give me your misfits and outcasts and weirdos

I’ve always been the square peg in the round hole and that upsets people sometimes, even in the yoga world.  The yoga world can be as politically correct as the non-yoga world when the first thing out of someone’s mouth is “you’re not yogic” or “you’re a hater” when someone questions yoga’s current status quo….

in review, the personal is still political

original upload by BAM’s Blog Unless you’ve been in yoga nidra for a week, then you know that Judith Lasater’s letter to Yoga Journal about how she felt about nudity in yoga advertising set the yoga blogosphere on fire. In case you missed her letter, here it is: “Yoga Journal was born in my living…

Anne Cushman and Enlightenment for Idiots

I received an email from Anne Cushman that her book Enlightenment for Idiots was named by Booklist as one of the “Top 10 First Novels” of 2008. congratulations, Anne! Booklist said that these ten first-time novelists “will undoubtedly become second novelists. In other words, these novels show talent above and beyond the usual first time…

the retreat, part 2: Yoga Dawg goes legit!

I have finally found some time to write a a bit about my second 10 day retreat for my Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. You can read about the first retreat in October, 2007 here. We had the same teachers from last year except for Stephen Cope…

the retreat, part 1

Phillip Moffitt said it was an historic event. Jack Kornfield said that he has not been this excited since the Dalai Lama came to Spirit Rock. Stephen Cope compared us – the 90 yogis from around the world – to the original yogis, the sramanas, who in the 8th Century BC distanced themselves from the…