When I wake up suddenly in the middle of the night, often it is with anxiety, sometimes it is with ideas.  Last night it was with both, and here’s what came out and I managed to write down in the liminal hours of darkness, in so doing, experiencing a self-soothing property of creative release:

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I wrote this little ditty about my psychotherapy practice.  I think it can apply to other healing connections though, and it’s also indicative of how I hold the yoga teacher-student relationship:
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The holidays can often cause us extra stress (along with all that joy),  and ironically it’s sometimes harder to keep our yoga practices consistent when we may need to most during this busy time.  Whether you’re wanting to maintain, hone, or start your yoga practice, I’d like to invite you to join me for some private sessions at a discounted rate now though the holidays.

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People often ask you to smile more
So that they can find comfort in your radiance
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It is quite often the case that as I’m checking a student in to my class they’ll say something to the effect of, “I’ll be in the back row,” “I haven’t been practicing enough”, or “I’m not very good at yoga.”  Not only do I think this kind of self-deprecating talk does not promote healthy self-esteem, but it also seems to go against some yogic principles. Read the rest of this entry »

In therapy school, one of the issues discussed is how much the therapist should or shouldn’t disclose to clients about his or her own life/experience.  I was thinking about this tonight, as I began my yoga class as I sometimes do, by disclosing a bit about how I was feeling in the moment to my students.  When I do disclose, I can’t be sure how it’s received by each student. Read the rest of this entry »

I was interviewed at Union Yoga for my new bio page – check it out: Read the rest of this entry »

Atha Yoga anusasanam roughly translates to “Now the practice of Yoga begins.”  This is the first sūtra, or “thread,” in The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, widely considered the most important text on yoga, which lays out the practice from its physical foundations to its philosophical implications.  I thought this sūtra would be appropriate as the title of my first blog post, which I have been meaning to write for some time. Read the rest of this entry »