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
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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
The profound effect that restorative yoga has on my students (and my personal transformation), fuels my passion and dedication to spread this amazing practice.
So, when Yoga Journal approached me to create Restorative Yoga 101 for them, I jumped! And, while they were ready to go and eager to add Restorative to their rooster of 101 Courses, they were not yet aware of the INCREDIBLY HUGE AND POSITIVE response they would get from their audience.Read More
Most spiritual masters recognize being out in nature as a means to cultivating this peace more effortlessly. In fact, walking in nature has long been a path of yoga - also known as Walking Meditation. Walking Meditation is easy, takes little time, requires no formal training, and offers amazing health benefits. It is particularly valued for its ability to refresh your mind, give you an emotional boost, and help you feel more in sync with nature’s cycles.Read More
I have always loved the slow of August. Somehow, more than any other time of the year, I give myself permission to put aside my list-of-things-to-do and choose experiences that allow me to connect more with nature and therefore myself.Read More
Find a place to sit down in a natural surrounding. If you can't be outside, sit by an open window.
Sit comfortably, relaxed; somewhere you feel safe, and where you won't have to get up for a few minutes. You can lay down if it's appropriate. You can choose to close your eyes or leave them open.Read More
Yoga and Ayurveda teach us that well-being is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit. And harmonizing ourselves with nature is essential for health.Read More
I just finished up two amazing weeks leading my annual summer retreats at Kripalu titled on Learning To Pause.
In the Pause, the space, lies our growth and our freedom.
But for most of us, Pausing is a super human skill.Read More
It's important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don't necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.Read More
One day, after working hard on what I hoped would be a flawless Wheel, I relaxed on my mat and was able to notice, just for a moment, how much I was always pushing in this class and how much approval I always craved here.Read More