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Suzanne Sterling

Are you one to mix your activism cocktails with a dash of yoga? Do you think politics could use more yoga? Off the Mat wants to know. The organization known for bringing yoga outside the safety of a studio onto the streets and into the world (sometimes third) is getting ready to kick off their Yoga Votes campaign 2012. But first they want to know if any of you give a flying farkle.


January 2012 is Yoga Freedom Month. Did you know? The yoga community has come together in unity in the past to support varying causes from cancer cures to rebuilding Haiti. Yoga Freedom Project, a new organization co-created by Off the Mat NYC leader Heather Snyder, is on a mission to unite the yoga community to help put an end to sex trafficking.

Read on to learn more from Heather about the cause and what we as a community can do about the issue of sex trafficking. In NYC? Come out for the big event on the 31st! Maybe we’ll see you there.


Yogis found their heartspace and practiced their yoga on the steps of city hall, Tuesday November 1st, as part of the #OccupyLA movement. A list of big names who showed up, along with 100 other yogis on mats (NYC was too crowded), included Ashley Turner, Kia Miller, James Brown, Saul David Raye, Mia Togo, Ally Hamilton, Brock Cahill, Vytas [...]


You may have already read about our chai obsession, and thereby regular Krishna Kitchen visits for their delectable vegan chai-ness and other yummy goods. By Day 4, we could see the flicker of concern in their eyes that our blood type could very well have turned to cardamom. If this weekend of yoga festivus had [...]


Oh, I KNOW! It’s been a while. How’ve you been? To catch you up on all the goings on of teacher training these past couple of weeks, I just have one question for you, are you ready to get spiritual? Follow me down the rabbit hole… This training has been a roller coaster ride – [...]