What’s Better Than Gratitude?

It’s not that we don’t believe in and appreciate the practice of gratitude. We do it every day! But what sometimes gets lost in gratitude is appreciation. What’s the difference, you ask? Here’s the official Webster definition for both: grat·i·tude noun the quality of...

The Path to Peace – Ishvara Pranidhana

Ah, the holy grail of peace. The goal of all the Yama and Niyama together is to help us reach this point of surrender, Ishvara Pranidhana on the path to peace. It is said that if you can master this Niyama there is no need to practice any of the others, as this is the...

Can You Be Real and Still Be Nice? Satya (Truthfulness) Cont’d

The Path To Peace: Satya (Truthfulness) Can You Be Real and Still Be Nice? We are back on our Path to Peace post-holiday! We had a lovely time with friends and family celebrating everything we have to be grateful for in America. We hope you had just as much as fun if...

Music, Music, Music….

My latest and greatest finds you might have heard during class or after class….enjoy 🙂   Purpose – Justin Bieber She – Zahn Walk Away – Lany Fear – Blue October Awakening – David Darling, Silvia...

Week Three: The Journey Continues…

BY DONNA PHILLIPS, TYS TT Trainee In all honesty, I came into the third yoga training weekend with some dread. I knew, before this weekend was over, I would be teaching in front of a real class. I had relived, a million times over the previous few weeks, the awkward,...

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