Gear
Jessica Rienecker
Jade Yoga Mat Red

Jade Yoga mats are made sustainably with natural rubber tapped from rubber trees (a renewable resource!).They are made in the United and do NOT contain a lot of the synthetic junk that is bad for the environment and your body to be rubbing against. Jade plants a tree for every mat sold, which... Read more

Gear
Jessica Rienecker
NYSA Bag Photo

NYSA Yoga Mat Bags are created from Mysore saris; each one is unique. The colors are vibrant, and the Green Yoga Bag I tested out has beautiful detail on the exterior. I was on my way to take a class and then teach, and I was able to fit TWO mats into the bag and still have room for some yoga... Read more

Gear
Jessica Rienecker

Activewear USA is a one-stop shop for yoga apparel, with a goal of having the largest selection of fitness brands in one place (120 to be exact). Firstly, I was delighted that they... Read more

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Jessica Rienecker
Wisdom Mats, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Wisdom Mats are non-toxic mats that come in four colors with four different phrases across the mat. These eco-conscious mats were created by a hot yoga practitioner, so non-slip surface was important to her. I tested out the mat while teaching a hatha yoga class indoors, where the room tends to... Read more

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Reviewed by Jessica Rienecker
prAna Twyla Top, Yoga Teacher Magazine

The prAna Twyla Top is a wrinkle-resistant blend of nylon, polyester and spandex. It is designed to be moisture-wicking, which was a great fit for the day I tested it out: a hot and humid summer morning during an outdoor yoga class. The color and fabric didn't show any signs of sweat despite the... Read more

Book
Reviewed by Gail Hamlin
The Power of Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Kino MacGregor pretty much hits the nail on the head with this release. Over the years there have been many books written about Ashtanga Yoga. It’s a fairly cut-and-dry subject, if you want to know the truth. The practice hasn’t changed significantly in the last half century. The eight limbs of... Read more

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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Tibetan Yoga of Movement Yoga Teacher Magazine

Yes, I have one or two reservations about Tibetan Yoga of Movement The Art and Practice of Yantra Yoga by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and Fabio Andrico, but let me start with accentuating the positive, which is, after all, the fun part! This is a gorgeous book, well put together, with an... Read more

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Jessica Rienecker
Guroo Sleeve, Yoga Teacher Magazine

It can be frustrating warming up for 45 minutes and then being too sweaty to keep your legs from slipping in your Bakasana or Titibasana! Guroo Active’s sleeves come in men’s and women’s sizes, different colors, and have a spotted rubbery surface that faces outward on the back of the forearm.... Read more

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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Louise Goldberg, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Without a doubt Yoga Therapy for Children With Autism and Special Needs targets a very specific audience, but who would disagree that that audience deserves the kind of attention this book delivers with gobs of grace and wisdom? For decades Louise Goldberg has immersed herself in yoga... Read more

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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Great Yoga Retreats, Yoga Teacher Magazine

This multilingual edition of Great Yoga Retreats is the perfect coffee table yoga book. In fact I made haste to accidentally spill a tiny bit of coffee on it… a kind of baptismal welcome, I suppose. The book is the brainchild of the yoga-enamored Angelika Taschen, who edited and... Read more

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