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February 2018
February 2018
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I have a boat and it feels like it is not going to float. I have too much stuff to carry in it.
So, I empty my boat and start again.
What do I really need?
I need me, my clothes and a friend that will make me laugh.
Oh, and a guitar and a yoga mat!!!

Let's go...

In the past 6 years I have moved 3 times.

Each time I move I find that I have less stuff to move.

I thought that moving was supposed to be stressful, but as I sit here today and write this blog, I find that moving has been very healing ...


February 2018
February 2018
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Healing is a continual journey toward balance.

There is not a time when we simply arrive to being completely whole.  Life is a process, a journey, full of highs and lows until we pass on from this lifetime.  This is what composes our life experience - continual lessons, coupled with opportunity to grow and learn more about ourselves & the world around us.  Like a video game, we don’t get to the next level without learning the lesson first.  There is no way to detour around life lessons....


February 2018
February 2018
Gong_Rebrithing_2018_Blog-01

It is not an overstatement to say that Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga, was the most influential individual in spreading the use of the Gong, from India to the Western world, as an instrument for meditation and healing. Beginning in the early 1970s, his students (of which I was one) used the gong, in their ashrams around the world, to help people recover from the damages of drug use.

Today, the majority of gong players who use the gong for sound healing and meditation are also ...


February 2018
February 2018
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I love SRI. I wish I had been introduced to it years ago, when I was a lost, scared and hurting young girl, living the disfunction of modern family. I could haveused the healing strategies when I was a young woman, too, when I didnʼt have any solid life skill sets to draw from. Iʼm so blessed to not only know and practice SRI, but to teach it as well. This is one of my greatest gifts to the world, in addition to  being a Network Spinal Analysis Practitioner, Womanʼs Empowerment Movement ...


February 2018
February 2018
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I am sure you’re always hearing about the benefits of yoga and perhaps wondering how to embody your yoga practice off of the mat a little more. The ritual of coming back to yourself and being with your breath brings insight and clarity. You may be noticing changes physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. These changes may wake up parts of yourself that feel more easily celebrated and some parts of yourself that you feel uncomfortable with and unsure about. You may also be noticing ...


February 2018
February 2018
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The longing for true intimacy. The need to be known, touched and loved. These needs are real, yet we tend to settle for less or minimize these needs. We tell ourselves we tried and it didn’t work out, or that the good ones are already taken. I have my dog you say, or I don’t want to be hurt like that again. Perhaps you believe it’s not possible to feel open to love until you lose weight, make more money or have more time. The list is endless!  This new EFT workshop called Healing the Heart ...


January 2018
January 2018
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It’s Life Changing! It’s Teacher Training!

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is a journey of self-discovery and self-mastery.

Our program teaches you how to teach but more importantly, it teaches you how to live a happy, healthy, and spiritually fulfilling life.

You will learn the ancient practices of a yoga that has transformed countless people worldwide, you will understand how Kundalini Yoga works, and you will develop your confidence and commitment to a lifelong yoga practice.

I attended ...


January 2018
January 2018
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This post is an excerpt from a talk by Richard Freeman:

Within the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, we sequence the movements of yoga postures into almost logical patterns, which tend to complement each other. The end result of the practice is that you are left alone, released, almost suspended free in the present moment. A nice metaphor for vinyasa is that of a wave because waves are patterned in crests and troughs, and within a vinyasa practice there is constant change with a feeling of stillness; ...


January 2018
January 2018
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Relief from Digital Overload: Kundalini Yoga to the Rescue

I am grateful for my phone. It is my instant connection to friends, family, email, my beloved photos, music, playlists, Facebook, Instagram, my calendar, my lists of things I want to remember, and all my contacts. It helps me find my way through my neighborhood or around the world. I have instant access to anything I want to find out about, order, cook or watch on Youtube -in case I need to know how to change a flat tire. It warns me ...


January 2018
January 2018
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I very recently came across an article, in a major mainstream news publication, entitled:
“In 2018, Expect Chaos To Be the New Normal”.

Well… I have a different perspective.

The Outside:

Expect chaos to be the new normal if you continue to hold on to fears, insecurities and anxieties caused by unprocessed and unwanted thoughts and emotions. The Mind, left unregulated will go to its lowest common denominator: the Earth - with all its ups and downs, roller coaster experiences and finite ...


January 2018
January 2018
Relationship_BLOG

“The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”

-TKV Desikachar

Yoga is a powerful force for transformation, and the primary thing that is transformed through practice is our relationships.

Our relationship to ourselves. Our relationship to our environment. Our relationships to the people around us. Our relationship to Spirit.

And since yoga is a force for transforming relationships, ...


January 2018
January 2018
YTHWork_Jan2018_BLOG

The decision to become a yoga therapist is not to be taken lightly. In addition to the time, energy, and monetary commitment required to complete the program, there is the question of where you will find gainful employment. Yoga Therapy is gaining recognition and popularity in the United States. Western practitioners and medical professionals are coming around to the idea that clients/patients have better outcomes when the person is treated as a whole rather than compartmentalized within the ...


December 2017
December 2017
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The Art of Personal Practice and Ritual

Referring to the statistics, only 64 percent of resolutions last longer than the first month, and only 46 percent last longer than six months. Even more discouraging is the statistic that only 14 percent of people over 50 actually achieve their resolution, compared to 39 percent of people in their 20’s.

In order to make the resolutions more concrete and have a longer life we have to look at the way a resolution is “made”. In yoga we look at intentions ...


December 2017
December 2017
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The new year is a natural time to reset and refresh. For many, that also means getting a new job! Perhaps your current job is less than ideal, you’ve thought about making a change, but just the IDEA of job search bogs you down. Searching online, tailoring your resume for each job, and then waiting and waiting to hear back a response (and wondering if it fell into the dreaded resume black hole)…

This is what living your yoga means: Applying strength, ease, and balance into ALL areas of life....


December 2017
December 2017
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We are made to move. That's my mantra.  A little anatomy shows us the reason to abide by this maxim. What is myofascia and what do we need to know about it?  Do we need to exercise it and exactly how do we do that?

Specifically, the fascia is a connective tissue throughout the entire body. It is associated with skin, bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, just about every organ. It provides protection and is a support structure also. It is constantly remodeling itself, either for ...