Uma Dinsmore-Tuli Brings Womb Yoga & Total Yoga Nidra West!

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli Brings Womb Yoga & Total Yoga Nidra West!

Asked to write about Uma Dinsmore-Tuli's Yoga Nidra and Womb Yoga workshops this weekend at Yoga Tree, I sort of had trouble deciding which to choose. So I didn't. Perhaps it's because I love the lady so freaking much, with her passion for all things feminine...

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...

Lauren Walker Brings Energy Medicine to Yoga!

Lauren Walker Brings Energy Medicine to Yoga!

As you may well know by now, I'm obsessed with self energy work. And so, when I heard that Lauren Walker, a long-time student of Donna Eden and yoga teaching veteran, was releasing The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription, a book about blending, Energy Medicine and Yoga...

I Went to Wanderlust and Didn't Do a Single Yoga Pose!

I Went to Wanderlust and Didn't Do a Single Yoga Pose!

What happens when you go to a Yoga Festival but you’re too tired to roll out your mat? You have a blast!! A yoga festival veteran at this point, and lover of all things Wanderlust, I usually try to pack my schedule to practice with master teachers from across the country. Not this time...

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: 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...