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Winter Solstice: Delight in the Darkness

By |2016-11-06T19:51:36+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Blog|

Today marks the shortest day of the year, or the day with the most hours of darkness. For many people, darkness is associated with fear, with depression, and with the parts of the self that we might rather not look at. But, as I've been  mentioning in classes this week, the darkness is also an opportunity [...]

Thanksgiving 2015

By |2016-11-06T19:51:36+00:00November 24th, 2015|Blog|

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, from all of us at Garden of the Heart Yoga. Thanksgiving is always a time of celebration- celebrating the harvest, celebrating friendship, celebrating our family connections.  It is a time of homecoming, celebrating our roots, remembering where we've come from, and how we've come far.  It is a [...]

New Beginnings

By |2016-11-06T19:51:36+00:00November 6th, 2015|Blog|

I love new beginnings, don't you?  In the Hindu culture and yoga philosophy, the Goddess Saraswati is often associated with new beginnings.  She is the Goddess of learning, music, arts, and wisdom.  She is the feminine aspect (or consort) of Brahma, the Creator.  Her name means "the essence of oneself,"  (Sara means essence, and Sva [...]

Wahe! Amritsar, India – Feb 20, 2015

By |2016-11-06T19:51:36+00:00August 21st, 2015|Blog|

वही Wahe!! Wahe is a Sikh word that means something like “Wow!”  It refers to wonder, awe, excitement, and/or ecstasy. It is a word frequently uttered in Amritsar, and I can see why. We have been here 3 days, and tomorrow we will depart for Kathmandu. I wish we had another couple of days here, [...]