Teacher Profiles

Teacher Profile: Parashakti Sigalit Bat-Haim

Parashakti Sigalit Bat-Haim talks about finding freedom through the Dance of Liberation “For the Kabalah, the Jewish mystics, dance is the deepest expression of joy. Where silence and music meet is in the field of the body.” These thoughts are shared by Rabbi David Ingber, founder of the Jewish community Romemu (whose mission is to [...]

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

Teacher Profile: Kathleen Ross-Allee

Kathleen Ross-Allee provides yoga therapy for the recovery and healing process of cancer patients. Photos by David Young-Wolff Before she became a yoga therapist or even a fitness and wellness professional, a friend asked Kathleen Ross-Allee to substitute teach for her aerobics class, even though at the time, Kathleen was a fitness enthusiast with no experience [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Bizzie Gold

Bizzie Gold: A leap of faith inspires an empowered tribe BUTI Yoga “The cure to something hidden or kept secret,” is the translation of the Marathi word “Buti.” This is the name dynamic trainer, fitness maven, and mother of two Bizzie Gold has given to her creative brainchild, Buti Yoga, the invigorating style she and her [...]

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

Yoga Rocks: The Driving Beat of Yoga Teacher Eric Paskel

A playlist that includes Rage Against the Machine isn’t necessarily the type of music you expect to hear in a yoga studio, but at Electric Soul Yoga in Studio City, it isn’t at all unusual.  Owner Eric Paskel likes his yoga to rock, and he attracts a group of students who clearly love it loud. The [...]

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


Its 9:30am on a Wednesday morning as I make my way into the class of a yoga teacher who aficionados say can transform outlooks and, more profoundly, lives. As I enter Aura Yoga Studio in West Hollywood, I can feel the pulse and the heart in the room. As I enter the space, my ears are welcomed by, “I [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Keith Mitchell: From NFL Linebacker to Mindfulness Coach

One moment, Keith Mitchell is a linebacker on a football field, wearing a jersey emblazoned with the number 59. In the next moment, he’s taken the hardest hit of his career. One moment, he’s an alpha male gladiator playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, in the next moment, he’s in a hospital bed with a spinal [...]

By | January 29th, 2015|Teacher Profiles|1 Comment

B.K.S. Iyengar: The Legacy of a Beloved Teacher

The impact of B.K.S. Iyengar as a yoga practitioner and dedicated teacher has influenced the totality of the landscape of modern yoga. We asked some notable students of Iyengar to reflect on their experience of Iyengar as a yogi. What inspired you to study with B.K.S. Iyengar? Chris Stein I had been practicing yoga since [...]

By | December 16th, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

The Sun and Moon of Terra Gold

The first time I spoke with Terra Gold, my immediate impression was of the kindness and warmth in her voice. This was several years ago, when one Monday evening I was greeted by a heartfelt email that she had sent out to over 20 yoga instructors requesting a sub for her 7am class the next [...]

By | September 29th, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

The Gift of My Guru. B.K.S. Iyengar – Touching the Core

Archive photos courtesy of the Iyengar Yoga NationalAssociation of the United States, with the assistance of Eddy Marks, San Diego Whenever one thinks about a famous personality or world figure, there is the perception that they are so famous and so busy that they couldn't possibly be available for consultation, advice, mentorship or [...]

By | August 21st, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Tiffany Friedman Finds Her Balance

I found a lump in my breast a few days after my birthday. Yesterday I received confirmation that I am fighting breast cancer. I contemplated sharing this on FB, and after an uneasy day yesterday, I woke up this morning and remembered who I am.  I am a fighter! I am a teacher and I [...]

By | June 30th, 2014|Teacher Profiles|1 Comment