Pratyahara and Yoga Asanas – The Significance of the Fifth Limb of Yoga

Our yoga practice offers a path to draw awareness inside and bring attention into the subtle movement in the body and the sound of the vibration of the subtle body. This is also referred to as pratyahara, the fifth limb of yoga. Pratyahara is the softening of sensory awareness and is foundational to working with the … Continued

Your Nervous System on Yoga – How Yoga Helps Balance Mind and Body

Studies have shown that yoga offers a wide range of benefits in a surprisingly wide range of areas. These include not just the enhancement of physical fitness but improvement in several areas relating to nervous system functioning, such as awareness and mindfulness, self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states, as well as the development of … Continued

Exploring the Stages of Being: The Yoga of Inner Peace

Sometimes wish that you could stop the merry-go-round of our frenzied lifestyle and just take some time out to chill out? Join us for a course with renowned yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater on Exploring the Stages of Being: The Yoga of Inner Peace. Learning how to take a “time out” to soothe and relax … Continued

Restoring Balance: Yogic Tools to Calm an Overactive Nervous System

Every second of the day, your body is functioning seemingly effortlessly, regulating the literally millions of physiological functions that keep your body running. The part of the nervous system in charge of orchestrating all these functions behind the scenes, so to speak, is the autonomic nervous system.  The autonomic nervous system regulates all the functions … Continued

Living the Yoga Sutras: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali were written more than 2,000 years ago, but they still hold much wisdom and guidance for modern living. In this course, yoga teacher and wellness consultant Anusha Wijeyakumar will go into the 8 Limbs of Yoga as described in the Yoga Sutras and discuss their relevance for our yoga practice … Continued

Yoga of Mindful Eating – Fierce Medicine for Healing Your Spirit

Addiction takes many forms—be it food, alcohol, sex, or increasingly, even the internet. In this course, Ana Forrest, founder of Forrest Yoga, draws on her own early struggles with addiction and eating disorders and shares the yoga techniques and insights that helped her find healing. Ana shows us how to work with emotional, physical, mental and … Continued

Journey Through the Chakras – Working with the Subtle Body In Yoga

Our paradigms of human health and healing are inadequate. More sophisticated models are essential for replacing anachronistic ones. In this 5-part course, yoga therapist Kristine Kaoverii Weber explores why approaches to healing that focus on balancing the subtle body may hold the key to the future of medicine. The traditional Tantric writings about the sacred energy centers of … Continued

Rest and Silence: Practicing from Stillness, Spaciousness and Ease

One of the greatest lacks in our life is, paradoxically, “nothing.” We rarely take time to just be, to rest, to just feel silence, to hear our heart’s deepest longing. We are just too busy, too occupied, too distracted, too over-scheduled. We try so many strategies: new calendars, to-do lists, New Year’s resolutions, and endless promises to ourselves to do … Continued