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Yoga and Mental Health

Finding Hope Through Change: How A Horse Helped Strengthen My Root Chakra

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Goetzke

Life hasn't been easy lately. I've recently moved to a new home in a new state, had a major shift with work, and celebrated my 45th birthday, which ma...

Yoga: Serving Immigrants In Prenatal Classes

Rob Schware | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Rebecca Bedford, whose first yoga teacher training was at The Integral Yoga Institute NYC in 1995. She now teaches prenatal ...

Yoga: How We Serve Those in Homeless Shelters

Rob Schware | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

his is an interview with Lisa Gabriella Mehos, a certified yoga instructor and nutritional coach.

Yoga And Dance Programs For Incarcerated Women And Refugees In Sweden

Rob Schware | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Josefin Wikstrom, who has been practicing yoga for the past 24 years. She has been dancing since she was a teenager, and teaching yoga the past 10 years in Sweden and internationally.

Yoga Service within a College Community

Rob Schware | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

I first met Lynne Boucher in 2014 at the Yoga Service Conference at Omega Institute. She had a flock of Nazareth College (Rochester, NY) students who ...

Community Yoga for Positive Change

Rob Schware | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

A yoga teacher and marketing director for the nonprofit Yoga 4 Change, a 501c3 supported in partnership with Meriden's Women and Families Center, Aidee teaches yoga at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Jacksonville, FL.

Combat Veterans Giving Back: The Gift of Yoga

Rob Schware | Posted 04.13.2016 | Black Voices
Rob Schware

This is an interview with John Gillard, who explored yoga for several years while he was active duty military. He now teaches at a studio in Warren, R...

Yoga: How We Serve UN Workers And International Aid Communities

Rob Schware | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Samara Andrade, who recently returned to the U.S. from Afghanistan, where she was working for the United Nations and teaching yoga classes in the compound where she lived for UN staff, military reservists/military contractors, private sector aid contractors, and European Union civilian and police staff.

Expanding the Practice of Yoga and Mindfulness to Prisons

Rob Schware | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Michael Lear, whom I met at the Yoga Service Conference at the Omega Institute last May. I learned that we both had former l...

Witnessing The Positive Impact Of Yoga On Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, a Marine veteran and public health researcher who is interested in finding ways to promote mental...

Bringing Yoga to Veterans Treatment Court

Rob Schware | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

Jennifer Wright offers Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) training to Veterans and their families. She started with eight Veterans. One of those Vets introduced her to The Joseph House, a treatment-based shelter for Veterans in transition where she has worked the last two years.

Yoga: How We Serve Incarcerated Youth

Rob Schware | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jill Weiss Ippolito, who is the founder/director of UpRising Yoga in Los Angeles, a nonprofit program that brings yoga to incarcerated youth and communities that can benefit from yoga.

Making Yoga Accessible And Affordable To All

Rob Schware | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

Project Yoga Richmond<. Dana told me that she took her first group class in 1994, but yoga didn't immediately "grab" her the way it can newcomers; it took several years. She started Project Yoga Richmond, a non-profit organization, in 2010.

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Rob Schware | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Caitlin Lanier, who has pioneered several trauma-sensitive yoga programs in the Boise, Idaho area -- including one at a dome...

Why Teach Yoga and Mindfulness in Prison?

Rob Schware | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Elizabeth Carling, who offers a free community-based yoga program with the support of her employer, Patricia McKeen, owner of A New Awakening counseling agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Yoga for First Responders

Rob Schware | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Robert Scott, a licensed psychologist as well as a nationally recognized teacher, trainer, and consultant in the field o...

What To Do With Your Mind During Meditation | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living

If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and immediately wondered, "What should I do about all these thoughts?" this is a simple answer.

Yoga: How We Bridge Linguistic and Socio-Economic Borders

Rob Schware | Posted 07.31.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Paige Reeves, who launched YogaVida in October 2013 as a non-profit initiative to bring the mental and physical benefits of yoga to the Latino immigrant community in Phoenix, Arizona.

Yoga: How We Serve Cancer Patients

Rob Schware | Posted 05.29.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Beth Daugherty, Executive Director of the Christina Phipps Foundation. This foundation was founded in 2010 in memory of Chri...

Bringing Yoga To Underserved Communities in San Diego

Rob Schware | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Laura Plumb, who began her career in London, working with The Discovery Channel Europe. At Discovery she was quickly drawn to programming on indigenous cultures, complementary medicine, and healing traditions.

Bringing Yoga and Meditation to a Canadian Prison

Rob Schware | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Perri van Rossem, who began teaching yoga as a volunteer in 2005 at Collins Bay Medium Security Institution in Kingston, Ontario; she has been teaching there ever since. In addition, she coordinates yoga programs being offered in three other institutions.

'Warrior' Pose for Wounded Warriors

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.28.2015 | DC
Rep. Charles Rangel

The newly founded Congressional Yogi Association will host its first-ever Yoga on the Hill event on May 1 to advocate for better physical and mental health for veterans, which has also been a prioritized issue for First Lady Michelle Obama. As a Korean War veteran and a staunch advocate for veterans' issues, I have committed to attending the event to show my support.

Yoga: Helping Map the Path Home for Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Ena Burrud, E-RYT500, a certified yoga therapist working with veterans in Colorado and Wyoming. Herself diagnosed with PTSD ...

Finding Stillness in the Movement of Yoga

Alexandra Allam | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Allam

I allowed the time off and the consequential stillness of my present to no longer hinder my progress, but transform into the very thing that could guide me to a life that would serve me. What I had done in the past had not worked. Yoga gave me an alternative.

Transforming Yoga: Healing Through Empowerment In Prisons And Drug Rehabilitation Facilities

Rob Schware | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

I met Mike Huggins a year ago at the Sedona Yoga Festival, over dinner, and heard some of his story; you will read the rest below. He started practicing yoga 12 years ago to help deal with chronic back pain.