I’ve been teaching yoga service classes for about three years, but have been passionate about this field for many more – starting with the administrative work I did for Yoga Activist in Washington, DC, prior to training as a yoga instructor. I’ve been teaching yoga to women at the country’s largest jail for […]
Yogi Surprise Monthly Subscription Box Review: What’s in the Box? YogaDork Breaks It Down
Subscription boxes are all the rage lately, so when we heard about one that was yoga-specific we couldn’t resist our curiosity. If you’re not familiar with what we’re talking about, a subscription box is basically a box of goodies delivered to your door every month like a little package of Christmas cheer, except you pay [...]
Book Review: ‘Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience and Peace of Mind’ by Beryl Bender Birch
A yoga teacher and practitioner for over 40 years, Beryl Bender Birch is no stranger to writing books. Her works, Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga and Boomer Yoga, are considered essential on many yogi bookshelves. Her latest book, Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience and Peace of Mind is a guide to the therapeutic and healing practices of yoga for those in the military, home from combat, veterans or anyone suffering from trauma.
Book Review: ‘Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life’ by Shiva Rea
by Nancy Alder Shiva Rea is widely recognized as one of the most well known teachers of vinyasa flow yoga. Now, after her many years of study and teaching around the world, she has offered to her students and fellow yogis a rich guide for their practice. Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with [...]
One of the most frequent questions I get as a yoga teacher is “what yoga DVD would you recommend for my mom/friend/partner/sister/aunt/etc?” Most of these individuals are brand new yogis or have never practiced.
Timeliness is next to godliness. And filmmaker Vikram Gandhi’s latest release “Kumaré” comes at a time when the word ‘guru’ has dropped out of favor, taking you right into the center of the godforsaken conversation and delivering clarity by illusion, humor with one giant practical joke, and a light-hearted letting go of what you thought you knew as he holds your hand through it all.
‘Learning to Breathe’ Book Review + Interview with Priscilla Warner on Finding Relief from Anxiety
In Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life , Priscilla Warner bravely opens up about her debilitating panic attacks and anxiety disorder. Her tale is one of raw episodes and glorious successes that are shared with honesty and heart.
Book Review: ‘Yoga Bitch’ by Suzanne Morrison Straddles Depth and Giggle-Inducing Levity
by Nancy Alder Courtesy Random House and Suzanne Morrison Every time a new yoga book comes out that involves travel to a foreign land, it is hard not to say “been there done that” and instantly jump back to the pages of Eat, Pray, Love. A first glance at the new yoga memoir, Yoga Bitch: One Woman’s [...]
Review by Nancy Alder When YogaDork asked me to review “Once Upon a Pose: A Guide to Yoga Adventure Stories for Children” by Donna Freeman I of course said “yes.” Despite the fact that I teach yoga to adults, I was intrigued about how an instructional yoga book for children would be laid out and [...]