The Flow of Grace

One step back to take two steps forward. This common saying turns out to be true. That our progress actually requires us to first regress. We all know the phrase but each time it’s confirmed in my own life I find myself somehow surprised, or learning it as if for the first time. I’ve now …

Recognition

What more can I say– birth is a moment of recognition, whether seen as meeting the world for the first time, giving form to life’s potential, or in re-birth, having a life-changing experience of life’s all-powerful throb. To re-cognize is to see once more– life in oneself and oneself in all of life. The edges …

A Talk on Moksha Shiva

Given during the installation of a new Shiva murti at the WYC’s 45th Anniversary Celebration (I invite you to change any reference of ‘as a school’ to ‘as seekers’ so that you feel included, because you are!) Moksha means Truly Free—what does true freedom look like/mean? In this form of Shiva there is a graceful …

Fleeting opportunities

The Royal Empress tree that resides outside my window graces us yearly with a few weeks of beautiful purple bell flowers. They are now falling one by one and the leaves are beginning to turn the purple landscape greener every day. I find each year this tree encourages me to appreciate the short breath of …

2017 Annual Fall Retreat

Annual Fall Yoga Retreat with Certified Anusara yoga teacher Julia Oct 13-16 2017 (Friday-Monday) at Storm King Mountain The Secret of Retreat: It’s an Inner Pose The word retreat first and foremost means to withdraw, to back down. How does this relate to our use of a retreat as a refuge, a place to find solace and …