Categories for Musings

Grow into Spring

April 4, 2019 / Announcements

The blossoms have popped and spring is here! This time of year reminds me of a quote by Sylvia Plath “Cheers for spring; for life; for a growing soul.” Perhaps the turn of the season has inspired growth for you, on or off the mat. As you continue your yoga journey know that we are here to help…. Read More

Making Excellence a Habit

February 7, 2019 / Announcements

I really like Aristotle’s quote, you might have read it, too… ” We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” Habits are the small decisions we make and actions we take every day. Our life today is essentially the sum of our habits since what we repeatedly do… Read More

Change is the Staple of Life

April 3, 2017 / Announcements

Dear amazing yogi community of IPY, I remember the Sunday morning when I first arrived at IPY.  As I opened the door, warmth and sweet incense scent escaped into the hall.  It was quiet, and I was greeted by a big Jonathan-smile and promptly shown the ropes by Tariq.  I remember my first class with… Read More

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

Getting Real About Resolutions!

February 2, 2017 / Announcements

Many of us feel compelled to make New Years resolutions. Perhaps this is something we do routinely on January 1st every year, or we make it a point every once in a while. We want to lose a few pounds AND gain more muscle, eat less ice cream AND more veggies, drink less coffee AND… Read More

Gratitude is Best When Shared…

December 15, 2016 / Announcements

Three yogic practices that led me to my new self: Asana, Dhyana, AhimsaWhat a difference a year makes. Looking back I can hardly recognize my old self. Where did all the angers and unhappiness go? All the circumstances of my life are still the same. I still live in the same house have the same… 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

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

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