Teacher Profiles

Yoga Rocks: The Driving Beat of Eric Paskel

Yoga Rocks: The Driving Beat of Eric Paskel, owner of Yoga Shelter Studio A playlist that includes Rage Against the Machine isn’t necessarily the type of music you expect to hear in a yoga studio, but at Yoga Shelter in Studio City, it isn’t at all unusual.  Owner Eric Paskel likes his yoga to rock, and he [...]

By | March 27th, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments


Its 9:30am on a Wednesday morning as I make my way into the class of a yoga teacher who aficionados say can transform outlooks and, more profoundly, lives. As I enter Aura Yoga Studio in West Hollywood, I can feel the pulse and the heart in the room. As I enter the space, my ears are welcomed by, “I [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Keith Mitchell: From NFL Linebacker to Mindfulness Coach

One moment, Keith Mitchell is a linebacker on a football field, wearing a jersey emblazoned with the number 59. In the next moment, he’s taken the hardest hit of his career. One moment, he’s an alpha male gladiator playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, in the next moment, he’s in a hospital bed with a spinal [...]

By | January 29th, 2015|Teacher Profiles|1 Comment

B.K.S. Iyengar: The Legacy of a Beloved Teacher

The impact of B.K.S. Iyengar as a yoga practitioner and dedicated teacher has influenced the totality of the landscape of modern yoga. We asked some notable students of Iyengar to reflect on their experience of Iyengar as a yogi. What inspired you to study with B.K.S. Iyengar? Chris Stein I had been practicing yoga since [...]

By | December 16th, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

The Sun and Moon of Terra Gold

The first time I spoke with Terra Gold, my immediate impression was of the kindness and warmth in her voice. This was several years ago, when one Monday evening I was greeted by a heartfelt email that she had sent out to over 20 yoga instructors requesting a sub for her 7am class the next [...]

By | September 29th, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

The Gift of My Guru. B.K.S. Iyengar – Touching the Core

Archive photos courtesy of the Iyengar Yoga NationalAssociation of the United States, with the assistance of Eddy Marks, San Diego Whenever one thinks about a famous personality or world figure, there is the perception that they are so famous and so busy that they couldn't possibly be available for consultation, advice, mentorship or [...]

By | August 21st, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Tiffany Friedman Finds Her Balance

I found a lump in my breast a few days after my birthday. Yesterday I received confirmation that I am fighting breast cancer. I contemplated sharing this on FB, and after an uneasy day yesterday, I woke up this morning and remembered who I am.  I am a fighter! I am a teacher and I [...]

By | June 30th, 2014|Teacher Profiles|1 Comment

Teacher Profile: Jake Ferree

“The thing that got me hooked in yoga was when the impossible became possible.” –Jake Ferree We each make our journey to yoga in our own way, and Jake Ferree’s may be one that is familiar to many of us. Brought to his first yoga class during a time in his life when he was [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile – Greville Henwood teaches Kids Yoga

Greville Henwood is a big kid at heart. If you head to his website you’ll find a gallery of him standing on his head, smiling, and teaching kids yoga.   This sense of wonder and joy has opened doors for him worldwide. Yoga began as a hobby, became a career, and a way to share [...]

By | May 6th, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile – Guru Jagat

One of the most notable features of the RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology in Venice is the gong. It’s the only 60-inch gong in Los Angeles and the stories around it are the stuff of myth—mixed in with some truth. It takes months to make a gong this size; it was [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments