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Beginning, not returning

I’m honored to be spinning around in this cosmic confusion with you all. Each beautiful, sassy, silly, brilliant, intelligent, creative, generous, nerdy, queer, unique one of you.

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Personal practice: Permission to FEEL

Freedom and feeling are imperfect and messy and juicy and intense and subtle. No matter whether you want to feel goofy or balancing on one limb and still, step into it with a playful, open, willing nature.

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Joy and pain: a practice

I am at a loss with your losses.
All I have is my presence and willingness to feel the loss with you without getting lost.

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Home Yoga Practice: Honesty and Quiet Mind

This insertion of silence is a crucial part of yoga practice. Turning off the distractions of phones, computers, music, other people’s voices …. Leaves us alone with the inner distractions and chatter. It helps isolate our attention. It helps create an honest and authentic space of practice. It makes it your own.

I’m not gonna lie. It can also drive us crazy! I notice how after a few times through I sequence I can hear my inner voice say, “cool, now you know what would make this better? Let’s play some Beyonce to the sequence next!”

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Set an intention, but be open for course corrections

Intention does not replace surrender to truth. Intention should direct us toward it. Intention also isn’t the destination. When the drive becomes the objective we get consumed in constant doing that goes nowhere.

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Home Yoga Practice: Reflection and Pause

This week’s practice is focused on taking a pause and reflecting. Often in our day-to-day we shuffle through activities and actions like we are swiping right on our phones. Swish, next. Swipe, next. Life has become an assembly line procession of doing and getting and building and acquiring and …  it’s incessant, never ending, never

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Home Yoga Practice: Suffering/Duhkha

When we are confronted with an inability and lack of power to influence a situation or emotion we interpret the resultant feeling as suffering

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What am I supposed to feel in my yoga?

“What am I supposed to be feeling?”   This is a common question in yoga classes. What am I supposed to be feeling in this pose? In my body? What is it supposed to feel like? What “should” it be like, feel like?   And quite honestly, the best answer I feel any teacher can

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Meditation on the go

A student recently asked if I had any resources for meditation on the road. They have a long commute and they have a stressful job. So they wanted something to listen to in order to keep their connection to calm heading into work and leaving. As I scrounged up some of my favorites I thought

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How many sun salutes should I do this morning?

How many sun salutations should I do this morning? How many is enough? What am I hoping the effect will be? Enough sun salutes to reverse the rotation of the earth on its axis? Turn back time? To when? To what? How many prostrations should I perform this day? As I go up and down

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Coming to my mat while keeping vigil for my mum

In December 2012, my mum was diagnosed with lymphoma. Within a year, she was gone. She went through six months of hellish treatments and brutal infections. Then, confined to bed for the last four months, her physical body faded away. I had the gift of being with her for those last few months. With the

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