Navaratri and the Golden Age of the Devi

I asked Amma Sri Karunamayi in my Heart – how do I truly honor the Divine Feminine? This question, of course, was inspired by the current presidential election in the United States when we finally may have a woman in the position of Commander-in-Chief.  Fact is the Divine Feminine has been quite suppressed by the patriarchy […]

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 […]

3 Yoga Steps for Achieving your Goals

If I ever feel that my goals are unachievable, difficult or just plain impossible, it is because my mind is cluttered and filled with distractions.  I now use the agitated or anxious mind as a trigger to practice more yoga, more sadhana.  The practice of Yoga sadhana is a de-cluttering of the mind.  It is a smoothing out […]

Sukhasana: The Posture of Ease & Sadhana

Yoga Illumined certified teacher Michelle Widmer suggested we add a Pose or Asana of the Month along with a Theme of the Month for www.yogaillumined.com.  And I thought this a brilliant suggestion.  I love tying them to each other.  The pose of the month is Sukhasana – “Sukha” means ease, joy, freedom, sweetness.  Our Theme of […]

Saturn Mantra and Yantra

Saturday is the planet Saturn’s day.  Saturn, as we know it from images taken by NASA, is a beautiful gaseous orb with rings around its center or equator.  It’s thought of as a very mysterious planet with all sorts of glorious secrets. Saturn’s mantra is Om Sham Shanaye Namaha.  You can chant it here: I like to think […]

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 !!!  

How to Make Ghee

by Sumukhi Kristina Lanuza I have had a life-long relationship and passion for health, healing and medicine.  Kerry Meath-Sinkin is a great friend and Ayurvedic practitioner who has truly made Ayurveda – the ancient science of health and healing from India – accessible and useful in my everyday life.  The results of my daily Ayurvedic […]

Yoga: Tips for Beginners

by Sumukhi Kristina Lanuza I’ve been on this Yoga path for a while now but I always like to take it back to the Beginner’s mind, back to basics, back to simplicity.  I’ll never forget the first few yoga classes I took and how it all felt somehow familiar and yet, new.  So here are […]

Restorative Yoga: Rest at its Best

by Kate Smallwood I can couch potato with the best of ‘em, but that’s not the real deal. Nor is scrolling Facebook while in bed on a Sunday afternoon. I’m talking about Rest – capital R! A funny thing happens when you remind yourself that this word is actually verb. Try it. “To rest” has […]

Doshas – Your Unique Body Type in Ayurveda

Yoga Illumined Ayurveda

Have you ever wondered why you crave certain things?  What governs your mood?  Have you ever wondered why others seem more sensitive to things and you aren’t or vice versa?  Well, Ayurveda, the ancient Science of Life originally from India, has determined for centuries that we all have a unique body type based on 3 […]

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