Grow into Spring

April 4, 2019 / Announcements

The blossoms have popped and spring is here! This time of year reminds me of a quote by Sylvia Plath “Cheers for spring; for life; for a growing soul.” Perhaps the turn of the season has inspired growth for you, on or off the mat. As you continue your yoga journey know that we are here to help…. Read More

Making Excellence a Habit

February 7, 2019 / Announcements

I really like Aristotle’s quote, you might have read it, too… ” We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” Habits are the small decisions we make and actions we take every day. Our life today is essentially the sum of our habits since what we repeatedly do… Read More

Change is the Staple of Life

April 3, 2017 / Announcements

Dear amazing yogi community of IPY, I remember the Sunday morning when I first arrived at IPY.  As I opened the door, warmth and sweet incense scent escaped into the hall.  It was quiet, and I was greeted by a big Jonathan-smile and promptly shown the ropes by Tariq.  I remember my first class with… Read More

Love Yourself with Self-Care

February 2, 2017 / Announcements

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~ Eleanor Brownn I used to think that self-care was time consuming and a bit selfish. Now I know that both of those things couldn’t be farther from the truth. When we show ourselves love and self-care we can show up as the best version of… Read More

Getting Real About Resolutions!

February 2, 2017 / Announcements

Many of us feel compelled to make New Years resolutions. Perhaps this is something we do routinely on January 1st every year, or we make it a point every once in a while. We want to lose a few pounds AND gain more muscle, eat less ice cream AND more veggies, drink less coffee AND… Read More

Gratitude is Best When Shared…

December 15, 2016 / Announcements

Three yogic practices that led me to my new self: Asana, Dhyana, AhimsaWhat a difference a year makes. Looking back I can hardly recognize my old self. Where did all the angers and unhappiness go? All the circumstances of my life are still the same. I still live in the same house have the same… Read More


December 14, 2016 / Announcements

There is a quote by Albert Einstein I really like and read often as a reminder:“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”We are privileged to live in a country where we have shelter, clean water, food on… Read More

Gratitude, All Year Long

December 14, 2016 / Announcements

As Thanksgiving gets closer and our thoughts turn to all the things are thankful for I have asked one of our teachers, Gretchen, to share her thoughts on gratitude. Thank you, Gretchen!In August of last year I was inspired by a friend and mentor to begin each day with gratitude. Nearly every morning since then… Read More

Getting to Know Yourself

December 14, 2016 / Announcements

One of our yoginis, Susan Quilty shares her thoughts on the value of learning new things and, in turn, learning about yourself. Thank you, Susan! In Northern Virginia, Autumn brings two special things: pumpkin spice everything, and a new group of students to IPY’s yoga teacher training. It’s been two years since I began my… Read More

Finding Mindfulness On and Off the Mat

December 14, 2016 / Announcements

One of our wonderful yoginis, Jennie MacGoy, shared her experience with yoga and the benefits it has brought to her life. Thank you for sharing, Jennie! If you Google the word “hypochondriac,” my picture appears. I’ve spent almost 19 years cultivating this feat while raising four children. Sore throat: gonna be strep or influenza. Little stomach ache:… Read More