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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…