Daily Archives: May 2, 2009

Who wears short shorts?

[updated 6/26/10]

trainingScroll about halfway down:

“WHAT TO WEAR: Tight-fitting shorts and a sleeveless top. You will not be allowed to take the exam without proper attire.”

Are they going Iyengar?  Do they want to see anatomy?  Do they want to make jumping to bakasana on sweaty arms that more challenging?  Or maybe they just want to see more legs?  Who doesn’t?…

So, what to wear?  If you like roll-down pants, try Hard Tail’s roll-down shorts.  Same thick material (won’t show your booty), same stretchy material (won’t show your booty), same roll-down (you will love).  The pair on the left looks a bit short…if you want longer, try the east-coast version.  For a list of stores click here.

Phat Buddha is a NYC based yoga clothing company that makes high quality, yet affordable wear.  Everything is that stretchy swimsuit material in vibrant colors and patterns.  Try the drawstring shorts.  For a little extra length, go east-coast.  The material is clingy, yet flexible, and thick, yet lightweight.  You’ll find Phat Buddha in many Bikram studios in NYC.

Prana, perhaps the most ethical of the bunch, makes the simple “Eve Shorts”.  I’ve never tried them, but they look pretty straight forward…Hey Prana, send us a pair and we’ll try ’em out!

Got a pair that you swear by?  Let us know!

Update 6/26/10: We’re still waiting to try a pair of the Prana shorts and really dig this Iyengar bloomer company:  Malaika Padma (especially their Puna Chic Yoga Shorts).   American Apparel is currently stocking their version (the Pique Bloomer), albeit probably not exclusively for yoga so who knows how functional they are on the mat.

The Business of Being a Yoga Teacher

Yoga Journal celebrity teachers discuss how to stay afloat as a “yoga professional”.  Sometimes obvious, sometimes funny, sometimes slightly disturbing, interesting nevertheless…

2009 Yoga Journal San Francisco Conference

Friday, January 16, 2009

Panel Discussion:”The Business of Being a Yoga Teacher”

With Jason Crandell, Pretzel France, Cyndi Lee, and Rogelio Nunez. Moderated by Terri Kennedy from Yoga Alliance.

Currently listening:

2009 Yoga Journal Grand Geneva Conference

Friday, March 27, 2009
Panel Discussion: “The Business of Being a Yoga Teacher”
with Jason Crandell, Debra Hennesy, Cyndi Lee, and David Swenson.
Moderated by Tracey Bartos from Yoga Alliance.