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10 Innovators Shaping the Future of Yoga

Amanda Jedeikin for Yoga Journal shares ten innovators who are shaping the fitness and wellness industries. The Sonima list of top 50 Wellness Innovators also recognizes these ten yogis. Tiffany Cruikshank is recognized as a yoga influencer for her work on Meditate Your Weight, and

10 Innovators Shaping the Future of Yoga + the Yoga Lifestyle

The idea of something being “new” or “innovative” in yoga may understandably elicit skepticism among loyal teachers and practitioners. Many people consider any modern iteration of a centuries-old practice a departure from its essence. Some might say results in something different altogether. However, there’s no denying the powerful influence that advances in medical research and technology have on our understanding of the physical practice, as well as the unique ways that individual creativity and spirit have moulded our current idea of what it means to be a yogi.
A new feature on recognized 50 people making a deep impact on the world of wellness, and these 10 yogis were among the names featured. The eight-limbed path plays an ever-growing role in how people from all walks of life care for their bodies and minds. Thus, these individuals’ contributions are making waves beyond the sphere of yoga. Read on to learn more about the innovative and inspired men and women who are shaping the future of yoga.

Tiffany Cruikshank – Founder of Yoga Medicine

Tiffany Cruikshank is an internationally renowned yoga influencer, instructor, teacher trainer, and yogi. She has spent the past 20 years crafting a methodology for teaching and practicing yoga, that melds with Eastern and Western notions of medicine. Cruikshank’s backs up her work with a history as a holistic health practitioner, acupuncturist, and sports medicine expert. Based in Seattle, Cruikshank teaches regularly for YogaGlo, and travels extensively around the world. She is also the author of the new book Meditate Your Weight. Her approach has helped thousands of yogis around the world see their practice in a new light as a result of Cruikshank’s innovative thinking and dedication to the practice.
Click here to see Yoga Journal’s full list of yoga innovators!

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