Category: Teacher Feature

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Teacher Feature: Linda Hutton

What got you into yoga? After struggling with addictions for many years, I joined a recovery program and achieved sobriety. As a result I gained a sense of well-being and some clarity of mind. But I was still misssing some sort of connection or belonging until yoga found its way into my life. It gave...

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Teacher Feature: Sunder Kaur

  I started practicing with a few different meditation groups after my husband Keith died 15 years ago. One group in particular was at a fitness gym taught by a yoga teacher. She used alternate nostril breathing and chakra visualizations as part of the meditation. It was at that point I became very curious about...

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Teacher Feature: June Connell (Prabhu Anand Kaur)

What got you into yoga? When I was in high school, one of my sisters practiced at an ashram near our home so sometimes I would go to class with her. It made me feel calm and peaceful and I loved the deep sleep I could sometimes drift into during savasana. I went for many...

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Teacher Feature: Ramjot Kaur (Michelle Carolan)

What got you into yoga? I started taking yoga about 15 years ago as a way to cope with a period in my life where I was suffering severely from anxiety attacks. I had gone to several doctors and they were offering a multitude of different medications, which I tried, but my system felt very...

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Teacher Feature: Jan Barrett

What got you into yoga? It was another avenue to my personal fitness program. When did you decide you wanted to teach yoga? After I was diagnosed with cancer, my partner convinced me to take the teacher training with him so our practice together and our spiritual growth could deepen. Initially I was not planning...

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Teacher Feature: Karampreet Kaur

What got you into yoga? I began practicing Kundalini Yoga back in 2001. I just happened into a class at the YMCA taught by Martha Arruda. I was hooked from day one. It felt like coming home. Soon I was taking 3 of Martha’s classes a week at various locations. I had recently gotten sober,...

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Teacher Feature June 2011: Karin Kern

What got you into Yoga? Like many others, injury brought me to yoga. I was an avid tennis player, runner and ‘over’ trainer.  I was reluctant to try yoga and decided to try it out of frustration. My injury was preventing me from normal, everyday function and my usual fitness routine, so I went to...

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Teacher Feature May 2011: Christine Fanelli (Keval Kaur)

What got you into yoga? In 1981, I attended a week long yoga and meditation retreat at Kripalu in Lenox, MA.  This was my first experience with yoga, and although I was deeply touched, I didn’t really maintain a regular practice. In 1995, I learned the Transcendental Meditation technique, which opened me up to new...

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Teacher Feature April 2011: Jamey Jones

What got you into yoga? When I was 15 I became interested in natural health, world religions, spirituality—that type of stuff. Naturally, yoga fell into those categories. Some friends and I would practice yoga postures in the living room, outside, or wherever we happened to be hanging out. Over the years I began attending classes...