ain’t nothing new…

Last year I became a certified Reflexologist.  I love doing the work.  For most of last year I worked with a friend who went through chemo, surgery, and finally radiation for breast cancer.  She said…“I could not have made it through my ordeal this year without you.  Your mojo is what balanced out all the…

do I need to be anointed to be credible?

  So much goes on in the Modern Yoga World (TM) now that it’s hard to keep up without it sounding like a constant rant.  Maybe I should just write about what actor or rock star does yoga, post a photo of them drinking a latte with a mat under their arm, and comment on…

A student’s story: Real Yoga

What I do. My work is akin to that of a Medicine Woman. I dose intuitively as any good Medicine Woman does. What one student has to say, reprinted with permission.     “If talking did shit, we’d all be cured by now.” “That is a line from one of my favorite movies, Girl Interrupted….

Yoga for Emotional Balance — Chicago Training, May 1-3, 2015

“Trauma sensitive” or “trauma informed” Yoga is the new buzzword in Yoga training. Whether for domestic violence survivors, sexual assault survivors, or military vets with PTSD, Yoga for trauma survivors seems to be all over the place and that’s a good thing. If you’re in the Chicago area you can take my training at Ganesha…

every picture tells a story

  No $100 yoga pants. No OM – wear. No fancy mats. No embellishment. Pure yoga. Inspiration.   A group of young men attending yoga class at the Sivananda Ashram in Neyyar Dam, Kerala, India. For more information see http://www.BeInAweYoga.com

“Humans are More Than Hardware”

I always welcome guest writers at this blog, and today’s writer is Alex O’Malley whom I connected with when we did the Trauma Sensitive Yoga training together in Boston — and it’s always cool to meet your Facebook friends! We both have an interest in yoga therapy so when she said she was attending SYTAR…

how yoga heals: yin yoga and ulcerative colitis

I believe that all yoga is healing if applied in the right manner. No one called Krishnamacharya a “yoga therapist” and you were surely not able to become certified as one back in his day. When I took my first two courses of study at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, we listened every day to the…

yoga healing, yoga journey

When one goes through a transformative experience, whatever it is, I believe that the shadows of our lives come forward like hungry children staring through a restaurant window, waiting to be acknowledged and given sustenance. I believe these hidden but never forgotten experiences are what cook us, and we can choose to allow them to…

response to "getting back to yoga"

(Please read Getting Back to Yoga, Part 1 and Part 2 in their entirety before reading this post.) This post is excerpts from an email I received from a regular reader who is also a yoga teacher. She gave me permission to use it, with edits. she asked me to disguise her words because she…

getting back to yoga

(Dr. NC @ KYM, The Power of Yoga, March 2006) I guess maybe it’s about time that I start writing about yoga again. but then again, maybe not, as I’m beginning to think that my yoga thoughts are too radical to be accepted calmly by some people. I told my students this morning that I’ve…