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It’s our annual YogaDork’s State of the Yoga Union. We’ve asked a few select leaders and thinkers to share their reflections, predictions and perspectives on the year of yoga that was, 2015, the year of yoga that will be in 2016, and the state of the (yoga) union. ... by Susanna Barkataki We are at a [...]


Some people's yoga teaching fees just went up. And others are wondering what "influence" would have landed them on the list. That list being the 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America dropped yesterday by the Associate Editor of Sonima, the blog component of the Sonima Foundation, formerly known as the Jois Foundation, the non-profit [...]


Well, that was certainly a Super Bowl. Spoiler alert: congrats to the winning team, the Denver Broncos! As usual we were on the lookout for the yoga (between Puppy and Kitten Bowl action) and we found it, sometimes in the oddest of places — the ads. All in all, it's no Om-ing Jeff Bridges but a [...]


The moment we know you've all been waiting for...Super Bowl ads are here! Already hopping on the yoga boat is none other than Michelob Ultra in their new ad spot called "Breathe." Yeah, we were wondering wth ourselves, but as a low-cal light beer, they've always tried to appeal to the young "fit" crowd with [...]

Yael Stone as inmate Lorna Morello on Orange Is The New Black | image via Netflix

You may know her as the meticulously coiffed hopeless romantic inmate Lorna Morello on Orange Is the New Black, but maybe what you didn't know was actress Yael Stone spends time offset teaching yoga and meditation to those who have been incarcerated in real life. Stone, who is a trained yoga teacher, volunteers with Liberation Prison Yoga, [...]

Jivamukti Yoga | image via jivamuktiyoga.nyc

This does not involve Bikram Choudhury. A Jivamukti Yoga teacher has been accused of sexually harassing a student in a $1.6 million civil lawsuit filed against the teacher and the studio, a major staple in the NYC yoga scene for decades. Yoga teacher Holly Faurot says 20-year veteran Jivamukti Yoga teacher Ruth Lauer-Manenti sexually harassed [...]

photo credit: Lynda Shenkman Curtis

Released by the Yoga Service Council, Best Practices for Yoga in Schools involved over 20 experts in children’s yoga to create a first-of-its-kind guidebook for yoga in schools. YD contributor Kelli Love recently chatted with the book's editors about what it took to put together a book like this, the obstacles involved, its importance in the field of children's yoga and [...]

Snow Boarding

Snowboarding isn't new to yoga (neither is snow for that matter!), and X Games champ Jamie Anderson certainly isn't new to yoga, either. After winning gold in the first ever Olympic slopestyle event at the 2014 Sochi Games, Anderson spoke about her affinity for yoga. "When you do it, you feel like you’re really overcoming [...]

photo credit: Lynda Shenkman Curtis

The Best Practices for Yoga in Schools is the first book of its kind. It was recently released by the Yoga Service Council as a guide for yoga in schools, and is the first volume in their series of Best Practices guides (next up - yoga for veterans!).


Yoga Hosers, Kevin Smith's quirky horror yoga superhero comedy just had its debut at Sundance. Sadly, we were not there to see it, but we did hear there were evil Nazi bratwurst sausages called "bratzis" the leading ladies have to fend off with their monster-squashing yoga skills. Yep. Not only is this a real movie, [...]


UPDATE: On Monday Bikram Choudhury was ordered to pay $924,500 in compensatory damages for sexually harassing and retaliating by firing his former legal advisor, Minakshi Jafa-Bodden. Tuesday, the jury ordered an additional $6.47 million be paid in punitive damages. "I want to thank my trial team for standing by me during this fight against a [...]


Strike one. Bikram Choudhury has been served his first plate of steaming hot bad news in relation to the series of sexual harassment lawsuits brought against him. In an LA court Monday, the jury found Choudhury at fault in sexual harassment and retaliation against his former legal advisor and was ordered to pay the plaintiff $924,500 in [...]


Alt. title: Humans twist and contort their dogs and call it yoga but it's adorable and sweet so nobody minds. In case you missed it, 270 dogs and their humans yoga'd together in Hong Kong to break a world record. People love breaking world records with yoga, don't they? Via the Daily Mail: The world’s [...]


If you're flying out of JFK Airport this week and happen to be on JetBlue, you're in for a yoga treat. Over the next couple of days, the blue ones are offering some free yoga classes to ticketed guests at their very hip Terminal T5 (so hip they have a farm there and a rooftop terrace...and blue [...]

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