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[…]

5Q Interview with Carol Arnelas @karolain_yoga

  1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?:   I started my Yoga path a few years ago while working Monday to Friday in the City of London. I had what it’s commonly believed as a successful life: a ‘good job’, lots of friends, a partner to[…]

Oct. 30th – Monday Mantra – Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Monday Mantra for October 16, 2017: “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”   Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe Namo: To worship or surrender to Bhagavate: God Vasudevaya: Another name for Krishna, a supreme Hindu God “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” has a rough translation of “I surrender to the Immortal Divine”, and this mantra serves as a[…]

5Q Interview with Rashidat @iam_rashidat

  1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: As an adult Yoga has always showed up in my life, I never looked for it. It just sorta appeared randomly throughout stages in my life. Yoga was very present but I wasn’t. I actually hated my first yoga[…]

5Q Interview with Feather Polo @peruvianlily

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: Yoga is important to me because the ability to reconnect within is such a beautiful healing experience, whether it’s lifes everyday experiences or something more that you need clarity with, it brings everything into a grounded awareness that nourishes the[…]