5Q Interview with Alison Burmeister @justburmeister

  1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: My passion for yoga, movement and breathwork began at the age of three as a dance student. Unbeknown to me, my instructors (who were yogis before being a yoga was mainstream), incorporated asana and breathwork into our class instruction.[…]

Oct. 16 – Monday Mantra – Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha

Monday Mantra for October 16, 2017:   “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha” Translation: Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe Tare: To evoke the Divine essence of Tara Tuttare: Liberation from the eight fears* Ture: Liberation from the disease of suffering Soha: To “Hail!” to the Divine presence of Tara within oneself   Known as the[…]

5Q Interview with Michele Maley @michele_maley

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: I started practicing yoga shortly after college and immediately fell in love with everything about it. Regardless of the format, I love how it feels to sweat out the day and disconnect from an otherwise very connected life. Yoga provides[…]

5Q Interview with Natalie Farrell @yummyyogagirl

  1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: I began my yoga journey at the age of 14. I was training to be a singer and I felt I wasn’t using my breath correctly. My body felt tight when I inhaled and although I wasn’t aware at[…]

Oct. 9 – Monday Mantra – Om Ami Dewa Hrih

Monday Mantra for October 9, 2017:   “Om Ami Dewa Hrih” Translation: Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe Ami: Infinite, limitless light Dewa: Illuminated Deity of Buddha nature Hrih: With self-respect and dignity Also known as the Amitabha Mantra, “Om Ami Dewa Hrih” is recited to the Buddhist Diety Amitabha, who embodies pure discernment[…]

5Q Interview with Adell Bridges @adellbridgesyoga

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?:  I was very much one of these people who started practising yoga thinking it was just a physical practice. I got into yoga because I was in pain–years of gymnastics training as a child had caught up to me and[…]

5Q Interview with Caitlin Lassy @caitlinlassyyoga

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you? So far, my journey with yoga has been one of incredible healing, learning, and evolving. When I first discovered yoga (or when yoga first discovered me) I had a terribly disconnected, negative relationship with myself and the world around me.[…]

Oct 2. – Monday Mantra – Om Vajrapani Hum

Monday Mantra for October 2, 2017:   “Om Vajrapani Hum”   Vajrapani is an enlightened Buddhist deity, or Bodhisattva, who embodies the infinite energy of the liberated mind. Through recitation of the mantra “Om Vajrapani Hum”, one can learn to access the boundless and fiery energy which Vajrapani emits. Along with Manjushri (embodiment of Wisdom),[…]

5Q Interview with Shauna Boles @asana_de_Shauna

1. What is your background in health and fitness? I wish I had a glamorous story about why I started yoga.  The truth is that some friends and I dropped into a Bikram yoga class just to check it out.  I remember we were so impressed with the physique of one of the yogis, but[…]

5Q Interview @Stephanie_Strine

1. What is your background in health and fitness? Steph’s yoga journey began in 2007. She played competitive soccer since she was 5 years old and was recommended by a close mentor to try yoga to relieve residual tightness. After playing D1 soccer in college, Steph suffered a career ending injury and quickly took interest[…]