International Yoga Day has been celebrated since 2015. It is celebrated annually on June 21. This year, the day coincides with Father’s Day and World Music Day. For the uninformed, the day was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise awareness of yoga and its countless benefits. Yoga, whichRead More →

Local yoga instructor Lena Armstrong-Strober suggests using breathing and yoga exercises, as well as maintaining a routine, to combat depression and stress at home. (Courtesy of Lena Armstrong-Strober) Getting in touch with your body, mind, and spirit is an important way to stay healthy during a troubling time. Like manyRead More →

Most eleven-year-olds don’t have much interest in yoga, let alone becoming a certified yoga instructor. But that is not the case for Meka Leach, of Palos Park, Illinois. Leach became the world’s youngest certified Bhakti yoga teacher at the age of 10. There are other young certified vinyasa yoga instructorsRead More →

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predatora new Netflix documentary. Perhaps you have heard of Bikram Yoga. Celebrities from George Clooney to Lady Gaga have endorsed this cult approach to yoga exercise, which involves punishing 90-minute sessions of 26 poses and two breathing exercises in a swelteringRead More →

During Jenny Butcher’s first yoga class at Dancing Dogs, she fell in love. “I was in a room with 50 other people who were sweating so hard I couldn’t breathe,” she recalls. “I had done triathlons and half-marathons and all that training wasn’t enough for me anymore. I started doingRead More →

Port Washington Yoga Life instructor Melissa Pereira recently taught students at Roslyn Trinity Cooperative Day School as part of their month-long yoga immersion course. Students moved flexibly through poses, including Snake Pose, Upward Facing Dog Pose, and Crab Pose, after beginning with cross-legged breathing exercises. “We are fortunate to haveRead More →

Tao Porchon-Lynch Last Wednesday, iconic yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch treated yoga enthusiasts to a special session at Everything Physical Plus in White Plains, creating a relaxing environment and encouraging participants to live each day to its fullest potential. As the world’s oldest living yoga instructor at 99, Porchon-Lynch shared storiesRead More →