Category Archives: service

how a former inmate inspires as a yoga teacher (video)

how a former inmate inspires as a yoga teacher (video)

This inspiring Chicago TV station clip profiles Marshawn Feltus, a yoga teacher in the city’s West Side, an area known for high levels of crime and violence. Feltus started doing yoga during a 19-year prison sentence for murder. Upon his release, he took a yoga teacher training and launched his own business, offering classes in his neighbourhood and at corporate workplaces.… Read more

3 yoga service leaders talk about why they serve

3 yoga service leaders talk about why they serve

Service takes many forms. Rob Schware, co-founder and director of the Give Back Yoga Foundation, has been exploring the ways we show up to serve in a series of interviews on The Huffington Post. As his wide-ranging interviews demonstrate, yoga is turning up in addiction centres, eating disorder clinics, prisons and cancer wards.… Read more

yoga by numbers: making yoga available to everyone

yoga by numbers: making yoga available to everyone

Those of us without artistic talent may have completed a paint-by-number painting at some points in our lives, to at least have the feeling of making a piece of art. Some of us may have completed more than one paint-by-number Rembrandt or Van Gogh replica, and then went on to make art without guidelines.… Read more

how to get funding for yoga research: kelly mcgonigal

how to get funding for yoga research: kelly mcgonigal

Yoga is a tradition that is thousands of years old, with many claims of benefits and powers. However, there is still little research and evidence-based evaluations of these often-espoused claims. Yoga and meditation are also gaining more respect from the medical community, who want evidence and research that support these claims.… Read more