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Do Yoga While Doing Good in India

July 16, 2014 at 2:25 PM | by | ()

As yoga retreats and tours have gained in popularity, so have the prices of these wellness getaways.

Rainbow Voluntours is now offering a less expensive tour for yogis, that also lets them do good between poses.

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'Can I Bring My Yoga Mat As Carry-On Luggage?'

January 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM | by | ()

With each new season comes new questions about what passengers can and cannot take onboard a plane. Thus, we'll be addressing some of the most popular requests with a series called, "Got Baggage."

Here's some raw truth: traveling nowadays can be quite hectic and stressful. One great way to combat this undue stress is to ensure you fit in some healthy and relaxing activity while away. A morning jog, afternoon weights session, or even some in-room yoga does wonders to burn off any aggression and replace it with peace.

If you're a yogi who jets off to exotic (or not so exotic locales), you might want to pay attention to the carry-on baggage rules before settling into Shavasana.

Standard yoga mats are about 24" wide and are carried rolled up in a compact cylinder, so you really only have to consider this length. Even though it's just over the 22" limit for roll-aboards, the rolled diameter of about 6" keeps the cushy and tacky mats well within the total carry-on size allowance.

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Downward Dog During Delays at O'Hare Airport's New Yoga Room

December 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM | by | ()

Believe it or not there’s no better place to relax than the airport, and that’s especially the case as more and more places are adding a little yoga to the terminal and concourse menu. We’ve mentioned a few of the airports where you can practice your warrior or cobra poses, and now’s there’s one more airport that’s all about stretching it out during your layover.

Chicago-O’Hare is famous for a lot of things, and you can now add yoga to that list. The place now has a yoga room right within Terminal 3, and it’s situated right next door to the airport’s indoor garden. The yoga studio features bamboo floors, mirrors along one side of the room, plenty of yoga mats, and a spot to store your stuff while you are doing your thing. There are even frosted windows within the room to let in a little more light, and to kind of create a less sterile environment.

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How to Get Tickets to the Wanderlust Festivals in Santiago and Oahu

December 3, 2013 at 3:18 PM | by | ()

The Wanderlust Festival, which brings together top yoga instructors, speakers, and acclaimed musicians in popular outdoor venues, has announced its full 2014 schedule.

Winter events will be take place February 28-March 2, 2014 in Termas de Chillan, Santiago, Chile and February 27-March 2, 2014 at O'ahu's Turtle Bay Resort. But that's not all.

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How to Get Tickets for The Wanderlust Festival Oahu

September 17, 2013 at 2:55 PM | by | ()

The Wanderlust Festival is bringing four days of yoga, music, and mindful relaxation back to Hawaii this winter. The second annual Wanderlust fest in O’ahu will be held at the Turtle Bay Resort February 27-March 2, 2014.

The Wanderlust lineup will welcome the world's top yoga teachers, lifestyle gurus, leaders of green living, DJs, musicians and artists including: Moby, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ana Forest, Baron Baptiste, Gerry Lopez, MC Yogi, DJ Drez, Meghan Currie, Schuyler Grant, Yoko Fujiwara, Mike Love and more.

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How to Go on Retreat at the First Zen Monastery Outside Asia

March 1, 2013 at 3:59 PM | by | ()

Is it time to start planning your own moment of Zen? The San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC) is welcoming meditation seekers, yoga lovers, and artisan foodies for this year's guest seasons, running from April 26 to September 9, 2013, at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.

Located inland from Big Sur, and only accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicles via a 14-mile dirt road, Tassajara is the first Zen training monastery outside of Asia. It has established itself as the place to go for self-discovery, healing and an escape from the stresses of everyday life. It is also an eco-efficient paradise with all of its energy coming from solar panels and local hot springs.

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Three Airports Now Sport Yoga Rooms

January 31, 2013 at 10:21 AM | by | ()

At this point we’ve seen pretty much anything that usually does its thing outside of the airport move to inside the airport. One of these new additions to the concourses and terminals is the appearance of yoga rooms.

We’re pretty sure that San Francisco International Airport started the airport yoga movement just about a year ago, as the lotus position found its way just past the security checkpoint at the airport’s Terminal 2. A year later there’s other airports getting in on the fun as well, and this week it looks like Burlington, Vermont is joining in.

Burlington International Airport is the latest airport to add yoga room to their list of amenities. A bamboo floor and plenty of yoga mats transform the space from just another room at the airport into a little bit of a sanctuary for stressed out travelers looking to unwind before or after their flights.

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Over 10,000 People Joined in the World's Largest Yoga Class

Where: Central Park [map], New York, NY, United States
June 23, 2010 at 9:14 AM | by | ()

What does it look like when 10,000 people downward dog? Well, something like what we saw yesterday evening in New York City's Central Park, when Flavorpill partnered up with the likes of Standard Hotels and Jetblue to create a world record for the largest yoga class ever.

We popped into the park on a whim to check it out, after registering last-minute and printing our free ticket. With the class scheduled to start at 7pm, the line to enter at 6pm snaked through what seemed like half of the park, coiling down paths, under bridges, over rocks and down grassy hills.

The offer of a free tote, Gaiam yoga mat and more sure helped get the word out, and by 7:30pm we were all an example of the power of social media when mixed with free stuff and the outdoors as we began to do downward dogs, sun salutations and cobras until rainclouds surprised everyone.

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Strike a Pose at the World's Largest Yoga Class, Coming Soon to Central Park

Where: Central Park, New York, NY
June 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM | by | ()

Organizers of Yoga at the Great Lawn hope to draw an even bigger crowd than this Bryant Park event.

If you've always wanted join in on a Guinness World Records-worthy activity, all you'll have to do is break out your downward-facing dog. Yoga at the Great Lawn will bring 10,000 people to NYC's Central Park for what organizers call the "World's Largest Yoga Event, Ever." But to take part in the pretzel-twisting-poses fun, you have to register now.

The free class takes place June 22, but you have to register online by June 15 to get tickets, which are given out in pairs. Winners will be chosen at random. The event, which is sponsored by Flavorpill and JetBlue's TrueBlue rewards program, is open to yoga practitioners of all levels.

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