Three Things I love – the Art of Life and Death edition 2017

This month I am in love with art. What would life be without beauty in both its light and dark forms? Creativity is part of what makes us human. In the tradition of yoga I study we might say the three things we really want in life are sweetness, intoxication and...

Love your body

Love your body. Befriending your body is one of the gifts of yoga that I hope is central to my teachings. I want you to love your body the way it is right now. I have been trained to see the beauty in you. I have been trained to look for what is going right first and...

Yoga is hard – how to turn it into a body holiday

Back in the day when I started teaching yoga, I used to teach a noon hour class at the NEB (national energy board) in a board room with a massive , immoveable table. I had a lovely student who came to class regularly each week. At some point I said one of those...

Three things I love – the podcast edition February 2017

Do you listen to Podcasts? Podcasts are on-demand ‘radio’ shows that you can either download to listen to anytime, or you can stream with WiFi. They are usually free, although subscribing and reviewing are appreciated by the producers. They can be in the form of...

Forget New Years Resolutions – try this instead

I have not made a New Year’s Resolution for a while now. It was a combination of low success rate and high expectations that lead me to reconsider the practice. 🙂   The resolutions themselves also tended to be narrow in the way they focused on behavior rather...

3 ways you hold yourself back

I am often my own worst enemy. Making bad choices is something everyone does, but why? When I look back, there are times in my past where I wish I could have seen myself more clearly. Taken off the thick, coke bottle glasses and seen my true nature as enough, worthy,...

What is your Dosha?

What is your dosha? In Ayurveda (the system of wholistic wellness that is yoga’s sister science) there are thought to be three types of ‘constitutions’. These are called Doshas. Each of us has all three of these energies in us but usually we have a predominate dosha....

Anger

  Please bear with me, i have a dark theme going on here. Two months ago I posted about Loss here. These are things and emotions that I think are so powerful that we rarely speak of them. Can we talk about Anger? I wish I was better at anger. I seem to let it...

Five things I learned at Yoga Camp in Mexico 2016

1. We are all in this together. You have probably heard this saying before, but sometimes you have an experience that makes it easier to remember. This retreat was of those times.  Remember how the best camp experiences were those in which you felt seen, accepted, and...

Yoga 101 – Paradox

The ability to hold a paradox is one of the first things you need to learn about Yoga. When you look at the image below, what do you see? You may see a duck or you may see a bunny, but you won’t be able to see both to once. The thing is that you pick one and remember...

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