As a philosophy, kintsukuroi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It is similar to the principles of wabi-sabi, or an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. What if we treated ourselves this way? What if— instead of beating ourselves up for our mistakes or the times we came apart, we celebrated our undoings and unraveling as part of our beauty? As humans, we are perfectly imperfect after all.Read More
As we look for the answers from the outside of ourselves, our life seems to be hard, or meaningless. We start to think we are worthless, not good enough, useless, powerless, and so on. But what the truth is that we have some challenging life experiences, and certain conditions of ourselves but they don’t define who truly we are. We are beyond all of that.Read More
In modern day terms Brahmacharya is the practice of moderation. Read on to see how it used to be practiced and how we can practice it today.Read More
Though this seems self-explanatory, Asteya is more than refraining from stealing. I prefer to think of it as taking only what we are offered and only using what we need. Read to see how we can practice this every day.Read More
Satya is the ability to be honest and speak the truth without exaggeration or repression. In the modern world, we may call this “speaking straight.” Read on to dive deeper into how we can practice this on and off the mat.Read More
Ahimsa means practicing kindness to all living things– to ourselves, to others and to animals in our every thought and every action. Even negative thoughts can be destructive and damaging.Read More
The Yamas (Conduct and Restraints) are considered the foundation for those following the path of yoga. Read on to learn why they affect our everyday lives and why these next 5 weeks we will be diving deeper into each one!Read More
Owner Shelley Lowther breaks Down Dog down on the blog: Considered an active resting pose during our dynamic sequence, it may NOT feel restful if you are new to yoga! Keep your tail up-- like everything, Down Dog feels better with PRACTICE!Read More
There is always room for growth and possibility in our physical asana practice and the same is true for our mental growth. If we could only accept that each aspect is ever evolving, I think we would be much more at peace with ourselves. Read on to dive deeper into one of the Baptiste Law’s of Transformation.Read More
The pose breakdown of the week is Pigeon Pose, also know as One-Legged King Pigeon Pose. In Sanskrit called Eka Pada Rajakapotasana. Say that three times fast!
This pose is about letting go. And with the holiday season in full swing, this can be the perfect pose to destress in. Read on to learn how!
Yogi Bhajan once said, “the attitude of gratitude is the highest form of yoga.” This Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you to all of you for putting that teaching into an experience.Read More
Our pose breakdown of the week is Vasisthasana, side plank!
You might want to say plank you, next to this pose because of how physically engaged every muscle in your body has to be to hold your hips up high. But you would be missing out on this “most excellent” pose which is what Vasistha literally translates to!Read More
A curated note on how spandex & sparkly wellness items can sneakily steal your happiness. Do you ever feel like too much of your attention is spent on buying the “right” products for yoga and welness practices? Read on to find out how to practice Asteya, nonstealing, one of the Yamas of yoga off your mat.Read More
Urdhva Dhanurasana, or wheel, is the peak pose in the Baptiste Yoga Journey into Power Sequence. If you can, you MUST do this pose. Read on to learn how & why to get into wheel with ideas on how spice it up with new variations!Read More
In this world of Instagram Perfect Poses, it’s easy to start comparing yourself and how “advanced” your yoga poses are or how flexible you’ve become with a yoga practice. Transformation happens in more ways than physically. Read on to see how Zoe shifted her vision to look at the world around her to transform her fear into a Kick Ass Feel Good life!Read More
We are connected to everything. Because we are so connected, everything we do matters. The words that we speak to each other and ourselves are going to enact change in our communities. So is what you’re saying and portraying honest? And why does it even matter?Read More
Navasana, or Boat Pose is part of the STABILITY portion of the Baptiste Yoga Journey Into Power Sequence. This pose strengthens your core and much more!Read More
Every now and then depression knocks me off balance and swallows me up. It's powerful like a gigantic wave and it seems like I have to go wherever it takes me. I used to call it My Depression. I owned it and allowed it to become part of who I am.
In sharing and teaching yoga to others, I believe it is important to acknowledge differences. We all come from different backgrounds. We all have faced different obstacles in life. We may not see eye to eye. But when teaching it is important to bring in ideas that any person can understand. Heart break. Loss. Strength. Discomfort. Being nervous. Being excited. Happiness. We can all relate on those basic levels.Read More
There are many reasons to practice yoga. Here are some of our favorites:
Yoga has been known to cause extreme happiness. Want to give less fucks? Yoga. Want to smile more? Yoga. Want to just FEEL better? Yoga.Read More