Feathered Pipe Blog – Voice Of The Wisdom Holders

Feathered Pipe Blog: Voice of the Wisdom Holders

The Feathered Pipe has been blessed to host many of the foremost teachers, guides and wisdom holders within the realm of yoga, meditation, spirituality, health and wellness during our four-plus decades of existence. The Feathered Pipe Blog offers you the opportunity to explore more deeply their thoughts and insights for opening to experience a more healthful and fulfilling life.

Building and Serving Community – Crystal Water

While we await spring at the Ranch when we can open up for our in-person programs, the Feathered Pipe Foundation works throughout the year to build and serve a broad community by providing quality and accessible-to-all information online and by keeping connected with you. Read More

Love, Creativity, and Abundance: Happy New Year! – Crystal Water

The changing of the years brings a period of reflection for me. It can be bittersweet, but also can be a source of inspiration for what’s next. There is the lingering sadness of losses, the semisweet feeling of change and awareness about the passage of time, and there are the wonderful things to savor and carry forward. Read More

I Teach Yoga – J. Brown

The question of what yoga is, and who has a right to claim any authority over it, has always been a heated debate among earnest yogis. But one thing is for sure, if our definition of yoga is contingent on another person, especially someone who is revealed to be something other than what we predicated our understanding on, our sense of yoga will easily become confused or destroyed. Read More

Therapeutic Healing in Iyengar Yoga – Marla Apt

In the practice of Iyengar yoga, the therapeutic and meditative benefits are derived through a progressive system involving the sequencing of the asanas (poses) and pranayama (yogic practice involving breath control), attention to the alignment and technique of the practices and the timing in the practices. Read More

2022 Feathered Pipe LOVEfest & FUNdraiser

Please join us for our annual online LOVEfest and FUNdraiser via Zoom on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 9am PT/12 noon ET. Enjoy entertainment provided by our Feathered Pipe Family, watch the slideshow of the best of 2022 Ranch photos*, and get the chance to bring our positive energy together virtually. The event is FREE with no obligation to donate. Read More

Soft Peace and Childlike Wonder – Carie Garrett

Typically, what I call the “holiday season,” the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, is the hardest time of the year for me. It’s historically been the season of getting together with dysfunctional family members that I would ordinarily never choose to spend time with, and being around all the chaos that comes with that. Read More

How Your Breath Affects Your Nervous System – Baxter Bell, MD

It turns out the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) that connects brain to body is a two-way street. If I am anxious and nervous or stressed out by events in my life or simply the thoughts about those events, my brain, via the nerves of the ANS, will likely turn on the Sympathetic part of that system. But the cool thing... Read More

Many of these writings' authors are treasured alumni and presenters of the Feathered Pipe retreat and travel programs. If you find yourself inspired by anything you have read here and wish to dive deeper, please consider joining us for a week-long program at the Feathered Pipe Ranch.