Exploring the Yamas & Niyamas: Satya

I was always told that the only thing you have in life is your word. When you commit to something, you commit. When you say something, you mean it. And while it takes time to gather trust from those around you, it only takes a moment to lose any hope of being trusted ever again….

Exploring the Yamas and Niyamas: Ahimsa

Ahimsa, or nonviolence, is one of yoga’s ethical practices. When I first began exploring the Yamas and Niyamas, Ahimsa appeared to be, on the surface, a given. Of course yogis are nonviolent: they’re gentle and kind, they don’t eat meat, they hug trees, they don’t kill bugs, right? I had an almost childlike reaction to seeing “Nonviolence” on my…

Everyday Goddesses: Kelley

Kelley Denison is one of those people who lights up a room- her smile is bright and sweet, her eyes are glowing, her laugh is bubbling. I’ve been lucky enough to bump into Kelley here and there at the studio, and even have her in my class a few times, but never got a chance to…