• A Thousand Mile Journey

    A conversation with BPY’s Derek McMahon “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Confucius Each person has a different reason for starting their yoga practice but most seek something similar from the practice: a healthy body and a balanced mind. I was extremely stressed when I first started my practice. One day, during the midst of a harsh break-up, my mother handed me a mat and brought me to my first yoga class. I never experienced an exercise quiet like it and I can still remember the feeling of lightness and levity that continued long after my first shavasana. From that moment on I was…

  • I Cannot Do Yoga

    “I cannot do yoga”. Yup, I know.  I have about a million reasons that I have heard to add after this phrase.  I cannot do yoga because I am not flexible, because I don’t know what I an doing, because I heard that yoga tries to change your religion,  and because, because, because.  The list goes on. But let’s be real….you can do yoga.  Anyone can be a yogi. Here is what I am going to tell you – It doesn’t matter one bit if you can’t touch your toes.  In fact, it’s even better.  Yoga isn’t about learning to touch your toes – at least it is not completely…