To This Land We Came to Tire

Posted April 14, 2015
by Claudia Vargas I’ve been trying to be guided by an idea that I encountered recently. The idea is to “Learn to love responsibility as an instance of growth.” Learning is a choice. We can choose the way in which we experience life. We can choose to see responsibility as a load or as a privilege. Work, […]
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Your Gift

Posted March 31, 2015
by Shawna Emerick Last week, a Chinese proverb came into my life.  It said, “Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” At first, I thought, yes, but what about my friends and family who can walk through with me?!  True, but I will not be focusing on that here. Rather, the […]
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Teacher Training with a Full Time Job

Posted March 25, 2015
by Orin Kurtz The first question many people ask as they consider teacher training (TT) is: how can I handle this in addition to work and the rest of my life? I had the same question when I was getting ready for TT. As soon as I heard there would be a training, I was […]
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The End of Class: My Desire for Us

Posted March 23, 2015
by Shawna Emerick Silent, sweaty, calm, slower moving practitioners start to pick themselves up off their mats. That sweet moment when everything has changed because of the Yoga practice we all just went through. Yes, even I, as instructor, was right there along side you, coaching, cheering, compassionately nudging, and flowing in the prana (life […]
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Posted March 17, 2015
by Shawna Emerick Horses sometimes wear blinders so they don’t get spooked: injuring themselves or those that they might be transporting around. Their sight is only straight forward; what’s directly in front of them.  This is pretty great because they are not multitasking or becoming disturbed by things around them.  They have been taught to […]
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The Glass

Posted March 07, 2015
by Shawna Emerick I have never been one who liked the question, “Do you see the glass half full, or half empty?” Let me explain what happened with this question in my life recently! I was being coached about my fear of having to “slow down” and “stop” with the pending due date of our […]
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Finding your faith

Posted February 17, 2015
by Joseph Glaser The first two steps of the Raja Yoga path, the path of mental mastery, are Yama and Niyama. Yama and Niyama are each a set of 5 values. The former being values you cultivate towards your community and the latter being values you cultivate within yourself. The final Niyama is Ishwara Pranidhana […]
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Getting Beyond The Ego

Posted January 23, 2015
by Joseph Glaser If I could afford to dress like a celebrity more people would like me. If my house had all new furniture then I would be content with it. If I could do all the Yoga poses I would feel accomplished and complete. Our minds are constantly telling us that if we can […]
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Having Enough

Posted January 17, 2015
by Joseph Glaser In our modern world it can be easy to think that we don’t have enough. We don’t have enough money, enough friends, and definitely not enough time. This is one of the main reasons that we struggle so much with staying present. In Yoga, and in the art of living fully, being […]
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Yoga Off The Mat: Yamas and Niyamas

Posted January 09, 2015
by Judi Checo In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the great, late Maya Angelou once said she woke up every day with the intention to be so good, and went to bed every night reviewing all the ways in which she’d failed, and prepared to do better the next day. I remember hearing that and […]
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