Category Archives: Meditation

I Love Yoga: Why You Should Too

I love yoga and I love teaching and sharing yoga with others. Why? The simple answer is: It makes me feel good and I think it will make you feel good too. The complex answer you will find below. If you don’t know a lot about yoga, you might immediately conjure up images of people

Listening to the Body, Not the Mind

Most of us listen to our minds all day long without hardly checking in with the body from the neck down. This overinvolvement with the mind and under-involvement with the rest of your body can have significant deleterious effects. Listening to the Mind First of all, the mind has about 60-80,000 thoughts a day and

The Heart of Mindfulness – Remembering the Key Components of Practice

Teaching mindfulness to beginners for many years, I’ve learned that people tend to focus on certain aspects of the teaching and forget or have a harder time grasping others. Specifically, people focus on the “being present” part of mindfulness but quickly forget both the intention and the heart qualities of kindness, compassion, and nonjudgment that

21 Day Sunrise Yoga – Starts July 5! Sign Up Now!

Wake in the early morning, escorted by pastel shades of dawn. Sit in the consciousness of stillness and become poised to listen. Let yoga speak to you as the sun rises. There is no better way to awaken than moving your body on the mat and aligning your heart and mind to spirit. Sound enticing?

Grief and Love: A Buddhist Understanding of Loss

Everybody loves the feeling of falling in love. Even more, we cherish the constant love of companions, be they the family we were born with or the families we form along the way. As the song goes, “Love makes the world go round.”   When we love someone, we invest a lot of ourselves into

Dreaming of Palm Trees and Grabbing Life by the Tail

The snow is coming down and the temperatures are as well. There is no day above freezing in the forecast any day in the near future. I am dreaming of palm trees and a warm tropical breeze blowing through my hair. I am supposed to be in Costa Rica right now teaching a yoga and

Who Needs Some Extra Resilience?

The quality of resilience is something particularly important during these challenging times that we are all facing. Everyone I know has had friends or family members fall ill or die, encounter difficulties through employment and housing, feel the loss of hugs and other benefits of intimate relationships, and much more. According to the definition, people

Eat for Life–Register NOW for Class Starting Soon!

Start the year 2021 with a new hope, not a diet plan that won’t work. Shift the focus from weight to well-being, from shallow promises to values that bring your life meaning, and from outer to inner wisdom. Spend ten weeks with a community of people who are all learning this new path of inner

Let Mindfulness Guide Your Intentions in 2021!

One a recent walk with a friend, she asked me if I had made any New Year’s Resolutions. She’s known me long enough to know that the answer was “no” before I even answered. I have a little bit of an aversion to the typical New Year’s resolutions, because they often seem based on rigid

The Path of Mindful Eating: Learning to Trust Yourself in 2021!

About midway through the Eat for Life class, Julie admitted that she had still been trying to eat by dieting rules while simultaneously trying to apply the principles of mindful eating. This strategy was obviously causing a great deal of conflict and mixed results. Upon further investigation, Julie realized the conflict was due to the