Contributors + Words of Wisdom


David Holzer

David is a yogi and professional writer who is the author and ghost writer of more than 20 books on a wide variety of subjects and two novels. He has been practicing for over 10 years, drawing elements from the styles he most appreciates. He is especially interested in the connection between yoga and creativity, particularly writing. He developed and tutored probably the first ever online yoga and writing course, ‘The Secret Writing Mantra’ at at DailyOm ( In this issue, he interviews Stewart Gilchrist for our OMFM section and provides tips on how to unleash your own creative writing power. Find out more about what he offers at:


Elizabeth Richardson

Elizabeth is a retired dancer, active meditator and passionate yogini. She’s also a talented musician and an inspiration for following one’s heart to achieve any goal or dream. She originally turned to meditation, a practice she learned early in life, before combining it with practicing pranayama. Along with igniting her breath, she found the moving meditation of Vinyasa style yoga to be the missing piece that connected her history of movement and music together. Like dance, it gave her an outlet to express her creativity and release any tensions, while increasing her energy and sense of wellbeing. Find her at:


Norman Blair

Norman began practicing yoga in the early 1990s and has been teaching since 2001. His yoga practice and teaching embrace both Ashtanga and Yin, as well as mindfulness meditation. Through significant periods of training with teachers such as Alaric Newcombe, Judith Hanson Lasater, Richard Freeman and Sarah Powers, he has gained the Yoga Alliance 500 hour accreditation. He believes yoga is accessible to all of us and through regular practice we can experience profound changes in our mind and body. His own experience has taught him that yoga is an enjoyable way to release and make available energetic potential to enhance our lives. Find out more at:

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Claudia Brown, Paula Hines, Meg Jackson, Victoria Jackson, Jenny Baker, Kirstie Bird, Jill Lawson, Kiki Morriss, Julia White

Words of wisdom

“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are”

Brené Brown

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