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Eli Cragin
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I ...
... am a Yoga Practicioner, ... am a Yoga Teacher, ... am a Yoga Therapist
I am an expert in the following areas:
ॐ Trauma-sensitive yoga
ॐ The neurobiology & neuroscience of yoga
My Yoga tradition/style/center, Yoga practice, Yoga Master/s, Teacher/s
ॐ Yogacharya PATRICIA WALDEN is my mentor, primary teacher & Mataji
ॐ Other Iyengar yoga master teachers include: Manouso Manos, Karin Stephan, Jarvis Chen, Mary O & Eddy Marks
ॐ In San Fransisco, I also study with Cora Wen via Judith Hanson Lasater, PT, PhD & founder of Yoga Journal. Restorative yoga & remedial yoga therapy as accredited by IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists).
ॐ While living at Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia, I studied Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Mantra, Svadhyaya kundalini & dream yoga within the teachings of Swami Sivananda Radha, disciple of Gurudev Swami Sivananda Saraswati, and the 1st western woman to be initiated into Sanyas.
ॐ I learned mantra from Sikh luminary Snatam Kaur.
ॐ I learned Prāṇāyāma from Richard Rosen.
ॐ I am an Iyengar yoga practitioner - although I much more identify with how BKS Iyengar's teachings have been transmitted through Patricia Walden.
My Favorite Quote/What inspires me:
ॐ "If you don't take care of your body, where else will you live?" - BKS Iyengar
ॐ “The yoga is not the asana, the residue that the asana leaves is the yoga.” - Judith Hanson Lasater
ॐ "The Body is a prop to the Soul" - Patricia Walden
ॐ "You cannot talk about yoga without talking about complete transformation - physically, emotionally, psychologically, physiologically, spiritually, etc." - Patricia Walden
ॐ "Please don't just be 'action-a-holics.'" - Prashant Iyengar
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Why I want to join this Yoga Community
I will get back to this question! It warrants further contemplation than I am able to provide currently! Hari Om!

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Yoga In Times of Crisis

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 7:15am 0 Comments

The following is from a post by Patricia Walden in response to the Boston Marathon bombings on Friday, April 19, 2013 :: 4:30 pm

Dear Students,

This week has been extraordinarily difficult for all of us, filled with sadness, grief, uncertainty, and chaos. The images from the Boston Marathon on Monday were terrifying…


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At 4:02pm on October 25, 2010, ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ said…
Namaste Eli,
Thank you for joining. Loving greetings to Canada.

Here on you can find Yogis and Yoginis from the whole world, watch Videos, listen to Mantra Music, discuss in the forums, share photos, exchange opinions, become a member of a Yoga group. And please invite others you know.
Benefit from the wealth of Yoga Information here, contribute to it and share it with others.

I wish you lots of inspiration.

Om shanti
Webteam Yoga Vidya

At 9:06am on February 21, 2012, ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ said…

Happy birthday Eli,
may your wildest dreams come true.

Om shanti
Eduard - Member of Yoga Vidya e. V. Webteam

At 10:48am on February 21, 2015, ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ said…

Namasté Eli,

happy birthday to you.

May your wildest dreams come true.

Om shanti
Ravidas - Member of Yoga Vidya e. V. Webteam

At 2:25pm on February 21, 2016, Chandra Devi said…

Namaste Eli Cragin,

Happy Birthday to you.

May the light of this auspicious day bring love and everlasting peace to your life and soul.

Om Shanti
Sarah - Member of Yoga Vidya e.V. Socialmedia Team

At 8:15am on February 21, 2017, Omkara said…

Namasté Eli Cragin,

Happy Birthday to you.

May the light of this auspicious day bring love and everlasting peace to your life and soul.

Om Shanti
Omkara - Member of Yoga Vidya e.V. Socialmedia Team

At 9:43am on February 21, 2018, Omkara said…

Namasté Eli,

Happy Birthday to you!

On this special day I wish you all the best, health, happiness, luck and prosperity for all the years to come.

May your inner light shine onto the world.

May the light of the absolute bring health, love and everlasting peace to your life, body and soul.

Om Shanti
Omkara - Member of Team Ananda Jyoti - Yoga Vidya e.V.

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvaarukamiva Bandhanan
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat

(We meditate on the Absolute reality, which permeates and nourishes all like a fragrance. May we be liberated from death for the sake of immortality.).

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिंम् पुष्टिवर्धनम्।उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्

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