All posts of Tina

Celestial Embodiment

Only the hardest rock of a person could escape being affected by our current world. It’s intense, right? And now, winter and spring seasons are battling it out in their yearly tug of war. ((Come on Spring, you can do it , baby!)) We know Spring will eventually triumph. One of the ways I keep […]

Musing about Change

Do you like archetypes and symbols? I like them so much I long to live their stories as the unfolding of the everyday. My “new years” begins on the last day of December and ends a month or so later on Chinese New Year. This extended new years feels more inclusive and diverse, but also […]

What makes a Teacher?

If I tell you I’m a teacher I’m saving you time and keeping it simple.  Because, true enough, that’s the closest label society offers for what I do. And I’m proud of being a teacher, so no problem there. What name does society have for what you do for a living? How detailed can you […]

New School Leadership (The Yoga of Leadership)

Do you think of yourself as a leader? Why or why not? I remember being surprised as a child when someone called me a leader. What about you? For me, there was something kind of…. unnecessary about the title….. and also kind of uncomfortable, like a stiff, over-starched collar that hinders the flow of movement. […]

When Peace has Lost its Power

Peace is a pretty worn out and tattered word. It’s been used to convey empty sentimentality, sell soft drinks and lull victimized people into not standing up for their rights. For some of us, the word has probably lost its vibration, meaning we hear the word, know what it means, but our emotions are not stirred. I’ll spare you […]

My New Women’s Circle

I am so happy to launch my new Women’s Circle. I’ve been wanting to do so for quite some time. For one thing, I really need it! And for another, the pillars of my community over the years have been held up by amazing women and I long to be with women in community— beyond […]

Beyond the Mat and Cushion

Beyond the mat and cushion. How you do 1 thing is how you do all things. Have you ever heard this old adage (or some similar expression of it?) “How you do one thing is how you do everything” And, if so, have you ever tested this alleged truth out for yourself in your own experience? […]

Pranayama- Deepen Your Shallow Breath

This might be the first ever free video I’ve shared with you? I’ve shared plenty of free audios, books and other media, but never a vid. So, I’m kind of excited. (((It’s also kind of strange I’ve never shared a video because I’ve worked with film and video for years. Analog & digital.))) Anyway, this vid […]

Seed Screams

I heard something recently that has really stuck with me. The human feeling most analogous to the feeling a seed has when it opens is a scream. Think of how you feel when you scream. Now imagine what it would be like to realize your whole body was about to crack open and that your […]

Gather at the Goldmine

If you’re on my Northern California email list, you might know that last Sunday I held a daylong retreat in my studio called GATHER AT THE GOLDMINE. We spent the day digging deep into our inner riches to learn more about WHAT we wanted and HOW to get it. Let me just say this retreat […]