Off the Mat


How Long Will This Go On?

While you’ve gotten used to the pandemic lifestyle, your mind still asks about the future. You can look at the latest statistics, find out about the vaccines being tested and learn about different types of masks. But there’s still no way to know how long this will go on. For now, you’re stuck. Some say […]

Happiness & Bliss

Enlightenment will not give you happiness.  Instead you will abide in unending inner bliss.  This bliss is not the same as happiness, not even the same as lots of happiness.  Happiness is an emotion; bliss is a state of being.  Happiness comes and goes; bliss is constant.  Happiness is dependent on external things; bliss is […]

Student Survey – Covid 19

Dear yoga students. We value your input during this turbulent time. Please take a moment to complete this short survey. All submissions will remain anonymous and your information will not be shared with anyone. We thank you in advance. Are you a yoga professional? Teacher or business owner? Please consider sharing your thoughts on our […]

Teacher/Business Owner Survey – Covid 19

Dear Yoga Teachers and Business owners. We know the last few months have been heartbreaking and difficult for all of us in the yoga and fitness industry. We hope that you will take a moment to give us your input about your current situation so that we can compile some valuable information for our leaders […]

Helping Women with Breast Cancer During COVID-19

How Living Beyond Breast Cancer is Using Yoga to Make a Difference Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) has seen how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected the breast cancer community, both medically, financially, and also emotionally. In an effort to lessen the emotional toll this has taken on our community, LBBC created Breathing Beyond, a free […]

Put Your Money Where Your Mat Is

How to support your local yoga studio while staying home Experts and consumers agree: as a global community we need yoga now more than ever. But the peace, strength, and connection offered by in-person yoga classes will only be accessible in the future if you support your local independent studios and teachers today. This is […]

The Waiting Game

I remember high school dances, with us girls all lined up waiting for a teenage boy to come ask us to dance. Only once a year could the girl offer the invitation, on Sadie Hawkins Day. The rest of the time, it was a waiting game. It’s a waiting game again. How long will this […]

Why I’m Grateful for My Problems

I’m grumbling about my challenges today: too many things to do, not enough time, not enough money, can’t make headway on my projects, gaining weight, menopause weirdness, sprained my ankle . . . but then I pause. I take a breath . . . I’m actually grateful for my problems. Yes, you read that right. […]

Create Your Family’s Mantra

My family is in the process of selling our home in Chicago and relocating to San Antonio Texas. Moving can be incredibly stressful and without coping skills to handle the unfamiliar territory, our families will struggle. However, with change comes growth. Creating a mantra helped us to understand how we can work together and grow […]

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