Winter Solstice: Why 108?

There is a long standing traditional practice of completing 108 sun salutations when the seasons change. That is, on the first day of summer (Summer Solstice), the first day of winter (Winter Solstice (TODAY!)), the first day of spring, and the first day of fall (Vernal/Autumnal Equinoxes). This is most often done in large groups[…]

A Different Kind of Power Yoga

Personal power is something we all want more of. The feeling of being powerful is incredibly energizing. It leads us to create exceptional opportunities in life and ultimately to make dreams come true. You know it well: that particular spark that sets a fire underneath you, lights you up and propels you toward your desires.[…]

Fall Yoga/Ayurvedic Cleansing: Rejuvenation Phase

The final and most important part of our cleanse has arrived- Rejuvenation. Now that the body has cleared itself of imbalances and things not serving, you’re ready to receive. “Rejuvenation practices are usually sweet and comforting, and most people find this phase of cleansing quite enjoyable(1)”. Hopefully the reintroduction phase has allowed your body to[…]

Fall Yoga/Ayurvedic Cleansing: Reintroduction Phase

We are beginning now to step out of the Active Cleansing Phase and move slowly into Reintroduction. “After you complete the active cleansing phase, your body will still be processing the toxins that were stirred into circulation. And your digestive system will have become accustomed to a very clean diet and will be somewhat sensitive to[…]

Fall Yoga/Ayurvedic Cleansing: Active Phase

We have now entered the heart of the fall season. Every morning that I wake up there is a new colorful blanket of leaves adorning the sidewalk and the branches on the trees are announcing their presence. I’m noticing everyone at the store stocking up on various teas and at work lunches are naturally changing[…]

Fall Yoga/Ayurvedic Cleansing: Preparation Phase

It’s the time of year where the leaves begin to change from green to miraculous shades of red, orange and yellow. Scarves get pulled out of the closet and blankets rest on the side of the couch. As the seasons change, so do the needs of our bodies. Transitioning from summer season (pitta) into fall[…]

Yoga for Life YO!

Yoga for Runners Yoga for Stress Relief Yoga for Rock Climbers Yoga for Sleep Yoga for Chronic Pain Yoga for the Pelvic Floor Yoga for a Healthy Spine Yoga for Men Yoga for Women Yoga for Queers Yoga for Sexual Renewal Yoga for Athletes Yoga for Children…. There is honestly NO DOUBT in my mind[…]

Qualities of a Good Student

We can all agree yoga is popular. Its popularity isn’t new, in fact yoga has stood the test of time with over 5,000 years behind its back. However, modern day life that includes such things as yoga celebrities, self marketing via social media and the relative onslaught of ‘yoga teachers’ graduating from yoga school; the[…]