The Best Yoga Teachers I’ve Ever Had

By |March 12th, 2019|

This is Yoga

I practiced yoga for 12 years before I truly understood the powerful impact it could have on my relationship to circumstances that were challenging or out of my control. Up until that point I had mostly practiced vinyasa, and meditated occasionally afterwards when I had time. Generally, I […]

The Suffering We Carry: Why Centering People of Color is a Critical Part of My Purpose and Work

By |February 23rd, 2019|

Dear Community,

I heard news this week about an institution that I attended many years ago that cracked my heart wide open. It is being sued by a black faculty member for racial discrimination. The news provoked sorrow and a sense of loss for my young adult self who was courageously […]

Yoga, Thunder Thighs and the Transformative Power of Self-Love

By |January 4th, 2019|

When I first started practicing yoga 20 years ago in Oakland, my boyfriend at the time never tired of watching me on my purple Gaiam mat on the living room floor. I practiced along with Rodney Yee’s VHS videos then, which I used as a proxy to the man himself […]

2019: Looking Up, Looking Out, Looking Back, and Looking In

By |January 1st, 2019|

Hello, hello 2019, I am so glad you’re here! 2018 wasn’t the biggest blogging year for me, as I devoted the majority of my time to developing a relationship to Instagram (?!). It is a tool that supports my long-time intention to connect more directly and in some cases more […]

My Body is a Vessel for Truth

By |December 27th, 2018|

Fragmented Beginnings

I was an unusually shy child when I was small. Heightened fears about expressing myself to people in particular settings would sneak up from out of nowhere and paralyze me with an oddly unexpected nonverbal immobility. My first ever recital and performance was when I was four years old […]

Embodying Love: An Interview with Yoga Teacher Lauren Solomon

By |December 17th, 2018|

I frequently have the pleasure of sitting down to revelatory discussions with Lauren Solomon, friend and fellow yoga teacher, because we have been reading about and talking about love in our mini-sister circle/book club since May 2018. In this interview, Lauren shares the story of her career shifting yoga beginnings, […]

Love Lessons Learned in the Company of Women

By |December 4th, 2018|

A School For Womanly Arts and a Series of Mini-Lessons on Womanly Love

Gathering with women is essentially a love fest. Not for all women, but it has always been so for me. Coming off a 2-Day dive with Mama Gena and over 2200 women who gathered for her School for […]

Love Stories 2: Mindful Listening: An Antidote to Anxiety in an Increasingly Polarized World

By |October 29th, 2018|

This week was the first in many years when I had a sleepless night. I woke from sleep in a fit of anxiety and spent the remaining three hours until dawn tossing and turning, ruminating about three events from the week which stung my heart and catapulted me into seemingly […]

Love Stories 1: Hendrix

By |June 20th, 2018|

 I met Hendrix on April 1. It was the beginning of spring, and ideas and experiences were stirring in me, waiting to be born anew in the true spirit of the season. Hendrix and I crossed paths in Los Angeles while visiting my sister and her fiancé in their new […]

Destination Yoga Retreats as Practice for Living Mindfully in Community

By |September 24th, 2017|

Labor Day Weekend 2017 marked my first experience flying solo as a facilitator of a destination yoga retreat. I had the privilege of teaching yoga and mindfulness to some amazing human beings against the backdrop of St. Lucia at the lovely Ti Kaye Resort and Spa. Knowing how exhausting it […]