Feathered Pipe Archive

The True Power of Perfect Intensity – Gernot Huber

How do you know whether you are working too hard or not hard enough in yoga? How much should you push yourself when practicing yoga? What is the difference between intensity and pain? Most people who practice yoga have experienced creating too much intensity, or pushing past their edge, as many teachers call it. But how do you learn how far is just right, and why does it matter? READ MORE

Share the Feathered Pipe Spirit – Feathered Pipe Foundation

Just a quick reminder that we are still fulfilling orders for our selection of uncommon gifts to share with family and friends during the holidays. Orders will be shipped direct to your door in time to share the spirit of the Feathered Pipe! READ MORE

Just Crazy Enough to Believe – Feathered Pipe Foundation

Winter has settled in at the Ranch for the season with a blanket of snow tucking all in for a much needed time of rest and rejuvenation. Snow came early this year, in mid-September, with a few subsequent weeks of crisp, cool, azure-blue skied days and golden quaking aspens. READ MORE

Spread Your Wings: Bringing Balance into the Front and Back Body – Gernot Huber

Collapsing the back ribs in order to expand the front of the ribcage is a clear case of robbing Peter to pay Paul, so this week I want to emphasize how to engage the upper back without causing it to cave in. The analogy I want to use is spreading your wings, and I want you to think of your wings as the lower shoulder blades and the back ribs below the scapulas. READ MORE

The Good We Do Together With You – India Supera

An exciting project that I just began, reawakened my appreciation for what we have been up to for more than four decades. I am, finally, after 42 years, compiling the archives of the Feathered Pipe Foundation. It started out simple — just scanning the old brochures and photos. But this stroll down memory lane reminds me of just how much of an impact our Foundation has had in the world. READ MORE

The Raspberry Jam Effect – Anne Jablonski

These are times of wildfires, hurricanes, and political chaos unfolding alongside the spellbinding glitter of autumn’s incandescent colors and unfathomably beautiful Beethoven symphonies. Where do we put our attention? How do we unmask the courage to get through these times, engage in meaningful social action, and claim the calm inside the hurricane’s eye? READ MORE

A Water Line, a Mountain Lion, and Ongoing Ranch Love – India Supera

Something is merging, a convergence of energy. I feel closer to interspecies communication. It started three years ago with a momma bear and her cubs, and this year it continues with bears, foxes, a mountain lion (the first time ever), deer, a turtle, the ravens, and all the birds. I feel such deep communication with them. They come into my yard and onto my porch. I think they’re checking on me. READ MORE

Balancing Groundedness and Lightness – Gernot Huber

How is this pair of opposites expressed in asana practice? We work towards a feeling of lightness, freedom, buoyancy in our poses, but in order to experience such lightness, we need a solid foundation to provide the stability that enables the sense of freedom. This is the idea behind the phrase “rooting to rise”. READ MORE

Rediscovering Balance and Joy – Andy Vantrease

As a city boy, Brown admittedly wasn’t sure what to expect for his first retreat, yet signs continued to confirm the calling to Montana. “I was doing a podcast with Erich Schiffmann and mentioned to him that I had been contacted by the Feathered Pipe Ranch,” says Brown. “He basically said – ‘You have to go. Don’t ask questions, just go.” READ MORE

Decluttering Our Practice – Anne Jablonski

Marie Kondo's bestselling book on decluttering captured many imaginations because of its promise to transform busy, disordered homes into serene spaces of inspiration. Those of you who open your sock drawer and beam with satisfaction at neat, folded rows of socks arranged by color palette know what I'm talking about. Sock drawers are one thing. Minds and everyday lives are another. READ MORE

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