Category Archives: Yoga

Requiem* for the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles

Whenever I pause before leading the invocation in the opening moments of class, I visualize the statue of Patañjali at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune. In my imagination, to the right of Patañjali are my teachers who no longer … Continue reading

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Pranayama Instruction

2020 is a cathartic year, a game changer. I am sure that each of you has endured some event in your life that seemed to put the world upside down; wherein all your fantasies or plans for the future were … Continue reading

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Yoga props for home practice

The steadiest companion I have had throughout my life has been my home practice, my yoga mat. There have been days where I practiced on picnic tables and in campground bathrooms (I never touched the floor). I have used toilet … Continue reading

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The potency of pranayama to bring poise and peace

Wonderful people, tender people, courageous people, weary people, you, and you, and me. I am reading inspirational verses from people who never knew they could write, or pray, or stand up and shout truth to power, or get down and … Continue reading

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Yoga Sūtra Study with John Casey at IYILA

Sat. Feb. 29th, 2:30-4:30 at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles. For more information, or to register online click here or call +1.310.558.8212. In Conversation with the Yoga Sūtras I will be assisting John in a series of six sessions … Continue reading

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Roots and Shoots, Standing Poses at IYILA

Sat. Feb. 29th, 11:30-2:00 and a Teacher’s class, Sun. Mar. 1st, 12:30-3:30 at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles. For more information, or to register online click here or call +1.310.558.8212. In this workshop, I will introduce basic anatomy through … Continue reading

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Reflecting the Iyengar way

Wendy Jacob visits Lisa at Triyoga in London and talks to her talks to about her commitment to Iyengar yoga. Arriving at Triyoga in London’s Soho is an experience in itself. If anyone has any preconceived ideas of the ideal … Continue reading

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Arambhana Kriya, Commencement W/Prashant

The Commencement Act – Prashant frequently says “well, anyway…” Many people are fascinated by his wisdom, many people are bewildered, some people are bored, and for a few, Prashant’s teachings have transformed the way they practice. When he says “well, … Continue reading

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Sunrise in Iyengar Yoga, December in Pune, India

Whenever I watch a sunset I know that the same light will rise upon awakening friends somewhere else in the world, and a new day will begin. Over the last few years my community of Iyengar yoga has watched several … Continue reading

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Maty Ezraty, A Life of Integrity

When I process deep emotions I either shut down or go manic. When I shut down it is because I am not ready to voyage into the abyss of my story. But when I go manic, I usually produce something. … Continue reading

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