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Illusion: Shame and Mirrors

Illusion: Shame and Mirrors

Shame versus sacred? When have you been made to feel ashamed for a sacred belief you hold? This week’s Torah portion of Vayakhel provides the instructions for the building of the mishkan (tabernacle) and descriptions of the actual building, including the building of the copper water basin made from the copper mirrors of the women....
Fertility and Self-Love

Fertility and Self-Love

A day about love can make many of us feel the exact opposite: LONELY.  Does the thought of the the holiday bring on heart palpitations and sweaty palms? How can we change those heart palpitations into heart expansion and increased love for thyself? With self-love comes creativity. We give birth to new ideas, projects, goals and loving-kindness...
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...
Jewish Yoga Day in London!

Jewish Yoga Day in London!

We are thrilled to announce the Jewish Yoga Network’s next yoga day at the exciting new JCC in London, JW3. ========> CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKET AND DISCOVER MORE!!! Wonderful, exhilarating, liberating yoga with first-rate teachers and the opportunity to explore how Judaism can blend with and enhance the practice of both. 10AM –...
Art, Dance, Israel & Ecology

Art, Dance, Israel & Ecology

Filmmaker Stacey Menchel is launching an excellent film project that explores art, dance and ecology within Israel. It’s a project that touches the heart of the Jewish Yoga Network, as we continue to explore the interplay between tradition, culture and physical expression. Here’s some more information about the project below and check out the link...
The Task of Teaching Yoga to the already Spiritually Enlightened

The Task of Teaching Yoga to the already Spiritually Enlightened

by Gina Dimant of Ahava Yoga (ahavayoga.blogspot.com) Stepping into a room of Jewish women is thrilling- it is like being in the middle of a fire works show. Every mind is so full, open and has room for more. They have been served the appetizer and main course of mysticism and growth that Judaism has...
Shabbasana, Practicing Yoga As You Usher In The Sabbath

Shabbasana, Practicing Yoga As You Usher In The Sabbath

There’s cool things afoot in Washington – Check out this article from http://www.shalomlife.com/health/19782/exclusive-shabbasana-practicing-yoga-as-you-usher-in-the-sabbath/ _______ Shalom Life chats with Greg Marzullo, whose Yoga for Shabbat initiative is catching on in Washington, DCBy: Daniel Koren Published: July 8th, 2013 Yoga may have become a commonplace enterprise since expanding into Western culture, but let us not forget that...
Yoga for 9 Days

Yoga for 9 Days

Friends, here are some thoughts on yoga for Tisha B’Av and during the nine days. It was a response to a question posted on our Facebook page by Rachel Leah Bello of http://goldenpathnurse.wordpress.com/ ******* One temple was destroyed because if sinaat chinam – hate… Relationship from one person to another. The other temple was destroyed...
Torah Yoga Summer 2013

Torah Yoga Summer 2013

Entering Sarah’s Tent: A Preparation for Rosh Hashanah http://isabellafreedman.org/torahyoga Monday, July 22 – Sunday, July 28, 2013 Experience the wonder of Torah study and the groundedness of yoga practice with Diane Bloomfield, whose teachings spring forth from her own deep learning in Jerusalem. This 6-day course is part of an ongoing series of Torah Yoga...