Planting Seeds

Early this morning as I admired the coral-colored hyacinths, yellow daffodils, and fuchsia tulips growing in my front yard, I reminded myself that this exuberant expression of the changing seasons happens every year in the mountains of North Carolina. Amazing! Each plant starts from a seed, which sprouts into a sapling, which flowers, which goes >> Read More

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Remembering Ryan

Ryan Conrad, our friend, teacher, student, and mentor died peacefully on Thursday, February 23, at 6:40am, after a yearlong illness. On Friday, family and close friends gathered at his home and sang “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” as his body was carried away amidst rose petals, tears, and hugs. His body was 38 years old. His >> Read More

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Yoga’s Biggest Fan Passes Away

Yoga’s Biggest Fan Passes Away One of One Center Yoga’s long-time friends and students, Adele Mankoff Rose, exited her life last Saturday, January 14. Adele started yoga classes with me in 1994 at age seventy-one. She never stopped. When attending ninety-minute classes became too strenuous, she continued by having two private lessons a week so >> Read More

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Greta Kent-Stoll Interviewed on Living Well Radio Show

Greta Kent-Stoll, an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist intern, who offers her services at One Center Yoga, was recently interviewed by Bob Hanna on the Living Well Radio Show. During the show, Greta speaks about her own experience with Ayurveda, Ayurveda’s basis, as well as some general recommendations and Ayurveda’s connection to yoga. Click below to >> Read More

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Holiday Holiness or Holiday Madness?

Holiday Holiness or Holiday Madness? I feel like hunkering down at this time of year. The days shorten, the temperature drops, and the earth is cold. My body tells me to bundle up, drink hot tea, read a book, and slow down. However, my mind tells me to ramp up, decorate the house, go shopping, >> Read More

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The Proof is in the Pose/Practice

The Proof is in the Pose/Practice This morning as I changed the sheets on the bed, I sprayed a lavender scent over the bedding. I thought of my niece who made the tincture and sent her a heartfelt mental “thank you.” Remembering her gift allowed me to put aside the momentary annoyance of changing the >> Read More

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Loving, Learning, Laughing, and Living

Loving, Learning, Laughing, and Living Two months ago on August 5, I attended my niece Kathryn’s wedding, a love fest of family and friends from Baton Rouge, Greensboro, Houston, Atlanta, and beyond. The day sparkled with anticipation, hair styling, champagne, and excitement! After an outdoor wedding, the celebration continued as the couple, Kathryn and Jake, >> Read More

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The Immediacy of the Moment

In the immediacy of the moment, I write these words after spending much of Labor Day morning in my head figuring out how to describe what I am going to teach at the Southern Dharma Retreat Center in August of 2017. How’s that for being in the future? I have no idea, really, what I’ll >> Read More

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B.K.S. Iyengar: The Man, the Method, and Me

My life changed the moment I stepped onto a mat in my first Iyengar Yoga class. Although my college roommate, Diane, had attended yoga classes when we were in pharmacy school, I was more interested in riding my bike, studying, and partying. Almost a decade later, I found myself (literally and figuratively) in a yoga >> Read More

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