Feathered Pipe Blogs

Synchronized Swinging and ‘Odd Sympathy’ – Anne Jablonski

A friend recently shared a nugget of advice she’d read online, aimed at those prone to discouragement and despair about the world’s crazy-scary state. For anyone overwhelmed by the contrast between the immensity of the problems and the realistic measure of any one individual’s capacity to influence them. Her counsel? READ MORE

Pranayama: The Intersection Between Body, Breath & Mind – Gernot Huber

How can performing pranayama with an emphasis on control contribute to such mental conditions as anxiety? The explanation is that the breath lies at the intersection of body, conscious mind, and unconscious mind, and thus has a direct effect on all three. READ MORE

Genesis 1972: Feathered Pipe Beginnings – India Supera

During the first summer I spent at the ranch in 1972, when Jermain Duncan was still alive and before we found out how sick she was, we took a trip to California. During that trip, I actually visited the ranch that Dr. Andrew Weil later bought. Our plan was to go to Arizona to look for another property so we could have our think tank year-round. READ MORE

Iyengar Yoga: Meditation in Action – Marla Apt

Marla Apt shares how she came to Iyengar yoga, her efforts to bring the benefits of therapeutic yoga to the greater public sphere, and why she returns to the Feathered Pipe year after year.  READ MORE

Hope’s Greatest Gift – Feathered Pipe Foundation

Truly this summer was magical! I am in awe of how vital and at peace the Ranch fells, how resilient and strong, and maybe even how nourished the land and nature that surrounds seems after such a high energy summer season of activity. READ MORE

The Last Pilgrimage: Into the Light- VJ Supera

There is a mountain in western Tibet that stands alone in all its sacred glory.  The Hindus call it Mt. Kailas.  The Tibetans call it Kang Rinpoche, “the precious one of ice.”  This mountain represents The Almighty in concrete form, and man in his impermanence.  Its perpetually snow-clad peak rises 22,028 ft into the air.  People do not climb this mountain for that would show disrespect and anger the gods who dwell there. READ MORE

Beyond Barriers: An Interview with Lanita Varshell & Diane Ambrosini

Lanita, founder of Meditation in Movement Style Yoga®, is known for her yoga therapy work with people dealing with deep stress, chronic pain, and weight challenges. Diane is both a movement science specialist and (like Lanita) a master yoga teacher, and is author of “Instructing Hatha Yoga,” a best-selling book that includes safe modifications for classical asanas. READ MORE

Being Real: An Interview with Carie Garrett

When we trust ourselves enough to bravely be who we are and let ourselves be seen, something really powerful and transformative happens which is healing for us, personally, and actually for the whole world, collectively. The world is in need of our gifts and what each of us has to offer. READ MORE

Coming Home: A Conversation with Judith & Lizzie Lasater

Kick back and relax as you “listen” in on a delightful conversation about what it is that makes Feathered Pipe Ranch the special place people have returned to year after year for more than four decades. Longtime Ranch friend and teacher Judith Hanson Lasater and her daughter Lizzie Lasater, who will both be teaching workshops this summer, share the colorful threads of their stories and teaching with Feathered Pipe Founder and Executive Director, India Supera. READ MORE

A Quiet Yoga Revolution: Q&A with J. Brown

J. Brown shares details of how his personal practice has evolved over the years, the challenges of being a yoga teacher in today’s consumer-driven landscape and the yoga industry as a microcosm for a greater paradigm shift in the U.S. and throughout the world. READ MORE

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