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In the Garden on December 3, 2009

Yoga first draws us inward, so that we are not purely reactive organisms, responding to our base desires and fears and the fluctuations of our environment. Through this, we cultivate a capacity to see ourselves in relationship with mankind, nature, and the cosmos. The holidays are upon us again. These (formerly) holy days that we…

Iyengar Yoga at Yoga Garden

Octavia practicing Iyengar Yoga in Earth Studio.

The roots of Iyengar Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga lead back to the legendary teacher, Stri T. Krishnamacharya, brother-in-law and guru to B.K.S. Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois. Iyengar yoga is named after the living yogi, B.K.S. Iyengar. Iyengar began life with many challenges yet…

Vinyasa Yoga at Yoga Garden

Water Studio, The Vinyasa Room at Yoga Garden

The roots of Iyengar Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga lead back to the legendary teacher, Stri T. Krishnamacharya, brother-in-law and guru to B.K.S. Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois. Vinyasa Krama Yoga is an ancient system of physical, psychological, and spiritual development. The word Vinyasa…

YOGA! It’s Not Just Stretching

Yoga is a 5000 year old discipline that has numerous benefits for both your physical health and especially your mind. In fact, most yoga teachers are very aware that they are helping you to use the activity of the body to still and focus the mind. I started yoga about two years ago at the…

Marisa Toriggino

by Molly Glennen Meet Your Teacher is a series of interviews of YGSF teachers by students. If you are interested in contributing to this series, please contact David. Marisa practicing Bharadvajasana 1 during her eight month of pregnanacy. "Yoga isn't a panacea; it isn't a quick fix. It is like the…

Brian Fitusi

Brian Fitusi

I began yoga when I was 19 years old. At the time I was a spoiled boy who enjoyed hanging out with friends and engaging in mindless activities. My first class I remember as being one of the most profound experiences I ever had. I felt muscles in my…

Seeking and Struggling in Sirsasana

Octavia in Ekapada Viparita Dandasana (Onefooted Reversed Staff pose)

by Octavia Morgan Uncertainty, fear, and discomfort. While these words aren't used to sell yoga to the masses, they are feelings that all of us will encounter if we study yoga long enough. Sooner or later, we each discover a pose…

Yoga Therapy for Scoliosis

by David Nelson The Nature of Scoliosis Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine and corresponding rotation of the vertebrae. Because of the deformity of the spine, its normal lumbar, thoracic, and cervical curves may be reduced, the rib cage can rotate and deform, shoulder and/or pelvis heights may vary, and the head may…

Moms, Dads, And Young Children Doing Yoga Together

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…