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

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Alan FingerAlan Finger: Tantra Philosophy and Practical Lessons for Daily Living

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Are we born from a universal intelligence, which gives birth to and is intertwined with the entire creation, as we know it? And if so, are we in our essence an indistinguishable part of this divine intelligence, much like a drop of water is distinct from and yet a part of the ocean? Join Yogiraj Alan Finger, founder of ISHTA yoga as he explores Tantra philosophy and what it has to offer modern day man.

Yogiraj Alan Finger is founder of ISHTA Yoga, a style of yoga which blends the ancient and contemporary sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda into a complete and comprehensive system of self-development. ISHTA aims to give each student an understanding of how to incorporate aspects from various yoga styles and practices in a way that best suits their individual paths.

Susi HatelySusi Hately: It’s Not About the Poses – Understanding the Healing Benefits of Yoga

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We’re all familiar with the five magical yoga poses to ‘cure’ insomnia, combat belly fat, or reduce symptoms of diabetes. However, Susi Hately notes that what is a great sequence for one person may not be useful for another person suffering from the same issue. Ultimately, yoga heals by helping us connect to our body, mind and soul. Susi shares insights into the elements of practice that can help us get in touch with the healing intelligence of our body.

Susi Hately is the owner and principal instructor of Functional Synergy Inc. She started yoga in 1995 after becoming frustrated with her recurring injuries as a teenage athlete. She credits yoga with getting her back running. Susi believes that many of the problems that we face in our busy lives can be overcome by developing a sense of awareness and cultivating a source of relaxation. She uses her training in kinesiology, yoga, iRest (yoga nidra), rehabilitation, ergonomics, and modern mind-body science to develop yoga tools for people who are stressed, injured or sick.

Maty EzratyMaty Ezraty: Moving Beyond Posture: The True Meaning of Alignment

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In this interview, yoga teacher Maty Ezraty reflects on the changes the teaching of yoga has undergone over the past almost three decades, and the benefits and challenges this entails. She talks about the many different meanings of alignment in yoga postures, and why it’s equally important to both work to perfect alignment in postures and at the same time, be able to go of all pre-conceived ideas of what our practice should and must look like.

Maty Ezraty has been one of the most prominent figures in the evolution of yoga in the United States, and has been named one of yoga’s leading ‘innovators’ by Yoga Journal. Maty began teaching yoga in 1985, and in 1987 she opened Yoga Works, which she continued to be involved with until 2004. Today Maty leads teacher trainings and workshops worldwide. She is a uniquely inspiring teacher known for her dynamic style of teaching, a keen eye for observation and a depth of knowledge that is steeped in years of practice.

Baxter BellDr. Baxter Bell: Yoga and Healthy Aging: The Evidence and the Promise

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If a regular yoga practice can increase well-being on a day-to-day basis, what are the long-term implications for how well we will age? Dr. Baxter Bell joins us to explore some of the lesser recognized health benefits of yoga that are likely to make a considerable difference as we walk down the path of life. If your secret ambition in life is to still be sexy at 89 (or even if you just want to be able to continue to enjoy your life, all lifelong), here are some great insights to guide you in your practice.

Baxter Bell, M.D. left his medical practice to pursue a career in alternative medicine as a yoga teacher and medical acupuncturist. Baxter has studied in India with TKV Desikachar, and also credits Rodney Yee, Patricia Walden, and Erich Schiffmann, as his primary teachers. Baxter currently serves as Director of the Deep Yoga teacher training program at Piedmont Yoga Studio and is on faculty of several yoga teacher training programs around the country. He is co-founder of the popular blog YogaforHealthyAging.

Sarah Platt Finger – Vata Balancing Series – Yoga for Slowing Down

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According to the science of Ayurveda, Vata dosha is the biological force of nature that relates to the element of air. When this dosha is out of balance the mind becomes easily agitated, our breath becomes short and chest-dominant, and we are prone to feelings of anxiety. Join Sarah Platt Finger for a yoga practice aimed to help create ease in the body, restore balance in the breath, and maintain a sense of calm in the mind so that you can move through your day free of anxiety and restlessness.