Check this out. Our dear Lawrence Clark, 2010 Teacher Training graduate, Ashtanga teacher, and general handy fellow about the Garden is featured in this advert currently showing all the time in the UK. (“Tell my wife…..”)
YGSF Teacher Karen Macklin is a feature contributor to this month’s issue of Yoga International.
Art and Soul: The Yoga of Creativity
Tap into higher inspiration and refine your artistic skills with yogic tools and teachings that empower creative expression.
By Karen Macklin
via Yoga International.
by Marisa Toriggino
Read Marisa’s article in the July/August 2010 issue of Common Ground.
Yoga Garden’s Chrisandra Fox is featured in Yoga Journal’s August 2010 issue, in an article on partnering up in class. Click through to watch the practice video.
Not news, but this photo sequence and article that were published in Yoga Journal earlier this year are now available on line. I was the model for the photo shoot, which was an interesting experience. And John Schumacher’s sequence and instructions are great to follow. I really liked this sequence, because I think spinal flexion is often overlooked in our practice, and it feels really good in these poses. – djn
Take a playful approach to building strength and flexibility in your torso.
Reprinted with Permission from Lilipoh Magazine
The imperative for higher consciousness can be no greater than when we bring another human being into the world and begin the process of raising our children. For the past several years I have had the unique experience of teaching yoga to mothers, children, and families to bring yoga benefits to pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, and family relationships. My experience is that a regular yoga practice teaches future mothers and new parents how to be healthier, more conscious individuals. Furthermore, a yoga practice extends that awareness to their family relationships and the choices that they make about childbirth, health care, education, social responsibilities and other crucial dimensions of parenting.
Because of the recent widespread popularity of yoga, most of us have a basic understanding of the nature and benefits of this ancient practice of postures and breathing: better physical health, more mental peace, and stress reduction. “Yog” is the Sanskrit word for “union”, and refers to the intent of the practice to unite our physical, mental and spiritual selves as one. The yoga postures and breathing cultivate our facility for self-awareness and ultimately, consciousness. In the end, this practice makes us stronger as individuals and strengthens our relationships with others.
With my husband, I have operated a yoga school in San Francisco since 1998. We teach yoga as taught by B.K.S. Iyengar, an Indian master teacher, who has been a leader in bringing yoga to the western world. In addition to classes for the general population, I have offered four classes that provide a unique opportunity to bring consciousness to the family process: Prenatal yoga for women from conception to birth; Prenatal Partner Yoga for expectant mothers and their partners; Postnatal Yoga for women and their babies from four week after vaginal birth or six weeks Caesarian birth; and Parent and Toddler Yoga for parents with children from crawling to three years.