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Practicing the pause….


So many times in life we are a faced with a challenging situation that gets us so wound up and upset that we react to it strongly, only to be left with regret and remorse for our actions and/or words. It is for these sorts of situations that Yoga offers us the powerful tool of pausing to observe. As one of our beloved teachers Nicki Doane likes to say “asanas are interesting but what is far more interesting are our...

We have been published in Elephant Journal!

We have been published in Elephant Journal!

We are so excited to announce that an article we wrote Temple Beautification: The Yoga of Tattoos has been published in Elephant Journal! Check out the article at: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/03/temple-beautification-the-yoga-of-tattoos/

21 Days of Yoga Challenge


In just a week we are beginning our 21 Days of Yoga Challenge, in which we are committing to practicing Yoga everyday for 21 days. What a fabulous way to get back to yourself and regroup after the holiday season!! Although it may seem daunting at first, your body and mind will quickly adapt and soon will be longing for the peaceful effect that Yoga has on you. The benefits of Yoga start in your body and mind and quickly...

SHHHH……..


How many times have you heard the phrase “quiet your mind”? For most of my life that phrase seemed to just crank up the volume of my mind and send it into overdrive. “You want quiet”, it taunted….hows this?: as it loudly proceeded to run the laundry list of tasks forgotten, personal worries and doubts and even criticisms of not being able to silence my internal chatter. It seemed for me that the only glimpse of stillness that I ever experienced...

Winter Solstice


Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year, since on this day the earth tilts farthest away from the sun and we actually have less than 12 hours of daylight. December 21st (Winter Solstice) is the start of the solar new year and from this day on daylight hours gradually increase, providing slow relief from the dark dreariness of winter. Solstice is one of the longest celebrated winter holidays as it provides us a time to sit in the...

The Yoga of Sitting


Over the past several millennium technology has had drastic impacts on our lives and day to day activities. Now that most information and modes of communication are right at our fingertips we can accomplish many things without even standing up. The amount of time the average person spends seated everyday has skyrocketed and because of the negative impact it has on our bodies has made sitting the newest health epidemic. The impacts of sitting and a sedentary lifestyle are daunting...

Time after time…


Remember the last time you were in a balance pose wobbling and weaving all over the place….did you feel strong? Probably not, but actually you were. Strong enough to continue on and stronger for having made it through. Life is the same, the challenges we are presented with are powerful growth opportunities. When we are in the thick of a difficult time in our lives we can feel vulnerable, shaky and weak, as though we are struggling to make it...

Let it go……


Powerful advice that we give and receive all the time, but probably one of the hardest tasks we are faced with. As natural born story tellers and dwellers, our lives become a tapestry of experiences past, present and future. Whether painful or pleasent, these experiences offer us the chance to learn many lessons about ourselves, others and the dynamics of life. The hard part is to take the lesson learnt and move forward, taking brave steps into the future. Yoga...

Getting to the Mat


An interesting irony about life is that the busier we get, the more we need to take time to practice stillness. And yet, as our To Do list lengthens often the first thing to get cut out is Yoga. However, The Dalai Lama likes to say that on normal days he meditates for 1 hour, and on extremely busy days he meditates for 2 hours ;)…. This reminds us that the days in which we feel like we don’t have...