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  • Appreciating the Breath

    Feb 10, 2022 - It's wonderful how one conscious breath can change your day, and even your life. Today we open up our bodies to full breathing.

  • Body Scan

    Feb. 9, 2022 - The Winter Olympics are on...yay! I love watching the Olympics, and this olympics particularly I have been thinking about the incredible body awareness athletes need...it's really amazing. From the ice skaters knowing exactly where their hand is when doing some expressive movemen...

  • Vacation to This Moment

    Feb 7, 2022 - I have a lot going on right now, and my mind is going from thing to thing...so, it's great to find time to be present in the moment. Let's do that together. :-)

  • Yoga and Mindfulness

    Jan 25, 2022 - At the University, one of the classes I teach is Yoga & Mindfulness. I was telling students the other day that the yoga part is all about connection, and the mindfulness part is about internal and external awareness. It kind of covers it all, doesn't it.

    We focus on that today i...

  • Setting Your Anchor

    Jan 13, 2022 - I feel a storm coming on. COVID is happening, I am returning to teach next week at the University for the Spring, I have a yoga teacher training session tomorrow, and two yoga retreats coming up. All good, but also...a storm. Something I think about in terms of storms is that you...

  • Explore Your Inner World

    Jan. 12, 2022 - It used to be that we weren't exposed to the look of ourselves and others that often...before all this technology. Now, we are constantly shown what others look like, and it's hard to get caught up in that. That is bad enough, but by doing that we can loose track of our amazing ...

  • Present Experience with the Breath

    Jan. 5, 2022 - This morning I was having a nice experience before I started class sitting on my bed with my dog. I was petting him, and I naturally closed my eyes and started really experiencing my breath. It was really great.

    Today we will focus on a visualization with the breath I really enj...

  • Travel to the Present Moment

    Dec. 31, 2021 - With this being the last day of the year, there is a lot of time spent on analyzing the past and thinking about how to make the future better. The problem with that is right now is lost. We have just finished another COVID year spent with a lot of uncertainty...but, we made it t...

  • Opening to Our Smallness

    Dec. 27, 2021 - We watched a philosophy "Masterclass" last night from Cornel West. A general theme that he was talking about is being humble, and how philosophy, along with other means, can remind you that you aren't that important in the universal sense...so why not leave "a bit of love behind" ...

  • Savor the In-Between

    Dec. 22, 2021 - For many people that struggle a bit with the darkness of winter (like myself), there is enthusiasm after Winter Solstice because everyone says, "The days are getting longer!!" Well, I hate to break it to you, but really, we are in somewhat of a holding pattern at the moment. The...

  • Know the Darkness

    Dec. 21, 2021 - Today is Winter Solstice for where I live in Vermont. I'm doing my best to improve my relationship with the winter...well, winter doesn't bother me that much, it's the darkness. So, I found a poem about darkness that the class is based on today:

    To Know the Dark by Wendell Berr...

  • Positivity in the Face of the Impossible

    Dec. 20, 2021 - Last night my wife and I watched two inspiring documentaries - "Sky Ladder" and "14 Peaks." Sky Ladder is about an artist who has a vision to build a "ladder" to the heavens, and 14 Peaks is about a climber who wants to climb the 14 highest peaks in the world in record time.

    Eve...

  • Taking a Yoga Walk

    Dec. 9, 2021 - I continue to learn new lessons from my current book, "The Extended Mind." The most recent thing is how helpful it is for the mind to be moving the body, whether it's just a little are super vigorously. The author mentions the value of all kinds of movement...from running a marat...

  • In Awe of the Breath

    Dec 6, 2021 - Over the weekend the yoga training at UVM had the opportunity to see cadavers and learn more about bodies, from the inside out. It was amazing!

    And then, after the cadaver experience, a group of us went to Lake Champlain for a dip in December water...just to remind ourselves tha...

  • Putting Your Train on the Tracks for the Week

    Nov 29, 2021 - It's the Monday after Thanksgiving, and instead of being thrown into the week, it feels good to take charge and set the direction you want to go...to lay down your tracks. Thanks what we'll do in the class today.

  • Mind and Body Connection

    Nov. 24, 2020 - I read an article about how the mind and body are much more connected than we may have thought. Really cool...in this practice we'll think about opening and stretching the body as a way to open and stretch the mind. And...here's a link to the article -- https://www.nytimes.com/2...

  • Releasing Trauma and Stress From The Body and Mind

    Nov. 11, 2020 - In this class we'll gently release stored stressful energy in the body with gentle, simple physical movements. The class starts with a calming seated meditation.

  • The Body as a Meditation

    Jan 4, 2021 - It's amazing with have out bodies that offer so much. Today in class we appreciate what our bodies have to offer, and us the sensations of the body as a meditation. Enjoy being embodied today. :-)

  • Body Awareness

    September 16, 2021 - Today our focus is on using our body as a meditation. Enjoying really experiencing being in each posture. Enjoy!

  • Take It All In

    August 24, 2021 - One of the things I love the most about riding my motorcycle is that it really helps you to be in the present moment…experiencing all the world has to offer through the senses.

    And, one of the things I love about the yoga practice is it is inviting you to do the same. Today we...

  • Rain

    July 13, 2021 - This morning I woke to the wonderful sound of rain. I love the sound of rain, along the the smell, the rhythm, how everything is cleaner after a rain storm. Rain is awesome. :-)

    In terms of yoga, it’s nice to bring aspects of rain inside while it’s raining — connecting to your...

  • Finding An Anchor

    Nov. 23, 2021 - I have been teaching this morning class every weekday for more than a year and a half...since the beginning of the pandemic. It really feels like an "anchor", and just to be sure, I decided to look up the work "anchor". Here is a definition:

    -- a person or thing that provides s...

  • Seeing and Being Seen

    August 30, 2021 - Jane & I just finished teacher a 5-day intensive for the UVM Yoga Teacher Training. One of the things that I find so valuable in the training is the students having the experience of being seen, and practicing seeing each other. At the end of the training everyone walked around...

  • Awakening the Feet

    Sept. 8, 2021 - In this practice we awakening the feet to deepen our sensory experience.