With donation-based classes and booming outreach programs, Small World Yoga has a bold business model that can bring healing to a wide range of communities. Here, the Live Be Yoga team sits down with executive director and founder Liz Veyhl to find out how she made it happen.
“Rigidity doesn’t seem like the right answer to a life in constant flow."
The team uses the tools of yoga to dive into difficult conversations on diversity, discovers yogic intentions at the Gaia Herbs farm, and gets salty for self-care.
The team gets a respite from traveling and discovers the healing benefits of salt.
Live Be Yoga: Charlotte’s ‘Fractured’ Yoga Community Declares Call to Action Through Uplifting Summits
When yoga teachers and practitioners come together to confront difficult conversations, the Live Be Yoga team joins and looks beyond its own lenses to understand how to foster inclusivity in classes and studios.
The master teacher and disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar says it takes 5 steps.
A "mind-blowing" day of equine subtle energy work leads to a larger lesson about how we all impact the world.
It seems like just about everyone is practicing yoga in the Big Apple. Here, Jeremy and Aris reflect on the diverse ways ancient tradition has evolved in one of the most modern cities in the world.
The Live Be Yoga team discovers the roots of a yoga legend and the timeless Buddhist concept that empowers every practitioner, on and off the mat.
If you're still trying to get to a creative place in your practice, or if you've fallen into a rut since that initial spark of inspiration, here are 3 ways to be more innovative in your practice. Plus, read on for 3 ways to be more innovative in your life beyond the mat.
If you use props innovatively, you can give yourself the same kind of adjustment at home that you’d get in class.
A man banned from Equinox after making allegations of sexual assault against a yoga teacher organized a yoga flashmob protest Tuesday night in San Francisco.
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Variations on classic poses helps create new pathways within your nervous system and open you up to possibility.
Plus, she shares a practice to enliven manipura chakra through Deepak Chopra's Law of Intention and Desire.
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Adulting is hard, but so is kid-ing. In fact, kids are more stressed than ever. Meditation can give them perspective on their thoughts and feelings the same way it does for us. Try this practice from yoga teacher and author Susan Verde with your child.
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YJ Influencer Lauren Taus shares the 10 most poignant life lessons she picked up this year on the playa.
Charitable organization Exhale to Inhale is partnering with studios, gyms, and teachers across the country this month to raise awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence. Learn how you can help.
Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko offers an alternative approach to One-Legged Crane Pose II. Go ahead, take flight.
YJ Influencer Hemalayaa Behl shares how you can harness the most intense mental and emotional energy to raise your vibration.
As the Las Vegas shooting further assaults our sense of peace, yogis have an opportunity to raise our vibration and use our off-the-mat practice to make the world a more peaceful place.
We talked to Deafhood Yoga founder Rajarajeshwari about the challenges of teaching yoga without the spoken word and what she's doing to solve them.
“There never was one yoga...Going forward yoga will continue to defy definition and attribution.”
Carrie Owerko shows us how repetition and novelty are both important in daily practice.
School starts and work begins to pick up after the summer ends. Here are some tips to stay centered, grounded, and joyful.
"I think one of the most important things we, as teachers, need to do to help keep yoga moving forward in a positive direction is be diligent in continuing our learning and personal growth."
We thought we'd seen it all when Goat Yoga became a thing. But this Sunday, the new "docu-soap" Yoga Girls premieres on Z Living, aiming to highlight the dramatic dichotomy in the yoga community.
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Meet our YJ Influencers — fifteen expert yoga teachers and social media giants who are dedicated to changing the world through their practices. Get their expert tips, exclusive practices, must-try retreats, and how-to video right here on YJ.com.
Yoga teacher Meagan McCrary spoke to a handful of prominent vinyasa yoga teachers about the current state of the practice and their concerns for the future of the flow. Here, she highlights some of the top-line thought and conversation starters for teachers.
Sure, you could teach yoga to communities in need. But this year’s Good Karma Award winners exemplify the many other ways to practice seva, or selfless service. Here are their inspiring stories, plus advice to help you find your own path to giving back.
"At the end of the day, the technical aspects of Trikonasana are not enough. And you cannot get enlightened doing a fancy pose—no matter how perfect it is. It’s just not gonna happen."
Another study adds to the body of research showing how yoga is a boon for the aging mind as well as the body.
There is power in getting in touch with our hearts through meditation; but we can never think our way into this connection. We have to humble and quiet the arrogant brain and speak the heart’s language.
“In the next decade, I hope that yoga engages in what we might affectionately call svadhyaya, or self-study.“
Yoga teacher and social justice activist Hala Khouri explains how years of service have led her to reinterpret and redefine the word “seva.”
From aerial yoga to delicious, healthy eats to some of the nation’s best coffee, we had a terrific time getting to know Seattle. Here are our top 10 must-do’s for yogis when you’re in town.
“At the heart of yoga, there is awakening through direct realization, transformation, and regeneration from within. The more we wake up, the greater our power as a whole. We genuinely practice for the benefit of all beings.”
"We are in crisis. Yoga is here now because we desperately need it in our lives. It isn’t accidental that we have more and more people teaching and more and more people practicing."
“For long-term yoga teachers and practitioners, sankalpa (intention) is naturally moving away from individually focused goals of self-discovery, mastering advanced poses, and transformational yogic pilgrimages, and turning toward community-oriented support.”
If you’ve ever finished a vinyasa class feeling on edge, depleted, and ungrounded, it may have had to do with the way that class was sequenced.
Still dread back-to-school time? Try these tips and a guided practice with Coby Kozlowski to break free of your end-of-summer blues.
Spiritual seekers are those who follow a path of self-discovery. Here, Diana Raab, PhD, author of Writing for Bliss, explains how writing can be a powerful tool transformation.
Yoga Journal Senior Editor Meghan Rabbitt volunteered to play pincushion in the name of journalism—and beauty.
The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, has been a source of yoga expertise, Ayurvedic wisdom, and wellness inspiration for more than 40 years. Experience some of it for yourself with these calming and cooling tips for surviving late summer.
On August 11th, YogaWorks, Inc. held its initial public offering, becoming the first yoga "chain" to be publicly traded. To get the scoop on what this means for the company and for yoga going forward, we chatted with YogaWorks CEO Rosanna McCollough.
Well-propped restorative poses can offer us the experience of being cradled and protected while releasing deep-held tension and providing the opportunity for true relaxation. Learn how to set yourself up for your most rejuvenating practice yet.
Monday, August 21, 2017 marks the day the first total solar eclipse will grace North America in more than 25 years and a powerful day for yoga.
If you’d love to write but something’s holding you back, follow Elena Brower’s tips for finding your flow.
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Dayna Macy, Yoga Journal's director of corporate communications, shares what drove her to do away with dye and her unexpected discovery when she did.
The first total solar eclipse visible from North America since 1979 is happening this month, and the "souled-out" Oregon Solar Eclipse Gathering plans to make the most of it.
Are the dog days of summer wearing on you? Get back into a space of gratitude and positivity with these five simple steps.
Harness the influential energy of the deities with yantras—geometric diagrams composed of shapes such as triangles, squares, circles, and lotus leaves, which often represent the energy fields of specific deities.
Lauren opens up about about the recent loss of her father to pancreatic cancer and how her yoga practice helped her navigate his final months.
You’ve heard a lot about—and maybe even practiced—prenatal yoga, but how about prenatal meditation?
Is happiness a choice? Master yoga teacher and Purna Yoga co-founder Aadil Palkhivala, who began his study of yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of 7, believes it is. Here, he explains how focusing the mind and opening your heart can help you get there.
As it turns out, form can affect both safety and efficacy.
Looking to refresh your mindfulness practice? Step outside: The flowers blooming all around you can actually be powerful meditation tools.
Learn how emotions can be transmuted to a higher plane—not unlike the process of turning metal into gold—to become powerful and transformative forces in your life. Pick up 3 easy tips to better grapple with your own emotions.
Once you flow into the healing, spiritual side of this common practice, you won’t go back to basic Namaskars.
This new documentary demonstrates that we are not victims of our genes, and that in fact we have more control over our health and life than we could ever imagine.
Learn what you should and shouldn't do to make your vitamins work best for your body.
Because supplements are not heavily regulated by the FDA, navigating the maze of claims and disclaimers takes both skepticism and skill.