Yoga as Transformation Permanent Access Pass – Here Are Your Sunday AM Sessions

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Ana Forrest Romancing Your Spirit—Learning to Walk in Beauty

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You don’t have to be on the mountaintop to connect to Spirit, says Ana Forrest in this interview drawing on her book Fierce Medicine—Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit. Spirit is our innermost essence, and part of connecting with Spirit is to clear out our spiritual smog and learn how to walk in beauty. You can connect to Spirit on your yoga mat, but you can just as easily connect to it at home, on the way to work, on the way to the store, says Ana. Connecting to your breath begins the journey, and from there are many other fascinating ways to come into good relationship with your Spirit. Ana weaves together the themes of wisdom, encouragement, and courage to show that even those dark times when we feel most lost ultimately are still a part of the Soul’s journey.

Ana T. Forrest is an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. The creator of Forrest Yoga—a unique fusion of traditional yoga, new poses and sequences created by the author, Eastern wisdom, and Native American medicine—she is a contributing expert to Yoga Journal and other leading Asian and European wellness publications. Forrest teaches worldwide at yoga conferences, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. She lives on Orcas Island, Washington.

KaoveriiKristine Kaoverii Weber – Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga – What Every Teacher Needs to Know

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As many as 13 million Americans suffer from the lingering effects of trauma, including numerous people, who never served in combat. According to research, yoga may have the capability to reverse or lessen symptoms of even severe mental-emotional trauma. However, it’s imperative that yoga teachers know how to adjust their teaching and are aware of the specific modifications needed when dealing with people with potential trauma. Without those adjustments, even a very accomplished and well-intentioned yoga teacher can do more harm than good, says Subtle Yoga founder Kaoverii Weber in this interview.

Kristine Kaoverii Weber has been studying yoga since she was 11 when her hippie social studies teacher got her hooked. She spent four years studying yoga and the healing arts in India and other Asian countries, and returned to the U.S. and in 1996. She is the creator of Subtle Yoga, which aims to integrate the more subtle aspects of yoga in all elements of our asana practice, Kaoverii currently works as the director of Sarva Subtle Health Systems which conducts teacher training programs all over southeast U.S. She is also the director of teacher training for behavioral health professionals in North Carolina. Including her yoga training in India, she has studied Vini, Iyengar, Anusara and Vinyasa yoga. Kaoverii is also the author of Healing-Self Massage.

JulianJulian Walker – Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind

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Drawing on his book, Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind, author and yoga teacher Julian Walker shares his insights into the mechanics through which yoga has the potential to transform both body and mind. He explores the rich intersections between yoga, somatic psychology, neuroscience and philosophy, and shows how techniques from Somatic Experiencing can support and enrich our yoga practice. He also shares techniques from the yoga teacher training program he conducts with Off the Mat co-founder Hala Khouri, which integrates somatic approaches to deepen our practice.

Julian Walker is a long-term yoga teacher and bodyworker and author of the book Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind: A Modern Yoga Philosophy Infused with Somatic Psychology & Neuroscience. Together with Hala Khouri, co-founder of Off the Mat, Julian teaches the Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind yoga teacher training at Exhale Sacred Movement in Venice, California. He and Hala Khori are pioneers in integrating the perspective of somatic psychology into the practice of yoga and in their teacher trainings. In their work, they focus specifically on how to enhance the transformational aspects of yoga practice.

Loren Fishman and Ellen SaltonstallDr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall: Yoga for Osteoporosis – Exploring New Research on the Benefits of Yoga for Bone Strength

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Find out what science says about preventing bone loss, and why it’s important to start early. These two pioneers in research on yoga for osteoporosis explain how yoga can counteract bone degradation, and why it may be one of the best preventive options available. They also cover must-know tips for practicing yoga safely – including postures to include and avoid. Last but not least, they cover the pros and cons of osteoporosis drugs and key cautions any woman needs to consider.

Loren Fishman, MD. After spending the year 1973 with Mr. Iyengar in Pune, attending every class and taking daily instruction, Loren M. Fishman, M.D., was told “You can teach my yoga.” Dr. Fishman then went to medical school and did indeed teach patients and health professionals. He has practiced yoga daily since 1973, and has written and edited more than 65 academic articles, chapters and books in the philosophy of science and Rehabilitation Medicine. He has published Yoga for Osteoporosis with Ellen Saltonstall and Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis with Eric Small. For more information about Loren, visit:

Ellen Saltonstall is a yoga instructor and movement therapist with extensive training in Iyengar Yoga and a background in massage therapy. She also teaches Kinetic Awareness and authored the first book on the method: Kinetic Awareness, Discovering Your Bodymind, 1983. She co-authored Yoga for Arthritis, 2008, and Yoga for Osteoporosis, 2010 with Dr. Loren Fishman. She teaches nationally and internationally and is known for her clarity, depth of knowledge, and enthusiasm in encouraging students of all levels to find freedom and joy through yoga. Please visit her website at

Natasha Rizopoulos: All about the Core—Exploring the Need for Core Stability in Asana Yoga Practice Video

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Core stability is a key ingredient for a well-rounded asana practice and a healthy lower back. This vigorous practice will bring intelligence and tone to the muscles that support your torso and pelvis so that your limbs can move freely from an integrated center. The effects of this profound work will radiate beyond your asana practice into daily posture and living.

Natasha Rizopoulos is a writer, yoga teacher, and DVD instructor for Yoga Journal, and known world-wide for her ability to communicate the essence of sophisticated postures and ideas in ways that have a transformative effect upon one’s understanding of Yoga. Over the past twenty years, she has refined a method of teaching that empowers students to make profound connections between the alignment of the body and the mind, the physical and the spiritual. This perspective on Yoga and Asana is Align Your Flow.™