• 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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    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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    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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    Dear friends, Am I transracial?  Are you?     Race, power and our identities are inextricably linked.  So how do the puzzle pieces fit together?   Race is a social construct. So yes, in one sense, it's not real. It was created to keep a dominant class in power and a [...]

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    What is the difference between feminine and masculine power? Last week, we spoke about  how true self care requires paradigm shift in terms of power. We need to redefine power for complete wellness to be possible for individuals and society. We all have, and can cultivate, both kinds of [...]

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    Dear friends, So, many of you might not know I used to be painfully shy. I was a good student. I never missed a homework assignment. Unless I knew my teachers wanted me to present it aloud. Then, my current event would mysteriously go missing. The one speech class I took in college, I ran out [...]

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