Category Archive: Presenter Spotlight

The Positive Power of Chant with Jim Gelcer (Siva)

  Please share what you do in 10-15 words: Kirtan wallah, recording and touring artist, composer, producer, and Bhakti yogi. Why do you do what you do? It is my path and I’m doing what I love. What are you currently fascinated by in your work? The positive power of chant and its ability to …

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Exploring Alignment in Yoga with Steven Weiss

Please share what you do in 10-15 words: I explore and teach the relationship between structural alignment and healthy function of the body. Why do you do what you do? I have been a long time yoga practitioner and doctor of chiropractic. Both Iields overlap wonderfully in understanding the therapeutic value of alignment. Yoga has …

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Creating Health and Healing with Grace Van Berkum

Grace Van Berkum

Please share what you do in 10-15 words: I teach people about the healing powers of plant-based foods, yoga, meditation, connecting to nature, and learning to open your mind and heart. Why do you do what you do? The world needs to realize and understand where our foods are coming from and how what we …

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Exploring Consciousness with Peter Russell

  Please share what you do in 10-15 words: I seek to distill the essence of the world’s spiritual wisdom and present it in terms relevant to today. Why do you do what you do? I believe humanity is in a deep spiritual crisis and needs to find ways out of the materialist mind. What …

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Jivana Heyman: Making Yoga Accessible to Everyone

Please share what you do in 10-15 words: My goal is to make the powerful teachings of yoga accessible to everyone. Why do you do what you do? I feel so blessed to have found these life-changing practices, which have provided me with a peace and joy that I didn’t think was possible. Teaching is …

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Reaching Teens Through Yoga with Charlotta Martinus (Chandrika)

  Please share what you do in 10-15 words: I run a company called TeenYoga, which trains yoga teachers to work with teens in creative and inclusive ways, following the main principles of yoga.   Why do you do what you do? Because I have two teenage sons who I feel have been very misunderstood …

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Jeffrey Armstrong: Bringing Vedic Wisdom to the World

  Jeffrey Armstrong is a scholar of Eastern teachings who has spent 40 years studying and practicing Vedanta, Raja Yoga, Tantra, and mantra, initiated into these mysteries by masters. He is also the author of several books, including The Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar.    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  …

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De-Stressing 101

By Surya San Miguel. Reposted here with the authors’ permission. We all know the negative impact of stress on our physical, mental and emotional health. Another thing is to know what to do to live stress-free. A moderate level of stress is a normal part of life, but sometimes stress remains below the radar and …

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De-Stressing 102

By Surya San Miguel. Reposted here with the authors’ permission. In De-Stressing 101, I looked at the signs of a state of chronic agitation, a precursor of a stress breakdown and proposed a change in lifestyle based on the 5 Points of Yoga taught by Swami Vishnudevananda. Now I would like to look at the …

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Mala Cunningham: Addressing heart disease with medical yoga

Mala Cunningham, PhD, is an author and educator of mind-body medicine and healthy psychology. President of Positive Health Solutions and founder of the renowned training program Cardiac Medical Yoga, she has taught and practiced yoga and meditation for over 35 years.  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * …

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