Full Issues – 2018 Category

Yogis Unite - St. Petes Yoga Festival
From the warmth of sunny Florida comes a yogi’s call to protect the polar ice that safeguards all life on Earth. Across the Tampa Bay on the Gulf Coast of Florida is the picturesque St. Petersburg, often known as the “Sunshine City”. Within St. Petersburg is a century-old botanical paradise called the Sunken Gardens. Since 2011, this garden has played host to the St. Pete Yoga Festival, showcasing the diversity of yoga and engaging the community in a family-friendly day of yoga, music, food, laughter and love. This fall, theRead More
Donald trump, new album, political statement
If you’re surprised that Barbra Streisand’s first album of original new music in over a decade is led off by a blistering indictment of the current US administration, you probably haven’t been keeping up with her Twitter. Or her Huffington Post articles. Or the speeches she’s been giving for decades. In short, this trailblazer for women in the entertainment industry, with a voice as striking and capable at 76 as it was when she was 19, has been fiercely outspoken for as long as she’s had a platform to beRead More
marine arctic peace sanctuary, government complacency, government apathy
If you picked up your phone to call for urgent help because your house was burning down, you wouldn’t expect a formulaic, bureaucratic response like, “Thank you for sharing your concerns. I have forwarded a copy of your message to my colleague for their consideration.” But the reality is that our world is in a state of emergency today and an apathetic response is status quo from governments everywhere. The Arctic sea ice, our planet’s air conditioner, is melting at an alarming rate. Its loss is already having severe effectsRead More
social entrepreneurship, social change, social awareness, Oxford business school, MBA, world benefit
What if an MBA degree came with a real understanding of how to make social impact and support social entrepreneurship? The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford puts this idea to work. Parvati Magazine spoke with Kathy Harvey, Associate Dean, MBA and Executive Degrees at Saïd, and Antonio Potenza, MBA, BBA, Executive Director at Aston Blackstone International LLC and a recent graduate of Saïd Business School. Parvati Magazine: Social impact, social awareness and social entrepreneurship are not the first words one might associate with MBA programs. But theyRead More
non-judgement, no judgement, awakening, diversity talks
Book Review by Amy Kellestine “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist” is a detailed account of Derek Black’s journey from white nationalist to anti-racism activist. Researched and written by Eli Saslow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post, the book provides a detailed look at the history of Derek’s original beliefs and the intimate details of their dismantling. It’s a masterful example of the patience, care, and empathy required to support a fundamental shift in beliefs, and shows what conversations can happen during divisiveRead More
plus-sized fitness, plus size workouts, women's empowerment, body empowerment
Entrepreneur CeCe Olisa started blogging in 2008 to share her experiences with fashion, fitness and dating as a plus-size woman living in New York City. CeCe’s popular workout videos have garnered over a million views on YouTube and her positive body image messaging has touched the lives of supporters all over the world. Read More
woman's nature, woman's power, yin power, softness, openness, yin
Globally, about one in three women will be beaten, raped or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Recent events in the United States shine a spotlight on how pervasive sexual assault and harassment are in our culture. The hostility and disregard toward women who report they were sexually assaulted by Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks to a much deeper issue of entitlement, fear and suspicion toward the feminine. Like the majority of women who have been sexually assaulted, I did not report my rape to the police. I was a teenager andRead More
Joy McCarthy, eczema healing, gut health diet, hormonal imbalance
Online nutritionist, best-selling author, founder of JSHealth—Jessica Sepel is at the forefront of plant-forward cooking and balanced living. She inspires people to incorporate mindfulness and compassion into their lives with approachable recipes, nutrition programs, and cookbooks.Read More
Parvati Magazine November 2018 - Knowing
Welcome to the November 2018 issue of Parvati Magazine. The force of Nature is vast, powerful and wise beyond our human comprehension. When we forget the immensity of this force and try to contain it within our limits, both we and Nature suffer. When you are naturally who you are, you align your energy with that most potent force. It does not apologize for who it is. It does not sheepishly try to be something else. It does not look for approval. It simply is. To be yourself requires aRead More
yoga rebel, yoga for injury, sustainable yoga
For almost four decades, Ana Forrest has been teaching her unique style of yoga and emotional healing. The strongly physical, internally focused practice is also influenced by Native American medicine. Ana remarks, “I don't teach yoga to help people to transcend. I want people's Spirits to reside in their body. I literally want to help people embody their Spirit, not go through life fragmented." Read More