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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

Breathe through Fear: Yoga for the Courage to Jump from a Plane

Breathe through Fear: The power of yoga to provide focus when jumping from a plane. The thunderous roar of the C-130 engines filled the inside of the huge aircraft that was in flight at an altitude 1,200 feet above ground. I stood with shaking legs behind three other jumpers. Every muscle in my body quivered in [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Yoga|0 Comments

A Sensitive Person’s Protective Meditation

Photo of Garth Hewitt by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer Protective Meditation is helpful for sensitive people and empaths to release other people's energy. Are you someone who feels everything, often to an extreme, with a flimsy guard up between yourself and others? You may be an empath. If you are, taking the time to meditate [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Meditation|0 Comments

Yoga for Runners: The Mindful Marathoner

Jocelyn Solomon photographed by David Young-Wolff. Mat by Kharma Khare. Clothing by Spirit Activewear I had already logged nearly a lifetime of running fairly long distances and more than two decades of yoga practice when I ran my first marathon at the age of 42. Running was a coping skill I adopted as [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments

Seven Steps to Building Your Tubular Core

Our collective six-pack obsession is in full swing. Developing a six-pack tops the list for many well-intended yogis and fitness enthusiasts trying to figure out how to tame the bulge. With a smorgasbord of “magic bullet” recipes for rock hard abs, trying to figure out the truth of core strength can leave one perplexed, without [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments