“Pura Vida” in Costa Rica

Retreats, in my experience, are essential to deeply unwind and unplug from my day to day life.   In Retreat, there's time to be unscheduled and nourished physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and energetically with ample time to reflect, play, be creative, explore, read, and rest as...

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Why “Yoga for Healthy Aging”?

With prescription glasses, I can see signs of aging with greater clarity, and I know I’m not alone.  Osteopenia.  Joint stiffness.  Did I forget to mention memory?  With each new grey hair, I search for the granny gear to slow this train down.   While there are...

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Fall is a time to Replenish and Let Go

  Walking in the woods on these Fall days lately has left me in a state of wonderment.  From savoring the late afternoon sunlight on Fall foliage to spying birds and furry animals cache seeds and nuts for the winter ahead, there's a sense of Nature's...

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Goat Yoga – This Fri. Sept 1!

That's right! I've been invited to be a guest teacher at the original Goat Yoga farm in Corvallis, OR this Friday, Sept. 1 from 5 - 6 pm. That's a 30 min. class approximately with plenty of time for Goat Happy Hour Schmoozing....

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Happiness is what we’re good at…

Sometimes I look out at the world which humans have sculpted, excavated, planted, drilled, bull-dozed, landscaped, cultivated, and I wonder what is it that humans are really good at on this Earth?   Cheetahs are good at running fast.  Mice are good at hiding and squeezing through...

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Meddy Bear’s First Yoga Class

So after some yoga and time to get acquainted with his new friends at Lake Pistachio, Meddy taught his first yoga class.  He decided to put them all into a relatively “simple” pose: Corpse Pose. As an alternative, he offered Constructed Rest Pose.   He observed his...

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Meddy Bear Arrives… Finally!

It's been a long road for Meddy Bear.  His presence was requested by my recent YTT200 graduates.  He has proven to be quite a yoga adept embracing the Yamas and Niyamas most diligently.  He's already taught me a thing or two about Aparigraha and the...

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Exploring Neutral Spine

Curiosity is one of the most valuable tools in our toolbox.  I often like to explore one particular thing in my yoga practice, like “What do my shoulder blades do?” or “What's my tailbone doing?” during my practice.  This can reveal some interesting habits and...

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In the State of Aloha

What I hope to hold dear from our recently completed Maui Yoga Retreat is that sense of "Aloha".  It has many meanings, and not surprisingly, seems to share a kinship with a word more familiar to yogis:  Namasté.  There's a sense of seeing each living...

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