A Pro Bowl linebacker is now a nationally-known yoga teacher

A Pro Bowl linebacker is now a nationally-known yoga teacher

It had been 15 years Keith Mitchell performed in front of thousands of fans in the greater New York City area. In his past life however, the crowd wasn’t widely splayed in front of him on yoga mats. “I guess the more traditional way that we are supposed to greet each other in the yoga community is we say ‘Namaste,’” Mitchell, a former Pro Bowl linebacker with the New Orleans Saints, told the audience at Wanderlust 108 in Prospect Park on Saturday. “That’s so different from where I’ve come from because normally when I’d journey to the East Coast and New York City I would not be bringing peace typically. We would come here to beat up on the New York Giants and New York Jets.” Read the full article...

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Gr8 Core – The Ultimate Ab Experience

Gr8 Core – The Ultimate Ab Experience

I often hear, “I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible.” My response is: “That’s why you do yoga!” And now introducing Gr8 Core, I get, “I can’t do abs because I don’t have them.” And again, that’s why you take an ab class! If you don’t have abs or do, any and everyone, can benefit from The Ultimate Ab Experience. This master class is for everyone: the advanced & the novice, the veteran & the rookie. Begin your practice expanding on what you already know, want to know, and want more of. We start with a brief fundamental & important overview of the anatomical structure of the physical body, its abdominal walls, and then we move! Be prepared to sweat, tone, and sculpt. As we flow get informed of the actual abdominal muscles we are building on and fat burning. In most of my classes we party through at 100%, and for some it’s what they love & need, and some it’s what they love to achieve but can seem so fast. So this is the class to ask questions about alignment, technique and form. As about modifications with or without assisted blocks, straps, and foam rollers; and routines you might have missed in past classes with me. Challenge Yourself. Stretch Yourself. Express Yourself & Grow…GO! – Brit...

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Tulum, Mexco Getaway!

Tulum, Mexco Getaway!

Jay Z said it, “you could be anywhere in the world right now, but you’re here with me.” For those that work too hard, need to relax in the sun and sand even harder, and desire a getaway far from LA, be here with us as Hot 8 Yoga goes to Tulum, Mexico this October. Led by Marja Lankinen and Omar Lopez, two of the hottest instructors at the #1 yoga studio in Los Angeles, they will take you from stress and cell phones to serenity in the sand as we spend five days and four nights loving life at Amansala Eco-Resort in Tulum, Mexico. Days spent snorkeling, being pampered with massage/facial options, and, of course, three-a-day meditation and yoga classes as nights are filled with salsa lessons, tribal drumming, and optional yin classes that will bliss out even the hardest of sleepers as the stars and sea calm the busy mind. Come for the workout, work-in, or un-work and you’ve come to the right retreat. Yes, you could be anywhere in the world this fall, but why not be in paradise with us? – Marja...

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