“Saraswathi” Short Yoga Documentary at the Bel-Air Film Festival

Change For Balance Productions is set to premiere the short documentary, “Saraswathi,” at the Bel-Air Film Festival on October 14th, 2012. Told through candid interviews with the legend herself, “Saraswathi” is based on the life and teachings of Saraswathi Jois who was the first female to teach both men and women the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Shot on location in Mysore, India as well as Encinitas, California this short documentary pays homage to not only Saraswathi’s incredible life, but also her beautiful city, and her famous family. Saraswathi is the only daughter of legendary yoga master Sri K. Patthabhi Jois and mother of the current authority in the Ashtanga practice, Sharath Jois.

Saraswathi from Change For Balance on Vimeo.

A Sucker for Really Cool Yoga Art

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Blending history with a dash of yogic humor, Boonchu Tanti’s Ashtanga yoga illustrations capture the essence of the joy and playfulness of yoga.

Wanderlust SPEAKEASY 2011 – Maty Ezraty on ‘The Business of Yoga’

Maty Ezraty joined up with Wanderlust Festival in Lake Tahoe, CA to discuss the business side of yoga — in this lecture she shares tips on opening a studio, keeping it vibrant, how to keep your teachers and students engaged, and more.

Maty Ezraty was the original founder of Yoga Works in Santa Monica California and directed the Teacher Training Program there for over 16 years. She has studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois five times in India , and during five of his American tours, as well as once in France. She is known for her joyful, engaging and determined approach to teaching correct form. Teaching since 1985, Maty has been a student of many senior Iyengar teachers which reflects in her practice and how she teaches.

Learn more about her work and her upcoming schedule at http://www.chuckandmaty.com.

Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Tribute

One of yoga’s finest left us yesterday (18 May 2009).  Click here for the official announcement of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’ passing or check the twitter feed to express condolences and find links to further information about this great yogi.

A favorite quote from Pattabhi Jois:

If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.

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