Toward Freedom and Joy

Our work at MFB at first glance looks quite physical, but, in fact, our main work has to do with our minds. (Primarily our own!) This is true when people come and workout with us and when they join us for our weekly yoga practices. Taking care of the body ultimately brings us back toContinue reading “Toward Freedom and Joy”

National Symbols and Sensitivities

Remembering Elie Wiesel on his birthday–beautiful reminder, a timely one. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race,Continue reading “National Symbols and Sensitivities”

Find Your Ride Toward Greater Ease

Not too long ago I was thinking of essay topics for my students to write at Miami Dade College. We’ve been practicing yoga throughout the semester, and I had promised a yoga based theme. As I got closer to assigning the essay, however, I started to have nightmares about reading 150 essays on downward dog.Continue reading “Find Your Ride Toward Greater Ease”

Lemongrass Tea Brew

We sometimes hear criticism of millennials–that they are self absorbed, unfocused, and not as engaged as the previous generation. But our own experience with our kids and the young people we work with through our programs, points to something quite different. We see young people who are strong, ask important questions, and are living withContinue reading “Lemongrass Tea Brew”