The Many Moods of Spring

April 5th, 2023 The Many Moods of Spring: Riding the Emotional Waves Spring is an optimistic season as the light returns and the green shoots begin popping up. It can also be the harbinger of a confusing roller coaster of emotions. In this month’s Wisdom Wednesday, Dr. Betsy will normalize and explain why you might be […]

Spring Expansion

March 24th, 2023 I spent Wednesday at a staff planning meeting at Prairiewoods. It’s amazing what fresh air and communing with nature can do to freshen up your creative thinking. One of my favorite moments was communing with what has been called “Grandmother Tree” on the property. I was intuitively pulled to put my legs up the tree […]

Your Joy Matters

February 24th, 2023 It has been awhile since I wrote to the community. I’ve been in my “winter cave” these past months feeling the energy of hibernation with little desire to poke my head out into the world. Winter is the season of going inward. I have been using the energy of winter with its fewer […]

Imbolc_ Yoga Practice & Wisdom Wednesday

February 1st, 2023   Yoga Practice with Betsy for Imbolc In this 75 minute class we explore how this time of year beckons us to look forward and look back. Lots of twists, culminating with Brigid’s Cross (Imbolc is associated with the Goddess Brigid), provide a chance to purify the system and prepare yourself to […]


February 1st, 2023 Practices for Body, Energy & Mind as our Life Force Re-Awakens at Imbolc Join Dr. Betsy for Wisdom Wednesday (the first Wednesday of every month) as she dives a bit deeper into topics from the traditions of psychology, neuroscience, and yoga. The intention of these conversations is inspiration to live more aligned […]

Time to Journey In & Down

October 18, 2022 We are heading into the darkest days of the year. Instead of burning ourselves out with more work, more activity, more social engagements…at this pivotal juncture point in the year we are meant to pull our awareness IN AND DOWN. We are meant to slow our pace, nourish our bodies, and strengthen our nervous […]

Do You Need Some Grounding?

October 12, 2022 Dear Friend, I spent last weekend in Colorado. The changing Aspens were gorgeous, but the temperatures were cool and the wind was strong. This weather pattern, coupled with the shortening of the days, is a common set up for increased anxiety, rumination, and insomnia…and I felt all of the above! Just like […]

Too much head! Move the energy down to the body

October 7th, 2022 This is the season of pumpkins, fall leaves, and ANXIETY. As we really settle into the season of Autumn, it is extremely common for people to experience more rumination, worry, insomnia, general angst, irritability, and analysis paralysis. Yoga (and Ayurveda) would teach this is due to a lack of downward flowing energy called […]

The Resiliency Muscle: A Necessity for Modern Times

October 4th, 2022 The Resiliency Muscle: A Necessity for Modern Times Do you dread the the onset of the winter months? As we enter the darkest time of the year, it is not uncommon for people’s moods and energy levels to plummet. To safeguard against the winter blahs, there are specific tools from positive psychology and […]

A Call to Courage

September 16th, 2022 Initiation: The Call to Courage Have you been recently initiated? A divorce, a diagnosis, an empty nest, a job change, financial loss, addiction, midlife transitions, or the death of someone you love? Initiation in the hero and heroine’s journey is the major transition point to a new and larger life. It always includes trials, […]