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I am so excited about the upcoming Yoga Journal Conference that will be taking place in New York City from May 12th – 16th 2011.  Maya Breuer will be a featured instructor at the event.

I told Maya that I wanted to introduce and / or remind people of her.  Additionally, I asked Ms. Beuer how she would you  like to be described.  She responded that she liked  the way she was described in the Yoga Journal Magazine article as “Yogi To The People”

Here is an excerpt from the interview in the article:

How did your studies in India affect you? In 1988 I fully immersed myself in the lifestyle and practice of a yogi. I followed mitahar, a restricted diet. For three months I lived in the village of Kayavarohan in Gujarat, India, and received instruction in prayer, chanting, asana, and yoga philosophy under Sri Rajarshi Muni. Today I incorporate those into my teaching, which includes people from all cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, races, ages, and philosophies as well as people coping with chronic illness, stress, and behavioral challenges.

Why did you launch the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color? I  wanted to introduce minority women to the healing benefits of yoga practice, provide them with an outlet for their stress, and teach them ancient wisdom. Each retreat attracts women from all ethnicities. It’s my firm belief that the awareness and skills one derives through yoga practice will greatly benefit the black American community. (Read more)

Join Maya at the Yoga Journal NYC ConferenceYoga Flava will be attending and blogging about it.

Join Celebrity Chef Kai Chase and Robin Downes’ Yoga Flava for Summer Spiritual and Sensual Sizzle By The Sea Weekend Retreat Get Away (June 25-28) in Marina Del Rey, California.

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