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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The Sunday Sangha Circular

March 19, 2017
Confident Vulnerability
Widen Your Web Through Intentional Practice

Yoga encourages us (unlike some other spiritual, athletic, or meditative practices) to explore getting to our mat on our own.... and, unlike 10 years ago, there are many ways to be lead through a practice without ever coming into a studio... cable yoga channel's, YouTube videos, DVD's, etc. So, when we set the time aside to go to a Yoga Studio, to be lead through a class as part of a community, it holds us accountable to practicing. It offers the gift of being lead. But it also does something a bit sneaky... it widens our web.

This is what I mean...

A yoga class is a gathering of practitioners who come together with the same intention: essentially, to share their practice with others. This is a conscious choice to practice next to someone else, under the same roof, with the same teacher, and in the community that the studio embodies.

The practice of Yoga, among many other things, is designed to create vulnerability, to take us to a place where we drop our 'armor'. When we find a studio/ teacher/community that welcomes & allows us to slip confidently into a vulnerable state, we know we have found our Yoga Home where much work can be done.

When we share a home with others we naturally 'widen our web' both on the mat - but almost more importantly - off the mat. Sometimes we forget this because we may not connect directly or socially with others in the class or studio, but regardless, when we open ourselves up in the presence of others it connects us in a profound and very unique way.

In these socially divided days, we need to connect with others more than ever before. Come, slip into 'confident vulnerability' on your mat at Blue Banyan where the power of intention sweetly widens the collective web. Come to the mat and help heal the world.

Shanti, Shanti, Shanti,