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Yoga for Warriors

Rob Schware | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

The day after 9/11, Beryl Bender Birch, yoga teacher and Wellness Director at the time of the New York Road Runners, was called upon to help families of victims, first responders and others suffering the brutal aftermath of the attacks on New York City.

Yoga: Empowering the Underserved

Rob Schware | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Francie Winters, coordinator of Environmental Strategies at the Nye and Esmeralda Counties Coalition (NyECC) in Pahrump, Nev...

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

Yoga: How We Serve Those in the Yoga Desert

Rob Schware | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Lupé Carranza, who currently teaches at Yoga@LEMA, a free community yoga class located in the Lincoln Heights area of Los A...

Yoga: How We Serve the Whole Neighborhood

Rob Schware | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Lara Land, who was first introduced to yoga service in 2008, when she traveled to Rwanda with an organization now called Pro...

Lessons From the Grassroots: Yoga, Antiracism and a Different Kind of Yoga Service

Rob Schware | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jardana Peacock, based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she uses yoga as a healing tool for people working through emotional trauma and physical injury.

Hope to Heal: Yoga Helps Abused Women Reclaim Warrior Within

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

At a domestic violence emergency shelter in the Bronx, seven women enter the room dressed in jeans, T-shirts and/or the most comfortable clothes they ...

Yoga-tta Be Mind Bendy: Your Brain on Yoga

Melissa Nordin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

Our enthusiasm is infectious, our curiosity and trust is a treasure, and clearly our world is a brighter and more interesting place because we "do yoga." However, with all this attention on the HOW of yoga, we have managed to overlook the WHY of yoga.

Yoga: Being Inspired to Make The World a Better Place

Rob Schware | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Adam Dudley, an entrepreneur, business coach, and consultant.

Yoga: How We Serve Incarcerated Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Sabrina Seronello, who was on active duty in the Air Force from March 2000-March 2006. She was a medic working in the emerge...

Making Yoga Affordable To All

Rob Schware | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Peggy Hong, who is part of a growing movement to incorporate themes of social justice into yoga classes, workshops, and programs.

Yoga Activism At Work

Rob Schware | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

One day, Sheena plans to establish a healing justice community center -- a studio that will include yoga classes, a vegetarian restaurant, healing studio, and serve as a workshop space for communities to gather and organize.

Yoga as a Tool for Development: Cultivating Change From the Inside

Rob Schware | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Philipa von Kerckerinck, who found a way to combine her graduate work in international development with yoga.

When Will the Joint Chiefs Practice Yoga?

Rob Schware | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jon Greuel, who was trained as a pilot and flew AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) for 20 years. During his 2008-09...

Yoga: How We Serve in Hospitals to Prevent Illness and Foster Health

Rob Schware | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Judi Bar, a yoga therapist and yoga program manager at Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute. Cleveland Clinic is ranked as ...

Yoga: How We Serve The Blind In The Art Of Self-Study

Rob Schware | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 39 million people are blind; over 15 million live in India.

12-Step-Style Yoga for Addiction and Depression

Rob Schware | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

Fortunately, I have experienced the miracle of recovery. I know that I can only keep what I have by giving it away. I now live a full, rich life that continues to fulfill and surpass my biggest hopes and dreams for myself.

Bridging the Worlds of Yoga and Social Activism

Rob Schware | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

From 2007 to 2011 Andrea MacDonald served as an activist against climate change. She eventually left her role as a community organizer against the Enbridge Gateway pipeline in British Columbia and started yoga teacher training.

Yoga: The Journey of Inner Healing For Returning Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

'What motivated me at first was how good I felt doing yoga; I wanted to share my discovery with the world! What motivates me now is how valuable this tool is to the world at this time. My passion for yoga has grown deeper and deeper, as I experience its gifts within my personal life.'

Tips for a Safe Yoga Practice

Rob Schware | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Phil Rolfe, a physical therapist in Boulder, Colorado, who works at a clinic where he sees primarily spine patients. Boulde...

Former Lawyer Brings Yoga to the Homeless and to Victims of Violence

Rob Schware | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Itzel Berrio, also known by her yoga community as Kamala. She was a lawyer for over a decade before becoming a registered 50...

Yoga: Serving Those Who Serve

Rob Schware | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Olivia Kvitne, who started her service career in 2003 teaching low-cost private yoga sessions for people with disabilities w...

Yoga: Empowering First Responders and Children

Rob Schware | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Debby Kaminsky, a former advertising executive who decided in 2006 she wanted to sell the benefits of transformation. She to...

Yoga Behind Bars

Rob Schware | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Natalie Cielle, who has taught over 250 classes to incarcerated youth and adults, and trained over 125 yoga teachers to tea...

Yoga: How We Serve the Larger Woman

Rob Schware | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Vilma Zaleskaite, who slipped into a yoga career by accident. In the late 1990's, her American husband was introducing yoga ...