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April 2024

Happy Spring Dear Friends, As I walked through our little Village of Oxford, MD the other day, I thought how Spring is such a delight to the senses. My eyes took in the beauty of the magnolia blossoms and daffodils, my ears were delighted with the many bird sounds, my nose tickled as it smelled [...]

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January 2024

Dear Friends, Happy New Year to you all. “And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke As we transition into a new year, Rainer Maria Rilke’s words in the quote above hit close to the heart. A fresh, new calendar looms on the horizon, full of [...]

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May 2023

Dear Ones, It has been a lovely Spring here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The transition from the end of the Winter season to Spring speaks of the fullness of life and beauty. From the earliest buds of daffodils, forsythia, and magnolia blossoms, to the now rich blossoms of peonies, hydrangeas and roses, our [...]

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March 2023

Dear Ones, Spring is on the way with daffodils, cherry blossoms, and tulip trees already in full bloom. Our Yoga practice encourages us to bloom as well. We begin with a strong foundation, add the right amount of mobility and strength, cultivate a present and centered mind, and open our hearts to new possibilities. Joy, [...]

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October 2022

Dear Ones, I’ve heard that the older we get, the faster time flies!!  I never really bought into that but here it is midway thru the Fall season, and I have no idea where the time went!!  The spIendor of the huge maple tree in the Oxford Town Park, brought me back to the present [...]

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July 2022

Dear Ones, We are about midway into the Summer season!  Summer is traditionally a time for play, for travel, for adventure, for rest, and, well, just not so much work!!  Va-cation, we vacate from work to play!! In Tantric philosophy, the purpose of the entire universe is for the play of it, for the play [...]

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March 2022

Dear Ones, Below is an un-doctored picture taken by one of our Oxford residents from the head of the Town Creek when this rainbow graced our little Village not long ago. It is a stone’s throw from where we live and I’m taking it as a good omen for 2022!! We are almost four months [...]

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October 2021

Dear Ones, Autumn has arrived! The transition from the hot humid days of Summer to turning off the AC and allowing cool breezes to blow through our open windows is the best. I love the scent of the crisp morning air, seeing the leaves begin to turn, and the chrysanthemums in their array of yellows, [...]

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July 2021

Happy 4th of July, 2021 Dear Friends and Students, I am so happy to be writing knowing that most of us have emerged from our Covid cocoon, and are roaming comparatively freely once again. We decided, as did most of our friends and family, to be vaccinated as soon as we could, and have felt [...]

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March 2021

From the midst of a very dark time there is renewed light! It’s a new year, a new day and what a difference a day can make. The day I’m speaking of is January 21, the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris almost two months ago. My first feelings from watching the [...]

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photo credit to John Hurley