Remembering a Yoga Legend: Maty Ezraty on Developing Effective Yoga Teaching Skills

Eva Norlyk Smith, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Lynn Crimando C-IAYT

The recent news about Maty Ezraty's much-too-early passing was a sad day for the yoga community. Among all the many yoga luminaries we have had the privilege to study with, Maty shone like one of the brightest stars.  Her wonderful playfulness and integrity as a teacher was an inspiration, and her ability to make the essence of yoga come alive in every cell of your body was unparalleled.

New Conference on Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine to Be Featured at the Smithsonian

In 2014, a large symposium on Medical Yoga was hosted at the Smithsonian in conjunction with the large Smithsonian exhibit on Yoga: The Art and Science of Transformation. The symposium featured speeches and... Read more
Pictures of yoga sessions from Ana Forrest's Yoga Series called "Ancestral Voices"

Ancestral Voices: Yoga for Transformation and Renewal with Ana Forrest

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Practicing Karma Yoga: Yoga Reaches Out

As we know, yoga began not as a “workout” but as a path of spiritual and personal development. Accordingly, service to others, seva , selfless service in the Sanskrit translation, was one of yoga’s original... Read more

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Check Out Our New YouTube Yoga Channel

If the thought of listening to interviews with your favorite yoga teacher or watching videos with yoga practices and yoga teaching tips appeals to you, be sure to subscribe to our new YouTube channel ! This... Read more
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Dr. Loren Fishman, MD, is renowned in the yoga therapy field as an innovative physician and yoga teacher. His medical practice, which is based at the Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation center in... Read more

Are you ready for Martha Stewart Yoga?

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