Thoughts about Social Media

August 13, 2013 / Announcements

Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like) is a double edged sword. On one hand, we can have a chance to easily connect with others virtually, but on the other hand, many of our relationships can become superficial. Are we becoming too impersonal by communicating via our electronic devices too much? I have read… Read More

Yoga made me happy!

July 8, 2013 / Announcements

Recently I taught a yoga class for our high school’s varsity basketball team, and I loved hearing all the positive feedback after class from the boys. One of them was able to reach their toes for the first time, and another said that his shots were more accurate after our practice. Their assistant coach, who… Read More

What is YOUR Challenge?

June 19, 2013 / Announcements

Recently, we challenged our students to complete 21 practices in 25 days at our studio. I loved seeing them often, watching them earn their stickers and add them to the board next to their names, and hearing about the positive differences they have noticed in their lives. A record number of our participants met their… Read More

Are You Too Busy?

May 9, 2013 / Announcements

How many times have you had to tell someone, “I am crazy busy” or “I am so busy I can’t see straight”? We have all been there. But when is it too much? I have recently read a few blog posts/articles on this topic (when I wasn’t too busy to read!), and it got me… Read More

Limitless Possibilities

April 7, 2013 / Announcements

One morning my then 11 year old son and I were talking about the high cost of college education in the US, when between 2 spoonfuls of Mini Wheats, he told me me that we did not have to worry about him since he would be playing for Duke as their starting point guard when… Read More

Month of Love & Compassion

February 25, 2013 / Announcements

February is the month of love and compassion, and two events that happened to me recently made me pause to think about what it means to have true compassion rather than anger and judgement. The first instance happened during our recent THIRD Anniversary Open House, which many of you joined. Thanks to all of you,… Read More

Your Community

February 18, 2013 / Announcements

Guest Post By Nicole Hardin I was reflecting today on why going to yoga classes in a studio can be such a positive experience. For years I have sought out a workout regiment that I could be committed and yoga is the only one that stuck. I am sure I am not alone in many… Read More

February Meditation Challenge

February 2, 2013 / Announcements

For those of you who see me regularly, you might notice I am almost always wearing a mala around my wrist. What is the purpose of a mala? They are beautiful reminders to breathe, to meditate during down time, and to stay committed to the intention set for the day. My most recent use of… Read More

Cultivating Our Inner Guide

January 31, 2013 / Announcements

In the Yoga Sutras (an ancient and foundational text of Yoga) Patanjali describes the purpose of Yoga, that which is to cultivate stillness in the mind.  In this space of clarity we begin to find our inner guide, that special voice that reminds us of our purpose.  The internal compass that allows us to traverse through the landscape of… Read More

New to Yoga? 9 Tips to Help You Get into a Studio and Take the Fear out of Your First Class

January 8, 2013 / Announcements

I have had several conversations lately with friends who are interested in coming to our studio and giving yoga a try. They have heard all the wonderful benefits we receive and are intrigued. Lose weight? Get in shape? Reduce stress? A consistent yoga practice can be the answer. You get a physical work out, gain… Read More