Teacher Profiles

Great Expectations with Natasha Rizopoulos

  Natasha Rizopoulos Photographed at her home in Brookline, Massachusetes by Tricia Gahagan. Natasha is wearing top by Hard Tail and pants by Jala Clothing   From Beachwood Canyon to Brookline, Massachusetts In 1996, while hiking the northern section of the Hollywood Hills, Natasha Rizopoulos had a “moment.” In that reflection, in the [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Lisa Johnston Yoga Teacher and Fitness Instructor

Photo of Lisa at El Matador State Beach by David Young -Wolff. Lisa is wearing clothing by Iron Lily   What is your current go-to self-practice? I like to mix things up by adding resistance and HIIT training into my personal practice. I usually integrate the use of the TRX suspension trainer, a [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Journey To Center: Paul Teodo

Paul Teodo photographed by David Young-Wolff   In the suburbs of Chicago, a loud, loving Italian family instilled in their sons a love of music, of connection, and a work ethic that allowed them to explore their place in the world. One of the brothers is an insurance adjuster still in the Chicago [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Ana Funes and the Subtle Body

Ana Funes photographed by David Young-Wolff   “Don’t just accept everything that the Yoga Sutra tells you,” Ana Funes says to her students. Dr Ana Funes Maderey teaches in the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies program at Loyola Marymount University; her students are enthusiastic yogis and yoginis (female yogis) pursuing the academic [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Desikachar’s Yogic Legacy

A group of TKV Desikachar's students gather around him. Yoga pioneer TKV Desikachar died Monday August 8 in Chennai, India. He was 78 years old. May his family find peace in his passing. His wife Menaka Desikachar has been a gracious tower of strength, nurturing her family and ailing husband while strenuously upholding [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Tribute to TKV Desikachar

“TKV Desikachar gave his life to making yoga understandable to the western mind transmitting the Great Tradition as it was brought forth by his father T Krishnamacharya,” said longtime student Mark Whitwell. On August 8, in Chennai, India, TKV Desikachar died at the age of 78, at the end of a long illness. Desikachar was [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

On the Road with Raghunath

Portrait of Yoga Teacher and Bhakti Musician Raghunath by Susan Currie I’m on the road to an afternoon of bhakti (the yoga of devotion) with the former punk rocker and once celibate monk known these days simply as Raghunath. He traverses the world as a yoga teacher and musician spreading his message of [...]

By | July 9th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft helps train the Golden State Warriors

  While many of us may be tracking the progress of the Golden State Warriors on the court, Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft is also tracking the players’ process on the yoga mat. Dana has been teaching yoga to members of the Golden State Warriors since the Summer of 2015. She moved out to California from [...]

By | June 9th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Sitting Down with R. Sharath Jois

How any place can become a spiritual place and the power of one-on-one practices. If you have practiced any form of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, or Power Yoga, you have practiced the teachings of the late influential teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois, who brought the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as we know it today to the West. As [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Mandy Ingber

Sharing Strength through Movement and Meditation Mandy Ingber knows something about the experiences that break our hearts, how to find the inner strength that allows us to straddle the chasm of our challenges, and how to move in order to heal the body, the mind, and the emotions. These are lessons she learned the hard [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments