On April 12, we lost one of our own – Vera. A short but touching email, sent by her husband Jim to Val, delivered the news of her passing: Dear Val, My wife, Vera, passed away today at Walter Reed Hospital. She suffered from the effects of a ruptured aneurism in her brain. I don’t know how best to let Cathy know that Vera’s … Read More MY SWEET LITTLE VERA, YOU WILL BE MISSED
Thank you Universe and thank you Wally (aka Val)! A passing thought to teach at National Harbor becomes a reality, how awesome is that! I can’t deny, I was thrilled to have been given this opportunity to teach the Free Waterfront Yoga on Saturdays, 9 a.m., between May 11 and October 26, at National Harbor, MD. I am grateful to everybody who played a … Read More Yeah! Summer Yoga at National Harbor!
My name is Diane and I’ve been a student of Cathy’s for about three years. When I practice Yoga, I love to use blocks. I consider them to be extensions of my arms. Downward Facing Dog is one of the poses that can be hard to attain. If you have trouble getting into and maintaining Downward Facing Dog, blocks can help. You will feel … Read More MY FIRST GUEST BLOGGER: DIANE -YOGA BLOCK GURU
Much to my surprise, my fellow yogis attending the free Monday night Yoga sessions at Fort Washington Park, turned the tables on me when they presented me with a monetary gift to show their appreciation! I intended to do those Yoga sessions to show my appreciation and somewhat “repay” all those who have been faithfully attending my classes and coming to my retreats. A … Read More A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO MY PARK YOGIS!
This is a picture of me and Val(aka Wally). I refuse to believe that her move to Floridia is the end of our friendship and our yoga journey together. She has been my biggest supporter over the years and an incredible friend. There is a soft spot in my heart for her and if asked to explain why she’s so special to me, I … Read More SORRY WALLY, YOU CAN’T EDIT THIS POST!
Some of the simplest things bring about the most pleasure! Here I thought I was the only one enjoying the weekly Yoga (summer) sessions under the open sky in the Park, but I was proven wrong. My announcing the continuation of the weekly Yoga in the Park sessions through September was received with cheers, joy, and enthusiasm – simple pleasures! Could this pleasure of … Read More Simple Pleasures
We had our biggest turn out yet at the park for yoga! Only two more Monday sessions left… hope to see you!
This is a picture of Greg, our “Forever Yogi” and our “Whenever, Wherever Photographer”! Take a look at these amazing pictures in the slide show below to recognize his talent for “taking the perfect shot of an opportunity when it presents itself”. Over the past year, Greg has taken many great photographs of us Yogis at various times and venues and many of them … Read More Recognizing the FOREVER YOGI
This picture is amazing! Once again, at the (Ft Washington) Park and on the hilltop…and yes, that is the moon in the sky! When I look at this group picture, the first thought that comes to mind is that I am so lucky to be surrounded by all these nice people who have become my friends, not just students. Then I remember that … Read More Moonshine Yoga at the Park
Here are pictures of our last outing at Fort Washington park. We hiked up the hill to find this amazing spot! The incredible view fueled the practice which centered around balance postures. We were flying high last night and enjoying every minute! Hope to see some new faces next Monday!
I came to the decision years ago that I was no longer interested in “practicing ” Yoga…I was more interested in “being” Yoga. This transformation from “practicing to being ” allows me to take what I learn from my daily “practice” on the mat into my moment by moment living. As a teacher, I’m just giving suggestions to my students while they practice, I’m not addressing individual needs for that day…only the individual can do that. It’s not until you … Read More Just a Suggestion