I’ve been in Seattle about 2 weeks now, and slowly things are starting to fall into place. I’ve been lucky enough to teach some classes and take some classes with great teachers and I am beginning to be able to imagine what our lives might be like here once we get settled in. I’ve been [...]
Every day we face transitions. Waking up in the morning, getting ready for work, even down to the smallest details of breathing in and out. Most of the time we go through life without noticing these transitions but sometimes it is within these transitions that there is room to change and grow. Being in New [...]
Greetings from beautiful Bali! We arrived a few days ago and have already fallen in love. The smell of incense wafting through the air from all the offerings is intoxicating. There are images of Buddha and Ganesha on every corner, making the whole island feel like one big temple. Balinese monkeys jump through the trees [...]
As we prepare to say to goodbye to New Zealand and move forward to our next big adventure (which will be revealed in the next article) I can’t help but think of the impression that this lovely country has made on my soul. Practicing outside, in nature, away from access to yoga studios and other [...]
For most of my practice throughout my life I have placed more attention on my asana practice than anything else. There is something about leaving my comfort zone and embarking on this journey that has given me the freedom to really explore perhaps what I’ve been leaving out in regards to the eight limbs of [...]
There have been a few instances in the entire history of my practice when I have become completely enveloped by the practice itself- my body and breath moving in sync and my mind focused and aware. In these few practices I have completely lost track of time, I could have been practicing for 5 minutes [...]
It has been a windy week in Wellington. The sun has peaked out occasionally but a great deal of drizzle. I happen to love weather like this, after five years of sunshine in Los Angeles I am reveling in big comfy coffee shop chairs and sipping in the goodness. I just finished reading “After the Ecstacy, [...]
In the past week we’ve traveled from the northland (north of Auckland), through Raglan, a peaceful surfing town that I easily could have spent more time in and to the Southwest part of the north island, Hawke’s Bay. We’ve been living almost one hundred percent out of our campervan, with the occasional coffee with new [...]
For the last few days we’ve been out in the beautiful country side of Paparoa, the north part of the north island in New Zealand. Everywhere you look are green fields, sheep, cows, amazing foliage that is a blend of tropical and temperate- palm trees and evergreens growing side by side. We’ve been fortunate enough [...]
Sometimes it is what happens off the mat that makes you realize what yoga really is all about. My husband and I are currently in Fiji for a week, snorkeling, scuba diving and exploring. Practice has been with a view of the ocean, palm trees and a light tropical breeze that comes right into the [...]
After a lovely week driving up the west coast and visiting Eugene, Portland and Ashland, Oregon on the way to a long weekend in Seattle I have been back in Los Angeles for the last week or so. It has been great to see familiar faces and be back in a place I’ve lived so long but it no longer feels like home. Our transition from life in Los Angeles to life on the road has officially begun.
Photo by Mark Bennington Photography Venturing out into unknown territory can throw up several roadblocks when we are unsure where to find the information we need and are far away from the comforts of home. Whether one is a seasoned traveler or a first-timer, sorting out the many details can be a daunting task. My [...]
I awoke at 3:29am exactly, just moments before my alarm; like a child on Christmas morning. I hardly slept through the night. I was so excited for what lay ahead of me at dawn. I was heading down to Encinitas, California to take a class from Sharath Rangaswamy, the grandson of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga Yoga.