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Rowan Lommel
There is tremendous potential in each individual to care for their own healing and, beyond that, to uncover their unknown potentials. The therapeutic benefits of yoga are increasingly backed by scientific research and I have seen it in my own work. My study of yoga and yoga's therapeutic potential has taken me to learn at the major center for yoga therapy and to embrace an approach to yoga which focuses on carefully crafting and adapting the yoga practice to the individual rather than the individual to the practice.

I see yoga as a daily exploration and challenge to link to a deeper intelligence of the body, breath, and mind. I work with clients privately, organize workshops and retreats. I also train yoga teachers in healing yoga with the New School of Yoga.

Rowan Lommel, E-RYT

Entries by Rowan Lommel

Mudra-s and Bandha-s: Working With Fire

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 9:57 PM


Yoga philosophy sees human anatomy as not only physical, but as energetic. Mudrā-s and bandha-s are some of the most potent tools that can work on this energetic level and create positive shifts in our body-mind. Mudrā-s and bandha-s are ancient...

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Yoga Therapy's Potential: An Interview With Dr. Kausthub Desikachar

(12) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 4:41 PM


I recently interviewed Dr. Kausthub Desikachar by email. He began studying yoga when he was 9 years old under the guidance of his teacher and father TKV Desikachar and started teaching at the age of 13. After completing his dual masters degree at...

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12 Illuminating Sanskrit Words for Christmas Yoga Meditations

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 5:00 PM

Yoga Sutra I.36 viśokā vā jyotiṣmatī
"We can be free of suffering by paying attention to the light within."


As we move now toward the shortest day and longest night of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere), let's take a...

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Yoga for Kids: No More Zombies!

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 2:22 PM

How do you make yoga interesting to a 6-going-on-7-year-old boy? Yoga is play.

I've been designing yoga play with this young boy for a little over a year now. I go to his parents' (and our friends) house once a week after school and we do yoga together for...

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Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya and Desikachar: An Interview With Sonia Nelson

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 11:49 AM

I recently interviewed Sonia Nelson by email. I had the good fortune of having Sonia as my first yoga teacher. She is one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world today, and is looked to as an authoritative source in the fields of yoga therapy and Vedic Chant. She...

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On Teaching Yoga, And Cancer as a Teacher

(5) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 3:05 PM

I have been doing yoga since I was a child, and teaching yoga since 2001. I specialize in working with individuals on a one-on-one basis. I have had the good fortune to have studied with TKV Desikachar and many of his most serious students. One of the things that makes...

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