Through the Buddhist teachings, I have come to understand the phrase, “suffering” as the raw vulnerability that arises when we are awakened to the simple truth that everything changes, including ourselves. We will inevitably die and pass on from this physical world as we now know it. This vulnerability is paired with the feeling of being … More Cracked Wide Open and Filled with Playa Dust
I have joined forces with yoga teacher extraordinaire, Sarah Reese, to teach a wonderfully deep and creative workshop. We are so excited to be collaborating after many years of brainstorming, deconstructing yoga postures and problem solving movement anomalies. I hope that you can join us! Your brain and your bod will be challenged! (Email me … More Mechanics of Mountain Pose (Workshop!)
Last week I was immersed in an Integral Anatomy course for 6 days with Gil Hedley. From 9 until 5 we dissected 4 human forms layer by layer, unwrapping gifts of philosophical marvel, anatomical wonder and spiritual enlightenment. How did all of this come from a dissection lab? Being present with death and exploring the … More Fuzz, the Magic of Cadaver Dissection, and the Boston Marathon
THE ENERGETIC BODY UNIVERSE The universe of preventative care and healing where we consider the human body to be a whole miraculous machine of interconnected parts The universe where healing outside of quantified data and research happens The universe where we believe that when every expert tells us we will always have back pain, or we will never dance … More The Universe of Magical Chaos
In his book, “Outliers: the Story of Success,” Malcom Gladwell gives us many reasons why success is not purely based on intelligence, ambition and personality traits. He argues that one’s surroundings, family, generation, upbringing and culture play a major role. In the chapter, “The 10,000-Hour Rule,” Gladwell quotes neurologist Daniel Levitin’s assertion that “ten thousand … More Have You Logged Your 10,000 Hours Yet?
As fall arrives, our schedules and activities stir up and so do the little aches and pains within the body. Our bodies have been accustomed to the warmth of the sun and the restorative qualities summer and vacation bring. As fall arrives it is important to listen to what our bodies are telling us. We must … More Back Pain 101 (Instruction)
We are not promised one day of our life. Each comes as a gift. Every waking is something of a surprise. Sometimes we wake to clouds and rain. Sometimes it rains for days. We may hesitate to play under heavy clouds, but those darker days are no less gifts than the sunny ones. Water and … More Seasonal Shift