Calling in Supportive Presence

Despite what many headlines imply, mindfulness doesn’t fix us. Mindfulness is a translation of the Pali term sati, to remember. It relates to a particular type of remembering, one that is compassionate, contactful and clear seeing. It calls us to drop beneath the stories we tell and look beyond conditioning that may have kept us […]

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Savasana and the Manomaya Kosha

I remember my first official yoga class with a certified teacher, in 1993. It was an Iyengar style class with Gayna Uransky, at a healing arts school called Heartwood Institute, tucked away on a remote mountainside in Humboldt County, CA. After one class with Gayna I was hooked on yoga, which, up to that point, […]

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Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss

Hello Busy Bees, this workshop is for you! In this third installment of Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss, we will revisit the age old practices of Self massage, aromatherapy (in particular the relaxing and gentle extracts of lavender and chamomile), followed by a long and restful Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep). This potent combination of modalities is […]

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