The Kiss of a Dog & 10 Actions for Grieving the Loss of Your Pet

I’m one of those people now, the ones who stop the dog walkers they pass to ask about their dogs and say hello. I delight in crouching down to get eye-eye with those furry wonders and to give them a friendly pat, perhaps receiving some big-nose sniffs and the occasional lick-yo-face kisses. It’s always amazing … Read moreThe Kiss of a Dog & 10 Actions for Grieving the Loss of Your Pet

Gratitude in Motion

“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” – Eckhart Tolle “I don’t believe in gratitude.” – Ram Gopal Varma Just a few days before teaching Moving With Gratitude, a Dance and Restorative Yoga workshop at the Colorado Athletic Club last November, I lost my beloved dog … Read moreGratitude in Motion

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

Advanced Teacher Primary Student

“Right now, I want it to be about him [acknowledging Sharath Jois in the front of the room]. He’s about to begin.” ~ David Swenson They say we live in degenerate times. How do we, as yoga practitioners and dharma practitioners, develop and maintain a genuine respect for our teachers and our lineage? This is a little … Read moreAdvanced Teacher Primary Student

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

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

#MeToo Healing Part 1: Paradox

The true testament of any practice (spiritual, physical, mental, etc) is what life experiences it can help you to work through. What does it help you to move through, to get unstuck from? My yoga practice (particularly, Ashtanga Yoga – in synergy with other elements, which I will also discuss in future blog posts) has … Read more#MeToo Healing Part 1: Paradox