Choices and Change: Helpful vs. Pleasant-Padma Peace

Life is a series of choices and each choice we make determines the quality of our life.  This includes the choice not to decide as well as living in vacillation and indecisiveness.  Are we thriving and living in passion or are we distressed and pulled down by a turbid mind of indecision, attachment or resistance? Student friends share with me …

Embracing Change: Deliberate Transition ~ Padma Peace

One thing for certain is CHANGE, everything changes. For life to continue and thrive, it must change. Life’s’ changes are seen in the cycles and patterns of Nature and in all aspects of life. The very first workshop I taught was on CHANGE and the power of embracing it.  Even in my early years, I knew that change was both …

Padma Peace - Who IS the Yoga Teacher Anyway?

I have been teaching yoga for a long time and practicing with a teacher even longer. I am the next generation of wildly experienced yoga teachers, fully embodying all aspects of yogini, householder, avid student, entrepreneur, community leader, teacher and lover of of life!  I find myself, as I greet many new-comers to yoga joyfully anticipating the possibility of experiencing the benefits …

Padma Peace - Mom IS Always Right!

A Tribute to the Beloved Mother.From this day forward, my Mom’s birthday will always be the kick off to her legacy, my eldest granddaughter, Skylor Hoyler’s birth week! Today I sadly AND joyfully celebrate the life of a great woman. Barbara Sue “Budgie” My Mother My Mom was a living embodiment of ethical living…she didn’t have to TRY to be …

Padma Peace - Born to Excel

“A human being is an island of excellence. We are born to excel”.-Pandit Rajamni Tigunait Are you a being of excellence? Do you live your life as though you were born to excel? What is the hidden driver of excellence and how do you learn to live as an island of excellence? What is the purpose of excellence? We live …

Padma Peace - Dissolving Judgement; Beyond Prejudice and Separation

Emotions are the human technology to fuel the willpower in each of us. The experience of emotion, the by-product of thought is common to each of us. Rasa Yoga is the mastery of emotion, a human’s quintessential superpower and with proper development of our physical adeptness we are enabled to develop emotional intelligence, the most important step for human kind’s …

Padma Peace “Hurt is the Lesson Wisdom is the Blessing”

As human beings, we are a microcosm of the macrocosm of the universe. To live this life experience from that scientific and spiritual truth, we begin to realize the process of living is an encounter of the light and the dark, the sacred and profane, organization and chaos. These apparent conflicts occur in the external reality, and most profoundly, in the inner world of individual psyches; …

Padma Peace - The Essence of Higher Education in Yoga

Yoga is the science of physical health, the art of fearlessness and the philosophy for ethical character. Yoga coupled with Ayurveda, when  studied, practiced and practiced more, will offer the student tools to navigate a world that is, in most of its ways, foreign to our human and spiritual nature. “If you want to learn a thing, read that; if you want …

Padma Peace - Acceptance

I once had an astute therapist that asked me, “do you want to be right or happy?” My first thought was, “I want both, right and happy!” And now in hindsight I see clearly how this was quite possibly my first teaching in Tantra Yoga or even more on point, Rasa Yoga.  The first task of my learning meant broadening …