Cracked Wide Open and Filled with Playa Dust

  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


“Were man to devote as much time and energy to himself as he has devoted to that which man has produced, what astounding and unbelievable progress would be made; a progress eclipsing all he has so far successfully accomplished…”Joseph Pilates          

Mechanics of Mountain Pose (Workshop!)

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!)

Fuzz, the Magic of Cadaver Dissection, and the Boston Marathon

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

Have You Logged Your 10,000 Hours Yet?

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?

Seasonal Shift

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