Links & Inspirations

Integral Yoga Institute, New York

Offering a full schedule of yoga and meditation classes, workshops and teacher trainings, Integral Yoga also has centers in many other American cities and around the globe.
Visit site: www.iyiny.org

Beliefnet

A rich resource worth frequent visits, especially for its free online guided meditations from some of today’s best practitioners.
Visit site: www.beliefnet.com

National Center for Creative Aging

Inspired national network fostering arts – drama, writing, music, etc.- for Third Agers.
Visit site: www.creativeaging.org

Spirituality & Health Magazine

The magazine’s subscription form says it best: A journal of ideas from today’s most influential thinkers – from the Dalai Lama to Archbishop Desmond Tutu to author Thomas Moore. It’s a publication – and a website – that help you discover pathways to understanding.
Visit site: www.spiritualityhealth.com

Second Journey

Devoted to fostering the emerging movement of individuals, organizations and communities committed to creating a new vision of aging, offering visioning workshops and an excellent list of aging and spirituality books.
visit site: www.secondjourney.org

HuffingtonPost

Always smart. Her Living Page features free yoga and meditation.
Check out my bio and post and blogger Linda Cronin-Gross.
Visit site: www.huffingtonpost.com

Yoga Prayer, with the Rev. Tom Ryan

Author, Catholic priest and yoga teacher Father Tom Ryan offers inspiration, information and his schedule of workshops.
Visit site: www.tomryancsp.org

Kripalu

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” With this quote from Carl Jung, the president and the creative officer of this Berkshires yoga/wellness center welcome you to take in their winter catalog. Kripalu’s workshops, retreats and ever widening community of teachers, presenters and fans are always an inspiration. Here, yoga is a lifelong learning experience.
Visit site: www.kripalu.org

SeniorNet

Down-to-earth, wide-ranging information and expert advice.
Visit site: www.seniornet.org

Life Planning for the 3rd Age: A Design and Resource Guide

From the visionary Civic Ventures organization, devoted to corralling the experience and promise of Third Agers, this roadmap coauthored by onetime Harvard professor Margaret Newhouse offers insights and inspiration. The guide is available for downloading and printing free. Civic Ventures’s website also offers a world of networking possibilities.
Visit site: www.civicventures.org

Changing Aging

This is where Dr. William H. Thomas holds forth. Devoted to “a new old age,” this revolutionary thinker was awarded the 2006 Heinz Humanitarian award for his Eden Alternative nursing home initiative. The next evolution in his vision for elder care led to Green Houses, a model now being replicated nationwide. For the author, geriatrician, speaker and AARP scholar in residence, what it all comes down to is that Thomas loves to tell stories – and who better to inspire him than elders?
Visit site: www.changingaging.org

Third Age

The site that wants to be the go-to place for all things Third Age. Full of ideas, advice, articles.
Visit site: www.thirdage.com

Idealist

An incredible international networking site where you can match your passion and abilities with the needs of the vast world out there, or find the services of compassionate, capable and willing individuals across the globe. Multi-lingual. Inspiring just to visit.

Visit site: www.idealist.org

New School University’s Commission on Quality Long-term Care

This independent panel working under the umbrella of New York’s New School offers a wealth of information on its website and an impressive who’s who of Third Age – and Fourth Age – experts.
Visit site: www.qualitylongtermcarecommission.org

Extension Yoga and Recovery Yoga

Sam Dworkis, who found strength and hope in his ongoing recovery from paralysis, offers valuable free yoga instruction on his web site as well as excellent instructions for increasing the text size on your computer for easier viewing.
Visit site: www.extensionyoga.com

Alternatives Magazine: Resources for Cultural Creativity

It’s distributed free in the Northwest and has a substantively innovate, multi-faceted website. Here’s part of their mission statement: We “recognize that, from the context of ‘dominant’ American society, an integral culture is emerging” concerned with values of spiritual transformation, ecological sustainability and holistic health.
Visit site: www.alternativesmagazine.com

International Longevity Center, USA

This organization, with global reach, conducts broad-ranging research on a demographic being called population aging. The site details research, projects and funding opportunities and offers free access to working papers and presentations. Incisive and detailed for the interested student in population aging.
Visit site: www.ilcusa.org

Yoga Journal

The standard-bearer for all Western yoga publications. The magazine itself is deservedly award-winning and always informative. Its website is a comprehensive yoga resource, including very clear, well-illustrated instructions for positions, breathing practices and meditation and full discussions on yoga’s philosophy, its history and its history makers.
Visit site: www.yogajournal.com

Yoga Alliance

An Online Community for Registered Yoga Teachers to Connect, Share and Inspire Change.
Visit site: www.yogaalliance.org

The International Association of Yoga Therapists

IAYT is a vital organization of yoga teachers, yoga therapists, yoga researchers and healthcare practitioners whose mission is to establish yoga as a recognized and respected therapy. It also serves members, the media and the general public as a comprehensive source of information about yoga education, research and statistics.
Visit site: www.iayt.org

Urban Zen

Donna Karan has committed herself and her resources to bringing yoga and other integrative care practices into hospitals and medical settings. This site – and Donna’s mission – are groundbreaking and inspiring.
Visit site: www.urbanzen.org