Yoga

Posted by Guest Scribe on June 12, 2013 in Yoga
Cover Photo: stretching to the sky. Photo by Jake Laub When I first joined my local yoga studio, I was that quiet chick in the corner who hid behind her book until the Dharma Talk kicked off, we all om-ed, and class began. At the end of class, I silently rolled up my mat, slipped into my flip-flops, and slipped out the door, with a quick thank-you nod to the teacher. Hands up for YITC, photo by...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 6, 2013 in Inspiration, Yoga
If you told me 10 years ago that anyone would be spreading my story about sweat and surrender yoga classes, I would have said you were nuts.  My spiritual backpack was pretty heavy with a box of monsters that including drug addiction, loss of a parent early in life, an unfulfilling marriage, and a pretty shaky internal compass.  I appeared well enough on the outside - ran a very...
Posted by Sean on June 5, 2013 in Yoga
Cover Photo: This is NOT me.  But... I did take the photo. By Sean Hoess ~  In a recent interview, I was asked about my personal yoga practice, a question to be expected of someone who's a co-founder of a certain well-known yoga festival. I think I managed a relatively cogent answer -- and heck, it was for a business TV show anyway -- but after a moment of reflection, I knew that I...
Posted by admin on June 4, 2013 in Inspiration
Today's Trailblazer is DJ Fabian Alsultany, groove supplier for four of our upcoming summer fests! For over 20 years DJ Alsultany has performed his tribalistic musical alchemy at major festivals, world class nightclubs and venues, conferences and yoga/retreat centers across Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, India, the Caribbean, and North and South America. Read on to learn about how this "World...
Posted by admin on May 28, 2013 in Inspiration
Today's Tuesday Trailblazer is Sarah Neufeld, violinist and composer based in Montréal, Canada.  Best known as a member of Arcade Fire, she is also a founding member of the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre and has performed and recorded with many other groups, including The Luyas, Esmerine and Little Scream.  Neufeld's debut solo album Hero Brother, will drop...
Posted by Adventure on May 24, 2013 in Adventure
~ By Jeff Liffmann I was 4 or 5 years old and irrationally obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Obsessed to the point of thinking that I too was a Ninja Turtle despite being a decade away from being teenage and many evolutions past being reptilian. Nonetheless, I had the confidence and sense of adventure of those cool, pizza-eating heroes in a half shell. On this eventful day, I...