Category Archives: Teachers

Speaking Truth After the Fact is Fine /// During the Fact? Even Better

Tell you what. Well, actually, I’ll tell you two things: I still have a faint hint of that “You Can Count on Me/Shyam Bolo” song stuck in my head from last week. I’ve got a tiny, sorta harmless, but nonetheless

Speaking Truth After the Fact is Fine /// During the Fact? Even Better

Tell you what. Well, actually, I’ll tell you two things: I still have a faint hint of that “You Can Count on Me/Shyam Bolo” song stuck in my head from last week. I’ve got a tiny, sorta harmless, but nonetheless

Elena Brower Was a Smoker /// Gasping Ensues

The other day while mounted upon the Throne of Elimination I happened upon an article in the October 2012 edition of Whole Living (don’t ask) featuring none other than Elena Brower. I was admittedly a little surprised to see Elena

Elena Brower Was a Smoker /// Gasping Ensues

The other day while mounted upon the Throne of Elimination I happened upon an article in the October 2012 edition of Whole Living (don’t ask) featuring none other than Elena Brower. I was admittedly a little surprised to see Elena

Is the Outside a Reflection of the Inside? /// Sadie Nardini Gets a Hot New Look /// Pontification Abounds

First, there was the awesomeness of Kofi Busia’s regular-people-clothes. Then, there was Dharma Mittra and his socks. Now, we have “Public Figure” and yoga instructor, Sadie Nardini, and her hot new Rockabilly look that, while only a few steps from

Is the Outside a Reflection of the Inside? /// Sadie Nardini Gets a Hot New Look /// Pontification Abounds

First, there was the awesomeness of Kofi Busia’s regular-people-clothes. Then, there was Dharma Mittra and his socks. Now, we have “Public Figure” and yoga instructor, Sadie Nardini, and her hot new Rockabilly look that, while only a few steps from

[SORTA GOOD] Dharma Mittra Wears Socks /// When You Reach a Certain Age You Can Do Whatever You Want

Speaking of dudes in regular people clothes…. A few of you have noticed how little ink we spill on NYC’s old-skool yoga instructor, Dharma Mittra, creator of the 908 Yoga Asana poster that, still to this day, doesn’t look like

[SORTA GOOD] Dharma Mittra Wears Socks /// When You Reach a Certain Age You Can Do Whatever You Want

Speaking of dudes in regular people clothes…. A few of you have noticed how little ink we spill on NYC’s old-skool yoga instructor, Dharma Mittra, creator of the 908 Yoga Asana poster that, still to this day, doesn’t look like

[GOOD] Kofi Busia Wears Sweaters

First, let’s talk about Kofi Busia and the fact that he not only wears regular people clothes, including chunky cable-knit sweaters, but that he also wears them while teaching yoga. Not to be confused with the late Prime Minister of

[GOOD] Kofi Busia Wears Sweaters

First, let’s talk about Kofi Busia and the fact that he not only wears regular people clothes, including chunky cable-knit sweaters, but that he also wears them while teaching yoga. Not to be confused with the late Prime Minister of

Shiva Rea Has a New Book /// Will it Be a Pop Up Book is the Real Question

Good morning, everyone! Hope the East Coasters are remembering how to dress in the new cold of this year’s winter. If you’re feeling a bit unsure, don’t despair. Apparently, Shiva Rea has a new book that’s just been finished titled, Tending

Shiva Rea Has a New Book /// Will it Be a Pop Up Book is the Real Question

Good morning, everyone! Hope the East Coasters are remembering how to dress in the new cold of this year’s winter. If you’re feeling a bit unsure, don’t despair. Apparently, Shiva Rea has a new book that’s just been finished titled, Tending

Is De-Culturing Yoga an Act of Good Faith or a Promotion of Xenophobic Ideology? /// A Light and Easy Subject

Today I wanted to look at the discussion that’s been brewing on the site as to whether a person who makes a concerted effort to de-culture yoga is whitewashing the tradition or simply making it more accessible to people who

Is De-Culturing Yoga an Act of Good Faith or a Promotion of Xenophobic Ideology? /// A Light and Easy Subject

Today I wanted to look at the discussion that’s been brewing on the site as to whether a person who makes a concerted effort to de-culture yoga is whitewashing the tradition or simply making it more accessible to people who

Colleen Saidman Yee Mentions Her Wine Thing Again /// And a Puppy Loses Its Wings /// Then We Mention Giant Egg-Shaped Orbs

Thanks to Derek Beres for hipping us to this WSJ article on Colleen Saidman Yee, “Yoga, With Pleasure,” which includes some commentary on her commercial wine stunt, as well as on her teaching methods. I swear, the more I read about Colleen Saidman Yee’s

Colleen Saidman Yee Mentions Her Wine Thing Again /// And a Puppy Loses Its Wings /// Then We Mention Giant Egg-Shaped Orbs

Thanks to Derek Beres for hipping us to this WSJ article on Colleen Saidman Yee, “Yoga, With Pleasure,” which includes some commentary on her commercial wine stunt, as well as on her teaching methods. I swear, the more I read about Colleen Saidman Yee’s

Tara Stiles Goes Back Home to “Small Town America” /// Interesting Socio-Type Questions Abound!

Good morning! Last Friday’s post on the basic ridiculousness of MC Yogi has been giving us some really extraordinary comments regarding “democracy,” and the varying differences between the concepts of the “United States” and “America.” Also, be sure to check

Tara Stiles Goes Back Home to “Small Town America” /// Interesting Socio-Type Questions Abound!

Good morning! Last Friday’s post on the basic ridiculousness of MC Yogi has been giving us some really extraordinary comments regarding “democracy,” and the varying differences between the concepts of the “United States” and “America.” Also, be sure to check

We Love This Leslie Kaminoff Interview

Roseanne over at It’s All Yoga, Baby interviewed Leslie Kaminoff regarding yoga therapy and government legitimacy. You tell ’em Leslie! For the record: “Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is an Internationally

We Love This Leslie Kaminoff Interview

Roseanne over at It’s All Yoga, Baby interviewed Leslie Kaminoff regarding yoga therapy and government legitimacy. You tell ’em Leslie! For the record: “Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is an Internationally

[GOOD] New “Urban Yogis” Series /// Stern, Chopra, Brand, Simmons, Moby, Assadi, and Kids Being Awesome

Like seemingly every other NY’er who practices yoga, we caught this yesterday morning. Thanks to the many readers who sent it our way: Hard to go wrong there. You’ve got NYC’s semi-hidden gem, Eddie Stern, being awesome as usual; Russell

[GOOD] New “Urban Yogis” Series /// Stern, Chopra, Brand, Simmons, Moby, Assadi, and Kids Being Awesome

Like seemingly every other NY’er who practices yoga, we caught this yesterday morning. Thanks to the many readers who sent it our way: Hard to go wrong there. You’ve got NYC’s semi-hidden gem, Eddie Stern, being awesome as usual; Russell

[POSTER] “Attack of the Yogilebrity!!!!”

Friend or foe? Nobody knows! Beware, the yogilebrity! A phenomenon that has grown beyond its own good… Are yogilebrities even aware of their own size? When they’re in marketing mode, we think “yes.” When they’re in “free yoga event in

[POSTER] “Attack of the Yogilebrity!!!!”

Friend or foe? Nobody knows! Beware, the yogilebrity! A phenomenon that has grown beyond its own good… Are yogilebrities even aware of their own size? When they’re in marketing mode, we think “yes.” When they’re in “free yoga event in