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The spry nonagenarian yogis are coming out of the woodwork! Meet Esther Vexler, “the grandmother of yoga in San Antonio.”

Inspiration is everywhere, if you just look for it. We’re inspired today by 94-year-old Esther who discovered yoga in the 1950s in Mexico City and began teaching it to San Antonians in the 1960s.


Your feelgood story of the week comes from Seattle, Washington where 51-year-old yoga practitioner Laura Caparosso approaches life with a different perspective. You see, Laura is completely blind.


Congrats to Tao Porchon-Lynch! For making the record books and successfully making us feel duly inspired and incredibly lazy!


What does it take to build a successful yoga non-profit organization committed to creating positive change in the lives of youth? Relationships and support, says Laura Sygrove, New Leaf Yoga Foundation‘s Executive Director and co-founder. In this video interview, Laura and I talk about the roots of New Leaf’s work, their Warriors for Peace fundraising campaign, the challenges and rewards of engaged yoga service work, and the importance of supportive networks.


Meet the A Team! Ali, Atman and Andres, three pals from West Baltimore bringing yoga to inner city schools, inspiring social change and being overall awesome


“It gives you a good outlook. It involves your mind,” says Bernice Bates, 91 year old yogi, and recent recipient World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher title,


Happy 93rd Birthday B.K.S. Iyengar, ‘Light on Yoga’ Giveaway. Happy 93rd Birthday to Sri B. K. S. Iyengar! Also known as the ‘Lion of Pune’ and the man with the snazziestly bushy eyebrows this side of the rope wall. Born in 1918, the 11th of 13 children, Iyengar grew up battling multiple diseases


Stephen Colbert, on ‘The Colbert Report’ gives a tip of the hat to Lululemon over the Ayn Rand predic-ridic-ament. This is pretty priceless if you appreciate a bit of poking fun. Nation, with Lululemon’s endorsement it won’t be long before Ayn Rand’s philosophy makes its way into yoga classes across the country and we start [...]


Bernice Mary Bates of FL now holds the World Record for being the oldest yoga teacher, according to the World Records Academy. Oh there have been other contenders, and Bernice herself quipped to Huff Po, “I’m sure there’s a 100-year-old guy in India who can probably beat me,” says the 91-year-old. Frankly, we’re not going [...]