Kundalini Rising: Up, Up and Away!

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Just recently on a Wednesday night I went in to teach my 5:45pm Kundalini class. Later that night and the next morning, I received two incredible emails from some students who had amazing experiences. Kundalini is the yoga of awakening. The yoga of miracles, some say. I’ve been immersed in hatha yoga for more than […]

Let’s Go! Eleven Days, Eleven Minutes, A Whole Lotta Love!

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“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest…” When I first began teaching at Karma Yoga (almost three years ago), Katherine Austin, owner of the studio, said to me “It will be interesting to see where you are with your teaching a year or two […]

How To Deal With Criticism Well: 25 Reasons To Embrace It

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“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~Aristotle At the end of the day, when I feel completely exhausted, oftentimes it has nothing to do with all the things I’ve done. It’s not a consequence of juggling multiple responsibilities and projects. It’s not my body’s way of […]

Off The Mat, Into The World – Identifying How Our Past Traumas Inhibit Connection

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I had the pleasure of spending five days in the Hudson Valley last month at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. I attended a five day workshop called Off the Mat, Into the World with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling. While yoga centered, Off The Mat Into The World was a workshop to create […]

Time To Shut The Hell Up. You Know, Yogically.

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So you know that feeling when everything has gone wrong and you are trying to figure your shit out and you are a yoga teacher so people kind of think you should have something figured out by now but you just don’t and your birthday is coming up and you are not where you thought […]

Drop What You Know

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“I cannot tell you my truth until you stop telling me yours.” Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch I challenge you to have a transformation in your relationship to what you think you know. The Baptiste Methodology is about opening up to inquiry. One inquiry Baron poses is to consider that you don’t know […]

Breaking The Eating Disorder Stigma, One Story At A Time

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In a multitude of ways, eating disorders express anxiety. If you have a history of eating disorders, you’re likely sensitive and perfectionistic. When ill, you not only exaggerate the rightness or wrongness of numbers on the scale, but you may also imagine there’s a right way and a wrong way to recover. Recovery’s promise of […]

Finding Healing On A Mat

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I am a HAVEN Volunteer.  Each week survivors join me in one of HAVEN’s group rooms to unroll yoga mats, take a comfortable, easy seat and begin an hour of yoga.  The path from victim to survivor is not an easy one.  I know.  I am a survivor of childhood violence.  I have found it […]

Bridging The Gap Between Heart And Mind Through Yoga

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It is no secret that many of us have a strong disconnect between our hearts and our minds. I see too many people in this world with good hearts being misjudged for making the wrong choices. Why we make these decisions is often because we tend to listen to what our minds tell us to […]

Create Something New From A Different Point of View

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Our thoughts become our points of view from where we make decisions, act and live from, where we view other people, and who we create them to be. Your point of view is usually influenced by the past or expectations of the future and is limiting. By changing your point of view you can change […]