the steady growth of life

to think that this year we’ll be better able to watch hear feel the steady growth of life everywhere ‘round, and within -- Brian Shircliff


push, push, push with all your lonely might

push, push, push with all your lonely might — or realize remember there’s a greater (earth)force behind you   -- Brian Shircliff


retreat, restore, re-vision...

As our Ohio governor was announcing wisely the closing of schools, we had decided to close VITALITY through at least March 23 with an aim toward health and safety for us all. And as I went outside to…


'a healer in every home'

Emergency room nurse Janet Mentgen knew that more was possible with her patients who were in terrible pain. So Janet studied with a medical doctor who was using hands-on healing techniques with his…


Tolo Naa...may his memory be a blessing for our whole world!

I felt very powerfully one of my tai chi / qigong teachers today as I played with these moving/breathing styles. Nganga Mfundishi Tolo Naa was among the greats on the planet. The Medicine Man. The…


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…