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An Introduction to the ISHTA Lineage with Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger

Click to watch! An Introduction to the ISHTA Lineage with Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger ISHTA Founder Alan Finger gives you an introduction and welcome to the ISHTA Lineage. Alan shares the story of his father, Mani Finger, and the gurus and teachers, from India, who played a role in Alan's younger life and the formation of the ISHTA lineage. Namaste, and welcome to ISHTA Yoga....

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What is ISHTA Meditation? With Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger

Click to watch! What is ISHTA Meditation? With Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger In this video, Alan Finger shares with you the gateways to connecting to your true self and the greater consciousness - all through the tools of ISHTA meditation - that can be accessed through the upcoming ISHTA Meditation Training, June 10 - 12. Join Alan, Sarah Finger, and Peter Ferko for this online training!  Click Here to find out more about the upcoming training!...

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A Yoga Nidra with Mona Anand – Reprogramming Our Beliefs

Click to watch! A Yoga Nidra with ISHTA Co-owner and Yogiraj Mona Anand on Reprogramming Our Beliefs   Mona teaches weekly on the ISHTA Platform! Upcoming trainings with Mona - Yoga Nidra and the Chakras Training, Manipura Chakra Training, June 2 - 3! Click Here to find out more about the upcoming training!...

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What is Transformation? The Science of ISHTA with Alan Finger

Click to watch! What is Transformation? The Science of ISHTA with Alan Finger A short talk from Alan's weekly ISHTA Meditation Class, Tuesdays at 11 am est, on ISHTA Online.  Want to learn more about the subtle body directly from ISHTA founder Alan Finger and our ISHTA Yogiraj's and Senior Teachers?  Sign up for our ISHTA Yoga Alliance Certified Trainings: - ISHTA 200 Hour Summer Intensive, July 6 - 31 - ISHTA 300 Hour Modular Training, Philosophy + the Subtle Body, June 21 - 28 ...

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Alan Finger’s Talk – The Kleshas: Be Aware of Rabbit Holes

Click to watch! The Kleshas: Be Aware of Rabbit Holes with Alan Finger A talk from Alan's weekly ISHTA Meditation Class, Tuesdays at 11 am est, on ISHTA Online.  Want to learn more about the subtle body directly from ISHTA founder Alan Finger?  Sign up for our ISHTA Yoga Alliance Certified Trainings: - ISHTA 200 Hour Summer Intensive, July 6 - 31 - ISHTA 300 Hour Modular Training, Philosophy + the Subtle Body, June 21 - 28 ...

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Mona Anand on the Power of Yoga Nidra

ISHTA Co-Owner and Yogiraj, Mona Anand, will lead her Yoga Nidra Training: Mona Anand's ISHTA Yoga Nidra Training, August 3-5, 2021 Below she shares how she came to the practice of Yoga Nidra and why she think's it is so beneficial for the modern yogi. I was first introduced to yoga nidra in Mumbai, India in my teens. I was a competitive athlete at the time and didn’t know how to stop and rest. Then I took my first Yoga nidra class and it took me to a place of deep inner stillness and peace that I had never experienced. I was hooked from the very first class! My teacher used to say that twenty minutes of yoga nidra was equivalent to four hours of sleep. My own experience with yoga nidra validates this ...

Life Cycles with Alan Finger

Everything in life happens in cycles: nature, seasons, relationships, emotions, and even sensations. There is always a beginning, a middle, and an end. In yoga, these cycles are represented through the granthis, which are the Energetic knots or spirals of energy, that keep us bound to this plane of existence. We can experience these cycles of energy through the vibration of the sound "AUM."  The first sound of "AUM" is the "Ah" sound, which represents creation. This is usually the first sound that a baby utters and the first letter of the alphabet. When we chant the sound "AUM" we can feel the "Ah" sound resonate at the base of the spine. It represents our unconscious and the energy of Brahma, the creator. The second sound of...

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Yogiraj Peter Ferko on Meditation

Peter Ferko will lead the upcoming ISHTA Meditation Training | June 8-10 along with Alan and Sarah Finger. Below he unpacks how a regular meditation practice helps to move away from limited belief patterns - toward experiencing things as they truly are.     In today’s world, we are programmed to respect the importance of what yogis call manas, the sensory mind. Our programming into the dominance of manas happens in our culture via school, and later, via marketing, where businesses teach you to look outside yourself, to their products, for your answers. But the fact is, we would be best off getting in touch with our inner self, the source of inspiration and unbound intelligence — what we think of as “genius." Unfortunately, acting and reacting primarily...

Meet the Trainers from ISHTA’s 200-Hr Modular Virtual Weekend Training: Peter Ferko and Kelly Eudailey

Peter Ferko Yogiraj · Senior Trainer · Specialty Trainer In my opinion, teacher training is the best way available to deepen your practice and to learn what it means to be a yogi. The transformation of your life can start right now, you can learn how to find acceptance and grace, and experience your unbound potential. About Peter: Peter Ferko began practicing yoga more than 20 years ago at Alan Finger’s YogaWorks in Los Angeles. He studied there with Rod Stryker and Patricia Townsend. He studied meditation with Yogananda’s Self Realization Fellowship where he learned Kriya Yoga techniques. He sampled Iyengar and Ashtanga styles before landing back with Alan upon moving to New York in 1999. After decades of practice, he obtained the Yoga Alliance 500-Hour teaching certification from...

Weekly Complimentary Classes at ISHTA!

Every Monday and Thursday ISHTA will have Complimentary Live Stream Classes - free to everyone! Share with  your family and friends.  Monday: 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM Meditation Class (Complimentary Class) Mary Jo Marchisello Alternating Thurdays: 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Meditation Class (Complimentary Class) Sarah Finger 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Gentle Asana + Yoga Nidra (Complimentary Class) Mona Anand Register here  ...

Spotlight on an ISHTA Teacher: Gina Menza

When did you take your first yoga class? What was that like? I took my first yoga class in the late 80's. It was the dog days of summer in NYC and I heard there was an air conditioned yoga class with soothing music at a Crunch gym near my apartment in the east village.   How did you find ISHTA? I found Alan through a friend in Los Angeles who knew Al from his days teaching in Hollywood. Al had just moved to New York and I joined his classes when they were in a photography studio above Bumble and Bumble.   Why is a restorative practice so important for students to do? When we ask a physical body to go through what is demanded in life it is exhausting. Not...

Why I love Restorative by Mona Anand

Anand Menza Restorative Teacher Training (Virtual Training) | April 12 - 14, 2021 The impact restorative yoga has had in releasing stress and tension for me is very personal. About fourteen years ago I had a bout of serious asthma attacks that were life changing. I was continually in and out of the hospital and put on high levels of cortisone for an extended period that created extreme anxiety and panic attacks. I started practicing restorative yoga, which was an integral part of my recovery. Restorative calmed my nervous system, relaxed my body and released tension from my breath. The effects of this practice released the fear of future attacks. No amount of trying to talk myself out of the situation helped because my whole system was stuck in...