Mantra Magazine - Issue 1

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Love is all there is. Love is the lens through which I experience yoga -Britt B Steele

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Jessica Baker Yoga Instructor

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Tami Apland

In a world that can be full of chaos and uncertainty, I find that I always come back to my passions to keep me grounded. The roots of who I am keep my heart full, and my passions firing. My family, my friends, and my yoga community ignite me to live my life to the fullest and always choose love!

My yoga practice has taught me to live boldly and authentically, taking chances both on and off my mat. I know now that success lies not in things always going my way, but in taking risks and persevering through perceived failure when all I want to do is quit and walk away. Dedication is everything. Photo: Michael James

Photo: Katie Acheff

Chris Calarco, Yoga instructor, Yoga Union, Phish Yoga Life is uneven, uncertain and in flux. Anything can happen at any time. I feel more relaxed and prepared to navigate change when I consistently practice asana, meditation and pranayama with purpose, precision and compassion. Slowly, I am progressing through my resistance to steady, ordinary practice. The more I practice this way, the more I let go. Photo: Jainee Dial


Nathan Mills Bushido Yoga and Holistic Health, The one thing I know for sure is that change is inevitable. Success in life cannot be measured by the money we’ve earned, the things we’ve acquired, or notoriety we’ve gained. These things are finite. Success is determined by our adaptability to all life’s circumstances. Happiness is our ability to adapt and thrive no matter what life brings. Photo: Joel Conrad Bechtolt

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Matt Nelson Yoga Instructor When I have the opportunity to sing kirtan and take class with my beloved Guru, I am reminded that love is more than an emotion and sentiment - it is also a dynamic power, endlessly expanding, and possessing an agenda all its own. Photo: Anna Caitlyn Harris


Uma Diana Hulet Yoga teacher, Yoga Union, One thing I know for sure is that we are adaptable and therefore shaped by the circumstances of our lives. Practice offers us the capacity to invite everything in and breathe fully into our connected and necessary humanness. This feeling inspires us to look outward without reservation and see the world in all of its fierceness and beauty. Photo: Anna Caitlin Harris


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