San Francisco Yoga Teacher Training

Join me in a uniquely transformative and powerful experience of Yoga: Journey of I-AM -Urban Yoga Retreat Know who you are and Create a Conscious Life of Evolution and Bliss 10-day Urban Yoga Retreat at Brahmananda Ashram  July 15 – 24, price: $1200 , if paid by July 1st, after, $1500  (Non-residential option available at a reduced rate). This retreat […]

Yoga Illumined Studio is Opening in Austin

Zoe Mantarakis and I are excited to announce the opening of Yoga Illumined Studio in Austin, Texas in January, 2015! ADDRESS:  3801 South Congress Street Suite 111 – near Alpine Road and next to St. Edward’s University Stay tuned for more details !!!  

Pope Francis’ Ten Tips for a Happier Life

  Universal truths speak to the hearts of all people.  Pope Francis’ ten tips for a happier life are a set of univeral principles we can all use to get along with one another in the spirit of compassion, unity and joy.  Click here to read more. The Pope’s 10 Tips for a Happier Life […]

Cosmic Music – Inner Nadam

Join us for Kirtan at The Sanctuary at Amala this Monday with the Austin Bhakti Kirtan Tribe.  Tickets are only $10 – and you can come for part or all of the chanting – enjoy the Cosmic Music — https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=36182. I was lucky enough to spend time at The Brahmananda Ashram, Yoga Society of San Francisco […]

Sumukhi Kristina Lanuza, Zoe Mantarakis, Yoga Illumined

Yoga Illumined Tuesday nights at Gallery Black Lagoon

  Join us every Tuesday night at Gallery Black Lagoon for a beautiful Yoga Illumined Series: Each class is $10 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm, Tuesdays Tuesday, July 8 – Twists and Back-bends with Elizabeth Jurewicz andMichelle Widmer Teachers also include Susannah Raulino, Jen Hitt and Apryl Dickerson. SCHEDULE: Tuesday, July 15 – Inversions and Partner Work with Jen Hitt and […]

Be True to your Self

When I have darshan with enlightened teachers such as Amma,  I know to always be ready for some profound spiritual lessons.  Of course, there were so many indelible lessons given that are difficult to put into words.  But there was one shining, bright lesson that will forever ring beautifully in my Heart from the most […]

Amma, Mother, Yogafly

Amma’s Cosmic Hug

A few of the folks from Yoga Illumined and I are going to see Amma in Dallas this June.  And I am more than grateful for two days of darshan with Amma – which is so difficult to even explain, this word, Darshan.  It seems that Google and Wikipedia can’t quite explain it.  The link from the word “Darshan” […]

Myra Simmons, Yoga Illlumined, Austin, Texas

Light on Myra Simmons – Yoga Illumined Teacher, ATX and Beyond

Myra Simmons, Yoga Illumined 2012 graduate, is a powerhouse.  She’s a mom who truly loves providing the best for her daughter, works full-time, teaches Yoga throughout Austin and is exploring the sweet combo of teaching Yoga and traveling.  Her loving and joyful dedication to the Yoga practice shows in her smile and presence.  Join her […]

Yoga Illumined 2013 Graduates, Castle Hill Yoga. Standing from left, Jodie Gordon, Avalon Rehn, Elizabeth Thompson, Stacey Gilmore, Jen Hitt, Susannah Raulino, Dave Cohen, Heather Oswalt, Lexie McArtor, Julio Otazo. Zoe Mantarakis, Sumukhi Kristina Lanuza, Yoga Illumined Teachers, seated. Graciela Valverde Lee and Ixchel Melinger pictured below, Yoga Illumined,

“Who’s the Teacher? You’re the Teacher.”

There is an amazing phenomenon going on in the world:  we can all learn from each other in the blink of an eye (or the click of your mouse).  This Ted Talk by Ted Conference curator, Chris Anderson, gives such a beautiful perspective on global innovation, crowd-sourcing and the simple (and not so simple) things we can […]

The Joy of Meditation

Meditation is the practice of cleaning out the mind.  The mind, interestingly enough, gets cluttered with all sorts of garbage – and a lot of this garbage gets accumulated unconsciously because this world we live in is constantly projecting and suggesting images and stories.  The world will always do this – it is its nature. […]

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