In 2016, Yoga Journal and Gaia came together to ask the question, "What does yoga in America look like today?" After 15,000 miles, 45 cities in 26 states, and more than 150 interviews, from Flint, Michigan, to San Quentin State Prison, this is what we found. Watch this video to relive the most amazing moments of the Live Be Yoga Tour.
The Live Be Yoga team visited San Quentin State Prison in Northern California to meet with James Fox, the founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project, and various inmates, who told us how yoga has changed their lives for the better.
Along the Live Be Yoga tour, we’ve visited some of the most incredible yoga destinations throughout the country. In honor of National Yoga Month, here are 5 tour stops that we found to be particularly unique, from the elementary schools in Flint, Michigan, to the yoga classes at San Quentin State Prison.
Brian Tobin of Laughing River Yoga in Burlington, Vermont, demonstrates Chandra Surya Bhedana, an alternate nostril breathing technique that balances the left and right polarities of the body and helps you prep for meditation.
The Live Be Yoga team headed to secluded Gambier Island in British Columbia, Canada, last week to meet beautiful Gaia instructor Kate Potter. We could tell right away that Kate was kind; she exudes a sense of pure contentment and delight. What we didn't anticipate was how warmly and swiftly she would wrap us up into her close and genuine group of neighbors.
How does someone who’s new to L.A. or interested in trying yoga for the first time pick the right studio and the right teacher? My approach is the same in any new city or place.
Darnell McDonald, mental skills coordinator for the Chicago Cubs, explains why meditation and simply being present give players a competitive advantage.
In the past three months, the Live Be Yoga tour has been inspired by so many yoga many practitioners from all walks of life. But former professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce taught me that matter what happens to us, we can deliberately choose to give back, save lives, and hold on to the purpose we’ve been given, even if it turns into something we never could have imagined.
The Live Be Yoga tour met program coordinators at Turning Point in Burlington, Vermont to learn how they help people with addition recover using yoga.