• Pussy Hat Yoga - An Inauguration into our Heroine's Journey

    Dear friends, Yes, its a big day today. But can we talk yoga history for a minute? I know. I know. I say history and we think about male leaders and gurus and yogis. Read on or read online here.  But look. At this female yogini. One of many [...]

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    “Yoga, which has for its aim the achievement of the closest correspondence between the inner mind and the outer life, uses as it’s means silence, meditation and self-recollection.” - Dr S. Radhakrishnan This year, more than any in recent history, black and brown voices [...]

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    Swami Vivekananda, an Indian thinker who brought yoga to the West in the late 19th century, said: "This world is slowly going on; let it go slowly. Why are you in a hurry? Sleep well and keep your nerves in good order; eat right food, and have sympathy with the world. Fanatics only make[...]

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    Dear friend, The commitment to serving all beings gets us in unique places sometimes. This weekend I found myself somewhere I never expected to be. Floating right in the center of a rippling blue lake next to I-4, sunlight pouring down, birds swirling in the sky. My son rested [...]

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    Yes, yoga retreats. They get a bad rap at times in the yoga world. Expensive, bougie, inaccessible. I'm so clear that retreats are not a luxury but a necessity. To retreat means to literally pull back, retract, remove oneself from the everyday world for a while. The necessity of retreat[...]

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    I believe we are in a time of great change. And I'm saddened by the state of our yoga world in the US and beyond. Seattle shows us that we have so far to go. And so do the amount of times friends tell me "I don't feel comfortable going to yoga classes." Change is needed. This is change [...]

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    In the healing and wellness communities we talk a lot about self-care. Self-care is important. But it isn’t enough. Sometimes I think our obsession with self-care stems from our American dream, pull-yourself up by your bootstraps, individual hero-based cultural myths. We feel like we [...]

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      What is it you MUST do? "Do every action you must do and do not be attached to your actions fruits."  This phrase from Chapter 9 of the Baghavad Gita has been running through my head as I give away precious belongings and prepare to jump into the unknown. Sometimes, though [...]

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    Perceptual change is powerful.  Knowing our roots and honoring our ancestors is a transformative way to rearrange the social fabric of our society.   I was born in a time when mixed race children were not the norm. And, to put this in context, I'm not that old. My father's parents would [...]

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    Dear friends, This week I've been thinking a lot about basic goodness as our moral power. We all have the choice to take actions that support and protect life, or hurt, harm and take it. Our actions are not in a vacuum.  So the ways we interact with and talk to our friends, families, [...]

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