• Letting Go of Judgment
  • A Message of Hope from the Robin
  • The Power of Circles and Cycles
  • Being Illuminated
  • Stay
  • What is healthy spiritual energy?
  • Darkness is simply the absence of light
  • Do you steal the space to heal?
  • Letting Go of Judgment

    Letting go or ishvara pranidhana is part of Yoga’s 8 Fold Path for living, which recognizes that we don’t master these concepts, but rather, circle around to them again and again.

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  • A Message of Hope from the Robin

    This morning, amidst a bright sun and blue sky, a single Robin perched high in the oak tree singing a song of wisdom so meaningful to me that I knew exactly what I was to write about.

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  • The Power of Circles and Cycles

    Yoga’s most fundamental and useful teaching is the recognition that life is constantly changing, constantly cycling.

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  • Being Illuminated

    First, the eagle was facing East, toward the rising sun, a position of reverence to the Great Sun or Son of God. The East represents new beginnings, or even just a recommitment to our daily intentions.

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  • Stay "Upside Down"

    The nuthatch, also called the “upside down bird”, greeted me this morning, reminding me again to get out of my head and into my heart. It has been giving me this message since the New Year began.

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  • What is healthy spiritual energy?

    Yoga, as well as many spiritual traditions, recognizes that the body can not be separated from our energy, emotions, mind and spirit.

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  • Darkness is simply the absence of light

    Like most people, I feel uncomfortable with the dark side of humanity, because its seat is within me. It's manifestation occurs in my mind. This has become a central theme in my work with clients and yoga students this year.

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  • Do you steal the space to heal?

    My recent experience of feeling down resulted in a greater appreciation for the potential of darkness. Holding this space for myself was very uncomfortable, unbearable even, but there were a few things that guided me through.

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rost julieJulie Rost, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, founded the YogaLife Institute of NH in 2006. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology included research based in the healing benefit of Yoga for Adolescents. Years of working in women’s reproductive health led to a three year service as Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, Africa, where her experience with village doctors of traditional medicine catapulted her interest in studying the holistic and natural approaches of the Yoga lifestyle. She received her Classical Yoga and Yoga Therapy training from the YogaLife Institute in PA. Julie is currently the Spiritual Director of the YogaLife Institute of NH, teaching in its 200 and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs, as well as its Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Program. She teaches weekly classes, workshops, and retreats, and offers private Yoga therapy sessions.

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