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Douglass Stewart

Yogiraj Douglass Stewar has been practicing yoga for nearly half his life. He’s been teaching for over 10 years and continues to be inspired by the art and science of yoga. Douglass is the co-founder of Yoga in Times Square, celebrating the Summer Solstice by uniting the community of yoga enthusiasts across the country. He has received the Community Center Service Award for volunteering his yoga classes at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center for 9 years. He is inspired by the notion that if peace is our goal, then it is also the means to it. Douglass is an ISHTA Yoga senior teacher....

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Wendy Newton

Yogiraj · Senior Trainer · Specialty Trainer After studying yoga informally since age 16, Wendy was introduced to Alan Finger and ISHTA Yoga in 2001 and completed the Be Yoga ISHTA teacher training in 2004. She teaches classes and teacher training. She is also certified in Polarity Therapy, a form of energetic body-work grounded in principles of yoga and ayurveda. Wendy creates a spacious and nurturing environment in her asana classes, which are strength-building while encouraging a spirit of non-competition and introspection in which the student can begin to understand the effect of the asana on the energetic system. She strives to make both the physical and meditative yogic practices accessible to all her students, including those new to yoga and those with physical or other...

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Peter Ferko

Yogiraj · Senior Trainer · Specialty Trainer 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 Be Yoga’s training program and now teaches both students and teacher trainees. Peter’s approach to yoga involves tuning out the voices that tell us what we can’t do physically and why we’re not “there yet” and tuning in to the inner yoga. We are perfect yogis as we...

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