Celebration of events that are special is a vital part of a spiritual practice. It reveals who we are as a person and what we value. In sanskrit, the word for celebration is Utsava. Broken down, ut means removal and sava means wordly sorrows or grief. This is what celebration can do for us, transform … Continue reading Celebration/Utsava
This month Shree Yoga turns ten and I am beside myself with feelings about it. One decade of this place that has been a home and healing sanctuary for me, as well as a business that I have participated in running and thus a source of a share of stress and worry. It’s been a … Continue reading Shree Turns 10
Seva should walk hand in hand with sadhana (spiritual practices). If one is absent, you will not gain anything from the other. From sadhana you get the strength to do seva, and from seva you get depth in sadhana. -Sri Sri Ravi Shankar- Seva, which translates as “selfless service” in sanskrit, is the practice where … Continue reading Seva
What’s stopping you from becoming your most whole, integrated, and amazing self? What’s stopping you from making the world a better place by getting out of your ego’s way and doing things that benefit you, your community, and the planet entire? These are big questions, profound questions, and the kind of exploration that I personally … Continue reading What’s Stopping You?
This piece is written direct to you if you’ve ever felt like your yoga practice has gone stale. Or perhaps you’ve noticed that though you gained flexibility in your hamstrings, you’ve not broken out of emotional habits you thought were a part of the process. If you are wondering why you’ve not yet reached enlightenment, … Continue reading Still Evolving
Dawn is a special time. For those of us who wake up early enough to experience the brilliant hues of a Taos sunrise, morning yoga can add to the awakening of the mind, body and soul. As the sun rises, so does the ability of the body to capture the gentle transition from the dark … Continue reading Awaken to Morning Yoga
I’m 62, And So Are You As I was checking a visitor into class the other morning, she was asking what style of yoga I taught. It just came out of my mouth, “I’m 62, and so are you!” She was likely in her 50s, but she totally got it. As did I at that … Continue reading I’m 62 and So Are You