Satya Will Set Ya Free!

Have you ever told a white lie for what seemed like a good reason- and then got caught up in layer after layer of complication? Or found yourself talking with some friends about an acquaintance in a way that you knew was unkind- and then felt bad, after, when you saw that person? Have youContinue reading “Satya Will Set Ya Free!”

Dynamic Peacefulness: Ahimsa

One of the fun bonuses of class planning is that by theming my classes, I have the opportunity to expand my own knowledge and awareness. I’m really excited about my latest cycle of themes- the Yamas, or “Restraints” of Yoga. The Yamas, or Moral Restraints, comprise the first of the eight-limbed path of yoga (seeContinue reading “Dynamic Peacefulness: Ahimsa”

Beyond the Mat: Patanjali, the Sutras, and the “R” word.

A long, long time ago (maybe around the third century BC), a learned guy (unless he was a girl, or more than one guy) named Patanjali (unless that’s not really the name of the dude/s who wrote it) gathered some of his culture’s wisdom into a little set of writings that we call “The YogaContinue reading “Beyond the Mat: Patanjali, the Sutras, and the “R” word.”

A Sad Tale of Ahimsa and Janu Sirsasana C (Or, Your Yoga Teacher is Kind of a Hypocrite)

So recently I’ve been playing a bit with the Ashtanga Primary Series. It’s more like a flirtation- I’m not ready to commit to a serious Ashtanga practice. To mix metaphors, you could even say I’m just dipping my toe in the water. My incredibly crippled, feeble little pinkie toe. The one that I mashed mercilesslyContinue reading “A Sad Tale of Ahimsa and Janu Sirsasana C (Or, Your Yoga Teacher is Kind of a Hypocrite)”