In the last few days of the Earth Element of late summer, it feels appropriate for me to share with you how I have been grounding myself in the practice and teaching of Yoga. We started this platform 8 year ago, as yoga teachers wanting to create an avenue to share the teachings of yoga. And for the past 3.5 years now, I have been in an intensive training program to teach Iyengar Yoga. This self-directed program included apprenticing with a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher ( 3 hours from home ) every other week, meeting monthly with other Teachers in Training, regular weekly yoga classes and my own daily yoga practice! Throughout this period of time ( as you all may know) we ALSO redeveloped, redesigned and launched version 3.0 of our beloved iHanuman Yoga Media Site! I am humbled and honored to tell you that, during US National Yoga Month (and my own personal birth month), and with the support and dedication of my teachers, I successfully passed the second of two assessments required to teach Iyengar Yoga! AND after this incredibly challenging and rewarding experience, I have only a renewed and reinvigorated respect for the study and practice of yoga. I look forward to bringing even more energy to our global community here on iHanuman. We still have time to share the last moments of the steamy Earth element. So before we turn completely to Fall, enjoy some Earthy inspiration in our monthly newsletter.
With Lots of Love and Deep Respect,
Sara Miles Pope Agelasto
Latest Asana Image: Bharadvajasana II Iyengar Yoga Teacher and iHanuman Co- Founder, last month, hours after passing her Iyengar Yoga Assessment in Bharadvajasana II ! Check out more photos of HUNDREDS of other Teachers and Students in our Yogi-Sourced Asana Index! Help Build the Ultimate Asana Index! Create a FREE Account and Contribute Your Photos to our Yogi-Sourced Encyclopedia of Yoga.
Featured Download: Bobby Clennell's Women's Yoga Workshops - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We'd like to honor Iyengar Yoga teacher Bobby Clennell for her contribution to women's health and breast care. Her books—The Woman's Yoga Book and Yoga for Breast Care—have made significant contributions to yoga practice and teaching and to yoga literature. Purchase Bobby's Books on Amazon.com, AND Download Bobby's Audio Workshops, including beautifully illustrated pose lists! Listen to Samples Now!
Prayer for the Earth:We are Nourished by Our Mother Earth from whom all life springs. We must understand her dependence and protect her with our love, respect and ceremonies. The faces of our future generations are looking up to us from the earth, and we step with great care not to disturb our grandchildren. We are part of the great cycle of life with four seasons and endless renewal as long as we abide by this absolute law. When we disturb this cycle by interfering with elements, changing or destroying species of life, the effects may be immediate or may fall upon our children who will suffer and pay for our ignorance and greed." - The Traditional Circle of Elders, Navajo-Hopi Joint Council, 1982 Letter to the United Nations General Assembly
Latest Yoga Teacher: Linda Germanis Linda is the Founder of Yoga Fusion: Yoga Fusion is a Participatory Action Research (PAR) that looks at yoga as a medium for trauma healing, human resilience, nonviolent resistance and conflict transformation. Learn More about Linda by visiting her iHanuman Teacher Page Now! Would You Like to Become an iHanuman Yoga Teacher? Create a FREE Account Now!
Latest Yoga Studio: Rancho Delicioso: is an eco village and permaculture center in Costa Rica. Throughout the year it offers Permaculture and Yoga courses. Visit Our FREE Yoga Studio Directory Now and Learn More!
Lifetime Contributors! Several of our teachers were listed as Lifetime Contributors by Yoga Journal: Each of these teachers was acknowledged for over 40 years of contributions to the practice and teaching of Yoga! Congratulations to Alan Finger, Erich Schiffmann and John Schumacher. Get to know these teachers by listening to their FREE Features on their Teacher Pages Now!
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