Our theme around here at Yoga Pura this month is Appreciate. In our yoga practice and in our lives, figuring out how to appreciate things is a powerful shortcut to more happiness. Sound simple? Well, sometimes it is. 

Receiving a gift from a friend, having our coffee paid f...

Yoga can help us live happier in many ways--beyond the bending and breathing that goes on in the typical yoga class.

The truth is that yoga's tradition of mindfulness and meditation practices are proven to help lift our moods, increase our energy, and leave us with more cla...

Yoga Nidra, the ancient science of healing and happiness, is gaining wild popularity--and not just among the yoga crowd.

Therapists, counselors, coaches, school teachers, and even our military is taking interest in this powerful practice, using it to combat stress, improve...

Fifteen years to the minute after teaching the very first class at Yoga Pura, our Founder shares an important message for us all.

About the Eric Walrabenstein

Eric Walrabenstein is a nationally-recognized speaker, teacher, and best-selling author of Waging Inner Peace. As one...

November is a month for thanks.

We all know that, so I’m not going to drone on and on about how we should give thanks for many the gifts in our lives.

In fact, I’m going to go out on a rather unconventional limb and suggest that it’s not true that you should be thankful.


I remember the first time I experienced a real sense of meaning in my life.

I was a fourteen-year old kid, and my school-yard friend, Bobby Carpio, had told me about this cool group he had just joined. It was called the Civil Air Patrol, and it was like the Boy Scouts, but no...

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

Service. One could argue it is why we are here. Look around and you’ll see that it is in service to others that so many of us find the greatest rewards in life. The mother serving th...

 Dear Yogi E,


I’m shopping for a yoga teacher training program and have read much about your program and others. Can you give me a sense of why your program is better than others?Your candid thoughts would be a great help in my decision-making process.


Thanks in advance,



Dear Yogi E,

I just got certified as a yoga teacher at a prominent studio here in New York.

Throughout my training I was told that yoga is about the mind and not the body; that it’s not about mastering yoga postures; that yoga’s primary scripture states yoga’s goal as “stillin...

 For most, the New Year is a time of reflection and new beginnings, but it’s also a time that reminds us that we are in charge of the creation of our lives. Or at least it should.


In my over twenty years of teaching, coaching, and counseling, I have been forever surprised by...

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