Share The Love: Kind Practices For Big Shifts

Share The Love: Kind Practices For Big Shifts

Throughout my childhood and 20's I learned to endure his need for complete control. I bore his incessant irritability and shielded myself from his frequent bursts of anger. And, even while enduring him, I craved his approval and attention. I longed to feel more ease and love with him and around him, and of course within myself. In fact, it was this profound desire for peace and connection that fueled my journey deeper and deeper into the path of yoga. 

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Restorative Yoga: Teacer Trainings and REtreats coming up.

Restorative Yoga: Teacer Trainings and REtreats coming up.

Since 2001, I have been leading Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings across the country. Sixteen years later, it is amazing to see these healing styles of yoga being offered everywhere. Popular magazines are featuring restorative practices and celebrities are promoting it. “Restorative is the new power yoga” and has most definitely been trending in 2017.

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Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

This is one of my personal go to mixes to lighten up winter heaviness. Mix 10 drops of lavender and 5 drops of grapefruit and 2 drops of eucalyptus (or peppermint) in an unscented base such as jojoba oil. Lavender is calming, grapefruit is a mood elevator and stimulates digestion, and eucalyptus is excellent for opening the respiratory system.

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Resolutions vs. Intentions: A New Ritual For the New Year

Resolutions vs. Intentions: A New Ritual For the New Year

New Year's is often a time to create resolutions. To 'fix', change, or improve ourselves: to become better and happier. However, in resolution setting we tend to disregard the essential wisdom that the journey of yoga is not one of 'fixing' ourselves, but rather in reconnecting with our inherently exquisite selves; our wholeness.

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Sometimes Our Compassion, Gratitude, and Joy Flow Easily.

Sometimes Our Compassion, Gratitude, and Joy Flow Easily.

Sometimes our compassion, gratitude, and joy flow easily. Over the past two months I have been filled with gratitude for all the support and love I've received from family and friends as I released my first book. Add to that, the fact that Deep Listening is being so well received and I have pretty ideal conditions to feel warm and loving. And, it's bringing out the 'best' in me... at the moment.

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Join Me For A Thanksgiving Practice On Facebook Live

Join Me For A Thanksgiving Practice On Facebook Live

Join me at 8am on Thanksgiving for a short early morning relaxation for gratitude.

We will pause, let the earth hold us, and our breath fill us. Turn inward to greet and welcome ourselves, to offer ourselves a gesture of kindness. We will create a safe space inside, so that we can meet our day, our dear ones, and all others - from a place of calmness, clarity, and compassion.

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Listening Is Where Love Begins

Listening Is Where Love Begins

Many mindfulness teachers point to the Chinese character for listening as an instruction manual for how to listen. The character is made up of brushstrokes that represent several elements: At the top are the signs for ear and eye; the sign for undivided attention sits in the middle; and it’s all held at the bottom by the symbol for heart.

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