Laura’s Fall Workshop (Laura Jarrait is back in town!)

Laura’s Fall Workshop (Laura Jarrait is back in town!)

  “Skillful action is the appropriate response to the demands of the present moment with minimum effort and maximum effect.” FSY Aphorism Greetings Everyone! One of my favorite things that Laura used to say in her classes was that you would “get” a yoga pose “all of a sudden, after a long period of time.” The “getting” had to do with being able to exist comfortably in the pose or.

Fall Ropes Class

Fall Ropes Class

“To understand that there is no security is far more than to agree with the theory that all things change, more even to observe the transitoriness of life. The notion of security is based on the feeling that there is something within us which is permanent, something which endures through all the days and changes of life.” -Alan Watts   Greetings Everyone! As we’ve been re-examining the actions of the.

Embodied Mindfulness Workshop (Fall 2014)

Embodied Mindfulness Workshop (Fall 2014)

“The main resemblance between the Eastern ways of liberation and Western psychotherapy is in the concern of both with bringing about changes of consciousness, changes in our ways of feeling our own existence and our relation to human society and the natural world.” Alan Watts Greetings Everyone! I am proud to announce that we have an exciting collaboration taking place this weekend at the studio between yours truly and Dr..

New Fall Classes

New Fall Classes

“Yoga is for all of us. To limit yoga to national or cultural boundaries is the denial of universal consciousness.” B.K.S. Iyengar Greetings Everyone! Most of you have been hearing me talk about the recent death of yoga master, B.K.S Iyengar, in the public classes this week. I’ve been trying to pay homage to this great man by reciting some of his most famous quotes and then trying to apply.

Very Exciting News

Very Exciting News

“Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself.” Robert Pirsig.

Geoffrey’s Summer Sabbatical

Geoffrey’s Summer Sabbatical

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” John Muir Greetings Everyone! Some of you have already heard me make this announcement in class all week, so apologies for the repeat. But for those who haven’t been to the studio in a while, I am leaving New Orleans today for a three week.

Yoga Meets Psychology

Yoga Meets Psychology

  “The main resemblance between the Eastern ways of liberation and Western psychotherapy is in the concern of both with bringing about changes of consciousness, changes in our ways of feeling our own existence and our relation to human society and the natural world.” Alan Watts Greetings Everyone! Many of you have heard me tell the story in class of when the tailor went to see the Pope. After a.

Against-the-Grain Yoga

Against-the-Grain Yoga

“If your right is wrong, then it follows that any attempt on your part to be right will produce the wrong result. Rather, it is better to be prepared to be wrong. This leaves the way open for real right to take place.” Patrick Macdonald Greetings Everyone! At some point during this past weekend’s retreat in Covington, I heard myself uttering the same words in the same exact way that.

Ode to Father’s Day

Ode to Father’s Day

“This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” -Chief Seattle Greetings Everyone! Someone asked me recently if I could pinpoint the best advice my dad ever gave.

Yoga for Sanity

Yoga for Sanity

“Why do silent moments on wilderness trips when the membrane between inner and outer mind seems to dissolve and one experiences the vast, ecological self later seem so remote from the possibilities of daily life? There is no cultural support for the experiencing of self beyond the human-centered confines of a culture that is hostile to nature.” ~ Charlene Spretnak

Self-Care Series and other Mother’s Day gift ideas

Self-Care Series and other Mother’s Day gift ideas

“The less the body is experienced, the more it becomes an appearance; the less reality it has the more it must be undressed or dressed up; the less it is one’s own known body, the further away it moves from anything to do with one’s self.”~ Mary Whitehouse

The Music of Yoga

The Music of Yoga

“We have fallen into the place where everything is music. The strumming and the flute notes rise into the atmosphere, and even if the whole world’s harp should burn up, there will still be hidden instruments playing.” ~ Rumi

Crawfish, Beer, and Beginner’s Yoga

Crawfish, Beer, and Beginner’s Yoga

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” ~ Suzuki Roshi

Summer Retreat

Summer Retreat

“Whatever perspective you have arranged for yourself on the surface, there is always another perspective that makes the original idea of your self seem absurd.”

David Whyte

Extended Practice Bonanza

Extended Practice Bonanza

“”Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?” ” ~ Mary Oliver

Mardi Gras Resolutions

Mardi Gras Resolutions

“Science can tell us why the process of establishing a new habitual reaction becomes easier over time, as the new neural pathways are established, but it cannot explain why a meditation technique that greatly lessens the strength and frequency of negative mindstates results in the abundance of peaceful and happy mindstates.” – Charlene Spretnak

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