MeditationYogaHappiness Flyer - FinalMeditation, Yoga, and Happiness

Saturday September 12, 9:30am-5:30pm, Blueberry Gardens Wellness Center, Ashton, MD, $125
Be expertly guided into new perspectives in self-compassion, contentment, and mindful awareness. Join us for a day of immersion in meditation, contemplation, and gentle yoga. To register, please click Meditation Yoga Happiness.

IMG_1021Befriend Your Body: Yoga + Myofascial Release

Sunday, Oct 4, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Yoga Center of Columbia, $30
Befriend your body using yoga postures and props to help create a deeper release in those stubborn areas that just don’t want to let go of their tension. You will leave this workshop feeling lighter, refreshed, and more at home in your body. More details here.

Kenilworth LotusYoga Day By Day: Develop Your Home Practice

Sunday, Oct 18 and Nov 8, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Yoga Center of Columbia, $60 includes both parts
Bring that happy, peaceful feeling you get at the end of yoga class into the rest of your week. A home practice involves a greater mind-body connection where your daily habits encourage your yoga practice and your yoga practice inspires your daily habits. Discuss asana, daily rhythms and routines, healthy eating, breathing, meditation, and more to help you live your yoga. More details here.

saraswati goddess of wisdomGrow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion

Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm-4:30pm, Yoga Center of Columbia
With Debbie Martin and Kelly Fisher, E-RYTs 500, over seven weekends January-June 2016. Each weekend will include a comprehensive asana, pranayama and meditation practice. In addition, study anatomy, energetics, Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and more. Brochure available soon. More details here.

Indian TempleTravel To India with me, Rimmi Singh, and YCC!

March 1-14, 2016 with Yoga Center of Columbia, To Be On Wait List

Calling all intrepid travelers: If you have ever been curious about the amazing country that is the home of yoga practice, now is your chance. India will enchant, delight, and perplex you as the ancient and the contemporary co-exist, side by side. We will tour historic and sacred sites like the Taj Mahal, Golden Temple, and the Dalai Lama’s exiled home. Find more information here.

Tamarindo HandstandFall 2015 Yoga In Cheverly

Fall yoga classes run Sept 14 – Dec 16, 13 weeks. Details on schedule and pricing are available here. Summer session ends Sept 2. There are now two Level I (beginners!) classes each week!
Drop in to a single class at any time or sign up for the entire session. Please send me an email to secure your space if you are interested in registering for the session.
Drop-ins are always welcome for $17 per class.

Kids’ Yoga in Cheverly

Thursdays, 9:30-10:15am [crawlers to age 2 with caregiver] and 3:30-4:15pm [ages 3-6] Cheverly United Methodist Church, $72 (or $15 to drop in for a single class) Check back for dates beginning in September. Kids' Yoga is a wonderful way for your child to release pent up stress and energy while learning to focus and relax. Ylla Bishop is certified by YoKid and Childlight Yoga. More info at Wildflower Yoga.

Floyd Yoga Jam 2015

Friday, Sept 4, 7-8am Floyd, VA Kick off Labor Day weekend at Floyd Yoga Jam with me! For the fourth year in a row, Friday morning meditation will feature a deity from the Hindu pantheon. This year, Lakshmi, goddess of abundance, fullness, and delight will grace our presence. This is sure to be a sublime weekend so get tickets now.


The Gayatri Mantra is one of the oldest mantras of which we are aware. It honors the sun and all the life-giving energy, heat, and light the sun offers. "Gayatri" refers to the meter of the verse .  It means 24.  After the initial call to earth, sky, and heavens, the next three lines are of eight beats each, equalling 24.  Hear the chant and learn the words here.

Personal Instruction

Yoga is traditionally a daily practice that is unique to each individual yogi. Yoga postures and meditation can be very therapeutic when practiced with knowledge and awareness. If you are experiencing chronic pain, localized pain, trouble sleeping, or anxiety or depression, find out how yoga can help you in daily life. Even if you simply want to deepen in your knowledge and practice of yoga, Kelly has over 20 years of experience to share. Contact Kelly for more information and pricing.


Costa Rica Good Times

The lovely weather this week marked my first morning practice outdoors for the year… except for when we were in Tamarindo, Costa Rica at Panacea de la Montaña in March when we meditated and did yoga outside everyday. Mary, Debbie, and Peter were excellent hosts and all of their furry friends, Gandhi, Daphne, Maya, Pepper, […]

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Grace Happens

About a week ago on a Thursday afternoon, I walked out my front door and at the end of the walk, there sat a peaceful Buddha meditating in my yard. He took me completely by surprise. And a funny coincidence, we were about to go see Jai Uttal, kirtan singer, at a performance sponsored by […]

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Trust and the Holy Science

Over the summer my most excellent acupuncturist, Don Diggs, recommended a book for me to check out, The Holy Science by Swami Sri Yukteswar. It is a collection of Sanskrit sutras that draw comparisons between yogic science and the book of Revelations. Interesting stuff, and the introduction contains a quite provocative explanation for why we […]

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