• Letting Go of Judgment
  • A Message of Hope from the Robin
  • The Power of Circles and Cycles
  • Being Illuminated
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  • 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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Yoga Philosophy 101

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Our Yoga Philosophy program is on pause for revisions and updates until further notice. To be placed on a waitlist and contacted when the program returns please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

There is no prerequisite for this course, and no yoga experience required. All are welcome! (Yoga Teachers and advanced Yoga Practitioners please follow this link for our Yoga Philosophy 201 Course)

This program is for anyone interested in learning more about Yoga philosophy and how to incorporate it into their lives through Self awareness, positive thinking, healthy living, stress management, personal growth and empowerment. It offers a deep introduction into Yoga philosophy along with practical techniques in breathing, relaxation and meditation. Traditional yogic texts, including the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads, will be explored along with appropriate modern texts. YogaLife emphasizes the “living of Yoga” and thereby brings personal transformation to those who are ready and willing.

Testimonials from our Yoga Philosophy participants: click here.

Current participants include:

  • Individuals looking to support their health and well-being, and perhaps are amidst a transition or stressful time of life.
  • Beginner yoga students interested in learning more about the ancient wisdom of Yoga philosophy.
  • Experienced yoga students who have not had exposure to Yoga Philosophy in their asana classes; or who seek more experience with breathing, relaxation and meditation practices.
  • Yoga teachers who completed a 200 hour Teacher Training program but would like more personal understanding and integration of Yoga philosophy and Yoga practices outside of asana.
  • Current teachers who seek a “refresher course” or inspiration for teaching their weekly classes. Philosophy themes will be shared via classroom discussion, and then embodied or integrated through the yoga practices.
  • Holistic health care professionals who seek to bring the Philosophy, Psychology and therapeutic benefits of Yoga to their clients and groups

Currently, our Philosophy courses are being offered virtually through Zoom. 

Two of our participants expressed, "Julie, I so enjoyed the call and conversation and the richness of the material this month.  There is so much wisdom!  I think you led the discussion beautifully and you created lots of space for contemplation and growth."  ~Jen C. and  "There is so much wisdom in your videos.  They provide a way for me to go back, re-watch, and learn new things. Things that I didn’t hear, understand, or now that I’ve grown and changed, have new meanings.  I hope you continue to offer this! "  ~Tom H.

Yoga Philosophy 101

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Bring Your Yoga to Life!

This program is for anyone interested in learning more about Yoga philosophy and how to incorporate it into their lives through Self awareness, positive thinking, healthy living, stress management, personal growth and empowerment.

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A treasure trove of yoga philosophy!

Our teachers, as well as our daily practice, serve to provide a "reminder" of what we already know in our hearts and souls to be true. The following writings reflect these reminders that we need practice and more practice, and a community that supports us in our path towards enlightenment.

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The training programs through the YogaLife Institute emphasize the "living of Yoga" and thereby bring personal transformation to those who are ready and willing. We believe that those individuals who live their Yoga make the best Yoga instructors.

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