Teacher Profiles

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

Love in Action: Kate Duyn Cariati

Kate Duyn Cariati shares a practice inspired by a lifetime of exploration and self expression. A small girl sits on the floor, swirling in circles while watching Wonder Woman. Not a child of yogis, her body intuitively loves to make shapes and move. Today she still teaches this circling movement, but she calls it “Lucky [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Benjamin Allen

This dynamic dancer and choreographer is starting a GROOV3MENT. At one point in Ben Allen's career, he was a back up dancer for drag queens. Now, he is the founder of one of the hottest movements (or as he calls it, a GROOV3MENT) in the dance and fitness communities: GROOV3. According to dancer and choreographer [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

A Musical Journey with Whitney Allen

Using the connection with music to enhance yoga practice sequence   I remember the first time I stepped into Whitney Allen’s class in Los Angeles 14 years ago. I was a relatively new yoga teacher from NY, an actor and a journalist; little did I know that Whitney was also a new teacher, as well as an [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments