Yoga Teaching

Praise and Blame

Posted on Jan 6, 2019

Praise and Blame

How can it be that between the end of one class and the beginning of the next so much had changed?

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Love Marathon

Posted on Oct 24, 2018

Love Marathon

It’s not what you think. Were you thinking that? Oh my!

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The Week After the Supermoon

Posted on Oct 27, 2016

The Week After the Supermoon

On the kitchen table there was an old bouquet of flowers. I felt a little sorry for them and methodically removed what was dry, wilted or rotten. I didn’t know if there would be all that much left.

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Our Obstacles, Our Selves.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

When I first started to practice yoga, I was a young-ish adult with some history as a dancer and gymnast. Many of the poses, including those that a teacher-friend calls yoga’s “circus tricks,” were quite accessible.

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Only Connect—Our practice and each other

Posted on Mar 24, 2016

I’ve been thinking about how we learn and how we sustain our learning. And eventually, how our learning sustains us.

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Who Is Your Teacher?

Posted on Oct 1, 2014

Who Is Your Teacher?

Last week, after a class, a student who was visiting from San Francisco came up to talk. I had been impressed by her beautifully embodied poses, and her lively but concentrated manner. She asked if she could play the studio’s harmonium.  I was surprised, but consented. As I was gathering my things and saying good-bye to the other students, we were all stopped in our tracks by her gorgeous singing and playing. She only played very briefly and then quickly and expertly put everything away. She apologized for holding us up (which she hadn’t), but it seemed like she had truly needed to make some...

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