Attending to the Kosha Layers

Chances are you’ve attended a yoga class and felt the impact on multiple layers of your being. Perhaps your body feels more spacious, your breath more connected, and your mind more focused. You may also sense a wise and discerning clarity, and end class in that ‘bliss-like’ state. Yoga practice offers a deep sense of attunement forContinue reading “Attending to the Kosha Layers”

Into the Heart of Winter Satsang

5-Week Yamas and Niyamas Book Study Join us starting Sunday, January 8th for Into the Heart of Winter Satsang where we complement body or posture practice with focused mind study. We will read, reflect, and share as a small group on the first two limbs of Yoga, the Yamas + Niyamas. We also share Winter wellness tips fromContinue reading “Into the Heart of Winter Satsang”

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Yoga originated about 5,000 years ago in the region that is now modern day India. Yoga comes from the root yuj, meaning to yoke or to unite. Thus, yoga refers to a state of “union” with the self, the world, and the divine. Yoga refers to both the state of “union” and the practices that helpContinue reading “The 8 Limbs of Yoga”

Why are our senses so important?

They inform our actions! Our sensory-motor cortex in the brain is responsible for our physical action. We take in information with our senses, consciously and unconsciously, then we “motor” and move! Our muscular skeletal system operates mostly under our voluntary control. However, if we are constantly triggered into a state of threat (physical or mental-emotional),Continue reading “Why are our senses so important?”

Ways to Be Well This Season 

The summer heat wears off, and the winds of Fall arrive often swiftly. The leaves that were just exuberant and bright are now brown and fallen. It can be a somber time for many, as this season bears lots of releasing and letting go energies. When an emotional or overwhelming moment hits, give space toContinue reading “Ways to Be Well This Season “

Unveiling the Kleshas: The 5 Afflictions

“The entire range of sorrow – from disease to a crippling sense of powerlessness – originates in the kleshas.” Quote from The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD There are obstacles on the path to freedom. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali says there are 5 afflictions that are theContinue reading Unveiling the Kleshas: The 5 Afflictions

5-Week Yoga Intensive to Reduce Suffering

Invitation to join What If I Fall Satsang, a 5-week yoga intensive to reduce suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and fear. The World Health Organization has cited a 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide since the pandemic (WHO article dated March 2022). Wellbeing strategies that address all layers of our beingContinue reading “5-Week Yoga Intensive to Reduce Suffering”

Beginner’s Mind at SYTAR 2022

Reflections on the June 2022 Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR)By Alison (Ali) Zuba, MBA, RYT 500, Yoga Therapist in training It all starts with a story…  As a newbie yoga teacher, business graduate student and former IT analyst, I was happy to dive into a professionals conference that wasn’t your average university ‘cupContinue reading Beginner’s Mind at SYTAR 2022