Light Your Fire: An Affirmation of Personal Power


This mornings yoga class at Karma Yoga was hot and passionate; the “fun factor” was high and the music was right on cue! “Change” by Natalie Merchant was a particular favorite today – we placed it twice. Following a sequence of fiery core strengthening exercises all beings were able and ready to move from a […]

A Strong Core Starts Here


Your core is the very center of your physical, emotional and spiritual universe. Everything about us somehow relates to this real and magical place; where energy, courage, passion and self-confidence generates. The famous psychologist, Carl Jung, once said that Manipura chakra is where we burn through our passions and desires in order to become a […]

How to Deal with Fiery, Passionate Relationships. ~ Shelly Bullard


No one on the planet lights my soul on fire the way my man does. It’s a fiery relationship—for better and for worse. I get so activated in his presence. I light up. Quite literally, I buzz. A fire roars deeply and passionately in my heart, for him. And sometimes that fire takes over—a burning […]

One For Your Refrigerator: You Are A Creator


Looking Ahead With Lauren: My 2013 Resolutions


Whether you keep writing 2012 on everything for the next few weeks, 2013 is really upon us. That means the gyms will be crowding with people and everyone jumps on the New Years resolution bandwagon. I’m no different! Here are my continuing goals from 2012… 1. Work out 5-6 days a week! Some weeks my […]

Exploring Tapas


How Passion, Will and Right Effort Create a Happy Life “Living life with zeal and sincerity, the purifying flame is ignited (Tapas), revealing the inner light.” Sutra 2.43 * Zeal is not a commonly used word. It is one of those tiple point words that you get excited to remember when you have a ‘z’ […]

Be Careful What You Wish For… You Might Create It!

Be careful what you wish for!

Do you ever get what you want and then question yourself, “What the hell was I thinking”? Well I have. I have found myself in that space more than once with the expansion of BV Yoga. Although I know it is exactly what I want and need to be doing, my head likes to tell […]

Release Your Fear And Become A Conscious Leader – Final Days


“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far […]

Giving Thanks


Surprisingly, one out of every ten Americans is taking antidepressant medication. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that more people will be affected by depression than by any other health condition by 2030. Although there are many cases where medication is a viable life saving option, […]

30 More Life Lessons From 30 Years


Yesterday (October 23rd) was my 30th birthday. The big three-oh. To celebrate, here’s another 30 life lessons to accompany Joshua’s 30 Life Lessons and Leo Babauta’s 38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years from earlier this year. Oh, and please, whatever you do, don’t get me any birthday gifts. 1. It’s not about how […]