In La Canada, California lays a lush botanical retreat – Descanso Gardens. Easy access and open pathways is a common draw for the community and surrounding neighborhoods. For the last couple of years they have offered a series of Fitness Walks and Yoga Classes.
This week will be the beginning of their summer session. (more…)
Imagine this: It is 5:30 am. You are up with the dawn, and there’s a vast open sea just outside your door. Now add into your imagination that the door you are walking out of is a cabin door on a cruise ship. (more…)
“Waking is a harrowing story of courage, and a primer for joy.” – Louise Erdich
In each of our lives we seek out stories that can inspire and reveal moments of courage and humanity, and that will continue to encourage us in our daily lives. Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence by Matthew Sanford
, is one such story. (more…)
Sydney Solis is an experienced and committed yogini of Anusura. She is also a mother, a storyteller and an author of numerous stories for children. As a young girl she was inspired by her father’s love for yoga and books of stories from cultures around the world. (more…)
In Johannesburg, South Africa a tough love program with juvenile drug offenders has included yoga as a path to recovery. Many youth have become addicted to a new “drug cocktail” called Sugars. This is a lethal combination of rat poison, heroin and cocaine. (more…)
I was teaching a stress management workshop for kids the other day at a highly competitive private school. Even writing that sentence makes me connect with how extremely stressed so many kids are today. As a therapist, I specialize in working with teens and am constantly reminded of how much pressure is put on adolescents these days to succeed. It seems as...
As many of my friends will confirm, I am a dedicated animal rights advocate. I also love yoga and when I am practicing it at home, as soon as I bring out my mat the dogs run over and flop on top of it. After a few shakes of the mat they settle to the side and wait. (more…)
It's all about intimacy and connection at the heart level as well as the physical," said Sutton. "Every yoga pose is done touching your partner."
So when you are running to your yoga class and your loved one is racing to their aerobic workout, when do you find the time to be in a quiet bonding moment. Most couples will just let out a sigh and say “Not enough time in the day.”
In Redding, CA a...
Is all music spiritual? The reason I ask this today is because I love to play all kinds of different music when I am practicing yoga – everything from Deva Premal to Madonna. I let each style inspire me with the musician’s unique energy. I have shared this love of music with others and most people I teach also enjoy it. (more…)