“Are you always so in your head?” “Yes.” How many times have I been asked this question? Enough. Enough times to know that even when it isn’t said out loud, its being asked. And the answer is always, “yes.” Except when its not. In the trinity of what makes us human–mind, body, soul–my mind is […]


  You know more than you’ve ever cared to know about my spirit. You’ve gotten a bit of a frightening glance into my mind. But what about the body? This is the 3rd of the mind/body/spirit yoga trifecta. The body is what shows up to a yoga class, but so far hasn’t made much of […]

healthy i am

Healthy I am. The second part of my most favorite mantra: Happy I am. Healthy I am. Holy I am. What is “healthy?” In our fast-paced, change-by-the-minute world, what is the standard of health? Each group of people, social organization, activist group, company, community, society-at-large has a different answer. And they conflict with each other. […]

happy i am.

Happy I am. Healthy I am. Holy I am. The word “mantra” may sound foreign to you. The human brain is designed to categorize by experience and knowledge, filing each thing it sees, hears, and knows almost instantaneously. For me, the first time I considered “mantra” I automatically filed it into- “Eastern Thought-Religion Other Than […]


In every yoga class I teach, there is (at least) one series where we go through “fire.” Legs burn, belly burns, shoulders burn, lungs burn. And on the other side of every one of those series is a release. This release releases feel-good hormones and replicates joy. Yes, joy. But that’s what yoga does. It […]


From what appears to be nothing–everything From the broken place–healing From heartbreak–beating From emptiness–filling Hope is what tips the balance from fear to faith It is the propeller forward The momentum to move no matter what–because what if….just maybe…. Hope is faithful optimism. Although the costs are high, Hope Hope keeps you waiting Watching Anticipating […]