Spring 2015 Newsletter - Seeds of Inspiration

I have just returned from 2 months in India where seeds were part of many of my conversations and one of the reasons for being there. Avoiding all tourist areas, even Buddhist or Yoga itineraries, my intention was to listen to those who are taking care of India's seeds and in their own ways living their yoga in an ecological way, whether they called it yoga or not. The only actual yoga class I took was one of the worst experiences both yoga and India wise but thats a whole other story!!

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Dear, dear Mr. Broad...Perspectives on loose goose hips and making safety sensational!

So Mr Broad, science writer of the NYT has done it again. And this time, there is some smoke to his fire and brimstone. Not to dismiss his other rants and alarm bells on yoga safety as pure poppy cock but many of us plain, ordinary run of the mill yoga teachers wish he had other “experts” , wiser teachers and some decent body mind anatomy gurus to consult on some of his saner and more logical claims. 

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Winter 2014 Newsletter - The Cabbage of Yoga

So what creates a great cabbage? Exactly what creates a nourishing yoga practice: kindly regular attention, willingness to grow, appropriateness for season, constitution and other variables of climatic conditions, and some good compost. This newsletter attempts to give you some nudges towards practice at this optimum time of year to get your garden going, time to dig in for the winter!

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Rest, Recharge and Rejuvenate



In the rush and bother of our daily existence, and the effort it takes to arrange these events and for those participating to carve out the time to be away, to be totally dispensable from the bigger universe, one wonders whether the rewards justify the angst!
And, as always, I come back confirmed that these little steps out of linear time, are so important for our health, for our practice, for our sanity, for our world, even if it is simply to rest! 
 

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Ideal v. Memorable

I want to tell you about a very unusual yoga vacation. Yes, it’s a vacation rather than a retreat and you will see why soon. I am sure many of you have been to those idyllic yoga-beach resorts, or Himalayan retreat centers, or places like Gray Bear in Tennessee where there is just wilderness, you and your practice and like minded retreatants looking for solace in an over busy world. Nothing quite like it for bringing body and soul together--his is not that kind of yoga happening!

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What Is Safe?

What ability do we have as yoga practitioners to question and unravel sensational or unfounded information from someone with the gravitas of an NYT science correspondent or the authority of a community/church leader? What is our underlying intention in our yoga? and why are we so quick to hand authority and the responsibility for our own safety over to others instead of tuning in to our own inner voice of truth?

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Are You Listening

Revolution is in the air this spring!  And what seeds revolution? One group of society refusing pointblank to listen to another group. So perhaps the question is not just “Are you listening?” Are you actively not listening? to what you need to know.

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