blog

July 29th, 2011

Featured Retailer: Body Wellness

Welcome to BodyWellness. Using Mind, Body and Spirit as our underlying
principal, we gather several disciplines under our roof. The newest addition to
the studio is our Yoga program where, as with our other programs, we have
focused on having the very best instructors to form its foundation.

Founded by Natalie Mirsky, BodyWellness provides a haven for individuals to go
on their journey in a supportive, friendly and beautiful environment. By the end
of your Yoga class, our seasoned instructors will have you feeling calm, balanced
and more at peace than when you first arrived.

Bandhu is the stopping or blockage of energy. Pranayama--the breath of life-- a
variety of breathing exercises. At BodyWellness we strive to renew the prana
within you, reduce or eliminate the bandhu and encourage you to develop a
pranayama practice that enables you to live a vital life.

We honor the Spirit within you, which is also the Spirit within us -Namaste.
We are conveniently located at 12304 Santa Monica Blvd., (two blocks west of
Bundy) Suite 200 in West LA adjacent to Santa Monica and Brentwood. We
validate parking for 2 hours and have showers on premises.

July 13th, 2011

Featured Retailer: Ishta Yoga

The ISHTA mission is to blend the ancient and contemporary yoga teachings of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda into a system that caters to our individual students' needs. Whether you are looking for physical strength or greater peace of mind, we provide you with a tailored practice to enhance your health and well-being. Yoga has many benefits and at ISHTA, you will not miss out on any of them!

The ISHTA Style

ISHTA Yoga is the home of South African Tantric Yoga Master Alan Finger's unique system of yoga. At ISHTA we strive to bring you to the Tantric state of balance. Our style encourages contentment and calm through the melding of breath, flow, strength building, alignment and meditation. We seek to offer every type of student a truly well rounded yet specific practice. Get a total body workout in our Core Flow class; learn to re-center the mind and breath in meditation classes run by Alan himself; or combine both physical and meditative practices in our range of beginner, intermediate, and advanced flow classes. Whatever you choose, you will find yourself feeling better every day.

What is ISHTA?

Our name itself embodies our multi-dimensional approach. ISHTA stands for Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda, or a combination of physical, energetic, and healing practices. But ISHTA has a double meaning that stretches back to the very roots of yoga. ISHTA is also a Sanskrit word translating to 'that which resonates with the individual spirit,' emphasizing the personal journey we encourage and guide our students to embrace.

Our Teachers

Alan Finger has trained ISHTA instructors around the world, from Australia to Germany to Africa, but only at ISHTA's headquarter studio in Manhattan can students of all levels work intimately with the Yoga Master himself and some of his most highly trained teachers. Our teachers bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their teachings; through asana, pranayama, and meditation they guide a seamless practice that brings you physical strength and comfort, greater self-awareness, inner and outer equilibrium, and self-transformation. We pride ourselves on the expertise, personal attention and warmth our teachers provide.

How We Work with You

Our goal is to make your yoga practice convenient and accessible to you any time, anywhere. At ISHTA, we offer group classes as well as private lessons at the studio, in student's homes or at their office. We also offer Teacher Trainings to those looking for even greater enrichment. Our goal, no matter where we teach, is to address students' specific needs and imbalances by using asana to stretch, strengthen, balance, and release the physical body; pranayama and visualization to still and quiet the mind; and meditation to expand our awareness to the universal state of bliss.

June 6th, 2011

Featured Retailer: Yoga North Atlanta

Lori Finch, owner of Yoga North Atlanta, has established a warm
welcoming environment drawing a set of followers who feel more like a
community. Her humor, fun attitude, and empathic concern for her
students is a bond that is hard to find in most yoga studios.

Yoga North Atlanta offers Ashtanga-based classes that provide mental
and physical challenges for students of all skill levels. It is
Lori’s belief that the yoga practice belongs to the student. All
classes at Yoga North Atlanta are designed to help students develop a
safe, enjoyable and life-long practice.

Teacher Training classes are also offered at Yoga North Atlanta. Many
of Lori’s students have gone on to become teachers, including several
that now teach at the studio. They continue Lori’s tradition of
making yoga safe, fun, and accessible to yogis of all levels.

Yoga North Atlanta is located in Duluth, Georgia, 30 minutes north of Atlanta.
For more information, visit www.yoganorthatlanta.com

April 13th, 2011

Featured Retailer: Purple Yoga

Purple is a color often associated with the Crown Chakra. This Chakra is associated with divine wisdom, our spirit, our Oneness with the Universe, our Unity with all that is, and Enlightenment.

Purple Yoga is a premier yoga studio with two locations: in the "Market Place" in Long Beach and in Downtown Fullerton. Both provide a fun, healthy environment with innovative design and amenities to support your practice and encourage a strong sense of community.

The studio is filled with a group of individuals who love to teach, but are students first. Their shared passion for yoga, health, and wellness comes from the heart, with community at the center of all they do.

So what is the goal? It is simple: to make yoga fun and accessible to everyone. Each day they live with purpose and the belief that the singular and collective are one in the same.

Equipped with all the amenities you may need and offering over 100 all-level classes each week in Vinyasa flow and Hot Yoga styles, there are plenty of classes that are sure to fit in even the busiest of schedules.

Visit their website for more information: purpleyogastudio.com

March 4th, 2011

Featured Retailer: Veera Yoga

Veera Yoga, located in Roseville, CA, is a place where it's students come for a little TLC... Truth, Love, and Compassion, that is! A power vinyasa studio where it's community is encouraged to be honest, not only about where they are on a physical level, but how they are feeling on a mental and emotional level as well. A place where Love reigns supreme! A safe space where the practice of these principles is done with compassion. Compassion for each other, compassion for the community (Veera participates in raising money for multiple yearly causes and by frequently adopting animals at the Farm Sanctuary - a vegan inspired home for rescued farm animals), but most importantly it encourages compassion for the self. The staff and teachers at VEERA recognize the importance of honoring each person’s unique situation in any given moment. It is only when we are able to look at life's struggles through the eyes of Truth, Love, and Compassion that awareness grows and change is able to take place. A strong physical practice coupled with some chanting and ancient wisdom help to lower the barriers that keep us from living this authentic life. VEERA yoga not only welcomes beginners and advanced yogis alike, but offers a variety of monthly workshops including pranayama, healthy eating, organic gardening, Ashtanga and more! Be sure to check our website for details: www.veerayoga.com