Rest – Just for a Minute (or Two)

Do you remember your parents telling you “I’m just resting my eyes for a minute”? I would catch my mom or dad at different times throughout my childhood sitting upright with their eyes closed while the lunchtime news (or favorite afternoon talk show) was on TV in the background. When I was young, I didn’t […]

Yoga @ Home: Why We Practice Now

Take a look. Do these home studios look similar to how you practice now? Did you ever imagine you would turn on your device, log into Zoom, and practice yoga from the comforts of your home day-after-day, week-after-week, month-after-month? I know I didn’t. But I am so grateful for this technology and the ability to […]

Soft Heart, Strong Body

Have you found yourself full of judgment? Are you judging yourself, your family, your friends, your leaders, your government, your life? You may be finding yourself these days feeling soft on the outside and hard on the inside. Boundaries are getting blurred. One day you may be choosing to social distance, wearing a mask around […]

R.A.I.N. – A Practice of Radical Compassion

Tara Brach, PhD, is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. She is an International bestselling author and offers weekly podcast talks and meditations on her podcast. In her latest book, Radical Compassion, she shared with us the acronym RAIN. It is an easy-to-remember tool for bringing mindfulness and compassion […]

Powerful Energy Centers for Meditation

Where should you place your attention during meditation? Where you shift or place your awareness during a meditation practice can alter the outcome of the experience. We can open to the energy of awareness, tenderness, and power by meditating on one of the three centers in the mind, heart, and belly. Moving your intention and […]

Maintain Your Brain Class

What can we do to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease or age-related cognitive decline? While there is no cure, there is growing evidence that a healthy lifestyle can delay, slow, or even prevent Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 6-week Group Health Coaching In a small group (8-10 people), we’ll use a health coach approach* to “maintain your brain.” […]

From Stress to Serenity

Ok. Here we are…multiple weeks into our new routine managing the coronavirus. I don’t know about you but I have definitely ridden the roller coaster of emotions. In one day I can easily experience gratitude, fear, joy, anger, loneliness, contentment, and curiosity. Somedays I can stay with one of the more pleasant emotions for a […]

Back to Basics

When survival gets triggered, go back to these four basics: 1. Ritual & Routine: In a time of pandemic, it is likely that our normal routines can get bumped or replaced by watching the news or taking actions that can disrupt the comfort of the familiar framing of our days. Routines and rituals are powerful […]

Brain Resilience & Meditation

In the March/April 2020 Yoga Journal Magazine, an article was written titled, “Mind Games.” The author, Tasha Eichenseher wrote, “Resent research studies have demonstrated how yoga (i.e., asana, meditation, mantra, and mindfulness) can improve health and happiness. Now, scientists are uncovering how these practices can help prevent memory loss and delay the onset of more […]

Stop, Drop & Meditate

Can I really “stop, drop and meditate?” Who has time for that anyway? Won’t my thoughts make me feel more anxious, stressed and worried? What is the point? How do I begin? Do these thoughts come to mind when you think about starting a meditation practice? Do you feel like you don’t have time to […]