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  • First, See The Good

    Jan 20, 2022 - I taught my first classes in the UVM studio yesterday! So exciting...but, the building is still a work in progress. Like with any big project, there are still things that need to be done. I found myself yesterday noticing all those things..."this needs more paint, that piece of w...

  • Do Your Practice

    Dec. 29, 2021 - Something great about yoga and that we are often reminded to "make it our own practice." The instructor is leading things, but you are in charge. I see how really what that idea is about is that when you practice, you want to be connected to who you are...and, because most of wh...

  • Remembering Yourself

    Dec. 17, 2021 - In reading the book, "The Extended Mind," the author talks about the idea of remembering ourselves, and how we need reminders to remember who we are. She states that we are "strong" and easily stay connected to our self, but isn't actually true, it takes practice. We need reminder...

  • I Am Here

    Dec. 15, 2021 - After getting back from traveling, I'm tired. It takes a lot of energy to travel, see people, be "on." It's nice to be home and to let down my effort a bit, and be here. A nice mantra to help with that experience of being home is "I am here," reminding yourself you made it...you...

  • A Good Time to Start

    Dec. 1, 2021 - I'm feeling amped today!! I have made a connection with some people I knew in Laramie, Wyoming 30 years ago. We are new friends of Facebook. It's fun to think about me 30 years ago, and what possibility felt like, and an un-charted forward path.

    Sometimes I forget that feeling o...

  • Beauty is everywhere...open your eyes. :-)

    Sept 29, 2020 - This class is about how you just need to look around to see beauty, because we are surrounded by it.

  • Webs of Community

    This twisty yoga class is about recognizing all of the webs of community and connection we are all part of.

  • Held In Sound

    July 21, 2021 - Yesterday I went for a walk with Dewey in the woods. It was so great. We went on a trail I hadn’t been on before, and there was a constant sound of water as we walked. I loved the sound, and it really took me away…it was like being held in an embrace of sound - super cool.

    Wha...

  • Recognizing Abundance In Your Life

  • Misconception occurs when knowledge of something is not based upon its true form

    Yoga practice based of one of the sutras of Patanjali - Book 1, Sutra 8.

  • Every Path Leads to the Top of the Mountain

    Nov. 3, 2021 - I really love that expression, "every path leads to the top of the mountain." It's this philosophical idea there is no one way for everyone...in fact, everyone's individual way IS the one way. Kind of the opposite of my way or the highway. So, today, we'll enjoy our own individu...

  • Perspective

    Nov. 11, 2021 - I have a squirrel living in my shed. It's been there for a few months, but I've never actually seen it. Yesterday, after I taught my morning class and before I went to work at UVM, I was doing some dishes, looking out the window at the shed. As a watched, a squirrel worked thei...

  • Setting An Intention for the Week

    Nov. 15 2021 - It being Monday and all, it’s a good day to set your intention for the week. It’s like laying down the tracks for where your train will travel this week, and then, maybe it works out and maybe not…but, it doesn’t hurt to start out with some direction, rather than not.

  • Dharana

    7.16.21 - In the yoga practice, dharana is translated as “concentration”, but another translation is “to hold, like in a hug”. It’s nice to think of being in a yoga class and being held, like in a hug. That’s what I try to do as a teacher…hold people in dharana through various means, like they a...

  • Keeping Close Proximity

    Sept 2, 2021 - In my return to teaching at UVM, I have had a very different experience than last semester. Without the COVID protocols of social distancing, it feels incredibly normal. It's a real reminder that we need to be around each other, and keeping separate from one another is really har...

  • Remind Yourself of the Good

    September 3, 2021 - I’ve been really proud of myself this week. UVM classes started on Monday, and it’s been going really great. I’ve had a wonderful time teaching and I feel like what I’m doing something that matters to the students and they are into it, which is awesome. The thing I’ve been pro...

  • Getting in Touch With the Earth

    Sept. 7, 2021 - Yesterday Jane and I were driving and we wanted to stop and get some onions, so we stopped at a farm stand. As it turned out, the person running the stand was Molly, someone who graduated from our Yoga Teacher Training, which was cool. We started talking about what she was up to ...

  • Focusing on a Target

    September 14, 2021 - An idea in yoga is the concept of finding a target, any target for the mind. Some people, including myself, have thought of that is clearing the mind. But, really, it’s not about that, it’s taking all the things possible in the mind, and choosing one thing to focus on.

    My ...