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.

A Loving Bow to Our Cherished Friend, Mike Wells

As we enter the home stretch of what has otherwise been a beautiful and joyous summer season at the Ranch, all of us in the extended Feathered Pipe family are reeling from tragic news that we wish we weren’t sharing today with you: Mike Wells died in a vehicle crash late in the evening of 7 September. Read More

The Pulse of Possibility – Andy Vantrease

I recognize that this type of courage is actually the same energy that birthed the Feathered Pipe Ranch in the first place. When the founding group dared to dream of a better world, a more heart-centered way of relating to ourselves and others. There was no road map. No template. Just a steadfast dedication to exploration, education and service. Read More

Ease vs. Happiness – Nat Kendall

Most of us have been programmed to think we need to chase this ideal of feeling ‘happy’ as often as possible. However the reality is that a feeling of happiness is fleeting and in pursuing that alone we can create the exact opposite effect, we’re getting stressed out trying to find and hold onto it – what a paradox! Read More

Creating Our Destiny: Life is but a Dream – Dr. Michael Lennox

Have you noticed that we use the same word to describe the mystical phenomenon that happens during sleep and the aspirations that we hold for our unfolding lives?  I had a dream.  I have a dream. Additionally, there is a spiritual principle that invites us to view life itself as a dream. Read More

A Place Between Awe and Ahhh – Crystal Water

There is a certain feeling you get when arriving at Feathered Pipe Ranch, whether it’s your first or umpteenth time. It’s hard to describe, but it’s on the spectrum between awe (amazement and soul-filling appreciation of the setting) and ahhh (relief and exhale, while coming into a place of comfort or home). Read More

Going Deeper: Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana – Marla Apt

So often in your practice, you’ll feel a craving for deep sensation, like that of a cat luxuriating in its morning stretch. Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head-of-the-Knee Pose) is one of those asanas that can inspire this desire, and if you practice with a focus on stretching, the pose can definitely provide a great deal of sensation. Read More

Welcoming in the 2023 Feathered Pipe Retreat Season – Crystal Water

I’m so excited to say that we are kicking off the 2023 season at the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Between springtime snow flurries, several of our stellar team members have started opening up the Ranch and cleaning from top to bottom. At the end of the month, the first group will arrive! We have a fantastic lineup this season and if you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late. Read More

Now I’m Grown Up, Who Do I Want To Be? – Rhonda Waters

In the noise and chaos of daily life, it isn’t always an easy task to slow down, listen to your own thoughts and go deep. If you had a chance to write your own report card for life, what would matter the most? How would you define success in life? How would you want to show up for the most important people in your life? Read More

True Confessions: My Yoga Story – Baxter Bell, MD

My colleague, Nina, from Yoga For Healthy Aging said it was time I shared my story of coming to yoga, so here it is. But first, I should start by telling you what my life was like before I discovered yoga in 1994. Wow, where to start?! Let me encapsulate my schooling and work history in this way: I was always a studious kid and did well in my grade school, junior high and high school studies. 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.



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