Yoga for Gardeners

Hello Spring! Thank you for longer days to play outside and enjoy the fresh air. In addition to warmer weather, many of us are excited to get into our gardens, dig in the fresh dirt, plant new flowers and shrubs, and watch the greens and colors pop out of their slumber to celebrate the sun […]

Yoga @ Home: Why We Practice Now

Take a look. Do these home studios look similar to how you practice now? Did you ever imagine you would turn on your device, log into Zoom, and practice yoga from the comforts of your home day-after-day, week-after-week, month-after-month? I know I didn’t. But I am so grateful for this technology and the ability to […]

Niyama: Santosha – Contentment

Ah, santosha. Contentment. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? The second of the niyamas (personal observances) from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, santosha is essentially the opposite of desire, of lack, of feeling that we need things to be different before we can be happy. This niyama is about mastering the art of feeling at ease and at peace […]

Yoga is the journey

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” The Bhagavad Gita. Often the question is asked, what is the purpose of practicing yoga? Is it to become more present, more patient, more flexible, more creative, more self-confident, more loving, more mindful – or to be? This is the paradox of […]

Niyama: Svadhyaya – study of self

Svadhyaya means, literally, “to recollect (to remember, to contemplate, to meditate on) the Self.” It is the effort to know the Self that shines from the innermost core of your being. Svadhyaya also means to study yourself. Take an honest look reflecting on how your thoughts, actions, and words impact your life, your practice, and […]

Teaching to a Camera…Talking to a Mic

For fourteen weeks now, I have taught all of my classes online using the Zoom platform. I transformed my business from a “face-to-face, in-person” experience to an “online, view-through-a-screen” experience. It has been less than ideal, but this teaching format has become the way I now do business. It has allowed students to be flexible […]

Powerful Energy Centers for Meditation

Where should you place your attention during meditation? Where you shift or place your awareness during a meditation practice can alter the outcome of the experience. We can open to the energy of awareness, tenderness, and power by meditating on one of the three centers in the mind, heart, and belly. Moving your intention and […]

Maintain Your Brain Class

What can we do to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease or age-related cognitive decline? While there is no cure, there is growing evidence that a healthy lifestyle can delay, slow, or even prevent Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 6-week Group Health Coaching In a small group (8-10 people), we’ll use a health coach approach* to “maintain your brain.” […]

Back to Basics

When survival gets triggered, go back to these four basics: 1. Ritual & Routine: In a time of pandemic, it is likely that our normal routines can get bumped or replaced by watching the news or taking actions that can disrupt the comfort of the familiar framing of our days. Routines and rituals are powerful […]

Embodying Resilience: Teachings from Yogarupa

During times of loss, unpredictability, scarcity and pain we are not our best selves. We are in survival mode and doing our best to manage our circumstances. We have all entered this time. The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all. No one has escaped. Last weekend (March 20-22, 2020) I attended an online yoga workshop […]