Best Reads to Savor the Rest of Summer

Best Reads to Savor the Rest of Summer

Ahhh summer is in the air! Hopefully with slower and longer days you may feel you have the time and energy to read for pleasure. I know I love to read during the summer months, on the beach as I enjoy the sand and surf. Here’s a gift I'd like to pass on to you... I am sharing some of the books that have truly gifted me with insight, healing, wisdom, and growth. It's only my short list... and my recommendations for your summer reading list.

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Cool and calm down in only 5 minutes: Practice Now (and beyond)

Cool and calm down in only 5 minutes: Practice Now (and beyond)

Enjoy the summer and stay cool. Let go of stress with this simple yet powerful practice. After just five minutes, you’ll feel relaxed, refreshed, and ready to focus on your day with renewed clarity. Watch now.

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FREE Summer Solstice Practice

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe Me.’ Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky.
— Hafiz
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Join me and Yoga Journal for this FREE one hour practice integrating a mindful slow flow and deeply restorative relaxation practice that will invite us to savor and receive the sun's vibrant healing energy.


Yogis have long practiced aligning with the life giving force the sun, Surya, and expressing reverence for it’s gifts of beauty. In this profound yet simple sequence, we will pause for a deeper clearing stagnant energy making more space for your inner radiance and creative energy to glow and flow.

Props Needed: 2-3 blankets and two blocks. And a pillow.

(If you don't have yoga blanket - large beach towels would be great)

Learn to Pause & Relax Into Your Life with a Summer Retreat

Learn to Pause & Relax Into Your Life with a Summer Retreat

Explore the space between stimulus and response, where you can leave behind your habitual solutions and cultivate a living relationship with the present moment. As you learn to relax into this space—the pause—and see life and yourself more clearly, you can flow forward with more clarity, wisdom, presence, and wholeheartedness.

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Ready to Feel Deeply Renewed? Join me at the beautiful Omega Institute for a yoga and nature retreat

Ready to Feel Deeply Renewed? Join me at the beautiful Omega Institute for a yoga and nature retreat

Join me at the beautiful Omega Institute for a three-day yoga and nature retreat and return to your daily life feeling more calm, clear and open.

May 31st - June 2nd 2019 | Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY

I am so excited to be leading my premier three-day retreat at Omega. I have been teaching yoga annually at Omega since 1998 during Pema Chodron's retreats. For 20 years I have soaked up the healing energy of Omega's lush woodlands and beautiful gardens, savored nourishing meals, relaxed in hammocks, delighted in meeting new friends, received deeply healing bodywork, and felt embraced by the mindful welcoming community.

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Making Space Versus “Letting Go”

Making Space Versus “Letting Go”

Creating space is different from “letting things go.” I once believed I needed to let go of certain things, because I thought the stuff I was holding on to must be “bad” parts of me. That perspective reinforced the idea that I had to get rid of something or I wouldn’t be okay. It felt like a little war was going on inside me.

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