Category Archives: yoga

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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John Schumacher Interview on Meditation and BKS Iyengar

John Schumacher sits down with Iyengar Yoga teacher Rosa Santana and discusses his thoughts on meditation, how it can be reached through the practice of asana, the difference between meditation and Pranayama, and stories about the early days with BKS … 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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Love

During my travels through India, the topic of arranged marriages and romantic love kept cropping up as a subject of conversation.  The majority of Hindu marriages are still arranged by the parents, although this is changing in larger cities like … Continue reading

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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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