Gear
by Ivan Nahem
Aurorae Resin Bag, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Aurorae is a fine company with great customer care. The rosin bag purports to stop the slippin’ and a-slidin’ on the yoga mat, and for my purposes it works fine. I’ve read complaints that sweat washes the rosin away but I would try using a towel on the skin first if one is perspiring copiously,... Read more

Gear
by Ivan Nahem
Mudras of Yoga, Yoga Teacher Magazine
 
This card set consists of 72 surprisingly well-designed, well-made, attractive cards. On one side is a photograph of hands making the mudra, with a key description word unobtrusively printed up the side. On the reverse side is the detail: the transliteration and English... Read more
Video
TallGirl Yogi (Jessica Rienecker)
Yoga Warrior 365

Rudy Mettia is described by one of his longtime students in promo footage as "the complete opposite of what you would expect in a yogi". The former marine with a southern drawl worked with Udaya Entertainment to create the Yoga Warrior 365 DVD series, with roots in the Power Yoga style he helped... Read more

Book
by Jenny Zenner
Murder Strikes a Pose, Yoga Teacher Magazine

In Murder Strikes a Pose, Seattle-based yoga teacher and studio owner Tracy Weber weaves her loves of yoga and German Shepherds into the plotline of her debut novel, a cozy mystery. Midnight Ink loved the initial manuscript so much they signed Weber to a three book deal. In reading the... Read more

Online
Jessica Rienecker (TallGirl Yogi)
BeMoreYogic

BeMoreYogic.com provides a variety of online yoga videos. My favorite feature is that you can sort by different criteria such as yoga style, length of video, level, or teacher. There is an entire catalog of free classes that allows you to try before you buy.

The site was designed to be... Read more

Online
Jessica Rienecker (TallGirl Yogi)

One of the biggest obstacles we all face when it comes to physical activity is making enough time for ourselves. When you can’t get to the studio, online options are a great option! Powhow.com provides live webcam classes that allow you to interact directly with the instructors, which can... Read more

Gear
Jessica Rienecker (TallGirl Yogi)
Dragonfly Mat

Made of non-toxic and biodegradable tree rubber, the Dragonfly mat is a slim mat option that does not compromise on quality. The grainy and textured surface creates a great grip, minimizing any slipping and sliding with hands and feet. Even though the mat is thin, the rubbery material still... Read more

Gear
Jessica Rienecker (TallGirl Yogi)

Affirmats began in 2011 when longtime friends Jason and Aleeza created a line of yoga mats that make a statement - literally! Made of eco-friendly jute (a... Read more

Video
by Ivan Nahem
Calm Body Clear Mind, Yoga Teacher Magazine

 

Anyone looking for yoga experiences that are deeply relaxing and tension releasing, by any chance? Jillian has been interviewed at length in these pages (http://yogateachermagazine.com/interview/122).  As one of her students... Read more

Gear
by Ivan Nahem
RatPad by YogaRat, Yoga Teacher Magazine

This is a cool prop, very simple, quite handy. It’s basically just a cushiony pad. I believe it will be most useful to those with sensitive knees. I’ve brought it to a couple of classes and given it for trial to student (hi Luisa and Betsy!), who have a sensitive knees, and they loved it. It’s... Read more

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