We all know massage relaxes the body and soothes sore muscles. But more and more research shows that it can also help reduce anxiety and promote real sleep, an essential component to a healthy lifestyle. With astounding increases in the use of antidepressants and sleeping pills, booking a massage could be the smartest money you’ve…

Trying to close the gender gap in yoga, healing touch and mind-body therapies is an uphill battle for men who are not afraid to be touchy-feely as they work on themselves and others. But Jackson’s men are warriors, differentiating themselves from women therapists with new body alignment techniques and educating others about the body-mind connection…

Commitment can be scary. 365 days of handstands, however, may just be an upside-down perspective worth seeking. From the first handstand of her yearlong journey (in standstill traffic, on her way back from Mexico, after six months of sailing), Deidre Norman discovered that when she challenged herself to stay committed to daily documented handstands, she…

The month of September brings seasonal change, smoke in the air, local earthquakes and snow in the high country. September begins smoky with reduced air quality. No big fires burn near Jackson Hole but the western United States is experiencing the worst fire season ever. 74 major wildfires burn in eight western states. Oregon has…

Yoga is a mirror. I stumbled upon yoga years ago at a time when the mirror of yoga and of my inner life seemed to be shrouded by a veil as thick as cotton. As I grew into womanhood and left my mother’s house for college, I began to dangerously attach my happiness to an…

It was a cold, clear morning in April, and I awoke feeling pretty down. I won’t go into the details of why, but after wallowing around the house dabbling half-heartedly into a handful of unfinished projects, I realized that a dark cloud had settled heavily around me. Captain Ego was in full control, and I…

In today’s society is it hard to find someone that has not heard of the chakras. Though too often, it stops there. Learning the chakras is a lifelong study, but one that will truly enhance the person that you are. Chakras are not a new age fad, or trend, but rather an ancient Eastern wellness…

Intuition is an invaluable, built-in, higher guidance system, which comes with us at birth. The soul (higher consciousness, higher self, spirit) is the source of these intuitive messages, and the soul informs us what is our greatest good. Intuition bypasses the rational mind and presents itself in the form of “that little voice inside,” a…

We tend to forget that we are animals. I know it is not sexy or spiritually inspiring, but the truth is we are part of the animal kingdom. We are also unique. Our human experience is complex. We are animals with a conscious. Animals with an ego. We are self-aware. This can present a lot…

This recipe is free of: grains, processed sugar, gluten, dairy and trans-fats….but you would NEVER know it. So yummy and fun to make with your kids! Serves: 12 INGREDIENTS 11⁄2 cups almond flour 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, softened 1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup 1 Tablespoon blackstrap molasses 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1⁄8 teaspoon fine sea…

August flows with a pulse of anticipation. Busy times in a busy valley. Traffic slows. Reservations are required. Trails are crowded. Amidst the business, nature continues to thrive. The winter snow and wet spring have kept the valley greener than usual. Flowers continue at higher elevations. Berries are abundant with huckleberry, serviceberry, chokecherry and black…

still intoxicated arrive to class with vodka in my chakras sending out stale ethanol contaminating sacred space with every purposeful breath my skin begins to perspire boozy scent seeping from pores corrupting the prana of sunrise flow squatting in chair pose, arms extended above head i recall a similar position on the dance floor in…

You don’t have to do yoga or martial arts to practice Chi Running.  But if you want to conserve your energy, prevent injury and run for life you might want to read on. Chi is the universal energy that flows all around us, connecting body, mind and spirit. Chi Running is a method designed by…

Once you name it black it will keep you in the dark Once you name it sorrow it will hold you in its arms Once you name it sky it closes you in Once you name it a leg you think you know how to move     Once you name your heart red, all…

The new biological medicine practice is thousands of years in the making. Yet this philosophy of healing has only recently established firm roots here in the US, Canada, and Europe. Established western clinics and hospitals with both medical and dental departments are now integrating this form of medicine that includes ancient traditions and energetic sciences.…

An overwhelming period of anxiety took over my life a year ago… the gut wrenching, breath stopping kind, absolutely paralyzing both mentally and physically. Perhaps you’ve had times in life where you felt safe, stable and then the earth shattered beneath your feet (a landslide?!): your mind suddenly turned into a night-long, ever- working entity…

Like waves crashing on the shore, we are surrounded by a constant stream of energy, pulsing and rippling outward. Most do not see or feel the dynamic interplay of energetic expression. As a healing practitioner, I sense this field of energy all the time and have learned I am interfacing with living fields or patterns…