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Author: Barbara Thompson

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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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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...

Spotlight on an ISHTA Teacher: Cathy Lilly

Where did you grow up? I grew up in a township of Detroit, the Motor City. It was known as a lower economic community of limited resources but the undeveloped landscape was a wondrous kids' playground! My brothers and I enjoyed bicycling in vast open spaces before and during the development of track housing and vast freeways. A local beekeeper also allowed us to play in the fields and trees of his farm so I became adept at tree climbing which set the foundation for gymnastics ability. When did you take your first yoga class? Just after a workout in the college gym a yoga teacher invited me to take her class. Timing was perfect as I was in no rush to do any homework, but after class...

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Deepak Chopra on Mindfulness and Meditation

WPIX-TV Morning News and Deepak Chopra stopped by ISHTA to chat with Sarah Platt-Finger about Deepak’s new book MetaHuman, the benefits of Meditation / Yoga, and Mindfulness. Check out this fun feature here. New Yorkers are always on the run from the moment we wake up in the morning until we finally crash into bed. We walk fast, we talk fast, we even eat on the run. But in his new book "Meta Human," Deepak Chopra explains that you can awaken the superhero within by being still.  ...

Reiki-Raindrop Treatment with Aino Siren

This unique technique combines the traditional Raindrop Technique with deeply healing Reiki. Raindrop combines the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex and bodywork in the application of essential oils to the feet and the back. It is a tool used to reduce stress and tension, manage pain, strengthen the immune system, detox the body, and bring harmony to the heart and mind. Reiki is a healing modality used to heal the body, mind, and spirit. The hybrid of these two beautiful treatments is sure to leave you blissed out. Your session begins with an energy balance; then your feet are pampered with Vita Flex ancient Tibetan reflexology. After rolling over, purifying raindrops of therapeutic grade essential oils are lightly dripped onto your back,...

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