Yoga Journal

The respected company Yoga Journal publishes a magazine by the same name. Yoga Journal also produces other forms of media, including a Yoga Journal website, conferences, and DVDs. All their products and publications focus on Yoga, fitness, wellness, fashion, beauty, food and nutrition.

Yoga Journal hosts some major conferences every year in the United States. They feature Patricia Walden, Rodney Yee, Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Judith Lasater, and Richard Freeman. Additionally, Yoga Journal brought B.K.S. Iyengar to the United States in 2005 to teach an vast Yoga workshop. Yoga Journal has a conference planned for September, 2007, and January, May, September, and November in 2008.

History of Yoga Journal

Members of the California Yoga Teachers Association founded Yoga Journal in May 1975. They wanted to unite the Yoga community by starting a magazine that combined the philosophy of classic Yoga with the modern science's knowledge.

The circulation of Yoga Journal increased with the popularity of Yoga, and passed 66,000 in the mid-1990's. Michael Glicksohn, Stephen Bodian, Rick Fields, and Linda Cogozzo all especially contributed during those years as publishers and/or editors.

John Abbott purchased the magazine in 1998. He then placed Kathryn Arnold as the new editor-in-chief, after which they redesigned and re-launched the magazine. Paid circulation has increased by approximately 75% since their arrival, and the magazine now has over 1 million readers.

Active Interest Media purchased Yoga Journal in 2006. They own other publications including Black Belt Magazine, Vegetarian Times, and Southwest Art Magazine.

In 2006, Kaitlin Quistgaard became editor-in-chief.

Recognition of Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal won four Folio Editorial Excellence Awards for the country's "Best Health and Fitness Magazine." Additionally, Yoga Journal won five consecutive Western Publications Association's Maggie Awards for "Best Health Fitness Magazine," and in 2007 won the "Best Overall Consumer Publication."

Additionally, Yoga Journal has an article about it on this website, which you happen to be reading right now.

Yoga Journal magazine content

Every issue of Yoga Journal contains the following columns: Basics, Eating Wisely, Home Practice, Master Class, Media, Om, Wellness, Wisdom, and Travel. Additionally, they have feature stories about not only Yoga, but also nutrition, wellness, fitness, fashion, and beauty.

Yoga Journal also publishes international editions in Italy, China, Spain, Russia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Brazil, and Singapore.

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