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Blog Archives: August 2015

Cooking Together for Yogis: Integrating Ayurveda

August 27, 2015
Chef Andrew Hecht
My journey connecting food and yoga has been an unexpected one. Growing up, I never would have imagined myself teaching plant-based, health-supportive cooking and Ayurveda to yoga practitioners. My family was a middle-of-the-spectrum American family and it wasn’t until I went to college that I even began to hear of yoga. Of course, at the time, I held the common misconception that yoga is all about exercising and becoming more flexible. But, one of the things we find through Yoga and Ayurveda is that everything is personal. It was after a 5 ...

What is it About Larry Payne?

August 20, 2015
Sarah Frances Reinsch
I have to admit, when I first started writing this blog about Larry Payne, I didn’t know much about him except that he is the co-author of my Yoga Therapy textbook, Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine. Upon my research of Larry,  learned that  L.A. Times named Larry “One of America’s most respected Yoga teachers”. This is quite the statement, so what is it about Larry? Larry Payne, Ph.D. E-RYT500, YTRX, is an accomplished Doctor and Yogi with a Master’s degree and Doctorate in fitness education with an emphasis in Hatha Yoga from ...

Happy Birthday Yogi Bhajan!

August 20, 2015
On August 26th, we will celebrate what would have been Yogi Bhajan's 86th birthday. The master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan guided and inspired the original founders of Yoga Yoga to become teachers, open a yoga center, and train hundreds of teachers. Whether you have ever been to a Kundalini Yoga class or not at Yoga Yoga, it is because of Yogi Bhajan and his teachings that there is a Yoga Yoga. See our video from last year's Birthday Celebration! What was so special about this teacher and his connection with us? I remember the ...

Yoga and Astrology

August 11, 2015
Yoga and astrology are the oldest knowledge systems developed by the human mind and they show up universally throughout all cultures. Yet it is in the Vedas, or the ancient wisdom of India, that yoga and astrology have enjoyed their most intimate and sophisticated association. Both were practiced side by side by the ancient seers or rishis of India. To practice yoga without astrology or astrology without yoga was simply incomprehensible to the masters of Vedic thought. To be a great astrologer, one needed to be a good yogi and to progress ...

Why Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training?

August 11, 2015
Yoga changes you. It is guaranteed. People notice these changes, sometimes before you do, and they will want to know how it is that you are a 
different person. And you tell them – it’s the yoga. All yoga is powerfully transformational. Yet it has been said that practicing Kundalini Yoga for one year accomplishes what it may take 22 years for other yoga styles to achieve. Perhaps that is so, but one thing is certain - if yoga changes you and Kundalini Yoga really changes you then Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training absolutely, positively, and ...