Energy Meridians and Yoga

Each time we stretch our bodies, we are having an effect on our energy. In Chinese Medicine, energy is defined as “chi” and it is circling within us and all around us. As Diane Connelly says in Sarah Powers book, “It is only by chi that the planets move , the sun shines, and human… Read More

The Three Questions

“Peace comes from being aligned with the present moment. Wherever you are, you feel that you are home – because you are home.” – Eckhart Tolle Roni’s Opening to Class: This is a room filled with imperfections, with black sheeps and wanna-be’s. We have let people down, gotten lost, said the wrong thing, slept when… Read More

Yoga Retreat to Tuscany

Rolling green hills, world class wine, and art to delight. Food that stimulates all five senses, tantalizing smells awakening your taste buds and ingraining the feast in your memory for years to come. Sunflowers sprinkled across the vast, picture-perfect canvas that society has come to recognize as the one and only Tuscany. Medieval “castle-towns” weaved… Read More

Bill McCullough

I started yoga about six years ago doing it once a week. It was difficult because I was not very flexible after being a runner for 25 years, but I knew there was something in it that I needed to keep with it. When I started going to the Lotus Room and then some at… Read More

Sounds Have Power

The topic today can be boiled down to three words, the idea of which will change your life if you let it. Those three words are “Sounds have Power.” Sounds have an incredible power over us. What is sound? It is a form of energy as sound vibrations are invisible yet powerful. The human ear… Read More

The Six Human Needs

Why do we do what we do? Why do we behave the way we behave? Some physiologists have identified 6 main human needs. People find ways to meet these needs in positive, negative, or neutral ways, but every person finds a way to meet them in some way. We have some genetic propensities, but we… Read More

Alyson Read’s Bella Story

Growing up I was always involved in sports, activities, teams, etc … mainly gymnastics until 6th grade and competitive cheerleading after that through college. My “exercise” never felt like a chore. That is, until after college when I was through with all my “teams.” I was stuck in a cycle of trying new fitness/exercise trends,… Read More

Enemies of Gratitude

Below are three Enemies of Gratitude, meaning that when these things exist in our minds or hearts then gratitude cannot. The environment that these emotions create cannot sustain the life of anything that has the ability to propel us closer to the people we want to be. Here are three of the enemies of gratitude… Read More

Abundance and You

I’ve been thinking about the recession and its effect on our concept of abundance. I spend a lot of time talking about the importance of our spiritual and emotional life, which is the foundation of the balance and joy we are all seeking. But here’s the thing, most people spend 8 hours or more every… Read More

Activating the Chakras

“So, let me get this straight. There are centers of energy in the body, they are ‘open’ or ‘closed’ or somewhere in between, and depending on how open or closed they are translates into how healthy you are physically, mentally, and emotionally.” One part of myself said to another. “Right.” The other part of myself… Read More