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New York yoga studios are facing a crucial question that could make or break their business: are yoga teachers employees or independent contractors? This has been a hot topic not only recently, but drawn out over the past few years, stemming back to the tax audits which took place in 2011 and 2012. At the [...]


Sadly, Kali Barbie will not be seeing the light of day, or exhibit hall. Remember? The blue plastic doll fashioned as Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and destruction, including a severed head, which we were all a little unsure about? It's part of the “Barbie, the Plastic Religion” series by Argentinian artists Pool Paolini and [...]

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Lululemonville has been relatively quiet lately, after surviving a whole mess of troubles over see-through pants, questionable marketing tactics and Chip Wilson-isms. But lest we forget how individual stores themselves seem to get into their own embarrassing jams, this Buffalo faux pas is here to remind us. Employees at the Buffalo Lululemon store have been forced [...]


Literally right around the corner could be your opportunity to become a kids yoga teacher. If you've had the itch to let out your inner child and share your yoga with little kidlets, you probably don't want to miss out on this training at Yogi Beans, a super cool kids yoga studio in NYC. In [...]

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Infographics, we eat 'em up like maple pumpkin cupcakes of information! The writers - and SITTERS - of the world will appreciate this latest "Pose Before Prose" infographic from the fine literate minds at Electric Lit. "Writer's block giving you a bad back? Plot twists leaving you with an aching neck?" It's time for "Looking [...]


(Hint: There’s no easy answer.) Last weekend began the first segment of a teacher training I’ve been co-teaching for the past three years. It’s always fun to meet the new trainees and to hear inspiring stories about how Yoga practice has changed their lives.


First interactive online yoga class? They're doing it in Finland, and they're ready to launch it worldwide. Yoogaia is the company looking to bring interactive yoga classes, not pre-recorded, but live classes like doing a webchat or skype, to people in their homes all over the world. While no one has been able to figure [...]


And now everything you see on Instagram is yoga! Case in point: here are the adorbs newlywed Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo enjoying some newlywed shenanigans or whatever the kids do these days. Though no yoga is mentioned by photo poster Prinsloo who shared the pic on her Instagram, US Weekly picked it up with the headline, "Adam [...]


Just over two years ago, well-known yoga teacher and spiritual leader Kausthub Desikachar (son of T.K.V. Desikachar,  grandson of Sri T. Krishnamacharya) was accused by several students of sexual, mental and emotional abuse. What unfolded afterwards was a spiral of sad details, new questions about the power play between teacher-student relationships and what would happen next. What we do [...]


We at YD have a sweet spot for useful things (and maybe a special place in our hearts for skeptics) which is why we love this meditation infographic. The Skeptic's Guide to Meditation is super duper useful, educational and chock full of myth-busting info that we think you'll love it, too. Created by Happify, a sort [...]