Posts Tagged with 'Feathered Pipe Ranch'

All These Years Together – Judith Hanson Lasater

Anyone who has heard about the Feathered Pipe Ranch has heard about what a special place it is. I loved it from the first time I taught there, in 1975. In those days Montana was a lot more “exotic.” And a “yoga workshop” was just plain weird. READ MORE

What Matters Most – Feathered Pipe Foundation

We can forget in the midst of all the noise, static, and unending busy-ness the true value of time, space, and place this world offers us for respite and rejuvenation. Those of you who found your way to the Ranch for the first time this past summer affirmed the Ranch's unique magic for healing and awakening even the most burdened and tired spirit. READ MORE

Fatigue Relief: Bolsters, Blankets, Blocks & Belts – Marla Apt

Too tired. For many it’s the default response to every request—even the fun ones. Some of the walking weary are simply too overworked or overstressed to get adequate rest, while others may feel drained by a physical ailment, a psychological condition, or the side effects of medication. Whatever the cause, all can benefit from the respite that a restorative yoga practice provides. READ MORE

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

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

Keeping Your Shoulders Safe in Yoga Practice – Gernot Huber

A greater range of motion is always accompanied by reduced stability, and the incredible range of motion of the arm relative to the trunk means that shoulder injuries are quite common. However, they are not inevitable, and understanding the anatomy of the shoulder girdle can help you understand how to avoid these injuries. READ MORE

Minding and Mending Minds: Tenets of Intention – Anne Jablonski

This past summer, I had the privilege of time at the Feathered Pipe “Mindful Unplug Experience,” a program I helped to co-create but that only succeeded because of the hard work not just of fellow guides for the week, but because we were blessed with a spectacular group of people. 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

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

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