stop with the faux outrage, people!

DISCLAIMER #1:  I have never heard of this teacher and have no reason to defend him.  DISCLAIMER #2:  I think Yoga Journal sucks. That being said, apparently a lot of Western yoga people have lost their shit over the Yoga Journal article I Took My Baby to Mysore, India, for a Month: Here’s What It…

where in the world (2010)

After 5 trips to India I finally made it to the north, to the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar, a city in the foothills of the Himalayas. I was attending the Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest spiritual gathering for Hindus that has gone on for milennia.  Me and about two million of my closest…

no more free lunch

“Emotional labor.” What does that mean to you? On her Facebook page in August Layla Saad said that a “complete stranger just PayPal-ed me a generous amount of money as a way of saying thank you for the emotional labor I put in to writing my open letter to spiritual white women. I’m in shock. And in…

Freedom Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat, Varkala, Kerala – November 7-17, 2016

IT’S YOGA RETREAT TIME IN INDIA AGAIN!   I loved doing my first yoga retreat in India in 2013 so here we go again! $1,800 USD Double Occupancy Only $450 USD Single Supplement $1500 “Honey Rate” for those partners who want to experience India but not the Yoga (includes shared cottage with partner, Welcome Dinner,…

Temple Tour of South India/Tamil Nadu Yatra — it’s a GO!

  Details are finalized, the hotel rooms are booked for 20 travelers and this trip — SEPTEMBER 8-22, 2015 is a go even if there is only one person who wants to travel with a seasoned Indiaphile such as myself….(and one person has already signed up!)…. “Forget the travel section of The New York Times,…

Spiritual Tour of South India, September 2015: Update

This 15 day tour is continually being tweaked and the details and pricing are being finalized for September 2015.  I am looking toward having this trip start the day after Labor Day, 2015, so as to give an extra travel day.  Fifteen days is two calendar weeks.  This is going to be an amazingly awesome…

Spiritual Tour of South India: Proposed Itinerary

It is never too early to start planning and saving for a trip to India, especially if it is your first time. I am using the tour company I used for my trip to Rajasthan this year because I was so happy with their customer service and they have come up with an amazingly awesome…

I’m not dead. Or, how the yoga rubber meets the road.

Miss me? I used to be a prolific yoga blogger.  I used to be a well-known yoga blogger, once called a fierce voice in the yoga blogosphere, and was even quoted in the New York Times during the Tara Stiles controversy.  But everything has its expiration date. I got tired.  I got tired of writing…

the bottom line

I returned from India last week dazed and depressed and feeling like I had been deposited onto a different planet.  The fact that the temperature in Chicago was literally 60 degrees colder than what I had experienced for almost three months in South India did not help either.  But here I am for better or…

the Rune Inguz

“Drawing this Rune may mark a time of joyful deliverance, of new life, a new path. A Rune of great power, receiving it means that you now have the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new beginning.” “As you resolve and clear away the old, you will experience a release from tension…