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Facing your Stuff

I was in a pranayama class with my teacher, Aadil Palkhivala, when he said something simple, yet profound. ” You can’t sweep the past under the rug. You have to deal with your stuff.” This resonated for me as I just put together a webinar speaking to the effects that our deep core beliefs have […]

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Do we need a Teacher?

My yoga teacher, Aadil Palkhivala, has been emphasizing an important quality that is necessary for progress of the path of Yoga. This quality is HUMILITY. We bow our heads to our hearts during centering in order to remember the importance of this trait. We recite invocations at the beginning of each class to honor the […]

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From Doing to Being

Six months ago, I finished writing my memoir ” A Place Where Everything Is.” I submitted the manuscript to an interested agent in NY and am in the process of waiting for an answer. Strangely enough, after maintaining a steady writing practice of at least twice a week for 3-4 hours a sitting, I have […]

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Yoga Unplugged

I just returned from spending 3 days at an amazing health and wellness resort called Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.  My intention was to get to know the place and the culture as I will be a specialty presenter at the ‘Ranch’ July 1-8, 2017.  I had heard about this place over the years […]

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I want to talk about Boundaries

I want to talk about boundaries. This has always been a difficult topic for me and seems to be something that keeps coming up for me in my life. I wonder, when am I being selfish and insensitive to someone else’s needs vs. when am I being strong, standing my ground and respecting my own […]

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Holding On & Letting Go

Have you ever had a really bad week?  One where everything seems to be going wrong?  I had one last week that knocked me off my feet.  Plumbing problems, landlord problems, tenant problems, family challenges, business problems and a minor car accident to top it all off.  It started to become a bit funny every […]

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The Hardest Pose

There is a children’s book that I remember reading to my son called “The Hardest Word”.  It was a book about a colorful bird called The Ziz who had to find the most difficult word in the english language and bring it back to God.  He went all over the world and collected all sorts of […]

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Of Course The Heart is Affected

This month I would like to share something one of my students sent to me.  She has been struggling with infertility for years and is now teaching Yoga to other women who are trying to conceive.  She has really opened my mind and heart to her plight and the deep pain many women share.  This […]

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memorial

Today I bought a memorial candle for my father. He died on March 22, 2014, but this is the first candle I lit in his memory. I don’t even know why. I pulled out the scarf that I took while cleaning out his room in the home where he stayed and wore it a few […]

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Beginner’s Mind

I recently attended the “Yoga Arava,” a beautiful Yoga event hosted by various small communities deep in the Israel desert. I guess I had been looking for something “out of the box” and new which drew me to a workshop with a new teacher and a very different style of Yoga than my familiar Iyengar […]

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