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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….
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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...
JYN panel in Los Angeles

JYN panel in Los Angeles

The Jewish Yoga Network was delighted to sponsor a yoga panel in Los Angeles featuring some of our Los Angeles-based teachers. Ida Unger reports from the Kalsman Week of Jewish Wisdom and Healing April 22 & April 26. http://jewishwisdomandwellness.org/about/ During the JYN sponsored panel for the Kalman Institute’s Week of Jewish Wisdom and Healing, four...
Popular 'Kosher' Yoga and Fitness Studio in Crown Heights

Popular ‘Kosher’ Yoga and Fitness Studio in Crown Heights

Sarede Switzer, a guru in “kosher” yoga, runs a successful yoga and fitness studio in Crown Heights, NY with a mostly religious, female client base. “The majority of my clientele are Jewish religious women who don’t feel so comfortable going to a regular yoga studio, where it’s a mixed class or a religious element like...
Beit Shemesh Asana

Beit Shemesh Asana

Orthodox yoga teacher Avraham Kohlberg leads a yoga class in the city of Beit Shemesh, Israel on April 5. Sending out a big Shalom to Avraham… As seen on
Springtime Yoga Retreat in Israel's Negev Desert

Springtime Yoga Retreat in Israel’s Negev Desert

Swadesh Sharma, a Yoga master from India who will be in Israel for the first time, and Shelley Diamond, a Yogi from Tel Aviv, will guide this three-day retreat in Israel’s Negev Desert to help participants gain mental clarity, physical purification and spiritual uplifting to enter into the Spring season. Shelley and Swadesh will teach...
Jewish Yoga Network event in Beverly Hills!

Jewish Yoga Network event in Beverly Hills!

Thanks to the work of Ida Unger, the Jewish Yoga Network is thrilled to co-sponsor an event in Beverly Hills. Is Yoga Kosher? Why These Jews Stand on Their Heads Hosted by Jewish Yoga Network Place: Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211 Date: Monday, April 22, 2013 Time: Dinner...
Jewish Meditation Class in Jerusalem

Jewish Meditation Class in Jerusalem

Don’t miss this weekly Jewish Meditation Class in Jerusalem at The Shalev Center for Jewish Personal Growth. Cultivating awareness and introspection is the foundation for any kind of personal growth work, especially yoga. This is a unique weekly opportunity to quite down and re-connect with yourself and with G-d. Class is facilitated by Rabbi Hillel...
Torah Yoga Masterclass in Manhattan

Torah Yoga Masterclass in Manhattan

Torah Yoga author Diane Bloomfield is visiting NYC for a one-off Masterclass! This is not-to-be-missed for the yogish folk in the Big Apple – check it out… The great 19th-century hassidic Rebbe known as the Sfat Emet teaches that ‘the Torah is engraved in the body of a person, only it is hidden.’ Through the...