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  • Third Chakra Transformation

    Thursday, Oct. 28, 2022 - Today we consider the transformational qualities of the 3rd chakra, and by making heat in the body you can accelerate this transformation.

  • Tapas in Your Yoga Practice

    Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 - Tapas in yoga can mean courage, heat, or self-discipline...among other things. One thing I recognize is that actually having other people involved with all that sure makes it a heck of a lot easier. Every successful person has many many people how have supported them in ...

  • 3rd Limb - Day Four

    Today we wil do a bit more of a vigorous practice with a bit of core work.

  • The physical practice of yoga is helpful for calming the mind. :-)

    August 31, 2022 - According to the "Sutras of Patanjali," doing the physical practice of yoga (asana), can help to settle the mind. Back in the day, the idea of yoga was more centered on meditation and finding a calmer mind. It was found that moving the body can help with that. With that focus...

  • Take Refuge In the Body

    It's nice to remember that we are traveling in this vehicle that we can escape into when we need a break from it all.

  • Throwback to My First Yoga Style - Ashtanga

    When I first started yoga I started with Ashtanga. We'll do a shortened version of the "primary series" today.

  • Imagination Vacation

    Today we open up our minds to imagination, allowing whatever comes to be ok...as long as it's positive. :-)

  • The Moving Body as Meditation

    Sometimes it's nice to sit and mediate, but it's also nice to move, and experience the movement as meditation. That's what we'll do today. :-)

  • It's Only Water

    Jan. 18, 2022 - About a year ago I took my first cold water swim in Lake Champlain. It was amazing! I tried to keep that going, but it takes time to get to the lake, and it's a bit of a hassle. This year I have started to find the cold water experience by taking cold showers. I originally thou...

  • Experience Being Embodied

    Jan. 6, 2022 - All the sensations we have aren't necessarily pleasant, but if we hide from them they tend to get louder and louder and louder to be heard. Let's listen to all parts of our Self today, welcoming everyone to the table. For today's class we will focus on the wonderful experience o...

  • Build Strength In Your Practice

    In this throwback video from 2010, shot in the shores of Lake Champlain, we work on core strength through the bhandas...the energy locks in the body. I hope you enjoy this throwback video!

  • Experiencing Being Alive

    Dec. 30, 2021 - This morning I took a 5 minute COLD shower...it was intense! My whole body was alive, and I noticed the back of my neck is particularly susceptible to the cold. After the cold part, I stayed in the shower another 10 minutes to warm it. What a way to start the day!

    The thing a...

  • Can You Feel Your Heartbeat?

    Dec. 7, 2021 - I am reading a book right now called "The External Mind...The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain." In the chapter I am currently listening to it is talking about the idea of "interoception." As the author describes it, "interoception is nothing more than the feeling of being al...

  • Write a List of Things to Look Forward To

    Dec. 2, 2021 - Yesterday a student shared a new song with me from Courtney Barnett - "Write a List of Things to Look Forward To". I like the song, but I like the title even more. Like most people, I've made gratitude lists and thought of things I'm grateful for, but I have to admit, I've never ...

  • Foundational Alignment

    August 6, 2021 - Today I talk about foundational ideas you can use anywhere for physical alignment...oh yay!

  • Have Fun

    July 27, 2021 - Last night I watched the Olympics “Street Skateboard” competition for women. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out. One of the great things about it was the age of the winners…the gold and silver medalists are both 13-year olds. So cool.

    Something that really inspi...

  • Cast Aside the Ten Thousand Things

    Nov. 10, 2021 - I have lots of things on my mind right now, pulling me in many different directions. When I feel that way, my favorite thing is to remember (and practice) a meditation from the Radiance Sutras:

    Cast aside the 10,000 things,
    And love only one.
    Don’t go on to another.

    Engage your ...

  • Action Creates Motivation

    July 20, 2021 - It ends up that during the summer I have a lot more free time, because most of the teaching I do is at the University of the Vermont, and I don’t teach there in the summer. Every year heading toward summer I can’t wait to have nothing to do. Just sitting around, no pressure, lot...