Interview with Yoga Journal’s Editor in Chief Carin Gorrell and Cover girl Kathryn Budig about their re-launch

Yoga Journal Relaunch Kathryn Budig Yoga Journal and 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.

InterviewI 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? )

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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?

Carin: Vinyasa

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.


Yoga with Tara Stiles at the Reebok FitHub Union Square

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok

Why New York City is the best place on earth (Reason 2467):

Free workout classes with the best instructors!

I was recently invited to Reebok’s new FitHub in Union Square to attend a FREE yoga class with Tara Stiles (one of my favorite Yoga Instructors.)

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The hardest 45 minutes of my day- learning to disconnect


Working in social media your day never ends as there’s always a new tweet or facebook update.  I work holidays (yes Christmas morning), birthdays, weekends, etc

It’s easy to get lost on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and blogs.  I often find myself working through lunch and eating at my desk.

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10 Awesome Life Changes

Feeling stuck or in a rut?

Peace Love Nutrition Life Changes

1. Disconnect.  Separate yourself from screen time (aka your phone, computer, iPad, etc.) every single day.  While it’s probably not feasible in this day and age to go completely tech-free, it is important to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with the people around you.

It’s incredible what a phone call (try it– you might even scare the person) or small gesture like a personal note means these days.

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