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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take it all back

(Clearing throat) What I’m currently going through. Taking myself back. Still. Despite the urge to spread myself out smoothly, in all my expansive wonder, I’m currently gathering myself back into the jar I come from. Still. Again and again. I started this re-gathering of self months ago. (See previous post “Gather: My Word for 2017″. ) I spent […]

Retreat Street Repeat

>>>>  Retreat Street Repeat > Retreat Street Repeat >>>>   (RE) TREAT. At least a little while every day. Even if it’s sitting in your car in a parking lot for 3 minutes. Any quiet and safe place where you can be alone (if possible) and get still will prove to be a gift. Eyes open […]

Morning Bed Meditation

This morning bed meditation comes from the place in our consciousness where dreams and meditation overlap. But, no, this isn’t a story about falling asleep during meditation and nearly toppling off the cushion. It’s a delicious practice to try in bed, under the blankets while propped up on well-fluffed pillows and another pillow tucked under your […]

Do you know your body secrets?

Do you know your body secrets? Who doesn’t like to be in on a good secret? I’m not talking about gossip, or the “dirty little” kind of secret or sneaky, clandestine schemes. I’m talking about the kind of secret that reveals itself like a thrown-open treasure chest of twinkly truths you’ve been dieing to know. […]
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