What is a Guru?

“You have to understand the purpose of life. The purpose of life is to do something which will live forever.” -Yogi Bhajan Possibly one of the most misunderstood concepts in modern, American Yoga is the concept of “Guru.”  But I understand why it is misunderstood.  For one,  a Guru is not exactly someone who can […]

Yoga Illumined and Ayurveda

Yoga Illumined, Yogafly

“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”  ~B.K.S. Iyengar It’s Ayurveda month for Yoga Illumined.  What is Ayurveda?  “Ayur” in Sanskrit means “life” and “Veda” means knowledge.  Therefore Ayurveda is the Knowledge of Life […]

Light on Terra Volz, Yoga Illumined 2011

Terra Volz, Yoga Illumined

“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.” —Ram Dass One of the tenets of Yoga Illumined Teacher Training is to encourage everyone to take their own unique journeys into unfolding the light of the Self. […]

Yoga After Dark 2013

  Yoga After Dark with Zoe Mantarakis, Sumukhi Devi and Chrispy Bhagat Singh accompanied by musical master DJ Manny. What? What: We Yoga and then we dance in the dark, in black, with glow sticks. Come dance with us. And then you get some refreshments (clean, good, natural fun, no external intoxicants needed) This event […]

Yoga for Peace

Yoga Illumined, Yogafly

At our last Vedic Fire Ceremony and Meditation, I asked the group to dedicate part of their meditation to Syria and for peace. And I got asked a wonderful question – how do we know that our prayers work? And what is the difference between prayer and meditation? To which I explained: Prayer is asking […]

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