Petal by Pedal: eco-flowers by bike, in NYC

January 30, 2015

I love having fresh flowers in the house. There’s something about a vase of color that makes the day feel brighter, fresher, and — maybe this is just me? — more luxurious. Tonight in Toronto, the temperatures are plummeting to -17C, so a fragrant, fragile bloom or two seems the height of affordable luxury, indeed, as well as a much-needed reminder that living, green things will come back to this frozen world, one day. And for those Gather yogis in New York City, who have been buffeted by the winter storm Juno, surely there’s no better time for such a […]
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“The perfect joy of each separate muscle” — a celebration

January 29, 2015

“He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.” ― Jack London, The Call of the Wild Photo by Ian Norman, used with Creative Commons license.


Gather pick: “Confessions of a fat, black yoga teacher”

January 28, 2015

Dianne Bondy is an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, the founder of, a wife, a mother, and an all-around inspiring yogini. She is also a contributor to Yoga and Body Image: 25 personal stories about beauty, bravery, and loving your body, the book from which this essay was excerpted on Decolonizing Yoga. Want to learn more about Dianne? Check her out on Facebook and Twitter.  We are inspired! You teach yoga? I’m always nervous when I head into a new venue to teach yoga. There was a time when I was also a little bit scared of being an […]
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