COLUMNISTS

Annie CarpenterAnnie Carpenter Known as a “teachers’ teacher,” Annie is the creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, an intelligent marriage of mindful movement with compassionate, wakeful alignment. Annie creates practices that are at once advanced and challenging, yet safe and playful. Practicing yoga since the 70s, she worked with the Martha Graham Company in the 80’s and continues to be a dedicated student (geek!) of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation and classical philosophy. Annie is the author of RelaxDEEPLY, a CD of restorative yoga, and Yoga for Total Back Care, a DVD produced by Yoga Journal, and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal. An influential Teacher Trainer since 2003, Annie is based in CA and teaches globally. www.anniecarpenter.com
Ashley TurnerAshley Turner is the creator of the wildly popular MEDITATION 101 Virtual Conference (over 25,000 participants in 2014!), 7 best-selling yoga dvd’s and co author of Aroma Yoga. Details magazine named Ashley “One of the top 6 personal trainers in 2014″. Known for her innovative fusion of neurobiology, Western psychotherapy and yoga/meditation, Ashley works with clients worldwide via Skype and leads live events worldwide. Ashley lives by the ocean in Marina Del Rey, CA and in the mountains of Aspen, CO. www.AshleyTurner.org
Christina SellChristina Sell is the director of the San Marcos School of Yoga and author of Yoga From the Inside Out: Making Peace with Your Body Through Yoga and My Body is a Temple: Yoga as a Path to Wholeness. She conducts yoga trainings online, locally, nationally and internationally. She is passionate about yoga, nature and learning.
Colleen Saidman YeeColleen Saidman Yee is the founder of Yoga Shanti and teaches workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings world wide. She is a co-director of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program. She has been teaching full time for 17 years, and has been featured in over two dozen Gaiam and Plum TV yoga DVDs. Her memoir/yoga book Yoga for Life will be released on June 2nd.
Daphne ZunigaDaphne Zuniga With an acting career spanning 30 years, Daphne has starred in film and television including Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, TV’s Melrose Place, and One Tree Hill. The daughter of a Unitarian minister and a philosophy professor, she searched for her own meaningful practice and found it in Vipassana and Metta meditation retreats. She credits teachers Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield with changing her life. Daphne produced a documentary on the TED conference, and presently sits on the Board of the LA River Revitalization Corp.
Duncan WongDuncan Wong originator of the Western warrior flow movement out of California, where Vinyasa was born from surfers and seekers on the path of truth love. He is the creator of the Yogic Arts synthesis system; a cross core counter spiral wave motion source power flow therapy practice, and is arguably the worlds leading proponent on the integration of yoga, martial arts and massage.
Elena BrowerElena Brower Teaching ​yoga and meditation ​​since 1999​, Elena is globally known for ​her​ resonant, relevant voice​.​ ​She’s ​co-created Art of Attention, a beloved yoga ​workbook, translated into 5 languages, and a deck of Healing Cards of the same name to guide daily practice. Devoted to meditation as our ​most ​healing ​daily habit​, she’s created potent online meditation coursework, and produced a ​​film called On Meditation, sharing intimate portraits of pioneers and practitioners of meditation. Practice with Elena on Yogaglo.com.
Gina CaputoGina Caputo is the Yogini On The Loose, a wild and passionate yogini who believes that practicing yoga illuminates the evolutionary journey that is life. Her inspirational style of teaching is a balanced fusion of vinyasa yoga, empowering insight and humor. Based in Boulder, Colorado she founded and directs the Colorado School of Yoga with programs in Boulder, Vail and Aspen.  www.ginacaputo.com | www.coloradoschoolofyoga.org.
Gina MurdockGina Murdock is a writer, yoga teacher and community organizer. She is founder of the Aspen Yoga Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting community through yoga. She and her husband Jerry Murdock created and support the Mind, Body, Spirit Series at The Aspen Institute. Murdock is a master’s candidate in spiritual psychology at the University of Santa Monica and a founding member of Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Self Directed Biological Transformation Initiative. She is also leading an initiative to create “The City of Well-being” in Aspen and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Aspen. Gina is an active board member of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and The Center for Living Peace in Orange County and Aspen as well as an international editor at Origin Magazine and contributor at Mantra Magazine.
Kathryn BudigKathryn Budig is the founder of Aim True, author of The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga, and is currently writing her second book Aim True, due out Jan 2016. She is a regular contributor for Women’s Health and Yoga Journal, a food blogger, founder of Poses for Paws, and a sponsored by Under Armour. www.kathrynbudig.com
Kia MillerKia Miller One of the most well-known Kundalini teachers in the West, Kia has an ability to translate the subtle teachings of Kundalini Yoga in a highly accessible way. She is certified in both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the world. Kia’s classes are a powerful mix of Asana, breath, meditation and chanting that will leave you feeling uplifted and empowered.
Kino MacGregorKino MacGregor an international yoga teacher with 15 years of experience, author of three books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, co-founder of Miami Life Center, founder of Miami Yoga Magazine, Certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher practicing through the Fourth Series. www.kinoyoga.com.
KK LedfordKK Ledford is an astrologer and teacher who has devoted two decades of study to esoteric and embodied spiritual practices and the mysteries of consciousness. She brings to her work a Master’s degree in Feminist Theology. For eighteen years she has merged astrology with yoga in her teaching. Wildmoonwisdom is where astrology, occult studies, Tantrik philosophy, women’s spirituality, myth and magick coalesce.www.wildmoonwisdom.com | www.kapalikatantra.com
Noah MazeNoah Maze Noah’s fierce and compassionate dedication to yoga inspires and holds space for students to journey deeper into body, heart, mind, and spirit than they ever could have imagined. Noah teaches internationally and online and lives with his family in Los Angeles. Learn more about Noah www.yogamaze.net Take Noah’s classes: www.yogaglo.com.
Sadie NardiniSadie Nardini is one of the most in-demand yoga instructors in the world. She’s empowering, inspiring and knows her anatomy. Sadie’s the host of Rock Your Yoga on the Z TV Network, in 25 million homes, and the author of the 21-Day Yoga Body (Random House). She presents at all the Yoga Journal Live! Conferences. See more at SadieNardini.com!
Seane CornSeane Corn is an internationally renowned yoga teacher and spiritual activist. Featured on NPR, Oprah.com and Yoga Journal, Seane uses her platform to raise awareness for communities in need. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®. Her self-authored dvds are available through Gaiam, Yoga Journal and Sounds True. seanecorn.com Photo credit: Steve Rosenfield
Sharon GannonSharon Gannon is a 21st century Renaissance woman; an animal rights/vegan activist, dancer, writer, musician and yogini, perhaps best known for co-creating, along with David Life, the Jivamukti Yoga method, a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. With forty Jivamukti Schools world-wide and growing, she is a radical voice for spiritual activism in the world today.
Sianna ShermanSianna Sherman is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher, evocative storyteller and passionate speaker at conferences and festivals throughout the world. She is the founder of Mythic Yoga Flow, creator of The Goddess Project with Yoga Journal, a featured teacher of Yogaglo online yoga, and co-founder of a women’s empowerment training called Urban Priestess. www.siannasherman.com
Tiffany CruikshankTiffany Cruikshank Yoga teacher, author and health & wellness expert Tiffany is internationally acclaimed due to her ability to combine over two decades of teaching yoga with over a decade working with patients to create Yoga Medicine- a thorough, anatomically based method training teachers all over the world to use yoga as medicine. www.YogaMedicine.com
Tommy RosenTommy Rosen is a yoga teacher, writer, and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness. Tommy has certifications in both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. He is one of the pioneers in the burgeoning field of Yoga and Recovery and has over twenty years of experience assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds. Tommy is the founder of Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Conference and also leads the Recovery 2.0 #MoveBeyond Coaching Program. He presents workshops annually at Esalen, and Kripalu. Tommy’s first book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life was published by Hay House in 2014. Tommy and his wife, noted yoga teacher, Kia Miller, live and teach in Venice, CA.  www.tommyrosen.com