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Posted by admin on September 24, 2013 in Community
Photos by Clayton Aynesworth Photography Leah Cullis is a 500-hr cerified Baptiste Yoga teacher and the co-founder and chief expansion officer of Shaktee.  Leah has led Yoga on the White House lawn every year since 2009, sharing yoga with over 30,000 children and families as part of a Presidential initiative to encourage healthy and active living!  As a teacher and holistic...
Posted by admin on September 22, 2013 in Mindfulness
By now, you've read it in the Huff Post, the New York Times, and heck, you might even have seen it on the boob tube (presuming you even still turn on the TV). The word is out: meditation has been proven to improve our health. It's widely accepted as truth, so the question is, why isn't this mindfulness practice being integrated more fully into our health care system? That's the question...
Posted by Karina on September 20, 2013 in Inspiration
Maybe it's that back-to-school feeling that's engrained in our DNA, but the arrival of that first cool autumn breeze always envigorates in me an admittedly-nerdy desire to break out a new palette of books for the bedside table. Armed with a thin-tipped pen and mini Sharpie highlighter, I divide the new stash of tomes into subway-sized fare (those with pithy enough pages to digest something...
Posted by Guest Scribe on September 19, 2013 in Inspiration
Is it just me, or do we all long for the days when it was completely acceptable to finger paint for the afternoon and play dress up alone in the basement while your mother listened to Celine Dion and vacuumed the house? Okay so maybe it wasn’t Celine, and maybe it was your father, and maybe you had other hobbies that you chose to engage in, but seriously, were those not the best days ever?! When...
Posted by admin on September 18, 2013 in Adventure
All too often, we think of yoga as something we need a mat for.  That we need a 10-class card, a hardwood floor, and an experienced teacher to guide us through our 90-min practice in order to check 'yoga' off our to-do list. While none of that hurts, of course, we know that in our hearts yoga encompasses much more than that, yet we don't often indulge ourselves in something that feels like...
Posted by admin on September 17, 2013 in Adventure
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."  In this famous quote about adenture, T.S. Eliot reminds us that one of the most important (and lasting) benefits of travel is the experience of returning home and seeing it with fresh eyes and a newly-expanded appreciation for the context in which...