I have a space on my retreat registration form where those registering can write additional comments, thoughts, or things they want me to know. One of the registrants wrote this: “I’m so glad you listened to your calling and bless others every day with what you do! You have no idea how much your classes
Two nights ago I was driving along in silence. I heard a voice “day clear” say “Deer. Two. Ahead. Slow Down.” I acknowledged it. Slowed down. Kept driving. 10 minutes later what do I see. Deer. Two. One shoots out into the road and just stops. She stared. The other stayed out of the street
Could just be me, but in my yoga practices both as a student and teacher, seems like just when I start to settle in, find a groove Here comes- change. I remember the first time I stopped feeling resonance with one of my favorite teachers When I started to feel misplaced at one of my
Today marks two years since I left my 10-year career and stepped out of that beautiful and safe, yet often suffocating space. It is true, it took incredible courage for me to make the first step. What is also true is that it has taken more than courage to take the second… and the 1,0000000000th
I once had a student refer to yin as “lazy” yoga. Then when I explained the difference between yin and restorative yoga he said, “Oh, so it’s even lazier than yin.” I have to admit, I laughed! My response was two words- intentional- commitment. I appreciate my student’s perspective. It invited me to think even
“There is a river near where I live. It meanders slowly, peacefully. It doesn’t ask itself why it isn’t an ocean, or a raging river, or some other thing. It just surrenders to what it is. Maybe we just need to surrender more to who we are. I think I will lie down tomorrow beside
Chillshop™ was conceived while I lay in a hospital bed recovering from a vicious altercation with exhaustion because no other prescription could manage my urges to “do more” be more”, “get more”, and “prove more”. Of course that wasn’t the “official” diagnosis. The real one had a bunch more letters. But I knew.
We are continually becoming/being who we actually are. This is what I mean. I found an old ‘thumb’drive (remember those) and came across this passage I’d written from my yoga teacher training application back in 2007: “I want to cultivate the kind of centeredness and stillness that will allow me to move through