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Faster Isn’t Always Better: The Value of Slowing Down

This is the age of speed dating, speed yoga, and, yes, even speed meditation. It’s a time of rush-rush-rush in the attempt to do more, sooner, faster. But there doesn’t seem to be a great deal of evidence that packing in more actually achieves more. If squeezing ever more into your day isn’t enabling you […]

Taking 100% Responsibility for Your Life

Part of our vacation in July, was spent at the Idea Fitness Convention in Los Angeles. We were surrounded by some of the biggest names in fitness and industry professionals from around the world. While we came away with many ideas, many of which you will see progressively introduced to the studio, one of the […]

The Power of Acceptance

Acceptance When we don’t accept an undesired event, it becomes Anger; when we accept it, it becomes Tolerance. When we don’t accept uncertainty, it becomes Fear; when we accept it, it becomes Adventure. When we don’t accept other’s bad behaviour towards us, it becomes Hatred; when we accept it, it becomes Forgiveness. When we don’t […]

Brahmacharya ( Non Excess )

The Holy month of Ramadan is just a few days away. It is a month of introspection, devotion, self-discipline and fasting. The Arabic word for “fasting” (sawm) literally means “to refrain” – and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words. Fasting reminds us of how fortunate […]

May Focus: Karma

May Focus: Karma I’ve always been a firm believer in the saying “What goes around comes around” and that life is a continuous flow of energy that we send out and receive back. To put it simply, I believe in sort of Karma; not in a religious sense but in the context of our actions […]

Effort and Surrender

“Between Effort and Surrender is where Strength Resides” – Anthony Gary Lopedota The recent passing of my father made me reflect on how I’ve been living my yoga and everyday life. Finding the balance between effort and surrender is a continuous challenge to me and I’m sure to many. When do we push and when […]

March – Namaste

Recently one of our newer members asked me “What does Namaste mean?”. I told him that it means, the divine light shines within me and it recognizes that the same divine light shines within you. When we both recognize this within each other, we are one. “Whoa,” he said. “I don’t know if I am […]