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With classes offered on free platforms, including Zoom and Instagram Live, people are grappling with if and how to compensate teachers.
The decision to close the four remaining New York locations effective April 19 highlights the uncertainty facing yoga teachers, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
Yoga teachers recommend their most treasured books to help brighten your days while hunkering down.
This uplifting sequence from Nebraska-based yoga teacher Mary Clare Sweet will help you find your path when life feels chaotic and crazy.
Known as the oldest yoga teacher in the West, Tao will leave a legacy of optimism and strength.
This advanced pranayama can help you and a friend or family member share feedback in a constructive way. Who doesn't need help with that?
When seasonal stressors threaten your holiday cheer, these practices can help bring back the merry.
Kino MacGregor opens up about her teacher, the "father of Ashtanga," Pattabhi Jois and why it’s necessary to update the guru/student relationship.
Meditation teacher Shivani Hawkins shares tips for how to approach the practice in a way that invites self-awareness and authentic transformation.
Your yoga practice begins as soon as you wake up in the morning, from the first thoughts that enter your mind to what you have for breakfast. Use these tips, techniques, and practices to clear your head and energize your practice before you even get on your mat.
Mercury Retrograde Is Here During the Midst of Eclipse Season—These Six Yogis Will Help You Get Through The Chaos
These six yogis you should follow will help you stay in alignment with the stars during this chaotic time.
The supplements these on the go yogis use to stay calm and focused on the road.
We asked Crystal McCreary—a yoga and mindfulness educator who hosts self-care retreats across the globe—to name her five favorite destinations for experiencing mindfulness. Here's what she had to say.
From honoring the moon, prayer, meditation, and ritual fasting, these five yogis show us how they found the connection between yoga and Islam.
Exploring how your knees move can lead to a balanced relationship between stability and vulnerability, on and off the mat.
I went to Mexico to rejuvenate, detox, and practice yoga with my boyfriend. Turns out, it would also be where I faced my fears about marriage.
By seeking inspiration, you may find that others are seeking it as well. Here are five channels that provide perspective and insight on how to stay true to yourself.
Having trouble getting eight hours of shut-eye? Steal these secrets from some of the country’s top teachers.
The best part? All of these tactics can help you breathe new life into everything you do, and help you connect more deeply with everyone in your world.
Here’s a checklist to help you plan your trip—or even more reasons to add this destination to your travel bucket list.
Psychedlics are having a moment. Psychiatrists are administering magic mushrooms in medical centers while yogis host ceremonies with psychoactive tea. This resurgence in research and recreational use may have something to teach us about spiritual enlightenment. Here, we explore the potential role of psychedelics within a yoga practice or as therapeutic treatment.
It’s the year of the pig! Here’s a practice to help you welcome in a year filled with luck, fortune, self-care, and true alignment with your life’s purpose.
Conceiving a child is a miracle. This Kundalini practice rebalances the second chakra for the possibility of conception.
This 12-pose sequence will help you remember what the season is really all about.
Plus, what you need to know if you’re interested in doing something similar.
If you don’t have time to run to yoga class, try this 20-minute sequence with Rosie Acosta to help ease your mind and promote restful sleep.
These smart tips from mindfulness pros will help you stay calm—even when you’re most stressed out.
Want to wow every yogi on your list? Here are the best (subtle) energy boosters that promise to bring the fifth chakra back into alignment.
Want to wow every yogi on your list? Here are the best (subtle) energy boosters that promise to bring the fourth chakra back into alignment.
From Slow Food to Slow Fashion to Slow Flow—the sustainable yoga movement starts here!
The moral and ethical principles that are the foundation of yoga practice—the yamas (social restraints) and niyamas (self-disciplines)—are especially important to follow this time of year. Here’s how to put them into practice.
Whether you’re a yoga teacher who easily picks up on energy in the room, or an empathetic person whose friends come to you with their troubles, follow this advice to stay grounded, feel happier, and protect yourself from the emotional swirl happening around you.
As a new season dawns, shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman helps us celebrate changing tides with these ceremonies.
Spurred in part by the crushing opioid epidemic, the Department of Defense and other federal agencies have been spearheading efforts to manage and mitigate pain and mental health problems among active service members. Yoga, as it turns out, is one of the rising stars. While those in the trenches say there is a long way to go before yoga can be broadly and systemically deployed within the military, the foundation is being laid for using asana, meditation, and other holistic therapies to make military personnel more resilient.
After a summer filled with retrogrades, eclipses, and supermoons, September is bringing an invitation to settle in—and make yourself useful. Here’s how to use what’s happening in the stars in your yoga practice.
You use sage or palo santo to clear the energy in your home or yoga studio. Here’s how the pros clear their own energy—and how you can, too.
It can be tough to stop sizing yourself up next to everyone else in the yoga studio—despite knowing that yoga isn’t about comparing your poses to those of other yogis. Here’s how to finally let that go and start focusing on your own practice.
Going into your first yoga teacher training can be exciting—and daunting. Here are six must-haves to help make your experience even sweeter.
When one yoga teacher traveled to Mysore, India, to study Ashtanga yoga for a month, he brought his wife and baby daughter with him. Here’s how the experience became his biggest teacher.
When I tell friends that I went on a silent meditation retreat, 95 percent of them say they couldn’t handle not talking. Yet when you commit to quiet stillness, you have the space and time to discover things you fail to see or may have even forgotten about yourself.
Yoga Journal cover model Chrissy Carter shares her insight on what it really means to teach yoga, and the importance of feeling gratitude—even in life's toughest moments.
Looking for a little wellness-in-a-box? Read on to discover 4 of our favorite yoga-themed subscription gift box services, perfect for grads, yogi dads, or a little shameless self-gifting.
Sophie Jaffe, yoga teacher, certified raw food chef, superfood entrepreneur, and mom of two boys (with a baby girl due this summer), defines inner beauty as honoring your inner wild woman—all your amazing gifts—and being true to them.
Nine leading yoga teachers give us an inside look at how they pray, manifest what they want in their lives, and more.
Sometimes, your yoga teacher gets it completely right.
How we weather the storms of our lives is the key to surviving and thriving, according to Pam Butler, author of the new book Return to Life. Here are her 12 steps to getting back on track, including yoga, meditation, and pranayama.
In this stunning gallery of photos by Robert Sturman, the acclaimed yoga photographer captures yogis practicing in their natural element in honor of Earth Day. "As an artist, I often think of Rumi’s words, 'I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.’ That feels right to me,'" he says. In the following slideshow, Sturman asks yogis—both renowned teachers and "regular" practitioners—what the Earth means to them in their practice and their lives.
Feel like you need a life change, or to craft better, healthier habits and a more consistent practice? Consider Kundalini. Here's why it really works.
When overcome by feelings of powerlessness and inadequacy in response to hard-to-swallow current events, yoga teacher (and mom) Nancie Carollo turns to the potent practice of surrender.
In part 6 of this kriya yoga series, yoga teacher Laura Riley offers simple practices for surrendering to love—in order to feel everything else.
From Puerto Vallarta to Jerusalem, our YJ Influencers are taking their yoga around the world this year—and you can join them!
We compiled a list of 9 drool-worthy yoga getaways that seem to offer it all. While out of most of our budgets, we can still dream, right? Here’s your personal invitation to get lost in fantasyland with these indulgent retreats from around the world.
Do you feel stuck? In part 4 of this kriya yoga series, yoga teacher Laura Riley shares three stages of svadhyaya practice to help you live life as who you truly are.
Taking us with her on a profoundly personal journey, Kathryn Budig reflects on everything that’s led her to now—the most authentic place she’s ever been.
Yoga Journal picked the best yoga gear of the year—from art-inspired mats, and ultra-comfy leggings, to jewelry and home decor. Here, our top 23 yoga essentials to bolster your yoga practice and lifestyle. (They also make great last-minute gift ideas, hint, hint!)