Yogapedia Contributors


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Alekszandra Rokvity


English teacher turned freelancer, I'm your typical millennial that decided nomadic life is the way to go. Trying to make the Internet a better…

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Indra: The King of the Gods
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Alina Prax


Alina has been an avid yogi for over 20 years. After completing her Sanskrit studies at the University of Texas-Austin, she traveled to northern…

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How to Practice Lion’s Breath
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Amber Karnes


Amber Karnes is the founder of Body Positive Yoga. She’s a ruckus maker, yoga teacher, social justice advocate, and a lifelong student of her…

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Glamping Hub


At Glamping Hub, we are crafting the largest collection of unique nature-based accommodations with emphasis on a five-star experience. We’re…

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Top Glamping Destinations for Your Next Yoga Retreat
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Barrie Risman

Hatha Yoga Articles + Teach Support

Barrie Risman is the best-selling author of Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice and the proud creator of The Skillful Yogi, a…

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Sweet Dreams: Your Essential Evening Yoga Routine
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Aimee Hughes


Aimee is a yogi and writer who's been practicing yoga daily for more than 21 years. Since a journey to India when she was 20, the practice has…

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Top 10 Mudras for Your Yoga Practice
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Christina Rosso


Christina Rosso is a yoga instructor, holistic nutritionist and bio-energetic practitioner currently traveling the world. After completing her Yoga…

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Yin Versus Restorative Yoga: What’s the Difference?
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Alli Hoff Kosik


Alli lives in Brooklyn, by way of Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. She love reading, fitness, rainbow sprinkles, bright lipstick, watching…

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8 Ways to Achieve Your Yoga Goals
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Diane R. Gehart, PhD.


Diane R. Gehart, Ph.D., is an author, an award-winning professor of Counseling and Family Therapy at California State University, Northridge, and a…

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Why You Should Try Chocolate Meditation
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Lizzy Leighty


Lizzy Leighty is a writer with a passion for healthy living and traveling the world. Most recently, her travels have taken her to Nicaragua where she…

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Naturally Heal These 4 Common Ailments With Yoga Asana
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Evelyn Del Valle

Ayurveda + Health Writer

Holistic Living teacher and coach with more than 16 years experience successfully influencing sustainable healthy living practices and modalities for…

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Jillian Pransky


Jillian Pransky, E-RYT 500, is the author of Deep Listening, an international presenter, mindfulness teacher, and certified yoga therapist. She…

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Natalia Martin


My name is Natalia Martin, I am 32 years old and I love yoga and solo traveling. I studied law in Sydney because my parents are from there, but I was…

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Why a Yoga Retreat at a Traditional Ashram Wasn’t Right for Me
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Chase Bossart


Chase Bossart is a certified International Association of Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and E-RYT 500 yoga teacher. Bossart is the Director of the Yoga…

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Julie Bernier

Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner. Certified Massage Therapist, and a classical hatha yoga teacher.

Julie Bernier helps women find wellness from the inside out. She lives and teaches the ancient sciences of Ayurveda and yoga, combining the two to…

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Spiritual Goals: How Progress on ‘The Path’ Depends on You and Your Sadhana
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Madhavi Rathod


Madhavi Rathod is native of India who has spent the majority of her life in the U.S., while still retaining close ties to her culture. She is well…

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How To Cool Off a Pitta
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Dr. Laura McGuire


Dr. Laura McGuire is a nationally recognized sexuality educator, trauma-informed specialist, and inclusion consultant at The National Center for…

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Is Gimmick Yoga Real Yoga?
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Izzy Arcoleo

Freelance Writer

Izzy Arcoleo is a yoga teacher, writer and freelance journalist from London, currently living in France and launching a centre for arts and yoga…

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Exploring the 5 Kleshas
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Jade Lizzie

Yoga teacher, writer and health and wellness geek.

Jade is a yoga teacher, blogger and health and wellness geek. Her mission is to share the happiness that yoga has brought into her life.

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Discover the Best Time of Day for Your Yoga Practice
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Jennie Lee

Author of Breathing Love and True Yoga. Certified Yoga Therapist with 20 years experience.

Jennie Lee is an author and Certified Yoga Therapist with 20 years experience teaching Classical Yoga & Meditation. Author of Breathing Love:…

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4 Steps to Making Your Shakti Shimmer
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Jillian Babcock


Jillian is an experienced Health & Nutrition Counselor and Writer, Board Certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner and also a Yoga Instructor.

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The Freedom in Letting Go
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Joanna Nicholson


Joanna’s an enthusiastic citizen of the world who’s passionate about yoga, cycling, uncovering new territory and spreading positive…

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4 Mantras That Will Transform Your Life
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Amy Sedgwick, MD, E-RYT


Amy Sedgwick, MD, E-RYT, is a Yoga Medicine instructor based in Portland, Maine where she practices emergency medicine.

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Yoga Therapy for Improving Sleep and Memory in Cancer Survivors
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Lindsay Nova Calvert


Lindsay Nova's life mission is to help others find their wings and FLY! As a full-time traveling aerial yoga teacher, she loves spreading the joy…

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Experience the 5 Koshas Through Yoga Nidra
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Shyamala Littlefield

Wedding Officiant and Home Cook

Shyamala comes to her work of performing weddings and sacred rituals in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond [] after…

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Recipe: First Night Pea Soup
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Lucia Grace

Yoga Therapist

Lucia Grace is a Yoga Therapist, yoga instructor and dancer. Also a lover of movement and healing arts, she is based in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Wisdom of the Elements: Learn the Qualities of Life Through Mother Nature
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Molly Rae Benoit-Leach MSW RSW RYT


Molly Rae Benoit-Leach MSW RSW RYT is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, writer, musician, lover and fur-mama. She is passionate about yoga and…

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CBD for Your Muscles
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Andrea Santos


I am a Sanskrit scholar, writer, musician and half of the music group Shanti Shanti. I am a lifetime yogi: TM meditator since I was five years old…

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Why We Say Namaste
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Ora Nadrich


Ora Nadrich is founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking and author of Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity. A…

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How to Be Mindfully Aware of the Authentic Self
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Vivianne Nantel


Vivianne is a modern-day mystic and the author of "Becoming the Light: Realize Your True Enlightened Nature" (Greenleaf, 2018). In addition…

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Demystifying Yoga: The Science and Spirituality Behind This Ancient Practice
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Tiffany Cruikshank


Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder of Yoga Medicine®, a community of teachers focused on fusing anatomy and western medicine with traditional yoga…

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Astrud Castillo


Astrud Castillo has been teaching yoga in NYC and San Francisco for over 20 years. She has studied with many renowned master teachers and had the…

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Linda Sparrowe


Sparrowe is a writer, editor, speaker, and mentor in holistic healing, with a special emphasis on women’s health. Sparrowe co-leads the…

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Parita Shah

Reiki Healer

Parita Shah incorporates Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy and Chakra Balancing to help clients balance their mind, body and soul. Her energy healing…

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What the Ego Wants You to Believe about Meditation
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Satyogi Shunyamurti

Founder and Director

Shunyamurti is the founder and director of the Sat Yoga Ashram, located in the misty mountains of southern Costa Rica. His life-long quest for truth…

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Journey to Love: An Essay on the Spiritual Community by Satyogi Shunyamurti
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Rebecca Koehn


Rebecca is the Editor of Yogapedia. She has been an avid yogi and mindfulness practitioner for the past ten years.

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10 Essential Women’s Yoga Leggings for Under $99
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Richard Rosen

Pranayama Expert

Richard Rosen began his study of yoga in 1980, and has been teaching full time since 1987. He’s the author of five books on yoga, and countless…

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Kundalini Shakti: The Meaning of the Sleeping Serpent
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Rachel Bilski


Rachel Bilski is the manager of Yoga Pod Saigon and co-founder of Shanti Niwas, a yoga collaborative currently holding yoga retreats and classes in…

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From Resistance to Acceptance and Resilience
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Saraswati Clere

Film Producer/Writer/Wellness Educator

San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Saraswati Clere is the founder of Yogakula Productions and owns Yogakula Wellness Center in Berkeley, which attracts…

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The Magic of Mantras: An Interview with Yogi and Mantra Musician Saul David Raye
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Dr. Scott Lyons


Dr. Scott Lyons lives and works in the world of yoga. He is a clinical psychologist, osteopath, mind-body medicine practitioner, reiki master, and…

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Sharleen Oborowsky


Sharleen Oborowsky is an entrepreneur, free spirit, yogi, and mother, anchored in her joie de vivre. Sharleen co-founded Yogapedia in the summer of…

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Yogapedia Interviews Deepak Chopra on Family, World Peace and Collective Consciousness
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Sheila Miller


Sheila Miller, Ph.D., ERYT-500 is a Senior Teacher of ISHTA Yoga and has been a student of yoga and Buddhism for more than 20 years. Her…

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An Introduction to Kriya Yoga
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Suzy Adra


Suzy is an artist, certified yoga instructor, certified energy healing practitioner, certified breath work practitioner, and certified trauma release…

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Five of the Most Popular Kundalini Yoga Mantras
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Varsha Khatri

Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Health Specialist

We only have today to make the right choices for a healthier tomorrow. Varsha's mission and vision in life is to promote a holistic approach to…

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Ayurvedic General Principles of Diet and Digestion
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Yogapedia Editorial Team


Yogapedia's editorial team is dedicated to writing and curating authentic yogic knowledge from around the globe. Our intention is to help seekers…

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The Yogapedia Podcast Featuring Dr. Richard Miller
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