The following are links to other websites which may be of interest to you:
“This is my simple religion. No need for temples.
No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”
—The Dalai Lama
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
—The Dalai Lama
Just as we are made up of a universe of life inside of us (our microbiome), and just as we are entirely effected by these life forms, we abide in a greater universe, which we have the power to change for the better or the worse. We are intricately connected to the natural world, but we are also a component of both local and global communities.
We wear clothing made by many pairs of hands and eat food that has been touched by many people before it ever reaches our markets. And we affect and are effected by our interactions with our communities.
This page is intended to provide links to our community. Each of these people have made an impact on me, and I would like to bring your awareness to them.
My intent with this page is to support each other, bringing awareness to the talents of individuals within our community.
Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Philosophy Certificate Program
(established by my teacher, Dr. Christopher Chapple)
and the MA in Yoga Studies Program
Deeper Than Asana Teacher Training (led by Rebecca Fink, Lindy Ker and me)
Just Yoga (My favorite little studio out in Corona, run by the lovely Lisa Salners and Damien McVey)
Ray Long’s Anatomy Books and Blogs (Bandha Yoga)
A blog by my teacher, Dr. Jason Birch and his lovely wife, Jacqueline, about all manner of things involving the Haṭha Yoga Tradition.
Tim Miller’s Ashtanga Yoga Center (my beloved ashtanga teacher for many, many years)
Srivatsa Ramaswami (a direct student of Krishnamacharya—he leads an incredible training once a year at LMU)
David Swenson (One of the sweetest, most inspiring yogis around)
Andrey Lappa (A really interesting teacher from the Ukraine who I was fortunate enough to do a short training with several years ago).
Denise Thibault (Just the most amazing Iyengar teacher—based in old town Orange) http://www.denisesyogastudio.com
Girish Music (Girish has been such an inspiration to me, and has patiently taught me several mantras on the harmonium)
Yoga Works (my home base since the mid-nineties)
Carrie Cowan Photography (Carrie does such beautiful yogi photos—if you need some shots for your website or cards, she would love to work with you!)
Robert Sturman Photography
Tai Kerbs Photography
W/Group Create - Joel Werner (graphic artist & web-site designer (he made this one!))
Manduka (just the best yoga mats—I still have and use my 20 year old classic Pro mat)
(Erika is a Manduka Ambassador)
Indian Festival Calendar
Infinity Strap (designed and made by our own Amir Zaki)
Fembody Fitness (owned by our own Michelle Miller) for silks and pole dancing
Natalia Fabia (amazing artist—her paintings look like photographs, they are so detailed. She recently started offering lessons as well).
Sender One Climbing Studio (This is where we teach a lot of our Deeper than Asana Teacher Training. They have created such a wonderful yoga program there as well.
I have been subbing there a bit lately, and I am so impressed with how well the rock-climbing and yoga fit together so well).