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Tara Stiles makes fun of yoga stereotypes in her new video

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We couldn’t stop laughing at Tara Stiles poking fun at yoga in her new video for Livestrong Women, Totally Enlightened. Tara, along with Heidi Kristoffer, takes on yoga industry stereotypes and proves she is one yogini who isn’t afraid to laugh at herself. In Tara’s words:

Earth Yoga NYC 200-Hour Teacher Training


You love the sweat and challenge of a powerful hot yoga class, you want to take your practice deeper or perhaps, you’ve had thoughts about becoming a yoga teacher for quite some time. No matter what your reason, here’s your opportunity: Earth Yoga NYC’s 200-hour teacher training. From March 8-June 16, 2013, enroll in teacher training at "New York's hot yoga haven" and learn to love and understand your practice while gaining the necessary tools to make yoga into a career. Learn more about Earth’s teacher training program below.

The 2013 Bent on Learning Gala

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We had the amazing priviledge to be at the Bent on Learning Gala held at the gorgeous Christie's auction house on January 29, 2013 and it was truly a transformative evening.

Free class at ISHTA Yoga for alignyo NYC readers


After reading our interview with ISHTA Yoga founder Alan Finger and our review of Sarah Platt-Finger’s Basic Vinyasa class, are you ready to roll out your mat at the studio's Upper East Side or Downtown location? Good, because all alignyo New York readers get a free class at ISHTA.

Urban Asanas opens in Crown Heights


Great news for all you Brooklyn yogis! Urban Asanas is your new yoga hookup. Located in Crown Heights, Founder Jyll Hubbard-Salk’s new studio is all about bringing yoga to the city in a real, diverse, and applicable way. “Breath + Beats” is the motto of this studio, so you can expect a killer playlist in all your vinyasa, Kundalini and Restorative classes. Be sure to follow the Urban Asanas facebook page for updates on their evolving schedule. 

More Bikram drama

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Yikes. It’s not every day that yoga shows up on national nightly news, but last week ABC Nightline featured the ongoing Bikram Yoga series of scandals. The segment features former students and trainees of Bikram Choudhury, including NYC’s Yoga to the People Founder Greg Gumucio, who sued Choudhury last year.

The Yoga Bowl: lululemon's warehouse sale

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We gave you the deets on the lululemon job fair, but it’s time for the big event: the 2013 lululemon warehouse sale. If the Super Bowl has you snoozing, make your way to Long Island for the lululemon Yoga Bowl. From Friday, Feb 1 - Sunday, Feb 3, lululemon will be holding down the fort at Nassau Coliseum for its biggest (and only) sale of the year.

Luxury Bikram studio opens in Manhattan

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We’ve been hearing all about the new Bikram Yoga Herald Square and it’s super-luxe studio vibe. The full amenity services make it an enticing yoga stop for Manhattan yogis coming from the office, but we’re wondering: will we soon be seeing luxury Bikram studios in other cities? And while we’re pumped about the sleek design, full showers, and top-of-the-line staff, the most exciting feature is definitely the anti-stink floors. Now that’s luxury.

Kadampa Meditation Center's new Chelsea headquarters


Did you resolve to start or deepen your meditation practice in 2013? The Kadampa Meditation Center has moved into a new headquarters in Chelsea. Check out new classes and opportunities to volunteer and get involved in community events at the Center. Classes in Buddhist meditation are held daily, and there are plenty of city retreats throughout the year to choose from. Kadampa is located on 127 West 24th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave. 

Yoga Freedom Project

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Take a stand against human sex trafficking and join yogis worldwide for Yoga Freedom Project’s Practice for Freedom event on January 27. This event, which takes place in New York at the Dharma Yoga Center, educates and raises money for the Somaly Mam Foundation, GEMS and Transitions Global.