The Power of Discomfort

Do you ever get yin and restorative yoga confused? I’ve been having a lot of conversations with practitioners recently who are trying yin for the first time about the difference. Yin is finding an edge and sitting there, maybe with a little discomfort. There is no pain, no pushing but rather sitting at that edge….

Don’t Make Assumptions

“It is wiser to find out than to suppose.” -Mark Twain The third sequence based on The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. This week’s topic and the 3rd Agreement: Don’t make assumptions. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, if you’re anything like me – this concept is a continuous struggle. The author of the book…

Yin Yoga | Four Agreements: Don’t take anything personally

I wanted to continue in The Four Agreements series with a yin sequence themed for the second agreement… Don’t take anything personally. This one is a lost art in our society. With the age of technology, we have become quick to assume, to think, and to act. We are offended by views and behaviors that…

Not Doing – A Way of Doing -Wu Wei

The concept of wu wei enters most of the yoga classes I teach. When I guide my yoga students into a pose, I often ask them to make an “effortless effort.” This has an amazing effect. My students lower their shoulders, their faces relax — and miraculously — the pose become easier to rest in….

RAIN Meditation

The Two Versions of the Acronym RAIN: There have been two primary forms of the RAIN acronym circulating in the meditation spheres, and we would like to clarify between the original and more recently evolved versions. Original version of RAIN (first coined by Michele McDonald, a senior Buddhist teacher): Recognize what is happening (roots of…


Some of us receive the precious opportunity in this time to use the struggles that we are experiencing to dedicating ourselves to fostering sanity, care, and justice in the world. We have heeded the call to abandon futility and meet our moral anguish, our grief, and our fear with openness and curiosity. We have also…

Talks and Meditation

In this talk, we will look at the brain and how the different systems within it help us to be more empowered in our choices through meditation.