On April 8 and 9th, our celebration of togetherness continues with an extraordinary yoga festival marking the official opening of Down Under Cambridge. Our faculty of all different lineages come together in celebration of community and action. The weekend will showcase all methodologies, mingling classes, discussions, fundraisers, demonstrations, visiting guests, senior faculty, old faces and new.
On Saturday, our School of Baptiste showcases the Journey Into Power methodology. Whether you are new to Baptiste Yoga or a seasoned practitioner from the glory days of Baptiste's Boston roots, join the community in exploring the foundations of this powerful practice.
On Sunday, doors open to a world of yoga, returned friends, and yogis uniting for good. Meditations From The Mat author Rolf Gates returns to Cambridge to lead a Master Class and meditation open to festival participants. A full lineup of our Senior Teachers and faculty join together for a jam-packed day of yoga and union.
Answers, while comforting, are not only boring but inadequate. Yoga is the practice of being in the present moment, and the only truth about the present moment is that it is always changing.
The move towards teaching has been challenging in ways that I never expected, but also deeply rewarding and an incredibly rich source of learning. That was something that was actually a surprising gift, that I still get to be a student.
The vinyasa was a rare melding of all the best things in my life: music and spirit, theology and athleticism, song and prayer, breath and service, laughter and community, rhythm and dance.
I have come to realize Dharma is not what you do; it is who you are while you are doing what you do. Life, in her generosity has provided a wealth of wonderful and extremely challenging experiences for me. It is through those experiences that I have learned and grown into the person that I am.
The good thing is that most holiday foods are seasonal. The tricky part is not to overindulge and keep the snowball effect of that going for days and days with a fridge full of leftovers. There are many little things we can do throughout the holidays to keep ourselves on track
When I talk about a healing touch, I don’t mean something magical or mystical. This is practical, anatomical, emotional, empirical work. Trial and error. Intuition and adaptation.
Therapeutic massage is imperative for our sustained wellness because these hands-on practices calm the central nervous system, which is ultimately an invitation for the whole body to reconnect with homeostasis.
What kind of yoga practice makes you smile on the inside? Who are your teachers? What are others saying? Is there a refund policy, and when does it apply? Is your teacher training registered with the Yoga Alliance? Do you have to bring your own toilet paper?
I always think of my personal emotional journey like my journey as I study poses on the mat. It started out with gross movements and big steps. Then it became more subtle. The steps weren’t so clear, the forks in the road not so visible, but now I had more tools and a trust that I was on the right path.
Within the first week of being in the Mysore room, I found a rhythm, strength and focus in my practice that I had not felt before. At the end of each practice, I was spent yet felt limber and ready to take on the day. Most importantly, it has started to give me the tools to be able to practice on my own anywhere and at anytime.