Teacher Profiles

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

Teacher Profile Matt Hodges

Big fish in a small pond? LA based Yoga teacher Matt Hodges would rather be a shark in the ocean. by Suzy Shelton Photos by Amy Goalen   Matt Hodges says he want to be a shark in an ocean. It’s a desire that fits his driven nature and one he’s applied to in a [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile Jay Co

From Action Hero to Promoter of Accessibility photos by David Young-Wolff “Choose your own adventure,” Jay Co tells the class as his silent footfalls cover the perimeter of the main studio at yogaraj, the studio he has helmed for over a year now. He has the voice you would order if you were selecting your [...]

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

Teacher Profile: Seda Aksut

Seda Aksut shares her story of personal healing through the practice of Kundalini yoga Seda Aksut suggests we meet at a small Italian restaurant near the Hermosa Pier. It turned out to be a delightful choice, wood-lined and uncrowded on a Wednesday afternoon,  but a slight surprise -- a deviation from my expectation of meeting [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments