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Such Singing in the Wild Branches

It was spring and I finally heard him among the first leaves–– then I saw him clutching the limb in an island of shade with his red-brown...

The Things We've Learned

Isn't it strange and heartbreaking that the timeline of our life is palpably peppered with tragedy both large and small. I remember...

Connect to the Core

We think about our bodies constantly; are they sufficienty strong, supple, and attractive? Are they aging? What is their state of health?...

To Bless the Space Between Us

For Equilibrium, a Blessing: Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore, May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul. As the...

Common Myths About the Core

There is a strong belief in our western culture that a constant holding in of the belly keeps the abdominal muscles strong. This belief...

Good Students & Good Teachers

Some reflections from the workshop Simplicity, Focus, & Sustainability offered in October. At the beginning of the workshop, a few yogis...

Holding On & Letting Go

At its core, being an effective teacher means devoting one's life to being a student. And I am a total dork, so I love that. I think...

The Thing Is

By Ellen Bass to love life, to love it even when you have no stomach for it and everything you’ve held dear crumbles like burnt paper in...

The Point, the Practice, the Path

Untangling the Knot - Saturday "Dharmette" Transcript Whelp, here we are on the cusp of a big election, halfway or partway through a...

A Guide to Keep Caring

Over the past six months, I've gone through periods of being sad, angry, scared, overwhelmed and everything in between. In the face of...

A Letter to Our Community

Friends, I hope this finds each of you safe and well. I think of each of you often which brings me great joy and comfort in these...

Floating

My first job - ever - was teaching swim lessons to 2 to 5 year olds. Aside from just convincing the little cherubs to brave the cold...

Courage

As poet David Whyte says, we are often tempted by the word, courage, "to think heroically: to run bravely into the burning building, to...

Four Practices

You would think that being a yoga teacher and owning a yoga studio is a dream job filled with zen-like mentality, lots of sleep, and...

Intentions

In the past few months I've talked about the sense that my life had been thrown into a paper shredder and awaiting the pieces to fall...

Taking Refuge

Late in the summer my nearly decade-long relationship ended in the painful and tender way of recognizing that we had simply grown apart....

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