a very different yoga...

our yoga classes are more sensation-oriented than physically-rigorous... perhaps hearkening back to the roots of yoga 3000+ years ago... more of an invitation to knowing oneself and choosing to live…


SELF-CARE is WORLD-CARE!

How? When I... ...sit with a cup of tea and stare into space and realize it’s all going to be okay, the bigger picture of all things...the meditation that comes, that first begins with a storm of…


Wisdom from Friends Who Join Our VITALITY Circle

From our current Yoga/Healing Touch Interns -- VITALITY's 9th class! -- who are amazing yoga/wellness teachers in their own right reflect on what they have learned from visitors to our VITALITY…


This Week's Reflections by VITAL friends . . . July 21

A Reflection by Isabelle Provosty I ran into Brian in Norwood / Pleasant Ridge.  He mentioned my doing the yoga teacher training this summer and I was overjoyed!  I had been thinking about doing this…


Reflections by VITALITY's Yoga/Healing Touch Interns

A Reflection by Liz Wu Pulling weeds in the garden. It begins slowly, with some effort.  Finding a way to crouch down, to reach the plants. Experimenting with the best angle for pulling, and how much…


what is VITALITY?

I’ve been amazed by the grass this week. How full it has come up.  Green, lush, alive. Same for the weeds along the highway.  Life. There is a life in Spring that I long for in my own life, in my own…


Yoga and the Mountain - by Sarah

Yoga and the Mountain – by Sarah, a brilliant yoga teacher in VITALITY’s 11th Yoga/Healing Touch Internship A step and a breath, a step and a breath, a step and a breath –  a step…


Using Nature to Improve One's Health...

I’ve often wondered where all the holistic endeavors meet . . . from massage to yoga to Healing Touch to acupuncture to aromatherapy to tai chi to Movement Intelligence / Feldenkrais Method to…


What if health...

What if health — complete wholeness — was truly as simple as taking a nap in the somewhat shady, somewhat sunny grass that has not been sprayed growing food oneself and harvesting it and cooking it…