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Reflection on Truthfulness

This is the second  in our series of poems and reflections on the ten ethical principals of yoga. Satya, or truthfulness, is the second principal of yoga. Dover Beach Matthew Arnold The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full, … Continue reading


Meet your teachers: Ashley Gosselin

Ashley Gosselin, 28,  is more than just a vigorous vinyasa-ing, forearm-balancing teacher at Dancing Crow. She’s also a full-time high school science teacher who three years ago moved from Miami with her longtime boyfriend because, she said, she “missed the … Continue reading


Yogananda and Anne Hathaway: yogic philosophy infuses pop culture on the big screen

A new documentary film has come out about Paramahansa Yogananda, the first Indian yogi to set up residence in the United States. Fay and Mid saw it recently and enjoyed watching the movie so much that they decided to stay and see … Continue reading


Relationship yoga

A few weeks ago Fay and I stumbled on The Relationship Skills Workbook, a new self-help book from Sounds True Publishing. We liked it immediately, have both read it, and are working through some of the exercises together.  You won’t … Continue reading


The story behind Bharavadjasana

This seated twist takes its name from Bharavadja, a reknowned religious scholar from the Vedic period.  Here’s a story about him… “Bharadvaja was a student dedicated to study of the Vedas [ancient spiritual and philosophical texts]. The Vedas encompass a … Continue reading


Vitamin poses: DCY teachers’ favorite asanas

Every so often, we ask seven teachers to answer one single question.  And the latest question was, “What’s your favorite pose and why?” (Wait, maybe that’s two questions!?)  Check out their responses and feel free to add your own favorite … Continue reading


The ups and downs of your yoga practice

In each of our “Food for your Practice” newsletters, we ask our teachers to share their observations about some aspect of their practice of yoga.  This issue marking the return of our newsletters after a period of lying fallow, the … Continue reading


The ups and downs in your yoga practice

In each of our “Food for your Practice” newsletters, we ask our teachers to share their observations about some aspect of their practice of yoga.  This issue marking the return of our newsletters after a period of lying fallow, the … Continue reading


Introduction to the Yamas and Niyamas

 It strikes me as a kind of grace when time, which can be so ruthless, seems instead to align and perfect something beautiful.  Wines grow richer in the cask, eons make a river stone smooth, my father was sweeter and … Continue reading


The Radiance Sutras

Here’s an excerpt from a wonderful new book we’ve found – a collection of beautiful poems in the yogic tradition, written in Sanskrit in the Middle Ages.  I you like it, this interview with the translator might also appeal…. The Radiance Sutras Verse … Continue reading