Indian Guru Jam: The International Yoga Festival Turns 16

Retreats are an absolutely critical part of every modern day Yoga practice. While today’s meaning of the word ashram is hermitage or retreat center, it is etymologically related to asramah in Sanskrit, the idea of effort or tolling. An ashram is not a beach getaway, but a place to work hard on yourself. Typically in … More Indian Guru Jam: The International Yoga Festival Turns 16

Safe or Unsafe? Yoga and the Medical Establishment

Looking at Yoga from a feminist perspective, we can gain more in our understanding of its effectiveness when we consider it as a system or a science, as well as shine a light on the inadequacy of allopathic medicine and science to fully articulate the holistic base of practices on which Yoga’s therapy relies. This … More Safe or Unsafe? Yoga and the Medical Establishment