Tag Archives: commercialization of yoga

yoga journal almost gets “yoga for all” right

yoga journal almost gets “yoga for all” right

Oh, this again. The latest issue of Yoga Journal (June 2017) is on the theme of “yoga for all.” We know this because it is loudly proclaimed at the top of the front cover (aka the money spot, visible from anywhere on the newsstand).Read more

nothing says happy holidays like yoga, meditation & butter chicken

nothing says happy holidays like yoga, meditation & butter chicken

Happy Holidays! We all need a little yoga, meditation and butter chicken at this time of year.

This ad from The Kathi Roll Express captures the good cheer and warmth of the holiday season – along with the crass, opportunistic commercialism of both yoga culture and the Christmas industrial complex.… Read more

feature conversation: eoin finn

For a guy whose life mission includes encouraging people to slow down and relax, Eoin Finn is incredibly busy.

The yoga teacher, avid surfer and ocean worshipper – who is based in Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island – has a packed travel schedule and many projects on the go.… Read more

the future of yoga: boston-based teachers launch new studio with a summit

The great commercialization conversation is moving out of the yoga blogosphere and into… the yoga studio. This weekend marks the grand opening celebration of Down Under Yoga in Newtonville, Massachusetts and the festivities include sample classes, nibbles and a summit entitled “Balancing Acts: Poses, Products, and the Future of Yoga in America.’’

Studio founder Justine Wiltshire Cohen has invited leading Boston-area teachers, including Natash Rizopoulos and Patricia Walden, to the summit, which will be focused on the commercialization of yoga.… Read more