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Off the Mat, Yoga

Off the Mat: Amy Wheeler, yoga therapist

Now based in Southern California, she combines yoga tradition with modern psychology to provide therapy to top-tier athletes and patients battling cancer, chronic pain, high-blood pressure and mental illness.


Pursuing creativity: Inspirational ventures on and off the mat

I was led to yoga many years ago, first as it was the “new” and “cool” thing to do at the time. But I’ve stuck with it over the years because it’s what centers and grounds me. When life gets hectic, I know that just by getting my mat, all that melts away, and all that matters is the here and now.


Iowa Arts Council connects local artists to global market

Your vision has come to life. Now what? Find partners who can help you, such as the Iowa Arts Council. YogaIowa talks with Michael Morain, the communications manager for the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and a former arts reporter for The Des Moines Register.


Off the Mat with Kate Connell Potts

As a private yoga teacher, deep listening is essential. Through my teaching practice, I’m regularly inquiring about my clients’ experiences and pivoting based on the physical and verbal feedback they provide.


Actions for Peace

As your awareness expands, change happens — a visceral change that influences other aspects of your life, revealing points of evolution in profound and dynamic ways. So we wondered: are people who practice yoga and meditation more likely to be the citizens who respond to calls to action? If so, why?