Blog Archives


September, 2019
Friends and Family Week! Share the YOGA LOVE, Bring a Friend

July 1, 2019
The Path of Liberation is
All Around Us

April 24, 2019
Forest Yoga Bathing

April 4, 2019
Sweet Darkness

March 8, 2019
Overheard At The Water Cooler & Yoga Teacher Training Q&A: Do I have the time?

January 21, 2019
Furlough Community Fund

November 30, 2018
Expanding Community Through Karma Yoga
Infuse the Sprit of authentic giving into the upcoming Season of Light.

October 31, 2018
Schools Back in Session!
A peek into Yoga School...

September 26, 2018
Packed Classes Bring BIG Gifts Next time your are mat to mat - hang in and see what might happen..

July 25, 2018
The Invocations of the Train Are A Mixologist.... Chugga OM, Chugga OM Slurp...

June 5, 2018
A Bug, A Dog, A Girl and an Insight...? A True Story....

May 5, 2018
Look at ME!! Did you see?

March 4, 2018
Spring!!! In Like A Lion!

February 8, 2018
Warm up from the inside out and the outside in!

January 7, 2018
2018 is going to be a banner year, full of beautiful, profound, insightful and fun offerings.

December 28, 2017
2018 is Around the Corner - What Are You Intending...Set yourself up for success on and off the mat in the New Year.

October 24, 2017
Step back and feel the magic You are keeping our Banyan Tree alive

September 10, 2017
Fake News: "Hand's On Assists are Fixes"


August 20, 2017
Enhancing life exponentially with every yogic action


July 10, 2017
Hot Town Summer In the City

May 30, 2017
Karma Yoga, One of 8 Paths...

April 19, 2017
Confident Vulnerability

March 22, 2017
Spring is Finally Here!

March 5, 2017
The Gift of Never Arriving

February 13, 2017
A Picture's Worth 1000 Words

January 29, 2017
Breath: A Gift of Life, A Tool for Coping

December 4, 2016
Fortitude on the Mat. Take Action off the Mat.

November 30, 2018
The SundSay Sangha Circular
Expanding Community Through Karma Yoga
Infuse the Sprit of authentic giving into the
upcoming Season of Light

Thanksgiving Day Class was a BLAST!!

Thank you to all those who showed up and contributed to a beautiful and Spirit-filled practice... and for those who didn't, there is always next year!  

Thanksgiving Day Practice 2018, pictured above; we're practicing a 'circle of trees' which held us with eyes open and closed and eventually morphed into a circle of Warrior 3!

During practice we also partnered up and helped each other go 'deeper' in DownDog with the use of straps ...and giggles.

All the work we did was in honor of and in the Spirit of Thanksgiving which is governed by Jupiter, the planet that gives life to Karma Yoga, The Spiritual Path of Giving, Action & Selfless Service.... whoa, did you get all that?! If not, no worries...

The gist is/ was/ will continue to be,  that Thanksgiving is , at it's best, a day that evokes gratitude and giving. There is an unspoken understanding that by recognizing what we are grateful for we are better able to understand & value our ability to Give 

And... at 'it's' best, Giving is selfless, unconditional and performed without attachment to a specific end. 

It is with the intension of practicing Karma Yoga (whereby we honored the highest potential of Thanksgiving Day) that we experienced  community, expansion, giving & receiving  as we circled up, held hands, closed  our eyes, lifted our legs, gave our weight, took the weight of others, trusted and offered trust in return. We shook hands, traded names,  gave hugs, didn't give hugs...all without an agenda other than being with each other on  Thanksgiving Day.

Some practitioners were way out of their comfort zones, but participated anyway, some were in their comfort zones during the entire 90 minute practice. In the end we all found joy, laughs, work & connection in equal measure.

Regardless of how we entered our large group practice last Thursday we all left  understanding that there is room for everyone;  that the intension of bringing others 'into' our individual folds ultimately allows each of us to feel expansive &  free. 

My offering is that you take inspiration from the Heart  & Spirit of Thanksgiving & the Path of Karma Yoga into the upcoming Season of Light. 

May Light, Action, Non-Attachment, Community, Expansion & Service guide you & be of service to you and your loved ones this Holiday Season. 

Om Shanti, sophie