Sankalpa

Sankalpa

by Natalie Saari The yoga tradition offers a profound formula for realizing your heartfelt desires — without asking you to change who you are.  It is the practice of SANKALPA. Almost every New Year’s resolution starts with two words: “I will.”  We summon our willpower...
Making Space Meaningful- Altars

Making Space Meaningful- Altars

Here is an offering from Yoga Loft teacher Johnathan Ikebuchi into the history of altars and why some of us find them to be a powerful way to create space that is meaningful.   The Oxford English Online Dictionary defines an altar as: “A table or flat-topped...
Sustainability as a Practice

Sustainability as a Practice

There’s said to be power in word. Language shapes and defines our ideas and contemplations. It bridges our inner landscape and the outer world in which we reveal ourselves. It both describes what has happened and provides a framework for future expectations and...
On Gratitude: by Tania McCartney

On Gratitude: by Tania McCartney

A friend going through a rough time recently asked me to share some words with her some words about practice. She had appreciated what I have said in classes over the years, but wished for a tangible definition she could currently take hold of. I thought about this...
I Have Arrived- Yoga as My Home

I Have Arrived- Yoga as My Home

I have long loved the offerings of Thich Nhat Hanh- the Vietnamese Buddhist Monk who’s simple teachings resonate deeply.  In the early 2000’s I would lie on the floor in Bikram Yoga, resting between poses, eyes open as directed.  Heart beat racing from the heat and...