The energy of a new year

The new year, a new decade ... something about January 1st leaves us all feeling like we get a fresh start. It also comes with a bit of pressure to completely overhaul one’s life, make big changes all at once, and somehow think we need to leave the old behind. Many of the traditions from [...]

The energy of a new year2020-01-14T17:41:38+00:00

Why iRest?

Why do I love iRest®? For me it was love at first encounter. I met the founder of iRest® and the iRest Institute when I attended the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research in Austin in the summer of 2014. A newly-minted yoga therapist, I was fatefully drawn to Dr. Richard Miller’s workshop on yoga [...]

Why iRest?2019-10-15T16:30:09+00:00

What is Yoga?

YOGA means UNION. Union with what or union between what? Between the parts of ourselves that are divided from each other - our bodies, our minds, our hearts. One wants one thing, another wants something different. There is not consensus within ourselves and this feels very uncomfortable. Incoherence is suffering. We suffer when we are [...]

What is Yoga?2017-08-23T13:50:56+00:00

What’s a Naked Retreat?

Enjoy this photo tour of the first ever, stunningly successful Naked Retreat! You can learn more and sign up for the newsletter for upcoming events at the Naked Retreats website. Gorgeous mountain sunrises ... Daily yoga .... Beautiful living foods, lovingly prepared ... Whole and pure, like you .... Intensive, transformative coaching sessions ... Loving, [...]

What’s a Naked Retreat?2017-05-19T07:41:31+00:00

The Breath, Part I

Breath.  So simple.  So constant.  So unnoticed.  Sit for a moment and just watch yourself breathe.  Turn your attention inward as you read this and notice:  What parts of your body move as you breathe?  Does your chest rise and fall?  Your ribs?  Shoulders?  Belly?  Does breathing feel labored and constricted?  Or easy, relaxed and [...]

The Breath, Part I2017-05-19T07:41:31+00:00

Breath and Length of Life

A yogi measures the span of life by the number of breaths, not by the number of years. -Krishnamacharya It is said that if you breathe 15 times per minute, you will live to 75 or 80 years. If you breathe 10 times per minute you will live to 100. [...]

Breath and Length of Life2017-05-19T07:41:31+00:00
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