How do I react to change?

By |2019-06-11T14:54:37-04:00June 11th, 2019|Blog|

It's a question every yogi and yogini should ask him/herself. Change is inevitable, but even that knowledge doesn't make it easy to adapt. Often, my first reaction to change is resistance. I like things the way I like them, and I don't want any change to happen! We humans can be creatures of habit, familiarity, [...]

Plug into your heart

By |2019-05-02T09:50:04-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Blog|

  What do you do to "plug in" when you need a recharge? Are you feeling vibrant and energized this spring, or are you in need of more self-care? This Tuesday, I taught a whole day of Restorative yoga classes, and just about everyone said after class that slowing down and taking time to rest [...]

Karma and Lila- finding balance

By |2019-04-02T12:21:47-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Blog|

When you can create a balance between work and play, you feel fulfilled and happy. I can get very focused on work. I love my work, and it brings me a lot of joy and fulfillment.  But I tend to overschedule myself, and neglect getting out into nature to play and enjoy the world.  This [...]

Step into the Light this Spring

By |2019-03-18T18:28:58-04:00March 18th, 2019|Blog|

When you fully shine the light of your true nature, you give others permission to be fully themselves. As a child and early teen, I was always shy.  I didn’t really like to speak up, didn’t really want to be seen or heard, and didn’t feel like I had much to offer in a group [...]

On Commitment….

By |2019-01-24T12:56:50-05:00January 24th, 2019|Blog|

Last weekend was my 49th birthday! As I begin my 50th trip around the sun, I've made a firm commitment to myself to practice yoga every day. Why? Because I want to be strong, flexible, and clear in my body and mind. Because it always feels good to get on the mat and stretch. Because [...]

Winter Solstice: Delight in the Darkness

By |2016-11-06T19:51:36-05:00December 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 |2016-11-06T19:51:36-05:00November 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 |2016-11-06T19:51:36-05:00November 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 |2016-11-06T19:51:36-05:00August 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, [...]