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Happy 10th Birthday to this Blog

As of this month, October 2018, this blog is 10 years old. I don’t know about you, but for me, 10 years is a long time to write the same newsletter, so I’m feeling happy disbelief and a bit celebratory. This blog has changed a lot over time and has always been what we needed […]

Celestial Embodiment: Eclipse Season Joyride

I have always valued community, but especially so in the last year or so. Whether it’s calling a friend and catching up on their news, meeting friends for drinks or with complete strangers for a political meeting, genuine connection to other humans has saved me so much stress and existential dread. Can you relate? Teaching yoga (or anything, really) is an […]

#Metoo & #Timesup in Embodiment Communities

Body of Truth. The Current State of #Metoo and #Timesup in Embodiment Communities.  Recently, I was contacted by someone in the #metoomovement about #metoo experiences I might’ve had or witnessed in embodiment communities over the years. First, I just want to say this subject has been on my mind for much longer, since puberty I guess, and in the last […]

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 […]

Putting Power Back into Peace

Peace is a pretty wornout 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 the […]