Don’t Touch Your Toes, Touch Your Potential

by Rian Bodner I recently overheard a yoga teacher telling a student that if they kept practicing, some day they would be able to touch their toes. As far as I am aware there is no crystal ball gazing as part of a yoga teacher training. Let me assure you […]


Choosing our thoughts: Meditation in Action

by Judi Checo “Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.” – BKS Iyengar Someone who I thought I’d lost came back into my life not too long ago. This was someone I loved very dearly and […]


The Long Version

by Lisa Hollister “Authenticity”.  It’s another round robin at teacher training, and this time we are supposed to say one word that explains what brought us here.  I go first and start right in with my story but Jean, who is here to teach us about restorative yoga reels me […]


Of Acorns, Oaks and the Walking Path of Manifestation

by Johanna Bell Welcome to May and the joys of the world in active and vibrant growth. As I walk down the green lit path to the lake, bird song surrounds me and the chipmunks rustle in the leaf litter on the ground. So much activity. Beneath my feet are […]


To Sadhana. Or Not to Sadhana.

by Eileen Pilla Aside from maybe a 3-second fantasy while admiring someone sinewy in a crazy arm balancing pose with a beautiful ass, I never considered committing to any yoga teacher training. I never thought I’d ever be healthy enough or strong enough or, quite honestly, sane enough to be […]


Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

We’ll be running a reduced schedule for Memorial Day Weekend on May 28th, 29th, & 30th. Be sure to take a look at the class schedule below! Namaste FRIDAY, MAY 27 NORMAL SCHEDULE SATURDAY, MAY 28 9 AM HATHAVIDYA w/ Joseph 12 PM PRENATAL w/ Marcela SUNDAY, MAY 29 9 AM […]



by Chris Whitney “Plant the seedling, water it, and say ‘I hope you grow!’” Harry our guide at Brook Park, a thriving community garden in the South Bronx, said as kids from the Bread and Yoga/Scribble Art Workshop Summer Camp helped plant on a field trip there last summer. I […]


The Journey I Am On

by Cathi Carino Growing up, I always sought out approval from the authority figures in my life. I felt as if my performance was to gain their acceptance and if I did not meet their criteria, I was a failure. I remember when I first started my practice, the teacher […]


Honesty and Clarity

by Sarabeth Harrelson People are drawn to yoga for a variety of reasons. I started taking classes on the advice of my doctor because I love running and needed to find a way to strengthen my upper leg muscles to compensate for knee pain. Practicing yoga gave me the strength […]


A challenge for us all; to ALLOW

by Shawna Emerick “Let your heart be cracked wide open!” “You are enough.” Blah blah blah.  Yup, I was so resistant to these phrases. I would roll my eyes silently to the back of my head.  Please, why do I need to let my heart crack open when I think […]


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