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Namaste. I've been practicing and teaching Peace, Yoga, and Mindful living for many years. What comes out in class is from decades of going inwards. I love sharing what is rising in my practice and my day to day life of noticing more about this incredible world we live in. Peace -j

Needs vs Wants

Through challenging our consumptive ways, we gain clearer perspective on our needs vs. wants. Our needs are mostly simple. It's our unchecked wants that get us into trouble, setting ourselves up for Duhka, or suffering. Was it needs or wants that crashed the economy?

By | 2010-01-07T03:48:43+00:00 January 7th, 2010|abundance, frugal living, Yoga|4 Comments

Happy New Year

I'm taking rest in Chennai, after visiting the southern peninsula of Rameshwar, and the temple towns of Thanjavur, Chidambaram, Trichy, and Arunachala. I was able to visit the ashram of Ramana Maharishi, who's teachings of reverence for all life, even the simple blade of grass, I resonate with.

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:36+00:00 December 30th, 2009|Yoga|Add Your Comment


I have seen places here so beautiful it brings tears to your eyes, I've seen places so bleak it bring tears to your eyes. Sometimes we cannot recognize the beauty until we've experiences the dark. It's like that with empathy. To really know empathy, you've got to have suffered. In India, the opposites are extreme, and right in your face. There's a Sutra I was going to quote, but the power just went out and this battery will go along with it very soon, but you get the drift. If we want the rainbow, we've got to ride through the rain. As Yogis, we see our challenges as teachings, as preparation, as the needed opposite. Right now, if it's good or bad for you, don't worry, it will change. try to Find the beauty in it all. Siometimes hard.... but the practice is in the trying.

By | 2010-01-17T19:01:35+00:00 December 15th, 2009|Yoga|1 Comment

rich or poor

Words could never do these places justice. after an all-night harrowing drivefrom Amritsar, Haridwar is stunning to sleepless eyes. Against my doctors orders, a wade into the Ganges is refreshing and grounding. I wander the streets trying to buy a bottle of water, alas not a single shop will accept my 1,000 rupee note. I'm so wealthy that I'm actually quite poor and thirsty. That's probably a good metaphor to stop at.

By | 2010-01-08T23:27:42+00:00 December 3rd, 2009|animals, Yoga|2 Comments

Enough is Enough

Smoothing out, and honoring the transitions between postures tells ourselves at many levels, that in-between is a valid state, a way to be. We don't have to know everything. We don't have to do everything. Flowing into postures can helps us get to where things seem to fit.

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:36+00:00 November 26th, 2009|abundance, ahimsa, Yoga|1 Comment

Vinyasa Yoga Defined

Some have literally reported that in all the “Vinyasa” classes they had taken previously, the pace was so frantic that they hardly had time to take a breath.

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:36+00:00 October 8th, 2009|jnana, Yoga|1 Comment

Yoga Retreat

Just back from our annual Fall retreat. Many thanks to those who could join us. Sprit Fire is amazing. Not an austere event by any means! in between focused classes and workshops we feasted on gourmet vegetarian food, Much of it organically grown on site. Yes, there's coffee in the morning, and decadent snacks in between classes. It was a joy to teach, we had a great group.

By | 2009-10-06T13:25:50+00:00 October 6th, 2009|abundance, Yoga|1 Comment