PRACTICE

How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Program

Inquire within when it is time to choose a teacher training program. Photo of the One Down Dog Community by Sarit Rogers (Sarit Photography) When I enrolled in my first yoga teacher training program, it was because my teacher was gathering a group of students for a nine month long course. While I [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Yoga|0 Comments

Strength Training, Yoga, and the Bandhas

  Desi Bartlett photographed by Fluid Frame Photography Train Like a Yogi and Integrate strength training into your practice to find the core of the bandhas. When we consider the practice of modern yoga, we can consider using all the tools available to us from the equipment at the gym to techniques from physical [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Cross Training|0 Comments

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|2 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