Thursday, July 23, 2009

Join me & Yoga Bear in Austin!

Yoga for Healing: Information Session

Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CT)
Austin, TX Free/By Donation (for Yoga Bear)

Learn more about yoga for healing and the work of YOGABEAR, a national non-profit organization that provides free yoga to hundreds of cancer patients and survivors.

Join us for a private event at Sundara Yoga Therapy for a talk, Q&A, and short meditation/breathing practice with Kelly McGonigal and Halle Tecco. Yoga Bear Chapter Directors from Austin, LA, and NYC will also be in attendance.

Space is limited, so you must RSVP to guarantee your spot.

Kelly McGonigal, PhD. Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a leading expert on the mind-body relationship and the psychology of yoga. She received her doctorate in psychology and humanistic medicine from Stanford University, where she currently teaches yoga, meditation, and psychology. McGonigal is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal for yoga professionals and healthcare providers, and the author of Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain (New Harbinger 2009). She serves as an advisor to Yoga Bear, supporting Yoga Bear’s research, outreach, and trainings for yoga teachers and healthcare professionals.

Halle Tecco, Founder, Executive Director of YOGABEAR. Tecco founded Yoga Bear in 2006, after she was inspired by a paper she read on yoga and cancer while interning at Columbia Hospital. A lifelong cancer-advocate and 8-year yogi, she has grown Yoga Bear from 4 partner studios in San Francisco to a national organization with 11 regional branches and over 150 partner studios. She is an advocate for survivorship, healthy living, social justice, and grassroots organizing. Tecco serves on the board of Great Non-Profits, and is an MBA student at Harvard Busienss School.

Kelly Hollis, Nicole Reed, and Michelle Robbins are the Chapter Directors for the Austin, SoCal/Arizona, and NYC Chapters (respectively).

More about YOGABEAR.

Thank You to Sundara for graciously hosting the event!
Phone number: 512 249 9201

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July Yoga Sun Celebration Playlist!

Setting the Mood, Pre-class:
Peace, Love & Harmony by Rejoice
Time To Be Free (Acapella) by Basil
Free by Ultra Naté
State of Independence by Moodswings
You Make Me Feel Like (Peace & Love & Happiness) by A:XUS Feat. Naomi N'Sembi

The Practice Soundtrack:
Sunrise by Norah Jones
Sun Comes Up by John Legend
Love, Peace and Freedom/Sita Ram by David Newman
Asha by Asha Puthli
I've Got a Passion by DXT and Damita Miles
Bajoran Sunrize by King Midas
Maha Deva Soulshine by Wah!
Closer to the Sky by Michael Franti And Spearhead
Curtain Call: Let The Sun Shine In [Reprise] by the Hair Broadway Cast
The Longtime Sun Shine Song by Amrit Kirtan
California Sunshine by Abakus
In The Sun by Donna De Lory
Surya by Jai Uttal & Ben Leinbach
Sun-Set by Jalan-Jalan
Shabda - The Purity II by Rainer Tillman

Celebrate, now go home music:
Freedom 90 by George Michael