Who owns yoga?

In recent months, a debate has taken center stage of not only the yoga community but religious communities nationwide. The debate has moved into Southern Baptist churches, and even into the New York Times, where writer Paul Vitello describes the movement called "Take Back Yoga:" A group of Indian-Americans has ignited a surprisingly fierce debate [...]

Tamal Dodge joins The Green Yogi

We welcome a new Green Yogi to our family next week! We are thrilled to announce the addition of Tamal Dodge to our regular class schedule. Tamal will be teaching the new Monday/Wednesday 7:30-8:45PM class. Tamal has been practicing yoga his whole life. Born and raised in his family’s yoga ashram in Hawaii and California, [...]

Heart Chakra Opening: Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose)

by: Wendy J, Green Yogi instructor, www.wendyjyoga.com For me, there is nothing like the energy I feel in urdhva dhanurasana, or wheel pose.  The setting has to be just right.  The room is warm from the energy released from myself and my fellow yogi’s and yogini’s.  Endless chatturanga dandasanas open the shoulders to allow for strength [...]