FROM THE MAT: Malaika Butoyi

Hi! I’m Malaika of Malaika Vida Yoga. I have been a yoga teacher and meditation coach in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. Here’s me doing Titibhasana - Dragonfly pose - on my friend Hunter’s shoulders. Sharing my yoga with a friend, aka Acro Yoga, has been an unexpected blessing of recent years. A…

FROM THE MAT: Jasmine McKenzie

Photo: Tatjana Smith "I've got all sorts of fav poses (as I'm sure most peeps do) but I'm choosing Devaduuta Panna Asana / Fallen Angel. It's a peaceful inversion, where we get to play with balance and breath. Showing up to my mat is like coming home. It is where my mind settles and my spirit soars." *Jasmine McKenzie…

FROM THE MAT: Jennifer Oliver O’Connell

"My favorite go-to these days is called Gate Pose, or Parighasana in the Sanskrit. Between age (I’m 54), menopause, and a more sedentary life, I feel the need to stretch, as well as strengthen, and Gate Pose is a wonderful way to do both." Now, because Jennifer is a bonafied anatomical BOSS, of course there…

FROM THE MAT: Lonni Hawkins Rivera

"I show up to my mat because the ancient practice has always held me accountable." "Yoga has made me a better human being. Life is always richer and sweeter after yoga. I love the challenge of bringing my mind, body and spirit in alignment. Everyday is different and new. I show up to my mat…