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Summer Retreat 2016

Summer Retreat 2016

This summer the Jewish Yoga Network is delighted to co-sponsor Or HaLev’s Mindfulness Meditation Retreat. Daily yoga classes will be taught by Marcus J Freed, and the retreat will be led by Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels and Rabbi Nancy Flam. Together we will explore how the practice of meditation helps us cultivate the qualities of well-being,...
Shtetl Yogi: The Oy Way

Shtetl Yogi: The Oy Way

The Oy Way – Following the path of most resistance from the “Oy Way Master”, Khaym Leyb, aka Harvey Gotliffe, PhD. His heartfelt and funny book is a modern classic. The title says it all and is close to our hearts here at the Jewish Yoga Network: “Learn Yiddish expressions whilst engaging in a restorative,...
London Calling

London Calling

Estelle Eugene writes about our London event on 21st February 2016: “We had a most enjoyable and informative Jewish Yoga Network event – a Great Day of Yoga at JW3 – with beautiful flavours of Judaism incorporated into Yoga Nidra and our Yoga asana practice. The participants left inspired, enthused,happy and thoughtful. Much gratitude to...
Jewish Yoga Network day in London, Feb 2016

Jewish Yoga Network day in London, Feb 2016

Join us for a day full of enjoyable sessions with a variety of professionals, covering a variety of practices. Including Pranayama and Yoga Nidra, hip opening, Iyengar and Satyanada Yogas and more. Click here to book: https://www.jw3.org.uk/event/great-day-yoga-0?pid=17901#.VmhBKGSrQy5 Tight Hips with Natalie Poplar 10 – 11.15am This hip opening sequence is a great way to start...
Book Review: “Wrestling with Yoga: Journey of a Jewish Soul”

Book Review: “Wrestling with Yoga: Journey of a Jewish Soul”

“Wrestling with Yoga: Journey of a Jewish Soul” by Shelly Dembe (Health Springs Media 2015). http://www.amazon.com/Wrestling-Yoga-Journey-Jewish-Soul/dp/098298412X Many Jews are drawn to the yoga mat and many struggle to reconcile their faith with the new practice. Perhaps the most common question I have been asked during the last 15 years of teaching runs along the lines...
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

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...