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What I love about The Bindu Tribe

Years ago, I read an article that described how yoga friends are different than non-yoga friends. It went on to explain that yogis and yoginis have typically been through some tough s*#! in their lives and that the practice of yoga helps them process and persevere. But to me, that’s only half of the story. […]

Seva: Just in Time for the Holidays

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Seva: Selfless Service In the whirlwind of cooking, decorating, shopping, socializing, eating and drinking, wrapping and surprising that is the holidays … We are committed to remembering the divine light that lives in everyone, whatever their circumstance. We feel called to serve that light in any way that supports the cause of love in the […]

Yoga on The Green: Life is Heart

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Yoga on the Green

Start with big fun… Yoga on the Green began 5 years ago, on a golden sunlit fall afternoon. We began with the simple idea of having a giant outdoor yoga class on the Village Green in Davidson. How fun would THAT be, we thought. It was. But it wasn’t just fun – it was a […]

You Can Alleviate Neck and Shoulder Pain

Reduce Neck and Shoulder Pain with Yoga

Want to know a little secret? Even yoga teachers have neck and shoulder pain sometimes. This pain comes from muscles that are too tight or too weak or both, imbalances, injuries, and long-standing holding patterns. We all spend way too much time sitting at computers, driving, and – lately — sitting on the sofa watching […]

The Bhagavad Gita: Timeless Wisdom for Yogis

Bhagavad Gita

Join Bill Mahony for a study of the Bhagavad Gita on Saturday, August 27 at The Bindu (20100 Zion St. Cornelius, NC) 12:00-5:30pm The Bhagavad Gita, Song of the Blessed One An epic conversation that took place over 2000 years ago, on an open field at the beginning of a battle, is as relevant today as the […]

International Yoga Day: Yoga is Getting a Bum Rap

Celebrate International Yoga Day at The Bindu

If you look online or on any other media, you’d think yoga is only practiced in perfect places by air-brushed bodies in high-priced yoga gear. This is not real-life yoga. And this is not yoga at The Bindu. Yoga at The Bindu We have carefully crafted our studio to provide an authentic experience of yoga […]

Five Reasons to Celebrate International Yoga Day at The Bindu

Celebrate International Yoga Day at The Bindu

International Yoga Day at The Bindu Sunday, June 26, 3:00 – 5:30 pm At The Bindu, everyone can enjoy the practice of yoga, and International Yoga Day is the perfect time to start.  Not sure you are ready for yoga?  Here are five fabulous reasons to give yoga – and The Bindu – a try! […]

Sally and Sari Unplugged!

Sari unplugged at LOTUS Shrine, Yogaville

Sally Frank, Owner of The Bindu. Sari Weston, Studio Director…. What happens when two yoga teachers become students for a weekend? The Journey This Mother’s Day weekend saw us heading up the highway to Buckingham, Virginia – home of the Satchidananda Ashram, otherwise known as “Yogaville.” Loaded up with our yoga mats, plenty of yoga […]

Practicing with Hinds’ Feet Farms

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Hinds' Feet Farm

For the past 8 years I have had the privilege of working with the beautiful members of Hinds’ Feet Farms, a community that supports adults with traumatic and acquired brain injures. Twice a month, they travel to The Bindu to participate in a gentle chair yoga class, taught by  Sari Weston or me. Through my […]

Chanting 101: Letting your voice soar

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Our Om

Are you ready to let your voice soar? Chanting is common in yoga studios across the nation. Over nearly 3 decades of teaching yoga, I’ve received many questions and enjoyed great conversations about why we chant. For beginning students, it is not uncommon to wonder: “What are we chanting and what does it mean? What […]

Open Hearts, Open Arms

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Unisex bathroom

At a time when a lot of people are upset and hurt by our state government’s passage of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act , we thought it was important to speak up about how much we cherish the rich diversity of our community.  We do not condone discrimination and believe it has no […]

Guest Post: The Veteran’s Yoga Project

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The following post was writing by Laura Skinner, a long-time Bindu student and psychologist who has also completed yoga teacher training. Here is her story about attending training, along with Carol Schmidtke, provided by the Veterans Yoga Project. For Veterans Day this past November, The Bindu hosted a donation-based yoga class to raise awareness and funds […]

Mastering New Skills for Optimal Health

Yoga with weights

A 2015 article in Fitness Magazine titled Why Aren’t More Women Lifting Weights? stresses that despite the universally acknowledged health benefits of resistance training, from reducing blood pressure to warding off arthritis and strengthening bones, muscle, and connective tissue, only a third of the almost 13 million women who belong to health clubs lift free […]

Relax and Take a Deep Breath

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Even before most of us ever stepped on a yoga mat, we had heard someone say, “Relax and take a deep breath.” As yogis, we know the power of the breath: how it is a barometer of how we feel; how it is the life force that propels us forward. But other than the feeling […]

What is Viniyoga?

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In support of the Viniyoga series currently held at the Bindu on Fridays at 11:45 am (through November 13), we invited instructor Samantha Leonard to talk with us about this style of yoga:   I’ve heard the name Viniyoga before, but I don’t know what it means.  Just what is Viniyoga, exactly?   “Viniyoga is […]