Archives for January 2012

Kid-Friendly Yoga Philosophy

For many of us, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali can be quite a daunting text.  With hundreds of translations in over 30 languages, this primary text of yoga outlines what yoga is and how a practitioner can practice yoga in order to reach samadhi, the bliss state. Yogis spend years reading, contemplating, analyzing, re-reading the […]

Yoga Intern | Yoga for Asthma

Recently I have been doing research on the possible benefits of yoga for asthma sufferers. According to the CDC, Asthma affects 14-15 million Americans, including almost 5 million children. The environment people live in and the way they live play a part in determining whether or not they have asthma attacks. Air pollution and other […]

What I Gained from the YoKid Teacher Training

This past weekend, Michelle and I facilitated the first 20-hour YoKid Teacher Training in my home city, Richmond, Virginia.  We had a group of fourteen awesome trainees join us at Project Yoga Richmond: women of a variety of ages, backgrounds, and interests; from Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey, Northern Virgina, and Richmond; yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, […]

YoKid is Hiring | Event Coordinator (Position Filled)

General Summary: The Event Coordinator will work directly with the Executive Director to coordinate YoKid’s annual outreach and signature events. Coordinator responsibilities include: Scheduling events, maintaining and developing community partnerships/sponsorships, staffing events, promoting & advertising events.  Annual events vary and may include Combined Federal Campaign fairs, YoKid Challenge, Marine Corp Marathon, Kid’s in the Kitchen, […]

Yoga Intern | Leave Ego Out of It

William Broad, a senior science writer at The Times published an article last week entitled “How Yoga can Wreck Your Body.”  This article is adapted from Broad’s book The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards, which will be published next month.  The article makes shocking claims about the risks of yoga. Studies suggest a […]

5 Ways to Embrace 2012

Many things have happened in 2011 that have made us all notice a certain shift in the atmosphere.  Be it global, local, or personal, rapid change seems to be abundant.  Looking back on 2011 and looking forward to 2012 how will we be different? What will happen amidst all of this change? And how will […]