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…

FROM THE MAT: Stories of Self Care, Encouragement and Hope

We want to wrap up this year on a hopeful note. 2020 dealt a crushing blow to so many people, and more than ever it's important to remind ourselves that we are not alone. The FROM THE MAT campaign was sparked with the intention to share a little light with each other, in the hopes…