What does it mean to be at center?   The answer could be many things. To center could mean to find a place that feels like the center of your body, your center of gravity, or a center from which you approach the world.   From a decision-making perspective,...

We're well into April and on to another monthly theme: principles of Open Awareness. Last month we talked about yoga philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and I tried to stay as true to traditional interpretation as possible. After all, these roots are what makes it...

We've got to do this at some point, so I thought I'd pick the shortest month.???? In February our goal is to gain awareness of your nervous system and practice practical application of this knowledge through our weekly yoga and movement classes. Through this blog and by...

Wondering if Yin Yoga builds strength? The short answer is yes – just not in the way you might be thinking. Yin Yoga is an exercise for your connective tissues, not muscles. When you build muscular strength, you're exercising in familiar ways: working up a sweat, performing repetitions,...

I’ve been thinking a lot about posture lately, which makes sense because I teach people’s bodies. I’ve not only been thinking about what people can do to help them strengthen their postural muscles, to “stand up straight,” but also about what their body postures might say...

You might have noticed my general malaise from last week's post, given the change from the typical novella of a newsletter I write to a more dramatic note of sorrow and joy coupled with some uncharacteristic poetry. You’re welcome for not sending you the “poem” I...

Does anyone else have a lingering feeling of uncertainty? Something about this first week of November… Uncertainty can be uncomfortable, no? For me it feels like my head’s lost in the clouds. I don’t know where my body is, but it’s not with my head. It...