Posts from ‘yogilebrities’
So it’s been a week since the news broke that the Yoga Journal San Francisco conference was happening at the SF Hyatt Regency despite a labour dispute between the hotel and the workers’ union. Since then, we’ve received an unofficial statement from Yoga Journal, an official statement, support of the boycott from Seane Corn and Shiva Rea, and a little bit of media coverage. The conference, which started on Thursday, January 17, concluded yesterday, and I’ve been scouring my social media feeds for any information on what went down.
Today, Chelsea Roff, who was actually at the conference and able to interview people, published a piece on Intent.com about the controversy. She addressed some of the myths and inaccuracies floating around while offering the perspectives of Yoga Journal and Hyatt management: Continue Reading
Toronto-based yoga teacher and writer Matthew Remski has been watching the Yoga Journal San Francisco conference/Hyatt boycott story unfold over the past week and felt compelled to share some thoughts on community organizing and human economies of scale. The author of Threads of Yoga also reveals somewhat confidential information about my community work here in Montreal. I resisted (it made me feel a little Waylon Lewis), but Remski resisted right back. And since he’s “the most dangerous man in yoga,” I let him get away with it. But that doesn’t mean I’m not blushing a little.
It’s time to pull back the curtain on that Roseanne Harvey, just a wee little bit. Who is this burlesquer-yogini drumming up enough public pressure over the last year to now provoke asana protests on the streets of San Francisco, and declarations of labour solidarity from Shiva Rea and Sean Corne?
What most folks beyond the Montreal yoga scene don’t know is that Roseanne has more than gumshoe mojo driving her excellent reporting on the Yoga Journal-Hyatt head-slapper. She’s also one of the founding directors of Yoga Community Montreal (YOCOMO), which will be hosting their second annual yoga festival this June. Yoga Festival Montreal will look nothing like what’s going on at the San Francisco Hyatt Regency. Continue Reading
John Friend has been a busy guy since the downfall of Anusara yoga in the late winter of 2012. After a six-month sabbatical, Friend was back on the yoga scene in the autumn with a hot new sequence, The Roots.
And now he’s taken it a step further, announcing in his latest newsletter the establishment of a new hatha yoga system: Shri Daiva yoga. In typical post-Anusara John Friend style, the newsletter is long and rambling, so I’ve arranged it into a handy FAQ format.
What is Shri Daiva yoga?
A modern school of hatha yoga focusing on alignment technologies for the healing and energetic expansion of the mind-body and the heart.
Hmm, that sounds a lot like Anusara yoga. What are the similarities and differences between the two systems?
There are several key similarities and differences between Shri Daiva yoga and Anusara yoga. Both schools adhere to general Tantric yoga philosophy, and both have heart-centered, and thematic classes. ‘Open to the Universal’ or ‘Open to Grace’ is essentially the first principle in both alignment systems. Continue Reading
In this intimate and revealing conversation, we learn the secrets behind Stiles’ YouTube business, which has resulted in 400+ videos, 14,000,000+ views and 76,700+ subscribers (and probably a whole lotta money, but they didn’t talk about that). In short, Stiles’ astounding success can be boiled down to an easy three-step process:
1. Be a Ford Model.
2. Make some goofy videos of yourself.
3. Post them on YouTube!
There’s no need to talk about teacher training credentials, yoga practice, business consultants or any of that nasty realistic stuff. Just be yourself and show people what’s in your fridge, and YouTube success can be yours.