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: 4 Reasons to Check Out the Upcoming Conference!

Yoga for Social Justice: 4 Reasons to Check Out the Upcoming Conference!

According to the wise women of the upcoming Yoga For Social Justice Conference this January, yoga and meditation are often perceived as solely internal, individual practices. Yet these practices also have the power to effect change in our community by promoting personal and social development. How does this work? Here are 4 ways...

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...

Why RAD Roller is So Seriously Rad

Why RAD Roller is So Seriously Rad

When I first met the guys at RAD Roller, I thought ok, here's another sales guy trying to sell me another fancy looking foam roller...until a friend ambushed me out of nowhere and got to work on my shoulder with their RAD Rod. Not a minute later, my stubborn hard-to-reach knot had softened significantly and I was SOLD...

Healing Thru Rolfing: Interview with Aline Wachsmuth

Healing Thru Rolfing: Interview with Aline Wachsmuth

When I first discovered Aline Wachsmuth's Rolfing practice, True Balance Rolfing, in Sausalito, I knew I'd come across a gifted healer. With her passion for anatomy and intuitive sense of the body, she got straight to the issue at hand...

4 Positive Messages About the Election

4 Positive Messages About the Election

Let’s face it, much of the country is in a state of fear right now. Whether it be fear of the future led by a candidate they didn’t believe in for this election or the one prior, many of us are feeling off-kilter. But, with hard lessons comes positive change, especially with an open mind and the right attitude. So let’s look at 4 uplifting messages, and what we can do RIGHT NOW to help bring about positive change...

Ahimsa: Bringing NY Culture to Yoga Festivals

Ahimsa: Bringing NY Culture to Yoga Festivals

Leave it up to a yoga festival just outside of NYC to bring the culture. Ahimsa Festival which happened this past weekend at Hunter Mountain, NY - just 2 hours north of the city - featured Jai Uttal, Donna De Lory, Aya + Tyler, Yoga DJ workshops with Taz Rashid and even photo classes with Robert Sturman...

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...

5 Reasons to Check Out the Omega Institute

5 Reasons to Check Out the Omega Institute

If you’ve been following along, then you’ll know about the amazingly awesome energy healing workshop, Hands of Light, at the Omega Institute last weekend. (And if you wanted to catch something like it, there’s an Energy Psychology Conference coming up in just a few weeks!) In class, we learned...

6 Facts About Energy Healing (And How to Read an Aura!!)

6 Facts About Energy Healing (And How to Read an Aura!!)

o, Energy Healing. What a controversial topic! When I published my first post prior to the recent (inspiring? life-changing? amazement-inducing?) Hands of Light workshop at Omega Institute, the responses were overwhelming...

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...

Journey Down the Vedic Path with James Brown

Journey Down the Vedic Path with James Brown

James, who came to teach Vedic Meditation after a long stint in the ad world, understands most of us need a practice that fits into our often busy daily routine. He teaches workshops on weekdays and weekends and focuses on coaching his students not only on the benefits of the practice, but also on how to utilize the technique to complement what we do otherwise...

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...