Loving Regard

Loving Regard

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. —Mary Oliver Once again, Valentine’s Day is here and if you’re...
Shine One Corner

Shine One Corner

I am struck at the instruction to live as a light to others that occurs across so many traditions of spirituality. It is such a powerful command and one I come back to again and again. I was especially reminded of it this past Sunday, listening to the readings at...
Iced Up!

Iced Up!

Yesterday I made it out to one of my favorite classes. I spend so much time focused on teaching each week, that sinking into being merely a student for 90 minutes is blissful. As I returned home a light, fine snow began to fall. By bedtime we had about an inch, which...
Beginnings

Beginnings

The turning of the year is a popular time for reflection and for making resolutions to change this, do that, learn how to, lose, gain. Every January I see a big influx of new students, checking out yoga for the very first time. While several will stay, by February...
Building a Foundation to Dance On

Building a Foundation to Dance On

I’ve been reading some of Peter A. Levine’s books this past month, including In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, and I was really struck by his use of a bit of the I Ching, particularly the 1950 translation by Richard...