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Yoga Journal May/June 2019

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Yoga Journal offers all practitioners—from beginners to masters—expert information on how to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life both on and off the mat.

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3 min.
places you’ll go

You know that feeling the night before a big trip? Excitement and anticipation, maybe tinged with a little anxiety. You have an itinerary, but you can't plan everything that will happen along the way. That's what it felt like making this issue, and that's how I feel now, as we release it into the world. We set out on a journey to explore yoga travel and culture. It started with the predictable—picks for classic and up-and-coming yoga retreat centers, festivals, and towns. Then we realized we needed more; we needed to research which destinations are working toward environmental and social responsibility so that you can land somewhere with integrity (page 54). An India guide was a must, but one sourced by local experts who can speak to the country's spiritual and…

3 min.
meet our new ambassadors home free

Brandon Spratt After college I was successful, in a sense, working in pro-duction in Hollywood. But I wasn’t mature enough to handle the money. I was going through a breakup, had lost friends, and I was out of work. I ended up losing every-thing. I was so devastated and depressed that I couldn’t lift myself out of the mud. I lived in my car, then on the beach. I started asking: What is my purpose? How do I overcome this? But despite my despair, I still had faith that the universe cornered me into this period of self-reflection for a reason. Then one day a woman I’d met told me to find Seventh Chakra Yoga in Huntington Beach. I felt a powerful force as soon as I stepped into that space, and I…

1 min.
the tour community + conversation

Yoga Journal is sending out two ambassadors to shine a light on the real talk, real issues, real work, and real fun taking place in yoga’s diverse communities, large and small, across the country. Over the next six months, Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt will journey to yoga studios, festivals, and unique venues to meet master teachers and everyday practitioners. The LBY Tour will illuminate the biggest conversations yogis are striking up today, from what leadership looks like to the impact of social media on the practice and business of yoga, and so much more. Don’t miss out on the action! Watch the interviews, get exclusive practices, and see the photos. TOUR LOCATIONS: BOULDER SALT LAKE CITY SEATTLE PORTLAND SAN FRANCISCO LOS ANGELES SAN DIEGO AUSTIN ATLANTA MIAMI WASHINGTON DC NEW YORK BOSTON CHICAGO MINNEAPOLIS KANSAS CITY DENVER See you on the road! @LIVEBEYOGA | WWW.LIVEBEYOGA.COM…

3 min.
trust your truth

The simple act of asking “What is my purpose?” on the Internet has the power to elicit nearly one billion responses. That’s a staggering commentary on the way so many people feel about who they are and how much they long for an existence that matters. On the surface, typing those four little words… what—is—my—purpose… and pressing enter may seem trivial, but it’s really a profound reflection of an intimate prayer rising from the deepest part of the heart. It’s asking to be acknowledged. Initiating that search is a sign that the journey toward an elevated life filled with meaning and character is ready to begin. And here is the great news. Beyond the labyrinth of digital links, there is really just one being who holds the keys to unlock the answers to…

4 min.
the sound of silence

I’ve been meditating for a long time, but as I arrived in North Fork, California, just outside of Yosemite National Park, for my first 10-day vipassana retreat, I was terrified. What have I gotten myself into? I wondered as I drove down the dirt path to the California Vipassana Meditation Center. What if we get dragged into another world war and no one can reach me? My nerves were running high. I was about to spend a whopping 10 hours and 45 minutes a day in seated meditation in complete silence—no phone, computer, journal, books, exercise, yoga, or speaking. Not talking seemed like it was going to be easy. As a yoga and meditation teacher, I spend all day every day using my voice. Silence felt like a welcome reprieve. But no journaling,…

2 min.
creative caesar

Oberlin’s kohlrabi caesar salad SERVES 4 “I love when a salad comes together in all the right ways. Oberlin’s kohlrabi caesar is deliciously dressed and has great texture. Kohlrabi, also called a German turnip, is sweet-but-peppery and crunchy until the last bite. The cured fish and caesar-style dressing is savory enough to make your taste buds explode.” 4 oz smoked trout or pickled herring, sliced into bite-size pieces½ cup mixed fresh herbs (such as parsley and chives), divided1 tsp lemon zest¼ tsp crushed red pepper¼ tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste⅓ cup plus ¼ cup and 3 tbsp olive oil, divided4 slices ¼-inch-thick country-style bread1 large egg yolk1 garlic clove, finely grated1 tbsp plus 1 tsp fresh lemon juice2 lbs kohlrabies (about 5),…