Phil Guencho’s Story

My yoga practice began almost seven years ago when a co-worker told us about his weekly lunchtime practice at the Lotus Room. He spoke of a challenging physical practice and also of the calming meditation at the end of each class. As a technical lead, he had to work with some difficult people and situations.… Read More

The 5 Universal Laws

I have come to firmly believe that there are certain universal laws. These laws do not exist to conflict with religion, but rather to work with it as a vessel for God to make himself undeniably visible in our lives. These laws are the ways that we can wrangle the wild animal of free will… Read More

Befriending Fear

“Fear is a powerful adversary. Fear keeps us trapped inside boundaries. Fear keeps us from learning something new, from making discoveries, from making new friends. Fear prevents us from reaching our full potential and from truly living our experiences. Take your fear, place it on a raft, push it out into the abyss. Defeat the… Read More

The Four Noble Truths

Dr. Deepak Chopra has spoken about asking many of his patients why they wanted to get better. They would say things like I want to be able to get back to my job, I want to take care of my family, I want to see the world and he would ask why they wanted those… Read More

Letter to the New Year

Dear 2013, YES. I say YES to everything you have in store for me. YES to every stumble and every tear. YES to every hug and every kiss. YES to the things I will lose and YES to all that I will gain. YES to wrinkles I will acquire and YES to what the mirror… Read More

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