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Trudie Styler & Sting: ‘Why We’re Passionate About Fitness’

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 22nd, 2009 | 29 Comments
topic: Celebrity Workouts, Fitness, Gaiam Happenings, Health & Wellness, Trudie Styler, Yoga

“We’re given one body in this precious life. It needs maintenance; it needs to be empowered,” says Trudie Styler in this video interview with her and husband Sting for the new Trudie Styler workout and healthy lifestyle DVD series by Gaiam. “I doubt that we’d be able to get through as much as we do without a fitness routine. Fitness plays a huge part in daily life for us both.”

Inner IDEA: A Time-Out to Sample New Mind-Body Workout Techniques

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | September 22nd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Fitness, Gaiam Happenings, Pilates, Yoga

Dressed top to bottom in Zobha, I point out trigger points on my assistant Florence's back.

Dressed top to bottom courtesy of Zobha, I point out trigger points on my assistant Florence's back.

Last weekend I presented three Yoga Tune Up® workshops at the Inner IDEA Conference near Palm Springs, Calif. This yearly gathering brings together the leading innovators of the mind-body fitness world to convene at the serene La Quinta Resort in Palm Desert. As always, the event saw a great turnout. My Yoga Tune Up® workshops were packed, and Gaiam and its SPRI team generously provided a variety of props for my sessions.

Gaiam Employees Harvest Fruits & Veggies from Organic Garden

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 18th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living


Gaiam garden volunteers have harvested and enjoyed a bounty of delicious organic fruits and veggies this summer from the Gaiam community garden at our headquarters in Boulder, Colo.

We began harvesting our plentiful red-leaf lettuce in June and now have a healthy new crop of green-leaf lettuce.

Gaiam Staffers Donate School Backpacks Packed with Love

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 8th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Giving Back


Last month Gaiam staffers contributed 40 fully-packed backpacks to the Crayons to Calculators school supply drive, which aims to provide 5,000 backpacks to children in need to start their school year off right.

Our staff’s huge outpouring of support for the Crayons to Calculators program is clear in this mountain of donated backpacks … The girls from Gaiam’s HR team paused for a photo before prepping the packs for volunteers to fill at our Boulder, Colo., headquarters.

‘Go Zero’ Band Rocks the Gaiam Summer Picnic

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 1st, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings


They’re named for our Go Zero carbon offset program — but this crew could go by “Spontaneous Combustion” for how they ROCK even though they’d never played together until the night before their debut at our last company picnic. The Go Zeros had us hoppin’ again last week with some Bob Marley, John Lennon, U2, Police, Steely Dan …  You know the band is good when people start dancing with their coworkers in broad daylight. Check out the video, and scroll down for a couple more photos plus the details on the fabulous FOOD.

Buddhas, Bees and Puffer Fish! Things Gaiam Staffers Can Make with a BalanceBall

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | August 31st, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings

You’d be amazed what you can make from an exercise ball. We were today when 20-some teams transformed BalanceBalls into all manner of animal, vegetable and mineral, competing during our summer picnic to win gift certificates to the Gaiam Café.

Take a Video Tour of the Gaiam HQ & Meet Some Really Smart People

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | August 21st, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living

Go behind the scenes at our headquarters in Boulder, Colo., in this clip created and hosted by the fabulous Director Kasey Luber. Our campus was a big stop on her recent “50 Days” tour of yoga studios around the west (since we do, after all, have a yoga studio right here in our building). Meet a few of our Gaiam team members and get a peek at, you guessed it, our yoga studio — plus our our solar power system, Gaiam Cafe, Gaiam Garden, filming studio, customer service center, mock retail store and more. Put a few friendly faces to the Gaiam name — and see where we do all the good things you make it possible for us to do!

Gaiam Guys and Gals Bouncing Around in Cubicle Land

Everett by Everett | August 20th, 2009 | 30 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings

Everett on Balance BallBeing the original Balance Ball people, Gaiam employees tend to do a little more bouncing during the day than people at most companies. A picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s go on a quick walk around our department …

To the right is me, Everett. I make sure search engines like the one on my shirt bring you to Gaiam when you search for terms like Balance Ball or fitness ball or stability ball.

The People Have Spoken: Announcing The Gaiam Compost-Off Finalists

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | August 6th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living

After asking you to vote on four composters we selected from your suggestions, the first round of the Gaiam Compost-Off has come to a close and only two composters remain standing. Here are the results:


Orb Composter – 51% Votes
Earthmaker Composter – 29.5% Votes

Voted Out:

Green Cone Composter – 15% Votes
Wigwam Composter – 4.5% Votes

True-Story Film ‘Red Like the Sky’ Reminds You to Believe In Yourself

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | July 28th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Gaiam Happenings, Inspirational Media

Inspiring movies based on true stories really touch our hearts. The new Spiritual Cinema Circle feature film Red Like the Sky tells the true story of Mirco Mencacci, who is one of the most talented Italian sound editors working today — and happens to be blind. Here’s a preview with introduction by What Dreams May Come producer and Spiritual Cinema Circle co-founder Stephen Simon.