Posted June 3, 2017

by Jacob Hoffman   I never went through a lost phase. For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt deeply rooted by a sense of self. There hasn’t ever been a time where the notion of who Jacob is has come into question. I’ve always seen myself clearly. And […]

If not now, then when?

Posted May 26, 2017

by Bekki Doster   I’ve wanted to take yoga teacher training for years now, ever since I first learned what it was really about, or at least what I thought it was really about. A way to develop a personal practice, a journey into self-discovery, an education on the finer […]

Transformation and Fluctuation

Posted May 16, 2017

by Briana Packen O’Melveny   Remember the old Roadrunner cartoons where Wile E. Coyote realizes he’s chased the roadrunner off the cliff? Ironically, he floats in mid-air until the very moment he realizes there’s no ground beneath his feet. Only when his mind fluctuates back to self-consciousness does the transformation […]

Finding Stillness

Posted May 12, 2017

by Katrina Kiklowicz   Stillness: a state of freedom from storm or disturbance; the near complete absence of sound. calmness noiselessness quietness hush peace For me, the lack of disturbance, of noise, of agitation, allowing for balance between strength and softness. Near the beginning of teacher training, this thought came […]

Through The Discomfort

Posted May 5, 2017

  by Ed Markovich The first days of teacher training were a shock. Vaguely, I thought it’d feel like the best, longest yoga class. Lots of personalized attention and adjustments, with long trippy shavasanas. Instead, 7 of us mainly sat on a concrete floor in an Inwood basement, our backs […]

The Decision to Meditate

Posted April 28, 2017

  by Katy Wang During my daily Sadhana meditation at 6:15 this morning, I began to panic. My mind wandered to the fact that I still had nothing to submit for my blog entry. I had sat in front of my laptop for over an hour last night, but nothing […]

The Long Version

Posted June 9, 2016

by Lisa Hollister “Authenticity”.  It’s another round robin at teacher training, and this time we are supposed to say one word that explains what brought us here.  I go first and start right in with my story but Jean, who is here to teach us about restorative yoga reels me […]

To Sadhana. Or Not to Sadhana.

Posted May 27, 2016

by Eileen Pilla Aside from maybe a 3-second fantasy while admiring someone sinewy in a crazy arm balancing pose with a beautiful ass, I never considered committing to any yoga teacher training. I never thought I’d ever be healthy enough or strong enough or, quite honestly, sane enough to be […]

The Journey I Am On

Posted May 19, 2016

by Cathi Carino Growing up, I always sought out approval from the authority figures in my life. I felt as if my performance was to gain their acceptance and if I did not meet their criteria, I was a failure. I remember when I first started my practice, the teacher […]

Honesty and Clarity

Posted May 10, 2016

by Sarabeth Harrelson People are drawn to yoga for a variety of reasons. I started taking classes on the advice of my doctor because I love running and needed to find a way to strengthen my upper leg muscles to compensate for knee pain. Practicing yoga gave me the strength […]


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