why I want to be a yoga teacher

On my dream to be a yoga teacher Before I go into why I want to be a yoga teacher, I would like to share a little bit of a personal journey that led to this realization.   Growing up my father was my role model.  ( I love my mother too very much 🙂 .  […]

Project Santosha

Project “Santosha” is an effort to raise funds to provide education and yoga to underprivileged children in the villages surrounding the small town of Latur, India. 100% of the money raised by Santosh Maknikar’s yoga classes and workshops are donated to this project. Santosha संतोष means contentment, satisfaction. It is one of the niyamas (or fundamental precepts) […]

Santosh Maknikar

Santosh Maknikar, Salt Lake City Santosh was born in latur, india and moved to the united states in 2005. He has been practicing yoga since the age of 5 and from his love of yoga he founded  Yoga For People – non profit organization so that everyone on the planet can experience the healing benefits […]

Myositis, Yoga and Education

My name is Dana Dmitrich and Yoga found me 8 years ago and since then we have had a healthy and intimate relationship.  Yoga filled avoid physically, emotionally, and spiritually to the point where I couldn’t wait to roll out my mat or read and study more about it.  I had to know what was […]

Yoga Rave in Salt Lake City

A session of yoga was led by Santosh Maknikar from Yoga for People. To Maknikar, yoga raves are the perfect outlet for him to spread the Yoga for People message. This non-profit organization takes yoga to those afflicted with illness, addiction, and depression. Providing a free service to people who would otherwise go without the […]

Yoga and Cancer Recovery

I started yoga after I had a double mastectomy in 2012.  I went to a class called “Gentle Yoga.”  Having just went through a major erratic surgery, I thought  that “Gentle Yoga” sounded like something that would slowly help me to feel better.  Little did I know –  I learned there is really no different […]

Research paper on Trauma-Sesitive Yoga Practice

Angela Jones, Southern New Hampshire University; Research Paper The full recognition of the impact of trauma on human functioning grew in the U.S. from studies of Holocaust survivors, Vietnam veterans, battered women, abused children, disaster survivors, refugees, sexual assault and other crime victims. More effective treatment interventions are needed. A growing body of research-based evidence […]

The yoga group had significant higher scores in high spirits and extravertedness

Hatha-Yoga has become increasingly popular in western countries as a method for coping with stress. However, little is known about the physiological and psychological effects of yoga practice. We measured heart rate, blood pressure, the hormones cortisol, prolactin and growth hormone and certain psychological parameters in a yoga practicing group and a control group of […]

A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depression

A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depression.  CONTEXT: Yoga teachers and students often report that yoga has an uplifting effect on their moods, but scientific research on yoga and depression is limited. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of a short-term Iyengar yoga course on mood in mildly depressed young adults. DESIGN: […]