• 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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    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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    Passion. What sparks it, sustains it, creates it? Something about moving to a new place heightens all the senses. Awakens and stirs the passions, delves the hidden reaches of the soul. Of course, we don’t all have to create a dramatic move to come into[...]

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    Dear friends, I was sitting in the back yard with the contents of the Treasure Shed laying all around me. I wasn't expecting to have to go through these boxes. You know, those boxes so many of us have at the back of the closet. Or even under the bed. Or In someone else's house.[...]

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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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    More and more I get asked how I live the life I do. How did I leave my job to live this wellnepreneur yogi lifestyle full-time? How do I publish on major online outlets weekly, get to travel, teach in amazing studios like The Springs, lecture, teach yoga teacher trainings, run V-school, coach, and [...]

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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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