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Well-Rounded Yogi Challenge

Time for a challenge! End your year with a Well-Rounded Yogi experience. It starts in November!

Movie Review: Ram Dass, Going Home

Somehow, by embracing the fleeting reality of life, Ram Dass has become empowered to create an environment and routine unburdened by inconsequential details. The world that we get to see in this film is carefully curated by a man who is aware of his limited time on Earth and who chooses to occupy his hours with only what he finds to be spiritually

August Yoga Story: Abigail Swift

I love that when you step on your mat, it is your practice, and only you can listen to your body and know what you need and your limits. I love seeing my body get stronger as well as reaching different limits that I didn't know were possible.

July Yoga Story: Jon Larkin

Yoga has taught me to see this as a journey and to live in the process rather than in what I have decided the result should be.

The Benefits of Practicing Yoga Outdoors

Taking our practice outside allows us to literally and figuratively change the scenery. It’s an opportunity to change our perspective. Coupling this spiritual practice with being out in nature is a surprising and meaningful change of pace.

Movie Review – On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace

After experiencing the benefits of yoga and meditation in my own life, my first impulse was to share my enthusiasm with others. Trying to explain yoga philosophy through words and concepts is often challenging and fruitless. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. I recently came across a movie that is just that. I've seen many movies which

April Yoga Story: Julie Kendig

I am grateful for Pilgrimage of the Heart. I began coming to this studio six years ago when I moved to North Park after going through a difficult life change. I was delighted that the most affordable studio in town--a key factor since I work in the non-profit arts sector--was also the most caring, egoless studio I found.

March Yoga Story: Sandra Needham

I try too hard. My parents were more casual about saying, “Just do your best” when I was young than I was about hearing it. ‘Doing my best’ has always involved tension. Earnest effort needs to show! My girlfriend in Brazil was trying to straighten her posture. Her personal trainer told her: “Pretend you are holding a pencil tightly betwe

November Yoga Story: Liz Pappas

I love the Pilgrimage community and substantive, meaningful connections with my friends who are like sisters to me. I love how yoga helps me build mindfulness, nurture compassion, create health and balance physically, emotionally and mentally.

Climbing the Stairway of Emotion

“Emotion,” to quote Sri Chinmoy, “tells us that the ever-increasing life energy is constantly flowing through us.” We all know the power of emotion. It colors our view of the world and ourselves. When it comes down to my thoughts versus my feelings, I find, emotions prevail 99% of the time. Gratitude, on the scale of emotions, ranks towards