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The Mirror

Posted by Alana Kessler on May 22nd, 2013 | Asana, Ashtanga, Blog, Community, Musings

Its been a rough few months for me on a personal level. My health suffered for months on end as well as my heart, and I found myself visited by the unfriendly ghosts of anger, betrayal, disrespect, neglect and their even uglier cousins resentment and blame. Believe me, this was a tea party I would […]

My Mysore Practice

Posted by MalkaFR on February 10th, 2012 | Asana, Ashtanga, Blog, Community, Musings, Yoga

I recently began a Mysore Ashtanga practice under the guidance of Alana Kessler at Sangha. I have been practicing Ashtanga primary series in the led (or guided) format off and on for about four years now. A dear friend of mine, Emily, shared her love of this ancient and sacred yoga tradition with me and […]

The Small Time

Posted by Alana Kessler on December 5th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Blog, Community, More News, Musings, Q & A, Yoga

Its interesting to notice how many seemingly major happenings result from such seemingly minor actions.  I recognize this phenomenon through many different lenses, for example; a tennis match being won or lost based on the rotation of the wrist and how that affected the way the ball was delivered across the net, or the outcome […]

My Mysore

Posted by Alana Kessler on September 10th, 2009 | Musings, Yoga

Amidst a friendly lunch with my friend Alex a few weeks ago, we got to talking about practice.  I’ve known Alex for about two years.  She and I met during a yoga teacher training and have been embarking on our own individual yoga journeys, joyously sharing with each other the lessons and awareness we come […]

Q and A with Dana

Posted by bendyburg on September 5th, 2009 | Musings, Q & A, Yoga

Name: Dana Christina Goeglein Birthday/Star sign/etc.: April 17th, 1984 Aries Sun Scorpio Rising Birthplace/hometown: Born in Reno, NV raised in Sunny Santa Rosa, CA Favorite book: Right now… “The Ecstatic Moment.” Favorite food: Dumplings. Or avocados. Most inspirational teacher or teaching: Too many. My English teacher from 6th grade, Mrs. Hirsch. Don and Amba Stapleton. […]

Ashtanga and moondays

Posted by bendyburg on June 20th, 2009 | Musings, Yoga

An interesting article on “old school” Ashtanga teacher Tim Miller’s website on why the moondays are a time to rest. “Both full and new moon days are observed as yoga holidays in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. What is the reasoning behind this? Like all things of a watery nature (human beings are about 70% water), we […]

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga Yoga, passes away at age 93

Posted by bendyburg on May 19th, 2009 | Community, More News, Yoga

posted by bendyburg from Elephant Journal by on May 18, 2009 Update: A new post, one of the best yet. Yoga Dork just added their “This Too Shall Pass.” Yoga Journal just weighed in. News: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois died at his residence following a brief illness. He was 93, not 94. READ MORE “NYC Remembers […]

Ashtanga at Sangha

Posted by bendyburg on May 9th, 2009 | Yoga

Sangha Yoga Shala will now be offering Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30pm.  People of all levels of experience are welcome (even those who have never done yoga).  A teacher will be present Monday – Thursday.  The Friday 3:30 class will be self practice. We will also offer two Open Studio sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings […]

RE: The Tea Talk

Posted by lalabean on April 23rd, 2009 | Basics, Community, Event, Yoga

I am so excited to be doing the Mysore/Ashtanga tea talk at the Sangha Yoga Shala.  When I decided to go to Mysore to study Ashtanga yoga at what was then the “Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute,” my friend Christi commented that the city’s name sounded “like a venereal disease.”  After I practiced for one month […]

Free Tea Talk: What is Mysore Ashtanga Yoga?

Posted by bendyburg on April 23rd, 2009 | Basics, Community, Event, More News, Q & A, Yoga

Saturday, May 2nd 2-2:45pm  Free Tea Talk What is Mysore Ashtanga?  Is it for me? Sip tea and chat yoga with Ashtanga Mysore practitioner, Rachel Fiske-Cipriani.   Everyone is welcome to attend…and it is free! Click here to sign up online Mysore Ashtanga classes begin on April 27th and are recommended for those with all […]

Press: Elephantbeans “Ashtanga Yoga Mysore classes in New York City”

Posted by bendyburg on February 17th, 2009 | Community

published feb 17, 2009 by Elephantbeans “Ashtanga Yoga Mysore classes in New York City” A list of Ashtanga Yoga Mysore classes in New York City. * Ashtanga Sadhana (East Village) Saturday 8 am – 9:30 am Monday – Friday 9 am – 10:30 am * Ashtanga Yoga New York (Soho) Sunday 8:00 am – 11:00 […]

Bio: Lara Lauchheimer

Posted by bendyburg on January 30th, 2009 | Yoga

Lara is just back from her third extended stay in Mysore, India where she studies the Ashtanga tradition at the Shri. K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute with Guruji, R. Sharath, and Saraswathi, and yogic philosophy, chanting and meditation with Acharye Hema. In the three months prior to that she served as a volunteer in […]

Bio: Meera Jain

Posted by bendyburg on January 30th, 2009 | Yoga

Meera Jain started practicing in New York City, where she fell in love with the unification aspects of yoga and its transformative healing powers. Looking for a deeper understanding into the system of yoga, she jumped in with two feet and left her corporate job in New York City for Mysore, India, where she studied […]

{Bio} Alana Kessler

Posted by bendyburg on January 30th, 2009 | Food, health, Nutrition, Yoga

Alana Kessler MS RD CDN CYT  is the founder of Sangha Yoga Shala, a community nutrition, yoga and conscious living space located in New York City. Steadfast in her passion for healthy living,  she continues to deepen her knowledge through her many teachers and life itself, which she firmly believes is the greatest teacher of […]

Bio: Rachel Fiske Cipriani

Posted by bendyburg on January 30th, 2009 | Yoga

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