Community Spotlight: One World Running

As yoga teachers, it’s common to think that our students have something to learn from us and that we’re the interesting ones with “the goods” to share. However, ultimately, we are all sitting on the same ground in the same circle. This equanimous “sitting” so to speak is in many ways symbolic of honoring the … Read moreCommunity Spotlight: One World Running

#SAAPM Dance & Donate for Survivors and Non-Violence

April is Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month! #SAAPM “Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 9 minutes, that victim is a child.” – RAINN In the face of such depressing statistics, we need to stay positive and proactive: DANCE & DONATE this month to RAINN, the nation’s largest sexual non-violence organization! … Read more#SAAPM Dance & Donate for Survivors and Non-Violence

BAE YOGA BOOK CLUB

Since September 2019, BAE YOGA has been meeting every other Sunday at the Boulder Public Library to explore the Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali and to reflect on the relevance of this ancient wisdom to our contemporary lives. If you’ve never read the yoga sutras before, this is an awesome opportunity to become acquainted with a valuable … Read moreBAE YOGA BOOK CLUB

Git Woke & Get Saved

This was originally posted on my Facebook in July 2016 and recently popped up as a memory there. I am reposting it here because it is still just as relevant two years later. I have also been reflecting more on the sufferings of my pre-Ashtanga days that this post alludes to, and would like to … Read moreGit Woke & Get Saved

BAE YOGA JUNE 2019

Now the practice of Yoga! अथ योगानुशासनम् (atha yoga-anushasanam)   The 1st sutra of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra emphasizes the importance of practicing yoga now ! Now is the time (when it is neither “too late” and we’re nearly dead, nor “too early” and we’re totally distracted). Now it is. In Ashtanga yoga, there are 8 limbs of yoga: so … Read moreBAE YOGA JUNE 2019

Hare Krishna! Go Vegan!

I am writing this instead of sitting in meditation. Maybe I should have sat in meditation. If you are a cow milk drinker and/or a Krishna devotee, you may or may not want to read this, but I would love to hear from you if you do. Please read with an open mind, then please … Read moreHare Krishna! Go Vegan!

Earth (Happy) Hour 2019

  I recently started a Meetup group here in Boulder, where there are already many Meetups and many fun things to do, but this one – BAE (Boulder Animals and Environment) YOGA – was not yet one of the many, so I started it. Part of my motivation must be the feeling that there are … Read moreEarth (Happy) Hour 2019

BAE YOGA & the Pancha Maha Bhoota

After 6 years of teaching yoga and 15 years of studying yoga, I’m excited to now be connecting some of my time and activity on the mat with some of the time and activities that I want to be more involved with off the mat, especially: activism for animal rights and environmental protection. BAE (Boulder Animals … Read moreBAE YOGA & the Pancha Maha Bhoota

Atha Yogaanusasanam: Here & Now

Vaguely, I remember at some point in my studies with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor (at this time I was in New York, before I came to Boulder to continue studying with them) where Richard was talking about the first verse of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra(s), the terse two words: “Atha Yogaanusasanam” (pronounced something like … Read moreAtha Yogaanusasanam: Here & Now

#MeToo Healing Part 3: Perspective & Kundalini

It occurs to me that some people are uncomfortable with an open discussion of rape/sexual assault/sexual harassment, etc. There is a lot of fear around the subject of sexual violence. Indeed, an experience of sexual violence and its aftermath can be very frightening to say the least. Not everybody is ready to embrace the positive … Read more#MeToo Healing Part 3: Perspective & Kundalini