Yoga in the World

A collection of quick highlights of yoga happening around the globe. Teasers with links out to full articles, yoga business news of interest, where yoga is showing up in schools, prisons, corporations, resorts, ads, films and tv shows, etc.

Yoga On Location: 10,000 Buddha Mural

Photo by David Young-Wolff Yoga on Location: Ryan Orrico at 10,000 Buddha Mural Wall by Amanda Giacomini   Ryan Orrico is wearing shirt by SPIRITUALAF.COM.  Photographed in front of the 10,000 Buddha Mural by Amanda Giacomini. [email protected] in Venice photo by David Young-Wolff (DAVIDYOUNG-WOLFF.COM) Ryan Orrico teaches burn at Maha Yoga (mahayoga.com/6AMYOGAPARTY). RYANORRICO.COM [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Point Dume

By Elise Joan Photos by Patricia Pena I’ve learned that there is neither magic nor adventure found in our comfort zone. The magic happens on the edge. In this spirit, I faced my own fear of heights (read: fear of falling from heights) by trekking to the very top of Point Dume and standing out [...]

By | December 19th, 2014|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

B.K.S. Iyengar, Master of Yoga and Beloved Guru Dies at 95

LA Yoga Magazine September 2005 After hearing of the death of beloved yoga guru B.K.S Iyengar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Generations will remember Shri BKS Iyengar as a fine Guru, scholar & a stalwart who brought Yoga into the lives of many across the world.” Born in Karnataka, India in 1918, [...]

By | August 21st, 2014|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

YOGA: The Art of Transformation Exhibit Review

YOGA: The Art of Transformation at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco provides a rare and gracefully concise glimpse into the early foundations of the yoga practice. This leads to a revealing look at how we use the practice today. Yoga class has increasingly become a staple in the daily schedules of health conscious [...]

By | April 14th, 2014|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Naam Yoga’s Super Class in Mexico City Sets New Record

On January 26th, Naam Yoga hosted a record setting gathering at The Angel of Independence Monument in Mexico City. The free Naam Yoga Super Class was attended by nearly 20,000 people in person with thousands more attending around the world via live stream broadcast. This is the fourth annual Super Class hosted by Naam Yoga. [...]

By | January 29th, 2014|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

LMU Launches Master’s Degree in Yoga Studies

Every true invention garners the same response: I can’t believe that doesn’t exist already—how is that possible?  This just happened to yoga. While we think we’ve seen everything when it comes to yoga; what the West has not yet seen is an accredited academic program devoted to Yoga studies. Not a teacher training nor certification, [...]

By | December 7th, 2013|Yoga in the World|1 Comment

A Tribute to S. N. Goenka

Satya Narayan Goenka (January 30, 1924 – September 29, 2013) Vipassana is a method of meditation in which the mind and body is understood by turning awareness to the senses. Holding that sensation is the gateway to our understanding of the world, the systematic exploration of physical sensation leads to equanimity and the cessation of [...]

By | October 10th, 2013|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

A Global Celebration of Yoga Asana at the 2013 IYSF Championship

Out of the eight petals of yoga, the only petal that is exhibitive is the yoga asanas whereas the other petals are very individual and personal. As such there is nothing wrong with holding a competition on the qualitative presentation of yoga asanas. –BKS Iyengar, Yoga Luminary *** In a kaleidoscopic display of talent and [...]

By | June 13th, 2013|Yoga in the World|5 Comments

Championing Life Through Yoga Asana

Two people - two different stories. Two parallel personal accounts of struggle, breakthrough, and a hopeful future. The catalyst for their transformation: participating in Yoga Asana Championships. Since 2003, a series of annual Regional and National Championships have been held around the world, with top-placed athletes competing each year at the International event. In 2013, [...]

By | May 30th, 2013|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Championing Yoga Asana in Los Angeles

  She steps onto the stage, bows in Namaste to the judges and audience, turns to the right and announces the first Asana, “Standing Head to Knee pose.” Except for the hum of neon lights overhead, the room is silent. She folds into the pose; with both hands, she lifts her right leg up. The [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Yoga in the World|0 Comments