TED, a non-profit organization, produces a set of conferences that attract and engage people all over the world. The topics vary, from technology and science to health and yoga. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading,” and speakers are usually invited to do exactly that – to spread their ideas, knowledge and life experiences. The talks below cover a selection of yoga related topics which you will likely find interesting.

TEDxSantaMonica: Hope from the inside out by Ally Hamilton

Ally began practicing yoga during her senior year at Columbia University. During the course of her 20 years of practice and 15 years of teaching, she has studied with Dharma Mittra, Bryan Kest (at whose studio she taught for over five years), Jörgen Christiansson, with whom she began practicing Ashtanga in 2001 and later assisted, Baron Baptiste, Max Strom and Saul David Raye.


 

TEDIndia: Rhythm is everything, everywhere by Sivamani

Percussionist Sivamani delivers one of TED’s liveliest and most inventive performances yet. He uses traditional western and eastern instruments to create a rhythmic “tour de force”, along with a tub of water, corrugated metal, spoons, luggage, stage props and even a little audience participation.


 

TEDxFlourCity: Recognizing your self through yoga by Aimee Bohn

Aimee shares her personal journey and its central influence, yoga. She introduces the audience to the philosophy behind yoga and emphasize how yoga is gaining mass appeal not by strengthening its students physically, but spiritually.


 

TEDxGoldenGatePark: Learning to live by Stephanie Snyder

What you hide from the world owns everything you do. Your most successful existence will come from making friends with your broken places and being of service. Know yourself and you will know what your life’s work is meant to be.


 

TEDxUNPlaza: Dance of Prana by Deepika Mehta

Deepika Mehta is a new age yogini. She dove deeply into the ancient tradition of yoga after a traumatic rock climbing accident in 1998, falling from a height of 40 ft. Because of the profound healing and transformative power she has experienced through this ancient practice, Deepika is extremely passionate about learning and sharing this beautiful practice.


 

TEDxLondonBusinessSchool: Breathing by Stewart Gilchrist

Originally from Scotland, Stewart has spent years exploring the relationship between the mind, body and spirit. Following a severe back injury, Stewart experienced an amazing recovery through intensive Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore yoga practice.

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Simona Trakiyska

Simona is an experienced journalist and an avid yogi. She was introduced to yoga as a child by her grandfather. She is the founder of Seattle Yoga News where she combines two of her passions: Yoga & Journalism. You can find her on Twitter @SimonaTrak