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Inspirational Stories

“It is my goal to share the gift of yoga by making it easy

for everyone to experience its life giving benefits.”


Inspirational Stories

“It is my goal to share the gift of yoga by making it easy for everyone to experience its life giving benefits.”


Inspirational Stories

“It is my goal to share the gift of yoga by making it easy for everyone to experience its life giving benefits.”

Over the years, many people who have been introduced to yoga by Wai Lana, or who have been inspired by her in their yoga practice, have written with questions or gracious expressions of gratitude.

My absolute all-time favorite chip to snack on!!!!

Hi, I just wanted to say how much I love the garlic & herb, sour cream & chive veggie crisps, they are my absolute all-time favorite chip to snack on!!!! Never stop producing these please

Aliya Hale-Bennett

Thank you for the joy you brought to my sister and I

Hi Wai Lana. I came across you video promotion when I was a young girl. About 10 or 11 years old. My sister, whom is 10 years older than me and of limited mobility, would search for your videos every Sunday morning to practice together. She on a chair, and I on the floor. We watched and followed along, laughing and teasing each other when we couldn’t do the moves. Thinking back now I realized that it was a happy memory. My sister and I don’t have many of those. I also realize now that your videos are the reason I love yoga so much. If it was not for your TV yoga sessions I would not have learned at such a young age the wonders of yoga. Thank you for the joy you brought to my sister and I. Thank you for being yourself and sharing your practice with the world. You are loved and appreciated.

With love and respect,

Joselyn Garcia

Helped me a great deal

The bottom line is that yoga has certainly helped me a great deal with stress, blood pressure, and flexibility. I wake up in the morning raring to go.  I just don’t seem to have the problems that many people have when they get older.  I don’t have the aches and pains. I am very fortunate because there is a history of heart disease in my family.  My doctor’s aware of that and he is amazed.  He says, “Don you are doing very, very well. Keep it up.  Keep up the yoga.”  So I thought that was very good. He’s a specialist and I have worked with him for some time.  He is very pleased with my progress.

Don Wollard


I just wanted to say hello to you as it is now 10 years since I first “met” your yoga and still practice it, It really makes miracles.

Best wishes,

Meta (71 years)

Healthy yoga diet

After being raised on a healthy yoga diet and experiencing how much it benefited me, I knew that I would raise my own kids the same way. It’s a really good feeling to know you are giving your kids foods that will give them the best possible mental and physical health, and food that they really enjoy as well.

Vanessa Blake

Healing from gluten intolerance/hair loss

Hi Wai Lana.

Thank you for your beautiful yoga DVD’s and the children’s products, as well.

This month I will be gluten free two years.  I believe it was the reason my long hair fell out 16 years ago. At the time, the 5 different doctors I saw considered everything but a food allergy.  My hair has begun to fill in again, but wondered what supplements you would recommend for renourishing and healing my body, and possibly speeding up the hairgrowth that is occurring. I love your tropical fruit and nut bars, and try to have one each day.

Thank you.


Our Response: 
Dear Elisia,

Thank you so much for your fan speak post. We suggest that you check out our supplements page and choose the supplements that you feel best meet your needs. Our Healthy Hair and Nails supplement may be one that you might want to consider.

A healthy diet is very important to the way we feel. Juicing is a very good way to get the nutrients our bodies need. Wai Lana’s Favorite Juices has many delicious juices that are full of nutrients, including silica, which is beneficial to the hair. This book has a 10-page chart that lists the vitamins and minerals our bodies need, explaining what each of them does, deficiency symptoms, and the best food sources for each of these essential nutrients. In addition, the juices are delicious (and kid-friendly). I highly recommend it.

Best regards,
Assistant to Wai Lana

Having a Great Time Watching Wai Lana Yoga on PBS

Practicing yoga with Wai Lana is quite easy and enjoyable as she teaches in a comfortable style with a soothing voice. Wai Lana explains all the benefits of the yoga poses she does, which makes it a good learning experience.

The scenic beauty in her shows takes me to a world of serenity.

One of my favorite poses is the humming bird pose which is easy yet very effective. It helps me massage my upper back muscles and release tension in my shoulders, thus giving me much needed relief. I work long hours on the computer, so this pose really helps me to unwind.

Thank you very much Wai Lana for your enlivening PBS Yoga Shows, and I highly recommend them to others.

Kimmy, New York

Happy Senior Yogi

I’m 83 years old and I’ve been practicing Wai Lana Yoga for 20 years. I use her tapes every morning, they really help. 

When I was in the hospital 12 years ago for a knee replacement I brought my Wai Lana tapes with me.  i did all of the sitting up exercises I could. People kept coming in the room to see what I was doing because they loved the music on the tapes so much.

Happy Senior Yogi

Growing spiritually

I do the meditations with her and it’s as if the spirit that connects you to the divine is there.  It’s encircling you.  I am growing spiritually through her DVDs as well as changing my body physically and feeling my emotions lightened. 

Kath Osborn

Great Work!!!

I am an avid follower of wail lana yoga having based my home practice on her tv shows and dvds. My love for yoga was sparked over 10 years ago by her show and having moved from place to place I was pleased to find the tv program in Toronto (albeit at 5am). No other yoga instructor is as detailed as she is whether in DVD or in a live class and 90% of what i learnt about postures and breathing etc comes from her. I just want to express my sincere thanks and my my joy at being able to access daily (varied) sessions with the best Yoga tutor in the world!!!

Warmest regards, Namaste


Doing the Wai Lana DVDs has helped me with my diet

Doing the Wai Lana DVDs has helped me with my diet. It makes you feel really healthy – and that makes you improve your diet just naturally. If you do the DVDs on a regular basis you naturally get more in shape and that encourages you to eat better, and you feel more balanced throughout the day. And you’re motivated to keep that balance.

Liza Kingsley


Gracias por enviarme tu material, se que al estar en “contacto con la meditacion se encuentra la paz interior”. hay aveces que escucho tus melodias por el internet; y sigue asi un amigo que te sigue cerca con lo que muestras a la demas personas.


Thank you for sending me your material, I know that by being in “contact with meditation one finds inner peace.” Sometimes I listen to your melodies on the internet. Keep it up.

A friend who follows closely what you teach others,

Henrry B.

Gentle yoga while pregnant

Hi Wai Lana,

I am happily pregnant.

I luv your yoga so gentle helps me and my spirit soar!

Thanks! Love,


Gentle and beautiful

The best thing is that she’s very gentle and beautiful. I love to watch the background and what she’s wearing. But her gentleness really comes through in that I don’t feel pressured to do the moves farther than I should. I don’t feel like I have to look exactly like Wai Lana when I’m doing them. I like that. 

Mary Frost

From doing Wai Lana Yoga, I’m much calmer

From doing Wai Lana Yoga, I’m much calmer, I’m much stronger. It’s helped me train for Rugged Maniac, an event that I do here in New York. It’s a three mile race with 25 obstacles, and I was able to complete it for the first time last year. This year I’m doing it for the second time, and I already know that I have the strength that I need to have for it, thanks to Wai Lana.

Desiree Calderon

Enjoying your show

Hi Wai Lana,

I just want to say how much I’m enjoying your show, which is broadcast on our public television station in Spokane, Washington. The instructions are very clear and thorough, both spoken instructions and the camera angles that show just how to put the hands or hold the head and so on. The music and imagery are so inviting that altogether your lessons are thoroughly enjoyable and encouraging. I get up each morning looking forward to yoga practice. Many of the asanas are challenging for me — as a beginner I find it helps to have a little sense of humor — but already after 3 weeks of daily practice I’m stretching more easily and becoming more graceful in the poses. I aspire to do them all as gracefully as you some day! I find your program is a wonderful way to start the day. Thank you so much for sharing your skill at yoga, at teaching and at producing such a wonderful program.


Karen D.

Easing my arthritis

I have been using your beginner and intermediate yoga series for the last couple of years and have found them very helpful in maintaining my health and easing my arthritis. Thank you so much for that!

Gail A.

Doing yoga with Wai Lana helps me feel better in many ways

Doing yoga with Wai Lana helps me feel better in many ways. Certainly you feel it physically but the physical well-being also transmits into your emotions. I can keep myself focused. It also helps me just feel good. I feel like I have a great outlook and attitude.


Doing Wai Lana Yoga helps me sleep better

Doing Wai Lana Yoga helps me sleep better.

I used to be kind of—I don’t know—kinked up in bed and such. Now I just rest peacefully. 

Wai Lana talks about a certain way to lie in between poses, and I’ll do that in bed and it’s very relaxing.

Skye Winter

Yoga Sound made me feel so good

Dear Wai Lana,

I was recently recuperating from elective surgery in the hospital, no biggie. But healing is a big deal. While I was walking the halls, I would wear my portable CD player headphones and listen to yoga sound. It made me feel so good! I would sing out loud—quietly. I held onto the bars on the wall, closed my eyes and simply enjoyed the wonderful soothing music. My favorites are Lionheart and Mirror of the Mind.

I had other music with me, Mozart, Beethoven. Yoga Sound was by far more effectual for me.

Continuing my healing journey
 ​-Lisa Bae Nicols

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