Gear
by Ivan Nahem
Aurorae Synergy Mat, Yoga Teacher Magazine

This Aurorae combination towel and yoga mat isn’t the only one on the market (e.g. Lululemon sells one too), but the execution is brilliant. I received the blue with yellow trim; it’s plush but not overly so, it just feels very nice to stand on. The technology is interesting – as opposed to your... Read more

Book
TallGirl Yogi (Jessica Rienecker)
Ayurveda Cover
Discovering the True You with Ayurveda: How to Nourish, Rejuvenate, and Transform Your Life by Sebastian Pole was published this October. The book is intended to make ayurveda accessible in the modern world and understood in the context of western application. It starts off with a basic... Read more
Online
by Ivan Nahem
Pronounce Sanskrit, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Brainchild of yogi Tilak Pyle, this site is truly a gem of a resource for yoga teachers and students of yoga, particularly if there is interest in the Sanskrit component of such studies. Transliterations, interpretations and, most importantly,... Read more

Book
by Ivan Nahem
Fishing on Facebook, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir is a well-told, well-paced  and timeless tale. It’s really not all that much about yoga per se... Read more

Gear
TallGirl Yogi (Jessica Rienecker)
Hotdog Rollpack

The hot dog yoga mat bag is for the working professional or traveling yogi who needs a garment bag and yoga carrier in one. I work a regular 9-5 in addition to teaching and taking yoga classes. I go from work to a class or vice versa, with clothes mashed in a backpack in addition to my yoga bag... Read more

Video
by Ivan Nahem
Healing Yoga for Wellness, Yoga Teacher Magazine

This is a fine DVD for an easy introduction to yoga, as well as a continuing practice in gentle, healing yoga. Lorien Neargarder has worked with people with various challenges such as cancer, chronic pain, fatigue, mental stress, injuries and physical limitations, and her experience in this area... Read more

Gear
Jessica Rienecker (TallGirl Yogi)

HotDrop is a relatively new yoga clothing line that was created by a Bikram instructor. Even if you don’t practice hot yoga of any kind, we all sweat. I was able to try out their Signature Long Sleeve Tee and the Geofloral String Along shorts. At 6’1”, finding sleeves and pant legs that fit my... Read more

Gear
Jessica Rienecker (TallGirl Yogi)

Joint pain is something that affects many yogis regardless of their level of practice. Yoga Jellies are a pair of soft gel-like discs made from silicon, and I was very eager to test them. They came in a beautiful drawstring bag that fit inside my yoga gear bag (a must!). I used them during an... Read more

Gear
Jessica Rienecker

I was lucky enough to be able to try out two very different mat products from Hugger Mugger recently. Their site has over 20 different mats to choose from. The company has been around for over 25 years, and that experience shows in the diversity of their products.

The Recycled Rubber Mat... Read more

Gear
Jessica Rienecker
Bamboo Photo

Many yogis are familiar with cork and foam blocks as a yoga prop, but Barefoot Yoga has come out with blocks made out bamboo. These hollow blocks are each unique since the grain pattern and color varies on every piece of bamboo. I tested the blocks myself, and also asked some of my Level 1... Read more

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