Categories for Philosophy

Month of Love & Compassion

February 25, 2013 / Announcements

February is the month of love and compassion, and two events that happened to me recently made me pause to think about what it means to have true compassion rather than anger and judgement. The first instance happened during our recent THIRD Anniversary Open House, which many of you joined. Thanks to all of you,… Read More

Cultivating Our Inner Guide

January 31, 2013 / Announcements

In the Yoga Sutras (an ancient and foundational text of Yoga) Patanjali describes the purpose of Yoga, that which is to cultivate stillness in the mind.  In this space of clarity we begin to find our inner guide, that special voice that reminds us of our purpose.  The internal compass that allows us to traverse through the landscape of… Read More

New to Yoga? 9 Tips to Help You Get into a Studio and Take the Fear out of Your First Class

January 8, 2013 / Announcements

I have had several conversations lately with friends who are interested in coming to our studio and giving yoga a try. They have heard all the wonderful benefits we receive and are intrigued. Lose weight? Get in shape? Reduce stress? A consistent yoga practice can be the answer. You get a physical work out, gain… Read More

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

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

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

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

yoga – teaching an eastern discipline in the western world

February 25, 2009 / Announcements

western yoga classes tend to focus on the physical aspects of the practice. is it appropriate or necessary for classes to incorporate the philosophy of yoga? each teacher must decide on the appropriate mix of philosophy and asana.