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Holy Days

The word “holiday” comes from “holy day,” meaning it is a sacred time, a time outside of time.  Especially at the end of our year and as our days grow short, we slow down.  Taking advantage of three special days in only six weeks, the days in-between are busy.  You barely have time to clean […]

Yoga: Solitary or Social?

For almost two years, I’ve been writing about how to do more yoga on your own.  Even online classes have you doing yoga on your own mostly.  It’s different than being in the room with other yogis and your teacher — the group energy clearly contributes to your physical prowess and yogic state.  But the […]

Happiness or Bliss?

I went for a walk alongside a lake, enjoying the beauty of nature.  The trees and the sky were reflected in the lake’s surface, a scene that inspires tranquility and happiness — that’s why so many people go for walks in nature. I came to a creek that fed into the lake and watched a […]

You’ve Got Skills

You know how to drive, to manage household and personal needs, even to manage other people and their needs.  Your education and professional skills make you able to adapt to changing times, like now.  But your self-care skills might need some improvement.  The current pandemic conditions may prompt another round of pandemic panic.  It’s time […]

7 Must-Ask Questions for Choosing theRight Yoga Teacher Training Program

Curious about yoga teacher training? Finding the right program can determine whether your experience will be life-changing or mediocre. Read on to find out the key questions you should ask as you’re researching your options. 1. Will the program help you become a skillful and versatile teacher? Get familiar with the lead trainers’ teaching styles […]

It’s Not the Same

I’ve been delighted to lead group meditations online for the last year. But it’s simply not the same as being together in person. It’s clear that it supports others. The energetic connection is tangible, providing a deeper meditation. But it’s not the same. I’ve been teaching via technology since 2010. Back then, we were on […]

What Have You Learned?

After more than a year of pandemic precautions, what have you learned?  You probably learned to stay home more, to spend less money and how to use technology to connect with others.  Hopefully you also learned how you feel when you do more yoga. Your priorities have been rearranged.  You didn’t choose to do this.  […]

Joy!  Jubilation!  Trepidation?

I’m ready to rip off my mask and dance around the room in glee.  Fully vaccinated, no mask required and I can even sit and chat with people again – I’m ready to go.  But I’m seeing others move into it more slowly.  What’s going on? Is your inner peace dependent on being isolated?  Is […]

No More Hiding, Really?

I went inside at Starbucks yesterday without a mask.  Yes, I’m fully vaccinated.  It was the 15th day after my final shot.  I could smile at the barista who took my order.  It was lovely!   And it felt strange.  I’m used to hiding, hiding my face and even hiding in my home.  How long will […]