Lessons I’ve Learned

Lessons I’ve Learned

Megan Weathers, a 500hr instructor and Reiki Master at the Collective, shares the lessons she's learned from working with students with disabilities.I've learned that listening is more useful than...

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Is Massage a Luxury?

Is Massage a Luxury?

My profession encourages me to say "No, it is not a luxury, it is preventative health care". However, in my experience as a licensed therapist, massage therapy is indeed a luxury for many, if not...

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Our Vulnerability

Our Vulnerability

Yoga is sacred to me because it provides a tool for deep connection to our truest self. Therefore yoga spaces must be accessible and welcoming to all. That can look a lot of different ways.

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The Best Gift

The Best Gift

The best gift I have received as a yogic student is the knowledge and confidence to practice by myself.  Now I know that this may seem a bit obvious as many people go to classes to learn, and...

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Model Minority Myth

Model Minority Myth

I didn’t know that this title for Asian Americans even existed until my oldest daughter gave me a book two Christmas’s ago titled, The Making of Asian America, A History, by Erika Lee. That’s where...

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Sound Mantras

Sound Mantras

As you begin or deepen a meditation practice, there are certain methods that lead to higher levels of healing, insights, and serenity. Primordial Sound Meditation (PSM) is based on your time, day...

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Meet Jenna

Meet Jenna

Jenna, you are simply light and you illuminate the whole studio as soon as you walk in every Wednesday afternoon. Our students, instructors, leaders and Desk Angel community are forever...

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Warrior to Waterfalls

Warrior to Waterfalls

Valerie was initially drawn to practice yoga because it provided the opportunity for a physical challenge in a positive atmosphere. The holistic, mind-body approach to health, fitness, and overall...

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Relief of Representation

Relief of Representation

Prince is performing for Super Bowl Half Time. I say, “Oh! Did you know Prince is Filipino?!” Bruno Marsis performing at the AMA. I say, “Hey! His mom is Filipina!”. Jason from The Good Place? “He’s...

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Law to Lotus

Law to Lotus

  Sabrina is one of our amazing Desk Angels at the Bella Prāṇa Wellness Collective. Sabrina began her yoga journey after practicing law and realizing how much it can help quiet her thoughts and...

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Magical Maharri

Magical Maharri

“To say that yoga "changed my life" to me seems like an understatement, because of the vastness in which I have been able to recondition, shift, and remerge into this human experience,...

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We Love Cathy

We Love Cathy

Cathy is a ray of sunshine every time we see her. We are so honored that she has been practicing with us for the last 4 years! Cathy explains how her yoga practice has had many more benefits than...

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