Holly (Lalita) Hoover

Holly (Lalita) Hoover

Interviewed by Sarah McElwain You teach Kids Yoga for 7 to 11 year olds. What inspired you to teach this class? As yoga instructors, I see it as our goal to share yoga with as many people as possible. After teaching adult students and young adult college students for...

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Brahmi Bergamini

Interviewed by Sarah McElwain What is Aura-Soma energy work?  Aura-Soma is a color care system created in England by Vicky Wall in 1983. After dedicating her life to the welfare of others as a surgical chiropodist, Vicky Wall retired due to clinical blindness....

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Can We Share Yoga with Those Who Resist It?

By Chandra/Jo Sgammato My discovery of Yoga and meditation when I was 18 and a college freshman began to change me from an angry and troubled teenager who hated phys ed to a balanced adult comfortable in my body. It took years, of course, for the practices to take...

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Tinuola Rose

Tinuola Rose An interview with Kitchen Manager, Tinuola Rose Maybe it’s because I'm a first generation African Caribbean woman born in the U.K. that  I consider myself somewhat of a trailblazer, a pioneer. I always seem to  find my way to spaces that allow for...

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The Lives of the Forcibly Displaced

The Lives of the Forcibly Displaced

By Laurie Stark A quarter of a billion people, globally, are classified as refugees or “forcibly displaced persons,” the highest level of displacement in history, forced from their homes and/or homelands due to war, natural disaster, persecution, violence,...

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Featured Practitioner – Francesca Biryukov

Featured Practitioner – Francesca Biryukov

Interviewed by Sarah McElwain Francesca Biryukov How did you become an acupuncture practitioner?  I started as a bodyworker and went to the Swedish Institute to learn massage. While I was there, I was exposed to various teachers and more Eastern studies. And then...

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Peter Karow

Peter Karow

Interviewed by Sarah McElwain Peter Karow Of all the trainings and personal experience you've had with yoga, what led you to teach your Deep Relaxation class?  Many years ago, I took other types of yoga but also just regular Integral Yoga Hatha classes. And I...

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Leila Hegazy

Leila Hegazy

Leila Hegazy What I love about Integral Yoga My favorite thing about Integral Yoga is how holistic it is. It truly takes into account the whole person, and all the ways that we need to be nourished for maximum physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Each branch...

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November Yogic Teaching

November Yogic Teaching

By Diana Dhāraṇī Díaz Asteya, or non-stealing, is the third of the five yamas. Growing up Catholic and attending parochial school, we had a monthly practice of the sacrament of Reconciliation, more commonly known as “Confession”.  My younger self struggled with...

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An interview with Chuck Fishman

An interview with Chuck Fishman

By Sarah McElwain Chuck Fishman, Photo Credit: Aleksander Prugar You recently visited Poland to photograph the Jewish community’s response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis occurring there now. My last trip was at the end of June and beginning of July. It was a...

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