Categories for Meditation

Love Yourself with Self-Care

February 2, 2017 / Announcements

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~ Eleanor Brownn I used to think that self-care was time consuming and a bit selfish. Now I know that both of those things couldn’t be farther from the truth. When we show ourselves love and self-care we can show up as the best version of… 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

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


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

Spring Reflection

March 22, 2014 / Announcements

Spring is finally here after a long winter, and our IPY Challenge is going strong! We are all so proud of our students’ hard work, thank you for your dedication and commitment. I also would like to welcome Jean Marie Hackett to our teaching community, she is teaching our 6 pm classes on Tuesdays and… 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

March News and Happenings from Inner Power Yoga

March 3, 2011 / Announcements

Dear Yogis and Yoginis, At Inner Power Yoga, we recently held an Introduction to Meditation Workshop which had filled long before the date, a sign that more and more of us are interested in developing and maintaining this challenging yet potentially life changing practice. Lately it seems like meditation is everywhere, or am I just… Read More

Ishvarapranidhana: Surrender to the Divine

February 3, 2011 / Announcements

When I began to think about writing this essay, I read all the different definitions and descriptions of the yamas and niyamas I could find. Truthfully, all of them spoke to me in one way or another. I felt that I could think and write about each of them without too much trouble. So I… Read More