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What do you do when your favorite yoga teacher is unexpectedly fired from a studio and whisked away without notice? That’s what happened to the popular, yet somewhat controversial and rebellious Marco Rojas when he was unexpectedly fired from upscale yoga studio Pure last week, after teaching there for four years. Those outside of the NYC yoga scene might not feel the ripples from the firing heard round Manhattan, but there are certainly some relatable notes

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Sex and yoga. These two go wayyyy back. And they have moved way forward together as well. ABC Nightline News takes a look at yoga/sex connection today and that elusive ‘Sex and the City’ coined “yogasm” (just before Valentine’s Day, how apro-pose!). With willing and able teacher Marco Rojas and science from William J. Broad’s new book The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards Dan Harris and the ABC News team get down to business.

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Warning: Rant. First off, Trophy Yogis? Really, NY Post? Way to demoralize and insult an entire professional demographic, whittling yoga teachers down to inferior golddigging blingy-mudra’d arm candy. (we warned of a rant). This story on said “trophy yogis” with ginormous diamond rings (obvs. see pic) could have focused on the increase of hedge-funders more actively [...]

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Oh yes, yes! The semi-popular semi-taboo yoga and sex talk comes swinging around the block once again with its saucy seducing scent of tea tree oil and Sex Panther. This time it’s the ‘Oh’ word: yOgasm. We didn’t make it up. So, is this yogasm for real? Like the “ecstatic birth” trend, are orgasms “yoga’s [...]

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Know your yoga? Try it with your eyes closed. Uh, and with a blindfold? We can’t exactly call this a trend yet, since it’s not pounded out on HuffPo or elephant journal, but we have a good mind to think it could catch on amongst daring yoga folk. Pratyahara is one of the 8 limbs [...]

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In what seems to be the most difficult time for a studio to introduce teacher training, what with the sunken economy and all that licensing beeswax, Pure Yoga turns up its luxurious schnoz at all that and is sallying forth with a brand shiny new teacher training program! Excited? We imagine those of you outside [...]

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So much hard hitting news this past week, we’re kind of overwhelmed, and distracted. So…ah, what’s going on this weekend? If you’re in NY you may be aware of a little thing called the Yoga Journal Conference, which started today and is om-ing on through Monday the 18th. While we are in NY and are [...]

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Attention Manhattanites, the big day is fast approaching! That being Pure Yoga’s grand opening, of course! We’re bracing ourselves for June 25, the day when the mammoth yoga company from the far east launches its flagship studio in a plot to take over Manhattan’s Upper East Side – just another big step in their plan [...]

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Alan Finger has a long history in the yoga world as one of the founders of YogaWorks and creator of his own style of yoga called Ishta. And so it is no big surprise that he has made the move to open a brand new studio, naming it after his own method. Ishta is described [...]

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