By Amy Elizabeth Mareno, M.T.S., RYT-200 The Ramayana as Retold by Krishna Dharma – Historical Epic One of the greatest ancient Sanskrit epic poems of all times tells of the cosmic battle between good and evil abounds with timeless wisdom, heroic feats, and loveable characters. Attributed to the sage Valmiki (circa 500 BCE), the events are said to have taken
by Janel DuRoss Warm weather with summer fun is almost here! If you are looking for a partner infused way to get in and stay in shape, look further into acroyoga/partner yoga. This dynamic integration of yoga and acrobatics (and sometimes thai massage for the therapeutics ‘lunar’ version) is a unique way to build strength, connect with others and
Lola Rephann Remember about ten years ago when the Sh*t B!tch Bear came out? It was a cute teddy bear in a t-shirt, but the shirt said “Sh*t B!tch, you fine.” It was the first sign that people were tired of the usual Valentine’s Day tropes. For people who knew they had to get their special person something but didn’t
by Lola Rephann Our culture has some serious baggage around the word “massage,” and when you stop to examine why, is it any wonder? It’s a standard canard in sit-coms, a bad joke implying intimate possibilities when someone creepy tries to pick up cute guy/girl by promising a “massage” to help them relieve stress from all that work or studying.
Yoga in the Heights has such a vast demographic community! That’s truly one of the unique things about our Wellness Center. In every yoga class, we’ve got all generations, all colors, all shapes and sizes. We are the community that breaks the myth that yoga in not for everyone! And we LOVE when a new yoga student transforms before our eyes! One of those
It’s day one. I’m home. Signing up for the 20 in 30 challenge at Yoga in the Heights was an easy, if not impulsive, decision. Like almost nothing else in my life, yoga has been a consistent source of strength and solace. Fifteen years ago, when I was a college student in Buffalo, New York, my first yoga classes calmed my
by Erin Kumpf LA.c MSTOM SPRING IS HERE. (I know you are as excited as I am about this statement.) As we move from the uber YIN, cold, retracted, inward and downward flowing, introspective season of winter (dominated by the Kidney energy and WATER element) we are beginning the transition into the season dominated by the LIVER and WOOD energy.
By Bridget Fujioka It is said it takes 21 days to form a habit. Over the years we have all developed quite a few habits, positive or negative, some of them intentionally and others not as much. When you decide to make a change it can take so much effort and determination to follow through, whether it is changing your eating
Occasionally, Yoga in the Heights will feature first-person student testimonials on our blog. Real students will be sharing the ways that yoga has changed their lives. Read Geradine’s story below. Yoga in the Heights changed my life: a very strong statement but very true. As my 60th birthday was approaching in April I was depressed, overweight, and not inspired. I
By Bridget Fujioka As Stephanie and I tackled the everyday aspects of getting our new location in the Jersey City Heights up and running (we actually have a spreadsheet called the MAC DADDY TO DO LIST.xls) we always come back to the core of what we are building at Yoga in the Heights: a community. This concept of community, a