Celebration/Utsava

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

Shree Turns 10

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

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?

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?

Still Evolving

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