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Birthday Reflections on turning 63

Today is my 63rd Birthday. Not a milestone of any sort .. bit it still makes me pause and reflect. Back when I was in my 20's and 30's, I'd be thinking 63 was so close to official "retirement" when I could sit around and do nothing all day long! But reality is that...

Balancing Letting Go and Holding On

This month of August 2018 is a month of letting go for both Justine and I. And it's scary and exciting at the same time. I always recall this phrase when I am going through changes that require letting go..... We can either live with clenched fists or open hands. What...

The Unveilings of the Camino de Santiago – A Time Untethered

The Camino de Santiago in Spain is a Pilgrimage plain and simple. As I came to find out... people trek this path for physical, spiritual, cultural and social reasons. Or a combination of those. I wanted my trek to be primarily spiritual. I wanted insight. I wanted...

How to Keep Your Students and Grow your Classes

Tom Myers drew this diagram on the white board during one of his Anatomy lectures this week and it really stuck with me. Most of the workshop attendees were Yoga Therapists wanting to learn more (oxymoron for sure!) But Tom brought it down to human nature many times...

Giving a Student an Ah Ha Moment

Giving a Student an Ah-Ha Moment is like touching the Brass Ring of being a Yoga Teacher. Because it is only when a student understands and acknowledges the mind and body (yes, and spirit!) connection ... that they empower themselves to make the changes that need to...

Testing our Resilience – Grab Your Yoga Toolbelt

A Special Message from Justine...... On the night of January 31st my 32 year old son had a 3 story fall in Los Angeles at his apartment. When I received the news, we were not sure if Mike was going to make it. In that one moment, my life changed. Drastically. I was...

How Close Should We Get to our Students?

How close should we get to our students? I think every Yoga Teacher asks this question time and time again. How can we be compassionate, caring, involved and available to each and every one of the lives we touch in our Yoga classes? I am sorry to say that I don't have...

A Tutorial on How to Stretch the Piriformis Muscle

I spoke with a 20-something Yoga Teacher this week who told me she was teaching 5 "scripted" Hot Yoga classes every week. For 60 minutes, she guides a roomful of students through the same routine. I thought about all the great questions that come up randomly while I...

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