1. A Deeper Healing Through Yoga, Movement and Meditative Therapies

    Yoga Therapy as Your Deeper Solution In my previous post I outlined some very basic ways to avoid the pitfalls many experience in the beginning of their search for a Yoga class that is right for them. Here we address more significant concern as it relates to those who are sensing or have been suggested to that Yoga, Meditation or another allied wholistic practices may be part of a plan to most e…Read More

  2. Getting Back Your Best Self with Yoga in 2017

    The New Year is upon us and for so many of us it is the time for re-setting goals and intentions for our self-care. Last year at this time I invited you to “Resolve to Evolve in 2016”. Now the question might be “How Goes the Evolution”? Please don’t be dismayed or discouraged if you don’t even remember what your resolutions were last year. With or without formal resolution our work i…Read More

  3. Focus To De-stress: Four Simple Steps to Cultivate Concentration for a More Powerful Mind and Peaceful Self

    With so many busy and stressful lives, meditation and mindfulness are very hot topics right now in the Yoga community as well as mainstream mental health, psychotherapeutic and medical worlds. As anyone who has practiced meditation for any length of time may attest, the hype is warranted. Also, more and more research is showing that the benefits of practice on mental and physical well-being is cle…Read More

  4. Yoga’s Solution to Resistance and Stress to Live a More Graceful Life

    Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” - M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth “Stress is resistance to what is” -A common Yogic understanding of the deepr roots of Stre…Read More

  5. Join the Evolution

    “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change” Heraclitus For Those new to Yoga and those who have been practicing in some manner throughout their lives it can become clearer that practices change over time. This is not simply a reflection of greater skill in attaining the physical poses or mediative skills but in how these practice might change to meet our needs at any given time. Every stage of…Read More

  6. Meditation for a Calm Heart

    This Kundalini Yoga practice is adapted from Meditation as Medicine by Dr Dharma Sing Kalsa, Page 218 ****This is presented here for educational purposes only. Don’t hold the breath as described in this (or any Yoga or Meditation  practice if you are or may be pregnant, have high blood pressure, any vascular, heart or other condition or issues in which this would be contraindicated)---as per my…Read More

  7. The Yoga of Gratitude–Appreciating and Creating the LIfe You Love

    “As within, so without. As above, so below” Hermes Trismegistus, author of Hermetic Corpus Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie This is the time of year we here in the United States we take a day to celebrate Thanksgiving, Beyond the specific story behind our holiday this can be an opportunity to celebrate to power of grat…Read More

  8. The “Way” of Yoga and Gift of Your Well-Being

    “Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.”  ~Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois “In theory, practice and theory are the same. In practice they are not.” Yogi Berra It is always exciting for me to begin my new "teaching year" each September. I look forward to the challenge of helping the mix of new students and familiar faces bring the amazing practices of Yoga and Meditation to their live in relevant …Read More

  9. Body Scan for Stress Relief and A Deeper Awareness

    “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”  Thich Nhat Hanh from Mindfulness in Everyday Life With so much stress in our lives at times sometimes we believe significant action is required to create significant change. In the external world that is often true. In working on the deeper “Self” as we do in Yoga quite often a lighter touch is …Read More

  10. Overcoming Obsatcles on the the Way—-Discovering Freedom and Joy in Yoga From Inside Out

    When we do not expect anything we can be ourselves. That is our way, to live fully in each moment of time. Shunryu Suzki The aims and goals we bring to Yoga for any of us may differ in so many ways. Weight loss, physical flexibility, strength, help with mental stress or physical pain or other difficulties are common areas of concern. It continues to amaze me how Yoga can help with so many disparat…Read More