Category Archives: wellness

You’re doing what? Ten days of Silence at the Vipassana Meditation Center

Every time I told someone where I was going for 10 days, their faces would twist in horror and the responses would be: “You’re doing what?” “Why in the heck would you want to do that?” “You are crazy!” “Be … Continue reading

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Question of the Month: Your classes are too hard.

I understand this is not a question, but I have been told this a number of times and feel it is important feedback and should be addressed. My classes are ‘all levels’ classes ranging from beginner to advanced practitioners, including … Continue reading

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What encompasses a personal practice?

Students often tell me, “Oh yoga comes so easily to you.” In every practice I take time to analyze where my body needs to work and try to think of ways to open it. Much of my practice is spent … Continue reading

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Photo blog – The Institute


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Why do you demonstrate on your less than perfect side?

Over the last few years I have demonstrated an asana or two in class, (in particular standing postures or twists) on my less than open side.  For example, I’ll demonstrate Ardha Chandrasana, and discuss where my body needs to move … Continue reading

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Workshops with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Sri Arun H.S.

I am honored to announce that Sr. Iyengar Teacher Sri Arun H.S. will be teaching two workshops at EssentialYoga Studio during his U.S. tour. These will be small intimate workshops with limited space. When:  Monday, October 7th  4:00PM – 7:00PM … Continue reading

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Question of the Month: How do I keep from becoming discouraged in my practice? I look around in yoga class and I can’t do any of the poses.

This is a difficult question to answer.  Yoga is internal, personal, and not to be compared to the practice of the person next to you.  While in India, I was always looking around at the other students.  Geeta Iyengar told … Continue reading

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