It is a core teaching of Yoga and ancient philosophies worldwide that the outer world is a reflection of the inner. We all have a responsibility to look within and see our role in being creators, sustainers and destroyers of violence and injustice.
With eyes of compassion and understanding we must look at our anger, attachments, jealousy, fear, anxiety and all mental habits that create and perpetuate injustice. We must look at our shadows. Let them speak to us and let... Read More
The story begins one quiet evening in the spring of 2011 in Frederick, Maryland, as two community yoga teachers, Geni Donnelly and Rebeccah Bartlett, were surfing the internet in search of an inspiring yoga retreat. The prior summer, Rebeccah had spent time volunteering in India at the Vihaan... Read More
Once upon a time, long, long ago in a land far, far away . . . should perhaps be the opening to the story of Ayurveda (pronounced "ah-yer-vey-duh"). It is, after all, said to be 5,000 years old (documented in ancient texts, but handed down orally before the written word). And at 8,000-plus miles, India certainly qualifies for being distant.
But far from a fairy tale, early Ayurvedic... Read More
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