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Looking at the main ways in which I offer yoga instruction: public classes, yoga therapy, yoga immersions, teacher trainings, and yoga retreats, you can see that each modality has a unique focus, yet each is a method for knowing ourselves more deeply. It just depends on which door you choose to go through, for how […]

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I’ve given a lot of thought to the idea of greatness and what it means to have it in my life.  It’s a slippery slope, this idea of being great, but I want to share a story, thoughts that have recently come together for me and what the yoga tradition has to say about being great. […]

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I visited Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM last weekend to get a feel for the land in preparation for a retreat that I’ll be leading there next month. While only spending a couple of days, I was taken by the power and stunning beauty of the landscape. The canyons, the cliffs, the green valley floor […]

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A recent study, Yoga In America­–2012, provided some interesting and eyebrow raising results for me.  The good news:  yoga and everything yoga related is increasing in popularity.  The unfortunate news: the true purpose of yoga may be getting lost. Take a look at how much and where money is being spent, and the increase in […]

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Why one sequence for the month? In June, I started working with one sequence per month in my weekly ongoing classes.  I’m happy to say that you have responded to the new approach with much positive feedback. The monthly sequence takes postures from each of the classes of poses, and pairs them such that they […]

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In these dog days of summer it’s refreshing to know that we can keep active in our yoga practice, and cool it with the heat. The solar plexus is the seat of fire in the body, and in the July Sequence of poses, we’ll work with both of fire’s qualities–heat and light. We’ll close the front […]

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When I think of some of the references to summer: dog day afternoons, livin’ easy, or long sultry days that stretch out to the night, I find that I am not quite syncing up with summer’s implied relaxed nature.  You? So how do we chill out when life is asking all the same of us, […]

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Bhava’s 7 Gems

by | May 17, 2013 | 0 comments

This year, more than any other, students have shared their experience of Bhava and have told me what they love.  Now that Bhava is in its 8th year, perhaps our vision and mission has taken form in what we do, and is clear to even the new student.  Over the years, I have collected students’ […]

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Ok, it’s school, but remember, it’s YOGA school, more like Jack Black’s School of Rock and nothing like the school we had to go to.  It’s way more fun, interactive; and integrates body, mind and spirit. But really, why immerse yourself in an in-depth yoga program? Any or all may apply: It’s a transformative experience. […]

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What is a commonly heard statement from clients at the beginning of a Therapeutic Yoga session? a.  My body is falling apart as I age, and I want to stay active. b.  I’ve tried everything, and this is my last attempt to get relief from my  ______  pain. c.  I want to still be able […]

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