Digital Download: Ashtanga Yoga Second Series with MARIA VILLELLA

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Yoga Gives Back: Global Campaign 2013

Thank You Mother India! September 1st – December 31st, 2013 Let’s unite again to express our gratitude to Mother India for the gift of YOGA. During this global campaign season, we invite all studios and teachers from every discipline of yoga, from every city and country to join us in supporting the women and children [...]

Yoga Gives Back: Thank You Mother India Malibu Fundraiser

Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:00pm until 10:00pm As the flagship launch event of its global “Thank You Mother India” campaign, LA based charity Yoga Gives Back hosts its now annual benefit at the stunning Malibu residence of Dr. Amarjit Marwah. The Indian themed evening will feature dinner & drinks, Odissi dancers, a live auction and [...]

Digital Download: Learning the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with MARIA VILLELLA


LEARNING THE ASHTANGA YOGA PRIMARY SERIES WITH MARIA VILLELLA We are very excited to announce this NEW 4-Hour Six-Chapter Instructional video guide to the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with Maria Villella! Released as Digital Video Downloads in HD 720. Description: Maria breaks down the Ashtanga Primary Series pose-by-pose with an emphasis on developing a safe [...]

Ashtanga Yoga Bali: 3 Week Immersion for Teachers


Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center 3 Week Immersion for Teachers and Dedicated Students Mysore Ashtanga February 24th to March 14th, 2013 For more Info please email

Kevin Kimple


The information below was provided by Pineapple Yoga.

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary Yoga Retreat with David Kim

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary Oct. 27 – Nov. 2, 2012 Price TBA The Kamalaya Personal Yoga Synergy offers private one-to-one yoga sessions with customised instruction along with complementary treatments, including Ayurveda therapies from our experienced Indian therapists. This personal yoga and wellness retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike, as [...]

Hawaii Yoga Retreat with David Kim

Celebrate summer in Paradise BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII Hawaii Island Retreat March 24-30, 2012 Price: $1295-$1595 Join David Kim for this 6-night, 7-day Hawaii yoga retreat in the beauty and serentiy of the Big Island. Enjoy twice daily yoga sessions, delicious organic meals, optional spa treatments and massage, and plenty of time to explore [...]

David Kim Teacher Training 2012

Teacher Training YogaWorks 200-Hour Teacher Trainings in 2012: With Guest Teacher Olivia Barry @Yogaworks South Bay & Pacific Palisades (Feb. 4 – Aug. 26, 2012) YogaWorks 300-Hour Professional Program @YogaWorks Westwood & Main Street (Feb – July 2012)

Maty Ezraty at Exhale Spa, Venice CA December 2011

Maty Ezraty at Exhale Spa 2011

Don’t miss the opportunity to study and practice with Maty Ezraty this December!! EXHALE CENTER FOR SACRED MOVEMENT 245 South Main Street Venice, CA 90291 Phone: 310 450 7676 Fax: 310 450 7879 One On One Mysore Practice (Dec 7-16th) with Maty Ezraty Date: Dec 07, 2011 to Dec 16, 2011 Time: 06:30 AM to [...]

Kirsten Berg and Mitchell Gold


The information below was provided by Pineapple Yoga. Kirsten Berg and Mitchell Gold teaching “Mysore Style” at Pineapple Yoga KAUAI OCTOBER 17 until JANUARY 27, 2011* *Holiday Break no classes Dec. 21-Jan.4 JANUARY 5 classes resume with Kirsten and Mitchell Eagle and Shelley resume teaching January 28, 2012 About Kirsten and Mitchell Kirsten and Mitchell [...]

Yoga & Acupuncture Retreat with Maria Villella and Yvonne Farrell

Maria Villella

Yoga/Acupuncture Retreat with Maria Villella & Dr. Yvonne Farrell Dates: December 20th – 28th – Join us as we transition into the new year! Location: On the beautiful island, Isla Mujeres, Mexico Early Bird Rates are $1595 and are only good until October 15th, 2011, based on double occupancy. Rates for registration from October 15th [...]

Maria Villella on the Importance of the Breath

Ashtanga Yoga teacher Maria Villella talks about the importance of the breath and correct breathing in the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.

Maria Villella on Adjustments, Ego and Injury

Ashtanga Yoga teacher Maria Villella talks about her approach to physical adjustments in postures, keeping the ego in check while practicing, and how she modified her own personal Ashtanga Yoga practice when she was injured.

Holidays Away From Home

Kaitlyn McConnell

I am big on family.  My family and I very close and I’ve probably only been away for Christmas two times out of thirty years of life.  Needless to say I miss them terribly and would love nothing more than to fly home and give them all huge hugs, even just for a minute.  But [...]

Maria Villella on Visiting an Ashram in India

Maria Villella

Maria Villella talks about a visit to an ashram in India where she witnesses a powerful healing experience.

Lainie Devina

Lainie Devina

During Lainie’s professional dance career, she was inspired by the body’s ultimate potential to communicate art through movement. When her career ended in injury, yoga did more than fill a missing void, it taught her to reboot the awareness of her body from the inside out. Practicing early on with Iyengar teachers Paul Cabanis and [...]

5+5= Fit Challenge

National Yoga Project Presents 5+5= Fit Challenge A Large-Scale Children’s Yoga Class at Five Los Angeles Elementary Schools on December 9th, 2010 Five children’s yoga instructors to lead hundreds of Los Angeles 5th graders in a large-scale yoga class National Yoga Project, an organization headed by Los Angeles yoga instructor, Sarah Ezrin, is giving students [...]

Digital Download: Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with MARIA VILLELLA

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Ashtanga Yoga teacher Maria Villella demonstrates the entire Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with strength, grace and control. As you watch, and listen, to the video you will hear the vinyasas for each posture counted, the names of the postures as well as the opening and closing prayers all spoken in Sanskrit.

Shanti Yoga Shala

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Shanti Yoga Shala offers classes in the Vinyasa Krama yoga method, as well as traditional Ashtanga.  We offer all levels of classes from yoga basics to advanced. We also offer restorative yoga classes. Students are encouraged to practice at their own pace with the understanding that the practice is always changing.  We believe in adapting [...]

Nathalie Croix

Nathalie Croix

Creative Director and founder of Shanti Yoga Shala, Nathalie has learned yoga philosophy since early teens. She returns to New Orleans from Los Angeles, where she taught at Yoga Works, Home Simply Yoga and Santa Monica College. Nathalie also teaches in France and Brazil and  has made several trips to India, Mysore, to widen her understanding [...]

David Kim Workshop at YogaWorks Westlake Village

David Kim

Lifting the Weight Off Our Shoulders: Opening Up and Strengthening the Shoulder Girdle With David Kim Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010 Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM Location: YogaWorks Westlake Village Price: $35 before 11/5; $45 after Download PDF.

David Kim

David Kim

After graduating from Brown and spending years of intensely cerebral work as a New York journalist and Hollywood story analyst, I fled to a yoga class at my local gym for some mental relief. It was a revelation: for the first time, I noticed how my thoughts and actions embed themselves in my body, affecting [...]

Maty Ezraty at Exhale in Venice, CA

Maty Ezraty

LA Yogi’s don’t miss this chance to study with Maty Ezraty!! Sign up early to reserve your space because these workshops will SELL OUT QUICKLY!!

Kaitlyn McConnell

Kaitlyn McConnell

Yoga and Kaitlyn found each other when Kaitlyn was still in high school, through a Summer professional actors program in Kirkland, Washington. Immediately, she was challenged and intrigued. It seemed to her that this was more than simply exercises to keep the body fit, yoga helped her mind focus and provided a deep connection between [...]

Alexandria Crow

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ABOUT ALEXANDRIA CROW Through my daily practice and journey with yoga I have found a fearlessness within myself that I never knew existed. My practice has allowed me to take this fearlessness off the mat and into my daily life. My practice has changed the way I see myself and those around me. It has [...]

White Orchid Yoga

White Orchid Yoga 304 Monroe St. Dunedin, FL 34698 Phone: 727-474-3771 Fax: 727-474-3773 “Tampa Bay’s Home for Ashtanga Yoga”

November 19-21, 2010: Ahmanda Yoga Flow | Women’s Renewal Retreat with Diane Hudock & Friends

Ahmanda Yoga Flow | Women’s Renewal Retreat with Diane Hudock & Friends November 19-21, 2010 Casa Ojai Estate and Winery Four invigorating Yoga Classes with Diane Hudock Tai Chi & Sound Therapy Mediation with the Michael’Dij’ Sumptuous Mindfully Inspired Organic Cuisine with Chef Ponti Ecstatic Live Music with Tony Khalife and Special Guests Vedic Astrology [...]

Urban Lily Yoga

Urban Lily Yoga 14106 MAGNOLIA BLVD SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423 818-646-0142 About Urban Lily Yoga “Blossom where you’re grounded” ©, the yoga wellness center of the valley, is open to the public offering its powerful blend of traditional and progressive yogic practices, with a philosophy that is both contemporary and timeless. Our center offers [...]

YogaWorks Santa Monica – Montana Ave

YogaWorks 1426 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403 T: (310) 393-5150 YogaWorks Montana is the original YogaWorks, founded in 1987, and has been home to some of the most influential yoga teachers in America, including our founders Maty Ezraty, and Chuck Miller. Our current teaching staff includes Lisa Walford, Vinnie Marino, Sara Ivanhoe and [...]

Alison Widdoes

Alison Widdoes

Originally hailing from Newark, Delaware, Ali stands at the unique intersection of two lifelong passions: barbershop singing, and yoga. When she is not singing barbershop bass with international acapella championship chorus Harborlites, she teaches yoga- bringing two worlds of soulfulness together into one quirky, yet effervescent person. But truly, Ali has been practicing yoga for [...]

Joan Hyman 2010 Workshops

Joan Hyman

Join Joan Hyman for her workshops in 2010!



1408 3rd St. Promenade – 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Yoga Co, Santa Monica Yoga, Power Yoga Studio

Aug 26, 2010: Yogachef, Joan Hyman & The Yurt in Brentwood’s Day in Paradise

Joan Hyman Retreat

Aug 26, 2010 Yogachef, Joan Hyman & The Yurt in Brentwood’s Day in Paradise Yogachef, Joan Hyman & The Yurt in Brentwood invite you to spend a day in paradise without having to leave Los Angeles. Enjoy two yoga classes taught by Joan Hyman (a 2 hour flow in the mid-morning and a late afternoon [...]

8/22/10 Sonya Cottle: An Introduction to Second Series Ashtanga


Come explore the challenge and fun of the intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga. In this workshop we will break down the individual postures by giving variations and modifications to make these more advanced asanas approachable for everyone. Get ready to backbend, twist and perhaps even put your foot behind your head! This workshop is recommended for those students who have completed all of first series and the beginning of second, or by teacher’s approval.

The Primary Asana of Ashtanga Yoga

Maria Villella

In the Ashtanga Yoga system, the First or Primary Series is performed by all beginners and also intermediate and advanced students on Fridays. There is a designated day of the week to practice each of the six series and Friday is the day for Primary. Primary Series is known for it’s hip-openers, forward bends, full [...]

Kim James

Kim James

Kim’s classes are accessible, friendly, and fun. Her focus is on the breath as a method of mindfulness. Harnessing the breath, mind, and body creates path to a joyful exploration of the body through yoga postures and movement. Better posture and breathing increases physical awareness, leading to vitality and happiness. Kim has been teaching Yoga [...]

Diane Hudock

Diane Hudock

Diane Hudock is a leading and recognized yoga instructor known for her inspirational style of teaching, humor, and hands-on approach bringing together the expansive and healing principles of yoga within a dynamic and spontaneous Vinyasa flow. She has developed her own unique philosophy for the multi-dimensional beings that we are: “do a consciously challenging and [...]

Elinore Cohen

Elinore Cohen

Elinore has over twenty years of movement and dance experience in the styles of ballet, lyrical, modern, and jazz in her repertoire. Her professional ballet career spanned several regional and state ballet companies, including the Joffrey ballet. Elinore seemed to have a fulfilling ballet career until several injuries and health issues led her to rehabilitate [...]

Emily Kosloski

Emily Kosloski

I have been blessed to study and practice with many wonderful teachers, including Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Max Strom, Hala Khouri, Matthew Cohen, Cynthia Funk, and all the students that have come to my classes! I’ve been practicing yoga for 12 years, and teaching Vinyasa (Flow) yoga, with an emphasis on breath and movement [...]

Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman is a distinguished Senior Yogaworks Teacher, who weaves her personal yogic journey into popular teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats around the world. Her teachings come from an organic intuitive place, as she draws upon joyful study of ayurveda (the science of life), chakras, and meditation. With over 20 years experience, Joan is E-RYT [...]

Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig

As one of the youngest and most widely recognized faces in yoga, Kathryn Budig’s appetite for yoga is infectious. Kathryn’s playful mixture of challenging classes with her lovable personality is the recipe for a truly inspiring class. As an avid food lover, she is also passionate about sharing healthy, organic and eco-friendly recipes. Kathryn shares [...]

Sonya Cottle


After earning a BA in psychology from the University of Arizona, Sonya moved to LA in 1999 to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology. She was dragged reluctantly to her first yoga class with Steve Ross which turned out to be over her head at the time, but knew immediately that she wanted to learn [...]

Simi Cruz


Bio to come soon! To contact Simi for private instruction please email her at

Maria Villella

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I found Ashtanga yoga while earning my BFA in photography in Buffalo, NY. Or perhaps I should say Ashtanga yoga found me. From my first class, I knew I had discovered a practice I would commit to for a very long time, if not forever. I was a classical ballet dancer for nine years and [...]

Heather Radha Duplex and Anthony “Prem” Carlisi


Anthony “Prem” Carlisi was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1955. He began his Ashtanga journey at the young age of 23, in 1978, when Guruji was teaching in Encinitas, California for 6 months. The following year marked his initial trip to Mysore, India where he studied Advanced A; currently known as third and fourth series. [...]

Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty

Chuck Miller has been practicing yoga earnestly since 1971 and finally learned Ashtanga Yoga from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1980. Studies with Pattabhi include numerous extended and familial encounters in America and nearly 2 years during 7 trips to Mysore , South India. Chuck enjoys teaching with a focus on the wholistic nature of [...]

Charles James


Charles has been a student of Ashtanga Yoga since 1996. He studied with Maty Ezraty for over eight years and with Sri K. Patthabi Jois during his American tours. Charles’ teaching approach emphasizes attention to the breath/movement aspect of the Ashtanga method as well as the asanas themselves. In addition to being an Ashtanga yoga [...]

“What is Yoga going to do for me?”


Certified YogaWorks Teacher Sonya Cottle on the benefits and side effects of a consistent Yoga practice. What is Yoga going to do for me? For those who are wondering “What is yoga going to do for me, what am I really going to get out of this practice that I keep seeing around me?”. I [...]

Maria Villella on The Practice of Ashtanga Yoga

Maria Villella

Ashtanga Yoga teacher Maria Villella talks about her first Yoga class, developing a consistent practice and why you should think about how you’ll feel AFTER you practice. Maria on her first Yoga class. My first yoga class was an Ashtanga class. I went into a studio and I asked the women who was there, I [...]

“Thank God We’re Not Perfect!”


Yoga Teacher Kathryn Budig talks about arm balances, inversions, face-planting and teaching from a “place of knowing”. Turning the world upside down Arm balancing and inversion work is extremely fun. It’s beautiful, it’s inspiring. And people who are newer to Yoga get very excited by it. So it’s definitely a great hook to get people [...]

Sarah Ezrin


Like a lotus from the mud, Sarah Ezrin’s yoga practice blossomed out of less than easy times.  Sarah first explored yoga during University as a stress reducer, however, once she noticed that the most significant impacts of her practice were occurring off the mat, yoga quickly became a way of life. In her early 20’s, [...]

Jesse Schein


I was born and raised in New York City. I graduated from a small, liberal arts college called Connecticut College with a degree in History and Political Philosophy. “Conn College’s” ideology was that their students should go out into the world and make a difference by exploring what they are passionate about — to never [...]

Yoga: A Prenatal Practice with Diane Hudock

Diane Hudock

Ahmanda Yoga Flow founder Diane Hudock on how she prepared for her first pregnancy with Yoga. February 21, 2010 I’m about to have a baby! I am! In about a week! I just had my first contractions last night, and they lasted about an hour! I really thought that I was in active labor but, [...]