Yoga Teacher as Friend

The traditional roles of yoga teacher and student have collapsed under the weight of cultural appropriation, capitalism, and scandal. In the aftermath, yoga teachers often find themselves trapped in a nowhere land somewhere between fitness instructor and life coach. But yoga is learned in relationship, the nature of which largely determines the understanding. So for yoga teachings to retain integrity in the modern world, updated models may be required.

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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

It's a Great Time to be a Home Schooler

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Natural Blaze is blazing a natural path to health and wellness.

Passionate about natural health, food freedom, organic living, alternative medicine, and wellness, Natural Blaze provides free health news, remedies, recipes, wellness, and homesteading tips.

Joy in School Communities

In 2011, our community yoga studio, Hosh Yoga in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, partnered with a local public school to start an afterschool yoga club for students. Six years later, Hosh Kids has shared yoga with over 15,000 children in Brooklyn School District 14 and every child at that region's PS 196 benefits from yoga today.

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Henry Cross grew up in sunny Miami, Florida. Upon graduating high school, he moved to the politicized Washington, D.C. and double majored in History and Politics at the Catholic University. He served as a social studies teacher in Prince George’s County Public School in 2008-2009. In the fall of 2009, he moved to New York City to continue and grow his work in education and service.

He joined Hosh Yoga in 2011 as a teacher and Program Director. And since 2013, he founded and expanded programming for the organization with Hosh Kids and Hosh Seniors. Henry's entrepreneurial spirit helped developed the organizational, program, and financial capacity of the nonprofit to deliver self-sustaining and self-supporting health and wellness services to over 3,000 children, adults, and seniors every month in a cost-effective and fairly-priced way. And from 2014 to 2016, he participated in a philanthropic role by expanding the programming, policy, and public advocacy efforts of the Sonima Foundation as Community Relations Director.

His work has been featured by the Huffington PostElephant JournalBlog Talk RadioThe NYC Social Innovation FestivalSocial Venture Institute, and multiple Brooklyn and Queens newspapers. He is an appointed New York City official of Community Board 5 in Queens, serves on a Department of Youth and Community Development Neighborhood Advisory Board, and on the board of directors of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association. And in 2015, Henry was selected as an etsy.org business fellow and awarded Top 40 Under 40 Nonprofit Rising Star. He finds joy in his community work service everyday and loves ballroom dancing!

Shred the Dread

This month’s reality check is all about how to shred The Dread. I’m talking about that sickening, sinking feeling when you are confronted with something you don’t understand and have to learn. First there is the fear factor, the “I don’t think I can do this” that flashes without conscious thought. Then, there is the sense of overwhelm, the “This is too much to learn, I don’t want to do this” that grabs you by the throat and throttles you.

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Lorraine LoBianco started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She is the co-editor of the British Film Institute-nominated “Letters – Jean Renoir” and has written hundreds of articles and blogs for Turner Classic Movies. She has worked in television for over 15 years and is very proud to be part of the evox staff.

It's No Walk In The Park For This Girl To Go To School, But She Makes It There Every Day

How much would you risk in order to go to school? Every morning this girl risks her life just so she can go to school and learn.

 

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Illustration of guru in the forest teaching his disciples
01/10/2018
The traditional roles of yoga teacher and student have collapsed under the weight of cultural appropriation, capitalism, and scandal. In the aftermath, yoga teachers often find themselves trapped in... read more
Three children sitting on floor working on school project at home.
05/11/2017
By Kerry McDonald | Natural Blaze Homeschoolers are a diverse bunch. Our teaching approaches and learning philosophies vary. Our politics run the gamut and our visions of education reform... read more
School staff appreciation day sign over library door.
05/10/2017
In 2011, our community yoga studio, Hosh Yoga in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, partnered with a local public school to start an afterschool yoga club for students. Six years later, Hosh Kids... read more
Shred the Dread large blog image
07/12/2014
This month’s reality check is all about how to shred The Dread. I’m talking about that sickening, sinking feeling when you are confronted with something you don’t understand and have to learn. First... read more
11/12/2013
How much would you risk in order to go to school? Every morning this girl risks her life just so she can go to school and learn.  
Illustration of guru in the forest teaching his disciples
01/10/2018
The traditional roles of yoga teacher and student have collapsed under the weight of cultural appropriation, capitalism, and scandal. In the aftermath, yoga teachers often find themselves trapped in... read more
Three children sitting on floor working on school project at home.
05/11/2017
By Kerry McDonald | Natural Blaze Homeschoolers are a diverse bunch. Our teaching approaches and learning philosophies vary. Our politics run the gamut and our visions of education reform... read more
School staff appreciation day sign over library door.
05/10/2017
In 2011, our community yoga studio, Hosh Yoga in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, partnered with a local public school to start an afterschool yoga club for students. Six years later, Hosh Kids... read more
Shred the Dread large blog image
07/12/2014
This month’s reality check is all about how to shred The Dread. I’m talking about that sickening, sinking feeling when you are confronted with something you don’t understand and have to learn. First... read more
11/12/2013
How much would you risk in order to go to school? Every morning this girl risks her life just so she can go to school and learn.