Permission for Ease

Asking ourselves what we need right now to be at ease is a simple and powerful practice to undo stress and tension that bogs us down.

See who is in there with you.

“Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing […]

The Blessing of Uncertainty

It’s not clear to me how I came to this understanding that what I’m doing in the classroom is working on myself, but it’s a realization that happened early in my work. Writing this last sentence is an admission of sorts. I don’t know how many of my fellow teachers see it or experience teaching […]

Unexpected Grace

These past couple of months have been tremendously powerful. The day of my accident I met my surgeon, a fellow Yogi. He took an extraordinary amount of time not just to talk with me regarding my surgery, but surprisingly and graciously shared his love of yoga and connection to a tradition that is thousands of […]

Hit the Play Button

A group of six young people and me, their teacher, sat in a circle to read first drafts of their essays. The assignment was simple. Write about something you care about, something that you know, and something that could be useful to others who may read it. The first one up was a young man. […]

Yoga for Everyone

When most people think of yoga, they often imagine slender, hyper flexible women doing beautiful poses. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration! But the idea out there for many is that yoga is for the fit and flexible and primarily young. This stereotype is worth shattering. It’s worth shattering because yoga offers those of us who […]

Recipes for Week 1 of the Green Challenge

We picked up our first box from the St. Simon’s Farm and are excited about adding more greens to our diet while celebrating local food, social entrepreneurship, and community. Here’s a not-so-polished un-boxing video of Week 1’s greens and veggies. (Maribel and I recently got a new camera, please be patient with us as we […]