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.

June 5, 2018
The Sunday Sangha Circular
A Bug, A Dog, A Girl and an Insight...? A True Story....

A couple weeks ago, late morning, after teaching several early morning classes, I sat at my breakfast table watching a flying bug.... I was trying to figure out if it was on the outside of the screen window or between the screen and the window itself; it was flying around in a tizzy suggesting it was trapped. 

After a bit, I determined it was, in fact, outside & not trapped at all.

It was muggy that day in our house; whereas outside leaves were dancing, clouds were flying across the sky, suggesting a breeze.. and I thought 'why the heck does this bug want to come in?! '.  

Then I noticed that the bug had gotten the attention of my 2 year old dog... and that my bug- phobic daughter was in the kitchen making a snack... and I thought "Oh Man, this bug REALLY should not want to come in'. 

If it did make it into the house I could envision a few different  scenerios...
1) It would get trapped for a good long time between the screen and the glass window- even though the window was mostly open
2) If/ when it escaped from the opening between the screen and the window it would be met with screams from my daughter and aggressive/ playful barks along with a good chase from my dog.. and all of this in the muggy, wind-less confines of our house...

As I had these thoughts the bug continued with what appeared to be desperation. Behind the bug, the trees bowed and swayed, the birds flew sweetly, the squirrels romped on tree trunks and all this bug could do is follow its obsession with our screen window - a obsession that, if satisfied, would surely lead to it's  suffering if not death!  

This whole scenario got me thinking about the things I
think I want, about what I obsess on, about what I feel is 'desperately' important...  

What and where are my screen windows? Hummm...

I  rattled the screen and the bug flew off....

Peace, sophie