Yoga Journal and yogajournal.com are relaunching with their October issue (on sale today.) They will be debuting a cleaner, more modern design, new departments, engaging graphics, and easy-to-navigate content, all geared toward today’s diverse yoga practitioners.
I was lucky enough to speak with Yoga Journal’s Editor in Chief, Carin Gorrell and cover girl Kathryn Budig. Carin and I talked about the redesign and her hopes that it will inspire and educate a variety of yoga lovers. Kathryn was their cover girl of choice as she embodies this and inspired many yogis with her #loveyourbody campaign.
Carin explained how the magazine will be broken down into 5 sections:
What’s the Buzz: News and trends
Be Well: Wisdom and physical wellness
Eat Well: Clean-eating news, tips, and recipes
Practice Well: Yoga sequences and pose how-to
Live Well: Yoga lifestyle including retreat reviews, natural beauty, and eco-friendly yoga style.
They also have this cute new ‘YOGAPEDIA‘ section which teaches beginners to advanced yogis new poses. It also pairs the ‘how-to’ photos from their magazine with online videos (who wants to master the Firefly pose one with me? )
I love yoga and can talk about it all day so I had to ask a few extra questions!
Q: What is your favorite type of yoga?
Kathryn: It’s a very close tie between Ashtanga and Vinyasa. They’re my two loves.
Q: Who are your favorite people to follow on Instagram?
Carin: Kathryn Budig ; ) and Amy Ippoliti who did this gorgeous underwater series
Kathryn: Pardon my french, but FuckJerry absolutely cracks me up. Food52 inspires me and makes me salivate a little bit every time I see them post.
Q: Black leggings or Colorful?
C: Black! Probably because I lived in New York for so many yeats
K: Depends on my mood, but more than not, colorful!
Q: Savsana or Chair Pose?
C: Chair Pose! I like the challenge (I totally agree with her btw!)
K: Both, please!
Q: Health Bar or Smoothie?
C: Health Bar- I like to chew!
K: Smoothie all the way.
Thank you to both these wonderful women for answering my questions, inspiring my practice and being role models for the entire yoga community.