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Posted by on November 16, 2010 in Inspiration
Yoga, organics, conscious consumerism, environmentalism, spirituality -- Wanderlust has a lot of idealistic underpinnings and we talk a lot about the mindful life and other "serious" topics. Sometimes we even forget that, at its essence, Wanderlust is a festival and it's about having fun. So from the home of highfalutin idealism also comes these inspired new festival experiences: Beertan (noun:...
Posted by on November 14, 2010 in
Mariel Hemingway is an actress, author, mother, model, cook, and a lover of all things yoga. In this video Mariel talks about how yoga has transformed her life. Yoga for Mariel was a transition for her to learn how to be aware and present. What is yogic lifestyle to you?
Posted by on November 13, 2010 in
Lama Christie McNally has trained in Tibetan monasteries in India and Nepal to receive a Geshe degree, which traditionally takes 20 years of studying. She is one of the first Western women to be recognized as a Lama and has begun to change the face of Buddhism that has historically been predominantly male. From 2000 to 2003, Lama Christie completed a traditional Great Retreat of 3 years, 3...
Posted by on November 11, 2010 in
Dina Amsterdam teaches Inner Yoga Yin with Flow at Yoga Tree in San Francisco which is a class that invites students to connect deeply with their essential nature and invites them to be in awareness. The foundations of yoga according to Dina are awareness, kindness, and breath. Dina says that once we understand to access these dementions of ourselves, the practice and the physical asana unfolds...
Posted by on November 10, 2010 in
In a relatively somber week that included losing the House to Tea Party extremists and a hacking cough I can't shake, I've decided to accentuate the positive. So let's hear it for California! The San Francisco Giants took home their first World Series crown since they left New York in 1957 (I credit Yoga Tree). On the political front, the California Dems pushed the CEOs back into the boardroom (...
Posted by on November 4, 2010 in
Vesica Sister and co-founder of The Kaivalya Hoop Dancers and Cosmic Firehoops, Shakti Sunfire knows a thing or two about yoga and the element of fire. Shakti was introduced to the hula hoop during her days as a gypsy. Her first two years in the hoop were characterized by community gatherings and musical events. Performing a fusion of traditional dance, yogic philosophy and circus arts, Shakti's...