Yoga Philosophy with Greg Nardi

Do you ever wonder what your yoga practice is really about?  Of course, we know that we’re instructed to go into a series of poses, but why?  What do the poses do?  How does yoga actually affect the body and the mind, as it purports to do? It turns out that there is a long history of yoga philosophy that

Read More

Holidays…and Emotions (!)

Well, it’s officially here: The start of the holiday season!  While some people eagerly wait for 365 entire days to finally break out the Mariah Carey Christmas album, the holiday season can be complicated for many. While it can inspire a spirit of charity and kinship with other human beings, it can simultaneously magnify any perceived deficiencies in our lives: Our loneliness

Read More

Aromatherapy at Key Largo Yoga

You may have heard that we have a workshop coming up on aromatherapy!  Led by Debbi Quinn, a certified aromatherapist, the workshop will be held this Saturday, November 5 from 12-3pm in the North Studio.  In the workshop, attendees will also include information on the basics of Ayurveda (a system of holistic health practices that originated in India thousands of years ago), as

Read More

#FOMO

If you’re a social media user/lurker, you may have come across #fomo.  To clear up any confusion, FOMO stands for “fear of missing out.”  It’s a term describing how freaked out we feel when we think we aren’t involved in something amazing that everyone else is doing.  We may be racked with anxiety because, for example, we passed up an opportunity to go to an

Read More

What is Your “Why” for Yoga?

In yoga, we sometimes forget why we come to class.  We get so caught up in trying not to look stupid, or struggling to make our poses look as perfect as the girl/guy next to us, or pushing ourselves into a headstand when we haven’t developed the core strength to do it safely. For most of us, we didn’t make

Read More

A Fine Line

“The world is like a dropped pie most of the time. Don’t kill yourself trying to put it back together. Just grab a fork and eat some of it off the floor. Then carry on.”  -Elizabeth Gilbert In yoga, we hear a great deal about balance, both in asana practice and off the mat.  Truly, balance has been a

Read More

Root to Rise

While taking a yoga class, you may have heard a yoga teacher say “root to rise” when you’re in, say, Downward Facing Dog pose.  When I first started yoga, I had no idea what this phrase meant (likely because it took all my focus just to hold the downward dog for what felt like an excruciatingly long period of time!).  But as

Read More

Face the Suffering by Sitting with It

“In the active state, [the obstacles to samadhi] can be destroyed by meditation.”  -Sutra 2.11, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali We are all searching for the “magic key” that will unlock us from the grip of our suffering.  But interestingly, that magic key lies in non-doing — or more precisely, in meditation.  By sitting with our pain, and by accepting

Read More

First Day of Spring: Trust, Change, Transformation

As we embark upon the spring season, we are reminded of themes of growing, blooming, and letting go of all that does not serve us.  For some, this time may herald an exciting period of unparalleled growth; for others, such growth may be preceded by painful or difficult experiences.  Regardless of where you are, remember to trust life.  Please click here to read a

Read More

Re-Connecting When You Feel Lost

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”  – John O’Donohue Ever have moments where

Read More