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Ella Isakov, Yoga Editor: I have had the privilege to study and practice with Jason Crandell on several occasions. Jason is knowledgeable, caring and dedicates much of his time to helping maintain the integrity of the yoga community. Parvati Magazine: You have been practicing for 20 years. What has been the key element that has kept you practicing all these years and dedicated to this journey? Jason Crandell: I just really enjoy it! By nature I am self-inquisitive and curious. I have a fascination with the human condition and howRead More
This month, Parvati Magazine’s Yoga Editor, Ella Isakov, interviewed Rod Stryker, a respected teacher and author within the yoga community, about how yoga helps create vibrancy in life. Parvati Magazine: You have been teaching for 35 years. What is unique about the lineage that you carry forward and ParaYoga, the yoga school you founded? Rod Stryker: My lineage is Sri Vidya, perhaps the most comprehensive approach to tantra yoga. It invites us to experience the totality of life, to see and experience the Divine everywhere and to thrive in everyRead More
Yoga editor Ella Isakov shares: This month, I interviewed one of my teachers, Seane Corn. I went to Haiti with Seane in 2012 with “Off the Mat, Into the World”, and witnessed first-hand her dedication for justice, equality and peace. This issue, I spoke with her about what it means to be of service. Parvati Magazine: You have been teaching for over 20 years. Was there a specific moment that was a turning point for you in integrating social justice with your yoga teaching? Seane Corn: I have always beenRead 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
This month, Parvati Magazine yoga editor Ella Isakov spoke with Amy Ippoliti, a yoga teacher who has dedicated her life to keeping people curious about themselves and conscious of the world around them. Parvati Magazine: You discovered yoga as a teenager. What has kept you inspired on this path of yoga and spirituality? Amy Ippoliti: It’s definitely been both my teachers and my students who keep me most inspired to stay on the path. My teachers have shown me that there is an infinite body of knowledge to tap intoRead More
Ella Isakov, Yoga Editor: It is an absolute pleasure to interview Tias Little. This life-long student blends the wisdom of multiple schools of thought, bringing diversity and depth to his yoga teaching. Parvati Magazine: You have been practicing yoga and meditation for over 35 years. How has it created a sense of ahimsa (non-harming) within yourself? Tias Little: Ahimsa is the beginning of yoga training, missed out by many in the yoga industry these days. People are more concerned with becoming more flexible. But Ahimsa requires not pushing oneself intoRead More
Thirteen years ago I began my longest relationship to date, the one steady constant in my life, my relationship with yoga. For the first couple of years it was casual, mostly flirting now and then when opportunity arose. Then when I moved back to Canada from overseas, I decided to give it a real go, and the rest is history as they say. It was a love affair like no other. Being an ashtangi, we spent several hours together each day, and it wasn’t always pretty, happy or kind, butRead More
Next to our shoulders, one of the tightest muscles in our body is often our hamstrings. We spend a lot of our time sitting, causing these long, powerful muscles to atrophy. Some people are born with naturally flexible hamstrings, while the rest of us need to put in a bit of effort to keep the stabilizing gems long and supple. If you have ever taken a yoga or exercise class that included hamstring stretching, you likely know that there is no muscle that can bring up issues of frustration moreRead More
Through practicing and teaching YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine, I have come to know that any form of movement that arises from wanting is one that perpetuates or creates karma. Whether we push into a pose and reach for some elusive sense of externalized perfection, or move out of a pose feeling uneasy or even repulsed by what we felt in it, we are acting from an unyogic, that is, non-unified, divisive, or ego-driven state of mind. This will only generate suffering for ourselves and others. Yoga’s physical exercises areRead More
Ella Isakov, Yoga Editor: Jill Miller, one of my teachers, is the creator of Yoga Tune Up®, a method that prioritizes educating students on what is happening in their body, cultivating intelligence and inquiry into each student’s practice. Her devotion is producing yoga teachers who are knowledgeable in anatomy and biomechanics to help keep students pain-free and mobile in their everyday life. Enjoy the interview, and check out their site for a class near you! Parvati Magazine: You have been practicing yoga for over 30 years. How has your yogaRead More