Holiday Restoration 2014

Holiday Restoration 2014

“I practice yoga every day, but I’ve never made a habit out of it.” J. Krishnamurti   Greetings Everyone! The first time I did a Vipassana meditation retreat I was seated directly behind a gentleman who wore the same tee shirt for almost the entire 10 days. The big block lettering on the back of his shirt read, “I practice yoga every day, but I’ve never made a habit out.

Fall Yamuna Workshops (Self-Care Sunday)

Fall Yamuna Workshops (Self-Care Sunday)

“Have the courage to love like your life depends on it. Because it does. And find the strength to create like the world depends on it. Because it does.” Meg Whitbread   Greetings Everyone! I am excited to announce the return of my dear friend, Meg Whitbread, to the studio this weekend. Over the years she and I have had many conversations about the relevance of yoga in the modern.

Core Cleanse Workshop

Core Cleanse Workshop

“God is the ground we walk on, the food we eat, and the gratitude we express, to no one in particular, as naturally as breathing.” Stephen Mitchell     Greetings Everyone! I’m sure that most of you are so busy preparing for tomorrow’s feast that you hardly have time to read this newsletter. So I’ll keep it brief! Just a reminder that we still have some spots open in Friday’s.

4th Year Anniversary

4th Year Anniversary

“To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.” -David Whyte   Greetings Everyone! After reflecting upon the 4th year anniversary of the studio this week, all I can say is thank you to everyone who comes to class or who reads the newsletters or who shares, in some way, the sense of human kinship that we all feel and value but.

On Well-Being

On Well-Being

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” -Thomas Merton Greetings Everyone! Perhaps this image came to me because I just recently witnessed the birth of my daughter, but the other day when I was standing in Mountain Pose I had the vivid sensation of my whole body as an umbilical cord between ground and sky. This is not something that I ordinarily feel.

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

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