Where the Magic Happens

Where the Magic Happens

My passion as a teacher of asana and yoga in general, is the breath. This has not changed in all of the years I’ve been teaching despite the many incarnations my style has taken. Maybe it comes from my 16 years spent as a professional musician and teacher of singing. I’ve loved the mechanics of breath and the usefulness of …

Own it

Own It.

Every now and then I am smart enough to take my own advice. It doesn’t happen often enough and when it does it’s definitely a forehead slap kind of moment. I was ill for several days last week, just a nasty virus, but miserable still. About a day after my fever broke I decided to go to the gym. It …

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Practice makes Perfect

I’ve neglected my blog  for several months now.  Since the last time I blogged I have opened my own yoga studio and have had little time for planning and writing.  Oh how I’ve missed it.  I didn’t realize what a great outlet it had become for me until I couldn’t do it any more.  The irony is that I have …

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Mistakes were made

We took risks, we knew we took them.  Things have come out against us.  We have no cause for complaint.  Robert Frost As I write this a key is laying on the table near me.  This key symbolizes a chance for me and the culmination of a great deal of hard work done and yet to be done.  When it …

New Grooves: Exploring Samskaras

Happy New Year Dear Yogis.  This is such an exciting time of year for me.  I love the symbolic renewal of a New Year, and all of the possibilities it suggests.  I think others must feel this way too since so many resolve to do something big and grand and so closely held.  A New Years resolution is like admitting …

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Fear of Crowds

I just started reading “Poser, My life in 23 yoga poses” by Claire Dederer and so far I highly recommend it.  People tell me all the time that they are afraid to take a class as a beginner because they don’t want to be the only one struggling or worse, looking foolish.  Only in the most bizarre recesses of our …

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The Yoga Diet Rules.

So by now you know that the Yoga Diet isn’t really a diet.  It’s a mash of mindful eating strategies and ancient yogic wisdom.  A smattering of personal experience and a great deal of what I have learned in listening to others about eating, nutrition, weight and how all of these things impact the self.  In previous posts you’ve learned …

A little compassion

It sounds a little silly, but one of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from the Oprah show.  Years ago I watched a show with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray Love”, required reading for any divorcing yoga enthusiast.  I’m not really sure what else was said on the show but I’ll never forget one very sage …