Categories for Philosophy

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

My Journey

August 4, 2014 / Announcements

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and my college graduation picture said happy and successful but also overweight and unhealthy. Seeing that picture started me on a wellness journey that I continue to navigate, 13 years later. The relationship I have developed with my health and wellbeing has been the longest,… 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

Make 2014 the Best Year Ever!

January 7, 2014 / Announcements

As we said good-bye to 2013 recently, I believe most of us spent some time reflecting on the past year. We remembered the highlights and the lowlights, the great events and the not so great ones, the moments we would never forget, and those moments we wish we could forget. But now it’s time to look forward… Read More

Celebrate Who You Are

November 18, 2013 / Announcements

I would love for you to think about one of the quotes you see on our studio wall and figure out how you can incorporate this thought into your daily life. “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to… Read More

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

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