Freedom – what does this word, this concept, mean to you? Is it a complex mire of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness? Or is it as simple as skimming off work clothes and slipping into your yoga skin? Is it going outside and breathing in? Is it putting the car in drive and breathing out? What’s interesting – and liberating – is how individualized freedom is. More

Monthly Theme: Contentment (Santosha)

Choosing Contentment is an inside job. I recently had dinner with a small group of friends. It was a beautiful spring evening; the sun was setting, the temperature was perfect, the aromas from the restaurant were intoxicating, and I was among dear friends. And of course, the food was so satisfying. We were reminiscing about some of our 25 years of yoga adventures and experiences with humor and affection. More

Monthly Theme: Mindfulness

By now I imagine we have all heard the word Mindfulness. It seems to have become the new buzzword, even more so than Meditation these days. Back in the early 90s, when I took an 8-week workshop in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) it was not as well known as it is today. I was surprised by how quickly I saw changes… More

Monthly Theme: Community

“Imagine connecting with the human spirit in each person in any situation at any time. Imagine interacting with others in a way that allows everyone’s need to be equally valued. Imagine creating organizations and life-serving systems responsive to our needs and the needs of our environment.” ~Marshall Rosenberg
Every time I read this quote it inspires me. It has been a passage I have tried to live by over the years while developing the center. More

Monthly Theme: Heart

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller
We are living in unprecedented times with so much uncertainty in the world, but there is also so much love, kindness and compassion that I feel everyday.More