Inspirational, informative and thought provoking, our blog includes daily practices, yoga techniques, recipes and reflections on current and ancient trends in yoga.


Big Time in the New Year

Happy New Year! But wait… is today really the start of a new year or, while donning our party hats and blowers, are we simply drawing an imaginary line in time? Consider that time and space are boundless. You cannot demarcate at 12 midnight on December 31st the past from …

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The Light of the Ages

At this time of year, the light from the primordial fire burns closest, dearest and brightest. However, like the air we breathe and the mind that makes us, we cannot always see it. It is a primitive streak that blazes through the living, flashes in a blink of the eye, animates every blood cell, …

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Surya’s Nourishing Holiday Recipes

Surya would like to take this opportunity to share some of her favorite holiday recipes. These three recipes were served at our in-person retreat in November, and we hope you’ll enjoy them at home or with people you love. We’d love to know how you like these and if you …

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Great Determination

If you are anything like me, you might feel the urge at times to just fold inward, retreat from the world and move to Costa Rica. Whether it be a health crisis, the state of the economy, global warming or the onslaught this winter of the “Tripledemic,” it is easy to feel …

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Warming Greens with Creamy Tahini Mustard Dressing

This mustard dressing is pungent and delicious to add to your favorite green dish. The tahini butter makes it rich and creamy, while the vinegars and whole-grain mustard add just the right amount of bright, tangy flavor to greens. SERVES 4 to 6 DRESSING: 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons filtered …

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Roasted Shiitake Mushroom

These mushrooms are crisp and slightly chewy, making them a tasty addition to many dishes. Try them in leafy green salads or sprinkled over your favorite whole grains. They are also an irresistible snack straight out of the oven – you may want to double the recipe, as they have …

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Maple Dijon Tempeh

1 package tempeh 3 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 3 tbsp liquid aminos 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp dried tarragon   Slice the Tempeh into 12 thin slices. Steam for 10 minutes. Combine marinade and pour over steamed …

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Unconditional Love

When we consider what it means to experience unconditional love, we first think of the importance of being compassionate and giving love to others. All too often, we believe that by caretaking others and pleasing others we connect to love. While this can be true, it is perhaps more important that …

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World Cup

The World Cup is on and for an entire month I am left wondering, will I get anything else done? It is comforting to know that much of the world feels the same, from Cameroon to Canada and from Senegal to Switzerland. The global passion– read fanaticism– for the game …

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