July 2012

Olympic fever hits yoga

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President of USA Yoga shares with alignyo:

United States Yoga Federation founder Rajashree Choudhury (who is married to Bikram Choudhury – yes, THE Bikram) is looking to go the for gold, with her eye on helping make yoga the next official sport at the Games. Here's what she told alignyo about taking yoga to the next level – the Olympic podium:

Inspirations: Hot off the Mat

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Welcome to alignyo's first 'Hot off the Mat' where we wrap up the week's yoga news with stories that piqued our interest. And since we don't usually get to say 'Alec Baldwin, alignyo and Carlos Rodriguez' all had something in common this past week - we thought it might be fun to share.

Let us know what yoga stories you enjoyed:

Kirtan call – Bhakti Fest at Joshua Tree

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Ever wish you could’ve been at Woodstock? We do. Get your yoga voice in tune and head to the magnificent Joshua Tree Retreat Center this September 6-9, where the Bhakti Festival will help you find your inner hippie and set your spirit free. Enjoy yoga with the country’s top teachers, sing your heart out with incredible musicians and dive deeper into a total mind-body-spirit adventure. 

Here are some highlights of Bhakti Fest:

Mind. Body. Swag. (Win $750 in yogic prizes!)

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Summertime is the perfect time to harness your inner glow. And at alignyo, we like to help in anyway we can. If you've just finished the smoothie we shared with you in our Get Nourished newsletter and your @home practice is complete, take a load-off and enter our summer giveaway– someone will get to take their practice and inner glow to the next level.

We've got $750 in goodies up for grabs. Here's the scoop:

Nantucket yoga scene

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Nantucket has a distinct vibration that inspires mindful living as well as creative collaboration, and this summer the island community celebrates the spirit of Nantucket with a midsummer yoga festival. Who can resist classes that will teach us to fly or instructors named Dreaming Bear? Not us. Book this one fast!

Explore a happier, healthier, more peaceful way of living:

Kripalu - Let's Road Krip!

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Whether you’re looking to take an awesome signature workshop with luminaries like lifestyle guru Gabrielle Bernstein, or with yoga masters like Gary Kraftsow and Tias & Surya Little, or just in need of some serious R&R – Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health has something to offer everyone.