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If not you, then who?

If not you, then who?

For nearly 10 years I have been offering free yoga sessions to Miami’s youth in crisis. The kids most dear to my heart are the ones who have already begun a life of incarceration or are living and working the streets. For these 10 years I have indignantly bitched and moaned about the system here […]

Terri Cooper is the founder of Yoga Gangsters, owner of 305 Yoga & Outreach in Miami, hostess of Yoga Aid South Florida and is the Florida Campaign Lead for OTM's YogaVotes. Terri is embarking on a national tour to spread the mission of Yoga Gangsters. Learn more at www.YogaGangsters.org.

Is voting an important part of being a yogi?

Is voting an important part of being a yogi?

About the Author

Hala Khouri, M.A., E-RYT, has been teaching the movement arts for over 20 years. Her roots are in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, dance, Somatic Psychology, and the juicy mystery of Life itself. She earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Religion from Columbia University and has a Master's degree Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Hala is one of the creators of Off the Mat, Into the World, along with Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling. This is a yoga and activism initiative that aims to get yogis to take their practice outside of the yoga studio and to touch the lives of others.

Hala has taught yoga and the movement arts to a wide variety of people and places ranging from juvenile detention centers, mental health hospital and police stations, to yoga studios, conference halls and jungles. Teaching is her absolute favorite thing to do! She currently lives in Venice, California with her husband Paul and their two sons.

Of triathlons, yoga, and politics

Of triathlons, yoga, and politics

It was the Fall of 2005, the end of triathlon season. “What are you going to do now?” my friend Alix asked. “Not sure. Back to basketball, I suppose. Winter’s coming, so maybe some skiing.” “Yoga,” she said. “Huh? Lie in some dark room for a couple of hours and ohm? I would be bored […]

About the Author

Donnie Fowler has achieved a leading role in both political and high technology circles through his work in Silicon Valley, in Washington as part of the Clinton Administration, and on the ground helping Democratic campaigns in more than a dozen states over the last twenty years including helping to achieve a once-in-44-years victory for Barack Obama in Indiana. He has advised dozens of companies, policymakers, public advocacy groups, and political campaigns on how to successfully manage their media, policy, business development, and technology agendas. And he has made frequent appearances in local and national media on political and technology issues.

Donnie's political campaign background includes work for seven presidential candidates since 1987 -- Dick Gephardt, Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Wes Clark, John Kerry, and President Obama. He was Al Gore's national field director from 1999-2000 where he managed the in-state political operations in all 50 states, the delegate selection team for the Democratic National Convention, and was the first national staffer on the ground in Palm Beach County as the Florida recount began. After the disheartening 2004 presidential campaign, where he was state director in the winning battleground state of Michigan, Donnie ran for national Democratic Party chairman, becoming the only candidate other than Howard Dean to gain any measurable and substantial support. This was because, like Dean, he advocated changes in the national party that focused on rebuilding in all 50 states and getting the strategy-making outside of Washington, DC.

Donnie is a South Carolina native and currently lives in San Francisco.