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.Read More
The Yogalicious Blog
Change is constant. Transition can be hard. Stressful situations will always arise. It's a common coping method to try to make things the way we want them rather than flow with the changes life brings. To try to control the events of our lives.Read More
Travel to Costa Rica with me for a week long retreat (March 24 - 31, 2018) and you will return home feeling reconnected to your body, mind and heart!
Plus, if you use the code SUNRISE18 at registration (by November 20, 2017) and you will save $200! Register here.
Well + Good named my Costa Rica Retreat one of the Top Ten Retreats in 2015.
I have to agree with Well + Good.Read More
While the world spins on around us, the earth shifts and the season's change - we can always land in a more centered place inside. Try this simple daily grounding practice I wrote for the NY Times Well Blog to feel more physically, mentally and energetically grounded.Read More
It begins with some harmless flirting, as autumn lures us with brilliant colors, savory air, and delectable harvest treats. But quickly, autumn’s mission accelerates, unleashing more than just awe-striking beauty. Autumn is infused with wind, the energy of movement that is called Vata.
Vata is the "air" element characterized by wind and movement as well as coolness, lightness, and dryness. It is this energy that brings us through the elimination process and aging process overall. In autumn and early winter, it is the dominant energy both around and within us. Vata is the energy needed for change and re-creation. And as the seasons and nature change, so do we. And so should our yoga practice.Read More
I can not believe the time has final come... my book launches Tuesday, October 10! And, while Deep Listening is a culmination my almost 25 year of practice, I can remember my first savasana like it was yesterday.
It was a Monday evening, I was walking home from my marketing job at St. Martin’s Press and I passed a small metal sign affixed to the side of a building, just as I had hundreds of times before. I’d always noticed that sign: it read “Yoga Zone” in a font that used swirly circles for the letters. It was 1994 and there were probably only five yoga studios in all of Manhattan, and this was one of them.Read More
Even though you may feel like accelerating into September rush, it's actually a good time to also slow down and get more grounded.
It is a good time to nourish our roots, build our inner resources, like a tree pulling in sap. This will help preserve energy and boost our immune system for the eventual transition into winter.Read More
September always has me on the run. And even though there is an excitement to the freshness of renewed schedules, new notebooks (for my List Of Things To Do), and reorganizing drawers and closets, it is also an important time for relaxation and slowing down. Under the fresh start of September there is an undercurrent of nostalgia; a complex intertwining of change and reconnection, good-bye and hello.Read More
Join me And Yoga Journal for Restorative 101. A 4-week Online In-depth Course.
In our hyper-digitized, over stimulated society, even yoga can be stressful. Until now. In this profound 101 class, I will have you rethinking restorative yoga one deep breath at a time.
This four-week program offers students an in-depth look at the only eight poses you will need to elicit a relaxation response. Each week I will weave the fundamental themes of a restorative practice—grounding, making space, listening and rejuvenation—into the coursework. And simple prop setups will help encourage deep mind-body release and healing.Read More