It doesn’t take much to get me talking. These fine media outlets have taken the time to sit me down and chat me up.

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“Of the many yoga forms, Ashtanga has a reputation for being one of the most athletic. Founded in India by K. Patthabi Jois in 1948, a classic Ashtanga routine demands fitness, flexibility and focus, which can create a calming, yet sweaty form of moving meditation. “

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The DC yoga Podcast is offered as a resource for yoga students and teachers who want to expand their studio experience. A place for yogis all over the DMV to find out more about their local studios and favorite teachers. 

DC Yoga Podcast Episode 4- Michael Joel Hall talks Mysore (the Place and the Practice), his journey, cross training, philosophy and the trajectory of yoga in DC since the 2000s.

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Why I practice yoga — to cultivate the parameters required for transformation. And to be that radically accepting and honest requires work. But, so goes the eternal paradox: it’s easier to do the work than not. 

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Here’s the catalyst to my radicalization as a mentor for young yoga teachers and an advocate for social justice. 

To quote Toni Morrison: “I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”

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“They are in less pain physically and mentally. They are able to go on and do a better job that’s less reactive and more responsive,” said Michael Hall, a yoga instructor. 

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Use this practice to find strength and empowerment in your own political path, especially when things get overwhelming.

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