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6 Tips for Incorporating Silence into Your Teaching

As you plan your yoga classes think about allowing time for silence and let students experience stillness and quiet. Silence is a basic tenet of a traditional shavasana and restorative yoga. Before sound, there is silence. (In fact, there is a whole school of thought around inaud...

The Thief of Joy: What Teddy Roosevelt Taught Me About My Worth

Long long ago, in 2012, I directed a play that celebrated and critiqued the lives and legacies of the all of the Presidents of the USA.  44 Plays for 44 Presidents, written by Chicago’s beloved Neo-Futurists, was always intended to educate and entertain me but I’m not sure i...

We are changing the way we serve our homeless friends!

The way we are delivering food to our homeless friends in Atlanta through our StreetMeals program is changing. Because the Peachtree and Pine Homeless Shelter is closing, we have partnered with SafeHouse Outreach (SHO), an Atlanta based nonprofit organization that provides p...

A visit from Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal is traveling the US this summer to capture the culture and passion of yoga today. The team stopped by our ashram last week to take Swami Jaya Devi’s yoga class and did an interview with her and one of out Classical Yoga Teacher Training grads, Jaya Dasi (Chelse...

The Mystical Force of Grace

There is a mystical love force that some call shakti, some call the essence of the universe and some call the Mother. But this presence, this sacred dance of energy is also known as grace. The grace of being fully alive and using this lifetime to grow and heal and serve like neve...

Want to join our free 40-day meditation challenge?

I think we all know or have heard by now about how good meditation is for us. I would go so far as to say it's better than good, it's straight up magical! Now the scientists would disagree with my magic statement, but that's ok. They've been studying and proving what the yogi...

Things Are Better When Shared—Including Meditation

Over time we can become frayed and thread bare as the fabric of ourselves is tugged in a thousand different directions by life. Thankfully there is a remedy that is a deeply nurturing tonic to our whole Self. A remedy that is available to us always, once we've been taught. The...

Tea time with Swami Jaya Devi!

I just arrived back in Atlanta after being away for sixteen years, and it was time to reconnect. When I first met Swami she was not yet Swami, and in fact not yet Jaya Devi. It was the mid-1990s and Swami, then “Claire Ahern” was teaching Kundalini yoga in a tiny little st...

Feed Everyone! A chat about chili, cornbread and service.

For the fifth year this week we are hosting our annual Vegetarian Chili & Cornbread Cookoff event to deliciously raise money in support of our seva programs: Street Meals (a weekly program to make 300+ brown bag lunches to feed the men at the Peachtree Pine Men's Shelter); Ka...

The detox saved my life. I wouldn’t be here if I kept drinking.

Maggie Flynt graduated from our Classical Yoga Teacher Training program in 2016.  Soon thereafter, the k-12 school psychologist made a big transition relocating to beautiful Pahoa, Hawaiʻi —“a dream come true”, to use her own words. Maggie credits so much of her inn...