Pose of the Month

Each month we explore asana, yogic principles, and other aspects from our teachings.

Pose of the Month: Gratitude for Marla!

This month we want to celebrate Marla Bookhout!  She has been a steadfast presence at MBS for many years and is starting a “new beginning” of her own. On August 26, Marla taught her last yoga class at YCR and the first week of October she and her family start another new beginning in their… Read More

Pose of the Month: Svadhyaya by Mary Pat FitzPatrick

Svadhyaya is a Sanskrit term meaning self-study. Sva means the self, or the human soul, and Adhyaya means one’s own reading, or lesson. In the simplest terms, svadhyaya means observing the layers of the self and gradually becoming aware of who is doing the watching. One begins by studying the outer layer, or the physical body and its actions. The next observation is… Read More

Uniting Our Responsibility by Mary Pat FitzPatrick

Everyone has experienced flashing someone a smile or imparting a kind word and receiving a cheerful response. Maybe you motioned someone ahead of you in line at the grocery store or onto the Metro Mobility bus. From such simple acts of kindness, both the giver and receiver gain joy that can be contagious. Conversely, one… Read More

Viparita Karani: Altering Our Outlook by Mary Pat FitzPatrick

Do you love living in a constant state of being switched on or the sound of your cell phone regularly chiming with notifications? Perhaps you can’t turn away from the news reports of once-inconceivable events emerging on a daily basis or you love the feeling of tensing up and being on high alert… if this is… Read More

Transition with Grounded and Renewed Energy

This month’s Pose of the Month is a three-for-one deal! As we all begin to look ahead to the new year, we’re thinking about transitioning and how we can move through changes, whether it’s the beginning of a new year or otherwise, with grace, comfort and ease. It’s always important to pay attention to your… Read More

Gratitude Journal – The Beauty of Yoga by Mary Higgs

Reflecting on this month’s theme of gratitude, I immediately recall the many wonderful yogis I’ve met along this incredible path and am immediately filled with gratitude. And I feel immense gratitude for my yoga practice and the countless lessons yoga has offered and continues to offer. Yoga continues to teach me how to be present… Read More

Being Present With Fear by Mary Pat FitzPatrick

Fear, the Buddhists teach us, is the cause of much of our individual and societal unhappiness. It may restrict us from doing things we would like to do and from saying things we feel we should say. It may keep us from standing up for ourselves or others. Our fears are legitimate. We may be afraid… Read More

Where Do Stories Reside in the Body? by Kathy Dahl

We know that stories affect us deeply. Often we are moved to tears or laughter when hearing or reading a story.  We know that we carry the stories of our lives deep inside of us. So where do these stories actually reside?  When we step onto our mats, how can we best access the stories… Read More

Receive and Restore by Mary Pat FitzPatrick

It’s summertime (here in the Northern Hemisphere anyway!) which means it’s the best time to carve out time for fun, rest and relaxation. In our newsletter this month, the Pose of the Month is Receive and Restore. Read on to see what MBS yoga teacher, MaryPat FitzPatrick has to say about this pose…  “Nothing can… Read More