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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

Fruit Fly Mukti

When we chant Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu it means May *All* Beings Be Free of Suffering. We vow to do our best. Got fruit flies? Here's the solution. Here's a pic of my nifty fruit fly catch and release system:

By | 2010-07-23T18:09:44+00:00 September 13th, 2009|animals, Yoga|3 Comments

Yoga, Inc.

John Philp was kind enough to send me a copy of his documentary Yoga, INC. to review for you all. John's film addresses the sideshow that our national Yoga scene has become, Yoga (asana) competitions, lawsuits, franchises, infideliity and sexual misconduct. Here's a short clip:

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:37+00:00 August 8th, 2009|Reviews by john, video, Yoga, yoga films|1 Comment


In our culture, Kirtan has come to mean songs of devotion called out in Sanskrit by a leader, and responded to in chorus, along with some instruments. You hear some of these songs in Yoga class. The voices unite, and you feel really good after You can come, 'hide' in the chorus until you find your range, and join in.... Everyone can sing kirtan.

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:37+00:00 July 24th, 2009|music, Yoga|2 Comments


Studies have shown that happiness is contagious. By choosing to be happy, you are helping others to be happy.

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:37+00:00 July 18th, 2009|Yoga|7 Comments


Recently, I read where a seasoned Yoga teacher, with 'impressive' credentials was asked "What does Yoga mean to you?. Her answer surprised me...

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:37+00:00 June 7th, 2009|Yoga|3 Comments

Making Time for Practice

Just when I had thought I'd heard all the reasons not to practice, A regular and committed student told me: "My Dog ate my mala." Didn't we all try that in grade school with our homework?

By | 2009-06-04T10:01:15+00:00 June 4th, 2009|Yoga|2 Comments

Want Less

The next time you find yourself wanting, sit with the desire. This is the practice of Aparigraha, non-grasping, one of the five

By | 2009-05-27T22:52:57+00:00 May 27th, 2009|Yoga|1 Comment