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If You Are Stuck, Move

June 21, 2012 / Announcements

All life is full of movement. To feel that we are on hold, stuck in one place seems to go against nature, but it is something we all go through from time to time. Sometimes in our yoga practice we feel stiff and stuck within a pose. Similarly, in life we can feel stagnant and… Read More

The Person Next to Us

June 14, 2012 / Announcements

There are times when I get so focused on my Yoga practice and teaching that I miss seeing the opportunity to share its benefits much closer to my home.  My husband had a hip replacement six months ago and he had been making good progress regaining his strength so he could cycle but his flexibility… Read More

What is Yoga?

October 4, 2011 / Announcements

April, 2010 My heart is racing. My breaths are too shallow and too fast. I can’t feel my arms, and my hands are shaking. My eyebrows are no defense against the sweat that is pouring from my forehead and into my eyes, stinging them raw. Where am I? I’m in my tiny little apartment in… Read More

Breathe and Wait

September 20, 2011 / Announcements

Life lessons from the mat My left bicep and tricep and forearm too, are all visibly quivering. I have nearly my entire bodyweight resting on my left hand and am trying to focus on keeping my body in perfect parallel with the wall beside me. Is it over yet? How many breaths has it been?… Read More

My Path

February 18, 2011 / Announcements

“Born of this luminous wisdom is a subliminal impression that prevents other impressions from arising.” (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Chapter I, verse 50). My yoga practice has enabled my transformation, allowing my uniqueness to gradually come to fruition. Through my practice, I have learned that yoga affects primarily my mind. I’ve come to learn that… Read More

Being Truthful

February 11, 2011 / Announcements

I used to ask myself if Yoga would change me into someone more insightful or maybe help me become a better person. What I’m slowly beginning to learn is to give myself a break! I’m already a decent person. Yoga will continue to help me find my best inner and outer self and continue to… Read More

Yoga & Community by Christa Maurer

January 3, 2011 / Announcements

I have been practicing yoga for about 13 years. Yoga’s meaning to me and my life has changed over those years, but one thing has remained the same. For me, walking into a yoga studio has always meant finding a community. I began by taking a prenatal yoga class when I was just 27 years… Read More