Find The Axis

October 26th, 2015|Categories: Thoughts on the practice|

At the beginning of October, I had the great pleasure of spending 5 days with David Garrigues in Los Gatos, CA. For those of you that don't know David, he's an Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher and one

My tribute to BKS sequence – 8/23/2014

August 23rd, 2014|Categories: Thoughts on the practice|

Many of you know by now (unless you are living in a cave or under a rock) that B.K.S Iyengar passed away on Wednesday, August 20. He was 95 years old. Still practicing asana up until

Ashtanga Opening Mantra

March 20th, 2014|Categories: Thoughts on the practice|

Ashtanga Invocation For those of you who come to my Ashtanga classes, here's a little cheat sheet for the invocation we have been chanting at the beginning of class. It is my intention to create

The practice of studentship

June 11th, 2013|Categories: Thoughts on the practice|

I have been in Seattle, teaching yoga for one year now. As I establish myself and build a student base, this means a lot of subbing. A lot of it. And in the course of

Playing the edge of my practice

March 19th, 2013|Categories: Thoughts on the practice|

It's been a little over a week since my return from San Marcos, Texas.  I was in San Marcos for a four-day intensive with one of my teacher, Christina Sell. It was intense. I am

Crotch Biscuits (and other random thoughts and glimpses from a Bikram Yoga class)

January 30th, 2013|Categories: Thoughts on the practice|

Crotch biscuits, as termed by Tina Fey in her book Bossypants (which I clearly need to read), are the wobbly triangles on one's inner thighs. They are a part of the (typically) female anatomy that

The Myth of Yoga

December 5th, 2012|Categories: Thoughts on the practice|

Lately, I have been bombarded by (primarily on Facebook) this huge myth about how fantastic yoga is. About how it's all sunshine and rainbows and unicorns and handstands. Or arm balances. Or whatever extreme backbend

Developing a Self-Practice

November 13th, 2012|Categories: Thoughts on the practice|

The dreaded self-practice. You know how I talk about homework, and doing some of the stuff we do in class on your own? Well yes, I am talking to each and every ONE of you

Yoga – A Practice in Self-Inquiry

September 19th, 2012|Categories: Thoughts on the practice|

I arrived to the practice space this morning, only to discover that my lovely monthly lady friend had come a few days early (which would explain why I was bemoaning how fat I felt and

Taking yoga to the “extreme”

July 23rd, 2012|Categories: Thoughts on the practice|

Oh my, here we go again. More controversy in the yoga world. Or so it seems to be controversial, to me at the very least. (Yes, I am one little person, but I think I've

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