Category: yoga teachers

a yang girl gets yin: 5 lessons from Yin yoga master Bernie Clark

What do you mean faster isn’t better? Greater sensation isn’t always ideal? More is more, right? I’ve been a yang-based girl for a lot of my life, running and rushing at life and in my yoga practice like there’s no tomorrow. Luckily for me, I had a mild quarter-life crisis when I hit 25. I…

Jan 19, 2011 · Read More · Comment (2)

shiva rea DVD giveaway: get it before it hits stores

CONTEST FINITO: Jay Suttonbrown, RTY, @awesomeyoga, wins the DVD! Shiva Rea, she of the uber vinyasa flow style and creator of the renowned Yoga Trance Dance, is releasing a new DVD tomorrow. Power Flow Yoga has, and I quote, “3 hours of energetic vinyasa to mix and match with the Shiva Rea yoga matrix!” If…

Dec 27, 2010 · Read More · Comment (2)

5 Q’s with Gurmukh: rapid Kundalini yoga, why the white, and on compassion

She’s powerful, she’s inspiring, she’s potentially life-changing. 5 questions with Kundalini yogini to the stars Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. 1. What’s the magic behind Kundalini yoga? What makes it so effective in terms of personal growth and spiritual evolution? The magic of Kundalini Yoga is that it works fast. In this world where people are being…

Oct 11, 2010 · Read More · Comment (2)

5 Qs with Gloria Latham: Kundalini yoga, yoga for every body, intensity [vid]

Five questions with Gloria Latham, Kundalini yoga supa-stah, and co-founder of Semperviva Yoga. 1. You’re known for your real-life approach to yoga, and making yoga accessible. Can you talk about why this is important to you? The level of stress in our modern day lives is staggering. We often neglect our physical, emotional, and mental…

Sep 21, 2010 · Read More · Comment (1)

5 Qs with Annie Carpenter: SmartFlow yoga, more than asana, and acceptance [vid]

1. You’ve coined the term SmartFlow yoga. What does it mean to you and why did you come up with it?Smart refers to 3 things: having an intention that is specific and clear; creating a sequence that can move one towards that intention (and this refers to a sequence of poses inside of a single…

Sep 13, 2010 · Read More · Comment

hemalayaa: bollywood dance, yoga, joy and love all the time [vid]

Hemalayaa, she of the Bollywood booty-shaking dance moves and yoga love, shared her light with Joy Yoga readers recently. 1. You teach Bollywood-style dance, among other practices. Why dance?We were born dancing and some of us have forgotten how good it feels to move our bodies and be free in that way. I believe dance…

Jun 16, 2010 · Read More · Comment

Top 5 Insights from yoga teacher Elena Brower [video] (plus Yoga at the Great Lawn)

Amazing Anusara yogini Elena Brower took time out from running her New York studio, Vira Yoga, being an Adidas yoga global trainer, and a mom, to share some life-lifting insights with Joy Yoga readers. Yay for us! 1. You teach Anusara yoga. Why this style, rather than another? Anusara has a fundamental focus on alignment,…

Jun 11, 2010 · Read More · Comment

yoga teachers: omniscient or just average?

Yoga Teachers Rock“It was like everything you said was meant for me.” “She devoted the class to something I’d been wanting to work on for ages. It was amazing.” “He just gets you, somehow.” All of these quotations are straight from students’ mouths. And all of them are about yoga teachers. Conclusion: Yoga teachers are…

Jun 10, 2010 · Read More · Comment

janet stone yoga: slap yourself, slap your neighbour [video]

Janet Stone YogaI recently did a workshop with Janet Stone. Somehow, this incredible Vinyasa Power Flow teacher has remained under my radar–until now. I don’t teach Vinyasa. I’d never heard of her. But a yogi friend of mine–also a Kundalini and Hatha teacher–returned from San Francisco, where Janet’s based, and told me I absolutely had…

May 12, 2010 · Read More · Comment (4)

max strom Q+A: a life worth breathing + do you have enough time?

Hurray! One of my favourite teachers has released his book. Now we can carry his teachings around with us in hard copy–not just in our head. Max Strom, who has had a huge impact on my teaching with his all-levels style, inspirational music, and total ability to teach students to breathe while they flow, has…

Apr 2, 2010 · Read More · Comment (2)
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