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.

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Why do Yoga Teacher Training at mang’Oh?

 
Have you ever been curious about the mang’Oh yoga teacher training? Wondering if our upcoming fall program is a good fit …

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Inspiration Yoga Quotes

10 Inspirational Quotes for Your Yoga Practice 

We have rounded up our ten favorite inspiring quotes we’ve shared on our social media over the last few years. …

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Three Podcasts that We Love

Dear mang’Oh family,
Do you love listening to podcasts? They are such a pleasure to pop those earbuds in and listen …

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A Meditation on Liminality by Richard Rohr

Dear mang’Oh family,
This week, one of Cynthia’s mentors shared this wonderful distinction – that of liminality, of being betwixt and …

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Three Must See Netflix Documentaries

Dear mang’Oh family,
Who has been enjoying their Netflix subscription these days? We wanted to share three wonderful documentaries on Netflix …

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Book Recommendation: Braving The Wilderness by Brene Brown

Dear mang’Oh family,
Today, we have another awesome book recommendation for you, Braving The Wilderness by Brene Brown. This book is …

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Desiderata by Max Ehrmann, 1927

Dear mang’Oh family,
When I visited my sister Cindy in South Africa, I was drawn to this poem she had framed …

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Yoga Challenge Bingo

Join our Bingo Yoga Challenge!

Dear mang’Oh family,
We have a challenge for the whole community – Bingo Yoga! We designed this game to keep you …

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Book Recommendation: When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Dear mang’Oh family,
Today, we have a wonderful book recommendation for you, When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron. This book is a gem, …

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Yoga Playlist by Kristin Bilella

Dear mang’Oh family,
We’ve got a great playlist for you from our very own Kristin Bilella. It’s fun, relaxing, and the …

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16 Teachings from COVID-19

Dear mang’Oh family,
One of our students shared this incredible article with us this week, and we wanted to pass it …

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5 Healthy Habits for When You’re Working From Home

Dear mang’Oh family,
As we find ourselves in another week of home quarantine, many of us are learning how to work …

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Journaling Prompts for Self-Inquiry During Quarantine

By Sabrina Moscola
Now is the perfect time to dive inward and become curious with the landscape of our inner lives. …

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Guided Meditation with Sharon Salzberg

Dear mang’Oh family,
Anyone missing this lobby (aka our second home) as much as we are? We look forward to the …

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The Best Yoga Playlists from mang’Oh

Dear mang’Oh family,
Music is the divine way to tell the beautiful, poetic things of the heart. – Pablo Casals
Music has …

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Our Favorite Yoga Books

Dear mang’Oh family,
Whether you are overwhelmed by solitude or togetherness right now, a favorite way to escape the confines of the present …

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When Burnout Sets In: Ways to Reset and Realign

by Djuna Passman and Heather Bernstein
How many of us have fallen into the, I just don’t have time, trap? (Me!) …

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Chintamani’s Three Favorite Meditation Techniques

by Chintamani Kansas
Meditation is a set of practices to help balance the mind and emotions –to help us deal with …

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A Conversation with musician Seth Lieberman

Seth will be bringing his beautiful music to the studio this December for our LIVE music yoga class, so Erica …

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Djuna’s Favorite Time of Year

Fall is my favorite season, and my favorite time to teach the Beginner Series at mang’Oh. I’m a huge fan …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah Girard

Sarah Girard is one of our most beloved teachers with the mang’Oh community. She teaches every week at the studio, …

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I Feel Looser, More Relaxed, More Focused and Alert: An Interview With Melissa Sakamoto

When and how did you first come to yoga?
I came to practice yoga on and off for 15 years ago, …

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On Most Days, With Practice, I Feel Blessed: An Interview with Anita Matalia

We are looking back at posts that we love! Here’s a favorite from June 30th, 2016.
Anita is so fun and …

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Our 10-Year Challenge Success!

To celebrate mang’Oh’s 10-year anniversary, we invited our students to join our 10-year challenge!
The goal was to attend 10 classes in …

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It’s official — People on Yelp love mang’Oh yoga!

People love mang’Oh on Yelp! Thank you for all the support!
Please feel free to post a review on our Yelp …

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A Day in the Life of Sarah Girard

Introducing our latest monthly blog post! Each month, we’ll feature one of our fabulous mang’Oh teachers, giving a peak into their lives …

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Stress Management for the Holiday Season

Teacher’s Corner is a new blog series written by one of mang’Oh’s most experienced (and well-loved!) teachers, Chintamani Kansas. Chintamani …

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On Most Days, With Practice, I Feel Blessed: An Interview with Anita Matalia

Anita is so fun and personable. She always makes everyone around her feel at ease and like they can be …

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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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I am Grateful for the Life I Live: An Interview with Stephanie Freudenberger

Stephanie is such a sharp, quick student. She quickly grasps new concepts, and always provides such intuitive and interesting perspectives. …

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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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Be Happy and Want the Best for Others: An Interview with Brittany Doherty

Brittany Doherty is truly a student of life, full of spontaneity and curiosity. I always enjoy hearing about her next …

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The Inspirationals: Jess Wood, Eclecticult

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: 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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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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Musical Mantras: A Yoga Playlist by Sarah

It’s controversial, it’s emotional and oh so personal. Pairing playlists with a yoga practice is an art and a science. …

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I Have Gained Pockets of Yogi Wisdom: An Interview with Diana Trotsenko

Diana is highly intelligent and has a beautiful, inquisitive mind. I was always astounded by her insight and clarity in her …

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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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The Yamas: Aparigraha, Non-Greediness

We’ve partnered up with some amazing Cape Town illustrators to bring the Yoga Sutras to life.  Every other week, we include …

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Musical Mantras: A Yoga Playlist by Lauren

It’s controversial, it’s emotional and oh so personal. Pairing playlists with a yoga practice is an art and a science. …

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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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The Inspirationals: Cynthia Sensiba Browning, Mortar and Petal

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 Yamas: Brahmacharya, Sense of Control

We’ve partnered up with some amazing Cape Town illustrators to bring the Yoga Sutras to life.  Every other week, we include …

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Do What You Love, Love What You Do: An Interview With Greg Frew

Greg Frew is such a joy to have as a student. He is consistent, hard working, and has a great …

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The Inspirationals: Bryan Walter, Rootbar

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 Yamas: Asteya, Non-Stealing

We’ve partnered up with some amazing Cape Town illustrators to bring the Yoga Sutras to life.  Every other week, we include …

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Musical Mantras: A Yoga Playlist by Erica

It’s controversial, it’s emotional and oh so personal. Pairing playlists with a yoga practice is an art and a science. …

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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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The Yamas: Satya, Commitment to Truthfulness

We’ve partnered up with some amazing Cape Town illustrators to bring the Yoga Sutras to life.  Every other week, we include …

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The Inspirationals: Julia and Anshu, KIDsorted

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 Yamas: Ahimsa, Compassion for All Living Things

We’ve partnered up with some amazing Cape Town illustrators to bring the Yoga Sutras to life.  Every other week, we include …

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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 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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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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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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Erica’s Favorites: Gurus

A guru is simply a teacher, someone who leads a life that is a model for our own – who …

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