Light on Ally Rhatigan, Yoga Illumined 2011

Ally Rhatigan, Yoga Illumined, Yogafly, Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Ayurveda, Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ally Rhatigan is golden super-power radiance in human form.  I’ve had such a distinct privilege and pleasure of sharing this Yoga practice with her and having a friendship on the sista-soul level.  She’s not one to do anything lightly.  She’s a multi-athletic woman who can chant the Hanuman Chalisa for hours on end while we […]

Trust as Currency

Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Zoe Mantarakis, Yoga Illumined, Yoga Teacher Training, Austin, Texas, Yogafly, Yogini, Yoga Leadership Training

I’m fascinated by the Real.  You know, not just the tangible, but the Real.  Which is why I practice Yoga – so I can discern between what is Real and Not Real.  And what I have had to learn again and again is that this thing called “Trust” is one of the greatest currencies in […]

Light on Brian Henderson, Yoga Illumined 2012

Brian Henderson, Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Chef, Vegetarian Chef, Natural Chef, Yoga Illumined

I am having some of Brian Henderson’s (Yoga Illumined 2012) delicious eggplant stew with green split peas, fenugreek and braising greens as I blog.  Dave Cohen (Yoga Illumined 2013) and he spent some time working on the art of Ayurvedic cooking earlier this evening.  And I get to partake in the awesome meals they worked on. […]

Yoga Illumined 2014 at Castle Hill Yoga

Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Zoe Mantarakis, Yoga Illumined, Yogafly, Yoga Teacher Training, Austin, Texas, Castle Hill Fitness, Castle Hill Yoga

More than a Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Illumined is an offering that is meant to help practitioners bring the spiritual, physical and psychological practices of Yoga into all aspects of Life.  Zoe Mantarakis and I are pleased to announce the 2014 dates at Castle Hill Yoga: April 19 and 20 (8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday) Patanjali’s 8-limbs […]

Yoga and the 5th Chakra, Vishuddha

Yoga Illumined 2013, Castle Hill Yoga, Zoe Mantarakis, Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Yogafly

Do your actions and words match?  Do you do what you say you are going to do?  Or are you all talk and no action?  If your walk doesn’t match your talk, then we would say the 5th Chakra is imbalanced or needs to be powered up. The 5th chakra center of energy in the […]

Yogafly Playshop 5-Class Series at Sumukhi’s

Yoga Illumined, Austin, Texas, Castle Hill Yoga, Castle Hill Fitness, Yogafly

 Join Sumukhi (Kristina Lanuza) for 5 Friday night Vinyasa Yogafly playshops at Sumukhi’s Guru Graha in Austin, Texas. 7:30 – 8:45 pm, October 18 – Hip-openers and seated poses 7:30 – 8:45 pm, October 25 – Standing and Balancing Asana 7:30 – 8:45 pm, November 1 – Spinal Twists and Back-bends 7:30 – 8:45 pm, November […]

Light on Shelli Lopes-Barnes, Yoga Illumined 2011

Shelli Lopes-Barnes, Massage Therapy, Yoga, Austin, Texas, Shanti, Bodywork, Deep Tissue, Natural Healing, Health

“I belong to love,” – Shelli Lopes-Barnes The truly courageous stop at nothing to uncover every ounce of their actions, thoughts, words and deeds that keep them from being happy and free.  A graduate of Yoga Ilumined 2011, Shelli Lopes-Barnes is one of these incredibly courageous and loving beings who, on every step of the […]

The Yoga After Glow

Yoga After Dark, Austin, Texas, Zoe Mantarakis, Sumukhi, Chrispy, Yogafly

Just when we start taking ourselves too too seriously on our Yoga quests, we Yoga it up in the Dark, with glow sticks.  Thank goddess for Zoe Mantarakis who came up with the idea years ago and continues to bring it with DJ Manny spinning the best dance music eva.  This year, Chrispy Bhagat Singh […]

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