Lisa Francesca
Yoga Teacher Magazine, Yoga and Body Image
Yoga teachers, and those studying to become yoga teachers, will benefit from a close reading of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body (Llewellyn Publications), an anthology edited by Melanie Klein and Anna Guest-Jelley. Consider that,... Read more
by Lisa Francesca
Moving Into Meditation


Anne Cushman’s Moving Into Meditation arrived on my doorstep while I was midway through a high stakes project management job. I was a stressed-out pup, and... Read more

Jessica Rienecker (TallGirl Yogi)

I had the utmost pleasure of meeting Dana Smith just before she participated in a panel discussion at the Yoga Journal Live conference in San Diego. The discussion involved Melanie Klein (a professor in sociology and women’s studies at Santa Monica College), Dana Smith, Brigitte Kouba (aka Gigi... Read more

Jessica Rienecker (TallGirl Yogi)

In July 2014 at Yoga Journal San Diego, there were dozens of apparel and accessory companies in attendance. While all of the headband suppliers offered an array of designs and styles, Sweaty Bands stood out to me because they advertise a bold claim on their signs and website: “OMG... They don’t... Read more

by Ivan Nahem
Sadhana, Yoga Teacher Magazine

This is a music of depth, perception, and wisdom, a band with an individual sound.

Recently we reviewed Baird Hersey’s book The Practice of Nada Yoga, Meditation on the Inner Sacred Sound, which... Read more

by Gail Hamlin
Road to Enlightenment, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Yogmata Keiko Aikawa is not a person I know much about. Indeed, before sitting down to read her book The Road to Enlightenment: Finding the Way Through Yoga Teachings and Meditation, I'd never heard... Read more

by Jenny Zenner
Essentialism, Yoga Teacher Magazine
After reading my review of Arianna Huffington’s Thrive, a colleague suggested Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of... Read more
Jessica Rienecker (TallGirl Yogi)

I first came across the infinity strap at the Yoga Journal Live San Diego Conference. They were in the marketplace hall and had straps to try, along with instructional DVDs. In their booth they also had a diagram with dozens of ways to use to strap and mentioned that this was only a fraction of... Read more

Gail Hamlin
Kino MacGregor, Yoga Teacher Magazine
Guided Primary Series
Ashtanga Power Elements
Introduction to Second Series

If you were in New York City this past... Read more

Jessica Rienecker (TallGirl Yogi)

You may have seen my review of the original bamboo yoga flip chips – a silent way to send the message to your yoga teacher that you would or would not prefer hands-on adjustments. They were created in order to set comfortable boundaries regarding touch between student and teacher. The new fabric... Read more