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Trending on the farm: Goat yoga

Yoga has no shortage of rising trends, and the latest one can be found right here on-Island at Native Earth Teaching Farm in Chilmark. Goat yoga began last Saturday, brought to you by Josey Kirkland and five of the cutest pygmy goats you’ve ever seen.

Your body, your pharmacy

Last winter, Kristine Leone was driving to her yoga teacher-training course at Sherry Sidoti’s Fly Yoga School in Vineyard Haven when she heard an NPR segment about the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. “I’ve heard it...

On My Mind: How do I deal with seasonal depression?

Islanders are almost twice as likely as residents in the rest of Massachusetts (or the U.S.) to suffer from depression — about 14 percent of the residents of Martha’s Vineyard struggle with it. Over...

Intergenerational trauma workshop comes to the Yoga Barn

Merissa Nathan Gerson, a freelance nonfiction and fiction writer with a focus on Judaism, trauma, and the intergenerational repercussions of war, will host a workshop at the Yoga Barn this Sunday. The workshop is...

Yoga stretches beyond the mat

Eyes closed. Attention inwards. Muscles relaxed. The early morning sun against a cloudless sky scans every inch of your body, blanketing it with a warmth that gives you goosebumps. It’s about 8:30 am when...

Coverage for Lyme disease treatment debated before lawmakers

Individuals convinced that insurers are denying adequate coverage for Lyme disease faced off against business groups seeking to keep health care costs down, with concerns about lawmakers mandating treatment contrary to what experts recommend. Those...

Up in the air! It’s a (downward-facing) dog!

It was perfect yoga weather the morning of the aerial yoga class at Yoga on the Vine, at the Triangle in Edgartown. I have taken my fair amount of yoga classes — I owned a...

Martha’s Vineyard’s sunny skies bring a health risk

Martha’s Vineyard residents and visitors enjoy the outdoors, particularly in the summer months, when people flock to Island beaches and waters. However, those pleasurable hours spent in the sun carry risks that may not...

What Ails You? Losing your voice

Cat got your tongue? Or your voice?

Vocal Fitness: Keeping the Youthful Voice

Aging can really take the wind out of your pipes. Here are some tips on how to keep your voice sounding young and vibrant.

Worldwide healing

“Women Healers of the World,” by Holly Bellebuono of Vineyard Herbs, explores herbalism and other medicinal techniques from around the globe.

Completing the circle: Dana Gaines kayaks around the Island

On balance, having circled August 9th on the calendar back in early April based on the tidal currents and times, I could not have dreamed of getting better conditions overall. While the currents did...

Paddling ‘round an Island near you

I'll pick up the fair ebb current at West Chop and thereafter have it with me the whole way down the Sound for the Cliffs.

Dana Gaines rounds Cape Ann in Blackburn Challenge

In preparation for his planned circumnavigation of Martha’s Vineyard this August, kayaker Dana Gaines competed in the Blackburn Challenge around Cape Ann on July 19, finishing the 20+ mile race in first place with a...

e-bikes take to Martha’s Vineyard roads and bike paths

Electric bicycles with a pedal-assist function are now available to rent on Island, raising new enforcement questions.

Physical Chess: The mind game of boxing

Boxing instructor Matt Cancellare believes boxing improves fitness of the mind.

Babesiosis: The other tick borne illness

What is Babesiosis? And how can you protect yourself from it on Martha’s Vineyard?