Bringing more peace to this world – Free Summit!

Bringing more peace to this world – Free Summit! About a month ago a woman named Dannette from San Diego called me out of the blue. She said she’d been following my work on Yoga U and was wondering if I’d participate in her free Stress Relief Simplified summit. I was honored to be asked […]

Connection – The Healing Fractal of Yoga

The other day I recorded an interview for a webinar/summit about simple solutions for stress relief. (I’ll share details about the summit as the time approaches so you can join – it starts April 4.) As I started to sift through my mental files for what to teach, it occurred to me that the deeper vision of yoga […]

3 Yoga Practices To Help You Ring in the New Year

    We all saw a lot of “good riddance to 2016” posts. It was a hard year for many including my family. My husband’s mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January and died in June. His father died in August from complications from COPD. Everyone knows that losing loved ones is a major […]

Dealing with Heightened Stress

  Many of my students and clients are in overdrive right now. Lots of fear, anxiety, worry and stress. It’s the holiday season of course, which often triggers people. It can be hard to cope with memories of loved ones who are gone. But, for some, politics and world events have added a layer stress to what may be […]

Subtle Yoga in Brazil

A few weeks ago I taught a workshop at Visao Futuro near Sao Paulo in Brazil. What a spectacular venue for a yoga retreat! Between the scenery, the people, the spirit and the food – Wow! (or should I say “Oi!”) my heart is filled with the sublime kindness of this place. I’ll be teaching there […]

Blueprint for a Healthier America – How Does Yoga Fit into this Design?

Blueprint for a Healthier America 2016 – How Does Yoga Fit into this Design? So this just came out from the Trust for America’s Health – Blueprint for a Healthier America 2016: Policy Priorities for the Next Administration and Congress My first response is: hello policy wonks, can you please start taking yoga seriously? Because […]

Yoga Is Both Integrative and Integrated Care

Yoga Is Both Integrative and Integrated Care Over the past few decades, health care has moved increasingly in the direction of Integrative Medicine. Led by innovators like Dean Ornish and Andrew Weil, Integrative Medicine is now widely accepted. Yoga practices constitute the second, third, and fifth most commonly used modalities.  In fact, Ornish’s Spectrum program for heart […]

Yoga Ethics as a Key to Improving Population Health – IAYT article

I wrote an article “The Yamas and Niyamas in Population Health,” which came out last month in the IAYT magazine, Yoga Therapy Today.  What do yoga ethics have to do with improving health care outcomes, you may ask? To begin with, there is well established evidence that lifestyle affects health. In terms of lifestyle choices, yamas can guide […]

Why Layering Asanas with Breath Can Help You and Your Students

Different asanas, layered with different breathing patterning, create different effects on your system. For example, you can increase your energy by creating a practice of progressively deeper spinal extension postures layered with simple energizing breathing ratios, (like a short 1 or 2 second pause or retention at the top of your inhale). But what’s even more fun and interesting […]