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A Review of Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo 2016

by Kara-Leah Grant Holy Wanderlust. What a trip. It began like it ended last year - with Pete Longworth. We’ve become amazing friends over the last year since meeting at Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo 2015 (one of the best things about this gathering - the quality of friendships you form) and this … [Read More...]

Samyak Yoga Teacher Training

What is the Heart of Samyak Yoga Teacher Training?

by Kara-Leah Grant Two years ago I interviewed the team at Samyak Yoga Teacher Training and they talked about the difference between Yoga in life versus life as yoga. It was an illuminating interview where we covered many aspects of and details of yoga. Now the team are back to share deeper … [Read More...]

Our source of power is our own worthiness, which arises from within, not from being validated by men.

What Women Need so They Can Invite Men to Step Up

by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat I attended an all-girls high school in Dunedin and remember clearly one year the annual production was Lysistrata. Written by Aristophanes and first staged in 411 BCE, it's a comedy detailing one woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian … [Read More...]

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Forty Days of Yoga launched this year

The Top Twenty Best Yoga Articles of 2013

by Kara-Leah Grant, founder & editor of YLB Wow. What a year. In February, YLB launched an electronic version of Forty Days of Yoga, and in April due to popular demand, went to print. In June, the MYOGA Basics Series Photobook & CD was launched in both electronic and hard-copy, and … [Read More...]

Karma Yoga - The Path of Action in the World

DVD Review: Karma – The Path of Action

See the end of this review for a chance to win a copy of Karma - The Path of Action. My brown parcel of one DVD for review arrived while I was rutting my way through a gnarly space in my life. I shelved the DVD, needing to find the Right Space to watch and comment on it. That Right Space … [Read More...]

Am I doing this perfectly?

Yoga Explorations #4: The Imperfect Self

by Kara-Leah Grant I'm starting to dig this video making process. Finding my groove, opening up, getting comfortable... all of which makes me feel better about being on video, which makes me better on video. It's kinda like starting yoga. When we first start, or even think about starting, … [Read More...]

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Five Koshas

The Five Koshas Explained: How They Impact our Yoga Practice

by Kara-Leah Grant Do enough research, and it seems we can find evidence that regular practice of yoga can positively impact everything from anxiety, depression, and panic attacks to thyroid conditions, sciatica and asthma. In fact, it could be said that yoga can positively impact anything that … [Read More...]


The Sacred Feminine and Yoga: What does it mean? Part 1

by guest author Swami Karma Karuna, Anahata Retreat Centre “A gracious woman respects herself and others. Her inner strength radiates a divine light that transforms and supports everything around her." Writing about the topic of Sacred Feminine inspired me to reevaluate what it means to me … [Read More...]

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Divorced by my guru

Dumped by my Guru

by columnist Gabrielle Harris, The Suburban Yogini My freefall descent happened 6 months ago. It wasn’t gentle zen-like parachute descent, but the type of ungraceful fall where not only was I kicking and screaming, but all the office workers in … [Read More...]

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How to fit well-being into your holiday season

Ah, 'tis the season to be jolly, and merry, and over-indulge, because by golly you've earned it. 'Tis also the season to rush around like crazy, attending parties and drinks, buying presents and gifts, and squeezing as much fun and leisure into … [Read More...]