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April Blog: Asteya/Non-Stealing

April Blog: Asteya/Non-Stealing

As we move through the Yamas (self-regulating behaviors) discussed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, April brings us to a new theme: the third of the Yamas, Asteya. Typically translated as “non-stealing,” this precept may sound like it’s generally about not taking...
March Theme: Satya/Truthfulness

March Theme: Satya/Truthfulness

As we continue exploring concepts from the Yamas and the Niyamas laid out in the Yoga Sutras, it strikes me that this month’s theme—Satya—is an especially interesting one for the times that we’re living in. In an era of “alternative facts,” and a world in which we’re...
February: Do No Harm/Ahimsa

February: Do No Harm/Ahimsa

As mentioned last month, we will be drawing inspiration for our monthly themes throughout the year from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali—and more specifically, from the Yamas (personal restraints) and the Niyamas (personal practices) that form the ethics of spiritual...
January Theme: Take Your Mark

January Theme: Take Your Mark

Happy 2019! We hope the new year has brought you some fresh perspective and sense of possibility.   As many of you know, we have a custom around the studio of choosing a particular theme for each month. We hope this serves to add some depth and nuance to your...

Remember Your Magic

I’m writing this after just having finished a full moon meditation ritual. It’s a thing I don’t talk about, mostly, worrying that it comes across as woo-woo, weirdo, what-does-that-really mean. How do you explain the things that come to you in silence? I have this odd...

Savoring the Present Moment with Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, the way most of us get carried away in our daily lives is due to the vata or pitta dosha. Vata is made up of either and air while pitta is made of fire and water elements. Each has its own way of influencing our bodies and beg to be understood...

August Theme: Savoring the Moment

Savoring the Moment August seems to be one of those months in which I find myself inevitably caught in looking back and looking forward. As the first day of school creeps toward us, I wonder at the speed of the now-almost-past summer; I look ahead to the return to...

August: Embracing Change

“Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.” –Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams The monsoon rains have arrived, marking the threshold between summer and late summer. Their arrival marks a...

Pitta Season: Friend of Foe

As we navigate the summer months, we are immersed in pitta season. According to Ayurveda, pitta, composed of fire and water, helps us to transform and digest all that life throws at us. It is the digestive enzymes, acids, the hormones that we produce as well as the...