The Obstacle is the Path

December 17, 2012 / Announcements

What better time to write about obstacles, pain, and suffering than when sick in bed? In life we have choices: the be miserable or to be content. To complain about unfortunate events or to learn from them. One of my favorite Buddhist sayings as of late reads “The Obstacle is the Path.” Each and every… Read More

Never Give Up Your Practice

November 7, 2012 / Announcements

Over the past 18 months, I have been going through some major life changes. And they are not over. Last winter during a time of high frustration I felt that I may have to give up yoga entirely.  I was looking at going back to work full-time while essentially being a single mother to two… Read More

The power of COMmunity at IPY!

October 30, 2012 / Announcements

Click HERE to see the October edition of the IPY newsletter. Inside this edition: – A Breast Cancer Survivor Story – IPY Challenge and Challenge Plus – Autumn Kale Stew Recipe – Tomato Barley Soup Recipe – Isauro Fernandez – Class Changes See you at the studio!

Perfictionist, anyone?

October 30, 2012 / Announcements

Having lived most of my life raveled up in the world of a perfectionist (in my mind), I have come to know the anguish and anxiety that comes from this perspective.  In this space, the words “I should have” are playing in an automatic replay mode that is too common for comfort.  Sure, being a… Read More

What do you eat when you do yoga? by Helen Pratt

October 26, 2012 / Announcements

We are right in the middle of the second IPY Commit to it Challenge. Everyone involved is working on practicing yoga as much as they can AND eating healthy! It seems like a lot of people get involved in yoga to try and lose weight, but Vinyasa yoga isn’t a walk in the park type… Read More

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

October 19, 2012 / Announcements

Early to bed, early to rise Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise -Benjamin Franklin Between teaching IPY’s new 6:30AM classes and working towards my goal of waking up ach day to get my meditation practice going again, I’ve been waking up before sunrise mch more than usual. I know how the yoga community feels about… Read More

Grace in Greece

October 10, 2012 / Announcements

Having recently returned from an amazing to trip to Greece for a yoga workshop, and since it was impossible to bring you all along with me, I thought I would share some of my experiences with our wonderful IPY community.  When I first booked the trip with my daughter Caroline months ago, I was a… Read More

The Yoga Sutras

August 7, 2012 / Announcements

One of my favorite aspects of yoga is the study of the sacred texts that have guided us to the yoga we practice today. The most relevant text available to us today is called the Yoga Sutras. Compiled by the Indian sage Patanjali over 2,000 years ago, the Yoga Sutras are made up of 196… Read More


July 22, 2012 / Announcements

It seems that all my bridges have been burned, But, you say that’s exactly how this grace thing works I have been pondering this Mumford and Sons lyric recently. What is grace? Imagine a new mom with a 7-week-old baby. Terrified. Hormones raging. Living in a third-world country. She is scared to be alone, but… Read More

Confessions of a non-cook

July 18, 2012 / Announcements

Sometimes we aren’t who we see ourselves to be, and it takes a long time to realize. I’ve always wanted to be THAT girl who could walk into a kitchen and work marvels delighting family and friends with my culinary skills. Trying over the years to get cooking in my blood, to learn how to… Read More