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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Today, December 21, nature moves us through yet another one of her cycles! On this day, in the Northern Hemisphere, we will enter the darkest moment of the year. This day marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night.Read More
Come join me to align with nature and savor winter’s gifts as you let go, and kindle your inner glow. In the cold months, the earth stops producing and replenishes its energy reserves. We, too, need to slow down, turn inward, and recharge.Read More
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.Read More
When we practice metta, it affects how we feel toward ourselves. And how we feel toward ourselves affects how we feel about others.
Imagine the way a flower's sweet scent wafts out into the world.Read More
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.Read More
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