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Tapas is not just a Spanish appetizer. The word is also found in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras describing the Niyamas (2:32) or observances in the 8-fold path. The term tapas derived from the Sanskrit root “tap” meaning “to burn” and implies a

Giving is Good for You!

Research is finding that giving to others makes the giver happier & healthier: A 2017 study from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at IUPUI found that people who give to charitable causes are happier than those who don’t, regardless of their


Pranayama Pranayama is the yogic practice of breath control. This Sanskrit term is made up of two smaller words; prana and ayama. The term prana refers to the subtle energy that pervades all things. Ayama translated as “to stretch” or

Abhyasa/practice and Vairagya/non-attachment (Sutra 1.12-1.16)

The practice of yoga includes deep awareness of habit patterns (samskara). These habits of thinking, feeling, and reacting affect our capacity for joy. The unconscious habit patterns create filters over the reality of the present moment, with the potential of

Pratipaksa Bhavana

Have you ever gotten stuck in negative or disturbed thinking? Ever had a time when all looks dark and there seems to be no good in the world? Yoga philosophy offers a suggestion for changing perspective, inviting new ways of

Yogas chitta vrtti nirodha

The long tradition of yoga is rooted in the exploration of the human mind and developing perspective to reduce suffering in this life. One of the primary sources of yoga philosophy is the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutra is

Paradox of Self-care

Have you ever spent all your energy taking care of others in your life before making time to care for yourself? The paradox of self-care is when an individual puts the majority of their time and effort toward caring for

New location for Embarque Studio!!

Grand Opening Celebration + Open House Saturday, September 16 at 12 PM – 4 PM Explore our yoga studio and holistic wellness center, meet our team, learn about our new spa services and wellness offerings, yoga classes and more!  Shop in our spa boutique

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