Question: What is your brief definition of yoga? Answers: (responses from real people who practice yoga) A: Union of mind, body and breath A: Alignment of body and mind A: Striving towards the middle path A: Where I go to remember how to be calm A: Physical exercises which promote strength, exibility and balance A:…

Question: Why do you practice yoga? Answers: (an interesting and diverse array of real student responses) A: For sanity and peace A: To balance and heal my body from many injuries A: To improve my athletic performance A: Overall health A: To meet girls A: Stress reduction A: For community A: To detox A: To connect…

  You talk to anyone who does yoga, and they will tell you it is a practice. In the best of cases, it is a practice for life. Studies have shown that regular yoga asana practice over a long period of time supports flexibility and strength, peace of mind, and balance of emotions. But what…

The Ultimate Towner is a down and dirty four-mile race in which participants overcome 25 obstacles ranging from mud crawls and rope swings to 20-foot walls. Tim Walther, the founder of Grand Dynamics, started the race four years ago after a climbing accident and a breakup – one of the most difficult times in his…

A peaceful warrior is always working on themselves. Someone who is continually facing life’s circumstances with a warrior spirit yet strives to keep their inner world and outer world at peace. It’s someone who has inner strength and personal power yet strives to live a peaceful life. Someone who is full of inner resources despite…

Is there a path to inner sustainability? Only if you are willing to travel through your inner landscapes and discover, no — remember, who you are and what passions and gifts you have brought into this lifetime. This soul journey is for the courageous and faithful who are willing to go into the shadow as well…

An Extreme Athlete’s Vision Quest: My quest began at 2:00 pm on September 17, 2014 in Grand Teton National Park as I plunged my toes into the icy water of Jenny lake and started the first phase of the “Around-the-Clock” triathlon, my personally-created endurance (or as I like to call it: sufferfest) test. But before…

When was the last time you sat, really sat and asked yourself, “What do I want in this life – in my profession – in my relationships, etc?” I don’t mean for 10 minutes at your counter with coffee in the morning, or the flittering thoughts as you’re driving to a meeting or to pick…

Bhutan: Honor the Earth To Travel Is to Experience Our Identity and Unity to All Life. As a young child, my grandmother shared the natural world. We birded, hunted for mushrooms and gathered clay so my young eyes could learn and understand life. I didn’t realize how these excursions would lay the foundation for my…

As I gathered music, altar objects, and prepared material for the four women’s metaphysical groups that I lead at Padma Mountain Studio, I found myself reflecting on their faces and how they have changed in the past 30 years. I saw the commitment to spiritual awakening, passion to learn tools to empty the mind, heartfelt…

People often ask how we chose our current lifestyle. Did we consciously choose to raise our children so consciously? Or did moving into a yurt make us so conscious. Well, eight years ago, when we were living in a typical New England colonial house, in a typical New England town, no, I did not consciously…

  Exciting news!  Jackson Hole is on the list as one of the premiere screening locations for the upcoming documentary: HEAL. “HEAL takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s thoughts, emotions, and perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any disease. HEAL not only taps into…

One day I was hiking on Snow King Mountain. It was a blue sky day with huge puffy clouds that moved in front of the sun for long periods of time, making the woods shadowy and dark. Most of the trees were tall lanky pines, but one tree was fully rounded and flared out widely,…

Star Signposts: Week of the Last Quarter Moon- October 12 -18 Last Quarter Moon “Grand Teton Range Nightscape” photograph by Tristan Greszko The theme of this entire SolLunar Cycle continues in the upcoming two weeks: focus, to be focused, to learn to be better focused by eliminating distractions. Transform too much idleness or laziness of the…

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…

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…

No one thinks twice when utilizing a coach to better his or her game. So why not use a life coach to better our lives? According to Holistic Life Coach Christie Watts-Schutt, “Life coaching is meant to be a stepping stone to our own greatness and can be a learning process applied toward all of…