Blessings from the Celtic Solstice

This altar sends out gratitude for the earth that held and fed my ancestors. It is an invitation to the wind to enter my window as I sleep and fill my lungs with the ancient memories of their resilience. It calls to the water to nudge me tonight to flow through this lifetime as the

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Election Digestion

If you are still struggling with the post-election dystopia, have you considered trying yoga? Before you do, may I please explain something? As Gabriel Halpern said in his dharma talk last weekend, starting yoga to find peace and comfort is like being caught in a rain storm and deciding to jump in the ocean.  As

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What Is Yin Yoga?

Most types of yoga asana are yang in nature meaning they require that we use the muscles, build heat and dynamically “do”. Yin yoga is a quiet, still practice that relaxes the muscles to stretch the deep tissue and release energy to the joints. Yin/Yang principles explain why even graceful aging includes morning stiffness. We

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Wishing You Light & Love

Thank you to everyone who made the BFYH community stronger, healthier and joyful this year.  The studio will be closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.  All other weekly classes are on! I hope you can spend some time with us over the holiday season.   We are at the darkest point of the year.

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Wonder Woman or Yoga?

Body language has the ability to empower or defeat.  Where I don’t follow the belief that a cluttered desk is equivalent to a cluttered mind, I firmly support that body language, or non-verbal communication, can be more revealing than words.  Even before a hand shake or hug, much can be assumed about a person by

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Intentions for Fall Planting

The story starts with stepping on a freshly fallen green acorn the other morning.  The initial thought was “ ouch” and “crap, summer is ending”.  Then with the acceptance and appreciation that we can never outdo nature, a lesson formed.  The acorn in question was from a white oak tree that is approximately 25 years old. 

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Meditation as Ketchup

  It is interesting to see what sticks after a powerful training.  Especially when the teacher is Nischala Devi.  She has a remarkable ability to intertwine relevant stories and analogies with deep-seated yoga teachings as a way to remember the lesson.  Despite my dislike of condiments, when the word ketchup was used to explain the different facets of

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