LISTICLE

Fol­low these in­spir­ing yo­gis.

In the Moment - - Contents - Words: Lisa Kjells­son (@thelkedit)

ES­THER EKHART

Es­ther’s mind­ful ap­proach to yoga is in uenced by her ded­i­cated per­sonal med­i­ta­tion prac­tice and her back­ground as a ther­a­pist. The em­pha­sis in her teach­ing is very much on slow­ing down and be­ing present in the mo­ment. Es­ther hosts work­shops, teacher train­ing and re­treats in­ter­na­tion­ally – the lat­est one was held in Aus­tralia – and o ers on­line classes for her global fol­low­ing on­line (www.ekhar­tyoga.com). There’s a class for every­one, from stronger styles such as hatha and vinyasa ow to slower prac­tices like yin and yoga nidra.

@es­therekhart.yoga

JU­LIA BERKE­LEY

Multi-tal­ented Ju­lia, who re­sides in Ojai, the Cal­i­for­nian mind-body-soul mecca, weaves to­gether asana (poses), pranayama (breath­ing), mudra (ges­tures), mu­sic and med­i­ta­tion to in­spire joy, pres­ence and re­lax­ation both on and o the mat. Her teach­ing is in­fused with a sooth­ing and up­lift­ing dose of spir­i­tu­al­ity, and her pas­sion for yo­gic chant­ing re­cently led her to record her rst EP, Em­body Love, avail­able on iTunes and other dig­i­tal mu­sic plat­forms.

@ju­li­aberke­ley

DEEPIKA ME­HTA

A near-fa­tal rock climb­ing ac­ci­dent 20 years ago be­came the cat­a­lyst for Mum­bai-based Deepika’s yoga jour­ney. Her doc­tors said she would never walk again but she sought strength in her cul­ture’s an­cient heal­ing prac­tices, and ash­tanga, med­i­ta­tion and pranayama gave her a new lease of life. Hav­ing de­voted her­self to shar­ing its virtues, she has since taught all over the world and fre­quently shares her teach­ings on TV.

@deepikame­htayoga

KERRI VERNA

If any­one’s go­ing to help you nail a hand­stand vir­tu­ally it’s Kerri, aka Beach Yoga Girl, but her mes­sage is to pay at­ten­tion to what your body and soul most need rather than pur­su­ing the per­fect pose for so­cial me­dia. This phi­los­o­phy, and her hon­esty about her life and strug­gles – she writes can­didly about co-de­pen­dency and liv­ing with chronic pain – has earned the West Palm Beach-based yogi a loyal In­sta­gram fol­low­ing of 1 mil­lion.

@beachyo­ga­girl

FAITH HUNTER

Faith be­gan prac­tic­ing yoga in the 1990s as a way of cop­ing with the loss of her brother and found it trans­for­ma­tional. Now a sought-af­ter yoga and med­i­ta­tion teacher, as well as a well­ness phi­lan­thropist, she is based in Wash­ing­ton DC. Faith tours in­ter­na­tion­ally, shar­ing her prac­tice which is in uenced by both kun­dalini and vinyasa and in­cludes breath, move­ment, mu­sic and still­ness, aim­ing to in­spire others to live an epic life.

@spir­i­tu­ally y

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