Kriya (Action) Yoga for Spring

What do you hope to see in your Springtime garden in the yard or the garden of your mind? What clearing of weeds or distractions do you want to pick or kick? How will you know when you’re ‘In the Flow’ of Spring? Please be generous and compassionate here – your whole self is growing!Continue reading “Kriya (Action) Yoga for Spring”

Benefit with Somatics

SomaYoga is a therapeutic blend of Somatics Exercises and classic asana, or yoga postures. These movements can flow together well, supporting flexibility and strength building. As we learn to build better habits in our muscular structure by slowing down to pay attention, we can progress well toward our goals. In order to get maximum benefitContinue reading “Benefit with Somatics”

Attending to the Kosha Layers

Chances are you’ve attended a yoga class and felt the impact on multiple layers of your being. Perhaps your body feels more spacious, your breath more connected, and your mind more focused. You may also sense a wise and discerning clarity, and end class in that ‘bliss-like’ state. Yoga practice offers a deep sense of attunement forContinue reading “Attending to the Kosha Layers”

Savasana Relaxation Practice

To bring you restorative energy, this practice relaxes you while staying awake and aware. This 61 point savasana practice shines a light on your body, focuses your mind, and offers you 8 min of relaxation. Head over to my YouTube channel to retrieve this gift from me. I share practices, studies, and classes to cultivateContinue reading “Savasana Relaxation Practice”

Into the Heart of Winter Satsang

5-Week Yamas and Niyamas Book Study Join us starting Sunday, January 8th for Into the Heart of Winter Satsang where we complement body or posture practice with focused mind study. We will read, reflect, and share as a small group on the first two limbs of Yoga, the Yamas + Niyamas. We also share Winter wellness tips fromContinue reading “Into the Heart of Winter Satsang”

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Yoga originated about 5,000 years ago in the region that is now modern day India. Yoga comes from the root yuj, meaning to yoke or to unite. Thus, yoga refers to a state of “union” with the self, the world, and the divine. Yoga refers to both the state of “union” and the practices that helpContinue reading “The 8 Limbs of Yoga”

Why are our senses so important?

They inform our actions! Our sensory-motor cortex in the brain is responsible for our physical action. We take in information with our senses, consciously and unconsciously, then we “motor” and move! Our muscular skeletal system operates mostly under our voluntary control. However, if we are constantly triggered into a state of threat (physical or mental-emotional),Continue reading “Why are our senses so important?”

Ways to Be Well This Season 

The summer heat wears off, and the winds of Fall arrive often swiftly. The leaves that were just exuberant and bright are now brown and fallen. It can be a somber time for many, as this season bears lots of releasing and letting go energies. When an emotional or overwhelming moment hits, give space toContinue reading “Ways to Be Well This Season “

Unveiling the Kleshas: The 5 Afflictions

“The entire range of sorrow – from disease to a crippling sense of powerlessness – originates in the kleshas.” Quote from The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD There are obstacles on the path to freedom. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali says there are 5 afflictions that are theContinue reading Unveiling the Kleshas: The 5 Afflictions

3-Year Yoga Therapy Program Wrap Up

It feels like a complete circle, with a twist, to finish the 1000 hour yoga therapy training program at Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute. Anna and I began the 500 hour level I training Oct 2019, and we completed that training online separated by physical distance, yet still gratefully and easefully connected online. A cohortContinue reading “3-Year Yoga Therapy Program Wrap Up”