Profiles & Transformation

David Sauvage Performs as Empath In SF

David Sauvage Performs as Empath In SF

When I was invited to see David Sauvage’s ‘Empath’, a one-man show of energy reading meets performance art, I wasn’t sure what to expect. An Intuitive myself - that is, a person who reads energy for a living like David does - it’d been drilled into me that an exchange like the one I was about to witness…

The Yoga Practice That Honors The Feminine

The Yoga Practice That Honors The Feminine

This might sound crazy, but sometimes, as I'm going about my daily life, I forget that I'm a woman. And even though there's absolutely nothing boyish about me, even though I've written about the importance of honoring divine femininity here, here, and even here, there are the little things...

Inbal Sansani Helps Women Step INto Their Power!

Inbal Sansani Helps Women Step INto Their Power!

Women’s empowerment is a hot topic. As a group, we’ve come a long way, but we're still struggling to define what it means for each one of us. And that’s where Inbal Sansani, self-ascribed Women's INpowerment Coach, comes in. Because with each of our own unique strengths and skills, needs and wants, empowerment is different for each one of us...

Lee Holden Offers Qigong Teacher Training Online!

Lee Holden Offers Qigong Teacher Training Online!

Ok, SF Yogis, if you’ve been following along then you already know about my love for the practice of QiGong, the ancient Chinese art (and science) of energy healing, which one can practice as self-care administer to another person. If you’re not so familiar, you can read my little intro on the subject here. And if, like me, you’re already hooked...

Feeling the Super Qi at Omega Institute's Super Qi Summit

Feeling the Super Qi at Omega Institute's Super Qi Summit

Following the Super Qi Summit this past weekend at the renowned Omega Institute in upstate New York, I could not find the words to describe my experience. In fact, when I sat down to write this post, I had just one: WOW. And that’s pretty much all I had all week. In fact, I was so WOW-ed that I did nothing but beg my friends to do QiGong with me, talk about QiGong, and...

Jess Rose On What It's Like Teaching Yoga Online

Jess Rose On What It's Like Teaching Yoga Online

I first met Jess Rose - DOYOUYOGA star teacher - during a 500-hour intensive training. Her group was studying alignment-based vinyasa 12+ hours a day and I was introduced to her after what sounded like a brutal Day 18. Despite that, she skipped over to me with her big warm smile and we connected instantly...

Jasmine Tarkeshi's New Yoga Book!

Jasmine Tarkeshi's New Yoga Book!

Those of you who’ve read our previous posts about Jasmine Tarkeshi - Laughing Lotus’ co-founder (and teacher and activist and now author!!) - know we at SF Yoga can't get enough of this bright and passionate lady. You will also know how devoted she is to teaching yoga, not just as a physical practice, but the entire lifestyle and philosophy it prescribes. And her new book, Yoga Body and Mind Handbook: Easy Poses, Guided Meditations, Perfect Peace Wherever You Are launching April 4th...

Madame Gandhi: Why One-ness IS the Future Female

Madame Gandhi: Why One-ness IS the Future Female

Well, SF Yoginis and Yogis, it’s almost that time again! Wanderlust Squaw Valley is just around the corner. Now if you read my post on the magical summer weekend I had at last year’s festival, you’ll know that my FAVORITE thing about it was the space it created for women, men, and everyone in between to come together as one loving, nurturing community. So, I couldn’t help but fall in love with Madame Gandhi - who'll be playing live and sharing her beautiful message - when she told me that’s exactly what our female future looks like! And who knows? Thanks to this lovely lady (and so many others, including you, dear reader) that future might already be here...

A Yoga Love Story: Interview with Stephanie Snyder

A Yoga Love Story: Interview with Stephanie Snyder

When we heard that Stephanie Snyder was opening up a new studio this January called Love Story Yoga, we were intrigued. And with a lineup of AMAZING teachers, including anatomy wizard Jason Crandell - who will be teaching classes and leading the advanced 300 hr training...

Yoga for Social Justice: An Interview with Jasmine Tarkeshi

Yoga for Social Justice: An Interview with Jasmine Tarkeshi

With the Yoga for Social Justice Conference coming up this January, we couldn't wait to get back in touch with founder Jasmine Tarkeshi on her inspiration and motivation for the upcoming workshop that will teach us all how we can make a positive difference in our community and alleviate social injustice issues through our yoga community...

Facing the Shadow: Interview with Ford Peck & Juna Mustad

Facing the Shadow: Interview with Ford Peck & Juna Mustad

Of all the transformation techniques, I can’t think of anything more powerful than facing one’s shadow. Sure, it sounds scary, but simply by acknowledging what's there, you can feel great relief. That's because it takes a huge amount of energy to suppress parts of ourselves we don't want to advertise, so once we're free to use that energy in other ways, it can bring about profound change, both mentally and physically...

How James Brown Found his Vedic Path

How James Brown Found his Vedic Path

Those of you who’ve been following my recent posts on Vedic Meditation know I have a new-found love for the practice ever since I met James Brown. After taking a 4-session course with him, I wanted to find out more about how he came to teach Vedic Meditation. After all, one of the reasons his class is so accessible is because he’s just like us...

Energy Healing: A Weekend at Omega Institute

Energy Healing: A Weekend at Omega Institute

Energy healing is both a simple principle and extremely complex, as explained by Dr. Barbara Brennan, the former NASA physicist, renowned healer, best-selling author of Hands of Light, and founder of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing...

Max Strom: How to Find Your Purpose

Max Strom: How to Find Your Purpose

Enter Max Strom. Max is the author of There is No App for Happiness, and A Life Worth Breathing.  He’s spoken at TEDx and for Fortune 500 on the ethics of business and leads mindfulness workshops world-wide. When I heard he was doing a talk at Yogaworks on finding our life’s purpose...