Westerners have been flocking to yoga’s birth land in droves - but why go to India? Do the seekers find what  they’re looking for? Mimi Rosetti found more than she possibly imagined.  YogaDork recently sat down to hear her extraordinary story. Like many Westerners, Mimi was setting off on an adventure to learn from the modern day masters.

What stands Mimi apart from the well-toned and muscular seekers of self-discovery; several surgically fused vertebrae and a steel rod running up her spine to start, the result of an operation she underwent at 16 after being diagnosed with scoliosis.

For her trip, Mimi had signed on to study in the medical classes offered by BKS Iyengar's Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institutein Pune to learn more about her own body, and the functionality of the spine through her practice... READ MORE

Our Co-Director and teacher, Alison West and her fascinating studio apartment is featured in the July 7 New York Times Real Estate section with interesting tidbits about our Center, her Yoga practice and teachings.  Read and Enjoy!


CHECK IT OUT!  Deborah Wolk's biographical article on her road to teaching yoga posted in

One of our favorite students, Helen Pearlstein and her refurbished apartment were featured in the New York Times Real Estate section with a big, big nod to Yoga Union Backcare!

Our dear, sweet Helen!!  "The apartment also reflects the central role that yoga plays in Ms. Pearlstein’s life. She has scoliosis, and yoga, which she does religiously, eases the pain in her back. (She credits the Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis in Manhattan for encouraging her vigilance.)"

The start of Yoga for NY.  Alison on PAGE 1 of the New York Times, July 11, 2009

Yoga Faces Regulation, and Firmly Pushes Back 

Ruby Washington/The New York Times
Alison West, teaching a class in Manhattan, has led a campaign that persuaded New York State to rethink a licensing rule.

Alison is featured in this article on one journalist's quest to relieve her back pain in the Feb. 09 issue of MarieClaire http://www.marieclaire.com/hair-beauty/trends/articles/back-pain-posture-high-heels

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Read about, listen to and watch our dear friend Liz Goodyear in the New York Times.  Alison created the program in which volunteers read to her and created a fund for her to continue living on her own.   type this address into your browser www.nytimes.com/2008/08/01/nyregion/01read.html

A nice article featuring Deborah in Guilt and Pleasure by the now reknowned writer and Teens & Tweens Yoga & Scoliosis Teacher, Emily Gould