February 12, 2017

A year and a half ago I visited the Thiksey Monastery in the Himalayas as part of

Nikki Costello’s led retreat. Each day our group had the opportunity to meditate along with the monks’ early morning chanting in the main prayer hall and bathe in the vibrations.

One d...

December 1, 2016

Alert, straight, hand over heart, gazing at the flag, I stood behind my desk every morning. This posture, with intention, was given by my teachers. At four years old it was my very first asana.

I recited our country’s mantra day after day for years. The Pledge of Allegi...

August 16, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I put on my Yoga Geek hat and wrote a guide to finding a good teacher.  This week my inner nerd turns towards the qualities of a good student.

If I could write one Sutra for students in today’s yoga environment it would read “Be Open and Discrimin...

August 3, 2014

 

I’m reading BKS Iyengar’s Core of the Yoga Sutras.  In this book, Mr. Iyengar organizes the ideas in ways that illuminate a non-linear path through the Sutras of Patanjali.  It’s a helpful way of looking at this material, especially because Mr. Iyengar adds a broad ra...

May 14, 2014

The Art of Transformation

My husband has become a glass blower. Lately he’s become completely captivated by creating bowls, vases, flowers and  other objects. As his work progresses, I have begun to see similarities in the process of giving form to glass and my understa...

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