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Beautiful path to now

A groundbreaking art exhibit mines yoga's mythic past for clues about its vibrant present

Rise and shine

AcroYoga flies high in SF

Stretch out

Summer yoga retreats and festivals offer escape for body, mind

Gopi and the Yoglers

Google+ guru's innovative viral yoga program bridges technology and "random acts of meditation."

At the hub

Yoga teacher and environmental consultant Konda Mason links consciousness, activism, and sustainability

Faith in flow

Grace Cathedral's yoga team talk love, church, and the Christian-yogi connection

Yoga, church, and radical acceptance: An interview with the Grace Cathedral yoga team

March 21, 2013
Every Tuesday evening, hundreds of people flock to the Grace Cathedral Labyrinth to practice yoga with local teacher Darren Main. With Easter around the corner,...

On the Om Front: Guys Wanted in the Yoga Room

March 8, 2013
I teach a weekly employee yoga class at a hospital where my students are all women. Every week, a young man peers curiously into...

On the Om Front: Bhakti by the Bay

February 20, 2013
Some people go out to bars and drink on a Friday. But, you want to know what I do for a good time? I...

On the Om Front: In the name of love

February 6, 2013
It’s February—feeling a little love in your heart? Srutih Asher Colbert’s been feeling the love all year long. She’s a Bay Area yoga teacher...

On the Om Front: Redefining yoga

January 23, 2013
Every year that I go to the Yoga Journal Conference in San Francisco, which just ended on Monday, I come away with the same...

Find your happy place

Yoga in a cathedral, fire rituals, "monkey conditioning": Find serenity at these 7 meditation-ready spots around the Bay

On the Om Front: Get possessed in 2013

January 9, 2013
Yogis love the New Year. It’s not that we love to party till 4am and then vomit on the neighbor’s front stoop, or sing...

On the Om Front: Where to breathe deeply this holiday season

December 20, 2012
Do you feel like the world is always about to end? I do. Maybe it’s because we’ve been in a recession almost my entire adulthood....

On the Om Front: MC Yogi’s Gandhi connection

December 14, 2012
You know yoga has arrived when yoga teachers are up at the mic giving a TED talk.This past October, the Bay Area’s very own...

On the Om Front: Is Facebook good for your practice?

November 28, 2012
If you are part of the yoga community, here’s what you probably see when you log on to Facebook: invitations to expensive yoga retreats...

On the Om Front: Grappling with gratitude

November 15, 2012
Humans are funny creatures. We don’t need to be reminded to complain or judge someone else (or ourselves)—that’s so easy. I mean, things always...

On the Om Front: Yoga politicking

November 1, 2012
I’ve heard it said that the best test for how enlightened you’ve become is to see how calm you are while spending an entire...

On the Om Front: Oh my goddess

October 18, 2012
If you’re a goddess or know one, this is your week. Not because the presidential debate on Tuesday night revolved around (devolved into?) a...

On the Om Front: The divine essence of play

October 4, 2012
Yoga can be so serious. Ever look around class while people are doing backbends or pressing their quads to their bones in a standing...

On the Om Front: A path with heart

September 27, 2012
I’ve been practicing yoga for 12 years. Over the years, my practice has changed depending on the basic conditions of my life: my age,...

On the Om Front: Honor what you love

September 20, 2012
It’s no surprise that we have days and weeks and months that are specifically designated to honoring things, like MLK day or Breast Cancer...

On the Om Front: Play ball!

September 13, 2012
Local yoga teacher and writer Karen Macklin's new weekly column on SFBG explores yoga, meditation, and conscious living in the big city.Let’s talk about...