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.

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February 13. 2017
A Picture's Worth 1000 Words

We all know the quote "A picture is worth a 1,000 words" but what are the 1,000 words that swirl for each of us when we see a picture? We are living in "picture saturated" world; where images replace words, sell products, create "friendships", etc...


Instagram, at the top of the Social Media food chain, is devoted to images. Facebook posts depend heavily on pictures to generate views. Magazine covers & Billboards throw images at us at every turn.


This phenomenon is as prevalent in the Yoga world as it is everywhere else.


Last summer, with Blue Banyan's marketing presence in mind, I began talking to people about their 1,000 word dialog; I paid more attention to my own; I listened to my kids reactions to images & tuned into how folks, in general, respond to the inundation of portraiture.


It seems that often these photographs & videos evoke thoughts of self doubt, insecurity, fear, unhappiness, desire, frustration, competition, etc. Of course we all know that is not the case for many things we see; however, when so much is coming at us it's inevitable that some images will make us feel good and some will make us feel bad.


All of this inspired a marketing experiment.


Last fall I decided to remove all images of yoga from Blue Banyan's printed promotional material. All of our printed marketing material is now utilizing text, rather than image. We have highlighted idioms that represent the Blue Banyan teaching philosophy rather than the look of the studio, teachers or students.


These phrases have quietly sat at the bottom of the image heavy pages on our website for years, do you recognize any? "Teaching is more than Instruction" "We engage the physical to experience the energetic, so that we might encounter the Divine" "Practice on the mat, Live Yoga off the mat" A very interesting thing in all of this is that our Logo quietly disappeared as well. This has been an interesting experiment, for sure; fruitful, we'll see....


Full Disclosure:

  • The above only refers to printed material (schedule cards & shirts)

  • Our logo is very much present on our new Car Magnets

  • Blue Banyan Yoga has a Facebook & Instagram presence & posts lots of pictures!!

  • I, personally, have a car completely "Tatted up" with all kinds of images & logos that I proudly drive it around ;)

Shanti, Shanti, Shanti,