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Jesse Schein: From Rock Star Yoga Teacher to Reality TV Star

  I met yoga teacher Jesse Schein while on the set of a docu-series—the reality television show Yoga Girls (which airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on health-entertainment cable network Z Living). We were doing a photo shoot in the blazing late afternoon sun. Our jokes about feeling a bit out of place and our [...]

By | September 30th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Mandy Ingber

Sharing Strength through Movement and Meditation Mandy Ingber knows something about the experiences that break our hearts, how to find the inner strength that allows us to straddle the chasm of our challenges, and how to move in order to heal the body, the mind, and the emotions. These are lessons she learned the hard [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile Jay Co

From Action Hero to Promoter of Accessibility photos by David Young-Wolff “Choose your own adventure,” Jay Co tells the class as his silent footfalls cover the perimeter of the main studio at yogaraj, the studio he has helmed for over a year now. He has the voice you would order if you were selecting your [...]

By | October 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

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

Teacher Profile: Jake Ferree

“The thing that got me hooked in yoga was when the impossible became possible.” –Jake Ferree We each make our journey to yoga in our own way, and Jake Ferree’s may be one that is familiar to many of us. Brought to his first yoga class during a time in his life when he was [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yogi Cameron – A Model Guru

I love Yogi Cameron. There, I said it. In fact, I love him so much that I deleted my favorite episodes of Law and Order SVU on my DVR so that I could fill it up with more episodes of A Model Guru, his reality show produced by Veria Living Network. In each episode, he [...]

By | March 8th, 2014|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Sommer Thome: Dancing All the Way to the Mat

You know how sometimes you meet someone for the first time who immediately feels like a good friend? That was my feeling when I first met Sommer Thome, an energetic and talented Canadian now living in Los Angeles. We met at a gathering of yoga teachers and students; I was inspired to attend her class [...]

By | November 5th, 2013|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Ayurveda Q & A

Ayurveda has been practiced in the US for only about 30 years, yet it is one of the systems of medicine native to India and is thousands of years old. Readers are invited to submit questions for “Ayurveda Q & A” to [email protected] Q: I am pregnant and am having trouble figuring out which herbs [...]

By | June 7th, 2012|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Briohny Smyth: Yoga is a Family Affair

By Felicia Tomasko Photos by David Young-Wolff When asked about her greatest inspiration as a Yoga teacher, Briohny replies with her ready smile, “That’s easy,” she laughs. “Every minute of every day, I’m inspired by my family: my daughter Taylor, my fiancé Dice, my mother Pam, my father Peter… and my sister Ravi, whom I [...]

By | May 1st, 2012|Teacher Profiles|3 Comments