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50 Shades of YogaJews

50 Shades of YogaJews

It’s true – the yoga studio you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Check out the story in Haaretz! In the heart of Israel, a Hasidic couple is teaching yoga to the darker shades of the Jewish community and bringing out the light with every asana. Click here to read...
Latest news from England

Latest news from England

BACKGROUND – HOW IT ALL BEGAN The Jewish Yoga Network began life in the England as Yoga Mosaic. It has sent representatives to the Yoga for Peace conference held in Jerusalem, participated in the Mind, Body Spirit Fair run by the New North London Synagogue (Masorti), and provided teachers for...
JYN at Yoga World's Day in Lisbon

JYN at Yoga World’s Day in Lisbon

In June 2011, the Jewish Yoga Network was represented at the Yoga World’s Day in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference brought together a group of representatives from international yoga organizations, including gurus and swamis from India, the Middle East, and across Europe. The conference was hosted by Yoga Samkhaya and the...
Yogish Retreats

Yogish Retreats

There are various retreats offering yoga and meditation experiences on Jewish themes – here’s a roundup of the latest. The 2013 Calendar of Jewish Yogish retreats is still getting formed…before you look any further, click here for news of the first Torah Yoga retreat that is coming soon….
Latest entries
Yogi, Know Thyself: Teshuva & Transformation

Yogi, Know Thyself: Teshuva & Transformation

GUEST POST from Zack Lodmer of Om Shalom Yoga in Los Angeles. Been spending a lot of time with this guy these days. The 18-year-old me. And the 20-year-old me. And the 30-year-old-me. And the 8-year old me. And last week’s me. Not in the sense that I’m wading around in the shallow end of...
Mussar Yoga book review

Mussar Yoga book review

WHAT DO YOGA AND MUSSAR—TWO POWERFUL SPIRITUAL TOOLS—HAVE IN COMMON? As we continue to explore the conversation between Jewish wisdom and our physical body, the “Jewish Yoga” market continues to expand. The publication of Edith Brotman’s book Mussar Yoga – Blending an Ancient Jewish Spiritual Practice with Yoga to Transform Body and Soul (Jewish Lights...

Havdallah Yoga: Keeping the Spark of Judaism Alive for Eastside Jews

Frustrated by not finding a Jewish community that fit her needs, Jo Borkan thought about leaving Portland for another city. Instead, she co- created Havdallah* Yoga with Yael Podebski. Havdallah Yoga is a monthly yoga class that is for Rosh Hodesh** and marks the end of Shabbat. In 2011 the Jewish Federation of Portland found...
Keter Yoga in NJ

Keter Yoga in NJ

“Keter” means “crown” in Hebrew and is the name of a new studio in New Jersey, writes Aviva Melissa Frank. For those seeking female only yoga classes a new studio has opened in West Orange, NJ. Keter Yoga, is a women’s only studio offering daily classes, except on Fridays and Shabbat, in asana (poses), pranyama...
Successful JYN Yoga Day in London

Successful JYN Yoga Day in London

Written by Estelle Eugene, co-founder of the Jewish Yoga Network The Yoga Day at JW3 was really successful because of the expertise and genuine communication of the love of yoga and of Judaism conveyed by the dedicated practitioners that contributed to this event. The yoga presenters in particular have been known to me for decades...
JYN Jewish Yoga Day in London, 8th Feb 2015

JYN Jewish Yoga Day in London, 8th Feb 2015

The Jewish Yoga Network is thrilled to host another Great Day of Yoga at JW3 in London! 8th February 2015 To Book, click here: https://www.jw3.org.uk/event/great-day-yoga?pid=11501#.VH0aCWTF-sD A full day learning and experiencing yoga from a variety of traditions. 10.15 – 11.30am First yoga session with JW3’s regular yoga teacher Maxine Levy. This session will finish with...
[Video] Jewish Yoga Network panel in LA

[Video] Jewish Yoga Network panel in LA

Listen to several personal accounts of how five Jews found yoga and found a path connecting this ancient physical practice to their Jewish soul, identity, and practice. Q & A and yoga demo follows the talk. Moderated by Rabbi Anne Brener with participation of Rabbi Avivah Erlick, Michelle Azar, Zac Lodmer and Ida Unger. Video...
Congregational Meditation

Congregational Meditation

Rabbi Dr. Leslie Schotz has created a helpful guide for Jewish communities who are looking to develop their meditation practice. Shalom: A Congregational Guide to Jewish Meditation was launched in January 2014 and published as a resource for all true seekers. Click here to see the book on Amazon. The book consists of an introduction...
Alignment & Activation

Alignment & Activation

In this week’s Torah Portion of Tetzaveh we learn the importance of alignment and activation. The extensive descriptions of the Priestly garments and those of the Kohen Gadol, or High Priest, show and signify the sacred geometry and importance of the garment textures, the colors, the crystals and stones of the breastplate, and the necessity...
Greed-I-tude: Parsha Terumah & Rosh Hodesh Adar

Greed-I-tude: Parsha Terumah & Rosh Hodesh Adar

The Parsha or Torah portion for this week focuses on the glory of the mishkan  (tabernacle) a portable sacred place where the children of Israel could come to atone for sins, pray, celebrate, sing and be in gratitude. G-d asked such a place be built for his presence to dwell, to be a home for the Shechinah or divine feminine...
The Yoga of Rosh Chodesh

The Yoga of Rosh Chodesh

BY KEREN ELIEZAR kerenoryoga.wordpress.com February 1st of 2014 coincides with Rosh Chodesh of Adar I. Adar I is the added month that balances the Jewish calendar on its solar-lunar cycle verifying that the appropriate months align with the correct seasons. It precedes Adar II, the time of the joyous celebration of Purim. Together, these two...
JW3 Yoga Launch, UK

JW3 Yoga Launch, UK

Estelle Eugene organised a Jewish day of yoga at JW3, the ground-breaking new JCC in North London (for the non-British, the name JW3 is a play on the postal code NW3 for North West London…). Estelle writes that it was “a most enjoyable Jewish Yoga Network Day on Sunday at the new JW3 Centre in...