Showing Up

Our three day weekend included a very WET and RAINY Labor Day.  Our classes all met as usual and many of our intrepid students braved the weather to get on their mat.  It started a conversation in one class about “showing up” and what that means.  I think showing up means sticking to your practice on the rough (and wet)

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Attachment

Have you ever walked into the yoga studio ready for practice only to find that your favorite spot was already taken? Or to find your favorite teacher was sick and a sub was teaching that day? Your first response might have been just a sigh, or an internal “Ugh!” or perhaps even a quick glance at the door and a

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Civility

“Civility does not…mean the mere outward gentleness of speech cultivated for the occasion, but an inborn gentleness and desire to do the opponent good”.  ~Mahatma Gandhi We know that words can carry a powerful punch and whether we like it or not, we are often affected by the words of others and others are affected by our words. In essence,

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Making Time For Yoga

As a yoga teacher, when I start to move into the space of teaching I always take a moment and honor the students for making time for their practice, either verbally or silently.  I know it’s not always easy to get to class!  Sometimes we allow our busy lives – with the commitments we make and the responsibilities we take

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Purification

“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretence. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”  – Adyashanti The path of Yoga is no different, it is believed to be a path by many that

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Open

The moment we become open, either in the mind or the heart, the world around us takes on a different form. As I chatted with one of my dear friends recently, we spoke of what it was that we received while being in each other’s presence. There was a force of an open mind meeting the force of an open

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Sound

The sound of our own voice can be something that we don’t really like the sound of, like when you record it and replay it, the sound that we hear is not the sound we hear from within. Why is it that we don’t like this outer voice? Our relationship with our voice can be insightful when it comes to

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Know Your Truth

Today, I’m calling in Love, for the sake of discovering the Truth within this life and to see clearly where I stand in this world.  As I’m seeing in my experience old fears trying to hold me back, I have been diving deeper, looking into this at a collective level, understanding that we are all feeling similar in some kind

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Presence

Beginnings and endings are moments that are creating fullness for our experience in life. We are constantly expanding and retracting, learning deeper layers of our own life. The awareness of these moments support us in opening and closing ourselves on and off our yoga matt. Within each and every single moment of life there is the beginning and ending which

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More Than My Body…

“I have a body and I am more than my body. I have emotions and I am more than my emotions. I have a mind and I am more than my mind. I am a center of pure consciousness and energy.”  -Kabbalah  I found this quote to be speaking a lot about what’s present in my life right now. Each

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