Feathered Pipe Archive

Asana for the Ages – Marla Apt

Imagine practicing the same sequence for a lifetime. Senior Intermediate level Iyengar Yoga instructor Marla Apt was asked to suggest one set of poses you could do for decades, with modifications to honor the changes in energy and ability you’ll encounter at different times. READ MORE

The Breath is Enough – Gernot Huber

What makes yoga such a powerfully positive practice for both body and mind? The focus on the breath, which has the power to affect both mind and body, and to bring them into greater harmony. And when mind and body are in harmony, to paraphrase Fritjof Capra, spirit emerges. READ MORE

Interdependence & Equanimity : An Interview with Baxter Bell & Melina Meza

Baxter Bell and Melina Meza share their stories of how they discovered yoga and Ayurveda, what inspires them to continue their work and how we can use yoga tools to prolong our health. They will be leading a retreat—Playing Between the Opposites—at Feathered Pipe Ranch from June 30 to July 7. READ MORE

Why We Need Gentle Yoga – Lanita Varshell

A beautiful larger woman, somewhere in her 50's, walked into my center today with her friend. I could tell that she was apprehensive walking in the door, but when she saw me, a well-rounded 50+ year-young teacher and the Studio owner, she relaxed a little. The story she told me is similar what I have heard from hundreds of women in the last 15 years... READ MORE

It’s the Journey, Not the Destination – Gernot Huber

Yoga for most of us is a journey towards increased awareness and acceptance of the way things are. But letting go of our future-focused, goal-oriented mindset is a long journey, where we frequently find ourselves, like a mountaineer on a slope of loose rocks, taking two steps forward only to slide back one. READ MORE

Summer of ’75: Our Beginnings – India Supera

Today I want to talk about our humble beginnings in 1975. We started the summer with just the group of us, Laughing Water, Tom Ryan, Heidi Goldman, William Staniger (later Golden), Janice Paulsen and myself who had big ideas, little money and no work. READ MORE

Nurturing Our Divine Connection – Nat Kendall

For years now, I’ve been trying to find a way to express what the practice of Bhakti means to me. I wish it was just a simple sentence that we could wrap a bow around and say “this is Bhakti.” But it’s not that easy, so we start here and look at it’s beginning. READ MORE

Coming Home to the Feeling of You – Alie McManus

So much about Feathered Pipe is calling to me: I love the experience of being immersed in the natural world. I love traveling to new places. I love the practice of Yoga, and more specifically, the practice of Freedom Yoga, which has a long and wondrous history at Feathered Pipe. READ MORE

Learning the Art of Undoing – Gernot Huber

When we want to get something done, we generally assume we need to ‘do’ something. When we decide to move our body, we assume that such movement is the result of muscle contraction. This statement seems so obvious that you might wonder why I bother stating it. The reason is that it is wrong, and it is wrong because it ignores one half of the movement equation. READ MORE

The Foundation of Transformation – Brooke Medicine Eagle

I’ve spent my life searching for ways to transform the old negative patterns and craziness that was picked up by most of us in our childhoods. I think of a New Yorker cartoon showing a huge auditorium with a banner “People with Totally Happy Childhoods”. There are 3 people among the many hundreds of empty seats!  READ MORE

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