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Archive for the Changemakers category

The Courage To Change: a guest post from Tia Kelley

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

I was born in the middle of the night, on the floor of a little stone house, in India. This isn’t unusual; millions of little girls share the same birth story. Mine takes a turn for the unusual when I include the fact that my parents in this moment are young European hippies living in […]

Kick at the Darkness: a guest post from Amy Brathwaite

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

I rushed down the bustling sidewalks of the Lower East side, chasing the golden sun as it dipped below the street signs ahead. I had five minutes to make it across seven city blocks. I’d arrived in New York hours earlier, to kick off what would ultimately evolve into a short documentary exploring the implications […]

Tara Mohr on Playing Big

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

The first conversation Tara Mohr and I ever had, about four years ago, was about her desire to write a book (I was writing Zen Under Fire at the time) and how she was confronting the fears, doubts and challenges that come with the kind of ‘playing big’ it takes to do so. About a […]

Yoga and Body Image

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Today my dear friend (and 30 Days of Curvy Yoga co-teacher) Anna Guest-Jelley has a beautiful new book being released into the world: Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body. I love everything Anna touches, and am honored to have a chapter in the book on how shame found me on the yoga mat.

Why my yoga practice & teaching is part of my humanitarian work

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Today we hear from Amanda Scothern, my co-teacher for the 30 Days of Yoga for Aid Workers course (which begins on 6 October). Amanda has been working in the the humanitarian sector for 15 years, practising yoga for 10 years and teaching yoga for three.   Why my yoga practice & teaching is part of my humanitarian work […]

Women are changing the world. And we need you.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

I think we all agree, the world needs our courage right now. The courage to stand up for the things we care about. The courage to change the way we’ve always done things. The courage to trust that we can and will find a brighter, fairer, safer future for us all. I know you get this, that’s why […]

Meet Aoife Kenny — doctor & expat yogi.

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

One of the greatest rewards of my work as a yoga teacher is getting to know, learn from and be inspired by the people who take my courses. As we’re gearing up for the next round of 30 Days of Yoga, we wanted to stop and put the stoplight on a few of the students […]

A chat with Jennifer Lee about her latest book

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Jennifer Lee is one of the people I always make time to meet up with when I’m in San Francisco – there’s something particularly delightful about an afternoon spent walking and talking with her. She brings together creativity and clarity, and is able to hold in balance a kind of vibrant playfulness and a deeply […]

Meet Marcela Macias.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Do you have a few words of encouragement for fellow home-practising yogis — or those wanting to get started?

“Just do it. Sit on the mat, press play and get started. Be kind to yourselves on the mat and outside of it. Trust your body, be gentle to it. And trust Marianne: you won’t find a kinder teacher.”

Are you ready to get clear? Let’s do it together.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Clarity is the ability and willingness to see things are they really are and to break down complex situations into elements that are simple and small enough to understand and act on.

In my life, the greatest tools for cultivating that kind of clarity have been yoga and meditation.

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