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
The Yogalicious Blog
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
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
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