Gather pick — Yoga for teens, via GOOD magazine

September 30, 2014

A good news story from — where else? — GOOD magazine: a yoga-in-schools program just raised $31,000 in crowdfunding: When Erin Lila Wilson started teaching yoga in 2005, her clientele ranged from seniors to cancer patients to young children. Who was left out of the mix? Teenagers, partly because Wilson worried that the group would bring attitude into class. Yet Wilson—who was living in New York City at the time—“reluctantly agreed” to teach yoga to at-risk students at a continuation school (an alternative high school). “I was pretty intimidated going in initially,” Wilson says. “But once I started actually teaching [...]
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Six degrees of yoga: Tara’s travels

September 29, 2014

Have you ever wondering about six degrees of separation, “the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of ‘a friend of a friend’ statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps”? With today’s digital, text, and email connections, it seems to me that somehow we have lost touch with how to really touch people. Think about it. How many times have you rolled out your yoga mat within an arm’s length of another person [...]
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Yoga for lawyers???

September 26, 2014

There’s a lot of segmentation in the yoga marketplace, but when Gather’s Sal emailed me info about this book with the message, “Now I’ve seen it all,” I thought, You’ve got to be kidding. But…maybe not? As the authors of Yoga for Lawyers point out: “Lawyers are twice as likely to be alcoholics than the general population, and three times more likely to suffer a heart attack.” If anyone’s in need of some stress-reduction, maybe it is this population? That’s what Laura Baron, a former Bay Street lawyer in Toronto, was tapping into when she started Yoga Be Inc., a [...]
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