The Blog

At mang’Oh, we believe the practice of yoga is a celebration of life. We run a boutique yoga studio in NYC, teacher trainings in NYC and the Hudson Valley, and retreats around the world. Our blog takes the practice of yoga off the mat, exploring topics that allow you to build the strength and serenity to live your life with beauty and abundance.

On Healing, or Why We Need a Revolution of Love

“May you heal everything you touch.” – Author Unknown

This month, we explore the virtue of ahimsa, or the concept of …

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On the Silver Lining, or How to Rejoice

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

Just a short post this …

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Deep Gratitude: Or Why a ‘Gratitude List’ Is Not the Answer

Call me a skeptic, but all of the recent focus on gratitude and its contribution to happiness has me feeling …

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On Fear (Or Why You Should Keep Singing)

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair
My son has always loved to sing.
One …

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On Change (or Why Your Resolutions in 2016 Will Matter)

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the …

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On Devotion (or Why We Need Love More Than Ever)

When I am searching for the ways to stay in love, I hear Maharajji saying: Feed people, Serve people, Love …

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On Silence (or How to Stay Still when the World is Out of Control)

In the work that I do with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises, I often encounter people who are “burnt out”.
I …

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On Memories (or How to Live in the Present while Enjoying the Past)

When I lived in a tiny village in France, there was a café where I would sit and do my …

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The Inspirationals: Orli Tesler, Tesler Mendelovitch

Every other week, we do a short profile of someone who has been successful creating a career out of doing what …

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On Creating Space (or why change is utterly, ridiculously hard)

When I was pregnant with Harry, my first child, I had this recurring nightmare.
In this nightmare, I was on a …

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The Inspirationals: David Torr, UCOOK

Every other week, we do a short profile of someone who has been successful creating a career out of doing what …

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The Inspirationals: Julie Wilhite, Julie Wilhite Photography

Every other week, we do a short profile of someone who has been successful creating a career out of doing what …

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Finding Your Passion (3 Steps to Overcome your Fears and Finally Do What You Love)

I wrote that title for search engine optimization and I’m not afraid to say it.
The truth is, I hate these …

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In the Dark: How a Bankrupt Electricity Utility can Bring You Closer to Your Community

So, South Africa’s government-owned electricity utility is nearly bankrupt. There are certainly long-term implications for a country trying to create jobs …

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The Inspirationals: Whitney Johnson, Generation Ubuntu

Every other week, we do a short profile of someone who has been successful creating a career out of doing what …

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I’m Grateful for Everything I Have in My Life: An Interview with Frank Muscara

Honestly, Frank has the most comforting presence I have ever encountered. He is grounded, kind, capable, and intelligent. Frank takes …

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Leisure Time (or Why We Should Take Time to Do Things We Enjoy)

Leisure is not the privilege of those who can afford to take time; it is the virtue of those who …

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The Inspirationals: Julia Stephenson, Short & Sweet

Every other week, we do a short profile of someone who has been successful creating a career out of doing what …

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The World is Brand New Again: An Interview with Josh Meier

Josh has such a nurturing spirit. I witnessed him encouraging and uplifting everyone around him throughout our Teacher Training, always …

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Meditation as Ritual (or How to Meditate While Doing the Dishes)

There is this time of day that I despise.  Dinner is over, the kids have been bathed and put to …

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The Inspirationals: JennaDee Detro & Abianne Miller, Cat Spring Tea

Every other week, we do a short profile of someone who has been successful creating a career out of doing what …

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Teaching Yoga to Children: An Interview With Kim Cunningham

Kim is absolutely hilarious – she is fun loving, adventurous, and one of the easiest people to be around. She …

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Work-Life Balance (or Why Work-Life Balance is a Myth)

I was sitting at lunch with a friend the other day, moaning (as you do) about work-life balance.  She’s a …

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The Inspirationals: Samantha Cobos of Nest PURE

Every other week, we do a short profile of someone who has been successful creating a career out of doing what …

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My Time on the Mat is an Oasis: An Interview with Andrea Lodico Welshons

Andrea is one of our Teacher Trainees who now teaches at mang’Oh. Andrea an absolute light – she fills every room she …

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Making Mistakes (or Why Failure is Where the Fun Happens)

When I was a little girl, we had to learn square dancing at school.
Is this a Texas-thing?
I loved square dancing.  …

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The Inspirationals: Randi Zinn

Every other week, we do a short profile of someone who has been successful creating a career out of doing what …

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Life is Messy, There is No Instruction Manual: An Interview with Djuna Passman

Djuna has been a longtime student and teacher at mang’Oh, and she was a part of our first Teacher Training …

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The Long Term (or Trying Not to Rush When You’re Building a Life)

I’m learning how to garden.  We’ve lived in the house for a year now and we’re finally starting to look …

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