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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...

Ayurvedic Facial

Deep Cleansing Ayurvedic Facial is a special cleansing treatment using herbal steam, various herbs, and fresh fruits. This treatment enhances complexion, nourishes facial muscles, and alleviates blemishes. $160...



A full body massage using customized strokes and selected warm herbal oils chosen specifically for your body type. This treatment nourishes the skin, aids in removing impurities, stimulates arterial and lymphatic circulation, and relaxes the mind and body. Abhyanga promotes overall healing and nourishes muscle tissues and the nervous system. It also removes stagnant waste from the body. $90 (30 min. add-on to additional service), $160 (60 min.), $245 (90 min.)...



Move gracefully from your asana class into our treatment room, and emerge feeling balanced, calm, and content....


Marma Therapy

Marma Therapy is a method of clearing stress from the muscles, soft tissues, fascia, and vital points of the body....



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. Initial Ayurvedic Consultation According to Ayurveda, when the Doshas are out of balance, one’s immunity level decreases. Imbalances lead to abnormal symptoms in the body or disease; they are the root causes of physical and emotional discomfort. Utilizing the traditional art of...