5Q Interview with Heather Parks @heatherparksyoga

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: Having struggled with an eating disorder as a teenager, I connect with yoga because it allows me to love my body exactly as it is. One of my greatest goals as an instructor is to help instill that same sense[…]

5Q Interview with Tah Groen @tahgroen

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: I have always practiced yoga and it brings me back to who I really am over and over again. What is so surprising to me is that I don’t get tired or bored, every practice is different as I connect[…]

Monday Mantra – Nov 27th – Dhanyavad

Monday Mantra for November 27th: Dhanyavad As we return from Thanksgiving weekend, it is important to keep the spirit of gratitude alive in our minds and hearts. Acknowledging and expressing moments of gratitude helps us to cultivate a deep sense of appreciation, connection, and meaning in life. Dhanyavad is a Sanskrit word which translates to “gratitude”;[…]

5Q Interview with Dawn Dickerson @dawnmichelleyoga

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: Why is yoga important to me… How can I put that into words? Yoga has shown me me. Not the external, label oriented me, but the me that’s beyond words and thoughts. The me that is beyond the physical body.[…]

5Q Interview with Patty Kikos @pattykikos

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why it important to you? I first practiced yoga when I lived in Amsterdam and it was the first time in my life that I experienced such a profound physical and mental transformation afterwards. Although my yoga practice was as sporadic as the fickle nature of[…]

5Q Interview with Jerome Gross @mindbodyfitnesssd

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: When I was a child, my mother would read biographies of yogis, spiritual masters and people doing amazing healing with vegan diet, Energy healing, and meditation, and then tell me their stories. I was inspired by those stories and watching[…]

Monday Mantra – Nov. 13th – Sat-Nam

Monday Mantra for November 13th: As a common closing mantra to Kundalini yoga sessions around the world, “Sat-Nam” is a Gurmukhi Sikh phrase which roughly translates to “Truth is my Name”: Sat: Truth Nam: Identity or Name While most mantras we are familiar in the West are written in Sanskrit, Sat-Nam is unique in that[…]

5Q Interview with Lauren Farenga @lfarenga

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: I was introduced to yoga when I was dealing with depression following a sexual assault in my teens. Yoga brought me back to myself, reconnected me to my body and helped me get back on track better than therapy alone[…]

Monday Mantra – Nov. 6 – Modeh Ani

Monday Mantra for November 6, 2017:   “Modeh Ani” In this week’s Mantra for the Moment we take a departure from Eastern spirituality and instead shift focus to Judaism, the oldest of the monotheistic Abrahamic religions. While mantra recitation is not an integral aspect of Judaism in the strictest sense of the word, many Jewish practitioners recite[…]

5Q Interview with Jinis @jinisyogi

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: One usual day in 2005, I’ve got a phone call from the clinic saying that my Pap smear result was abnormal. At first, I couldn’t believe that, worried and sad. Later I started to find different ways to take care[…]