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Interview with David Lynch

David Lynch yoga teacher

David Lynch is a YogaWorks trained Senior E-RYT 500-hour with over a decade of teaching and teacher training experience both domestically and internationally. In his teaching, David tries to bring… Read More→

Interview with Melanie Lora Meltzer

Melanie Lora Meltzer

Melanie Lora Meltzer is an award-winning actress, writer, yoga teacher, and mother. Melanie has performed on stages all over Los Angeles and Southern California. She is currently teaching yoga classes… Read More→

Interview with Kelly Golden

interview with Kelly Golden yoga teacher

Kelly Golden was our first hired writer on YogaBasics—way back in 2007. She has since moved on and is currently the director of Vira Bhava Yoga, leading teacher trainings and… Read More→

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Yogic Wisdom

There are three classes of devotees. The lowest one says, "God is up there," and he points to heaven. The mediocre devotee says that God dwells in the heart as the "Inner Controller." But the highest devotee says: "God alone has become everything. All things that we perceive are so many forms of God."
- Sri Ramakrishna
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