PRACTICE

Profession and Practice: On Being a Hyphenated Yoga Teacher

Photo of yoga teacher Julie Carmen by Jeff Herrera I didn’t start out intending to have three careers, but one morphed into the next during my personal odyssey from acting to teaching yoga to working as a psychotherapist and yoga therapist in private practice. Looking around, I notice that I am surrounded by [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Yoga|0 Comments

The Art of Letting Go

  The art of letting go is a daily practice. You need to let go. Every day. Because the world is moving at such a fast pace, you have two lives to attend to: the life of living in real time showing up for loved ones and friends, and the life of digitally posting advice, [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Spirituality|0 Comments

Fear: Recognize the Underlying Gift

Photo by Chris Soule from Into Being It was an early Saturday morning, with a dewy mist still hanging over the green foothills of my Los Angeles suburb when my father drove me up to the ballpark in our tan '67 Plymouth. I really wasn't that young, maybe 11 or 12, but when [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Spirituality|0 Comments

7 Questions to Transform Your Mind

Ora Nadrich is the author of Says Who? Portrait by Denise Malone. Styled by Keirstin Selvage   “Yoga is difficult for one whose mind is not subdued.” Bhagavad Gita To quiet the mind is to know our soul. Yet, how can we do this when we have approximately 40-70 thousand thoughts going through [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Meditation|1 Comment

Posing with Alyssa Gaustad

Alyssa Gaustad practicing on the pedestrian bridge above the California Incline/PCH. Photo by David Young-Wolff davidyoung-wolff.com What motivates you to maintain a regular practice? I need it! It definitely brings out a better version of myself and makes my interactions and communication with family and co-workers smoother and more effective. I always feel better [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Yoga|1 Comment

Breast Cancer, A Journey of Strength

Photo of Szilvia Gogh by David Young-Wolff. I did not choose to have breast cancer. However, the choice I do have is how to go through my journey. I could have been depressed when hearing the news. After all, I had a horrible year leading up to my diagnosis. All in one year: [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

5 Poses for In-Flight Yoga

Sophie Jaffe demonstrating meditation photographed by David Young-Wolff Practices for airline flights (or any cramped quarters) When we’re ready to go on retreat or vacation, we’re ready! We’ve prepped. We’ve packed. We’ve boarded the plane. Yet the experience of actually flying can leave us cramped and cranky, just the opposite of being ready [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Yoga|0 Comments

Your Brain on Yoga

  Karly Treacy practicing yoga. She is wearing clothing by Elektrix Love. Mat by Maji Sports. Photo by David Young-Wolff. Hair and makeup by Dawn Sorenson Undoubtedly the most cited aphorism in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is the second: yogas-citta-vrtti-nirodah. Although numerous translations of these four words have surfaced, I’m partial to that of [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Yoga|1 Comment

Are We Entering A Golden Age Of Yoga Therapy??

Teachers Lainie Devina and Holli Rabishaw shot by Jeff Skeirik The term Golden Age refers to a period of time when flourishing and abundance happens within a specific community or society. The Golden Age of wisdom was around 400 BCE when Socrates charmed the West with profound discourses and The Buddha illumined the [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Yoga Therapy|3 Comments

How to Engage the Pelvic Floor

  Karly Treacy teaches how to strengthen the pelvic floor. Clothes by Elektrix Love. Mat by Maji Sports. Hair and Makeup by Dawn Sorenson. Photo by David Young-Wolff.   The key to a strong core is in strengthening the pelvic floor. You may have heard cues in class like “Engage your pelvic floor.” [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Cross Training|1 Comment