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Meditations from the Mat – by Rolf Description:



Meditations from the Rolf Gates author of two acclaimed books on yogic philosophy Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga and Meditations on Intention and Being: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga Mindfulness and Compassion conducts yoga workshops retreats teacher trainings and coaching and mentorship programs throughout the U.S. and abroad–and online. Rolf and his work have been featured in numerous media including Yoga Journal ORGINS Natural Health People Magazine and Travel and Leisures 25 Top Yoga Studios in the World. Rolf is the co-founder of the Yoga Meditation and Recovery Conference at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur California and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox Massachusetts and a teacher at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in Northern California. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Yoga Service Council and the Veterans Yoga Project. A former addictions counselor and U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who has practiced meditation for over twenty-five years Rolf brings his eclectic background to his practice and his teachings. Rolf and his wife Mariam Gates author of Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story live in Santa Cruz California with their two children. Katrina Kenison has been the annual editor of The Best American Short Stories since 1990. In 1999 she was coeditor with John Updike of the national best-seller The Best American Short Stories of the Century. She coedited the anthology Mothers: Twenty Stories of Contemporary Motherhood and is the author of Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry. Her essays and articles have appeared in O The Oprah Magazine where she has been a contributing editor and in Redbook Ladies Home Journal Family Circle and Family Life. Kenison lives outside Boston with her husband Steven Lewers and their two sons. She began practicing yoga with Rolf Gates in 2000. Meditations from the Mat – by Rolf