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Sacred Self Expression: Women’s Leadership Retreat

I am excited to share that I am co-facilitating a retreat for female leaders March 28 – 31st in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina! The theme of our event is Sacred Self Expression and it’s created for women who… struggle to feel heard and seen… are afraid ask for what yo

Yoga for weight management: myths & truths

Sweat, detox, push, high energy, power, go to the edge are too often the words used to describe yoga classes for weight loss and weight management. Yet let’s think about this. Exhaustion, stress, and depletion is one of the main culprits for weight gain and difficulty in maintaining a

The word Vairagyam saved my mind yesterday

Boy, this week has been one of those weeks where a cave to hide in would have been greatly welcomed. While I was looking for a good place to physically escape I opened up a book and there is it was, Vairagyam, the word sitting in front of my eyes. At that moment I realized I was so dr

1/2 Silent Mindful Meditation Retreat

September 15, 2013 is an afternoon set aside for silence, meditation, and reflection. If you have never been to a silent meditation retreat this will be a good starting place. • We will begin at 12:30 with a brief instructional talk and then directly into silence. • You will be provid

Leaping from asana to meditation? Really?

There is something in Patanjali’s yoga sutras that I think is skipped over or given short shrift: Pratyahara. This is the bridge between the physical and the subtle movement towards meditation. Pratyahara is also the first stages of Yoga Nidra. Not yoga nidra as marketed by many

Moments are meditation

Every day lately, it seems as though there is another challenge in staying in my meditation practice. Demands from others whose needs right now, simply cannot be put on hold. I was beginning to think that perhaps my meditation practice needed to be suspended for a brief time until thi

So much happening

There is so much happening at the studio the next few months. The new 200-hour teacher training (still have 1 spot left) and Prentatal teacher training begin in February. In January we have a special interest class on the Koshas in yoga asana Sunday the 13th 5:30pm,regular Sunday clas

Yoga: awareness of being aware.

Yoga is mindful awareness. As you settle into the sensations of your breathing; the subtle adjustments and shifting of the body; the focus on the moment to moment continuum that makes up your life. That is yoga. I recently ran into a friend I had not seen in a while. She mentioned tha

First official blog post!!

OK, this is my first official writing on the new blog on the new website. First, I would like to thank all the people who have been coming to The Yoga Connection over the years for your most appreciated patronage. Everyday I am grateful for all the people I have met since opening the