Category Archives: Live Be Yoga Featured

What Does it Mean to Live the Life of a Yogi?


Swami Jaya Deva of Kashi Atlanta discusses how doing the deep inner work can help you transform suffering in the world and build community.

While in Atlanta, Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt stopped by Kashi Atlanta Urban Yoga Ashram to talk to founder Swami Jaya Deva about what it means to live the life of a Yogi. Here’s what she had to say

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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Making Ashtanga Yoga Accessible


Kino MacGregor, Ashtanga Yoga teacher and co-founder of Miami Life Center discusses how to make this notoriously difficult practice more approachable.

Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt recently caught up with Ashtanga Yoga instructor Kino MacGreggor at her Miami studio to talk about making this practice, famous for its difficult poses, more inclusive. Find out what one of the youngest certified Ashtanga Yoga teachers and co-founder of Miami Life Center had to say. 

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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Activate Your Truth and Abundance with These Empowerment Poses


Stephanie Snyder, the founder of Love Story Yoga in San Francisco, shares the spiritual philosophy of the goddess Lakshmi and how to apply her wisdom in your daily life.

San Francisco is a hotspot for yoga enthusiasts of all backgrounds. In all of the classes we visited, the class sizes were huge and the community was truly alive. We experienced first hand the strong sense of community and undeniable bond

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. 

With over 20 years as both a student and teacher of yoga, Stephanie Snyder has long expressed her passion for India’s mythology and how we can apply it to our lives. She led us through some simple poses that help you drop into your body, connect to your breath, and activate an inner sense of abundance and truth.

Read an interview with Stephanie Snyder here. 

Understanding both the mechanics of the pose and the spiritual philosophy behind it helps us have a comprehensive experience of what we are practicing and why. Only then we are open to the possibility of spiritual integration. 

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Got Burnout? 3 Tips to Help You Bounce Back


Jules Hunt, founder of Om & The City, shares simple ways to boost well-being after dealing with chronic stress.

The thing about the hustle is that it can lead to a grind. Earlier this year the World Health Organization officially recognized burnout as an occupational syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress and leading to energy depletion, increased detachment, and reduced productivity. While you can’t always control what happens at work, you can deploy a few principles to get your life force moving and feel present again. Here, the Live Be Yoga ambassadors sat down with Jules Hunt, founder of Om & The City and yoga and mindfulness teacher, for three simple tips to boost overall well-being. 

Watch also Why Your Spirituality Shouldn’t Define You

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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The Sandal That Makes You Feel Like You're Walking on a Yoga Mat


The Live Be Yoga ambassadors celebrate Sanuk’s new launch at Wanderlust Hollywood.

At Wanderlust Hollywood in Los Angeles, Brandon and Lauren meet Sanuk ambassador Jaysea Devoe, hear her story, and join her class to celebrate the launch the new Yoga Sling 3. Sanuk is an unconventional footwear brand on a mission to outfit the journey to your happy place. Find your favorite style at sanuk.com.

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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This Meditation Helps You Overcome an Overactive Mind

Learn how to discern your thoughts through this mantra and mudra practice.

The Live Be Yoga ambassadors visited Priya Jain, founder of Seventh Chakra Yoga in Huntington Beach, California, who shared a mantra and mudra meditation practice to help discern your thoughts, so you can calm (and avoid fueling) an overactive mind.

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. 

Ancient yogic texts said that we have one thousand thoughts for every blink of the eye. Many of these thoughts are unconscious, meaning we are completely unaware of them. However, many of the ideas that flicker through our minds certainly stick out and linger. Which ones will we attach to or identify with? Which ones serve our expansion and evolution? Which ones are self-sabotaging and distracting?

These are all questions that help us build awareness so we can make well-rounded decisions about what to pay attention to—decisions that can benefit our own lives as well as our collective humanity.

When we can make decisions from a place of empowerment, stability, authenticity, and compassion, we begin to do our part in co-creating a more harmonious world. It may sound too good to be true, but all necessary change starts with this simple process—evaluating the thoughts that come and go.

That’s what we learned while visiting Priya Jain, owner of Seventh Chakra Yoga, a studio in Huntington Beach, California. Jain, a Kundalini Yoga teacher and my mentor, said that when your mind can learn to discern the difference in thoughts, you can actually say “thank you, but no thank you.” Or you can welcome certain thoughts with more awareness …

Balance the Body, Mind, and Heart with Practices from Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor


Get grounded, and then open your heart with two practices from the master Ashtanga Yoga teachers.

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. 

At the start of the tour in Boulder, Colorado, we had the privilege of meeting master Ashtanga Yoga teachers Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, who led us through two powerful practices to balance body, mind, and subtle energy. The short sequences explore a range of poses—from grounding postures, such as forward folds, to expansive postures, including heart openers. Ready to give them a try? Check them out below. These two practices are meant to be done after a full warm-up that includes Sun Salutations and simple backbends and inversions, such as Bridge Pose.

See also The True Meaning of Yoga, According to Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor

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Why Your Spirituality Shouldn't Define You


Kundalini Yoga teacher Priya Jain talks about building your identity around the practice you love.

Yoga can be such a life-altering experience that it drives you to schedule your day around the practice you love. What happens when it starts becoming who you are? Here, YJ ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt sit down with Priya Jain—Kundalini Yoga teacher, founder of Seventh Chakra Yoga, and Brandon’s mentor—in Huntington Beach California to talk about yoga and identity.

Read also So You Found Peace Through Yoga—Here’s Why the Practice Shouldn’t Stop There

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren and Brandon are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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