With yoga, I see humanity striving to reach its full potential.

And this is the story I seek to tell. 

The following 108 images are a small, chronological selection from a vast body of work created

around the globe. May this presentation serve as a meditation.

.......

1) Ashika Gogna ~ San Francisco, California

2) Roni Sloman ~ Market Street: San Francisco, California

3) Ashika Gogna ~ Malibu, California

4) Ali Owens ~ Venice Beach, California

5) Laura Kasperzak ~ Sedona, Arizona

6) Laura Kasperzak ~ Sedona, Arizona

7) Jackie Marlowe ~ Sedona, Arizona

8) Micheline Berry ~ Matador Beach, California

8) Micheline Berry ~ Matador Beach, California

9) Alex van Frank ~ Swamis Beach: Encinitas, California

10) Ashika Gogna ~ Central California

11) Amy Armstrong and her daughter, Sophie ~ Venice Beach, California 

12) Ashika Gogna ~ Santa Monica, California

12) Ashika Gogna ~ Santa Monica, California

13) Kate Willson and her pup, Peppermint ~ Venice Beach, California

13) Kate Willson and her pup, Peppermint ~ Venice Beach, California

14) Sianna Sherman ~ Venice Beach, California

15) Elyse Talavera ~ Leo Carrillo, California

16) Briohny Kate-Smyth and Dice Iida Klein ~ Santa Monica, California

16) Briohny Kate-Smyth and Dice Iida Klein ~ Santa Monica, California

17) San Quentin State Prison, California

18) San Quentin State Prison yoga program

18) San Quentin State Prison yoga program

19) James Fox ~ Founder of the Prison Yoga Project: San Quentin State Prison, California

20) Adam Verdoux ~ San Francisco, California. Adam was released from San Quentin State Prison last year. Since his release, he has continued his yoga practice while working as a violence prevention facilitator and speaking about restorative justice.

21) Justin Wolfer ~ Downtown New York

22) Camacha Wolfer ~ The Financial District, New York

23) Dana Trixie Flynn ~ New York

23) Dana Trixie Flynn ~ New York

24) Kelly Kamm ~ The Financial District, New York

25) Laura Kasperzak ~ City Hall, New York

26) Laura Kasperzak ~ Grand Central Station, New York

27) Laura Kasperzak ~ Greenwich Village, New York

28) Patricia Hudacsko ~ The Jersey Shore: After the shoot I looked at her in awe as she smiled and told me "65 is the new 40."

 

29) "Nothing is Impossible" says Tao Porchon-Lynch at the age of 96 ~ Central Park, New York

30) Richard Pietromonaco ~ Head Chef at Houston Hall: Soho, New York

31) Stephanie Tang ~ West Village, New York

32) Manhattan tree on the way to school on a beautiful Wednesday morning. This little yogi named Isa saw me working and asked me to take her picture. 

33) Michelle Dawidziak ~ Tribeca, New York

34) Trace Keasler ~ Manhattan CEO Handstand

35)  Veronica Beltran ~ Soho, New York

36) Alison Bernasco ~ Soho, New York

37) Betsey Keely ~ Mermaid on the Brooklyn Bridge

38) Caitlin Marcoux ~ Soho, New York

38) Caitlin Marcoux ~ Soho, New York

39) Jeffrey Posner ~ Central Park, New York City

40) Riva Gdanski ~ Chelsea District, New York

40) Riva Gdanski ~ Chelsea District, New York

41) Sarah Shakti ~ Empire State Chapasana, New York

42) Richard Pietromonaco ~ United States Court House, New York

43) Gerald Saluti ~ United States Courthouse, New York

44) Ashika Gogna ~ Somewhere in America on Route 66

45) Ashika Gogna ~ The American Southwest

46) Ashika Gogna ~ The American Southwest

47) Ashika Gogna ~ Sedona, Arizona

48) Sky Melzer ~ Manduka CEO Photographed at the Mind Body Green Conference in Tucson, Arizona

49) Ashika Gogna ~ The American Southwest

50) Kelli Nicole ~ Swamis Beach: Encinitas, California

51) Sianna Sherman and Scott Lewicki ~ Venice Beach, California

52) Dylan Werner ~ Laguna Beach, California

53) Jessie Coakley ~ Sunset Cliffs: San Diego, California

54) DJ DREZ ~ The High Sierras, California

55) Rod Stryker ~ The High Sierras, California

55) Rod Stryker ~ The High Sierras, California

56) Shiva Rea ~A Moment Before the Storm: Squaw Valley, California

57) Ashika Gogna ~ Central California

58) Juvenile Hall Yoga Program ~ Los Angeles, California

58) Juvenile Hall Yoga Program ~ Los Angeles, California

59) Sarah Llewellyn ~ Venice Beach, California

60) Annie Carpenter ~ Venice Beach, California

61) Sophie Jaffe and Her Son, Kai ~ Venice Beach, California

62) Janet Stone and DJ DREZ ~ Whistler, Canada

63) Amanda Giacomini ~ Whistler Mountain, Canada

64) MC YOGI ~ Whistler Mountain, Canada

65) Sianna Sherman ~ Whistler Mountain, Canada

66) Janet Stone ~ Lost Lake: Whistler, Canada

67) Ashika Gogna ~ The Vietnam Coast

68) Briohny Kate Smyth ~ Nha Tang, Vietnam 

69) Dice Iida Klein ~ Nha Tang, Vietnam

70) Miki Ash ~ Somewhere Off the Coast of Vietnam

71) Sean Phelps ~ Somewhere Off the Coast of Vietnam

72) Ninie Ahmad-Forget ~ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Malaysia banned yoga for Muslims (60% of its population) in 2008. The ban uplifted shortly but yoga studio operators are warned not to include chanting and meditation in its classes.

 

73) Briohny Kate-Smyth: Kho Samui, Thailand

73) Briohny Kate-Smyth: Kho Samui, Thailand

74) Ashika Gogna ~ The Smiling Buddha, Temple of the Dogs: Kho Samui, Thailand

74) Ashika Gogna ~ The Smiling Buddha, Temple of the Dogs: Kho Samui, Thailand

75) Briohny Kate-Smyth and Ashika Gogna ~ The Ancient City of Sukhothai, Thailand

75) Briohny Kate-Smyth and Ashika Gogna ~ The Ancient City of Sukhothai, Thailand

76) Dice Iida Klein ~ The Ancient City of Sukhothai, Thailand

77) Ali Owens, Briohny Kate-Smyth, Dice Iida Klein and Ashika Gogna ~ Sukhothai, Thailand

78) Emily Branden ~ The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi: Santa Fe, New Mexico

79) Tias Little ~ The Enchanting Hills of Santa Fe, New Mexico

80) Officer Milo ~ Venice, California: Mural by CRYPTIK

81) Tommy Valencia ~ Venice Beach, California

82) Self-Portrait at the Iconic 'Bean' in Chicago, Illinois

83) Nancy O'Toole ~ Millennium Park: Chicago, Illinois

84) Halle Miroglotta and Jon Apacible ~ The Lover's Plank: Daley Plaza, Chicago with the "Chicago Picasso."
 

85) When I asked seven year old Chloe what pose she would like to do, her sweet voice and heart slowed everything down and lit up the world, as she explained why. "I chose the warrior pose because I am a cancer survivor and I feel like I can do anything now! I am so strong!"
Chloe Gelber, pictured at Herrick Lake in Wheaton Illinois, was diagnosed with leukemia (PreB ALL) when she was 4 and endured two plus years of treatment. She completed treatment in April and is doing well.

86) Bernie Isacovici ~ Chicago, Illinois

87) Carmen Aguilar ~ Chicago, Illinois

88) Christian Maloof ~ The 'Bean' at Millennium Park: Chicago, Illinois

 

89) Sharon Pingitore (aka MAMASTE) ~ Chicago, Illinois

89) Sharon Pingitore (aka MAMASTE) ~ Chicago, Illinois

90) Izabel Duarte Olson ~ The Chicago Skyline

 91) Izabel Duarte Olson ~ The Wrigley Building: Chicago, Illinois

 91) Izabel Duarte Olson ~ The Wrigley Building: Chicago, Illinois

92) Danielle Lindberg ~ Charleston, South Carolina

92) Danielle Lindberg ~ Charleston, South Carolina

93) Melanie Caines ~ Charleston, South Carolina

94) Amy Messer ~ Charleston, South Carolina

94) Amy Messer ~ Charleston, South Carolina

95) Cortney Ostrosky ~ Charleston, South Carolina

95) Cortney Ostrosky ~ Charleston, South Carolina

96) Seane Corn ~ Woodstock, New York

96) Seane Corn ~ Woodstock, New York

97) Lockey Maisonneuve ~ Breast Cancer Survivor: Woodstock, New York. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
 


 

98) Jenny Capalbo and Mandy Farricker ~ New Canaan, Connecticut

98) Jenny Capalbo and Mandy Farricker ~ New Canaan, Connecticut

99) Danielle Brown ~ The New England Coast

99) Danielle Brown ~ The New England Coast

100) Donna Kuebler ~ The New England Coast

100) Donna Kuebler ~ The New England Coast

101) Casey Lutz-Huchital and her little guru Asher ~ Goshen, New York

101) Casey Lutz-Huchital and her little guru Asher ~ Goshen, New York

102 Kelly Kamm ~ Katonah,  New York

102 Kelly Kamm ~ Katonah,  New York

103) Tao Porchon-Lynch at 96 ~ Katonah, New York

103) Tao Porchon-Lynch at 96 ~ Katonah, New York

104) Kerri Kelly ~ Heart Opener Heading Uptown on the New York Subway

104) Kerri Kelly ~ Heart Opener Heading Uptown on the New York Subway

105) Tiffany Cruikshank and Her Pup, Lulu ~ Venice Beach, California

105) Tiffany Cruikshank and Her Pup, Lulu ~ Venice Beach, California

106) Miki Ash and Sean Phelps ~ Santa Monica, California

106) Miki Ash and Sean Phelps ~ Santa Monica, California

107) Alex Sage Ward ~ Santa Monica, California

107) Alex Sage Ward ~ Santa Monica, California

108) Ashika Gogna ~ Somewhere in America 

108) Ashika Gogna ~ Somewhere in America 

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***This is not a 'best of' selection. Hundreds of images were unfortunately left out***