1. Three Surprising Benefits of Our Yoga Classes in Charlottesville

    Most people know that our yoga classes in Charlottesville offer great physical and mental benefits. Yoga stretches and strengthens your muscles, helping give you more flexibility, a greater range of motion, and a better tone to your muscles. It's also a great time to relax and focus, giving many of the people in our classes a greater sense of well-being. But the benefits don't stop there! Here are…Read More

  2. Practice the art of being – unbalanced this Summer!

    Balance is a word used as the holy grail of peaceful, happy survival in an information laden and hectic life. But what if the true quest is not balance, but the ability to flow in and out of balance with a calm mind - the art of being unbalanced. In a yoga balance pose this is exactly what we practice, we find balance and loose it, find it and loose it. In the effort of balancing the body, we prac…Read More

  3. Our Brain is Amazing!

    Last week I was able to hear a talk by Rick Hanson, author ofBuddha's Brain. I enjoyed it so much and really wanted to share a couple of his thoughts with you. First - wow our brain is amazing! Below is an excerpt from his paper: Buddha's Brain: The New Neuroscience and the Path of Awakening Inquiring Mind Fall, 2007. Thousands of years teachers and spiritual leaders of all paths have taught the b…Read More

  4. Spring Clean the Body and Mind

    We always think of the New Year as a time for healthy habits, but Spring is a great time to dust off the cobwebs. Just as we feel like opening the door and letting that fresh Spring air into our homes, we can use the spirit of Spring to recharge our bodies and minds. Meditation and yoga are great ways to do just that! One of my teachers calls meditation, "a shower for the mind." Every day it seems…Read More

  5. Self Compassion

    The signs of Spring are here, slowly poking through the snow. At this time of the year we may be looking back on goals set for the new year and perhaps finding we have not fully committed to positive changes or may have dropped our goals all together. This cycle of goal setting and failing to meet our goals can feel very self defeating. So how can we acknowledge the difficulty of making positive c…Read More

  6. Self care is not a selfish act!

    We have been told since we were young that, inorder to love someone else, we must love ourselves first. Although we all know this to be true, practicing it is well....a practice. We must work with our negative mind, watch our self talk and take time for practices that put us in touch with our best self - on a regular basis. For many people, work, family, and life just get in the way of self care, …Read More

  7. The Importance of Recovery Time In Your Busy Life

    When days become shorter and colder, most mammals hunker down, hibernating or just physically moving more slowly through the winter. Not humans. For us, life only gets more frenetic when temperatures drop and the holiday season arrives. While the challenges that naturally arise in an active life can build strength, resilience, and confidence, a critical ingredient to that growth is easy to forget …Read More