Musings

To Know both Suffering and Luxury

By | 2017-07-14T09:25:59+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Musings|

Words of the White Tantric Yoga facilitator during the Summer Solstice Celebration have continued to resonate within me since the experience. Eloquently, softly and with immense grace she told hundreds of attendees that, “Yogi Bhajan wanted us to know survival…as well as luxury…” I have since pondered and ‘felt’ this wisdom in many forms. Checking [...]

Mindful Dharma Yoga

By | 2017-07-14T09:26:12+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Musings, News, Yoga|

The doors slowly slide open and the subtle scent of vanilla and jasmine are just barely noticeable. The room is warm, but not too warm, and there is a mat rolled out—one that isn’t mine. On the mat is a man I don’t know. My heart jumps into my throat as I slowly close the [...]

Gratitude for the Rain

By | 2016-10-24T16:55:19+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Musings|

Watching the trees in the constant weather of the daily rains in Oregon I am reminded of something I heard once in a meditation as I was commuting to Rawlins, Wyoming. It was a rainy spring day in Wyoming as I drove on I-80. I looked at the mountains and heard, from the edges of [...]

Remembering the Power of Intention

By | 2014-10-31T15:32:05+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Meditation, Musings, News|

Good afternoon! We haven't been posting a lot lately, and we have a good reason: We are having a Grand Opening on November 15th! So come for free yoga, free lunch, and free meditation! Or just come and hang out and have some coffee! Now, for the post! Wendy and I have been talking lately [...]

Choice & Responsibility

By | 2017-07-14T09:26:27+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Meditation, Musings|

Good day to you all! It is amazing to me how often we give up our power to others, to circumstances, and to our own emotions & thoughts. In our day to day lives we make a million choices, but we give ourselves credit for a small percentage of those choices. Why do we do [...]

Body Awareness

By | 2016-10-24T16:53:04+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|Meditation, Musings, Yoga|

Hi everyone! I had a thought today about body awareness. Now, I know most of us these days don't want to be aware of our bodies. It doesn't matter what size, shape, or age our body is, we tend to ignore it as much as possible so that we can ignore the "flaws" we are [...]

Self-Love & Self-Compassion

By | 2017-07-14T09:26:28+00:00 October 18th, 2014|Meditation, Mindful Therapy, Musings|

Hello friends! I read an article recently that a friend posted on Facebook about self-love. The main premise of the article was that self-love does not leave enough room for compassion and that you learn to love yourself by loving others. My perception of this issue is a bit different. Let’s take a step back [...]

Rest

By | 2017-07-14T09:26:32+00:00 October 18th, 2014|Meditation, Musings, Yoga|

Hi Everyone! Yesterday I ate something that didn't agree with me. And while it wasn't full blown food poisoning, I felt pretty lethargic, yucky, and a bit feverish for most of the day. I wasn't able to teach yoga and I felt horrible about canceling classes. But then, as I allowed myself to really feel [...]

Intention & Actions

By | 2017-07-14T09:26:33+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Meditation, Musings|

Hi everyone! I had some musings about intention today; how it works, why we do it! An intention is anything you "set your mind to". An intent can be anything from "Self-compassion" to "I will be productive today". The point of any intention is to set a direction of energy and therefore a direction of [...]