June 2017 – Stepping Up Category

Kelly Starrett is one of the most influential voices in fitness today. His books Becoming a Supple Leopard, Ready to Run and Deskbound are on almost every personal trainer’s bookshelf. His approach to healthy mobility and injury prevention, as expressed in his daily MobilityWOD videos, has fans from coaches to Crossfit enthusiasts to Olympic athletes. This interview has been edited and condensed. Parvati Magazine: What is the inspiration for the title Becoming a Supple Leopard? Kelly Starrett: Most of us, as modern humans, can’t do or express all the things thatRead More
Welcome to the June 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. We live in a beautiful, yet agitated world. Every day, as we move through our lives, we are flooded with images that potentially stir our minds and affect how we think and feel. When in human history has there been such demand to ingest and process a breadth and depth of information so quickly? Whether we are aware of it or not, in every moment around the globe, people are violently attacked, raped and brutally murdered in wars between nations and disputes betweenRead More
Daniel Gerald for Parvati Magazine interviewed Jennifer Italiano of Live Organic Food, whose food and juice bars are a Toronto mainstay for healthy vegan fare and whose products are sold across Canada. Parvati Magazine: Your menu is devoid of the very items that seem to power most of the fast food industry: animal products, gluten and refined sugars. Yet, your innovative food is only gaining in popularity. What is the secret to giving ultra-healthy food mass appeal? Jennifer Italiano: My brother and I grew up in a household where foodRead More
Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of books like Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; and Some Assembly Required. You may have seen her with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday or relaxing with her friends and dogs in Northern California. In addition to being a writer, she is a political activist, single mom, and self-described “jealous and judgemental human being”. In her newest offering, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, she shares a collection of nine chapters (essays, some would say) on experiences that run theRead More
Have you ever felt overwhelmed or frustrated about something happening in your community? What would inspire you to take action? In 1987, three surfers from Malibu, California found their moment of inspiration when increasing private development and pollution on their favourite beach threatened their surf scene. Glenn Hening, Lance Carson and Tom Pratte organized a successful grassroots protest and unknowingly created a movement. Thirty years later, beach lovers band together as part of worldwide Surfrider Foundation initiatives. Dr. Chad Nelsen worked for 16 years as Surfrider’s Environmental Director while earningRead More
First things first – don’t let the title of this movie fool you on this one, dear readers. This is not a kid-friendly period piece remake of Dr. Doolittle or a real-life action version of Zootopia. Instead, this cinematic gem offers a new perspective on the extremes of World War II. Based on a combination of both Diane Ackerman’s non-fiction book of the same name and the diaries of Antonina Żabińska (published in Poland as Ludzie i zwierzęta, translated as: People and Animals in 1968), The Zookeeper’s Wife starts inRead More
One Direction’s Harry Styles steps it up and in front on his debut album. For those of you who don’t know One Direction, they are a huge international boy band whose success represents over $1 billion in the music industry. The reason for the huge success is that they have fans throughout Europe, Asia and America that cross multiple demographics and age – including the generation that actually buys records, concert tickets (lots of them) and merchandise such as perfumes, posters, tour books, t-shirts and anything that can be brandedRead More

Posted On May 17, 2017By Parvati MagazineIn June 2017 - Stepping Up, Wellness, Yoga, Yoga

Yoga: Aim True, with Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig is an inspiring yoga teacher, published author and wellness advocate who lives her yoga on and off the mat. Parvati Magazine’s yoga editor Ella Isakov spoke with her about what it means to step up. Parvati Magazine: You have been practicing yoga for over 20 years. You started with a teacher I studied with as well, Maty Ezraty. How has your yoga practice shifted or reinvented itself to meet you where you are in in your life? Kathryn Budig: I was such a young yogi when I practicedRead More
I recently saw a Facebook post that read: “You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” The wise friend who posted this beautiful sentiment added below, “and they never know who you are… Nothing as dangerous as ‘spiritual’ pride!” This made me think about the shadows along the spiritual path that may arise when we feel inspired to serve others. Until we wake up to realize our divine self, we look for opportunities to feed our wanting ego and its projectionRead More
This month, our fashion editor spoke with Brendan Synnott, the CEO of PACT Organic, a clothing company based in Colorado, USA. PACT proudly combines comfort with organic cotton: “Organic is Better. Softer. Comfier. Better For People And Our Planet.” Their lines for men and women feature leggings, hoodies, shirts, sweaters, and sleepwear. PACT’s Organic and Fair Trade certifications are the real deal. They work with Global Organic Textile Standard and adhere to high-level environmental and human standards throughout the entire production line. PACT also discloses where they hire their workers,Read More