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Find the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

December 14, 2016 / Announcements

Our wonderful teacher, Anya, recently went on an trip to Ireland. She blogged about her adventure and I asked her to share some of the things she learn on the way. Thank you, Anya! In early August, I traveled to Ireland. I wrote a blog post about the experience: 10 Things I Learned in Ireland…. Read More

Taking Your Mindfulness on the Road

December 14, 2016 / Announcements

August is here, a major vacation month in our area, and we notice traffic on the roads is light, since many of us are out of town. Traveling, for business or for pleasure, is exciting but can be draining as well, especially air travel. I wanted to share a few tips on how to make the… Read More

Yogaville and the Power of Community

June 8, 2016 / Announcements

I recently spent a month living at an Ashram, called Satchidananda Ashram (and often referred to as “Yogaville”), in southern Virginia. It is located right along the James River, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge; a picturesque setting to take a step back from “real life” and work on developing a practice. But what… Read More

Why Tapering is Like Yoga

October 31, 2015 / Announcements

I am struggling right now. It’s about control, letting go and just letting things just be. I have to “taper” leading up to my second Marine Corps Marathon next weekend. For non-runners, tapering the latter portion of a training plan for a longer race where you run less miles and rest a lot. Usually spans… Read More

Disconnect to Reconnect

July 1, 2015 / Announcements

My son left a few days ago for a week long summer camp at Lake Champion, where the kids would hike, swim, sit around a camp fire, and… talk. No cell phones! For a whole week! Wow! Most of today’s teenagers don’t actually interact a lot. They text each other, tweet, post photos, but the… Read More

10 Tips to Boost Your Mood

March 3, 2015 / Announcements

It’s easy to get down when its cold and snowy outside; this winter seems to go on FOREVER. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring. Here are a few tips we can all do to find our “sunny side” and to beat the blues

21 Day Fall Detox

October 6, 2014 / Announcements

In last month’s newsletter, we shared the details of Danielle Omar’s Detox Program with you. Two of our IPY yoginis, Neelam and Toni signed up as well to participate. Here are their takeaways and thoughts about their experiences. Neelam’s Perspective I came across the 21 Day Clean Eating Fall Detox in the Sept IPY newsletter…. Read More

September… A Clean Slate and a New Beginning!

September 3, 2014 / Announcements

It happens to me almost every summer, and I suspect, I am not alone. It meaning falling off the “eating healthy/practicing regularly wagon”. The kids out of school, weekend getaways with friends, and weeklong beach vacations are all wonderful, and the memories of this (almost) past summer will be treasured forever. So my priorities and… Read More

My Journey

August 4, 2014 / Announcements

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and my college graduation picture said happy and successful but also overweight and unhealthy. Seeing that picture started me on a wellness journey that I continue to navigate, 13 years later. The relationship I have developed with my health and wellbeing has been the longest,… Read More

Mindfulness

July 4, 2014 / Announcements

Mindfulness has come up more times than I can count in the last few weeks. Articles, images, workshops… all gentle reminders to slow down, to be fully present for an experience, to appreciate what you are doing with all of your senses. A simple, though not necessarily easy, task. As yogis and yoginis, we are… Read More