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

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