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We All Have a Responsibility to Look at Injustice by Reema Datta

  Friends, It is a core teaching of Yoga and ancient philosophies worldwide that the outer world is a reflection of the inner. We all have a responsibility to look within and see our role in being creators, sustainers and destroyers of violence and injustice. With eyes of compassion and understanding we must look at our anger, attachments, jealousy, fear, anxiety and all mental habits that create and perpetuate injustice. We must look at our shadows. Let them speak to us and let us listen like mothers consoling a crying child. It's okay. Let the shadows surface and embrace them. Shadow comes from light. When you embrace the shadow, you touch the lesson, the reason, the source. What you embrace shifts. What you resist, persists. Embrace the seeds...

Plant the Seeds, Trust the Process (and tomatoes)

by Melanie Salvatore-August author of Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change (Yellow Pear Press 2017) Every mother’s day for the last 5 years I have planted 3-5 tomato plants anticipating the summer growing season.  It is a dream fulfilled and continuing that I have the ability to grow some of my own food and live on a budding homestead in Northern California.  Some years I stop at a local nursery the week before to buy seedlings and other years after the obligatory Mother’s Day brunch or rowdy kid filled stop at Starbucks to get my mom-latte, I stop to pick some up. This year, nothing.  Too busy.  I hadn’t made the time and ahem, no one else thought to buy them for me.  No brunch or...

Marma Abhyanga with Elissa Lewis

Alan designed this treatment by blending abhyanga with the marma points and lines of energy that map one's body.  Using specific warmed oils according to your dosha, this healing treatment restores and replenishes the body, mind and nervous system. The entire process lasts 60 minutes, including a shower with specialized ayurvedic soap.  60 minutes with shower | $175...


Ayurvedic Offerings

With Kristen Rae Stevens Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Specialist E-RYT 500, AyP The Sanskrit word Ayurveda stems from two roots: ayus which means life or life cycle and vid which means knowledge. So Ayurveda is the knowledge of daily living and the life cycle — a system of achieving and maintaining health. Ayurveda teaches that health is sustained through the balance of three vital energetic forces known collectively as the Doshas, and individually as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The purpose of Ayurveda is to bring these three forces into harmony to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. AYURVEDIC DIET AND LIFESTYLE CONSULTATIONS One on one private consultations from an Ayurvedic perspective can guide and support your health and well-being from a variety of perspectives and practices. A consultation may...