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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.