PRACTICE

The Importance of Community in Recovery from Addiction

Photo of Tommy Rosen and Recovery 2.0 Community by DJ Pierce   How we create our community, choose our circles, and cultivate our connections impacts our mental, emotional, and spiritual health. This is particularly true for people whose lives have been affected by addiction. An addiction can impact all levels of our being: [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

SUP Yoga for Everybody: A Guide to All Levels of Practice

  Photo of Sarah Tiefenthaler wearing Reebok on a Boga board by David Young-Wolff     If you haven’t tried it yet, it may be on your wish list: practicing yoga on a paddleboard floating in the water. Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga (commonly referred to as SUP Yoga) is a growing practice on [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments

Tone It Up Beach Workout with Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott

  Tone it Up Founders Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott bring their workout to the beach Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott met the way many fitness-minded BFFs do—while working out. The duo have spearheaded an inspiring community of people looking for workout role models to remind them that fitness is fun, something that [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments

Living Loudly and Proudly – Rocking Gratefulness with NYC’s Wise Woman of Fitness Halle Becker

I applaud all of these teachers.  You know the more people we can enlighten and help find a more peaceful way to walk on the earth.  I say power to you.  There’s just something really gorgeous to all this. Halle (Homegirl) Becker does not pull punches.  She wants the truth to "lead the way”, and [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Teacher Profiles, Yoga|0 Comments

Yoga to Support Addiction and Recovery with Nikki Myers

Founder of Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, outspoken teacher Nikki Myers is a powerhouse who leads trainings and builds communities around the world centered on combining the somatic approach of yoga with the cognitive approach of 12-step programs. Nikki is giving the Sunday keynote address at the International Association of Yoga Therapy’s Symposium for Yoga Therapy [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Root Chakra Aromatherapy, Polarity, and Yoga

Photo of Grace Flowers wearing Silly Yogi by David Young-Wolff Aromatherapy and the Chakras: Grounding through the Root Chakra The science of aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of scent; it includes the use of essential oils, often referred to as the lifeblood or essence of raw plant materials. Essential oils are used for improving [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Yoga|0 Comments

Professional Development for Yoga Therapists: Grandparenting Applications Accepted through June 30, 2017

  Photo of client Brittany Addison-Prescott and Yoga Therapy Bethany Dotson by Photographer Christian Leigh Sykora     Establishing yoga as a recognized therapy is the mission of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). IAYT supports research and education in yoga and serves as a professional organization for yoga teachers and yoga [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Are your shoulders built for Downward Facing Dog?

Photo of Lainie Devina and Holli Rabishaw at YogaWorks Tarzana by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer (Holli and Lainie are wearing clothing by Shama Jade) The shoulder is the most mobile and at the same time arguably the most vulnerable joint in the body. One of the most common yoga poses, Downward Facing Dog, can be [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Yoga|0 Comments

Why Women Are Leading the Charge to (Re)unite Cannabis and Yoga

Rachael Carlevale, founder of Ganjasana, with cannabis plant. Photo by Tracey Eller (ellerimages.com), courtesy @CosmicSister Twenty people sit in sukasana, breathing together, on a flower of mats on the floor of a Boulder, Colorado studio. Like the flower’s central pistil, at the center of the circle, is a candlelit altar of cannabis plants [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Yoga|0 Comments

CycleBar Culver City: Indoor Cycling, Community, and Philanthropy

  A love of endurance sports and and philanthropy fuels CycleBar Culver City independent franchise owner Steph Sklar-Mulcahy. Her experience includes triathlons (including two Ironman distance races), marathons supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and road cycling since her first AIDS/Lifecycle ride in 2005. Around eight years ago a friend convinced her to try her [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments