.com
40+ classes/week: dynamic flow to gentle,
restoratives, pranayama, mantra, chanting
meditation, Kundalini, acro-partner yoga,
Aston-Patterning for yoga, free community
class, satsang and workshops, Vedic astrology,
kirtan, sutra study, teacher training. We share
the magic of yoga to help people attain their
essential state: joy, or samadhi.
shaKti Vi nYasa Yoga
east & west
lisa Black avolio, peter avolio,
2238 n.W. Market st., seattle, Wa, 98107
p (206) 297-9642
info@shaktivinyasa.com
shaktivinyasa.com
Voted best Seattle studio! Baptiste Power
Vinyasa Yoga-affiliated studio. Master
teachers, introductory series, teacher training,
assisting program, Mexico retreat. Visit our
other location in Bellevue.
whole li Fe Yoga
tracy Weber, 8551 greenwood ave., n., no. 2,
seattle, Wa, 98103
p (206) 784-2882
tracy@wholelifeyoga.com
wholelifeyoga.com
A beautiful studio in the Viniyoga tradition,
featuring “Yoga for Real People” for all ages
and abilities. Group classes, private instruction,
yoga teacher training available.
the Yoga tree
taffy Frost, Jennifer cabanero, Kitty
Wittkower,4250 Fremont ave., n.,
seattle, Wa, 98103
p (206) 545-0316
info@yogatree.com
yogatree.com
Established in 1994, The Yoga Tree is one of
the leading yoga schools in Washington, home
to an extraordinary group of highly educated
and dedicated teachers.
wisconsin
appleton
mi dwest power Yoga, llC
debbie Williamson, cYt, e-rYt, robin Hertting,
cYt, e-rYt, 2416 W. nordale dr.
appleton, Wi, 54914
p (920) 475-5405 F (920) 208-9082
midwestpoweryoga@aol.com
midwestpoweryoga@aol.com
Baptiste-affiliate studios in Appleton and
Mequon. 20+ classes weekly, workshops,
privates, parties, corporate, teacher trainings.
Teaching since 1989. See website for details.
YogaBella, llC
angie lucas, cYt, 103 e. college ave., ste. 302,
appleton, Wi, 54911
p (920) 540-0622
angie@myyogabella.com
myyogabella.com
Our peaceful downtown studio offers hatha/
vinyasa-style classes for all levels, bringing
strength, flexibility, balance and awareness to
the body. Private sessions are also available.
Namaste.
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Brookfi eld
YogAsYlum
pamela Bliss, M.a., Bsn, r.n., e-rYt, 3815 n.
Brookfield rd., ste. 101, Brookfield, Wi, 53045
p (262) 781-8102
info@yogasylum.com
yogasylum.com
At YogAsylum our mission is to awaken the
world by being the world’s leading provider of
top-quality yoga instruction.
CedArBurg
YogAone studi o
Meg galarza, e-rYt, W61 n397a Washington
ave., cedarburg, Wi, 53012
p (262) 376-9642
info@yogaonestudio.com
yogaonestudio.com
20 minutes north of Milwaukee, offering
an atmosphere that cultivates, inspires and
supports the transformational process of yoga.
State-approved 200 RYT teacher training
program.
kohler
YogA on the lAke
pamela laBouve, cYt, rYt, deb sampson, cYt,
rYt, 725 B Woodlake rd., Kohler, Wi, 53044
p (920) 453-2817 F (920) 451-7658
pamela.labouve@kohler.com
yoga-on-the-lake.com
Yoga on the Lake studio and boutique features
a serene, heated environment overlooking
Wood Lake in Kohler, Wisconsin. All teachers
are certified through Yoga Alliance. Classes
are available on a drop-in basis and private
instruction is by appointment.
mAdi son
i nner fi re YogA Center
for Wellness
Marit sathrum, 5003 University ave.,
Madison, Wi, 53705
p (608) 661-0167 F (608) 661-0168
info@innerfireyoga.com
innerfireyoga.com
Wisconsin’s premier hot yoga studio offering
hot yoga, Power Flow, Inner Fire Flow, Yin
Yoga, massage therapy, workshops and teacher
training. Over 60 classes/week.
international
canada
ottAWA
rAmA lotus YogA Centre
tara cartland, 342 gladstone ave., ottawa,
ont, K2p 0Y8
p (613) 234-7974
info@ottawayoga.com
ottawayoga.com
Over 100 weekly, drop-in classes; 14 styles of
yoga; 34 qualified, nurturing teachers; teacher
training; workshops; full yoga boutique. Serving
the community for over 14 years.
toronto
spYngA
®
-the YogA
And CYCli ng studi o
1415 Bathurst st., ste. 302, toronto,
ontario, M5r 3H8
p (416) 588-7796 F (416) 588-0435
info@spynga.com
spynga.com
Trademarked Spynga Flow™ class. Classes
range from detox, Power, vinyasa, outdoor,
Yin, prenatal, kids’, and indoor cycling.
Teacher trainings are 200-hour RYT, Yin
Yoga, indoor cycling.
the YogA sAnCtuArY
cynthia Funk, Kimberley sopinka, 95 danforth
ave., ste. 301, toronto, ont, M4K 1n2
p (416) 461-6161
danforth@theyogasanctuary.net
theyogasanctuary.net
Two studios. One pass. Both conveniently
located minutes from the subway. Ashtanga,
hatha, prenatal, Mom and Baby, restorative,
vinyasa, Yin/Yang, Pilates, various teacher
trainings.
the YogA sAnCtuArY
cynthia Funk, Kimberley sopinka, 2 college st.,
ste. 306, toronto, ont, M5g 1K2
p (416) 928-3236
info@theyogasanctuary.net
theyogasanctuary.net
Two studios. One pass. Both conveniently
located minutes from the subway. Ashtanga,
hatha, prenatal, Mom and Baby, restorative,
vinyasa, Yin/Yang, Pilates, various teacher
trainings.
costa rica
nosArA
nosArA YogA i nsti tute
don stapleton, phd, amba stapleton,
nosara, guanacaste, 50206
p (866) 439-4704
info@nosarayoga.com
nosarayoga.com
Founded in 1994, the institute is dedicated to
preparing professional yoga educators. This
Y.A.-registered school offers yoga teacher
trainings at all levels, expertly designed to
balance experiential inquiry, time in nature’s
classroom and rigorous teacher training.
Founders and directors Amba and Don
Stapleton, PhD, oversee public classes and
institute offerings.
greece
Athens
i lli um-Center of li ght
Jenny colebourne, adriana Zahariou, stavroula
Katsina, dimocharous 18, athens, gr 115 21
p 3.02e+11 F 3.02e+11
illiumcenter@yahoo.com
illium.gr
Small groups. Hatha, Ashtanga, Satyananda,
Tibetan yoga, pre- and postnatal yoga, seminars
and teacher training programs. Pilates,
including teacher training. Reiki, fasciatherapy,
reflexology, chiropody, craniosacral.
indonesia
BAli
CAt kABi rA
Bali, indonesia 80571
p +62 813 3895 4253
catKabira@gmail.com
catkabira.com
Join Cat Kabira, an internationally known yoga
instructor, for classes and workshops in Bali.
Check out her new DVD,”A Journey To Your
Core Strength.”
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ireland
Dubli n
yogarani yogaSPaCE
Rani Sheilagh Dunn, 55 S. King St., 3rd Fl.,
Dublin, D2, Ireland
P +353 86 8192377
info@yogarani.net
yogarani.com
yogarani YOGASPACE is Dublin’s premier
yoga studio right in the heart of the Dublin
city center with experienced, enthusiastic and
passionate teachers. Come join us!
singapore
Si ngaPorE
CoMo ShaMbhala urban
ESCaPE
Vivienne Spanopoulos, Jay Budai, Samantha
Lum,583 Orchard Road, #06-05 Forum The
Shopping Mall, Singapore, 238884
P +65 6735 2163 F +65 6413 0670
singapore@comoshambhala.bz
singapore.comoshambhala.bz
Personalized attention provided for Basic to
Intermediate levels: Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyenger,
Kids’ yoga, Pre/post-natal and Pilates. Private
classes,special workshops/retreats and Teacher
Training Courses also available.
sweden
StoCkholM
oMyoga SCanDi navi a
Ulrica Norberg, Sara Granström, Sarah Jonsson,
Wallingatan 20-22, Stockholm, Sweden 111 24
P +46 841023990
info@omyoga.se
omyoga.se
Omyoga is an organic, beautiful yoga studio
in the center of Stockholm. We offer many
years of experience and excellence in teacher
training, workshops, body treatments, retreats.
Styles: Ashtanga, hatha, flow, vinyasa, detox
vinyasa, therapeutic yoga, chakra yoga, pre-/
postnatal, yoga for children and elders, Yin
Yoga, restorative, Nia, philosophy and theory.
OM!
taiwan
tai PEi
SPaCE yoga
Rocita Huang, Ann Lu, 16th Fl., No. 27, An Ho
Road, Section 1, Taipei, C106
P (8862) 2781-6108 F (8862) 2741-8108
teach@withinspace.com
withinspace.com
SPACE is the pause between breaths, Asia’s
premier yoga studio. Currently with two
locations in Taipei, SPACE offers over 200
vinyasa flow, hot, Anusara, Ashtanga, Yin and
restorative classes each week in ten serene
practice rooms. SPACE’s devoted sangha
is committed to inspiring a vibrant yoga
community in Taiwan.
united kingdom
lonDon
Ji vaMukti yoga lonDon
Manizeh Rimer, 300 Kensal Rd., Units 136-13,
London, W10 5BE
P +44 208 960 3999
info@jivamuktiyoga.co.uk
jivamuktiyoga.co.uk
Jivamukti Yoga London offers vigorously
physical and intellectually stimulating yoga
classes as well as workshops and performances
by internationally renowned teachers and
artists.
tri yoga
Jonathan Sattin, 6 Erskine Rd., Primrose Hill,
London, England NW3 3AJ
P +44 207 483 3344 F +44 207 483 3346
triyoga.co.uk
UK’s leading yoga studio offers a combination
of the best teachers, broadest range of classes
and styles of yoga, and beautiful studios in three
locations.
S P E C I A L A D V E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N international Yoga Teachers & Studios
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california
BELMONT
NAMASTA
Member Services, 2313 Hastings Dr,
Belmont, CA, 94002
P (877) 626-2782 F (530) 482-2311
info@namasta.com
www.namasta.com
If you are a yoga teacher, studio owner or
mind-body professional, NAMASTA helps you
find abundance, peace of mind, and nurturing
community support. Join now, to access:
affordable liability insurance; a health plan
for yoga teachers, mind-body professionals;
holistic health discounts; free mentoring and
more. Visit www.NAMASTA.com. Call toll-
free: (877) 626-2782.
OAKLAND
NORTHERN CALI FORNI A
SVAROOPA® YOGA
Kaya Mindlin, CSYT, RYT 500, Kriyananda Devi,
CSYT, RYT 500, Christine Hernandez, CSYT,
RYT 500,Oakland, CA, 94618
P (415) 847-7084
info@norcalsvaroopa.com
www.norcalsvaroopa.com
Discover a therapeutic system of yoga
approachable for beginners and revolutionary
for experienced yogis! Svaroopa® yoga releases
spinal tension through precise angles, props,
and adjustments. As your spine opens, pain
and old patterns dissolve, revealing the bliss of
your being! Visit our website to find teachers,
classes, workshops, trainings and yoga therapy
near you!
new mexico
ESPANOLA
3HO I NTERNATI ONAL KUNDALI NI
YOGA TEACHERS ASSOCI ATI ON
(I KYTA)
Upma Kaur, 6 Narayan Ct.,
Espanola, NM, 87532
P (505) 629-1708 F (424) 731-8348
ikyta@3ho.org
www.kundaliniyoga.com
3HO IKYTA is a global association of
Kundalini Yoga teachers, as taught by Yogi
Bhajan. See our website to find teachers around
the world.
oregon
EUGENE
RECYCLE YOUR MAT
Eugene, OR, 97401
P (541) 556-9191
info@recycleyourmat.com
www.recycleyourmat.com
Recycle Your Mat provides yoga mat recycling,
upcycling and donation services for yoga
practitioners and studios. Of mats collected in
2008, more than 50% were upcycled and more
than 30% were donated. Visit our website to
search our studio listings, join our network or
learn more about yoga mat recycling
pennsylvania
LANGHORNE
CHI NMAYA PUBLI CATI ONS
Swami Siddhananda, 560 Bridgetown Pike,
Langhorne, PA, 19053-7240
P (215) 396-0390 F (215) 396-9710
publications@chinmayamission.org
chinmayapublication.com
Swami Chinmayananda’s commentary on
Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, meditation
and life, Ashtavakra Gita, self-unfoldment,
Atmabodha, Narada Bhakti Sutra, Bhaja
Govindam, Vishnu Sahasranamam, Mananam,
children’s books, CD/DVD talks, bhajans,
chants.
texas
THE WOODLANDS
ANUSARA
John Friend, 9400 Grogan’s Mill Rd., Ste. 200,
The Woodlands, TX, 77380
P (888) 398-9642 F (281) 367-2744
oneyoga@anusara.com
www.anusara.com
Founded by John Friend in 1997, Anusara Yoga
is a school of hatha yoga which unifies a life-
affirming Tantric philosophy with Universal
Principles of Alignment.
associations
To find an event in your
community go to
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Find upward
bliss
with downward
dog.
A national celebration
of yoga!
SATURDAY
JAN 23,
2010
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arizona
Glendale
YoGaWorks
Teacher Trai ni nG ProGram
in partnership with Blissful Yoga,
19420 n. 59th ave., H-800, glendale, aZ, 85308
p (310) 664-6470 x125
jessicas@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
Phoeni x
holY YoGa
Brooke Boon, dawn rutledge, alisa Keeton,
christina Mroz,1334 e. chandler Blvd.,
no. 5/d-18, phoenix, aZ, 85048
p (866) 737-4659 F (602) 321-1819
brooke@holyyoga.net
holyyoga.net
location: phoenix, aZ
Holy Yoga is the nation’s premier style of
Christian yoga. We offer hundreds of Holy
Yoga classes weekly nationwide. Holy Yoga
also offers workshops, retreats, 200-hour,
1000-hour and 20-hour CYT teacher trainings
multiple times annually. Connect to a Holy
Yoga experience today!
california
corTe madera
i nsi GhT YoGa i nsTi TuTe
sarah powers, paul grilley, patricia sullivan,
deer run, corte Madera, ca, 94925
p (408) 728-7902
insightyoga@gmail.com
insightyogainstitute.com
location: 35 deer run
Using yoga, Buddhism and spiritual psychology
as our vehicles, the Insight Yoga Institute
offers trainings, retreats, and a 700-hour Yoga
Alliance-registered certificate program (levels
one and two) where students can develop a
body/heart/mind path of awareness that creates
a regular vehicle for insights to occur.
cosTa mesa
YoGaWorks
Teacher Trai ni nG ProGram
1835 newport Blvd., ste. a-208,
costa Mesa, ca, 92627
p (949) 631-7447
teachertrainingoc@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
Grass ValleY
si Vananda ashram YoGa Farm
swami sitaramananda, 14651 Ballantree ln.,
grass valley, ca, 95949
p (530) 272-9322 F (530) 477-6054
yogafarm@sivananda.org
sivanandayogafarm.org
location: grass valley, california
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm is an established
spiritual yoga and meditation retreat on 80
acres in beautiful Northern California. The
daily schedule includes meditation, asanas,
workshops and organic vegetarian food.
We offer certified teacher training courses,
meditation intensives, residential work/
study, and Ayurvedic rejuvenation. Visit
sivanandayogafarm.org or call (530) 272-9322.
la Jolla
la Jolla YoGa cenTer
Vi nYasa and anusara
Teacher Trai ni nG
Jeanie carlstead, Michael Fukumura, erich
schiffmann, douglas Brooks, roger cole,
7741 Fay ave., la Jolla, ca, 92037
p (858) 456-2412 F (858) 456-2457
lajollayogacenter@yahoo.com
lajollayogacenter.com
location: la Jolla, california
200-hour Y.A. vinyasa TT, certified Anusara
immersions/TT (includes unlimited yoga
classes). Beginning January 2010. Lead teachers:
Jeanie Carlstead, E-RYT 500; Michael
Fukumura, certified Anusara instructor.
Master teachers: Erich Schiffmann, Douglas
Brooks, Roger Cole, more. Check website for
visiting master teachers throughout the year in
this beautiful, peaceful seaside yoga center.
teacher trainings
& workshops
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Los AngeLes
Thi nki ng Body-FeeLi ng Mi nd®
linda lack, phd, 1637 s. la cienega Blvd.,
los angeles, ca, 90035
p (310) 273-4797 F (323) 932-1441
lindalack@earthlink.net
lindalack.com
Hatha yoga, movement and yoga therapy,
advanced technique training and injury
resolution for beginning through advanced
movers. Monthly intensives include workshops,
lectures, teaching and learning seminars.
These are attended by seasoned and would-be
teachers or anyone wanting to refine technique,
extend knowledge or immerse themselves in
The Thinking Body-The Feeling Mind®.
yAs TeAcher TrAi ni ng ProgrAM
Kimberly Fowler, 1101 abbot Kinney Blvd.,
los angeles, ca, 90291
p (310) 396-6993 F (310) 396-6903
teacherstraining@go2yas.com
go2yas.com
location: los angeles
YAS founder Kimberly Fowler has developed a
unique program that combines yoga and indoor
cycling. The YAS teacher training program
provides practical tools that integrate the
essential principles of balance, strength, endur-
ance, power and flexibility, producing teachers
with the highest level of skills and expertise.
Los gATos
The yogAsource 200-hour
FLow TeAcher TrAi ni ng
linda schlamadinger Mcgrath,
Yogasource|los gatos, 15545c los gatos Blvd,
los gatos, ca, 95032
p (408) 402-9642
teachertraining@yogasource.com
yogasourcelosgatos.com
location: los gatos, ca
Follow your dreams and change your life! Enroll
for the most comprehensive, interesting,
challenging and practical training specializing
in flow yoga! It covers everything you need
in order to teach an inspiring flow class like
the ones we’ve perfected here at YogaSource,
Silicon Valley’s premier yoga studio. Y.A.-
registered. Rave reviews online!
MAnhATTAn BeAch
MukTi yogA TeAcher TrAi ni ng
Julie rader, p.o. Box 967,
Manhattan Beach, ca, 90266
p (310) 872-8587
info@juliesyoga.com
juliesyoga.com
location: Manhattan Beach, ca, and Kona, Hi
200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Alliance-
approved teacher trainings. Students customize
the learning experience by choosing from
50-hour and 100-hour modules. The 100-hour
modules include foundation and graduate
studies. The 50-hour modules include advanced
asanas, vinyasa, therapeutics, Tantra/kriya,
chakra vinyasa and the Living Yoga retreat.
juliesyoga.com
nevAdA ci Ty
AnAndA yogA
TeAcher TrAi ni ng
gyandev Mccord, Maitri Jones,
diksha Mccord,14618 tyler Foote rd.,
nevada city, ca, 95959
p (800) 346-5350
info@expandinglight.org
expandinglight.org/aytt
location: the expanding light retreat
at ananda
Ananda YTT is the premier training in teaching
a spiritual approach to yoga. Small classes for
individual attention, the dynamic ashram atmo-
sphere of Ananda Village, the deeper, spiritual
dimensions of yoga—all in the renowned tradi-
tion of Paramhansa Yogananda. Registered
with Yoga Alliance at 200 and 500 hours.
yogA TherAPy
TeAcher TrAi ni ng
nicole deavilla, 14618 tyler Foote rd.,
nevada city, ca, 95959
p (800) 346-5350
nicole@nicoledeavillaYoga.net
nicoledeavillaYoga.net
location: expanding light retreat center
and Marin county
Yoga therapy teacher training, Royal Yoga
retreats and workshops, and deluxe personal
retreats, offered by master teacher, Nicole
DeAvilla, RYT. Receive great instruction
and insights from Nicole’s more than 25
years of professional experience as a writer,
teacher trainer, workshop leader, personal
yoga instructor, and her background in sports
medicine.
norTh hoLLywood
sTrong yogA4FerTi Li Ty
Brenda strong, e-rYt 500, 4821 lankershim
Blvd., ste. F, north Hollywood, ca, 91601
p (818) 769-3857 F (818) 769-3857
strongYoga4Fertility@gmail.com
yoga4fertility.com
Empower women and enhance fertility with
yoga. Become a Strong Yoga4Fertility™
teacher. 20-hour CEU teacher training
program taught by Brenda Strong, E-RYT,
creator of Strong Yoga4Fertility™, Strong
Fertility Ball Yoga Method©2008 and Breathe
to Conceive©2008. yoga4fertility.com;
strongyoga4fertility@gmail.com; (818) 769-3857
for a training schedule.
oAkLAnd
BAreFooT MoveMenT
leah gillman, carrie adams, 2406 Webster st.,
oakland, ca, 94612
p (510) 543-3450
leah.BarefootMovement@gmail.com
FlowYogateachertraining.com
Barefoot Movement’s Flow Yoga teacher
training is a Yoga Alliance-registered yoga
school. Graduates are eligible for a RYT 200
certification. 200 hours over six months.
20 participants maximum. Evenings and
weekends. Affordable payment options.
Additional teaching opportunities outside of
classroom hours set this program apart. Check
the website for details.
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OAKLAND
AMERI CAN VI NI YOGA I NSTI TUTE
Gary Kraftsow, Mirka Scalco Kraftsow,
Oakland, CA, 94618
P (808) 572-1414
info@viniyoga.com
viniyoga.com
Viniyoga: appropriate application of asana,
pranayama, chanting and meditation.
Professional programs: Viniyoga training
(RYS-500 level), Foundation for Yoga
Therapy, yoga therapist training-levels I and
II. American Viniyoga Institute also offers
retreats, workshops and privates. Member
school, Yoga Alliance and International
Association of Yoga Therapists.
POI NT ARENA
I NTERNATI ONAL ORI GI NAL
SYNERGY YOGA
TEACHER TRAI NI NG
Charles Defay, Ronna Frost,340 Main St.,
Point Arena, CA, 95468
P (707) 882-3176 F (707) 882-2682
surftherapyyoga@hughes.net
synergy-yoga.com
Location: Point Arena, California
Surf Therapy Yoga featuring daily Synergy
Yoga classes on the westernmost point in the
U.S. All levels welcome! Ongoing international
Synergy Yoga teacher training home-study
program. Workshops and retreats. Peri Ness
Defay, founder; Charles Defay, senior mentor
teacher; Ronna Frost, mentor; Pam Mason,
mentor.
SAN DI EGO (LA MESA)
A GENTLE WAY
TEACHER TRAI NI NG
Lanita Varshell, E-RYT 500, Diane Ambrozini,
E-RYT 500, Marguerite Tyrell, E-RYT 500,5316
Baltimore Dr., San Diego (La Mesa), CA, 91942
P (619) 698-1170
agentleway@sbcglobal.net
agentleway.com
Location: San Diego (La Mesa), CA
Specialists in teaching: chair, restorative, gentle
and adaptive hatha yoga. We are modification
experts! Known for our effective stress
reduction techniques and our work with larger-
bodied, beginner, health-challenged and aging
populations. Focus: Meditation in Movement
Style® gentle, but deep, healing floor yoga.
200- and 500-hour teacher trainings. World
respected guest teachers.
SAN FRANCI SCO
HEALI NG YOGA FOUNDATI ON
TEACHER TRAI NI NG
Lizzie Nichols, 3620 Buchanan St., San
Francisco, CA, 94123
P (415) 931-9642
info@healingyoga.org
healingyoga.org
Location: San Francisco, California
Healing Yoga Foundation: accredited 500-
hour yoga teacher training in the tradition
of T. Krishnamacharya as taught by T.K.V.
Desikachar. Starting in San Francisco, January
2010. RYS 500. Call (415) 931-9642 or visit
healingyoga.org.
I NTEGRAL YOGA I NSTI TUTE
OF SAN FRANCI SCO
Swami Vimalananda, Rev. Jivana Heyman,
770 Dolores St., San Francisco, CA, 94110
P (415) 821-1117
training@integralyogasf.org
integralyogasf.org
Integral Yoga—a complete system of inward-
focused yoga classes. 200-hour and 500-hour
teacher training certification available. Our
teacher training certification program offers
in-depth instruction in asana, pranayama,
guided relaxation, meditation, yoga philosophy,
anatomy and physiology, and more. Yoga
Alliance-registered. Our goal is to be easeful,
peaceful and useful.
SAN FRANCISCO’S
PREMIER
YOGA STUDIOS
yogat r eesf . com
Yoga Tree is the Premier
Destination for Advanced Studies,
offering 200-hour Yoga Alliance®
certified Teacher Trainings in
addition to Continuing Education
with Master Teachers Shiva Rea,
Judith Lasater, Sianna Sherman,
Max Strom, Yoga Tree’s Janet
Stone and Jane Austin, and more.
ALSO FEATURING:
Four Great Locations
Over 150 Classes a Week
Variety of Yoga Styles
Massage and Retreats
Workshops and Intensives
Teacher Training
© 2008 Yoga Tree San Francisco
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Yoga Tree San Franci Sco
tim and tara dale, 97 collingwood st.,
(at 18th st.), san Francisco, ca, 94114
p (415) 701-9642
teachertraining@yogatreesf.com
yogatreesf.com
Yoga Tree is the premier destination for
advanced studies, offering 200-hour Yoga
Alliance®-certified teacher trainings in
addition to continuing education with master
teachers Shiva Rea, Judith Lasater, Sianna
Sherman, Max Strom and more. Please visit
yogatreesf.com for more information and our
five studio locations in San Francisco.
see ad on page a41
YogaWorkS
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
1823 divisadero st., san Francisco, ca, 94115
p (310) 664-6470 x148
teachertrainingnorcal@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
San JoSe
JoY oF Yoga Wi Th Jenni Fer
Prugh, 200-/500-hour
Teacher Trai ni ng
Jennifer prugh, e-rYt-500, 998 s. 8th st.,
san Jose, ca, 95112
p (408) 283-8167
jennifer@jenniferprugh.com
jenniferprugh.com
Integrating the ancient tradition of yoga with
a contemporary understanding of human
wellness, this Y.A.-certified 200- and 500-hour
program provides a foundation in the art and
science of both an integrated dynamic flow and
therapeutically based yoga practice. Jennifer
offers world-wide retreats and works with
clients and organizations.
San Lui S obi SPo
YogaWorkS
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with Yoga centre,
3422 Miguelito ct., san luis obispo, ca, 93401
p (310) 664-6470 x125
jessicas@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
SanTa barbara
YogaWorkS
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with Yoga soup,
28 parker Way, santa Barbara, ca, 93101
p (805) 965-8811
natalie@yogasoup.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
SanTa cruz
Vi nYaSa FLoW Teacher
Trai ni ng and i n-dePTh STudi eS
Mark stephens, santa cruz, ca, 95060
p (831) 331-3955
mark@markstephensyoga.com
markstephensyoga.com
location: north america
Yoga Alliance-registered school offering 250-
and 550-hour certifications. Comprehensive
and eclectic curriculum covers teaching
methods, techniques, philosophy, anatomy,
sequencing, hands-on adjustments, pre-/
postnatal and more. Extensive practice
teaching and apprenticeship opportunities.
Lead teacher Mark Stephens is author of
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations &
Techniques (2010). Details and application at
markstephensyoga.com.
SanTa cruz
emPoWered ki dS Yoga
Teacher coachi ng Program
Mariam gates, M.ed., p.o. Box 421,
santa cruz, ca, 95060
p (617) 271-7106
info@kidpoweryoga.com
empoweredkidsyoga.com
location: national
Join kids’ yoga expert Mariam Gates, M.Ed.,
for the Empowered Kids Yoga Coaching
Program. All sessions are done one-on-one
over the phone and will help you to create a
high-impact children’s yoga program or expand
on your existing offerings with these easy-to-
follow class templates and principles.
SanTa moni ca
YogaWorkS
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
2215 Main st., santa Monica, ca, 90405
p (310) 664-6470 x114
teachertrainingla@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
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Solana Beach
YogaWorkS
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with Haute Yoga, 437 s. Hwy.
101, ste. 401, solana Beach, ca, 92075
p (858) 345-1810
info@hauteyoga.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
WaTSonvi lle
mounT madonna cenTer
Jaya Maxon, Brajesh Friedberg, Kamalesh
Hooven, 445 summit rd.,
Watsonville, ca, 95076
p (408) 846-4064
programs@mountmadonna.org
mountmadonna.org
location: Mount Madonna center
MMC is honored to teach a comprehensive
system of yoga that has endured for thousands
of years, yet retains its vital relevance in today’s
world. The program is for those who wish to
be yoga teachers, and students who wish to
deepen their knowledge and practice of yoga.
200-/500-hour trainings.
Woodacre
mi ndfulneSS Yoga and
medi TaTi on Trai ni ng Program
phillip Moffitt, anne cushman, Mark coleman,
Woodacre, ca, 94973
p (415) 488-0164
srmc@spiritrock.org
spiritrock.org
location: spirit rock Meditation center
An intensive 18-month program for yoga
teachers and experienced practitioners. Three
10-day retreats that weave together yoga,
insight meditation and wisdom teachings of
the Buddha. Retreat 1 (Yucca Valley): May
10-20, 2010. Retreat 2 (Spirit Rock): January
24-February 3, 2011. Retreat 3 (Spirit Rock):
September 12-22, 2011.
colorado
denver
vi Tal vi nYaSa and vi Tal rooTS
desi springer, Micah springer, patrick
Harrington,4342 tennyson st.,
denver, co, 80212
p (303) 477-8545
events@vitalyoga.org
vitalyoga.org
Vital Yoga provides outstanding teacher
training programs throughout the year,
including vinyasa training in March and the
Vital Roots training in October. These 200-
hour trainings will prepare you to teach either
vinyasa flow or Vital Roots, a comprehensive
set of postures with optimal alignment.
loui Svi lle
Yoga Bloom—200-hour
Yoga Teacher Trai ni ng and
advanced STudi eS
cora Wen, Jen ross, andi Johnson,908 Main
st. (between Boulder and denver), ste. 100,
louisville, co, 80027
p (720) 988-0064
info@yogaelements.net
yogaelements.net
location: Yoga elements
Yoga Bloom is the program that will
enhance your yogic journey! You will receive
comprehensive, hands-on instruction by
experienced teachers that will combine the
safety of alignment, insight into the history of
yoga and access to the creativity of flow. Sign
up now for our 2010 sessions. Plant Your Seed!
connecticut
Sherman
loTuS gardenS Yoga School
lara azzarito Ward, e-rYt 500, sheila Huard,
Marianne vince adamo, 26 spring lake rd.,
sherman, ct, 06784
p (860) 354-6241
laraward@lotusgardensyoga.com
lotusgardensyoga.com
location: naugatuck, southington and
Monroe, connecticut
At Lotus Gardens Yoga, the first Yoga Alliance-
approved school in Connecticut, we offer 200-
and 500-hour multidiscipline teacher trainings,
immersion workshops for teachers only, and
certifications for seniors and Growing Lotus
kids throughout CT and NY. Students receive
individual attention from faculty with more than
20 years of professional experience.
WeST harTford
WhY PoWer Teacher Trai ni ng
Barbara ruzansky, dr. peter Meadow,
shankara newton, 32 Jansen court,
West Hartford, ct, 06110
p (860) 953-9642
info@westhartfordyoga.com
westhartfordyoga.com
West Hartford Yoga’s Power Teacher Training
meets Yoga Alliance 200-hour requirement.
In-depth training: a course in holistic living
with emphasis on whole foods diet, meditation,
and personal growth. We offer a 500 hour
training beginning in October, 2010. Barbara
offers weekend retreats for people with eating
disorders throughout the year.
district of columbia
WaShi ngTon
ci rcle Yoga—Buddi ng Yogi S
Teachi ng Yoga To ki dS
cerTi fi caTi on
annie Mahon, linda Feldman, 3838
northampton st., n.W., Washington, dc, 20015
p (202) 686-1104 F (202) 686-9293
info@buddingyogis.com
buddingyogis.com
location: Washington, dc
The Budding Yogis three-day, 20-hour teacher
training will impart our unique philosophy of
teaching kids yoga and mindfulness in a way
that stretches their imaginations, offers them
non-competitive opportunities to play, and
teaches kids and teenagers how to relax. Please
call the studio or visit buddingyogis.com for
program dates.
YogaWorkS
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with quiet mind yoga,
3423 14th st., n.W., Washington, dc, 20010
p (310) 664-6470 x161
heathers@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
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florida
OrlandO
YOgamatri x Studi O
edely Wallace, B.a., cYt, e-rYt 500,
7601 della dr., ste.5, orlando, Fl, 32819
p (407) 354-0909
info@yogamatrixstudio.com
yogamatrixstudio.com
location: orlando, Florida
Although technique is important, teaching
yoga is not about technique; it’s about inner
transformation. Yogamatrix offers 200- and
500-hour YTT. Both involve intensive training
in asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation,
mantra, mudras, philosophy, methodology,
practice teaching and anatomy. The 200 hours
are divided into six segments annually: two
weeklongs/four weekends.
BaY HarBOr i SlandS
gentle tHerapeuti cS YOga
allaine stricklen, Bay Harbor islands, Fl, 33154
p (786) 252-2353
allaine@gentletherapeuticsyoga.com
gentletherapeuticsyoga.com
location: Miami, Fl
Allaine Stricklen is an accredited master yoga
teacher with the Yoga Alliance, offering yoga
workshops and teacher training programs
worldwide. Her unique style, based on the
Iyengar method with the use of props, is tailor-
made for each trainee. Allaine is now available
on webcam for teacher training and classes.
delraY BeacH
YOgaFOx teacHer trai ni ng
Keith Fox, e-rYt 500, Kelly Brookbank, e-rYt
500, Marlysa sullivan, e-rYt,1405 n. Federal
Hwy, delray Beach, Fl, 33483
p (561) 703-1236
keith@yogafox.com
yogafox.com
location: delray Beach, Florida
The YogaFox school has Y.A. hatha and vinyasa
200- and 500-hour training. Co-directors Keith
and Kelly bring backgrounds from Ashtanga,
vinyasa and Kripalu for a unique and diverse
training. Programs run year-round. 200-hour
program spread over seven months; includes a
retreat to Costa Rica or Asheville, NC. Payment
plan available.
gai neSvi lle
YOgaWOrkS
teacHer trai ni ng prOgram
in partnership with sanctuary,
1204 n.W. 10th ave., gainesville, Fl, 32627
p (352) 336-5656
melissa@yogagainesville.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
mi ami BeacH
YOgaWOrkS
teacHer trai ni ng prOgram
in partnership with the standard Hotel and spa,
40 island ave., Miami Beach, Fl, 33139
p (310) 664-6470 x161
heathers@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
Salt Spri ngS
amri t YOga &
YOga ni dra trai ni ng
Yogi amrit desai, Kamini desai, John Hiester,
23855 n.e. county rd. 314, salt springs, Fl, 32134
p (352) 685-3001 F (352) 685-3002
info@amrityoga.org
amrityoga.org
location: amrit Yoga institute
Amrit Yoga and the Amrit method of Yoga
Nidra transform the philosophy of yoga—the
integration of body, mind and spirit—into
experiential reality. Using the body and con-
scious relaxation as entry points, this system
releases long-held blocks, allowing us to tap
into the source of infinite potential within.
georgia
gai neSvi lle
cHri St centered YOga
Becky Martin, e-rYt 200, 1071 green street
cir., gainesville, ga, 30501
p (770) 861-8420
becky@christcenteredyoga.com
christcenteredyoga.com
Become a Christ Centered Yoga-trained
instructor. Impact your community. Share
God’s Word with others, allowing His truth to
lay the mental and spiritual foundation for your
physical practice of yoga. Serve others through
donation classes, scholarships and outreach
ministries. Warmly welcome people of all
faiths. CCY: Train. Practice. Serve.
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Savannah
YogaWorkS
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with Yoga co-op,
2424 drayton st., savannah, ga, 31401
p (912) 695-9990
info@yogacoopsavannah.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
hawaii
halei Wa
True uni on Teacher Trai ni ng
p.o. Box 1163, Haleiwa, Hi, 96712
p (808) 638-5372
trueunion.org
location: north shore oahu, Hawaii
Immerse yourself in True Union’s 200-hour
teacher training program. This month-
long personal transformation provides an
exploration into the foundations and principals
of hatha yoga. Through physical practice,
philosophy and spiritual expansion, you will be
provided with the necessary tools to become a
confident and effective vinyasa flow teacher.
honaunau
Yoga advenTure
deborah Koehn, david Blehert, p.o. Box 678,
Honaunau, Hi, 96726
p (970) 309-3835
info@yogaadventure.com
yogaadventure.com
location: Big island, Hawaii
Oceanfront Big Island teacher training June
11-July 1: “Discover your True Nature as a Yoga
Teacher.” Tropical paradise. Therapeutic
focus. Also continuing education Hawaii
and overseas therapeutic practicum studies,
“Teaching Yoga to the Village People” cultural
immersion: Peru/Machu Picchu, Bali, Japan,
India. Ayurveda. Yoga Alliance-registered.
Applications online.
maui
maYa Yoga
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
nicki doane and eddie Modestini,
Maui, Hi, 96779
p (808) 268-9426
nancykate@yogaonmaui.com
yogaonmaui.com
location: Maui, Hi
Practice in paradise at Maya Yoga with
Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini. Offering
beginner to advanced teacher trainings and
asana intensives in Maui and California: see
website for details. Upcoming retreat on the
Amalfi Coast, Italy: June 22-29, 2009. Yoga
Alliance-accredited with 20+ years of teaching
experience.
idaho
mccall
ShanTi Yoga School, Y. a.
200/500
debra Murphy, phd, e-rYt 500, pamela Blasco,
e-rYt 500, 100 n. 3rd st., Mccall, id, 83638
p (208) 634-9711
deb@shantiyogastudio.org
shantiyogastudio.org
location: Mccall and Boise, idaho
Our excellent program evolved from hundreds
of hours of research, practical experience and
development. Dedicated to providing the best
education through support and personalized,
flexible systems, students acquire confidence
to skillfully communicate the practice of yoga
while honoring their own voice, culminating in
a transformational experience on every level.
illinois
chi cago
global Yoga cenTer
rhonda Kantor, chicago, il, 60647
p (773) 719-6227
globalyoga@sbcglobal.net
globalyogacenter.com
location: chicago, il
Training One: hatha yoga teacher training,
200-hour Yoga Alliance school, held three
times a year March/July/October. One half-
day per week for nine months. Training Two:
prenatal yoga teacher training, teachers only.
Intensive 10-hour weekend. Held three times
per year. Call or email.
TemPle of kri Ya Yoga
goswami Kriyananda, 2414 n. Kedzie Blvd.,
chicago, il, 60647
p (773) 342-4600 F (773) 342-4608
kriya@yogakriya.org
yogakriya.org
location: chicago
The Temple of Kriya offers one of the nation’s
finest home-study teacher training and cer-
tification programs twice yearly. This course
prepares you to structure and lead classes, pro-
viding a comprehensive understanding of yoga
theory and practice and the skills to communi-
cate effectively as a teacher. Includes retreats
for in-depth hands-on training.
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YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with soulistic studio and spa,
805 n. Milwaukee ave., no. 200,
chicago, il, 60642
p (312) 226-7685
naronson@soulistic.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
louisiana
neW orleans
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with life Yoga studio,
5422 Magazine st., new orleans, la, 70115
p (310) 435-6098
ncroix@gmail.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
maryland
columbi a
The Yoga cenTer of columbi a
Teacher Trai ni ng
200-hour Program
Kathy donnelly, e-rYt 500, cheryl catranbone,
e-rYt 500, 8950 rte. 108, ste. 109,
columbia, Md, 21045
p (410) 720-4340 F (410) 772-9591
info@columbiayoga.com
columbiayoga.com
Howard County’s best yoga center offers a
comprehensive 11-month, RYT 200 Yoga
Alliance certification program weekends,
January through November 2010. Student-
centered program includes personal growth,
solid teaching foundation, individual
mentoring by certified Anusara Yoga®
instructors. Aligns with the root aspects of
posture, breath, meditation, intention, service.
$3,295. Payment plan and brochure available.
The Yoga cenTer of columbia—
anusara Yoga i mmersi on
cheryl catranbone, e-rYt 500, lucy lomax,
rYt 500, 8950 rte. 108, ste. 109,
columbia, Md, 21045
p (410) 720-4340 F (410) 772-9591
info@columbiayoga.com
columbiayoga.com
location: the Yoga center of columbia
Step onto the path and into the light! Delve
deeper into the essentials of Anusara Yoga®
at Howard County’s best yoga studio. January
through November 2010. Three parts, 36 hours
each, total of 108 hours. Register for the entire
immersion, a part or a module. Payment plan
and brochure available.
Takoma Park
Wi lloW sTreeT Yoga cenTer’ s
anusara Teacher Trai ni ngs
and i mmersi on Programs
suzie Hurley, e-rYt 500, Joe Miller,
Moses Brown, 6930 carroll ave.,
takoma park, Md, 20912
p 301-270-8038 F 301-270-8045
yoga@willowstreetyoga.com
willowstreetyoga.com
location: Willow street Yoga center
Willow Street Yoga, the largest Anusara yoga
center in the world, offers training programs
with certified teachers and renowned guests.
200-hour RYT Anusara teacher training, 108-
hour Anusara immersion, advanced teacher
training modules. Open since 1994, with 2000
students, WSYC is known for its excellent,
rigorously-trained faculty and welcoming,
vibrant community.
Ti moni um
susquehanna Yoga &
medi TaTi on cenTer
suzy pennington, e-rYt 500,
12a W. aylesbury rd., timonium, Md, 21093
p (410) 308-9950
syogastudio@gmail.com
syoga.com
Iyengar-style teacher training is a Y.A.-
approved 500-hour apprenticeship program
giving one-on-one apprenticeships; emphasizes
observation, adjustments, modifications and
sequencing. Reading and essays are assigned
in philosophy, psychology, meditation and
pranayama. Also learn studio management
and marketing and graduate with one year of
teaching experience.
massachusetts
arli ngTon
elemenTal Yoga mi nd-bodY
Teacher Trai ni ng
Bo Forbes, psyd, e-rYt 500, nicolai Bachman,
M.a., edwin Bryant, phd, lou Benson, rMt,
edwin Bryant, phd, lou Benson, rMt,
369 Massachusetts ave.,
the arlington center, arlington, Ma, 02474
p (617) 448-3228
bo@elementalyoga.com
elementalyoga.com
location: arlington, Massachusetts
The Elemental Yoga method of Integrative
Yoga Therapeutics™ forms the heart of
this training. Our transformative curriculum
includes Alignment, Anatomy, Integrative
Yoga Therapeutics™, Neurobiology of the
Mind-Body Connection, Art of Assisting,
Emotional Body, Psychology of Yoga,
Philosophy, Sanskrit, Sequencing and Self-
Study. Y.A. 200-/500-hour levels. Continuing
education for social workers and psychologists.
bosTon
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with Back Bay Yoga,
364 Boylston st., 2nd Fl., Boston, Ma, 02216
p (212) 965-0801
lianas@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
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Cambri dge
bapti ste power Yoga i nsi tute
Baron Baptiste, p.o. Box 400279,
cambridge, Ma, 02140
p (800) 936-9642 F (617) 441-9891
programs@baronbaptiste.com
baronbaptiste.com
Baptiste Trainings are among the most in-
demand programs offered worldwide. These
total immersions are designed to develop
high-impact and inspirational teachers. Guided
by Baron Baptiste and skilled facilitators, our
programs provide a remarkable opportunity to
not only learn the principles of Baptiste-style
vinyasa yoga but also initiate your personal
transformation.
northampton
peaCeful wei ght loss onli ne
teaCher trai ni ng
Brandt passalacqua, northampton, Ma, 01060
p (212) 252-3118
brandt@peacefulweightloss.com
peacefulweightloss.com
Peaceful Weight Loss Teacher Training: This
six-month online yoga therapy course will train
you to work one-on-one with individuals who
are looking to lose weight and bring their physi-
cal, emotional and spiritual selves into greater
alignment. Learn more about the training, work-
shops and book at peacefulweightloss.com.
south hami lton
Yogaspi ri t® teaCher trai ni ng
wi th Ki m Valeri
Kim valeri, p.o. Box 2337,
south Hamilton, Ma, 01982
p (978) 927-0099 F (978) 468-4799
info@yogaspiritstudios.com
yogaspiritstudios.com
location: new england
200/500 RYS. Compassionate learning environ-
ment, strong ethical spiritual principles. Immer-
sive classical yoga study: Samkhya, Tantric,
Surat Shabda, Ayurveda, hatha. Foundation for
spiritual, personal, professional education. Com-
prehensive teacher certifications since 1999.
Preventative Iyengar-based healing approaches,
weekly classes, healing shala, international
retreats, online teleclasses, CEUs, workshops,
private healing and spiritual mentoring.
minnesota
mi nneapoli s
Yoga Center of mi nneapoli s
230-hour adVanCed
Yoga studY and teaCher
trai ni ng programs
Jennifer gray, 212 3rd ave., n., ste. 205,
Minneapolis, Mn, 55401
p (612) 436-4700 F (612) 436-4701
register@yogacentermpls.com
yogacentermpls.com
location: Minneapolis
Our Yoga Alliance-registered 230-hour and
advanced trainings help students deepen their
knowledge of yoga and/or teach. Study asana,
philosophy, physical/energetic anatomy,
teaching methodology and much more. Learn
from a variety of experienced teachers from
different backgrounds. Be mentored by a
teacher in the style of your choice.
missouri
Kansas Ci tY
200-hour Vi nYasa flow
teaCher trai ni ng and i n-depth
studi es program
gina caputo, e-rYt, 1717 Wyandotte st.,
Kansas city, Mo, 64108
p (866) 222-9555
info@moyoga.com
moyoga.com
This teacher training is for those who want
to experience a dynamic and integrative
approach to learning, living and teaching the
diverse elements of the art and science of yoga.
Graduates gain a broad and deep base from
which to live and teach the flow of living yoga
to all.
nevada
las Vegas
YogaworKs
teaCher trai ni ng program
in partnership with pilates plus Yoga,
500 e. Windmill ln., las vegas, nv, 89123
p (702) 604-3134
flow@kimberlypicciano.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
new jersey
butler
YogaworKs
teaCher trai ni ng program
in partnership with Highland Yoga,
1572 rte. 23, n., Butler, nJ, 07405
p (973) 838-9642
highlandyoga@verizon.net
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
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Hoboken
bri gHt Spi ri t teacHer trai ni ng
Jillian pransky, carrie parker gastelu, liza
Bertini, 79 Hudson st., ste. ll103,
Hoboken, nJ,7030
p (201) 610-9642 F (201) 610-9770
yogajillian@yahoo.com
devotionyoga.com
Devotion Yoga’s Bright Spirit Teacher
Training is a nationally recognized, Yoga
Alliance-registered, 200-hour program
graduating teachers since 1999. We are a
non-dogmatic training offering an expansive
overview while encouraging students to
discover their own point of view.
Montclai r
reStorati ve Yoga
and tHerapeuti cS
Jillian pransky, Montclair, nJ, 07042
p (201) 377-7010
yogajillian@yahoo.com
yogajillian.com
location: nYc, la, orange county,
Kripalu, lenox
Deepen your understanding of the nervous
system, subtle body, koshas, working with
special conditions and propping for individual
needs. Develop your ability to see the energy
body and an inner dialogue to help you make
decisions when meeting each unique student.
Great for yoga teachers, body workers, nurses,
physical therapists.
toMS ri ver
200-Hour Y. a. -recogni zed
Yoga teacHer trai ni ng
dawn Keen, 111 W. Water st.,
toms river, nJ, 08753
p (732) 505-8282
sunnydth@aol.com
centerforhealthandhealingnJ.com
Our mission: to provide the opportunity for
our students to become above-average yoga
teachers. This well-developed program is
steeped in self-discovery and healing. We will
nurture and encourage each student to awaken
the teacher within. We offer a practical,
empowering, comprehensive and rewarding
program (twice a year.)
new mexico
albuquerque
Yoganow, vital Yoga network
Meta Hirschl, e-rYt 500, cypresse emery,
e-rYt 500, 3607 calle del sol, n.e.,
albuquerque, nM, 87110
p (505) 232-4717
info@yoganow.org
yoganow.org
location: new Mexico and south Florida
Teacher training and personal enrichment in
a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment
to learn and practice yoga. Three Sundays,
one weekend for six months, Albuquerque;
residential: 16 days, South Florida, following
six-month distance learning. Purchase Vital
Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers
from yogawoohoo.com to begin your studies.
Santa cruz
kri aquari an teacHer level
one i MMerSi on courSe
gurucharan singh Khalsa, nirvair singh Khalsa,
p.o. Box 1819, santa cruz, nM, 87567
p (505) 747-7450
teachertraining@kriteachings.org
kriteachings. org
The Aquarian Teacher Level One teacher
training is a community-based immersion
course in the content, culture and
consciousness of Kundalini Yoga as taught by
Yogi Bhajan. Spend 27 days deepening your
experience of Kundalini Yoga and discovering
yourself as you journey toward becoming
a teacher. Pre-registration price: $4,250 +
housing.
Santa Fe
ti aS li ttle teacHer trai ni ng
tias and surya little, rYt 200/500, nicolai
Bachman, linda spackman, elesa commerse,
richard rosen, santa Fe, nM, 87505
p (505) 988-5248
prajnaoffice@gmail.com
prajnayoga.net
location: santa Fe, new Mexico
The Prajna Yoga program includes in-depth
studies and continuing education: asana, yoga
therapeutics, yoga anatomy, sutras, poetry,
Buddhism, meditation and devotional chanting
to inspire students to practice and teach
with creativity and adaptability. Students are
empowered to tap their greatest potential to
teach yoga with strength, confidence, insight
and imagination.
new york
aStori a
YogaworkS
teacHer trai ni ng prograM
in partnership with the Yoga room,
32-32 steinway st., astoria, nY, 11103
p (917) 862-9268
zhana@the-yoga-room.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
new York ci tY
urban zen i ntegrati ve
tHerapi St prograM—500 rYt
rodney Yee, colleen saidman Yee, Jamie
naughright, Urban Zen Foundation, 705
greenwich st., new York city, nY, 10014
p (212) 414-8520 F (212) 414-8523
uzit@urbanzen.org
urbanzen.org
A 12-month advanced program including
training in yoga therapy, aromatherapy, Reiki,
nutrition and contemplative end-of-life care,
providing broad knowledge and expertise to
practitioners and preparing them to use these
integrative therapies in a variety of healthcare
settings, including private practice. In NYC
in 2010.
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new york
New York Ci tY
200-Hour teaCHer trai Ni Ng
Jhon tamayo, tatiana Forero puerta, dana
Yeminy,324 lafayette st., 7th Fl.,
new York city, nY, 10012
p (212) 625-1511
manager@atmananda.com
atmananda.com
Receive free unlimited yoga classes throughout
your training! The 200-hour Atmananda
teacher training program is certified by Yoga
Alliance. Trainees learn a vinyasa style of yoga,
Iyengar alignment, Vedantic philosophy and
other aspects of yoga. For aspiring teachers and
those who wish to deepen their practice. See
website for details/dates.
Li ttLe FLower Yoga For
CHi LdreN teaCHer trai Ni Ng
Jennifer M. cohen, new York city, nY, 10003
p (917) 385-2005
info@littlefloweryoga.com
littlefloweryoga.com
location: new York city
Designed by an educator and rooted in youth
development principles, LFY trains teachers to
engage and encourage students from the age of
two through their teens. Three comprehensive
training levels, 24-126 hours. Emerge with the
tools and confidence to inspire joy and help
children recognize their tremendous capacity
to achieve!
oM Yoga CeNter
cyndi lee, david nichtern, sarah trelease, 826
Broadway, 6th Fl., new York city, nY, 10003
p (212) 254-9642 F (212) 254-7884
info@oMyoga.com
oMyoga.com
Since 1996, OM yoga teacher training has
integrated study and yoga practice to grow
an international reputation for excellence in
producing the highest standard of teachers.
Curriculum includes teaching methodology,
yoga philosophy, anatomy, class planning and
sequencing, pranayama, Sanskrit, and Buddhist
studies; intensive, evening, weekend, 200-/500-
hour courses. OMyoga.com
Yoga uNi oN 200/300
teaCHer trai Ni Ng
alison West, deborah Wolk, sharon salzberg,
32 W. 28th st., 4th Fl., new York city, nY, 10001
p (212) 889-8643
yogaunion@nyc.rr.com
yogaunion.com
Yoga Union™/Alison West offers “Gold
Standard” (TONY) 200-/300-hour teacher
trainings for qualified applicants. These
powerful, personal trainings create a strong
foundation for outstanding teaching, allowing
you to discover your direction as a teacher
and as a person. Teaching practice; anatomy;
pranayama; meditation; Yoga Sutra (200);
other texts (300). Yoga Alliance-registered.
Yogaworks
teaCHer trai Ni Ng PrograM
160 e. 56th st., 12th Fl.,
new York city, nY, 10022
p (646) 442-6206
teachertrainingny@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
oYster BaY
Yogaworks
teaCHer trai Ni Ng PrograM
in partnership with Yoga rocks!,
127 south st., oyster Bay, nY, 11771
p (516) 624-9642
info@yogarocks.us
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
rHi NeBeCk
Ji vaMukti Yoga®
300-Hour teaCHer trai Ni Ng
Certi Fi Cati oN PrograM
sharon gannon, david life, 150 lake dr.,
rhinebeck, nY, 12572
p (212) 353-0214 F (212) 995-1313
info@jivamuktiyoga.com
jivamuktiyoga.com
Jivamukti Yoga® taught by Sharon Gannon
and David Life with highly qualified specialists
in Sanskrit, yoga scripture and anatomy. Plus
two-day ecstatic chant immersion experience.
Become a certified Jivamukti Yoga® teacher,
one of the most effective and popular forms of
yoga today. Four weeks on the beautiful Omega
Institute campus.
woodBourNe
si vaNaNda Yoga teaCHer
trai Ni Ng Course
srinivasan, swami sadasivananda, p.o. Box
195, 33 Yoga ln., Woodbourne, nY, 12788
p (845) 436-6492 F (845) 434-1032
yogaranch@sivananda.org
sivananda.org/ranch
location: catskill Mountains, new York
America’s first classical yoga teacher course;
23,000 trained since 1969. Founded by Swami
Vishnudevananda. Taught by senior disciples.
28-day residential intensive personal practice,
theory and teaching instruction. June 2-30 and
Sept. 10-Oct. 8. Advanced: July 6-Aug. 3. Hatha
yoga asanas, pranayama, kriyas, bandhas, raja
yoga, Vedanta, chanting, anatomy/physiology,
scriptures, karma yoga.
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north carolina—pennsylvania
north carolina
Ashevi lle
Ashevi lle YogA Center
stephanie Keach, e-rYt 500, rod stryker,
tim Miller, asheville Yoga center,
239 s. liberty st., asheville, nc, 28801
p (828) 254-0380
steph@youryoga.com
youryoga.com
location: asheville, nc
Voted best in Asheville, NC, we offer all YA
teacher trainings and certifications: 200-hour
(nine-month or 23-day) and 500-hour advanced
trainings. Yin, vinyasa, prenatal, children’s,
five-day intensives. Over 35 classes a week,
weekend workshops (Bryan Kest, Stephanie
Keach, Scott Blossom, Doug Keller, Rod
Stryker), retreats. Training manuals, DVDs and
videos available.
Boone
nei ghBorhood YogA
valerie Midgett, 129 shanthi Way,
Boone, nc, 28607
p (828) 265-0377
valerie@neighborhoodyoga.net
neighborhoodyoga.net
location: Boone
Neighborhood Yoga located in Boone
(western mountains of North Carolina)
offers a nine-month, 220-hour Yoga Alliance-
approved teacher training one weekend a
month, September through May. In addition,
the studio offers 20 yoga classes weekly,
including vinyasa, Anusara, Iyengar, gentle and
prenatal. Contact info: (828) 265-0377, or visit
neighborhoodyoga.net.
ChApel hi ll
YogAWorks
teACher trAi ni ng progrAm
in partnership with triangle Yoga, 930 Martin
luther King Jr. Blvd., chapel Hill, nc, 27514
p (919) 933-9642
info@triangleyoga.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
durhAm
duke i ntegrAti ve medi Ci ne Ytt:
teAChi ng YogA to seni ors
carol Krucoff, e-rYt 500, Kimberly carson,
MpH, e-rYt 200, 3475 erwin rd.,
duke University center For living,
durham, nc, 27705
p (866) 313-0959
carol.krucoff@duke.edu
dukeintegrativeMedicine.org
Teaching Yoga to Seniors: workshop for yoga
instructors. Learn to teach yoga to older adults
in community, health care and senior home
settings. Earn a certificate of completion in
Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors at an eight-day
workshop offered in both spring and fall. Details
available at DukeIntegrativeMedicine.org.
rAlei gh
9 months of trAnsformAti on
At Blue lotus YogA &
movement Arts
Jill sockman, director, e-rYt, 401 n. West
street, no. 105, raleigh, nc, 27603
p (919) 831-2853
info@bluelotusnc.com
bluelotusnc.com
September 2009–May 2010: 285-hour
immersion and teacher training intensive.
Exceeds Yoga Alliance standards for 200-hour
registration. One weekend/month. Through a
process of inquiry as unique as you, dive deep
into vinyasa yoga and rest in the Yin practices.
Includes philosophy, anatomy, pranayama,
sequencing, alignment, assisting/adjusting and
more.
ohio
ClevelAnd hei ghts
sAtYAnAndA YogA®
teACher trAi ni ng
swami atmarupa (Beverly singh), asYt2,
e-rYt 500, cYt, sannyasi atmadarshan (laura
santoro), asYt2, e-rYt 500, cYt, 2319 lee rd.,
cleveland Heights, oH, 44118
p (216) 371-9760 F (216) 371-9780
info@atmacenter.com
atmacenter.com
location: atma center
Only center in North America offering
SATYANANDA YOGA® yogic studies
and teacher training. Affiliate of Bihar School
of Yoga, India. Exceptional academy staff
includes medical professionals, E-RYT 500
teachers. Residential facility available for
intensive coursework followed by home study.
ColumBus
YogA on hi gh
teACher trAi ni ng
Marcia Miller, e-rYt 500, Martha Marcom,
e-rYt 500, linda oshins, e-rYt 500,1081 n.
High st., columbus, oH, 43201
p (614) 291-4444
info@yogaonhigh.com
yogaonhigh.com
Offering two levels of teacher training: yearlong
basic (200) and flexible three-year advanced
(500). Yoga Alliance-registered school. Both
programs offer the opportunity to be certified
in either hatha or Ashtanga. Special majors
include prenatal, kids’, therapeutic. Guest
faculty includes Rodney Yee, Tim Miller, Maty
Ezraty, David Swenson and Roger Cole.
oregon
Bend
YogAWorks
teACher trAi ni ng progrAm
in partnership with Bend Yoga, 155 s.W.
century dr., ste. 113, Bend, or, 97702
p (541) 322-9642
carin@bend-yoga.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
pennsylvania
honesdAle
hi mAlAYAn i nsti tute
teAChers AssoCi Ati on (hi tA)
sandra anderson, e-rYt, rolf sovik, psyd, 952
Bethany tpke., Honesdale, pa, 18431
p (800) 822-4547 x6
Hita@himalayaninstitute.org
Hita.org
200-/500-hour certification programs and
continuing education seminars are held in
Honesdale, Pennsylvania and Allahabad, India.
HITA represents an authentic tradition in the
unbroken spiritual lineage of the Himalayan
masters. Areas of study: asana, advanced
asana, pranayama, mantra meditation, Tantra
Yoga, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, yoga philosophy,
therapeutic yoga, anatomy and physiology.
logo mi ssi ng
A 5 0 Y o g A j o u r n A l . C o m F e B r U a r Y 2 0 1 0
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rhode island—virginia
rhode island
Cranston
YogaWorks
teaCher trai ni ng Program
in partnership with raffa Yoga, 1145 reservoir
ave., ste. 200, cranston, ri, 02920
p (310) 664-6470 x125
jessicas@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
tennessee
memPhi s
YogaWorks
teaCher trai ni ng Program
in partnership with Better Bodies Yoga,
692 W. Brookhaven cir., Memphis, tn, 38117
p (901) 767-9642
info@betterbodiesyoga.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
nashvi lle
sanCtuarY for Yoga’ s
evoluti onarY exPlorati on
daphne larkin, e-rYt 500, tom larkin, e-rYt
500, 3902 Hillsboro pike, nashville, tn, 37215
p (615) 297-8797 F (615) 297-6748
teachertrainings@sanctuaryforyoga.com
sanctuaryforyoga.com
Our program is designed to build a solid
foundation rooted in fundamental teaching
skills, integrated alignment, philosophy,
and the great river of vinyasa flow. Bringing
together years of experience in several lineages,
our diverse faculty offer their own perspectives
on the practice of yoga, both on and off the
mat.
texas
austi n
Yoga Yoga teaCher trai ni ng
Mehtab Benton, guru Karam Benton, 1700 s.
lamar, austin, tX, 78704
p (512) 326-2273
training@yogayoga.com
yogayoga.com/training
Yoga Yoga teacher training programs train
dedicated students to be knowledgeable and
capable yoga teachers. 200- and 500-hour Yoga
Alliance-registered hatha program. 200-hour
Yoga Alliance-registered and KRI-certified
Kundalini program. Advanced trainings, CEUs,
specialized workshops for teachers. Study in a
professional studio environment with a strong
yoga community.
houston
the Yoga i nsti tute
lex gillan, e-rYt, 3830 villanova st.,
Houston, tX, 77005
p (800) 524-6674
lexgillan@swbell.net
lexgillan.com
200-/500-hour Yoga Alliance-Approved.
One of the oldest yoga studios and National
Teacher Training Courses (nine days) in the
United States; all levels welcome. New or
experienced teachers of all traditions; no
teaching experience required. Specializing in
Hatha and Raja Yoga and Meditation. Refer to
lexgillan.com for dates and location.
league Ci tY
YogaWorks
teaCher trai ni ng Program
in partnership with Yoga lola studios,
1701 Hwy. 3, s., league city, tX, 77573
p (218) 684-3168
lola@yogalola.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
ri Chardson
namaste’ usa sCaravelli
Yoga teaCher trai ni ng
carol a. stall, e-rYt 500, vicki Johnson, e-rYt
500, Jim davis, d.o.,336 ridgeview drive,
richardson, tX, 75080
p (469) 441-7064
carol@namasteusa.us
namasteusa.us
We are a Yoga Alliance-registered school
offering 200- and 500-hour certifications,
teaching all aspects of yoga. We have been
involved in training teachers in Dallas since
1997. Our graduates are highly regarded by
studios, recreation centers, businesses, and
local college campuses as among the best
prepared yoga teachers available.
virginia
BuCki ngham
satChi dananda ashram-
Yogavi lle
ram Weiner, swami asokananda,
swami Karunananda, 108 Yogaville Way,
Buckingham, va, 23921
p (800) 858-9642 F (434) 969-1303
arc@iyiva.org
integralyogaprograms.org
Integral Yoga Teacher Training Certification
Programs. Residential courses provide
total immersion in yogic lifestyle: basic,
intermediate, and advanced hatha yoga;
meditation; cardiac, cancer, and gentle yoga;
stress management; prenatal/postnatal;
children’s yoga; therapeutic yoga; more.
Workshops. Retreats. Children’s camp.
Work/study. Guest stays. Vegetarian meals.
Celebrating 43 years of service, 1966-2010.
Charlottesvi lle
Charlottesvi lle Yoga sChool
Jennifer elliott, Kate Hallahan, Jen Fleisher,1040
owensville rd., charlottesville, va, 22901
p (434) 531-5441
info@charlottesvilleyogaschool.com
charlottesvilleyogaschool.com
Charlottesville Yoga School. 200- and 500-
hour teacher trainings in the Ashtanga/Iyengar
tradition. Artfully combining the intellectual
with the experiential, this program provides
instruction in asana, pranayama, meditation,
mantra, anatomy, philosophy and other topics
to deepen students’ practice and increase
their confidence in teaching. Yoga Alliance-
approved, CEUs offered, lodging available.
F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0 Y o g a J o u r n a l . C o m A 5 1
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n Teacher Trainings & Workshops virginia-wisconsin
Ri chmond
YogaWoRks
TeacheR TRai ni ng PRogRam
in partnership with Yoga source,
3122 W. cary st., no. 220, richmond, va, 23221
p (804) 359-9642
info@yogarichmond.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
washington
Bellevue
The college of PuRna Yoga™
asana TeacheR TRai ni ng
aadil palkhivala, Mirra, 2255 140th ave., n.e.,
ste. F, Bellevue, Wa, 98005
p (425) 746-7476 F (425) 746-3961
yoga@purnayoga.com
purnayoga.com
Washington State-licensed and Yoga Alliance-
registered school. 200-hour, 500-hour and
certificate levels. Directed by renowned yoga
masters Aadil Palkhivala and Mirra. Holistic
curriculum (alignment-based asana, pranayama,
Purna Yoga meditation, therapeutics,
nutrition, yogic living, ethics, energetics,
business) inspires exceptionally well-rounded
and confident teachers—with integrity
and joy. Structure serves local and long-distance
students.
seaTTle
samadhi Yoga cenTeR
Kathleen Hunt, steve davis, 1205 e. pike st.,
no. 1B, seattle, Wa, 98122
p (206) 329-4070 F (206) 329-4070
jai@samadhi-yoga.com
samadhi-yoga.com
Since 1998, over 100 teachers have graduated
with a strong foundation in yoga philosophy/
history (Sutra, Vedas, Gita, Pradipika, Upa-
nishads); anatomy/physiology; yogic lifestyle;
teaching methodologies of asana, pranayama,
mantra and meditation; adjustments. Mentor-
ing program for teacher trainees within satsang
community on Capitol Hill, Seattle. 200-hour
Yoga Alliance-registered certification.
Whole li fe Yoga
TeacheR TRai ni ng
tracy Weber, 8551 greenwood ave., n.,
no. 2, seattle, Wa, 98103
p (206) 784-2882
tracy@wholelifeyoga.com
wholelifeyoga.com
location: seattle, Wa
A 10-month yoga teacher training using the
Viniyoga methodology, which caters yoga
movements and breath work to the needs of
each individual student. Class meets one night
a week and one Sunday a month. Certified at
both the 200- and 500-hour levels through
Yoga Alliance. Call for more information!
YogaWoRks
TeacheR TRai ni ng PRogRam
in partnership with the Yoga tree, 4250
Fremont ave., n., seattle, Wa, 98103
p (206) 545-0316
info@yogatree.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
wisconsin
aPPleTon
Yoga TeacheR, TeacheR
assi sTanT, li fe coach and
Yoga PeRsonal TRai ni ng
ceRTi fi caTi ons
deborah Williamson, e-rYt,
2416 W. nordale dr., appleton, Wi, 54914
p (920) 475-5405
info@deborahwilliamson.com
deborahwilliamson.com
Yoga teacher certifications offered: CYT YA
200 —Certified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance
200 hours); CTA—Certified Teacher Assistant
(20 hours); ACTA—Advanced Certified Teach-
er Assistant (20 hours); CYLC—Certified Yoga
Life Coach (40 hours); CYPT—Certified Yoga
Personal Trainer (40 hours)
A 5 2 Y o g a j o u R n a l . c o m F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0
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wisconsin-international
Brookfi eld
YogAsYlum TeAcher TrAi ni ng
pamela Bliss, M.a., Bsn, r.n., e-rYt, 3815 n.
Brookfield rd., ste. 101, Brookfield, Wi, 53045
p (262) 781-8102
info@yogasylum.com
yogasylum.com
location: Brookfield, Wisconsin
At YogAsylum, our mission is to awaken the
world by being the world’s leading provider of
top-quality yoga instruction. Our program is
steeped in the classical teachings to carefully
preserve the history and integrity of the tradi-
tional practice and provide one of the world’s
most comprehensive teacher training programs.
grAfTon
fYB (feel Your BesT) YogA
debra Hennesy, e-rYt 500, cpt,
p.o. Box 626, grafton, Wi, 53024
p (866) 375-3975 F (262) 241-8797
info@FeelYourBest.com
FeelYourBest.com
location: Milwaukee, Wi, and national
locations
Yoga, yoga therapy, Pilates, and stress manage-
ment teacher certification training. Interna-
tionally recognized, Yoga Alliance (200- and
500-hour), International Association of Yoga
Therapists-listed. Trademarked philosophy:
“The Person, Not The Pose”®. Programs that
fit you, from gentle and therapeutic, to athletic
and dynamic. Advanced standing, scholarships
and payment plans available.
international
heArT of YogA
TeAcher TrAi ni ng
Mark Whitwell, 340 1/2 n. lucerne Blvd.,
los angeles, ca, 90004
p (323) 646-3858
heartofyoga@yahoo.com
heartofyoga.com
location: Worldwide
Heart of Yoga is an overarching brand of
yoga education, ensuring yoga is universal
and practical. Founder: Mark Whitwell,
student of source scholars, Krishnamacharya
(1888-1989), U.G. Krishnamurti (1918-2007).
Adapting all styles, making yoga entirely your
own, powerful and safe. Teacher training and
Fiji retreat: heartofyoga.com. Nonprofit:
heartofyogapeaceproject.com;
thepromise.com.
200-/500-hour nATi onwi de
Vi nYAsA TeAcher TrAi ni ngs
rolf gates, p.o. Box 421, santa cruz, ca, 95060
p (617) 504-6505
mariam@rolfgates.com
rolfgates.com
location: Worldwide
Rolf Gates, author of the acclaimed book on
yogic philosophy Meditations from the Mat:
Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, offers
200-/500-hour vinyasa teacher trainings designed
to enable serious students to become inspired
teachers. Challenge yourself and become what
you seek. Locations nationwide, upcoming:
Puerto Rico, California, Boston, Virginia.
sAmudrA: gloBAl school
for li Vi ng YogA
shiva rea, venice, ca, 90291
p (301) 560-0934
teachertrainings@yogadventures.com
shivarea.com
location: retreat 1 (spirit rock) 1/24-2/3/11;
retreat 2 (spirit rock) 9/12-9/22/11;
retreat 3 (Yucca valley) 5/6-5/16/12
Experience the most comprehensive, innova-
tive program for vinyasa flow yoga in the West.
200-/500-hour YogaAlliance Prana Flow Yoga
teacher studies focus on embodying and living
the flow through energetic, creative, evolution-
ary approaches to vinyasa, integrating Tantra,
Ayurveda, bhakti and the arts of yoga. Four to
10-day teacher trainings offered worldwide.
F e B r u a r Y 2 0 1 0 Y o g A J o u r n A l . c o m A 5 3
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Global Fami ly yoGa
Mira Binzen, e-rYt, chicago, il, 60625
p (312) 324-3119
globalfamilyyoga.org
location: chicago and other locations
worldwide
Yoga Alliance®-registered, 200-hour teacher
certification program focused on teaching yoga
to children and families. Also offering fun one-
day workshops, topic specific weekend training
sessions, eight-day intensives, customized
trainings and a home study guide. Learn
effective techniques for bringing peace and
wellness to the children in your life.
FroG lotus yoGa
i nternati onal Vi nyasa Flow
yoGa teacher trai ni nGs
Jacqueline Heisel, Jennifer Yarro, 189 Beaver
st., studio 207, north adams, Ma, 01247
p (413) 776-4188
froglotusyoga@gmail.com
froglotusyoga.com
location: Worldwide
Vinyasa flow yoga teacher training intensive
three-week retreats in exotic locations.
200-hour Y.A.-approved. Established,
comprehensive, well-organized, highly
effective, affordable program. Directed by
master teachers Jacqueline Heisel, E-RYT 500,
and Jennifer Yarro, E-RYT 500. Nine retreats
scheduled in 2010 in Guatemala, Costa Rica,
Bali, Italy, Thailand, India and Massachusetts.
hi malayan yoGa tradi ti on
(hyt) teacher trai ni nG
swami veda Bharati, p.o. Box 5120,
phillipsburg, nJ, 08865
p (888) 964-2887 F (908) 454-3226
info@hyt-ttp.com
hyt-ttp.com
location: Minnesota
Himalayan Yoga Tradition teacher training
program offers 200- and 600-hour training:
integrated, transformative programs following
the authentic Himalayan Tradition. Yoga
Alliance 200/500 continuing education: India,
March 6-20, 2010; Minnesota, July 24-Aug. 7,
2010; and worldwide. Learn and teach unique
methods of subtle-body hatha and meditative
techniques to connect with the essential Self.
the hard & the soFt yoGa
teacher trai ni nG i nsti tute
Beryl Bender Birch, p.o. Box 5009, east
Hampton, nY, 11937
p (631) 324-8409
info@power-yoga.com
power-yoga.com
location: worldwide
Our training programs provide an
extraordinary opportunity to work on personal
transformation through intense and joyful
immersion in the practice of raja yoga, with
like-minded souls—from asana and yoga
therapy to meditation, community service
to sustainable living. Learn the principles
of teaching through practice. Professional
certification and Yoga Alliance RYS.
bahamas
200-hour si Vananda yoGa
teacher trai ni nG course,
swami swaroopananda, swami Brahmananda,
sita chaitanya, p.o. Box n7550, paradise island
p (866) 446-5934 F (242) 363-3783
nassau@sivananda.org,
sivanandabahamas.org
This course is residential and recognized
for Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification.
A profound experience of yoga immersion.
Curriculum: hatha yoga, karma yoga, bhakti
yoga, raja yoga, jnana yoga, meditation,
mantras, anatomy. Additional dates in 2010:
March 4-30, (international); April 4-May 1;
May 5-June 1.
canada
yoGaworks
teacher trai ni nG ProGram
in partnership with sanguine Yoga
2763 sunridge Way, n.e., no. 105,
calgary, alberta, t1Y 7K7
p (403) 532-7888
info@sanguineyoga.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
yoGaworks
teacher trai ni nG ProGram
in partnership with shanti Yoga studio
2-10026 102nd st.,
edmonton, alberta t5J 0v6
p (780) 421-9444
shantiyoga@mail.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
yoGaworks
teacher trai ni nG ProGram
in partnership with the asana room
2779 penrith ave., cumberland, Bc v0r 1s0
p (250) 336-0223
catherinemunro@mac.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
semPerVi Va yoGa
teacher trai ni nG
gloria latham,1985 W. Broadway,
vancouver, Bc v6J 4Y3
p (604) 739-2009
info@semperviva.com
sempervivayogacollege.com
Our intent is to spread our love of yoga to
students of all ages and abilities. We offer
200 and 500-hour Yoga Alliance-registered
programs and advanced studies from master
teachers from around the globe. Begin this life-
transforming journey today. “The first step is
half the journey.”—Pythagoras
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YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with semperviva,
2608 W. Broadway, vancouver, Bc, v6K 2g3
p (877) 730-5522
info@semperviva.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
Yoga Teacher
Trai ni ng Program
ida Manly,500 - 3 Fan tan alley,
victoria, Bc v8W 3g9
p (250) 385-2105
ida@moksanayoga.com
moksanayoga.com
location: Moksana Yoga center
250-hour, Yoga Alliance-registered, eight-week
program. $2,600 + GST (includes three-month
unlimited membership). Our program is
suitable for those interested in teaching yoga
or for those who simply want to deepen their
understanding and knowledge. MokSana Yoga
Center is located in historic Chinatown in
beautiful downtown Victoria on Vancouver
Island.
200/500 sri sri Yoga
Teacher Trai ni ng
Yoga shiromani Krishan verma, 13 infinity rd.,
st. Mathieu du parc, Quebec g0X 1n0,
p (819) 532-3328
artdevivre@artofliving.org
srisriyoga.org
Learn yoga from a living master—Yogasara
Upanishad. Discover the depth of Sri Sri Yoga,
inspired by yoga shiromani Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Join 3,000 Sri Sri Yoga teachers globally.
Experience the joy of teaching this holistic
practice: a combination of yoga postures,
breathing techniques, meditation and ancient
wisdom.
china
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with mYoga, Hong Kong
chinateachertrainingexport@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
costa rica
nosara Yoga i nsTi TuTe
don stapleton, phd”, amba stapleton,
guanacaste nosara 50206
p (866) 439-4704
info@nosarayoga.com
nosarayoga.com
Founded in 1994, the Institute is dedicated to
preparing professional yoga educators. This
Y.A.-registered school offers yoga teacher
trainings at all levels, expertly designed to
balance experiential inquiry, time in nature’s
classroom and rigorous teacher training.
Founders and directors Amba and Don
Stapleton, PhD, oversee public classes and
institute offerings.
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with namaste ashtanga Yoga
studio, la Uruca, san Jose, costa rica 0-1000
p +506 83 73 18 03
teachertrainingexport@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
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france
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
paris, France
teachertrainingexport@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
greece
YogaWorks Teacher Trai ni ng
Program
in partnership with grafts,
athens and thessaloniki, greece
teachertrainingexport@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
semPervi va Yoga
Teacher Trai ni ng
gloria latham,
Kythira, avlemonas, attiKi 80100
p (604) 739-2009
info@semperviva.com
sempervivayogacollege.com
Combine your yoga teacher training with a trip
to the unforgettable island of Kythira. Immerse
yourself in the study of yoga in a place rich
in history, ancient worship sites, and rugged
natural beauty. Come discover yourself through
the study of yoga in a place rich with life. Call
toll-free: (877) 730-5522.
indonesia
vi branT Li vi ng Yoga
Teacher Trai ni ngs
Bali, indonesia 80571
p +62 81 337 823 719
ytt@radiantlyalive.com
radiantlyalive.com/training.php
Breathe, sweat and transform. Top-quality,
residential, multi-style, 300- and 500-hour
Yoga Alliance-certified intensives. Organic,
living food. Tropical luxury. Master teachers
(Daniel Aaron, Edward Clark, Tim Miller,
Dave Stringer, Rusty Wells, Dena Kingsberg,
Alanna Kaivalya, Simon Borg-Olivier, Paul
Toliuszis, Emil Wendel) in Ashtanga, Iyengar,
Jivamukti and more.
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
Bali, indonesia
teachertrainingexport@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
ireland
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with the Yoga room
262 Merrion rd., dublin, ireland, d4
p +353 1 219 6666
ciara@yoga.ie
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
japan
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
teachertrainingexport@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
mexico
gannon ashTanga
vi nYasa Yoga Teacher
aPPrenTi ceshi Ps (gavY)
Michael gannon, david Keil, ana paula
dominguez, residence sian Kaan, playacar 2,
playa del carmen, 77710 Mexico
p +52 1 984 125 9891
michaelgannonyoga@gmail.com
michaelgannonyoga.com
location: playa del carmen, Mexico
Yoga can be practiced by everybody. Therefore
we must learn to teach it to anybody! Michael
Gannon. The GAVY 200 has trained over 150
teachers in 30 countries to share traditional
yoga, palatable for the Western beginner’s
mind. Explode your practice potential,
cultivate fresh teaching skills and inspire real
life transformations.
norway
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with Balance Yoga and pilates
rosenborggt 9, oslo 356, norway
p (310) 664-6470 x126
mail@balancestudio.no
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive
of teacher training programs for aspiring
teachers and serious students. Our program
blends yoga traditions from East and West,
integrating both into a practical and unique
method that combines vinyasa flow with an
emphasis on alignment and skillful sequencing.
Visityogaworks.com for information on 200-
hour, 300-hour and continuing education
programs.
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philippines
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with pulse Yoga
23 Florida st., greenhills, Mandaluyong city,
philippines
p (632) 721-7900
info@pulse-yoga.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
puerto rico
Progressi ve ashTanga Yoga
Teacher Trai ni ng
david Kyle, elizabeth sallaberry,1950 Mcleary
ave., san Juan, 00911 puerto rico
p (787) 677-7585
info@itsyogapuertorico.com
itsyogapuertorico.com
location: ocean park, san Juan, puerto rico
200-hour Y.A. teacher training in Puerto Rico!
28-day intensive that guarantees the ability to
teach a beginner/intermediate yoga class and
deepen your personal practice. Experience,
feel and be in a training that will create
transformation from the inside out. Relax in
the ocean and cleanse your spirit.
spain
YogaWorks
Teacher Trai ni ng Program
in partnership with YogaYou
c/ Brondo 6, palma de Mallorca, Baleares,
7001, spain
p (310) 664-6470 x126
laura@yogaworks.com
yogaworks.com
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive of
teacher training programs for aspiring teachers
and serious students. Our program blends yoga
traditions from East and West, integrating
both into a practical and unique method
that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis
on alignment and skillful sequencing. Visit
yogaworks.com for information on 200-hour,
300-hour and continuing education programs.
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n
arizona
Sedona
Sedona Mago RetReat
3500 e. Bill gray rd., sedona, aZ, 86336
p (928) 301-4706 F (928) 634-9302
info@sedonamagoretreat.org
sedonamagoretreat.org
location: sedona, arizona
Yoga and overnight at a vortex! 160 acres sur-
rounded by dramatic red rocks, 126 rooms and
suites, 10 yoga rooms, meditation lake, water-
falls, vegetarian/fish dining.
Sedona Spi Ri t Yoga & Hi ki ng
p.o. Box 278, sedona, aZ, 86339
p (928) 282-9900
peace@yogalife.net
yogalife.net
location: sedona, arizona
Enjoy yoga and hiking in majestic Sedona. Self-
renewal retreats; daily vortex hikes; teacher
training. Access inner peace through yoga amid
red rock vortexes. Beginners welcome.
california
HappY CaMp
klaMatH Ri veR and
Mountai n RetReat CenteR
p.o. Box 319, 64634 Hwy. 96,
Happy camp, ca, 96039
p (530) 493-2207 F (530) 493-2207
rivercountry96@hotmail.com
klamathrafting.com
location: Happy camp, california
One- to seven-day yoga and Reiki adventures.
Lightweight, horse-assisted wilderness back-
packing. Whitewater rafting. Practice yoga in
remote natural settings. Combination trips,
gear, instructors, meals provided.
Juli an
San di ego HatHa Yoga
Julian, ca, 92036
p (619) 925-7103
sandiegohathayoga@gmail.com
sandiegohathayoga.com
location: san diego Hatha Yoga
Located in the beautiful mountains of San
Diego County. Retreats/classes tailored to your
needs. Including onsite corporate/private ses-
sions. Beginner through advanced classes.
gRaSS valleY
Si vananda Yoga FaRM
14651 Ballantree ln., grass valley, ca, 95949
p (530) 272-9322 F (530) 477-6054
yogafarm@sivananda.org
sivanandayogafarm.org
location: sierra Foothills of california
The Sivananda Yoga Farm is located on 80
secluded acres of rolling hills, ancient oaks
and meadows in the Sierra foothills, and offers
affordable yoga vacations, meditation retreats,
Ayurveda, work/study programs, and a twice-
yearly certified teacher training course. For
more information, visit sivanandayogafarm.org,
or call (530) 272-9322.
Mi ddletown
HaRbi n Hot SpRi ngS
18424 Harbin springs road,
Middletown, ca, 95461
p (707) 987-2477
reception@harbin.org
harbin.org/yj
location: Harbin Hot springs
Escape to this beautiful hideaway in the North-
ern California wine region. Daily yoga, natural
spring pools, massage, Watsu®, clothing-
optional sunbathing, workshops. Rooms,
camping, day visits.
nevada Ci tY
tHe expandi ng li gHt RetReat
14618 tyler Foote rd., nevada city, ca, 95959
p (800) 346-5350 F (530) 478-7519
info@expandinglight.org
expandinglight.org
location: nevada city, ca
Enjoy the peaceful beauty of California’s Sierra
Nevada foothills, luscious vegetarian meals,
comfortable accommodations, an ashram envi-
ronment, and classes in yoga, meditation and
spiritual/healthy lifestyle.
SonoMa
Yoga tRee San FRanCi SCo
780 stanyan st., (at Waller st.), san Francisco,
ca, 94117
p (415) 387-4707
retreats@yogatreesf.com
yogatreesf.com
location: sonoma, california
Yoga Tree hosts ongoing retreats at our local
retreat center, TaraBellaVilla, nestled in the
wine country of Sonoma County, CA. For more
information, visit yogatreesf.com.
colorado
bReCkenRi dge
baCkCountRY Yoga RetReatS
p.o. Box 8227, 158 Bucyrus cir.,
Breckenridge, co, 80424
p (970) 453-4060 F (970) 453-4060
info@babesinthebackcountry.com
babesinthebackcountry.com
location: colorado and lake tahoe, california
Year-round women’s backcountry yoga retreats.
All levels. No backcountry or yoga experience
required. Hut trips: snowshoe, ski/Telemark,
snowboard, cross-country ski, hike and bike.
telluRi de
telluRi de Yoga FeSti val
p.o. Box 1945, telluride, co, 81435
p (970) 728-2477 F (970) 728-2477
info@tellurideyogafestival.com
tellurideyogafestival.com
location: telluride, colorado
dates: July 8-11, 2010
Third annual Telluride Yoga Festival: an
incredible yoga experience in an unforgettable
setting. Aadil Palkhivala, Richard Freeman,
Tias Little, Scott Blossom and many more.
Yoga workshops, panel discussions, kirtan,
meditation. Full children’s program. 25% of net
proceeds donated to environmental preserva-
tion. Don’t miss the country’s most inspiring
yoga event!
arizona—california Vacation & Retreats
vacations
& retreats
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florida
Palm Beach
exhale at the
OmPhOy Ocean ResORt
2842 s. ocean Blvd., palm Beach, Fl, 33480
p (561) 585-8116
retreats@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
location: palm Beach, Florida
Exhale’s premier destination retreats offer
guests the opportunity to experience
transformational and rejuvenating mind-
body retreats of various lengths and intensity
throughout the year.
sanI Bel I slanD
sanI Bel I slanD, Fl VacatI On
RetReat wI th BOBBI GOlDI n
8241 s.W. 124 st., Miami, Fl, 33156
p (305) 969-5999 F (305) 661-9943
bobbiji@yogamiami.com
yogamiami.com
location: sanibel island, Fl
April 25 to May 2, 2010. A full week of two
Iyengar Yoga classes a day, white-sand beaches,
the Gulf of Mexico, and starlit nights. Join us
for yoga sessions intentionally designed to keep
us in tune with ourselves and in harmony with
the nature around us.
hawaii
haleI wa
cOmPlete healI nG exPeRI ence
66-403 paalaa rd., p.o. Box 4,
Haleiwa, Hi, 96712
p (808) 389-2227
cabspates@yahoo.com
cabspates.com
location: oahu, Hawaii
Aloha. Welcome to our community! Bike/hike
to local studios, beaches, farmers’ markets,
shops/cafes, or eat right from the garden. See
you soon for a custom retreat.
PahOa
KalanI OceansI De RetReat
dennis dehler,12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Beach
rd., pahoa, Hi, 96778
p (800) 800-6886 F (808) 965-0527
kalani@kalani.com
kalani.com
location: pahoa, Hi
Find yourself... in a peaceful, nurturing envi-
ronment filled with the healing energy of the
Big Island of Hawaii. Kalani’s 120-acre retreat
on the lush, tropical coast of the Big Island
celebrates nature, culture, and wellness. We
offer daily yoga, teacher training workshops,
delicious cuisine, adventures, and renowned
massage therapists.
maine
I slanD Falls
sewall hOuse yOGa RetReat
1027 crystal rd., island Falls, Me, 04747
p (888) 235-2395
info@sewallhouse.com
sewallhouse.com
location: island Falls, Maine
Historic bed-and-breakfast feeling; three veg-
etarian meals/day. Classes in hatha/Ashtanga,
Kundalini, meditation, kirtan.
Near lakes, hiking. Charming private bed-
rooms. May through October 2010.
montana
BOzeman
BI G sKy yOGa RetReats
Bozeman, Mt, 59718
p (406) 587-2390
info@bigskyyogaretreats.com
bigskyyogaretreats.com
Yoga and outdoor fitness in Montana’ s Big Sky
Country. Winter 2010 yoga and skiing retreats;
summer 2010 Cowgirl Yoga™ retreats blend
yoga, hiking and horseback riding. Gourmet
food and spectacular mountain setting. Dis-
cover the peace that comes from practicing
yoga and being connected to nature. Yeehaw
and namastè.
helena
FeatheReD PI Pe FOunDatI On
rodney Yee, seane corn, angela Farmer,
p.o. Box 1682, Helena, Mt, 59624
p (406) 442-8196 F (406) 442-8110
info@featheredpipe.com
featheredpipe.com
location: Helena, Montana
The Feathered Pipe has been offering the ulti-
mate yoga retreats for over 30 years. Join us at
our ranch in Montana or a retreat in Mexico, or
take your yoga practice and travel around the
world with us. We host small-size workshops,
one at a time, with the finest teachers.
nebraska
Omaha
haRmOnI c stRuctuRes
5324 n. 52nd st., omaha, ne, 68104
p (402) 291-1122
ijrickman@cox.net
location: continental United states
Vastu meditation gardens. Vacation every day
with your own beautifully landscaped harmonic
structure, which uses divine measures to reso-
nate in harmony with you. Student of Sthapatya
Veda.
nI RVana POI nte
wellness RetReat & sPa
omaha, ne
p (402) 551-0500
bliss@thewellnessconnection.net
thewellnessconnection.net
location: omaha, nebraska
A sacred haven! Exquisite energy and surround-
ings. 30-foot waterfall, pool/spa. Guided or
unstructured retreats. Holistic practices, topics
and certifications. Breathtaking escapes! Out-
side OMaha, city of enlightenment!
new jersey
hOBOKen
One hunDReD sKI es
yOGa aDVentuRes
79 Hudson st., suite ll103, Hoboken, nJ, 07030
p (201) 320-3864
info@onehundredskies.com
onehundredskies.com
location: domestic and international
Annual Adventures and Yoga Retreat Plan-
ning. Instructors, let us do the work for you!
Customized yoga adventures to beautiful desti-
nations to share with your students.
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new mexico
Santa Fe
Prajna Yoga retreatS
11 toltec rd., santa Fe, nM, 87505
p (505) 988-5248
prajnaoffice@gmail.com
prajnayoga.net
Tias Little’s Prajna Yoga Retreats offer incred-
ible daylong events, weekend workshops,
women’s retreats and transformational six-day
intensives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.
new york
Phoeni ci a
Menla Mountai n retreat &
conFerence center
375 pantherkill rd., phoenicia, nY, 12464
p (845) 688-6897 x7519 F (845) 688-6895
office@menla.org
menla.org
location: phoenicia, new York
Breathtaking Catskill Mountains treasure.
First-class accomodations. Nutritious gourmet
vegetarian meals. All yoga styles welcome. Ideal
for retreats and teacher trainings of all sizes.
See why some of the hottest names in yoga have
chosen Menla for their trainings. Let us help
you create the perfect retreat for your students.
Shandaken
coPPerhood retreat and SPa
laurie Heaven,7039 state rte. 28,
shandaken, nY, 12480
p (845) 688-2460
info@copperhood.com
copperhood.com
location: copperhood retreat and spa
Balance your life in our forest preserve retreat
120 miles from NYC. Organic gourmet food,
yoga, hiking, biking, skiing, fantastic indoor
facilities to nurture health and fitness.
catSki ll Mountai nS
Si vananda aShraM
Yoga ranch
p.o. Box 195, 33 Yoga ln.,
Woodbourne, nY, 12788
p (845) 436-6492
yogaranch@sivananda.org
sivananda.org/ranch
location: catskill Mountains, new York
Year-round, daily asana classes, meditation and
vegetarian meals. Classical hatha and raja yoga;
Vedanta philosophy. Teacher training courses.
Work/study. Yoga vacations. Ayurveda, sauna.
Organic garden, permaculture.
oregon
Portland
health & Fi tneSS Yoga
retreatS
Hawthorne Wellness center, 3016 n.e. 27th
ave., portland, or, 97212
p (503) 224-8611
holiday@holidaysyogacenter.com
holidaysyogacenter.com
location: please check website for details.
Year-round intensives: Oregon Coast, Mount
Hood, Hawaii, and European retreats. Holiday
provides three decades of experience in a vari-
ety of student-based yoga systems.
pennsylvania
honeSdale
hi MalaYan i nSti tute
952 Bethany tpke., Honesdale, pa, 18431
p (800) 822-4547
info@himalayaninstitute.org
himalayaninstitute.org
location: northeast pennsylvania
A leader for 38 years in the fields of yoga,
meditation and holistic health, the Hima-
layan Institute offers seminars, workshops,
health products, self-transformation pro-
grams and 200-/500-hour yoga teacher cer-
tification programs at our peaceful 400-acre
campus in northeastern Pennsylvania and
around the world. Call (800) 822-4547. Visit
HimalayanInstitute.org or HITA.org.
tennessee
hohenwald
graY Bear lodge
retreat center
p.o. Box 682, Hohenwald, tn, 38462
p (615) 782-0469
adam@graybear.org
graybear.org
location: gray Bear lodge retreat center
Beautiful wilderness setting: log cabins,
waterfalls, serenity. Timeless retreats, teacher
trainings: yoga (all levels) cleansing/juicing,
Thai massage, Watsu. Guest teachers: Patricia
Walden, Rodney Yee, Kausthub, T.K.V. Desi-
kachar.
texas
Mi neola
Yoga i n the Pi neS retreatS
431 county road 2487, Mineola, tX, 75773
p (469) 867-0766
yogainthepines@aol.com
yogainthepines.net
location: east texas
Joyful healing weekend retreat surrounded by
the serenity of nature, two hours from Dallas.
Share yoga, wisdom and laughter. $259 all-
inclusive. All levels welcome.
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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n international Vacation & Retreats
international
Yoga Yoga Vacati ons
austin, tX, 78757
p (512) 707-9642
vacations@yogayoga.com
yogayoga.com
location: Mexico, costa rica, and beyond!
A Yoga Yoga vacation combines the best in
yoga with healthy activities and breathtaking
natural locations to relax and transform you.
Barefoot Yoga retreats
Honomu, Hi, 96728
p (808) 232-1900
info@barefootyogaretreats.com
barefootyogaretreats.com
location: Hawaii, Micronesia, Fiji, greece,
solomon islands
Travel should be more than an escape; it
should be a life-changing adventure. Barefoot
Yoga Retreats combines invigorating yoga
with outdoor excursions, culture and seva,
fresh island cuisine and luxurious accommoda-
tions. Take your practice out of the studio and
onto the best beaches, jungles and waterfalls of
the world.
samudra YogadVentures
wi th shi Va rea
venice, ca, 90291
p (301) 560-0934
retreats@yogadventures.com
shivarea.com
location: Worldwide
Samudra Yogadventures global retreats honor
the many paths that lead to the source and offer
infinite inspiration. Transformational vinyasa
flow yoga, healing nature, sacred sanctuaries
and yoga tribe. Our retreats are life-changing
ways to deepen and renew your experience of
living yoga. Offered globally.
the hard & the soft
eco-Yoga retreats
po Box 5009, east Hampton, nY, 11937
p (631) 324-8409
info@power-yoga.com
power-yoga.com
location: Worldwide
Our eco-yoga vacations/retreats with inter-
nationally renowned spiritual teacher, Beryl
Bender Birch, offer a unique opportunity to
rebuild, recharge and restore your body, mind
and spirit.
Vi nYasa + Ki rtan retreats
santa cruz, ca, 95060
p (617) 504-6505
mariam@rolfgates.com
rolfgates.com
location: costa rica, esalen, Big sur,
catskills, Mexico
Rolf Gates, author of the acclaimed book on
yogic philosophy Meditations from the Mat,
offers vinyasa/kirtan retreats with GIRISH in
breathtaking settings. These weeks combine
intensive vinyasa practice, phenomenal kirtan
sessions, first-rate alignment training, medita-
tion and lots of fun. Flow deeply into the life
you want to create for yourself!
Yoga adVenture wi th deBorah
Koehn and daVi d Blehert
p.o. Box 678 , 41 Ho’okena Beach rd. ,
Honaunau, Hi, 96726
p (970) 309-3835
info@yogaadventure.com
yogaadventure.com
location: Worldwide
Adventures/Y.A. teacher training programs,
“Yoga for the Village People” cultural immer-
sion, Bali, Peru/Machu Picchu, Hawaii, India.
See Hawaii Training ad this issue/web listing.
Yogafox retreats
genevieve rivera, rYt 200,525 e. atlantic ave.,
delray Beach, Fl, 33483
p (561) 703-1236
keith@yogafox.com
yogafox.com
location: colorado, costa rica, greece,
Mexico, and More
YogaFox retreats. Travel to beautiful loca-
tions worldwide, practicing a variety of yoga
styles daily: vinyasa, Kripalu, restorative, nada
yoga with traveling musicians. Enjoy daily
meditation as we explore our surroundings on
adventures. Also visit us at our home studios in
Delray Beach, FL, at 525 E. Atlantic Ave. and
1405 N. Federal Hwy.
bahamas
wi ldQuest retreats
p.o. Box 7433, delray Beach, Fl, 33482-7433
p (800) 326-1618
reservations@wildquest.com
wildquest.com
location: Bimini, Bahamas
Swimming with wild dolphins and yoga in
the Caribbean. Weeklong transformative,
meditative retreats. Experience the magical
human-dolphin connection. (800) 326-1618;
wildquest.com.
si Vananda ashram
Yoga retreat
sita chaitanya,p. o. Box n7550, paradise
island, nassau,
p (866) 446-5934 F (242) 363-3783
nassau@sivananda.org
sivanandabahamas.org
location: paradise island, Bahamas
The Yoga Retreat is an island paradise with
crystal clear water and pure white sands. It
is located on one of the finest beaches of the
world. Year-round yoga vacations, yoga teacher
training courses, hatha yoga, meditation,
chanting retreats, vedanta, Ayurveda, confer-
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botswana
Yoga Safari
p. o. Box 1034, Maun, Botswana
p +267 6865117 F +267 6865117
info@yogasafari.com
yogasafari.com
location: Botswana, africa
Ever thought of practicing yoga within the
wilds of Africa with a qualified yoga instructor?
Then this is the vacation for you! Check out
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indonesia
2010 Bali Spi ri t Yoga feSti val
44B Jalan Hanoman, padang tegal,
Ubud, Bali, 80571
p +62 361 970 992 F +62 361 970 581
info@balispiritfestival.com
balispiritfestival.com
location: Ubud, Bali and surroundings
dates: March 31–april 4, 2010
Be a part of something that will change your
world! Come to the Balispirit Festival. Yoga,
dance, music, workshops, night concerts,
healing, community . . . magnified by the magic
of Bali.
Bali —eScape the World
Ubud, Bali , 80226
p +62 361 289 752
info@onewolrdretreats.com
oneworldretreats.com
location: Ubud, Bali
Bali ongoing retreats: Escape the World.;
Yoga, meditation, spa treatments, cultural
discoveries. Peaceful and authentic life
experiences, spectacular location. All-inclusive
journey starting at $1050. Six days/five nights.
ann BarroS’ Yoga i n Bali
Ubud , Bali,
p (831) 475-8738 F (831) 475-8738
abarros@pacbell.net
BaliYoga.com
location: Bali, indonesia
Celebrating over 40 successful tours! Original
Iyengar Yoga Bali retreat with Ann Barros:
includes airfare, deluxe accommodations, daily
yoga, cultural excursions. “Eat Pray Love.”
bhutan
Bhutan Yoga travelS
304-40 landry st., ottawa, ont, K1l 8K4
p (613) 883-5850
info@yogatravels.ca
yogatravels.ca
location: Bhutan
dates: May/June 2010
14-day yoga trips in Bhutan. May/June 2010.
We practise all-level hatha yoga and visit
monasteries, museums and small villages
within this Himalayan kingdom.
brazil
BlYSS Yoga i n Brazi l
rua visconde de piraja 318, sala 211,
rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22410000
p +55 21 9218 5511
blyssyoga@gmail.com
blyss.com.br
location: rio de Janeiro
For just $100/day you will have a private two-
bedroom apartment, breakfast, vegetarian
meals and unlimited yoga classes in sunny
beautiful Rio.
caribbean
BocaS Yoga
casa Morada, 4th st., Bocas town,
Bocas del toro
p +507 6658 1355
sweetlaurakay@msn.com
bocasyoga.com
location: caribbean
Custom-built yoga studio designed with Vastu
Shastra. Safe, comfortable, noncompetitive,
nonjudgmental, air-conditioned, sound-
proofed haven. Discover our Caribbean archi-
pelago and yourself. Eclectic mix of hatha yoga.
exhale at the ganSevoort
turkS and cai coS
grace Bay Beach, providenciales, B.W.i.
p (877) 774-3253
retreats@exhalespa.com
exhalespa.com
location: providenciales, turks & caicos
islands British West indies
Exhale’s premier destination retreats offer guests
the opportunity to experience transformational
and rejuvenating mind-body retreats of various
lengths and intensity throughout the year.
Jungle BaY reSort & Spa
point Mulatre, domenica West indies British
West indies
p (767) 446-1789
yoga@junglebaydominica.com
junglebaydominica.com
location: dominica, West indies, caribbean
Turn your next yoga retreat into an eco-adven-
ture Caribbean holiday! Jungle Bay, Dominica
. . . pure rustic elegance! “Om Away from
Home,” says Outside magazine.
Mi ndful tropi cal JourneYS
rodney Bay post office,
rodney Bay, gros islet, 124
p (758) 461-1294
jillrhagar@hotmail.com
location: saint lucia island of saint lucia West
indies
Teach your own yoga workshop as you
vacation on one of the most majestic islands
in the Caribbean. Studio, props, hotel,
breakfast all arranged.
tropical eScapeS—cariBBean
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patricia perkins,p.o. Box cp6155,
st. lucia, West indies
p (212) 731-2478
trish@tropicalescapes.biz
tropicalescapes.biz
location: caribbean islands
(dominica, Jamaica, st. lucia)
From the exhilarating to the serene, our
retreats stimulate inner and outer renewal.
Instructors: Come to the Caribbean; let us take
care of the rest!
chile
patagoni a Yoga adventure
p.o. Box 2028, truckee, ca, 96160
p (800) 246-7238 F (530) 550-9670
marc@bbxrafting.com
bbxrafting.com
location: patagonia, chile
Yoga, multi-sport adventure and prana in pris-
tine Patagonia. Join teacher Maria Garre for
yoga, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, gourmet
cuisine and massage on a trip of a lifetime!
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costa rica
Luna Lodge
lana Wedmore,
carate, puntarenas, puerto rico,
p +506 8380 5036
lana@lunalodge.com
lunalodge.com
location: carate, peninsula de osa, costa rica
Luna: an enchanting rainforest retreat. Journey
into your mind, body and spirit. Delight and
embrace natural beauty, beach, waterfalls, swim-
ming pool, spa and incredible, healthy food.
SamaSati nature retreat
puerto viejo,
p (800) 563-9643
samasati@samasati.com
samasati.com
location: puerto viejo, costa rica
Samasati Nature Retreat…In business for 12
years! Nestled in Costa Rica’s tropical rain
forest, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Ideal
for exotic vacations, yoga groups or personal
getaways. Gourmet vegetarian restaurant,
treatment spa, eco-tours, beach activities and
daily yoga classes.
Yoga moveS i n CoSta ri Ca
274 Main st., reading, Ma, 1867
p (888) 767-7375
info@eyogamoves.com
eyogamoves.com
location: costa rica
7 days of yoga, fun and adventure! Includes 2 all
levels yoga classes daily! Gorgeous surroundings,
adventure and yoga in beautiful Costa Rica!
vajra SoL Yoga adventureS
apartado 56-6151, santa ana, 2000
p (866) 493-Yoga F (512) 628-3702
info@vajrasoltravel.com
vajrasoltravel.com
location: costa rica
Active, healthy yoga/adventure vacations and
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greece
Yoga retreat i n greeCe
19 Birch crescent, rochester, nY, 14607
p (585) 244-0782
yogawave@rochester.rr.com
openskyYoga.com
location: lesvos, greece
dates: July 7-14, 2010
Yoga, meditation, Mediterranean Sea and hot
springs! Francois Raoult takes you on a journey
to Lesvos, Greece, July 7-14, 2010. Experience
the creative spirit of B.K.S. Iyengar’s teachings.
angeLa and vi Ctor:
Yoga From the i nner BodY
1350 president st., Yellow springs, oH, 45387
p (937) 767-7727
patricia@brainfingers.com
angela-victor.com
location: lesvos, greece
Angela and Victor teach courses in their beau-
tiful Eftalou yoga/healing center on the island
of Lesvos, in Greece. 2010 retreats: May (two-
week course), June (three-week course), Sep-
tember and October (two-week courses). Plus
one-week women’s retreat (taught by Angela).
Also, several European workshops. Complete
2010 schedule on website.
honduras
CaSa verde
Kil. 8 carretera de Yaruca, la ceiba,
casaverde@mac.com
wendygreenyoga.com
location: rio cangrejal, Honduras
An eco-retreat adjacent to the spectacular Pico
Bonito National Park in Honduras, offering
Ashtanga Yoga, pranayama, raw vegan cuisine,
Thai massage, permaculture, climbing, hik-
ing, swimming, waterfalls, whitewater rafting,
slacklining, and serene, organic lodging in a
magnificent river/rainforest setting. Nature
is the ultimate healer! Mention ad for $100
credit.
india
SeCond i nternati onaL journeY
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raouLt
19 Birch crescent, rochester, nY, 14607
p (585) 244-0782
yogawave@rochester.rr.com
openskyYoga.com
location: Kerala, india
dates: dec 28, 2010-Jan.11, 2011
Join Francois Raoult and Nathalie Alvarez for
a mystical quest: yoga and Ayurvedic massage
at Chamundi Hill Palace in Kerala and sacred
temples of Madurai, Thanjavur and Mahabali-
puram.
italy
12 daYS i n tuSCanY
carlson Wagonlit travel source, inc. , 101
duncan Mill rd., toronto, ontario, M3B 1Z3
p (877) 449-4652
kkettle@carlsonwagonlit.ca
travelwithatwist.net
location: tuscany, italy
dates: June 25-27, 2010
Tuscany, Italy, June 25-July 7, 2010. Extraordi-
nary yoga and architourism retreat: USD$4450.
Rare opportunity with architectural historian
Shelley Hornstein and yoga teacher, Scott
Davis. travelwithatwist.net
mexico
i nner Freedom Yoga…anuSara
Yoga retreat at YeLapa BeaCh
890 g st., arcata, ca, 95521
p (707) 440-2111
robyn@innerfreedomyoga.com
innerfreedomyoga.com
location: Yelapa Beach, Mexico
dates: March 13-20, 2010
Yoga/meditation. Certified Anusara instruc-
tors. Gorgeous remote village near Puerto
Vallarta. Snorkeling, hiking, whale watching,
kayaking, bird watching, excellent food. Great
prices! Hawaii in January!
preSent moment retreat
guerrero, Mexico 40880
p (916) 580-3418
tom@presentmomentretreat.com
presentmomentretreat.com
location: troncones Beach, Mexico
Tropical yoga, meditation, qi gong, dance and
bodywork retreat center located on the Pacific
Riviera, 30 minutes north of Ixtapa/Zihua.
Picturesque accommodations include private
beachfront bungalows and pool.
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Xi nalani RetReat
puerto vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico 48400
p +52 133 3359 7763
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xinalaniretreat.com
location: Mexican pacific, south shore
puerto vallarta (Mexico)
Yoga instructors, organize your yoga retreat in
Mexico. Private beach and jungle. Discounts
and all-inclusive packages for 10- to 24-student
groups. Have a unique yoga experience in our
nature-surrounded yoga center with unique
views of the ocean, beachfront suites, adven-
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tecate
Rancho la PueRta Fi tness
ResoRt and desti nati on sPa
tecate, Baja, california
p (877) 440-7778
reservations@rancholapuerta.com
rancholapuerta.com
location: tecate, Baja california, Mexico
Refresh, re-energize and renew at the first
destination spa in North America! Enjoy hiking
on sacred Mt. Kuchumaa’s foothills, study yoga
with experienced full-time instructors, and eat
healthy organic vegetarian cuisine provided
by the spa’s own organic garden. Plus, try your
hand at cooking in our cooking school and culi-
nary center!
ocho Yoga RetReats
ocho tulum
KM 8.5 carretera tulum—Boca paila,
tulum, 77780
p 6469633678
ochoyoga@gmail.com
ochotulum.com
location: tulum, Mexico
Ocho Yoga Retreats on the gorgeous Mayan
Riviera: spacious studio, spa, healthy cuisine,
Mayan ruins. Come for a personal experience
or bring your group.
peru
Wi llka t’ i ka
gaRden guesthouse
Urubamba, peru
p (888) 737-8070 F (415) 520-6004
info@willkatika.com
willkatika.com
location: sacred valley
Peru’s only yoga and healing eco-retreat.
Based at gorgeous Willka T’ika Garden Guest-
house. Magical Journey tours feature delicious
organic vegetarian cuisine, spa services, cere-
monies with authentic Peruvian healers, sacred
gardens, and superlative guides. Year-round
departures, premium inclusive yoga/special
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Information: (888) 737-8070 PST,
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aFRi ca Yoga
Box 170, st. Francis Bay, eastern cape , 6312
p +27 42 294 0904 F +27 42 294 0985
info@africayoga.com
africayoga.com
location: st. Francis Bay, south africa
St. Francis Bay, South Africa: one-month
intensive dynamic teacher training in a peaceful
coastal village, April/October 2010. RYA 200.
In-depth transformational soul journey. Life-
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p (631) 267-6144
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Yoga Yoga’s Wellness Spa provides a sanctuary
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ashevi lle
Nouri shi Ng li fe tCm
dr. robin saraswati tiberi, asheville, nc, 28701
p (619) 925-2228 F (828) 645-4801
saraswatiom@mac.com
nourishinglifetcm.com
Nourishing Life TCM (traditional Chinese
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together yogic, Taoist and Buddhist practices.
Dr. Robin Saraswati Tiberi offers individual
consultations and leads workshops and retreats
for women to restore their health. She has
expertise with fertility enhancement, believing
fertility is a state of being.
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praNa studi o
Kathleen schuman, 2049-g West st.,
annapolis, Md, 21401
p (410) 266-3401
kschuman@pranastudio.com
pranastudio.com
Offering the following yoga classes: advanced;
all-level; beginner (happy hour); hot vinyasa
flow and intermediate. We look forward to
seeing you on your mat!!!
BoCa ratoN
di aNe ZaNtop studi o
diane Zantop, Ma, rYt 500,
Boca raton, Fl, 33486
p (561) 392-3191
suntopper@aol.com
Integrative Yoga therapist, MA in psychology
with focus on yoga and mind/body health, RYT
500. Small classes, private sessions, programs
for schools. “Explorations in Consciousness”
workshops.
CampBell
pri vate Yoga aNd eNergY
heali Ng
campbell, ca, 95008
p (408) 219-7036
debora@spiritualwellnessctr.com
spiritualwellnessctr.com
My joy is to assist you in making your heart’s
intentions manifest physically, emotionally,
spiritually and mentally by clearing chakras of
disturbances and replacing with empowerment.
Chapel hi ll
heali Ng moves Yoga
carol Krucoff, e-rYt 500, chapel Hill, nc, 27514
p (919) 942-8452
healingmoves.com
Specializing in yoga therapy for people with
health challenges, seniors and athletes. Private
sessions, classes, workshops and teacher
trainings in Durham and Chapel Hill.
ColumBus
si pra pi mputkar
sipra pimputkar, clintonville, columbus, oH,
43202
p (614) 266-1096 F (614) 451-6252
sipra_pimputkar@msn.com
yoga-well-being.com
Yoga-Well-Being: Gentle introduction
for beginners; continual challenges for the
experienced student. Engaging hatha yoga with
extensions/variations; breathing/meditation.
Always small classes. Individual-focused
attention.
CYpress
houstoN Yoga & aYurveda
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sharon Kapp, cMa, cp, cas, caBt, 16310
Madewood st., cypress, tX, 77429
p (832) 349-0370
sharon@Houston-Yoga-ayurveda.com
houston-yoga-ayurveda.com/
Reiki master, feng shui/Vastu consultant
teaches traditional yoga/Ayurveda practice
for yogis at all levels. Balance, precision, flow,
heart-opening asanas calm the mind and
strengthen the body.
wellness services
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susan ginsberg, deerfield, il, 60015
p (847) 444-9642
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stopandbreathe.org
Stop and Breathe® relaxation coaching/
trainings. Breathwork, relaxation, meditation
to provide support and comfort to hospital/
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stress. Corporate relaxation workshops offered.
DurhaM
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teaChi ng yoga to Seni orS
carol Krucoff, e-rYt 500, 3475 erwin rd.,
duke University center For living,
durham, nc, 27705
p (866) 313-0959
carol.krucoff@duke.edu
dukeintegrativeMedicine.org
Teaching Yoga to Seniors: workshop for yoga
instructors. Learn to teach yoga to older adults
in community, health care and senior home
settings. Earn a certificate of completion in
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workshop in spring or fall. Details available at
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3ho founDati on
prabhu prakash, 6 narayan ct.,
espanola, nM, 87532
p (888) 346-2420 F (505) 753-1999
Yogainfo@3Ho.org
3Ho.org
A global community of people practicing and
sharing Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi
Bhajan® to serve and inspire humanity to be
healthy, happy and holy.
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the li fe WellneSS Centre
Michelle Malo-esposito, rYt, 13455 dulles
technology dr., Herndon, va, 20171
p (703) 671-7373 F (703) 671-7393
drjoe@lifewellnesscentre.com
lifewellnesscentre.com
Experience the joy of holistic and integrative
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Si vananDa aShraM
yoga retreat
swami swaroopananda, p.o. Box n7550,
paradise island, nassau, Bahamas
p (866) 446-5934 F (242) 363-3783
nassau@sivananda.org
sivanandabahamas.org
Yoga therapy workshops and trainings
by Mukunda Stiles, Nischala Devi, Amy
Weintraub, Joseph Le Page, Leslie Kaminoff,
Timothy McCall and many other leading yoga
therapists.
norfolk
the SpaCe aBove yoga Center
202 W. 22nd st., norfolk, va, 23517
p (757) 622-2474
thespaceabove.com
Yoga, Ayurveda, massage. Private yoga therapy,
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BeyonD the Bri Dge
linda shields, e-rYt 200, 251 e. 32nd st.,
new York city, nY, 10016
p (917) 837-3652
beyondthebridge@verizon.net
beyondthebridge.com
Integrative wellness coaching solutions
for individuals and corporations. Active
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Therapy, corporate yoga and wellness
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dr. lynn somerstein, 150 east 84th street, #2p,
new York, nY, 10028
p (212) 861-6818
lynnsomerstein@aol.com
lynnsomerstein.com
Find your path! Yogic wisdom and western
psychotherapy work together to help create
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gary Kraftsow, oakland, ca, 94618
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Viniyoga Therapy with Gary Kraftsow and
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Jayne robertson, rancho Mirage, ca, 92270
p (760) 333-2339
fitnessbeyond@aol.com
desertyogatherapy.com
One-on-one yoga therapy within a medical
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san Francisco, ca, 94123
p (415) 931-9642
info@healingyoga.org
healingyoga.org
Healing Yoga Foundation is a nonprofit
offering yoga as a holistic discipline for health,
healing and personal growth. Yoga therapy,
one-on-one consultation and practices that
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group classes in asana, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra,
Vedic chanting, pranayama, meditation.
For information, call (415) 931-9642; visit
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tomoko ito, 3-22-21-101 Zoushigaya,
toshima, tokyo, 171-0032
p +81 90 9321 9047 F +81 3 6326 1317
yoga@luna-works.com
senioryogafit.luna-works.com
Teaching restorative, prenatal yoga, yoga for
infertility, for seniors, athletes, nurses, patients.
Teacher training for each also available.
Promoting Yoga as Medicine Japanese edition.
RYT 500. IAYT member.
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Yoga totally transformed me. so Ashtanga worked really well for me. My dad had been practicing Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga. When I was 18. When I was just getting started with yoga. poets. how did you first come to yoga? I was in a grouphome program in high school. California. I had this cominghome experience. there’s nobody is greater/but sometimes. We put on shows that were positive. These days. and working on a new album for 2010. who are the teachers who have influenced you most? I took my first trip to India in 2001 and studied with Pattabhi Jois in Mysore. and we started putting together drug-. When I was in my early 20s.co m FeBRUARY 2010 www. and he had built this small room in the back of his store in Point Reyes. More recently I hooked up with [Jivamukti Yoga founders] Sharon Gannon and David Life. I knew this group of young graffiti artists. Joy. who used to go on tour with the Grateful Dead. The first two records I had were the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill and Run-DMC’s Raising Hell. I graduated from that program and started doing yoga. but when vinyasa yoga teacher and hip-hop artist Nicholas Giacomini (aka MC Yogi) set lyrics like “Hanuman G. It’s the same teachings as yoga—it’s just coming in a different way. in Point Reyes Station. Also.storemags. so. where he practiced with a tiny group. like Shiva and Ganesh. That was the soundtrack of my youth. Tim Miller. and what about hip-hop? I grew up in the hip-hop generation. through the music. Living from inside your heart instead of inside your head. K a r e n M ac K l i n ryan donnell 2 2 yo gaj o u r n a l .com . DJs. I got hold of some Indian comic books. he invited me. where did you learn about them? I grew up reading a lot of comic books. and there was something about the Indian myths that was so much fun and so colorful and so profound. how did the two come together for you? There was a converted factory in the town of Sonoma. Larry Schultz. Sanskrit mantras and the legends of Hindu deities might seem unlikely fodder for a rap album. Elephant Power (which samples Krishna Das and Jai Uttal. I was in my late teens. break dancers. It was the first place I started to experiment with bringing yogic wisdom and ancient myths into the hip-hop format. and I just want to pay it forward and speak to the youth in a way they are going to understand. touring internationally. and Richard Freeman. Sharon has been such an amazing fairy godmother to me. he made a sensation in the yoga community. conscious hip-hop. and musicians. But when my feet landed on the mat. among other kirtan [chanting] wallahs).people pay it forward MC Yogi pairs yoga and hip-hop to deliver a positive message. California. homie. and violence-free events for high school kids at The Shop. and I came from a reform school. you reference a lot of Indian gods in your music. I was not interested in the curriculum at all and got involved with drugs and troubled kids. MC Yogi spends his time teaching at Yoga Toes. so I was listening to hip-hop when I was six and seven years old. I was really struggling. and the owner sectioned off a portion of it and turned it into a teen center called The Shop.com & www. the studio he owns with his wife. and at some point. Amanda.fantamag. It gave me the discipline I needed. alcohol-. One day. It was really hard at first. what’s the main message you want to put out to the world in your music? Peace. early 20s. you have weird behavior” to a funky beat on his album.

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with symptoms such as lethargy and carbohydrate craving. or SAD. But in the fall and early spring. combined with breathwork. It may help to do some active postures first. is thought to be triggered by a lack of sunlight during the winter.) if you’re feeling lethargic in your mind and body. make your exhalations and inhalations of equal length. and whether the mind is agitated or lethargic. practice the following sequence.fantamag.” she says. “Our nervous systems are designed to respond to minute fluctuations in our environments. Then. which she describes as the single most powerful part of the practice. “It’s important to learn to practice to your nervous system and ride the waves of emotional fluctuations.storemags. But during teacher training with characterized by hypomania. At these times. racing thoughts. Restorative yoga. “I just figured that winter blues was something I’d have to live with.” Restorative yoga and breathwork form the heart of the therapeutic yoga practice Forbes developed for emotional balance. Salamba Savasana (Supported Corpse Pose) Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose) Salamba Viparita Karani (Supported Legs-upthe-Wall Pose) 26 yo gaj o u r n a l . This cyclic form of depression. choosing the breathwork that’s appropriate for you.co m FEBRuARY 2010 www. now a restorative yoga teacher. known as seasonal affective disorder. For years. The feelings lasted through April. It included pranayama (breathwork) and meditation in front of her light box. or think they might be. exhale for twice the count of your inhalation as you practice these poses. (if you’re still feeling agitated after that.wellness clinical psychologist and Integrative Yoga therapist Bo Forbes. which gave Engler. is a potent tool to recalibrate the nervous system. and hated to get out of bed in the morning. to strengthen and support your emotional health. take a supported Child’s pose. She craved carbohydrates. struggled with lethargy. when her mood brightened and her energy returned. and a decreased need for sleep and food. “Many people don’t realize that SAD has three distinct phases. but it’s very active internally on both subtle and dramatic levels. little relief. “In the dead of winter [December through February]. iLLustrations: donna grethen restore & rebalance Bo Forbes says the breathwork in these restorative postures makes all the difference in their effect on the nervous system.” C a r o L K r u Co F F photo: LaCoppoLa-meier/getty images.com .” Forbes advises people who are struggling with SAD.” she recalls. it looks like depression. particularly if you’re feeling restless and anxious. it is often beat the blues Gray skies got you down? Try restorative postures to rebalance your nervous system.com & www.” Forbes says. where people tend to have physical agitation. Engler developed a practice to combat her winter depression. SAD is often treated with light therapy. and at least 20 minutes a day of restorative yoga. “but all year long. not just when things get really bad. who is the founder and director of the Center for Integrative Yoga Therapeutics in Boston. vinyasa yoga.” says Forbes. “Restorative yoga may look passive from the outside. hold each pose for 5 to 20 minutes. if you’re feeling anxious and restless in your mind and body. as is typical of sad during the fall and early spring. your practice should address that increased anxiety and activation. winter brought serious mood changes for Natalie Engler. to first notice whether the body feels energized or tired.

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right: aca/peak photography www. It’s a great addition to training. I’ve also done restorative yoga during big. So learning that has really been awesome. It’s hard to do Ashtanga or Bikram when you are training so hard. In the 2010 Winter Olympics. alone. heavy. the things I’ve learned in yoga help to ground me and bring me clarity in the moment. As an athlete I’m pushing.“ I am absolutely so grateful to my yoga practice for bringing me that awareness of breath. So that’s when I do restorative. But the breathing is always there. I did basic Ashtanga. How did you become an Olympic skier? I started racing when I was six years old and never looked back. she’ll compete in downhill. Canadian Alpine Ski Team Emily Brydon is a two-time Olympic contender who has seven World Cup medals to her credit. How did it feel to win the gold? Crazy. I’ll do those on the weekend. and combined skiing events. And it helps me bring it back. When did you fall in love with cross-country skiing? My parents put me on skis at one—as soon as I could walk. including that feeling of total peace at the end. When I saw that red line in the snow and I realized I was going to cross it first. I was totally immersed in the process. Yoga has taught me balance and acceptance. striving. but in yoga I’m able to let go. Super-G.com & www. ‘I’d better put my hands up. I just see more of a conscious awareness of what my mind or breath is doing. It really speaks to taking your practice into every aspect of life. Tell us about your yoga practice.fantamag.storemags. and I started practicing. but for the past five years I have gravitated more toward Yin and a flow practice. What’s your practice like today? Sometimes I work out two or three times a day. and going beyond my limits on a daily basis. When the nerves are running high. It helps me recuperate. Chandra Crawford. fEBruArY 2010 ‘‘ Yoga gives you the tools to calm your mind and body.’ I was overwhelmed. When you are coming back from an injury. But that presence of mind to get to that point came from my yogalike focus on every moment. looking around at the beautiful scenery and getting ready to charge out of the gate. and two World Cup gold medals in 2008. you can really heal. it was initially so hard for me to keep my single point of focus throughout a whole class. making it my best. She taught me pranayama at a very young age. Cross-country skiing takes a lot of concentration. How has yoga affected you in your races? The biggest thing I’ve been able to translate into racing is the focus. The thing I love the most about what I do is when I’m on top of the mountain.com .cO m 35 left: Jed Jacobsohn/getty images. and I find any kind of focus on breathing amazingly beneficial. Why did you start doing yoga? In 2001 I was in Alberta doing rehab for a knee injury. I remember smiling and thinking. When I started yoga. I run out of steam. every stride. In the 2010 Winter Olympics. Now I mostly do the breathwork in class. physical blocks of training. I started doing Ash tanga when I was 16. yO gaj O u r n a l . Do you meditate or do any breathwork? My mom has been a transcendental meditator. Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team Chandra Crawford won a gold medal in the 2006 Olympics in the individual sprint freestyle event. and when I was younger it was so tough. when I’m not spending hours in the gym. Emily Brydon. she’ll compete in the individiual sprint classic and the team sprint freestyle. And every mindful moment of yoga class is enjoyable. so that’s how I got the name Chandra—I was born on a full moon.

Freestyle Ski Team Shannon Deanne Bahrke won a silver medal in the 2002 Olympics in the moguls event.S. but it’s not just strength gained from lifting weights in the gym. Does your practice affect your daily life? I’m a really busy person. in a log house built by my parents. the atmosphere. I like being busy. the head coach of the Squaw Valley freestyle ski team. I was drawn to the fun. Who got you into yoga? About five or six years ago. because I wasn’t just sitting there holding a stretch—I was moving my body.How does yoga prepare you for races? With skiing. but rather the mentality of yoga. That was 3 6 yO gaj O u r n a l . I was instantly hooked. It’s a big part of my prerace plan. I hate stretching. ✤ . I try to clear my mind before competing. trying to give yourself your own energy. and the breath really helps—it helps me get over any fear. That’s just incredible. so he asked me to join the team. who is also an athlete and was into Bikram Yoga. It’s perfect: it’s short. trying to hold a pose. When I was 12 years old. It’s my meditative ritual. there’s a lot of fear and nerves involved. U.storemags. I warm up with a little bit of breathing. it’s everything that I need to stretch—and then it ends with a little bit of Savasana. I do minimeditations.com & www. where you’re fighting amongst yourselves. What has yoga taught you about being an athlete? To hold some of the poses that we do in yoga FeBrUarY 2010 www. it’s sweet. Mogul skiing looked absolutely awful. all those people can lift you. takes so much strength. But most important. and this is something that’s kind of replaced that for me. It gives me a chance to slow down. Yoga has really taught me to be OK with what I have and to work within myself. she’ll compete in the freestyle moguls event. but now everyone’s energy lifts you up. it’s more about moving in your own body and being centered. In the 2010 Winter Olympics. That doesn’t happen very much on the mogul course. Yoga has opened my eyes to this whole other world of being strong and calm and a different kind of athlete that I never really knew was out there. during the day. “ In a judged sport.com top: jonathan selkowitz. and also about feeling strong trying to hold the pose. It’s what I have time to do. saw how crazy I was and that I was in need of a little direction. “Well. It has taught me a lot of mind control. the competitiveness. Day to day. I was born in the wilderness. my friend. you’re always comparing yourself to others. yoga gives me a little getaway to calmness that should be more prevalent in my life. and everybody’s energy is working as one. said. How did you become an Olympic skier? I was just a kid that went skiing with my family and friends on the weekends. What’s your practice like? I’ve been doing a lot of at-home videos. Other trophies include a 2003 World Championship bronze medal and a 2007 World Championship silver medal. When I come to a busy city. I have a goal of three times a day: when I wake up.” And I was like. and then bring it back to my normal breath before I go.fantamag. and when I go to bed. Ray deVre. I hate stretching. Shannon Deanne Bahrke. But in that process I try to clear my mind and calm my nerves. And I use my breath to get to that point. It wasn’t the exercise of yoga. What’s surprised you most about yoga? I love it in class when there’s a supergood vibe. Yoga helps me slow down. I loved the people. too!” I really don’t think of yoga as stretching when I’m doing it. Maybe you came in with a bad attitude or had a tough day. and then do a stretching Power Yoga video. I do a lot of breathing practices before I go to the starting gate. but when I went out that first day with the team. But when you’re in class. I do a breathing meditation before. bottom: robin o’neill/blissology inc. “You’ve just got to do it.cO m something that really captured me.

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Who knew that nutty. Instead. The chili. the more I realized my eating habits were all about a lack of truthfulness. a balanced life is characterized by moderation in all things. I felt weightless. Yoga classes were safe spaces where my fellow yogis and I could open up to each other about our struggles with food and body image. Be Here Now.fantamag. Neil. would open each class with discussions of yoga philosophy. Often. I’d been taught to clean my plate whether I was hungry or not. As I learned more about satya and how to apply it to my life. something began to click: I realized that to eat more truthfully. I listened to nutritionists’ recommendations and gave up packaged foods. But more important. as though I were flying. Still. honest. and I ate the chili all the time. my boyfriend (now husband).38. I’d pretend that a dinner without vegetables was a sensible meal. where I put aside my self-doubt and the extra weight I carried.storemags. He discussed mitahara (moderate diet).com . sad. I ate lots of vegetables and fruits. and black beans and spiced with cumin and coriander. or stressed out? Why did I eat until I was stuffed? Less Is more Studying satya and trying to be honest about what I was eating and why led me 4 0 yo gaj o u r n a L . One of my biggest revelations came when I found a simple recipe for vegetarian chili in an old cookbook (see page 44). taught me a lesson about how changing eating habits and losing weight start in the mind. the practice of honesty. I’d have to get real with myself about my food choices. unsure of myself as I was in the rest of the world—at work. At the Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York. He said that after a meal your stomach should be 50 percent full with food. What a revelation! As a child. How could we become more real— more genuine. advising readers to eat light. I began practicing yoga regularly. and sincere—with ourselves and those around us? moment of truth The more I heard Ruth talk about satya. The first time I came across this concept as it applied to eating habits was in Ram Dass’s 1970s handbook for a spiritual life. 25 percent full with water. Remember. In my mid-20s. According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra II. at parties.com & www. tomatoes. but moving through the poses that day. For months. I began to consistently eat less of everything—not by starving myself but by becoming aware of that moment in a meal when I’ve had just enough. on dates—the yoga room was the one place where I felt beautiful. healthy. I told myself that going to yoga class meant I could eat whatever I wanted and that being overweight was my genetic destiny. and the subconscious meaning that food held for me. but not too much. Or that the roll I ate with my soup at lunch every day didn’t “count” because it came free of charge. aromatic brown rice could be so comforting and satisfying? Or that a rainbow of roasted or skewered and grilled vegetables could be as fun to make as it was to eat? Out went simple carbs and in came new-to-me whole grain dishes like quinoa salads and spelt tortillas stuffed with beans and whatever vegetables I had on hand. I continued my unhealthful eating habits. With Ram Dass’s advice. Ruth. and also about what I was putting on my plate. and began cooking with beans and lentils. yet connected to something beyond the constraints of my overweight body and tempestuous life at home. as often as three or four times a week. and 25 percent empty with room for air. Usually I felt awkward in her class.co m to a related yogic ideal—brahmacharya (moderation). Neil would dish up the bowls and serve them with toasted whole wheat bread and february 2010 www. When we first started eating it. made with salsa. I started to ask myself some hard questions: Was I eating to fuel my body or to placate my emotional demons? Why did I seem to eat more (and less healthfully) when I was tired. unadulterated foods. portion sizes. my teacher. made sweet and tangy pineapple my new favorite snack. I also added daily one-hour walks and twiceweekly visits to the gym.eati ng w ise ly demonstrated a Sun Salutation. she’d speak about the yogic idea of satya. Practicing mitahara and satya kept me honest about how much food I needed in order to feel satisfied.

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I’m always amazed when I visit India and see people working for hours in a squat on the ground. and the spine lengthens as it rounds. and hips flex.com . When you’re able to coordinate the actions so that no individual area of your body is overworking—or being neglected—you can experience an inner DON’T lift the heels from the floor. february 2010 yO gaj O u r N a l . Legendary teacher B.storemags. Iyengar says that asanas become rhythmic when the actions lead to an uninterrupted flow of awareness throughout your entire system. The heels root the hips back. S. K. Unlike sitting in a chair while hunched over a desk.fantamag. stretch your back. and help improve your digestive function.com & www. squatting in a pose like Malasana (Garland Pose) can actually improve your posture. there’s a rhythm to Malasana and all its actions. Malasana is also a forward bend—the back softens and releases from head to tail as the ankles. the pose allows the back muscles to broaden. elasticize your knees and ankles. DO press the heels into a rolled mat or blanket if they don’t reach the floor. knees. As with all yoga poses.cO m 47 www. In addition to strengthening and stretching the feet and ankles and increasing mobility in the hips.

Keep your feet together. Get a Hold on In this variation (see figure 1). Pants: clary sage organics.storemags. Now hold on to the table or sup­ port and step back a couple of feet. model: janet um. to help decrease the amount of flexion. Wall ropes. Begin by standing with your feet to­ gether.com Photos: rory earnshaw/sandbox studio. as if each part of your body is ex­ pressing itself equally. to help you find stability while you learn to press your heels down and lengthen your spine. away from the table. toP: chamPion. If your knees ache in the pose. This alignment will help you stay balanced when you are no longer using the table for support. your heels may not reach the floor. or you can open the door and hold on to the doorknobs on either side. between your calves and thighs. groins. which press evenly into the floor. keeping you grounded as you extend. This includes your heels. So we’ll begin with some variations to loosen those regions. try walking your feet a little closer to the table until you can just barely reach your heels to the floor. contraindications Knee injury Pregnancy knees will have to bend. like a table. putting extra pressure on your other knee. and Achilles tendons.basi cs pose benefits Strengthens and brings flexibility to ankles Increases mobility in the hips Stretches back muscles Soothes some causes of backache Strengthens abdomen 2 rhythm and a sense of wholeness in the pose. hold on to something firm. The object you hold on to should be fixed. act as a counterpoint to your head. secure. place a blanket behind them. mat: gaiam 1 Hold on to a table to lengthen your spine and press your heels down. (The thicker the blanket.co m Practice at a wall to learn to reach forward and to shift some weight onto your heels. hair/makeuP: veronica sjoen/artist untied. stylist: lyn heineken. or a banister may also work. a countertop. If you are tight in your hips. and february 2010 www. calves. you need to step your feet a little farther back. press the inner edges of your heels into the floor. and high enough so that your arms can reach upward in the squat. The variation will also help you stretch your calves and ankles so that you can reach your heels to the floor. a doorknob may work. the less your 4 8 yo Gaj o u r n a l . Exhale and squat so that your knees are in front of your ankles and your heels under your buttocks.fantamag. If your buttocks are almost touching the floor. a bed frame.com & www. Your heels. . If you moved so far back that your heels are no longer touching the floor.) Just be sure to use a blanket behind both knees (even if you feel pressure on only one) so that your weight isn’t skewed to one side. If you don’t have a table at the correct height.

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It also normalizes your blood pressure and lowers your heart rate. Others push students to the edge of their physical capacity or are done to the beat of loud.storemags. what is helping you feel and live better? The answer is life force.fantamag. candlelit rooms. or life force. improving your digestion and assimilation. Different in tone and substance as the various styles might be. why? Better yet. or tai chi and qi gong. Some involve resting in simple supported postures in quiet. But the truth is that much of the yoga being practiced these days doesn’t do as much for the parasympathetic nervous system as you might think. boosting immunity. thanks to two elements that almost all asana practices have in common–– the lengthening and strengthening of musculature and calm. and arm balances are powerful and beneficial. you feel better when you walk out of class than when you walked in. is based on prana (referred to as chi in the Chinese arts and sciences). you need to do poses that encourage deep relaxation. fast-paced. like the science of acupuncture. Almost all styles of hatha yoga increase the flow of prana. even breathing. one reason asana leaves you feeling so good is that it activates your parasympathetic nervous system. and do more sitting. The question is. high-output lives. Put simply. how does yoga work? As you’ve probably heard. These yo gaj o u r n a l . do fewer standing poses. rhythmic music. The parasympathetic nervous system counteracts many stress-related symptoms and the negative by-products of our modern. and helping you sleep better. There is so much variety that describing them all is impossible. in your body. supine. they share one quality that inspires people to practice them: They work. You also need february 2010 to hold poses longer. Some focus on physical alignment. backbends.co m 5 5 tRina dalziel www. The parasympathetic is the part of your nervous system that slows you down—it’s responsible for telling your muscles to relax. Vigorous vinyasa. handstands.com & www. To build your parasympathetic nervous system. and prone postures as well as inversions. So if the positive changes you gain from yoga can’t be entirely credited to its impact on your nervous system. and dedicate longer periods of time to developing slow and complete breathing.com . but they don’t stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system as much as the practices listed previously. Yoga. as you would in restorative yoga. such as forward bends and hip openers.essence of yoga by Ro d Stryker positively prana ( Why does yoga make you feel so good? ) There are a dizzying number of styles and approaches to yoga these days. while others offer a heart-centered approach.

or suited to your particular mental and physical needs. that may be a sign that it is time for a change.esse n ce of yo g a disciplines see prana as the essential force that sustains everything. You may notice a particular practice (or style) that used to make you feel great is doing so less and less. the closer you come to realizing yoga’s limitless potential. Ancient Tantric texts. 5 6 yo gaj o u r n a l .. ✤ Rod Stryker. like the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita. and the physical existence of prana.” says the Prasna Upanishad. asana is described as the foundation for hatha’s deeper practices because it is so accessible and helps to free life force: The process of holding a pose–– while “breathing through it”––dissolves pranic blockages. Yogis went a step further. founder of ParaYoga. list various techniques to help build. The principles of how different asanas affect life force are explained in both the hatha tradition and Ayurveda. “The control of prana is the ultimate strength. soothe.com .storemags. channel. Forward bends. one of India’s revered scriptures. one achieves immortality.fantamag.” says the Srimad Bhagavatam. the more we know about which poses will help at any particular time. prescribing the intelligent use of prana as the key to facilitating spiritual awakening. “Having known the origin .. The more we learn and practice these teachings. the ultimate strength Prana has always played a vital role in hatha yoga. and regulate life force.com & www. for example. The more you control and build your storehouse of life force. The more you learn to skillfully utilize the power of prana that begins with asana. and ground.co m february 2010 www. Different postures unlock prana in different ways. increase the types of prana that calm. In other words. In these writings. the more you can achieve through practice. backbends unblock pranic forces that are more expansive and revitalizing. complete. has taught yoga and meditation for more than 25 years. A key reason you feel better after class is that the practice has helped move your life force in a way that is more balanced. the aim of life (and practice) is realized through the skillful use of prana.

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“Hardly anyone can muscle their way into arm balances. to finish Unfold Practice Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose) and a few simple backbends to balance the spine. Even when practicing taxing poses. he advises. Once you’ve toned your core. Then stretch your legs into Savasana (Corpse Pose). Yoga students are often instructed to lengthen the spine. This is a challenging practice.” Schumacher says. SHoRTS: SHAKTi ACTiVeweAR to begin Set an intention Sit in Virasana (Hero Pose) and become clear about your intention. but here Schumacher wants you to move your sacrum away from your lumbar spine and “tuck” inward as you round or curl.” D i A n e A n D e R S o n febrUAry 2010 yo gaj o u r n a l .” he says. Infuse your practice with this spirit of playfulness and realize that you might not get a pose right away. laugh. Arm balances require more than Popeye’s strength. Just ask senior Iyengar teacher John Schumacher. You’ll need to use your strength and flexibility for a key action you’ll do in the last four poses: tucking your abdominals up and in toward your spine. and have fun—not get mad—and try again. ) PHoToS: CHRiS AnDRe. even in your spinal muscles.home practice with jo h n Sc humacher core ( values Take a playful approach to building strength and flexibility in your torso. Schumacher encourages having a playful.” he says. but resolve to be more interested in learning about yourself than in “getting” the pose.fantamag. Lie in Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose) to soften the groin and abdomen. Schumacher describes some of his students as men who are strong enough to do 100 Sun Salutations but who can’t do an arm balance because they lack the flexibility to get their arms and legs into position. “But try to learn about yourself as you play. Visualize wrapping yourself around a beachball. STyLiST: Lyn HeineKen.com . adventurous attitude. you’ll put it to the test in the arm balances. HAiR/MAKeuP: VeRoniCA Sjoen/ARTiST unTieD.co m 5 9 www. The sequence will definitely work your abdominal muscles and build core strength.com & www. “See if you can maintain equanimity as you discover what your response is to a difficult situation.storemags. Schumacher came up with the sequence on the following pages to help you increase both strength and flexibility. MoDeL: DAViD neLSon. Keep a playful nature in mind and enjoy yourself. “Kids will try to stand on their heads. ToP: unDeR ARMouR. He also teaches a lot of flexible people who need to develop more strength.

Stay for 1 to 2 minutes. Spread the balls of your feet. continuing to revolve the abdomen and to lower the left waist. you can lower the legs from 45 degrees all the way to just above the floor. Slide your left hand down your left thigh toward your knee and lift your chest and head toward your right leg. 3 Urdhva Prasarita Padasana (Leg Lifts) Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Keep your left leg on the floor and raise your right leg. press your heels firmly into the floor. Lift your side ribs and move your sternum toward your feet. Stay for 30 seconds to a minute. Come down and change sides. Lower your legs halfway to the floor (45 degrees) while moving your tailbone away from your lower back and pressing your low back into the floor. Lift your abdomen and chest away from the inner groins and reach up through your arms. 2 together.fantamag. Raise your knees to your chest and stretch your legs up perpendicular to the ceiling (90 degrees).storemags. Stay for 1 minute. Reach toward the floor with your arms. and lengthen your inner ankles upward. and stretch the leg straight up to the sky.com . Press the sides of your waist toward the floor. lift your arms overhead. Lift your chest and hold for as long as you can (up to 1 minute). stretch your arms out to your sides with your palms up. with your hands on the floor by your hips. Go as far to the right as you can. With your right hand. Bend your knees and lift them to your chest. catch your big toe. 2 Utkatasana (Chair Pose) From Tadasana. Draw your tailbone down and forward into the pelvis and move your groins back. Bend your knees so your thighs are as nearly parallel to the floor as possible. or place a strap around the ball of your foot. 6 Paripurna Navasana (Full Boat Pose) Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose). Come to center and change sides. revolve your abdomen back to the left and lower your left waist toward the floor. Tilt your pelvis back. Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Repeat 3 times. Tilt your knees to the right.home practice w it h J o h n Sch u m a c he r 1 1 Tadasana (Mountain Pose) Stand with the inner edges of your feet touching each other. As you get stronger. Stretch your legs straight on the floor. 5 Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose) Lie on your back. Keep both shoulder blades on the floor and your knees 7 Ardha Navasana (Half Boat Pose) Sit in Dandasana and interlock your fingers behind your head.co m FeBRuARy 2010 9 www. and move your tailbone toward your heels. Keep the sides of the waist down to avoid back strain. Repeat 3 to 10 times. with your palms facing each other. Keep your heels heavy and continue to move your tailbone down and forward. lower your sacrum halfway to the floor. Your spine 10 6 0 yo gAJ o U r N A l . 4 Jathara Parivartanasana (Revolved Abdomen Pose) Lying on your back. Place your left hand on your left thigh. Lean back and raise your straight legs until your feet are at eye level.com & www. Pull your straight right leg toward your head. Stretch your arms overhead and place the backs of your hands on the floor. Hold for 3 breaths then raise your legs back to 90 degrees. Balance just behind your sitting bones and raise your arms to shoulder level. When you feel your left waist begin to lift.

and sit on your right foot. and bring the backs of your armpits onto your shins near your knees. lift your feet to chest level. Press your palms down.storemags. Hold as long as you can and repeat a few times.fantamag. lean farther forward.com ✄ . Lift your upper back toward the ceiling and stretch your arms. Lean forward and lift the side of your waist toward the ceiling. bend your right knee. 6 7 cut out and save! YO GAJ O U R N A L . and lift your feet up off the floor. lift your right knee.com & www. Pull your head toward your feet and roll your tailbone toward your heels. and lift your legs up from the floor toward your chest.CO M 6 1 8 FEBRUARY 2010 www. bend your left knee. 8 Lolasana (Pendant Pose) Sit in Dandasana with hands pressed to the floor. Hold for 30 seconds. and grasp your ankles. 10 Bakasana (Crane Pose) Come into a squat. keeping your feet together but separating your knees. press your upper shins into your armpits. Bend your knees and squat. and tuck your left calf under your right shin with your feet as close together as possible and your toes pointed back. Engage your core by lifting your navel to your spine. Wrap your arms around your shins. stretch your arms. Lift your heels. Pull your heels toward your buttocks and roll your tailbone toward your heels. Keeping your legs straight. 5 9 Malasana (Garland Pose) Stand in Tadasana. Lean forward and lower your waist between your thighs. Lift your buttocks. Breathe here for as long as you’re able.3 4 will flex in this pose. Hold for as long as you can and do a couple of repetitions. Place your palms shoulder-width apart. Lean back. keeping your lower back slightly rounded. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute. lean forward.

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a Tantric scholar and professor of religious studies at the University of Rochester. cosmic clues The purusharthas are elaborated upon extensively in the Mahabharata. februAry 2010 yo gaj o u r n a l . the most ancient and revered of Hindu scriptures. “What the Rig Veda suggests is that the purusharthas are the inherent values of the universe. “They are.co m 6 3 www.” explains Douglas Brooks.com & www. (See “Fine-Tune Your Life.” he says. or four aims of life. or be in this world. But they have their roots in the Rig Veda.fantamag. satisfying. prosperity. and moksha (the pursuit of liberation). ethics). The cosmos is all laid out for you. By H i l l a r i D o w D l e is the traditional time to stop and ask yourself an important question: Am I leading a well-balanced life? It’s easy to get bogged down in the details. the starting or stopping of habits—in favor of a deeper approach that can reshape your whole life in a positive way. artha (prosperity. i l l u s t ra t i o ns by Aimee Sicuro and are interwoven with yogic philosophy at the deepest levels. The yoga tradition offers a paradigm for such deep selfexamination: the purusharthas. The purusharthas are the means that can help us achieve it. adding that the purusharthas offer a yogic perspective on how to engage skillfully in the world. what practice is really all about. signposts that point The new year us to a successful. The purusharthas are the blueprint for human fulfillment. Stryker says. the bank account balance.) “We all have a desire for a meaningful life. who is working on a book about the purusharthas that’s called The Four Desires. your job is to get with the program. we are aligning the microcosm with the macrocosm. When we engage them as human beings. These are not just human concerns or psychological concepts. kama (pleasure.storemags.” says ParaYoga founder Rod Stryker. the epic Indian poem that contains the Bhagavad Gita. in setting goals that relate to how you think you want to look. desire. balanced existence in the world. wealth).” on page 64. it pays to parse the meaning of the word itself. They are dharma (duty.” To fully grasp the purusharthas.com . in a larger sense.Seek balance and happiness each day this year as you set your sights on yoga’s four aims of life. or act. sensual gratification). “The cosmos is considered a living being. But consider bypassing all the particulars—the numbers on the scale. and the issues of law. and freedom belong to it. Working with them can help you create a satisfyingly balanced life at the deepest and most holistic level.

Once you have an understanding of the individual components of each of the purusharthas.” Kempton says. purushartha means “for the purpose of the soul. What actions did you take solely for the purpose of creating more joy in your life and in the world? What were your 1) dHArmA I duty Let’s just say it up front: dharma is a big word. ➤ Begin to think back over your activities of the preceding week.fantamag.” Taken together.” says spiritual teacher and Yoga Journal columnist Sally Kempton.” “righteousness. a candle. more present with the world around you. Breathe deeply. kama. Still. Create a cozy space. and relax for a few minutes. Consider all of the things you did related to your dHArmA. “The purusharthas are a sophisticated way of living in balance. Which of these areas am I emphasizing too much? Am I having a good time but not being as ethical as I could be? Am I a great yogi but haven’t yet figured out how to make a living? Am I incredibly ethical but still at the mercy of every passing feeling or thought? Am I so rigid in my practice that if I can’t do 90 minutes.com & www. In the following self-inquiry practice by Sally Kempton.” and the very concept asks that you take the broadest view of your life. or go back to work to save for her college education—in a way that honors the highest ideals of life. What did you do this week for the sake of your livelihood? What did you do to maintain your health? What did you need to support yourself? did you get it? Write the answers in your journal. that isn’t born and doesn’t die. especially to the contemporary practitioner who’s simply looking to find more joy and meaning in life. learning the fundamentals is useful. How did you serve your family. Here’s how: ➤ Find 30 minutes in which you can be alone and undisturbed.com . ➤ Next. we provide a guide for working with the four aims— dharma. “soul”— the essential Self that is unchanging. “But they demand reflection. and contemplating pragmatic dilemmas—like whether to spend time with your young child. you’ll consider where your current priorities lie and how you need to shift them to create a deeply satisfying life. Artha means “the ability” or “for the purpose of. continued on page 104 6 4 yo gaj o u r n a l . think deeply about KAmA. and you’ll become more in tune with yourself. Are you managing the day-to-day in such a way as to support your inner work? Each one of the purusharthas has many scriptures dedicated to it (the Kama Sutra.” “responsibility.{ practice } Fine-tune ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ your life Purusha means. and settle into it with a journal. but belongs to the universe. Stryker explains. among others).” “law. you will feel good about it to the degree that you balanced the purusharthas.” “truth. and how did you deal with them? record the answers in your journal.” “ethics. “A candle symbolizes the flame of the inner witness. ‘Did I live this life well?’ ” Kempton suggests. and a comfortable seat (a meditation cushion or a chair). you will ask yourself. a pen. the purusharthas can offer a way for evaluating your life. ➤ Light the candle to signify that you are in a sacred space.co m FeBruAry 2010 www. my day is ruined? Anything you don’t deal with will come back to bite you later. and yourself? What were your obligations? did you meet them with ease? What ethical tests did you face. and moksha. You have to constantly ask yourself. the Dharma Shastras.” “work. you can assess the role they play in your life by contemplating the questions related to each one.” and even the spiritual teachings related to all the above (as in the Buddha dharma or the Hindu dharma).” the four aims are the pillars of a fulfilling life. note your concerns and anxieties. “And in my view.” Put simply. consider ArtHA. “At the end of your life. close your eyes. roughly.storemags. Here. artha. and the Artha Shastras. The meaning of the word is synonymous with your very purpose in life—with having the strength to get up each day and do what needs to be done. To truly understand all four would require a lifetime of study. don’t worry about getting your whole life in order at once—do the exercise each week. It’s translated to mean “duty. You can then begin to analyze how well balanced they are in your life. making good decisions. ➤ When you’ve exhausted your thoughts about dharma. your community.

record the activities you engaged in for the sake of moksha. ➤ Then.com . you’ll know that changes are needed. ➤➤ Taking time each week to think about the purusharthas will enable you to see how your life’s priorities are constantly shifting and let you do some troubleshooting whenever unease and unhappiness arise. I worked hard to meet my obligations. “This week. I didn’t find time to work toward liberation. chanting. meditation. see where your emphasis was in the past week.storemags.com & www. or you could focus on one or two that need more of your attention. I took the most pleasure from my friendships. there is something wrong with your practice. Looking at what you’ve written. blow out the candle. ➤ When you’ve gone through each purushartha individually. If you aren’t able to operate ethically. “If you are not finding joy in your practice.” greatest pleasures? What were your strongest desires? Were you able to realize them? Write down your thoughts. then inwardly. Then say it to yourself— first out loud. and the purusharthas let you see whether you are living a good life. formulate an intention for the coming week. prayer. Which parts of your life were unattended to? are you working too hard in one area? Not hard enough? What are the consequences of your priorities? Formulate a simple statement about the way the purusharthas manifested themselves in your life.fantamag. Close your journal. Did you find a feeling of freedom? Which areas of your life feel constricted or burdened? What do you need to do to liberate yourself? Write down the answers. “Yoga is one of the great tools humans have for recognizing meaning. These might include yoga. FebRuaRY 2010 yo gaj o u r n a l . You might set an intention related to each of the purusharthas. or selfinquiry.” kempton says. but I felt burdened. Record the intention in your journal. and ease back into your day with a new understanding of your soul’s priorities.” ➤ Finally.co m 6 5 www. spiritual reading. analyze the balance between them.something like.

taking a ski gondola 8.000 feet up a mountain to do asana with the best view ever. No matter where you live or where you’re planning to travel.com . part yoga party. people are gathering to practice. adria ellis to a yoga festival this year. community. You might go for a rigorous morning Ashtanga practice followed by a soothing vipassana meditation. The festivals are as varied as the styles of yoga practiced. by Neal Pollack photos (clockwise from top right): nancy dionne/courtesy of wanderlust festival. and you might find yourself trying to hold a wobbly Tree Pose on a slackline strung between two trees. Across the country. “Yoga festivals are really great for people who are 6 6 yo gaj o u r n a l . You might find yourself swaying and chanting kirtan in the desert. a sweet yoga circus is probably nearby. A Trance Dance could be in the offing. or your postyoga glow could be enhanced by an outdoor concert. in venues small and large.celebrate g o o d times go Part workshop. a yoga festival is just the place to enjoy practice. but they collectively cement yoga’s reputation as a permanent American cultural force. The era of the yoga festival has arrived. amir magal. juggling torches.co m february 2010 www. ryan salm/courtesy of wanderlust festival.fantamag.storemags.com & www. or locking arms with a stranger for support in an eyes-closed balancing pose. Maybe you’ll cross paths with clowns on stilts. or run from a rock ’n’ roll vinyasa flow to a meditative Yin Yoga session—all before lunch. and fun.

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the great instructors. personal. in Lake Tahoe. make new friends. “There were types of yoga I’d never experienced. You hang out with like-minded people.” She found herself inspired by San Francisco teacher Rusty Wells. after a yoga class. says Sauer-Klein.storemags.6 8 yo gaj o u r n a l .’ I chanted. and I don’t chant.fantamag. you spend a whole weekend feeling that way. yoga practice becomes a social experience. “Everyone’s energy resonates. Kristine Pauls of Austin. is a serious. Texas.” Festivals allow you to put aside your reflective practice for a few days and enjoy your yoga like a party. but you don’t get other creative forms from people who are energizing the yoga culture. Y just feel ou . listen to music. for the most part.com & www. “Unless you live in California. There’s more freedom and spontaneity. co-founder of AcroYoga (who is pictured “flying” upside down in Baddha Konasana on page 69). I’m for it. I was like. “You know how. a centering oasis of sanity amid the chaos of life. you feel that yoga high. with limitless possibilities for good conversation and fun. Yoga. and share dinner and laughter after a day of hard-core asana. adria ellis. the rocking music.co m february 2010 www.” she says.” says Jenny Sauer-Klein. “Y don’t feel ou anxiety. Often you’re learning something new in a low-stress atmosphere.com photos (clockwise from top right): nancy dionne/coUrtesy of wanderlUst festiVal. merrick chase. and an awesome view. you get your hatha and your Bikram. “Even though he did ridiculous chanting. But. “Festivals give you more of a chance to play outdoors in the sunshine—and celebrate and enjoy and have a more ecstatic experience. amir magal newer to yoga or who want to try different kinds of styles.” adds Lowe. who’s been going to the Ojai Yoga Crib festival for several years. If you can do yoga to Led Zeppelin. went to her first yoga festival last year—Wanderlust. introspective activity.” The inner quiet of daily practice is replaced at festivals with a community buzz. ‘All right.” says 26-year-old Ashley Lowe. It’s easier to connect with people. At festivals. then I’m for you. California. that yoga bliss? Well. and sometimes you’re giggling on your mat—amazed by the communal vibe.

“Certainly not money.. booked dozens of kirtan musicians such as Wade Morissette.cO m 69 www. and then donated half the proceeds to charities such as Embracing the World. We got a burrito. The festival offered inexpensive packages starting at $100 for the whole weekend. ryan salm/coUrtesy of wanderlUst festiVal Yoga festivals are popping up all over the country. went on from dawn to dusk in a separate tent. nor at 3 a. Oxfam. The main organizer.more full.” “These festivals are really introducing people to that creative conscious energy that we try to home in on when we teach yoga classes. and things were just funny. Sing Out LOud: Bhakti feSt The deserts of California echoed with kirtan for 58 consecutive hours during the first Bhakti Fest. The inaugral Bhakti Fest drew 2. and the Love Serve Remember Foundation (run by Ram Dass). Shiva Rea. most of whom camped in the desert.com & www. service.500 people. the Seva Foundation. held in September 2009 on the grounds of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree National Park. and more.” says Kasey Luber.fantamag.storemags. I remember laughing really hard with friends after it was all over. in a variety of styles. read on. “The driving force of the festival is dedication.m. For a sampling of the fun.” photos (clockwise from top right): adria ellis. nancy dionne/coUrtesy of wanderlUst festiVal. Saul David Raye.” Silberfein says. Neither in 100-degree noontime heat. That’s way down the list. did the chanting stop for a moment. director of yogamates. Sridhar Silberfein (who says he arranged for Swami Satchidananda to give the invocation at Woodstock).com . and helping people out. amir magal.com and teacher of Kundalini Yoga classes continued on page 98 february 2010 yO gaj O u r n a L . Dave Stringer and Jai Uttal as well as yoga teachers like Sara Ivanhoe. Yoga classes.

storemags. Rodney Yee. tellurideyogafestival. Last year’s festival featured 15 musical acts. Desirée Rumbaugh. Massachusetts DETAILS Six-day conference with daylong intensives as well as regular classes on asana. classes. held at the gorgeous Squaw Valley resort.com July 23–25 WANDERLUST Lake Tahoe. Julie Gudmestad. Angela Farmer. Simon Park. flagstaffyogafestival.2010: a yeaR oF yoGa Great practice opportunities to put on your calendar. yogarocks. Tent. Illinois DETAILS Instruction from top teachers and a laid-back Midwest vibe. 1 YOGA JOURNAL SAN FRANCISCO CONFERENCE San Francisco. Last year the first 1. and lifestyle teachings as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Teachers include Scott Blossom. Arizona DETAILS Nearly 100 workshops.info www. and Mark Whitwell. 3ho. 1 FLAGSTAFF YOGA FESTIVAL Flagstaff. Free yoga talks and classes offered all day by local teachers. june january Jan. 6–11 YOGA JOURNAL BOSTON CONFERENCE Boston. and many others. including Dave Stringer and Donna De Lory as well as yoga with instructors such as Seane Corn.500 participants received free yoga mats and gift bags.html july July 8–11 TELLURIDE YOGA FESTIVAL Telluride. timessquarenyc. yoga. as the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue closes between 43rd and 44th streets from dawn to dusk. meditation. Janet Stone. Colorado DETAILS A weekend celebration full of live music. The teacher lineup includes Richard Freeman.com & www. plus bodywork and a wellness marketplace in a gorgeous mountain setting. and cabin camping with limited RV space availability (no hookups). meditation. (bottom): adam pantozzi april Apr.com august Aug. 28–Feb.com June 3–6 MIDWEST YOGA CONFERENCE Bloomingdale. and wellness events. and camping riverside under the stars. yjevents. and more. This year’s theme is Sacred Activism. wanderlustfestival. Colorado DETAILS A weekend of yoga in a picturesque mountain town.org June 21 SOLSTICE IN TIMES SQUARE New York City DETAILS A yogic takeover of the Big Apple. with musical guests Rara Avis and Shaman’s Dream. Last year’s lineup included John Friend and Shiva Rea.com . yjevents. and Darren Rhodes.fantamag. midwestyoga. and special events.com photos (top): nancy dionne/coURtesy oF WandeRLUst FestiVaL. and many others. Some 25 percent of net proceeds go toward local environmental causes. philosophy. pranayama. car. music by Sharon Jones.org/about_us/events_ solstice. yogaalliance. 27–29 YOGA ROCKS MOUNTAIN FEST Lyons.com July 30–Aug. Aadil Palkhivala. more than 100 classes with 40 world-class teachers such as Seane Corn. and more. California DETAILS Three days of high-energy yoga. California DETAILS From vinyasa yoga to Tantric meditation. Seane Corn.com June 18–26 SUMMER SOLSTICE SADHANA CELEBRATION Española. and David Life. New Mexico DETAILS This White Tantric Yoga event offers more than 60 classes featuring Kundalini Yoga. Plus an evening with Deepak Chopra. plus an indie-rock festival. Richard Freeman. Ana Forrest.org Jan.org or yogadayusa. Guests take a complimentary gondola to and from workshops. meditation. Presenters include Annie Carpenter. 23 YOGA DAY USA DETAILS Free or nearly free yoga workshops and events held at many studios around the country. All guests who visit the yoga gear swap receive a free Lululemon Athletica tote bag. Plus music from Donna De Lory and DJ Dragonfly.

evolvefest. asana from local teachers. Desikachar.org FEBRUARY 2010 YO GAJ O U R N A L . For listings of participating studios. communal. bikeable town festival atmosphere.com & www. K. small festival with yoga. (bottom): adria ellis Sept.com . 20–22 BEING YOGA CONFERENCE RETREAT Rhinebeck. low-key vibe. and MC Yogi. Hiking. 18th or 19th GLOBAL MALA YOGA FOR PEACE Various locations TBA DETAILS An event that takes place at studios around the world. 9–12 BHAKTI FEST Joshua Tree. and philosophy offered by masters of many yoga traditions. California DETAILS 24-hour kirtan.com Oct. and Eddie Modestini. “The best idea of the millennium. rock climbing. Wah!. and elk watching are part of the fun at this Rocky Mountain location. or lazing on the beach.com Sept. Tent. and cabin camping. Many studios hold classes of 108 Sun Salutations. and bodywork. Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. eomega. see website. globalmala.com Sept. vermontyogafestival. education. Celebration includes more than 70 local jam bands. California DETAILS A sweet. Organized by senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Kofi Busia. pranayama. and Erich Schiffmann. Jai Uttal. classes in asana. Last year’s performers included Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band. 20–22 2nd ANNUAL PENDLETON YOGA ROUND UP Pendleton.CO M 7 1 www. founder of the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Sarah Powers.com october Oct.com december Dec. Florida DETAILS Kundalini Yoga and meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. 11–17 THE SACRED THREAD OF YOGA San Francisco. Sharon Gannon and David Life.org/omega/beingyoga Aug. a massage. Oregon DETAILS A festival integrating the culture and spirit of the nearby Umatilla Indian Reservation.net Oct. yjevents.com/ojaiyogacrib september Sept. car. plus yoga instruction. New Jersey DETAILS Four-day celebration during National Yoga Month (which is September). Vermont DETAILS Three days of yoga in a walkable. Organizers pick each attendee’s schedule. bhaktifest. 22–24 OJAI YOGA CRIB Ojai. Friendly. Nicki Doane. Florida DETAILS Yoga and meditation classes in a beach setting. art. meditations. Designed to serve the local community but open to everyone.org Sept. sacredthread. Later in the week. including drum circles and coyote stories. lulubandhas. pendletonyogaroundup. yjevents.com photos (top): merrick chase. V. California DETAILS A seven-day festival with a five-day Iyengar intensive and presenters including T.Aug. an Anusara Grand Gathering with classes by John Friend and key Anusara teachers. 3–6 EVOLVE FESTIVAL Hidden Valley Club Vernon. and Vinnie Marino. and more.fantamag. 3ho.org november Nov. meditation. a marketplace. 11–14 YOGA JOURNAL FLORIDA CONFERENCE Hollywood. 21–24 WORLD PEACE & YOGA JUBILEE Loveland. 19–25 WINTER SOLSTICE SADHANA CELEBRATION Lake Wales. lectures. TBA VERMONT YOGA FESTIVAL Montpelier. 19–26 YOGA JOURNAL COLORADO CONFERENCE Estes Park. Teachers have included Jason Crandell. David Life. and activist organizing sessions. The yoga practices are centered on the presence of Amrit Desai. dedicated to bringing about world peace. Ohio DETAILS Yoga classes. New York DETAILS A late-summer weekend at the serene grounds of the Omega Institute with teachers such as Beryl Bender Birch. Communal vegetarian meals. founded by Shiva Rea to celebrate UN International Peace Day and to raise money for various charities. Colorado DETAILS Early in the week.” said David Life of Jivamukti Yoga before the conference’s first year in 2009. and kirtan. Combine asana with indulgences like a soak in the infinity pool.storemags. worldpeaceyogaconference.

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For a radically different approach to weight loss, start not with diet and exercise, but with connecting to yourself.
Gina Kornrumpf had struggled with her weight all her life. The results of her on-again, off-again dieting were discouraging, and only served to fuel her pre occupation with the numbers on her scale. She led an active life—traveling, bike riding, and exercising—but that didn’t seem to help her shed the extra pounds or get her higher-than-normal blood pressure under control. By the time she topped 207 pounds in 2008, she realized she needed a new plan. “A friend of mine is passionate about yoga, and encouraged me to at least consider trying it,” Kornrumpf says. So she registered at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health’s Integrative Weight Loss program,
Yoga helped Meghan Bowen, a vinyasa yoga teacher in Santa Monica, California (pictured modeling the following sequence), lose 20 pounds over the course of two years, something she says she was able to do once she learned to read her body’s subtle cues about what it really needed. “I had been trying to tell my body what it needed, instead of letting my body tell me,” she says. “Yoga taught me to tune in to my body and my sensory experience, and to start trusting the intelligence inside of me.” Once she stopped trying to lose weight, Bowen says, it was no longer a struggle. “The biggest shift was realizing that it had to be a moment-to-moment approach, rather than looking three months out and having a goal,” she says. “Yoga teaches moving away from a desired outcome, and moving toward tuning in to what’s going to serve my body—what’s going to feed my body in a healthy way in this moment.”

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This flowing sequence is designed to build physical strength and to tone and engage your core and leg muscles. As you move through the poses, notice your inner dialogue and the language you use to describe your body. If you start to scold yourself, see if you can soften your gaze, smile, and let go of those judgments. Throughout your practice, focus on your breath when difficult emotions or agitated thoughts arise. Even something as simple as noticing how the quality of your breathing changes when you feel anxious or stressed can be illuminating. Where do you feel tension in your body? When you soften and release that area of the body, does the quality of your breath change? The more you tune in to sensation— both on and off the mat—the more you can tell if something enhances you or depletes you, whether it’s getting an extra hour of sleep or having an extra helping at dinner.

Before you begin any new exercise or dietary program, always check with your doctor.

students to approach the body with compassion, understanding, and friendship. “Yoga teaches us that what is in this moment is perfect,” says Turner. “And it’s possible to maintain that nonjudgment and compassion, even as we strive for self-improvement.” With this mind-set, her clients can get on the mat and enjoy the experience of being physical. On an emotional level, practicing self-acceptance makes it easier for you to truly observe your habits and get to the root of what has caused the weight gain. “Such an internal process might take longer to see the physical results, but it is a much more effective and sustainable course in the long run,” says Turner. She adds that this slow,

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a residential immersion program that incorporates multiple aspects of healthy living in an integrative approach to weight management. The program includes twice-daily yoga classes, pranayama instruction, nutritional counseling and cooking demonstrations, life coaching, sharing circles, and mindful-eating exercises, with yogic philosophy as a foundation for assimilating the information. Within 18 months of completing the weeklong workshop, Kornrumpf had lost 47 pounds. Her blood pressure dropped from 140/90 to a healthy 120/70, and her cholesterol settled within normal ranges. Today, she says, “I feel fit; I feel healthy, lighter, happier, and more open.” Yoga may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re formulating a weight loss plan, but recent studies linking yoga with mindful eating and weight loss suggest that maybe it should be. The combined effects of the self-acceptance, increased body awareness, and inward reflection that are natural byproducts of a regular yoga practice can increase your ability to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and can have a positive impact, whether you’re significantly overweight, just wanting to lose a few pounds, or struggling with a bodyimage problem despite being at a healthy weight. “Yoga may not be a glamorous, quick fix to weight loss, but it creates fundamental shifts that lead to lasting change,” says Ashley Turner, a yoga teacher and psychotherapist in Los Angeles and New York and the creator of the Element DVD Yoga for Weight Loss. Turner says that yoga’s emphasis on self-acceptance is the key to creating such transformation. Unlike traditional methods such as diets and exercise boot camps, yoga philosophy teaches

to begin
Stand tall at the front of your mat in Tadasana (Mountain Pose), with your palms pressed together in Anjali Mudra (Salutation Seal), your eyes closed, and your head bowing to your heart. Silently acknowledge your efforts for showing up. Begin with three to five Sun Salutations to warm up your entire body. Focus on the quality of your breath and try to distribute it evenly throughout your whole body. During the sequence, concentrate on transitioning mindfully between poses, without holding your breath.

and distribute your weight evenly across both feet. step your right foot forward between your hands and bring your left heel to the ground at a 45-degree angle. pause. Inhale and rise up into Warrior Pose II.From Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose). On an inhalation.fantamag. Repeat 3 to 5 times on the left side. Then exhale and bend your right knee again and come into Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose).storemags.co m 75 www. Exhale.com & www. placing your right fingertips to the outside of your right foot (or on a block) and extending your left arm over your left ear. draw your navel in and engage your core as you rise back up to Warrior II.com . Switch sides by turning your right foot in and your left foot out. with yours arms reaching out to the sides. Repeat 2 to 4 more times on the right side to build strength and heat. Check your stance by looking down to see that your ankles are under your wrists. See that your right knee is directly over your foot. and straighten your front leg. Flow between Warrior Pose II and Extended Side Angle Pose FEbRUARy 2010 yo gaj o u r n a l .

‘Let’s find you and take time to just be here. nutritionist for Kripalu’s weight loss program agrees. your thoughts are dominated by things like ‘I can’t sit in that chair. suggests kinder and ultimately more transformative questions like. “The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali outlines how lasting change is only possible from focused.com & www. especially when used as a motivator for weight loss.’ But yoga taught me that I’m OK where I am today. Yoga was like a warm.fantamag. notices that her clients and students are bombarded with media messages about what a beautiful body looks like.’ and ‘I can’t do this or that. How do I feel in my body right now? What choices can I make that are healthier for my whole being? Liz Dunn.’ ” This.” february 2010 76 yo gaj o u r n a l . consistent approach is.” she says.com . “When you’re that size. lost 125 pounds over a year and a half and says that the self-acceptance she learned through yoga was a crucial part of her weight loss journey. Dunn says. on the other hand. in fact.storemags. now. How long should I work out? How many calories should I eat every day?” he says. welcoming embrace saying. Yoga. “That made it OK when I hit those plateaus and wouldn’t lose any weight for weeks.co m www. “Western diets encourage people to ask the ‘should’ questions. I just integrated yoga into my view of how I was physically in the world. is what enabled her to get past the plateaus that invariably accompany significant weight loss over a long period of time. But trying to live up to an ideal that is unrealistic and often unhealthy is likely to backfire. Connecticut.” she says. “I never set weight loss goals. inner work. Turner says. and yoga can help them work through that.Flow between Goddess Pose steady. crucial for keeping the weight off. John Bagnulo. messages that tell us to look outside ourselves for validation and acceptance. a massage therapist in Cheshire. which is when a lot of people give up. begin with the first step Turner. adding that people often develop a false sense of what their body should look like. whose approach combines asana with nutritional and psychological counseling. PhD.

Draw your tailbone down toward your heels. Repeat 2 to 3 more times on each side. and Ayurveda (ISHTA) teacher training program in New York City. says this shift was a turning point in the way she felt about her weight.and Temple Pose From Warrior II on the left side.” After she went to class regularly for several months. instead of automatically reacting to a stressful situation with established patterns like reaching for comfort food. and what do I really need in this moment?” Maybe it’s a walk around the block. Inhale deeply and come back up to center. Roll your weight to the outside edges of your feet and engage your core. because I may as well have been in that room by myself. “In class. if you are able. expected to feel out of place when she took her first yoga class in 2005. Turner finds that self-acceptance gives students the courage to inquire within about what is at the root of their struggle with weight.co m 7 7 www. “In fact. your left fingertips to the floor. “I was shocked to realize that I couldn’t return the compliment. Then. asana continued on next page yo gaj o u r n a l .” she says. Tantra. exhale and straighten your left leg. When you’re finished. you can learn to recognize the moment of choice. Exhale and bring your right forearm to the right thigh. Wendy Althoff. or your right fingertips to the floor. The ability to observe your feelings without judgment becomes a tool that helps you figure out what you need from moment to moment.com . and directly over your ankles. and draw your hip points up. breathing deeply. or a phone call with a friend. lower your hips until your knees are bent as close to a 90-degree angle as possible. It had become my own practice. I was the largest FEBRuaRy 2010 person there. and bring your hands to your hips. Turner suggets asking yourself questions like “What am I really hungry for?” and “What is truly causing me stress.storemags.fantamag. “Sure enough. Come to a seated position on your mat. using your core. Exhale and bring your left forearm to your left thigh or.” she says. Inhale and reach your arms out to the sides. Either way. says Turner. “We can simply notice that we can choose to eat more or not.com & www. an actuary in New York City who had been overweight all her life. and I still would have weighed more. straighten your legs. who today teaches yoga at her office and is enrolled in the Integrated Science of Hatha. When you feel the urge to overeat. you probably could have added the two people on the mats next to me together. “I didn’t realize this was happening until one day after class a student told me I had a lovely practice. Bring your hands to your hips and turn both feet out 45 degrees (stepping the feet a little closer to each other if needed). Althoff ’s focus subtly shifted from the other students in the class to her own experience. On an exhalation.” Althoff.” she says. turn your feet forward. when you stop worrying about continued on page 110. and identify the underlying thoughts or emotional stirrings that cause them discomfort and contribute to actions that aren’t serving their weight loss goals. I had absolutely no idea what her practice looked like. there is no judgment.

If it’s comfortable for your neck.) Roll your shoulder blades down your back and lift up through your chest. On an exhalation. FeBRuARy 2010 78 yo gaj o u r n a l . On an inhalation.com . As you inhale.com & www. slowly release into sitting position. with your fingers pointed in toward yourself. On an exhalation.fantamag. moving your tailbone toward your knees. if you can. Look down and see that your inner thighs are parallel. (If that creates too much strain in your shoulders. relax your shoulders and lean back onto the top of your sitting bones. Bring your fingertips to the back of your legs. lift your feet off the floor. drawing your navel in toward your spine. Feel free to stay for 2 to 3 breaths if you have the strength. knees bent. straighten your legs. knees bent. so that the thighs are angled about 45 degrees relative to the floor. Release your feet to the floor as you exhale.co m www. slowly let your head release back. On an inhalation. point your hands away from yourself. Reach your arms forward. press through all four corners of your feet and lift your hips a little higher. Push through your hands and feet equally and. lift your chest and sternum. on an inhalation. Repeat moving from Table Pose to Boat Pose 3 to 4 more times. lift your hips and come into Table Pose. Inhale and lift your chest and thighs a little higher. shoulder-distance apart. feet parallel and hip-width apart.storemags. Place your hands behind you. and.Flow between Table Pose and Boat Pose Sit with your legs in front of you.

On an exhalation. Inhale and pause.Single Leg Raises Lie down on your back.com & www. Rest your arms by your sides. bring both knees to your chest. and breathe into your lower back. spreading your toes. Start by drawing your knees into your chest. bringing the navel to the spine. Extend your left arm out to the left and look over your left shoulder. for an easier variation.com . Place your right hand on the left knee to keep the legs down. Extend both legs up at a 90-degree angle (or. feet hip-width apart. Keep your left knee directly over your right knee. Exhale and lift your right leg as your left leg descends. Slowly return to a simple crosslegged position. fEBRuARy 2010 yo gaj o u r n a l . flexing your feet and spreading your toes. draw your navel toward your spine (there will be a natural curve in your lower back). Hold for 3 to 5 breaths. Bring your legs back to the midline and twist to the other side. keeping the spine aligned. slowly lower your right foot until it hovers 6 inches above the floor. Then drop both knees over to the right. Close your eyes and bow inward. palms facing the floor. On an exhalation. wrap your arms around your knees. acknowledging your efforts. Repeat 3 to 5 more times.co m 7 9 www. bend the knees). On an inhalation. Close your eyes.storemags. Sit tall with your hands in Anjali Mudra. Come into Savasana (Corpse Pose). Relax for 5 to 15 minutes. Press through the balls of your feet. Inhale and pause. To finish Take a simple twist to each side.fantamag. feeling the breath sweep up and down the spine.

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but imagine being unable to do them.fantamag. which ( Rev up your Revolved Triangle ) fEBruary 2010 yo gaj o u r n a l . you radiate well-being. neutral and turning your trunk. hair/makeup: france pierson/artist untied. the muscles on the left and right sides of the torso work together to produce enough torque to turn the spine. Without access to the full range of motion in your spine. or pass a dish at dinner. stylist: lyn heineken. restoring mobility and balance on both sides of your spine. model: coral brown. you know how debilitating it is when you can’t turn sideways. supine. You probably take such movements for granted most of the time. top: fila. you rotate your spine.com & www. mat: yoga accessories Every time you walk across a room. Twisting poses— whether seated.master class with Ba r ba ra Be nagh turn up the torque photos: david martinez.co m 8 1 www. If you’ve ever had back spasms or a crick in your neck. When you do twists. but when your spine is strong and supple. or inverted—can maintain and even enhance your ability to rotate your spine. This tones the muscles of the torso. reach into Pose by keeping your pelvis the back seat of your car.com . your life becomes very limited. leggings: danskin.storemags.

co m fEBRuaRy 2010 www. Keeping your top knee on the floor or on your block. it will inform your Parivrtta Trikonasana. 1 2 Supta Parivrtta Garudasana (Reclining Revolved Eagle Pose) This pose provides an opportunity to feel the strong muscular resistance that often comes up in spinal twists.com . your shoulders stay fixed and your hips and legs rotate around your spine like a corkscrew. you keep your pelvis relatively fixed again. Approach the pose with curiosity and internal awareness by breathing consciously.master class w it h Ba rba ra Ben a gh 1 Simple Reclining Twist Beginning this sequence on your back will make it easy to isolate and explore the mechanics of spinal rotation. 2 3 3 Janu Sirsasana (Head-of-the-Knee Pose). Notice the areas along your back and shoulders where you feel tension. Delicious! 82 yo GaJ o u R n a l . Actively reach your other arm behind you to initiate strong rotation in the upper spine. and use your breath to help release those areas. Hold your extendedleg foot with your hand or a strap.fantamag. In this twist. variation In this seated position.com & www. Use this pose to create an imprint of this action. deepen the twist by reaching out strongly to the sides. Lie down and drop your knees to the floor at hip level.storemags. which will likely help bring the twist into your upper back. Intertwining your legs fixes the pelvis. with your mouth closed and with similar length and tone in both inhalation and exhalation. Notice if any tension releases in the upper back as you come out of this pose.

and keep it firmly grounded. Avoid turning your back foot in too much.com . Throughout this sequence you have felt how keeping the pelvis stable enhances the twist in the upper spine. Stand with your feet wide apart and parallel.4 4 Parivrtta Utthita Hasta Padasana (Revolved Extended Hand and Foot Pose) This pose introduces the challenge of keeping your pelvis stable and your feet grounded while you twist the spine. With the hips fairly level and the head aligned over the front foot. 5 Squeezes spinal joints to promote nourishment of tissues Massages and tones the internal organs Restores and maintains spinal flexibility ( contraindications ) Herniated spinal disk Positional vertigo Injured hamstrings FEbRuaRy 2010 yo gaj o U r n a l .fantamag.com & www. spread your arms like wings.co m 8 3 www.storemags. ( benefits ) Improves balance Strengthens the feet and legs Increases hip mobility and stability 5 Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose) Maintaining a well-grounded pose is key to discovering the joy of this standing twist. Keep your hips level as you twist your torso to the right. From your stable base you can. stay true to this now. Lift your arms to shoulder height. Reach your arms away from each other to spread the chest and be sure to keep your pelvis square. releasing stress and bringing nourishment to the upper back. over time. “turn the screw” of the upper spine more deeply. allowing the upper body to blossom.

curiosity. which will help you demystify this asana. When you do the pose this way. When you deconstruct the architecture of spinal twists. relaxing your muscles. lie down and begin your exploration with two supine poses. twisting poses play a key role in gaining and maintaining spinal health. pulling. exhale and let your knees fall to your right.fantamag. Simple Reclining TwiST Take a minute or two to recline on your back. When you twist. Keeping your shoulders on the mat. you also compress and squeeze the spinal disks. Though Revolved Triangle is typically practiced as part of a standing sequence. coming to it from a series of gradually deepening twists will help imprint muscle memory of the two varieties of rotation. Clearly. and your mind. taking your hips and lower torso 8 4 yo gaj o u R n a l . But the effort it takes to rotate the spine often uproots the back leg. you may feel as though you’re getting a deeper twist. Relax your arms along the floor at shoulder level. After warming up with a few Sun Salutations. In Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose). The key to feeling grounded is to root strongly through your feet.co m february 2010 www. Even if you’re accustomed to dropping your back hip. which can throw you off balance and create anxiety about exploring the pose. because it enables you to turn the torso more. and flexibility. your breath.ma ster cla ss may improve your gait and boost the power of your limbs when performing everyday tasks that involve pushing. which improves circulation and nourishes tissues that are critical to having a supple spine. your pelvis stays neutral while your shoulders rotate. But turning the torso further doesn’t mean that you are rotating each individual vertebra more. You might find that a stable pelvis gives you more leverage and actually increases the degree of rotation in your spine. I’ve noticed that keeping my pelvis square has reduced the sacroiliac strain I used to feel after doing Revolved Triangle. but the most gratifying benefit may be the simple sigh of relief they can evoke after coaxing tension from your back muscles. and it’s a detail that is often passed over in Revolved Triangle. try keeping your pelvis fixed and observe the difference in the way your body feels.com . Allow your knees to drop loosely. Don’t underestimate the power of moments like these to create an atmosphere of openness.storemags. Keeping your pelvis stable and square toward the floor (with the hip bones horizontally and vertically even) will help you do this. or turning. or vice versa—you keep the pelvis fixed and use your shoulders to help you turn the spine. you can see that they typically come in two varieties: You either keep your shoulders fixed while the pelvis rotates the spine. Move into constructive rest by bending your knees and placing your feet flat on the floor. You may have learned to initiate the twist from the pelvis by dropping your back hip toward the ground. Keeping the pelvis stable is not easy.com & www.

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If your upper back is tight. it’s just the opposite: The left knee on the floor keeps the pelvis fixed while your left arm reaches toward the left to create spinal rotation. left thigh over right. it means that you’re rushing the pose and inviting strain. Supta parivrtta GarudaSana (Reclining Revolved Eagle Pose) The basic shape of this pose is similar to Simple Reclining Twist. Be curious and patient with the process. Are they tight? Do your shoulders rest comfortably on the mat? Try to consciously release any stiffness you feel in your back muscles by allowing your spine to settle into the floor. exhaling. To help release tension.ma ster cla ss with them into a simple spinal twist.storemags. Draw your knees toward your chest and. Exhale as you slowly lower your left arm to the floor. bring your attention to your breath. away from the floor or block. even if it’s hovering above the floor. When the spine rotates in more challenging twists such as Supta Parivrtta Garudasana (Reclining Revolved Eagle Pose). Keep your pelvis fixed. but the way you enter the twist makes it different. In this pose. If this creates pain in your knees or lower back. turn onto your right side. Your body may twist easily. That’s why it’s important 8 6 yo Gaj o u r n a l . modify your position by unhooking the left foot and elevating the left knee on a block or blanket. or your breathing becomes labored. pinning your left knee to the floor. Stay for a minute to feel and observe your back muscles. turn your head toward the left. Twists squeeze the diaphragm. If you can hook your foot behind your right leg. Notice how your shoulders stay on the floor while the movement of your hips and legs rotates the spine. which can make your breath feel strained. In Simple Reclining Twist. Take your time and keep your left arm active. Begin again in constructive rest. and this time feel how the shoulders create the torque. this is a strong twist regardless. is the most flexible part of the spine. or you may barely turn. your shoulders stay fixed as your pelvis rotates around the spine. letting you bring your shoulder to the mat. to use it as a primer for exploring how to adjust to the muscular resistance. when the pose is simple.com & www.fantamag. With your left knee on the floor or on a block. or cervical spine. you might try to overcompensate for it by turning your neck more extremely. Whether you get your shoulder to the floor is unimportant. use each inhalation to create space in your abdomen and each exhalation to coax your muscles to adapt to the twist.com . Once your upper back is at its maximum. but be mindful. Take the time now. Stay for another minute. Next. your muscles will resist and rebel.co m february 2010 www. reach toward the ceiling with your left arm. do so. then bring your legs back to center and switch sides. Shift your hips a few inches to the left before crossing your legs as in Eagle Pose. placing your hand in line with your shoulder. but don’t worry if you can’t. like a corkscrew. much like turning a corkscrew. The neck. If your knee moves up.

Adjust your stance so your feet are par­ allel and directly underneath your wrists. rotating your skull to gaze over your right shoulder at your hand. Keeping your upper body rotated to the visit our website to find out more kripalu. Did your hips come along for the ride? That is not necessarily a bad thing.to wait until your thoracic rotation is at its maximum before turning your head. yoga things to take into classes. affordable retreats take the stress out of your days—and your body. the stretch probably feels good. exhale and stretch your right arm straight back. and with an exhalation. MA 800. With your pelvis stabilized in this pose. But remember. Stockbridge.7353 kripalu. But then.com . then change the cross of your legs and twist to the other side. of your torso with the right leg. —Julie Lindstrom. you may feel much more of the turn com­ ing from your upper back. accommodations. variation When you practice Janu Sir sasana as a twist rather than a forward bend. and turn your upper body to the right to begin a spi­ nal twist. Stay in the twist for another minute. and more. lift your ribs and shift your lower abdomen to the right to align the midline. In fact. so enjoy it for a few breaths. You may also unconsciously swing your upper body laterally. Sit with the soles of your feet together and your knees apart in Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose). then gently turn your head to look over your right shoulder. or axis. Hold the outer edge of your right leg or foot with your left hand. Janu SirSaSana If your breath is unrestrained and you feel as though you can deepen the twist further.org or call to register. try it with your pelvis fixed and see if your spinal rotation becomes deeper. like a bead on a string. delicious all-natural Newton. If you find it difficult to sit with an upright pelvis and straight back. That’s because keeping your pelvis fixed limits the ro­ tation in your lower spine. With self-care It was so satisfying workshops led to disconnect from by expert health everyday life and and wellness just relax. and place your right hand on the back of your right hip. if your upper back is tight and feels stuck. Parivrtta utthita haSta PadaSana step out of your routine and into your retreat Kripalu Retreat and Renewal offers you much-needed personal time and space. away from the demands of everyday life. Fold forward into the classic forward­bend version of Janu Sirsanana for a minute before switching sides.741. Avoid these common mistakes by keeping your gaze on your right foot until the last breath or two in the pose. which can eventually strain the lower back. into the rotation. Stand tall as you exhale. Come drop deeper into who you really are—you’ll return home energized and inspired. then exhale to release the twist. comfortable my home practice. If you feel as though your body naturally wants to go deeper. it can further educate you about the mechanics of rotation. sit on a folded blanket. These flexible. It’s relatively easy for flexible people to overdo it and stretch the lumbar joints be­ yond their natural capacity without even knowing it. you can do as much or as little as you like. A more subtle way to do this is to visualize each thoracic vertebra spinning. You may already feel a twist. Massachusetts meals. Notice how this action turns your chest while leaving the lumbar region undisturbed. I also learned a lot of new professionals.com & www. Open your chest by actively expanding its core to create a dynamic sense of space that both deepens the twist and wrings out tension from the upper back. evening events. Stay in the pose for about a minute. As in Supta Parivrtta Garudasana.fantamag. or closer if your legs are strained. february 2010 (Revolved Extended Hand and Foot Pose) Stand with your arms outstretched at shoulder level. centering your weight on the back of the heel. Pull your inner thighs toward your hips and steady your abdomen. Sidebending like this creates poor alignment and can make the twist unsafe. Hold for about five breaths. this is a good thing. Keep your left knee in place and extend your right leg. exhale and move your left shoulder toward the floor. you may be tempted to initiate the twist from your head and compress your neck. Keep your gaze on your right foot. moving your head and shoulders to the outside of your leg. (Head-of-the-Knee Pose). keep your hips fixed and strongly turn your upper spine. now turn it up a notch by broaden­ ing your chest and pulling your right col­ larbone and shoulder back. Keeping an image of the spine spinning on its axis will also help. Take a moment to balance the weight between your feet. espe­ cially twists. All standing poses need to be grounded.org www. editor. firmly ground­ ing them evenly across the ball and heel of each foot. If you tend to be a flexible person.storemags.

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shift your hips toward the rear of your mat and exhale to hinge forward over your leg. back leg. Bring your left fingertips to the floor outside your right toes. Instead. pausing halfway. If your left hip still hangs back. Pull your right shoulder up and back to rotate the thoracic spine. while learning how to incorporate the philosophy of yoga into the rest of your life. since it is very similar to the alignment in Revolved Triangle Pose. Stay in the pose for a minute. take a counter pose such as Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend).com .ma ste r cla ss right and your arms outstretched. You may notice that keeping your pelvis square forfeits some of the turn of your upper body.storemags. If that’s not possible. Rather than bracing yourself against the resistance.com & www. and you will gradually be able to return your hips to the original. How do we do this? Our unique inquirybased approach guides you to understand the technology and language of yoga on the mat. as it was in Janu Sirsasana. If kripalu yoga teacher training what does your potential look like? The best yoga education provides a solid foundation from which students can grow into their highest potential. allowing for a little give in the hips. Make sure your left shoulder stays aligned over your leg or hand. • 200. rotating your right foot out 90 degrees and your left foot in about 40 degrees.741. Breathing in. I don’t think that’s the most skillful way. Initiate the twist by pressing into your left hand and lifting your chest. Keep your back leg grounded with the heel down. Power up the twist by extending your right arm up. The fastest way to turn your hips fully to the right is to turn your left foot in more and shorten your stance. which establishes the stability february 2010 that benefits standing poses and twists. take your time and be careful not to force the twist. testimonials. toward their original position. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend). dates and details. Let yourself be guided by the somatic memory and actions of the earlier poses. Pause and notice where you feel your back resisting the turn. Feel how the rotation here is exactly the same mechanical process as in the previous two twists. Parivrtta Trikonasana will become a pose you look forward to doing. Continue to look down. As the twist winds up. rotate your head. Pause at this point to train your focus on the base of the pose. the belly is stable. keeping your head and gaze in line with your foot to help align the axis of the torso over the right leg. Go slowly. MA 800. After you’ve completed your second side. the pelvis is level and stable. Turn your hips toward your front foot. and gaze at your right hand.and 500-hour certification • trainings each month get online today. Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training prepares people to become successful yoga teachers by mastering the essentials of yoga. even alignment you had before you twisted. but now that you understand the anatomy of twists.org www. and more kripalu. The aim is to have the hips turned all the way to the right so the midline of the torso is aligned with the right leg. sweet-talk tension away from the muscles. then turn your left foot in slightly. keeping the left shoulder in line with the leg. take the left fingertips to the floor or to a block on the inside of the right foot. Fully explore the relationship between keeping the pelvis stable and the spine mobile. and heel must stay grounded to resist being pulled into the turn. Gaze at your right foot as you shift your lower abdomen and then your ribs to the right to align the midline of your torso with your right leg. but it also taps support from your core. Don’t sacrifice your roots. The pelvis is level. However. or Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch) to allow the spinal muscles to return to neutral before practicing Revolved Triangle Pose. and the breath is steady. the hips. then rest your arms before repeating to the left. Expect some resistance from your left hip and leg.org/yogaschool Stockbridge. and the shoulders act as the top of the corkscrew that turns the spine. That not only keeps your left leg solid. applications. slowly start to turn your hips back to the left. Place your right hand on your right hip and extend your left arm up alongside your ear. recruit the deep abdominal muscles to do the job by shifting your lower belly to the right and pulling your right hip back. you know that keeping one point fixed is essential. keeping your left shoulder in line with your left hand. Parivrtta trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose) Start again with a wide stance.fantamag. distribute the weight across the ball of your foot and keep that left heel firmly down.7353 kripalu. When the pose is steady and you can enjoy the sensations free from the distractions of your back leg.

DVDs.com & www. they can seem more stuck than liberated. accept the pose as it is. You will find that your effort is well repaid by the final sweet gift that comes as you unwind the spine. Breathe in as you stand up.co m february 2010 www. Stay aware of it. Once your chest is free and you’ve established a strong base. make a small counteraction in the back leg: Exhale. and articles is available at barbarabenagh. If you can. then exhale fully to release the twist. Information about her workshops. affirms a nicely grounded left heel. Dwell in the sensations. you will be able to rotate your neck and gaze comfortably at your right hand. surrendering your upper back into the twist while slightly turning your left thigh out.fantamag. gaze at the floor and focus on grounding your feet and steadying your belly. then root your legs into the earth with a solid exhalation. ✤ Based in Boston. recordings. with patience you will fall in love with twists. Twists do not come easily to many of us. You may find that this small move realigns the pelvis and makes it level.m aste r class your neck hurts when you turn your head. or if turning your head causes you to lose balance. Because they wind you up so snugly.com. Once your body has adjusted to the instruction and principles of the pose.com . inhabit the form. Stay as long as you have clarity and steadiness. and lets the twist give the spine a final hug. sigh deeply. Turn your feet parallel again for a few breaths to reestablish stability before practicing the pose to the left. Keep both arms active to give the upper body a strong surge of energy that may rotate the spine even more. and feel your whole body radiate lightness and well-being. revisit turning the head. keeping the body active and alert. but use it as a vehicle to turn your attention inward. create a sense of expansion by letting your awareness drench the pose with space and fullness. However. Over time. They will teach you to appreciate that less is often more. let your focus turn away from the form. Barbara Benagh has shared her passion for hatha yoga for more than 35 years. 9 0 yo gaj o u r n a l . When you feel as though the twist is at its maximum. Hold the pose for several steady breaths.storemags.

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by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad. This revised version reads like a survival guide for the new world order—a manual on how to live consciously and well in a world that seems to be collapsing around us. yoga is the practice of coming fully in contact with this new moment. sense withdrawal and concentration. org/yj info@MountMadonnaInstitute. Master of Arts .storemags. Shambhala. Llewellyn Publications. like mathematical equations. he guides you through self-reflection exercises and 10 detailed steps to gain knowledge. Yoga for a World Out of Balance. simply look to yoga’s past for “a complete set of codes or truths that can. aware. The book showed Toronto yoga teacher and psychotherapist Michael Stone’s new book. and secondhand knowledge.com . Sarita Shrestha and many others. Pennsylvania. yoga’s ethical teachings. chakras.fantamag. Butera illustrates how to use postures. Faculty includes: RH Singh. he writes. to release psychological blocks and ultimately create the opening for personal transformation to occur. But this book is not just a call to awareness. The authors urge us to ask ourselves life’s most important questions. the practice of svadhyaya). Butera. C A 9 4 YO GAJ O U R N A L . 2010 Starts Jan 29 1 2 Diploma .com 3 Apply Today MountMadonnaInstitute . Along the way. is a thought-provoking exploration of how the five yamas.com & www. northatlanticbooks.com AYURVEDA with Intro to Vasant Lad OPEN TO THE PUBLIC January 29-31. bandhas (locks). memory. and radically present in the world. Starting with uplifting methods to develop intention and attitude that align with yogic principles.846. as well as his own teaching experience. llewellyn.Bring health to yourself and those around you. shambhala. he brings an unabashedly historical awareness to yoga. Certificate .Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor . policies.com BOOK THE PASSIONATE MIND REVISITED: Expanding Personal and Social Awareness. a revolutionary manifesto for self-exploration and personal thinking. That he’s able to instruct and inspire with a warm heart and skillful direction. Many writers have traveled a similar road. dives into the psychological and spiritual aspects of yoga.org 408. At the heart of the authors’ message is that the changes so desperately needed in today’s world must necessarily begin within each of us. BOOK T IT UT MO E YOGA FOR A WORLD OUT OF BALANCE: Teachings on Ethics and Social Action. The Passionate Mind explored the functions of the mind and how to divorce perception from cultural conditioning. in yogic terms. It was. He draws upon traditional texts. is good reason to believe this book will bring life to your practice. but Stone is unusually passionate and sophisticated in his approach. Kramer and Alstad show us that the truth lies within us and that to know it. D. pranayama (breathwork). and balance in everyday life. John Douillard.M T UN AD ON N A I NS medi a BOOK THE PURE HEART OF YOGA: Ten Essential Steps for Personal Transformation.CO M First released in 1974. tell us what to do in every given situation …The world is too complex. in The Pure Heart of Yoga Robert Butera delivers valuable in struction to keep more than just your asana practice fresh. Economies. we must not only be open to it but also listening for it.Ayurvedic Practitioner . offer a spiritual path that can guide us toward mitigating suffering in our lives. H . We can’t. Includes clinical internship. establishments—all these Kramer and Alstad use to help us en hance self-inquiry (or. by Michael Stone.Make a difference through a career in healthcare. in short.Ayurveda Includes clinical internship and thesis. authorities. JENNIFER RODRIGUE a new way to be clear. To start. Whether you are new to yoga or have already worn out a few mats. together with archetypes. too nuanced. including the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. he explains.” Rather. without judgment or prejudice about the “style” of your yoga of choice. joy. over and over and over again—and this new moment includes us and all of our stuff: our FEBRUARY 2010 www. and mudras (sealing gestures). ecologies. the founder and director of YogaLife Institute in Wayne. it is also a well-reasoned exploration of the human condition.4060 / Watsonville. by Robert Butera. North Atlantic Books.

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di­ rector of the Yoga­Sûtras Institute in Poulsbo.media voyage.Co m february 2010 www. On track 2. These stories imaginatively set the stage for his miraculous birth— he’s supposed to have fallen from heaven into the open hands of. the creators of exhale spa’s celebrated Core Fusion practice—a Pilates-infused fitness experience for proven results fast.storemags. tracing a common thread through the tales to provide a co­ hesive story.com & www. has done extensive research into the various accounts of the sage Pantanjali’s life. the Katha’s answer to the age­ old question “Who am I?” is “not an end. or the yogini Gonika. but a beginning.net Along with the Bha gavad Gita. Much of the CD’s material is unique: for example. He begins with Patanjali’s prebirth incarnation as the serpent deity Adi She­ sha. A S H L EY H EC H T CD PATANJALI IN ETERNITY: The Legend of Shri Patanjali—The Rishi Sage of Yoga. Zambito explores the in­ cidents that are related to Patanjali’s human incarnation and to his role as a teacher at a Shiva temple that survives to this very day.” And so.fantamag. But lit­ tle is known about its compiler. Salvatore Zambito. Washington. Here. with Salvatore Zambito. as Easwaran says in his previously unpublished introduction included in this edition. according to dif­ ferent versions. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is one of the most widely stud­ ied of the ancient yoga texts. in Patanjali in Eternity. either the deity Shiva. say scholars. the grammarian Panini. 9 6 Yo gAJ o u R N A L . who lived. sometime between 200 BCE and 200 CE and also authored treatises on grammar and Ayur veda. an image that frequently shows him with a human upper body and a serpentine lower body. eager to tell what he has found.” It’s a welcoming to the journey inward that anyone is invited to explore. his contribution to sacrificial ritual. the full explana­ tion of Patanjali’s connection with the serpent and Shiva. R I C H A R D R O S E N ✤ Each DVD o ers five 10-minute workouts from Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp. yogasutras. Self-published. and his role as a teacher whose insights continue to inspire yogis today.com .

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it’s still running.” he says.ce le b rate g o o d t im es continued from page 69 at the festival.storemags. as opposed to other music festivals.” cRadlE of lovE: ThE cRib Kira Ryder.” In 2009. was several years ahead of the spinal curve. Inspired by a small yoga class that he’d taken in the early­morning mud at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Ten­ nessee. but much to his surprise.” he says. then we’re doing good. it was beautiful. with the goal of raising $5. “When your livelihood is yoga. where the focus is on partying and getting wasted. which provides environmental education and free health screening for low­income kids. It was really amazing to have that many people chanting and doing yoga.” she says. the festival’s third year. Bryson also scheduled a few yoga classes. “There were people meditating and doing yoga on the docks. “People were doing partner yoga out in the fields. California. “But I also had some good hard­rockin’ bands. who runs a yoga studio in Ojai. The first Evolve event featured 30 bands from the Northeast jam­band and bar circuit. In 2003 she started a festival called the Ojai Yoga Crib. People were up all night. with a real focus on bringing music that’s danceable. started the Evolve Music & Yoga Festival in 2007. and seven years later.fantamag.com . Dave Bryson.com & www. Bryson said the music and the yoga were equally important.” she says. I want to encourage yoga people to come out and lighten up and loosen up and dance. “The festival’s focus is on self­improvement and health.000 for a local rural organiza­ tion called Kids Camp. nearly a thou­ sand people showed up who were just as interested in doing asana as rocking out. He booked 70 bands and 16 yoga instructors. a yoga teacher in New Jersey. “it be­ comes a really neat practice to invite a few hundred of your best friends to come 9 8 Yo gaj o u R n a l . “When we can get that many people together for yoga.co m february 2010 www. and says it all worked together brilliantly. Yoga Rocks: EvolvE Yoga festivals can happen anywhere and don’t need to be pegged to “rock star” in­ struction. A full­on yoga festival broke out.

she decided. “I said to my husband. excluding food and lodging.com .com HigH Life: TeLLuride Starting a yoga festival can be a logistical nightmare. Ryder charges $400 for her Ojai festival.” And it would feature her main teacher. followed the formula perfectly. overarching theme.” Ryder says. some work out payment plans.’ And he said. but it actually follows a fairly simple formula: Take a place of stunning natural beauty and add a strong. because I was worrying if we were out of toilet paper. some become guests because it’s their year to be there for free.co m 9 9 www. Colorado. I didn’t know if anybody was having a good time. Erich Schiffmann (the author of Yoga: the Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness). It’s something that we were unexplainably compelled to do. hence the name “Yoga Crib.to town and relax. She had the “crazy idea” to start a more intimate alternative. what else are we going to do?’ ” Her festival.” SKIRTSÊ THROWÊ OVERÊ TOÊ ONÊ YOURÊ PANTS • TOÊ TAKEÊ YOUÊ FROMÊ STUDIOÊ STREET TOÊ • TOÊ COVER-UPÊ ACCENTUATE ORÊ me sheeky ms TM meSheeky. “But you develop real experience. she let people pay for their tickets on a layaway plan. Ryder asked them to trust Yoga Crib to put their personal schedules together for them. In 2007 Hackman returned home from her Jivamukti Yoga teacher training with a desire to do good works. “some camp. but she sometimes felt as though they were an impersonal grab bag of experiences. You really start to see that everything handles itself. Rather than have attendees choose classes from a menu. whom she describes as a “great big Chewbacca of love. ‘Well.fantamag. everything has a way of aligning.” In yoga land. but also with february 2010 yo gaj o u r n a L . ‘This is going to be a lot of work. It would be called something comfortable and soothing.com & www.” Ryder had been to several yoga conferences and had always had a good time. “The first year. she says. would be based on trust and love. Aubrey Hackman of Telluride.” she says. and in 2009.storemags. for the first time. It also helps to have a big-name teacher around who can peg your event and draw other popular teachers.” The aim would be to encourage a deep personal self-investigation of love. some work on the crew. “Some people stay at the spa.

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“As a father. dharma is the ethical basis on which you live your life. for a februAry 2010 www. I like to translate it as ‘the path of the good. not so much. where—in our ideal world. Gandhi. Viniyoga founder and the author of the book Yoga for Transformation. or anyone else you consider a paragon of dharmic living. and to measure how well you’re living up to your ideal. it makes sense to define the word dharma first—in some ways. “It’s tricky—ask a Tantric philosopher whether a specific action is dharmic.” and “success. Dharma means sustaining your life. But along with that universal order. or racial roles (those. Artha is. your community. this is true of artha. and the answer is al­ ways ‘Well. known as sanatana dharma. For others. what is it that best serves both you and the greater good? Dharma is ultimately about enhancing life. which really means ‘to make firm. participating in society—and sometimes even a low­level McJob can enable you to do all that. which is thought to underlie the very structure of existence.” For some. are forms of dharma). about working within the structure to serve yourself and society.) 2) ArtHA I prosperity For the purposes of this article.” “wealth.” “abundance. gender. especially here in the West.fantamag. To understand your own dharma. simply put. Many philosophers would put artha first on their list of purusharthas. poet. “If you hate your job so much that it’s sucking the life out of you. teacher.’ ” Your dharma should govern your every action and decision in life.co m founder John Friend. the business suit—you need to get your dharma done.” There is a universal dharma. activist. and the choices we make in life as it unfolds for us. we each have our own unique.” Kempton says. Kempton says. “But realizing your dharma some­ times means accepting where you are. Mother Teresa.” Artha is the material comfort you need to live in the world with ease. your dharma is to do it well. she suggests that you ask yourself a few key questions: ➤ What is my role in the world? ➤ What are my obligations? Which ones feel right? ➤ When I am serving the highest good.” Still. the com­ puter. that which supports your life’s mission. As a yoga teacher. “It’s about that which gives life order—about stepping up to your own responsibilities.’ or ‘to create structure. to keep moving forward toward a sense of personal fulfillment. Whatever you are doing. dharma can be a moving target.” says Gary Kraftsow. your family. what am I doing? ➤ Am I on a path for the good? ➤ How can I best serve the world around me? ➤ What would Martin Luther King do? (This is Kempton’s personal favorite— though you could substitute your grandmother. “Dharma is a relative concept. it may not be dharmic for you. Certainly. in this life. meeting your family obligations. the result of our birth cir­ cumstances. or svadharma.storemags.com .’ ‘to establish. to give interviews.’ I like to think of it this way: Given all of the variables. our dharmas reflect a clear calling: farmer. too. As an American. my dharma is to raise up my son. individual dharma. “Dharma [refers to] the actions that you are engaged in. president. It is the source of the fundamental ideas of right and wrong that are deeply embed­ ded in human consciousness. and there are many different levels. the world.’ ” Brooks explains.com & www. to serve yourself and serve life in the present moment. parent. it depends. But you don’t need to have a calling to have dharma. “For Westerners.” And it generally involves honoring your ethics—doing right by yourself. karma. and to transmit these teachings. all of the other purusharthas should be viewed through the lens of dharma. part of my dharma is to pay my taxes. “It’s your bottom line. artha is the stuff—the capital. at least—we’re not bound by caste. my dharma is to show up to class. which is defined as “material prosperity.” he says.ai m high continued from page 64 “The easiest way to define dharma is to look at the verbal root. and talents. Kraftsow says. family. Moreover.” says Anusara Yoga 1 0 4 yo gaj o u r n a l .

where lifestyles vary from ascetic to excessive. and shel­ ter.” Kraftsow explains. It’s not about rejecting the world. intimacy.co m 1 0 5 www. You might need those things to play your role. Kempton agrees. “Now it means food. For a writer. Brooks says that a perceptual shift may be needed to deal skillfully with artha. “If we set kama in the context of dharma. the essential artha is pen and paper. art. or steward. We live in service to a higher purpose. “If you’re doing a busi­ ness deal. or are they stealing my joy? ➤ Am I afraid of having more? Am I afraid of not having more? ➤ What does wealth mean to me besides money? 3) KAmA I pleasure According to Rod Stryker. but it also points to a fundamental truth: What you need depends on who you are. and Inter­ net access. forget the other three. and kindness— it’s what brings a sense of delight to our lives. your car. “But it’s also art. “What ar­ tha means for a beggar is the begging bowl. And there can be pleasure even in sacrifice.” But it is good. “Kama relates to pleasure. and indeed necessary. fellowship. “Artha sets a basic level of material comfort and resources so that you can facilitate all of your intentions in life.” Brooks agrees. It can also mean the knowledge. or you don’t feel safe. “What artha asks us to do is learn to live skillfully in a world of material objects that exist for our benefit. what it means for a business execu­ tive in Los Angeles is driving a Lexus. artha can be a moving target—especially here in the West.com & www. it means looking the part—you might need a nice suit or a good watch to look professional. beauty. Like dharma. artha is time and space for uninterrupted prac­ tice. “I’ve found that if human beings don’t get artha together in one way or another. but about fig­ uring out how to be content with the things you own. or the desire for pleasure. of course. or that more is always better—easy traps to fall into in a culture like ours. Artha is one of the basic hu­ man dignities—to have enough money to live on. borrow. it means money. for a yoga practitioner. we understand it to be a part of the richness of life. “Every accomplishment has been sought for the pleasure that it provides. you don’t have a place to eat.” Kraftsow says. of course.” he says. “Artha is the skills we develop to live a successful worldly life. artha meant food.” she says. “When I used to teach the purusharthas. possibly because it’s the purush­ artha most likely to run amok. greed.” he says. is what makes the world go ’round. but along that path there is the pleasure we take from family and friends. “Desire for pleasure is what drives all human behavior.” Just don’t get carried away by the no­ tion that artha is everything. and harmony in the world around us. love. they feel bad about themselves. kama. It also means good health. your pots and pans. And.” Artha refers to things —your apart­ ment. for instance.simple reason: “If you don’t have enough food to eat.” That’s a little joke. try asking yourself the following questions: ➤ Knowing my dharma. Stryker notes. to care for your family. what do I need to play my role in the world? ➤ Where do I place value? ➤ Do I have enough? ➤ Are my things making me happy. and that can be sensu­ ality.fantamag.” Friend says. or education you need to get along in the world—something you certainly need to pursue the dharma of a doctor.com . when it exists to support dharma.” Kama gets some bad press. and a whole host of other “deadly sins. The yoga community shouldn’t get the message that you can’t have a nice car or a watch. understanding. saying yo gaj o u r n a l . clothing. Excessive kama can lead to overindulgence. a cell phone. which tends to measure success in terms of material gain only. sloth. “Wealth is not a bad thing— and there is no zero­sum game.” he says.storemags. clothing.” To learn to work skillfully with artha in your own life. addic­ tion. And februAry 2010 it requires that you ask yourself: What do I see as truly valuable?” Brooks asserts that we are not human without artha. shelter.” Stryker says.

March 26 portland. “You want ‘freedom from’ and ‘freedom to. freedom to live fully and be happy. Sept 17 – 19 Bahamas.CO M Find Your True Self Within A Blissful Yoga and Meditation Retreat with the Divine Mother Amma Sri Karunamayi March 17-21 in Houston. May 19 London. “The conscious pursuit of kama is a profound yogic practice. yoga and ayurveda weave together to create a sacred life full of peace. May 22 Montreal. May 16 toronto.com Photo © Eastwest Imaging | Dreamstime.storemags.ai m high that.” Brooks notes that focusing on the right kinds of pleasure can lead you toward your dharma—and help you fulfill it with passion. Sept 12 Charleston. May 26 arlington.org/retreat FEBRUARY 2010 www. Amma’s Five-Day Retreat Will Feature: .ayurvedic teachings for better health . Ask yourself these key questions: ➤ What am I passionate about? ➤ What brings me pleasure? ➤ Am I enjoying my life? ➤ Am I happy? ➤ What do I care about? ➤ What do I most desire? ➤ Am I hooked on anything? ➤ Are my pleasures leading me toward or away from my life’s purpose? 4) MOKSHA I freedom Moksha.” he says.com & www.memories to last a lifetime J For more information. and most grand and elevated sense. april 4 Boulder. you learn to distinguish. and which ones leave you depleted or lying to yourself about what is really going on. “To practice kama yogically means to practice being fully present with whatever you’re experiencing. May 7 Chicago. “The whole game is that you want to be free. May 14 kripalu. May 9 Chicago. TX oin Amma Sri Karunamayi for an inspiring retreat and discover how meditation.fantamag. FL. oct 3 For more information or to purchase tickets and Cds. on. June 4 – 6 omega. or liberation. moksha means with GuruGanesha Singh RetReatS and WoRkShopS: Costa Rica. Sept 29 Clearwater.” Kempton says. nY. Ca. There are many levels of pleasure. Feb 28 – March 6 Boulder.” Find your own solution by inquiring deeply about your own pursuit of pleasure. love and joyous harmony. “Passion is the solution. And you want freedom to express your own creativity as fully as possible. biggest. Sept 7 & 8 new York City. Sept 10 new Jersey. March 17 oakland.com . May 28 northampton. March 28 Seattle. Sept 22 atlanta. there is no life without kama. FL. June 2 auburn. May 20 ottawa. As a yogi. or to register.SpiritVoyage. WV. from eating a pizza to finding a meditation practice that allows your heart to expand.individual blessings . March 10 encinitas.yoga and pranayama for deeper meditation . May 30 Connecticut. March 19 Santa Rosa. March 14 Santa Barbara.” In its broadest. Ma. March 21 Sacramento. dec 22 – Jan 1 SaCRed Chant ConCeRtS: Sedona.SpiritVoyage. “Passion is never the problem. go to www. whether we deal with it skillfully or not.’ Freedom from suffering and from that which is blocking you from realizing your own power and connection to life. Sept 3 – 5 high View. March 24 ashland.com/YogaJournal 1 0 6 YO GAJ O U R N A L . Ma.karunamayi.sacred fire ceremony to purify the subtle body and awaken your spiritual potential . Lauderdale. Shining the light of awareness on your desires can help you focus on the ones that honor the true essence of life.” explains John Friend. oct 1 Ft. Sept 24 Sarasota. www. March 31 Victoria. april 2 Vancouver.com/Snatam FRee doWnLoad from Snatam & GuruGanesha’s new album at www. is widely considered to be the pinnacle of the purusharthas. March 13 Los angeles. You know which pleasures are saturated with god consciousness and are drenched in the ecstasies of the soul.

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even by the minute. All that is as it should be.) The balance between them will constantly shift—by stage of life.” D Hillari Dowdle. but also how well balanced they are.fantamag. not enough dharma. will naturally emphasize the dharma of raising her children. They are simply part of being human. by week. of course.” Brooks concludes. a college student on summer break will indulge in more kama. not enough artha.com & www. for instance. extinguish.) Are you so trapped in pleasure that you’re neglecting your duty to your friends and family? (Too much kama. A young mother.com february 2010 yo gaj o u r n a l . by month.storemags. Tennessee. A business executive entering contract negotiations will focus on artha and dharma.) Have you become so focused on making money that you have no time to meditate? (Too much artha. and her artha will be about providing for it. relationships. starts on the yoga mat. not enough moksha.) Are you spending so much time getting blissed out at the yoga studio that you can’t swing this month’s rent? (Too much moksha. “Yoga is virtuosity in being human. Are you working so hard to put your kids through school that your life feels like an endless grind? (That’s too much dharma.TheBarbersDaughters. The work of balance isn’t literal—it’s an effort to face the world with all of your pieces intact. ready to leave artha and dharma behind. and passions. Live Your Inspiration explore the collection at www. and embracing them is loving life. or transcend. These are not concerns to cure. not enough kama. to live in a conscious way that leaves no part of your Self behind. “The purusharthas tell us that we must meditate on our roles in the world.co m 1 0 9 www. our values. An elderly man facing the end of life will turn toward moksha.com . That work. a former Yoga Journal editor. lives and writes in Knoxville.a i m h ig h ➤ Can I be free from blaming myself and others? ➤ How can I make my mind free? Balancing act The key to working with the purusharthas paradigm is to constantly examine not only the essential concepts and their role in your life.

who completed the Kripalu program in 2006. But the benefits of putting in time on the mat go even further: An asana practice is another way to build much-needed body awareness. and lower their blood pressure.’ I’m slowly shedding the weight I’ve been carrying for so long. “It felt like my head was completely disconnected from the rest of my body. a yoga practice for weight loss is not one size fits all. stamina. In Kripalu’s weight loss program. “When I first started doing yoga.” Though in the beginning the poses were difficult for her.fantamag. and metabolism. ourselves Of course. A 2009 pilot study at the University of Pittsburgh demonstrated that a 12-week yoga program successfully helped participants lose weight. ranging from restorative to vigorous. I no longer think things like ‘I’ll be happy when I weigh 150. in order to discover what kind of yoga can best facilitate their weight loss.co m february 2010 www. “Yoga created an awareness—of my fingers. conscious-eating exercises aim at creating a deeper awareness of the connection between the body and the food that goes into it. or in response to anxiety or depression. to be aware of why they ate and to stop eating when full.” she says. The researchers concluded that the increased body awareness (specifically a sensitivity to hunger and satiety) learned through yoga had a greater effect on participants’ weight than did the exercise aspect of the practice.com . It was a complete awakening for me. someone who has trouble handling stress might choose a restorative approach. decrease their blood sugar and triglyceride levels.” from the inside out Physically. a dynamic yoga practice burns calories and can increase strength. This suggests that yoga leads to a greater sensitivity to how the body responds to food.” says Kripalu’s Bagnulo. In Kripalu’s weight loss program. For example. participants are encouraged to explore a variety of yoga classes. so that I have a five-sensory experience of what it feels like to feel good.” our bodies.storemags.” In a recent study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.com & www. and therefore naturally leads to better food choices.” says Dunn. my breathing. you appreciate where you are now. They were also found to weigh less than those who ate when they weren’t hungry.” says Cheryl Kain. people who practiced yoga were found to be more likely to eat mindfully—that is. “Yoga put me in my body. which was how I managed to get to that weight in the first place. 1 1 0 yo gaj o u r n a l . “It’s all about listening to your body.i n n e r lig ht continued from page 77 what you can’t do. “Yoga taught me to give myself a break. while someone whose metabolism is slowing as they age might look to a more vigorous practice. “I can make a decision about what to eat from a full-body wisdom. my toes. and teaching participants to become more in tune with the body’s signals and messages. rather than just from my head. Dunn says their effect on her was immediate. I couldn’t feel my body.

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By some counts.storemags. There’s an emphasis on understanding both the physical actions and the energetic channels you are attempting to connect with in each pose. There are teachers everywhere around the globe. by the editors of Y oga Journal A 4 yo gAj o u r n A l . and all is coming. students apply the Universal Principles of Alignment. is one thing: union. Ashtanga Yoga is an athletic and demanding practice. this skill of attentive nonattachment spills over into all aspects of life. This is one important meaning of K. His experience with the Siddha Yoga lineage and Gurumayi Chidvilasananda sparked the creation of Anusara’s first principle. Find out more kpjayi. Ashtanga is taught “Mysore style”: Students learn a series of poses and practice at their own pace while a teacher moves around the room giving adjustments and personalized suggestions. ashtanga. Pattabhi Jois’s famous saying.which yoga Yoga.com alison wright uplifting approach to an alignmentfocused practice. so the practitioner learns to observe whatever arises without holding on to it or rejecting it. But the methods used to achieve that union are many. What it’s about Anusara means “flowing with grace. Sharath now leads the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore. peace of mind.” In class.fantamag. Traditionally. chanting. which suggests that every pose originates internally from a deeply creative and devotional feeling before taking its outward. by definition. With continued practice. and the ability to live more powerfully . “Practice.com for many vinyasa-style yoga classes. What it’s about The aim of Baptiste Yoga is to create freedom. India. this system is taught around the world. Pattabhi Jois (1915–2009).com & www.com Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga What to expect This is a physically challenging. What it’s about The practice is smooth and uninterrupted. Every class has a theme. flowing practice that will get your heart pumping while also encouraging you to find your authentic personal power in life. performed in a heated room and designed to condition the whole body. Teachers and centers John Friend founded Anusara Yoga in 1997 after many years of practicing and teaching Iyengar Yoga. Jois’s grandson R.org. including storytelling. which are techniques generally consistent with those taught in Iyengar Yoga. which is used as a metaphor to reflect on while you’re doing poses.co m FeBruArY 2010 www. Opening your heart is an important aim of the practice. Open to Grace. to help you understand what’s on offer. there are hundreds of styles. physical form. is for you? Ashtanga Yoga What to expect The inspiration Anusara Yoga What to expect Anusara offers a playful. and the life-affirming values of Tantric philosophy. we’ve created this guide to prominent yoga styles. often emphasized in the many backbends you’ll do.” Teachers and centers Founded by K. Classes feature a vigorous 90-minute sequence. Find out more anusara.

Find out more ishtayoga. and celebrate the strength of your own body. Poses can be modified with props. S. and meditation. and native ceremony but credits her own pain and suffering. a strong yet pliable will. allowing the physical self to unify with the spiritual self. the primary objective is to understand the alignment and basic structure of the poses. What it’s about For beginners. Find out more bikramyoga.com began teaching Forrest Yoga in 1982. a heart full of love. Find out more bksiyengar. iyta. India.000 certified Bikram teachers throughout the United States. Find out more baronbaptiste. Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger (a disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Venkatesananda) in South Africa in the 1960s. the elements. Integral Yoga is taught at the Satchidananda Ashram (Yogaville) in Virginia and the Integral Yoga Institute in Manhattan as well as at smaller centers and in studios. The Ishta Yoga School in Manhattan was opened in 2008. The Baptiste Power Yoga Institute is headquartered in Cambridge. Expect to encounter flowing asana sequences along with Sanskrit chanting. Find out more iyiny. iynaus. There are now more than 5. What it’s about ISHTA stands for the Integrated Science of Hatha.and authentically right now. Tantra. a student of Swami Sivananda. His children Gita and Prashant Iyengar teach in Pune.com Integral Yoga What to expect A gentle practice based human organism to create a strong and stable platform for spiritual growth. a clear and calm mind. and Ayurveda. Illinois. Teachers and centers Founded by Swami Satchidananda (1914–2002). What it’s about Working with the premise that clearing stored emotions makes room for your spirit to come home. She studied various systems of yoga. son of yoga pioneers Walt and Magaña Baptiste (who opened San Francisco’s first yoga center in 1955). San Francisco. Iyengar (a student of T.org. breathing practices. and “the great mysterious” as her primary teachers. There are more than 40 affiliated studios. The Bikram Yoga College of India in Los Angeles serves as headquarters. K.com.com & www. Find out more forrestyoga. and around the world.” which includes health and strength. and flexibility. The overall objective is to create a fit body and mind. strength. deep relaxation. began practicing as a child and studied with many Indian yoga masters. Teachers and centers Baron Baptiste. and a life filled with supreme joy. and to gain greater physical awareness. The physically challenging practice is a training ground for facing emotional and philosophical challenges that arise in your life. What it’s about This practice is designed to work your body and requires full mental concentration. with meditation. Teachers and centers Alan Finger laid the foundations for Ishta Yoga with his father. making the practice accessible to all. hot practice on chanting.org. Massachusetts. Krishnamacharya) founded the style. pranayama (breathwork). yogaville.fantamag. What it’s about Integral Yoga focuses on returning us to our “natural condition. FeBruarY 2010 Ishta Yoga What to expect Classes include a few poses while exploring the subtle actions required to master proper alignment.com Forrest Yoga What to expect A strong. and Champaign-Urbana. healing.org alignment-based vinyasa sequences. and its aim is to balance the Jivamukti Yoga What to expect A physically vigorous and intellectually stimulating practice with a focus on spiritual development. postures. Teachers and centers Bikram Choudhury was born in Calcutta and introduced his system in the United States in 1971. His main teacher was Bishnu Ghosh (1903–1970).storemags. you’ll do only designed to help you release physical and emotional tension and pain. yo gaj o u r n a l .com Teachers and centers Ana Forrest Bikram Yoga What to expect Rooms are heated to 105 degrees. the practice combines physically challenging sequences with deep emotional exploration. There are four Iyengar institutes in the United States: in New York.com .co m a 5 victoria yee www. You do the same series of two breathing exercises and 26 poses in each class. and kriyas (cleansing techniques) to create specific energectic effects. Los Angeles. and classes consist of 45 minutes of standing poses and 45 minutes of floor postures. Teachers and centers B. her students.org Iyengar Yoga What to expect Often.

or prone poses held for a few minutes each to maintain mobility in the connective tissue. supine. Find out more jivamuktiyoga. and classes often explore the link between yoga and animal rights. Most of the poses focus on the lower back and hips. and kickstart the process of transformation. Expect a long Savasana at the end. freeing energetic blockages. a student of Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. probably referring to a miniversion that includes Plank.co m OM Yoga What to expect Medium-paced vinyasa sequences combined with alignment instruction and Tibetan Buddhist concepts like mindfulness and compassion.storemags. eclectic music (from the Beatles to Moby).” she’s using the word as shorthand. vinYasa oR Flow Yoga Poses flow one into another. sandbags. Find out more omyoga. and the heat can make it easier to go deeper in some poses. and in between features asana. pranayama.com yoga decoder Not all classes follow the teachings of a specific school. Chaturanga Dandasana. There are more than 5. blankets. and activism. Its aim is to manifest spiritual and worldly success through increased Selfawareness and the refinement of prana. Find centers in New York.com. including the rapid pranayama known as Breath of Fire. and Downward-Facing Dog. What it’s about Rooted in ancient texts and modern life. hot yoga classes are strenuous. Teachers and centers Swami Kripalu (1913–1981) was a Kundalini Yoga master who taught that all the world’s wisdom traditions stem from a single universal truth. Typically. Teachers and centers Rod Stryker.references to scriptural texts. including active and relaxing poses.org. Expect to encounter challenging breathing exercises.org What it’s about Kundalini Yoga is some- Kundalini Yoga What to expect A 90-minute class typi- times called the Yoga of Awareness. Massachusetts.com & www. Expect to encounter lots of Sun Salutations. mudras. Find out more kripalu. What it’s about The primary objective is to awaken the flow of prana—the natural life force that will enable you to thrive in all aspects of life. London. founded ParaYoga in 1995. Find out more parayoga. Classes can be physically demanding or extremely gentle. and meditation designed to create a specific outcome. kundaliniyoga. these classes typically include four to six floor poses held passively with the help of bolsters. and vigorous movement-oriented postures. with about 20 minutes devoted to sinking into the earth to help the body and mind experience true rest. If a teacher tells the class to “take a vinyasa. Teachers and centers OM founder Cyndi Lee has practiced yoga since 1971 philosophy with dynamic practice. stability. this practice reveals how asana affects and transforms energy. the psychoenergetic force that leads to spiritual elevation. mantras. often repeated for minutes. Teachers and centers Kundalini Yoga was founded in the United States in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan. and thereby discover how well a pose. What it’s about One of the predominant principles of Jivamukti Yoga is ahimsa (nonharming). Find out more kriteachings. a 6 Yo gaj o u R n a l . Kripalu Yoga What to expect Through asana. Hot yoga classes may be loosely based on Bikram Yoga. Technically.com . all posture-based yoga can be labeled as hatha. Yin poses are thought to mobilize the flow of prana. straps. Toronto. or a life decision. you’ll learn to observe the sensations in the body and mind. and meditation. which each of us can experience directly. classes include challenging asanas with an emphasis on the practices of pranayama. minimeditations. yogic breathing practices. meditation.000 certified Kundalini Yoga teachers in the United States. synchronized by the breath. and blocks. because the dense connective tissue in those joints requires extra care and attention. What it’s about The aim is to cultivate strength. The OM Yoga Center is in New York City.fantamag. choosing the name as a reminder that the ultimate aim is enlightenment. broadly referring to the physical practices of yoga. veganism. that will push you to your limit—and beyond. Upward-Facing Dog. Teachers and centers Jivamukti means “liberation while living. Munich.org. meditation.com ParaYoga What to expect Combining Tantric cally begins with chanting and ends with singing. is serving you. Hot Yoga Classes are held in a heated room designed to warm the body from the outside in. and clarity and integrate mindfulness and compassion into your whole life. and bandhas (locks). and Charleston. South Carolina. Yin Yoga A physically passive practice of seated. and relaxation techniques. eye pillows. yogibhajan. RestoRative Yoga Devoted to deep rest. but generic hatha yoga classes are often patterned loosely on Iyengar Yoga. HatHa Yoga Hatha is a Sanskrit word that literally means “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha). The primary goal is to awaken kundalini energy.com and Tibetan Buddhism since 1987. just as the asanas warm the body from the inside out. The main center is the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge.com Prana Flow Yoga What to expect “Challenging” and FEBrUArY 2010 www. Here are some common terms that can help you decode a studio schedule. 3ho. pranayama. such as chair yoga.” Sharon Gannon and David Life founded Jivamukti Yoga in 1984. mudras (sealing gestures).

khyf.co m a 7 tony law www. In the asana practice. the class is an exercise in near-continuous motion. his son. reduce the negative. What it’s about The emphasis is on uniting the body and mind with the spirit.org main TriYoga Center is located in Los Angeles. Each 90-minute class focuses on 12 core poses and Sanskrit chanting. There are four limbs to Purna Yoga: meditation. is located in Malvern. What it’s about Students like to say they practice not to be better yogis for the hour that they are on their mat. character. Teachers and centers With a background in dance.” It refers to the Tantric view of the body as a form of consciousness.com . Find out more shivarea. intellect. and Indian martial arts. What it’s about Svaroopa means “the Purna Yoga What to expect Classes are asana focused. Classes begin and end in Savasana (Corpse Pose) and focus on releasing tension. Find out more sivananda. and heart. Teachers and centers Sri T. and nutrition and lifestyle. in 1980. and relaxation. asana and pranayama. FebruarY 2010 bliss of your own Being. Find out more yogacenters. or a hold). Teachers and centers Sivananda Yoga was founded in 1957 by Swami Vishnudevananda (1927–1993). Find out more viniyoga. What it’s about Viniyoga is a useful therapeutic tool for the body.com Large teaching centers can be found in New York City. pranayama practices. proper relaxation (Corpse Pose). Teachers and centers TriYoga was created by yogini Kali Ray. Teachers and centers Svaroopa was founded in 1992 by Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati. each movement is coordinated with a particular breath (an inhalation.com Sivananda Yoga What to expect Based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda. prayer. Ray had experienced a kundalini awakening and created the practice in the manner of kundalini-inspired hatha yoga.com Svaroopa Yoga What to expect Classes include a lot Viniyoga What to expect Tailored to individual of floor work with ample propping and hands-on adjustments. Desikachar. Short meditations begin and end class to connect students with the heart center. At the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai. and grandson. Purna Yoga was officially founded by Aadil and Mirra Palkhivala in 2003. and positive thinking and meditation. continue his tradition of making ancient teachings relevant for the modern world. Sequences are creative.storemags. K. aadilandmirra. Chicago.com. other centers are in Santa Cruz. Pennsylvania. His main teacher was T. but also in the emotions. proper diet (vegetarianism). and accompanied by music. with adherence to the alignment principles of Iyengar Yoga and incorporation of yogic philosophy. proper breathing.org needs. The practice views yoga as a means to cultivate the positive. meditation. The goal is to create “core opening” to remove energetic impediments to inner transformation.V. Sivananda Yoga focuses on five fundamental points of yoga: proper exercise. with a great deal of individualization. classes vary greatly and may include asana. All classes emphasize mobilizing the spine and coordinating movement with breath. Teachers and centers Gary Kraftsow founded the American Viniyoga Institute in 1999.net ✤ yo gaj o u r n a l .fantamag. but it also aims to develop the breath. a longtime student of Swami Muktananda (1908–1982). Pennsylvania. pranayama. and meditation. mudras. The one-on-one or in very small groups. India. an exhalation. Svaroopa’s headquarters. Iowa. Kausthub Desikachar. fluid form of vinyasa yoga.com Yoga in the Tradition of Krishnamacharya What to expect Classes are taught TriYoga What to expect A flowing asana prac- tice. T. dharana (concentration) practice. pranayama. Find out more svaroopayoga. a primary student of Swami Sivananda (1887–1963). Ayurveda. Shiva Rea founded Prana Flow Yoga in 2005. Find out more triyoga. chanting. and around the world. and the effects are often felt in the body and breath. San Francisco. What it’s about The practice is a vehicle to connect with prana. but to live more fully and with more ease the other 23 hours of the day. Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) is known as the father of modern yoga. memory. V. often incorporating elements of dance and moving meditation. What it’s about Designed to transform and elevate human consciousness. and help each practitioner achieve discriminative awareness—the key to any process of self-transformation. yoga. The main center is in Bellevue. Gary Kraftsow and Mirka Scalco Kraftsow are the senior Viniyoga teachers. and ritual.“empowering” are touchstone words for this active. this yoga style is more spiritual practice than exercise. applied philosophy. voice. Teachers and centers Inspired by the work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Massachusetts. the Master Yoga Foundation. and Toronto. Washington. Desikachar. What it’s about The wavelike spinal movements and synchronized breathing are designed to awaken prana. California. who has been ordained into the order of Saraswati monks.org. Montreal. Los Angeles. meditation. K. After the opening Om.com & www. Find out more kym.

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roy Bergmann, founder/owner, Hillary Bergmann, manager/owner Maile sivert, yoga manager, 2876 california st.,san Francisco, ca, 94115 p (415) 931-2639 F (415) 931-8023 info@themindfulbody.com themindfulbody.com

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Santa BarBara

Specializing in gentle, restorative, and safe, joyful yoga. A warm, caring studio welcoming the beginner, senior, inflexible, and largebodied. Classes, teacher training, retreats, workshops. San franCiSCo internationaL orange Spa yoga Lounge
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We provide high-quality instruction and resources for self-responsible, holistic health in a supportive community with acceptance, care, and laughter. Yoga, workshops, massage, and more!

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International Orange offers 39 classes per week in its beautiful, sunlit studio. IO’s knowledgeable instructors teach primarily in the vinyasa style of hatha yoga. Janet MaCLeoD
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tim and tara dale, 1234 valencia st., (at 23rd st.), san Francisco, ca, 94110 p (415) 647-9707 info@yogatreesf.com yogatreesf.com

For 18 years, Santa Barbara’s premier yoga studio, among the best in the U.S. Over 100 classes a week, beautiful studios, highestquality instruction, Yoga Alliance-registered 200- and 500-hour teacher training and advanced studies program, specialty workshops and intensives with internationally renowned instructors, kirtan. Also boutique, bookstore and healing arts. Santa Cruz

At Yoga Tree, we bring you the best teachers in San Francisco and from around the world. We believe yoga is for everybody and have a variety of styles to offer in our five studios. Visit yogatreesf.com for a full listing of yoga classes, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats. yogaWorkS San franCiSCo
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Jasmine tarkeshi, dana Flynn, 3271 16th st., (at dolores), san Francisco, ca, 94103 p (415) 355-1600 asklotus@laughinglotus.com laughinglotus.com

“That which we heal in ourselves, we heal in the world. And that which we heal in the world, we heal in ourselves.” Rolf Gates, author of the acclaimed book on yogic philosophy Meditations from the Mat, conducts workshops, one-on-one yoga life coaching sessions, 200-/500-hour teacher trainings and vinyasa/kirtan retreats worldwide. Santa MoniCa exhaLe at the fairMont MiraMar hoteL anD BungaLoWS
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Welcome to the cosmic playground, where your yoga practice is a creative celebration of life. All of our ecstatic vinyasa yoga classes, inspired workshops, cosmic kirtans and our celebrated 200-hour teacher training are designed to liberate the spirit and awaken the heart to its true loving nature.

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Yoga Teachers & Studios

Yogaco
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18607 ventura Blvd., ste. 310, tarzana, ca, 91356 p (818) 618-4326 yogalynx@lafn.org amberwilliamson.com

YogaWorks offers classes for all levels and styles. Explore beginners’ programs, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher training. Locker rooms with showers, child care, tea lounge. venice exhale center for sacreD MoveMent
cristi christensen, 245 s. Main st., venice, ca, 90291 p (310) 450-7676 F (310) 450-7879 info@exhalespa.com exhalespa.com

YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven days a week. Explore beginners’ programs, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher training. Changing rooms and showers available. YogaWorks Montana avenue
Jessica smith, 1426 Montana ave., santa Monica, ca, 90403 p (301) 393-5150 F (310) 656-5892 santamonicamontana@yogaworks.com yogaworks.com

Amber Williamson has taught yoga since 1994. She is also a certified hypnotherapist helping clients and students to find freedom in body, mind and spirit. YogaWorks tarzana
coming Winter 2010, 18700 ventura Blvd., tarzana, ca, 91356 p (310) 664-6470 yogaworks.com

exhale’s yoga classes integrate breath, movement, inner and outer alignment, strength and flexibility for rejuvenating, balancing, results-oriented effects. Walnut creek YogaWorks Walnut creek
rachelle abreu, 1500 Botelho dr., 2nd Fl., Walnut creek, ca, 94596 p (888) 687-9642 infowc@yogaworks.com yogaworks.com

YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven days a week. Explore beginners’ programs, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher training. Children’s yoga available. sebastopol Devi Yoga center
Kashi ananda, 7151 Wilton ave., ste. 103, sebastopol, ca, 95472 p (707) 318-6538 deviyogacenter@gmail.com deviyogacenter.com

YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven days a week. Explore beginners’ programs, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher training. Locker rooms with showers and tea lounge. thousanD oaks boDYsattva stuDio
shana Berger, chandra gero, Bobbi rudin, 1414 e. thousand oaks Blvd., ste. 211, thousand oaks, ca, 91362 p (805) 497-0300 info@bodysattvacenter.com bodysattvacenter.com/

YogaWorks offers classes for all levels, seven days a week. Explore beginners’ programs, Pilates, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher training. Locker rooms, showers and tea lounge. Westlake village YogaWorks Westlake village
alison Bristow, 2475 townsgate rd. Westlake village, ca, 91361 p (805) 371-3030 F (805) 496-1392 infowlv@yogaworks.com yogaworks.com

Classes, workshops, retreats, teacher training in the method of Kali Ray TriYoga and other styles of yoga, Pilates, dance, kirtan. Certified TriYoga teachers. Green studio. sherMan oaks rising lotus Yoga
claire Hartley, daniel stewart, 13557 ventura Blvd., sherman oaks, ca, 91423 p (818) 990-0282 F (818) 990-0240 info@risinglotusyoga.com risinglotusyoga.com

Bodysattva’s intimate and warm studio offers beginners’, hatha, Patanjali and kids’ yoga, as well as other movement-centered practices. Adjoining Healing Arts Center offers chiropractic, massage and more. tiburon Yoga 1 on 1 anD aYurveDa
pamela r. schuyler-cowens, 1150 tiburon Blvd., ste. 5 BUp, tiburon, ca, 94920 p (415) 435-9642 yoga1on1@earthlink.net yoga1on1.org

YogaWorks offers classes for all levels and styles. Explore beginners’ programs, Pilates, yoga advisors, workshops, retreats and teacher training. Locker rooms with showers, child care, tea lounge. Whittier coMMunitY Yoga services
Maya devi, e-rYt 500, Whittier, ca, 90605-2846 p (562) 698-8690 mdyoga4life@yahoo.com

A Zen neighborhood studio offering dynamic vinyasa flow, Iyengar and therapeutic for all levels. Warm, knowledgeable teachers. 14 days of yoga for $30. Let joy rise!

In the hatha yoga tradition, working with small groups and individual students to create a personal, integrative yoga practice that lasts a lifetime.

Traditional yoga for everyone. Programs for physically challenged people and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Credentials and certifications. Members of I.A.Y.T. and Yoga Alliance.

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Yoga Teachers & Studios
Woodland Hills diana lang–lifeWorks Yoga & Meditation
diana lang, Woodland Hills, ca, 91364 p (818) 888-7319 lifeWorks@aol.com dianalang.com

california—connecticut
durango Yogadurango
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east HaMpton Yoga for HealtH, llc
Marcie loffredo, rYt, lauren olshesky, 76 spellman point rd., east Hampton, ct, 06424 p (860) 267-8279 F (860) 267-7219 marcialoffredo@sbcglobal.net yoga-4-health.com

Author of “Opening to Meditation.” Heartcentered group and private yoga, meditation and spiritual counseling in an uplifting, supportive and inspired atmosphere. Since 1980.

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Breckenridge sHivaYa Yoga
Megan vallender, 118 s. ridge st., no. 5, Breckenridge, co, 80424 p (970) 453-2015 shivayayoga@hotmail.com

Durango’s community yoga center. Offering classes seven days a week, including vinyasa, hatha, beginner, Anusara, Kundalini and more. Workshops, kirtan, special events, visiting instructors. steaMBoat springs Yoga WitH liBBie
libbie Mathes, 2759 Burgess creek rd., steamboat springs, co, 80487 p (970) 879-8428 libbiem@comcast.net

Colchester, Cromwell, East Hampton, Portland, CT. Ashtanga, Soft Ashtanga, “Stretch and Tone,” hot, back care, Yogalates, yoga for weight loss, Zen. Details on website. Yoga Alliance RYT. fairfield

Shivaya Yoga: May all beings everywhere be happy and free! Offering skiier and boarder yoga! Half off your first workshop! Come on in! Downtown Breckenridge. denver risHi’s crossing Yoga studio
Mary ann plocher, Karen Quinn, 2730 s. Wadsworth, denver, co, 80227 p (303) 984-8444 info@rcyoga.com rcyoga.com

Asana and pranayama in the Krishnamacharya/ Iyengar lineage with dedicated fellow students. All levels. Small classes and privates. The Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs. telluride telluride Yoga center
sharon caplan, 201 W. colorado ave., ste. 200, p.o. Box 2552, telluride, co, 81435 p (970) 729-1673 F (970) 728-8938 info@tellurideyoga.com tellurideyoga.com

Yoga for everYBodY
Janis Bowersox, carolyn Fahey, Michelle Brunet, 27 Unquowa rd., Fairfield, ct, 06824 p (203) 254-9642 info@yoga4everybody.net yoga4everybody.net

Warm, friendly, supportive environment. Knowledgeable and caring instructors. Classes for all levels. Students are encouraged to honor their bodies and abilities. Registered teacher training program. saMadHi center for Yoga
annie Freedom, 639 e. 19th ave. denver, co, 80203 p (303) 860-9642 samadhiYoga.net

Our beautiful mountain town has a community of advanced teachers offering several styles of yoga for all levels. Visiting teachers offer workshops year-round.

Kripalu-affiliated, 15 teachers. Anusarainspired, hatha, Viniyoga. Downtown Fairfield between the Community Theatre and the train station. Classes include introductory, gentle, vinyasa, restorative, pre-/postnatal, core yoga, and yoga at Penfield Beach! Additional programs: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, yoga teacher training. Clean, quiet, well-equipped studio; voted best in Fairfield County 2005-09. gosHen dancing star center for stress reduction
deanne c. gauya, M.s., HFs, cpt, lMt, rYt, 141 north st., goshen, ct, 06756 p (860) 491-9065 dscsr2@yahoo.com

connecticut
avon kula Yoga
Julie Miller, 136 simsbury rd., ste. 4d, avon, ct, 06001 p (860) 676-8800 julie@kulayogacenter.com kulayogacenter.com

Experience true yoga and meditation in our sacred space with brilliant and passionate teachers. Create profound change with our extraordinary and award-winning yoga teacher training. vital Yoga
Micah springer, desi springer, patrick Harrington, 4342 tennyson st. denver, co, 80212 p (303) 477-8545 communicate@vitalyoga.org vitalyoga.org

Kula Yoga provides a warm, inviting atmosphere for the exploration of yoga. Classes offered include Anusara, vinyasa flow, kids’ yoga, gentle, yoga-Pilates fusion and more. croMWell facilitated Healing center
laurie sabourin, 211 shunpike rd., cromwell, ct, 06416 p (860) 635-0509 info@cromwellyogastudio.com cromwellyogastudio.com

All services are offered by DeAnne C. Gauya, MS, RYT, HFS, CPT, LMT. She is exceptionally well-qualified, both academically and experientially. DeAnne has been helping people develop healthier lifestyles and actualize their body’s capacity for health and well-being for over 20 years. “Heal yourself, heal the world.” greenWicH greenWicH Yoga
stan Woodman, gina norman, 328 pemberwick rd., greenwich, ct, 06831 p (203) 532-0660 F (203) 532-0661 info@greenwichyoga.com greenwichyoga.com

Vital Yoga is Denver’s premier communityminded and donation-based studio with exceptional Anusara, Vital Roots, Forrest, and vinyasa instruction. 200-hour teacher trainings offered in the spring and fall.

Located in central Connecticut, we offer yoga classes for beginners, experienced, prenatal, Mommy and Me, therapeutic, meditation, belly dance, massage, foot reflexology and craniosacral therapies.

Greenwich Yoga offers quality yoga from superb teachers in Ashtanga, vinyasa, precision hatha, Kripalu and specialty classes. Experience peace, purity and commitment!

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