Take a class (or two!) with Randy Loftis!

Take a class (or two!) with Randy Loftis! “Randy teaches with kindness and generosity of spirit. It would be difficult to leave one of his classes without a smile of appreciation for the many benefits of Iyengar yoga.” —Ned Gardiner “Randy is enthusiastic, caring, and instructive. He teaches to your specific ability and has a >> 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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Fireworks Inside and Out

I write this on July 4, 2016, one day after watching the Grove Park Inn’s annual fireworks, and 240 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776—or so I thought. I wondered if that information was true, and I did what any good citizen of the world would do: I fact-checked it on >> Read More

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All on mats side-by-side. All equal. All one.

All on mats side-by-side. All equal. All one. I spent Memorial Day weekend with the Iyengar tribe at the 2016 IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States) convention in Boca Raton, Florida. What a fabulous experience! Ten students from One Center were a part of twelve hundred that joined together from Australia, Europe, >> Read More

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Acceptance, non-acceptance. Your choice.

I’m struggling with acceptance this morning. Or am I struggling with non-acceptance? I don’t even know where to start with this. I can talk a good line about accepting what-is, about accepting what-life-brings me as a spiritual path, and about how acceptance doesn’t mean I have to like what I’m accepting. Sometimes I find this >> Read More

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Aging and Changes in our Attitude

Aging and Changes in our Attitude At the start of the film The Jerk, Steve Martin’s character, Navin Johnson, says, “I never thought it would happen to me.” From there, Navin explains how he ended up in an alleyway with an empty bottle of liquor. I feel that way about getting older. I never thought >> Read More

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