Archive for the ‘Better Sleep’ Category

     I’ve been reading a lot lately about being Whole.  Some describe it as fulfillment, contentment, peace, inner-ease, etc…  I think it’s all of these things, and I wrap them all up in the idea of  being present. The present moment is literally the only one in which we can be anything, do anything.   It’s the only moment […]


     In my non-Yoga-Teaching life, I’m a singer/songwriter.  My Yoga practice has been a vital help to my career in many ways, not the least of which is controlling the anxiety that comes before important or unusual shows.      If you too find yourself trying to get your relaxation on before a performance, […]


     Just got a twitter (tweet?) from a friend, asking for stretches he can do after a long car ride. Because of my work with Ellery, I spend a great deal of time in a vehicle — and I’ve had to adapt Yoga in really fun ways for van life and for post-road-trip circumstances.  […]


Over the last week, I’ve been corresponding with a good friend about my journey with Yoga: How I started, what kept me going, etc.   In the process, I realized that I’d never quite articulated the story before — And it captures a good deal of what’s important to me now as a teacher.  (Go […]


Well friends, It’s a New Year.  We huffed our way through the holidays (in a spirited, good-natured way, one hopes), and we’ve crossed the threshold into 2009.   I’ve often felt that this (somewhat arbitrary) point in one’s calendar should elicit some kind of significant transformation, some sacred renewal, some refreshing sense of purpose, meaning, […]


Rest.

13Dec08

Hello friends, It’s been a wholly beautiful week… My last few days have been deliciously consumed with Ellery’s holiday show with Ric Hordinski, which was as magical as we could have expected (and perhaps more.)  Justin and I are feeling particularly Grateful today… And it’s a great season for it.   I’ll post Tuesday’s sequence […]


Thank you fine friends for weathering the snowy cold for our Sunday evening class! Our focus was on Balance: The balance in Yoga between effort and ease, between strength and surrender, between grounding and reaching.   We began with some centering, neck stretches, seated quarter-moon… And then moved on to the Cat/Cow (or Cat/Dog), and […]