April Link Love: Teachers, Thrive-ing + The Times Talks Yoga

Introduction to the monthly Link Love column: One of my favorite blogs (and a total blogger role model of mine) is Gala Darling. Every month, Gala Darling publishes a link roundup in a narrative form of what she’s been reading. Lounging in bed on lazy Friday mornings (when I was in college) or Sunday mornings (now that I’m a working lady), I open up the links Gala posts like presents on Chanukah evenings. I want to create a similar experience for my readers…with the added bonus of documenting these reading gems so I no longer have 17 tabs open on Google Chrome. So, without further adieu, thank you Gala for the inspiration. Here is a delightful (Central Park) link carousel of my own.

I met Nicole during Bhakti training as part of my 300-hour with Laughing Lotus. I love her teaching website because it gets to the essence of what she’s about and wants to provide for others.

Speaking of the fabulous Lotus, I got lots of inspiration through Ali Cramer’s Lululemon Ambassador video, where she takes you on a tour of NYC’s Chinatown and her favorite place to buy herbs (for an Ayurveda expert, that’s a big deal!). And speaking of Ali-ma, here’s a one-on-one interview with her and the Adhara online mag.

Via Harper’s Bazaar (an expert on such things), an art director on why she wears the exact same thing to work every day.

For the Yogathon, Living Yoga shares fundraising strategies and special classes in April!

Greatist shares the only 7 things you can control in life.

I love it when the New York Times talks yoga! Especially when it was so relevant to all the travel I was doing – I did every single pose this article recommended…on my cross-continental flight!

A Yoga International article on the mission behind the make-yoga-accessible movement. And speaking of, they’re having their first conference in September!

I can’t sing the praises of this interview and how it brings two aspects of my life together more, but here it is, folks, Melanie Klein, founder of the Yoga + Body Image Coalition, interviewed on Feministing on the power of the intersection of yoga + feminism. #mylyfe

Speaking of, here is a truly earth-shatteringly fabulous interview with curvy yoga Instagram star @mynameisjessamyn.

BUST Magazine reviews the IUD…it’s like a movie review, but more useful.

Here are some Maya Angelou quotes to make your day.

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

This girl I went to school with is the new face of herpes (happy STD Awareness Month, BTW!). She’s interviewing her exes on her blog and me and my friends are loving keeping up with her press tour, both internal and external.

Last chance to donate to the Living Yoga Yogathon (sorry not sorry, I had to).

Via HuffPo, Lena Dunham tackles the stigma of mental health with a workout selfie. Bottom line, again and again, it’s about feeling good and Lena Dunham is just quite simply amazing.

BUST lists 7 female musician memoirs you should read. (I want to read Joni’s!)

Via Yoga International, inspire your teaching with the language of the yamas and the niyamas.

Elena Brower, the yoga business machine, did it again with this gorgeous and innovative new website for yoga teachers.

Meg Cabot writes more about the new PD books and I. Am. Getting. So. Impatient.

This SEED program is sparking my educational interest because it is an academic approach to incorporating diversity into both public and private school settings.

The website THE MUSE is absolutely fantastic and coming into my life at just the right time (i.e. as I try to figure out WTF I’m going to do come September).

BUST shares 10 mason jar meals to take to work…time to get domestic!

Via Gala Darling‘s own “carousel,” here are questions to ask before giving up.

Here are 20 career tips from entrepreneurs in a lovely narrative form.

To all the single ladies going through breakups out there, a. I get it right now and b. here are some reasons why jerks show up in our lives, via Danielle LaPorte (also via Gala’s Carousel).

Thrive Forward is a program on Low Glycemic Index clean eating (a process I am beginning on). What a great resource!

Via NYMag, here’s what happens “when rich people marry poor people.” A very interesting topic, especially after meeting a couples finance blogger last weekend at the blogger meetup.

I got quite Glamour.com happy this month. Here are 8 ways to know “he” (I always find the impersonality of their pronouns to be quite amusing!) is in love with you. Now, I read this one for the fashion: profiles of the best plus-size models out there! What TV couples teach us about relationships (because those are, of course, just so realistic!).

Aron Chilewich, fellow Wes grad ’14, wrote this very, very interesting piece on when Burning Man meets Passover (A likely combo? I think not…but he makes it work).

This infographic on where and why people practice yoga…and for how long, is fascinating!


Happy May, folks!


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