Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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