Published with the consent of Gary Kraftsow My teacher Gary Kraftsow began his study of yoga in India with T.K.V. Desikachar in 1974. His father Sri T. Krishnamacharya is considered as the father of modern yoga. I feel deep gratitude to Gary Kraftsow and this great tradition. I am honored to be a part of…

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Do you also feel heatstroke and like you are craving for a vacation? When I think of a vacation, it came to my mind…. Some vacations energize us, recreate, give fun, refresh, change our world view. And there are some vacations in which we wander around here and there in our prisoner mind, visit and…

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I would like to share a situation I frequently encounter. When I come across with one of my former students, whom I have not seen for a long time, he or she immediately started telling me, as the students often do when we meet, how much he or she wants to come to yoga classes,…

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This article was written by Lindsay Peak, who attended workshops in Doha, Qatar at Yama Yoga last year: Handstands, headstands, arm balances. Some of us start beaming in anticipation when we hear these, while some of us recoil in a series of hesitating thoughts. After an exuberant weekend workshop with Chris Chavez, however, Yama Yogis…

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Recently in a café after I came across my dear friend Gülşah we sat down and had a little chat. Whenever we come together our exchanges are filled with high energy and beauty, she is a precious friend to me. As we had not seen each other for a while we chatted about the happenings…

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This year to celebrate the coming New Year, I organized a special yoga camp for the first time. For four nights and five days, we were in Pastoral Valley in Fethiye. The first two days of the camp, it was a little bit rainy, so that’s why we stayed in the Valley by the wood…

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