Happy Handstands – Saturday August 23rd in San Anselmo

“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” Paulo Coelho – Saturday August 23, 2014 from noon to 1pm Happy Handstands!!! Come find joy in going upside down!

This class is included with membership or a regular drop-in! Increase your skills and bring play into your practice!!!

Hanna Riley is in town from Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples, Florida. She is an excellent teacher and will share with you the secrets of finding joy in your inversions!!!

Paulo Coelho Quote

Stop Playing Small

Rumi Stop Playing Small

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” 
― Rumi

Your time is now. Stop Playing Small. Start Living Fully. Find a way to be of service to yourself. Figure out how to share that success with your friend, neighbor or relative. Rinse, Repeat. You are alive with amazing potential, it takes hard work and a lot of love to realize your potential.

Yoga is not the cure all for everything. But it can be a place where you can let go of the stuff in your head, build strength and flexibility, breathe and find out what your potential really looks like. You will relax, sleep better and in general see how sunny it is outside. Start today.

In True Love – Yoga

“In True Love, You Attain Freedom.” Thich Nhat HanhDana Damara at Marin Power Yoga

From San Francisco to Berkeley to Marin, the yoga available in the Bay Area is off the charts amazing. All you have to do is show up. Get on your mat, do the work, sweat and shake. Your muscles will grow stronger and more flexible. Your mind will take care of itself.

**The above picture was shot of Dana Damara from my old iPhone, looking out at the Pacific Ocean with San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge in the background. She is subbing in for her first class at Marin Power Yoga on Tuesday April 8 at 9:00am. Tap into your love and maybe you will find your freedom.

Courage is the Most Important Virtue

Maya Angelou Picture Quote

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” Maya Angelou

If somebody asked you, would you say you act courageously? Have you considered it a virtue before? What the hell is courage?

Courage is what enables you to walk thru the studio doors and find out what our yoga classes are all about. Courage is what gets you up in the morning, whether it is to make the kids lunch or to start your work day. Courage is what let’s you do that presentation in front of your team or simply invite a new friend on Facebook.

Our head works overtime telling us to be careful, proceed slowly and look before leaping. We all dig deep and act from a place of courage every single day, hundreds of times. Sometimes courage is simply stepping outside of the box you have drawn around yourself. Shedding what is known and comfortable. It took me a year to admit I like coconut, o.k really it took 38 years, but then it took a year to actually say out loud “I love coconut covered cup cakes.” It strangely doesn’t sound very courageous, but eating the first bite took years!

Forget the big stuff. Whether it is saving someone’s life out of a burning building or defending your sworn enemies right to freedom of speech, when the time is right you will have the courage to do the right thing. Start practicing now by acknowledging the details in your every day life that are possible because of your courage. Maybe it is letting your 3 year old walk up the stairs without you, attempting crow or hand stand in the middle of the room or trying something new on the menu even though it might not be your favorite. Be willing to be surprised by how strong you really are.