Mar 27, 2019
Yoga Beyond Asana
I have been practicing you asana (postural yoga) for 13 years. I love asana. It has helped me heal my body in so many ways. As a long distance runner I lived in pain. It was hard to get up out of bed in the morning because my back and my hips were always in pain. I could run a marathon, but walking up and down stairs was extremely painful.
But, more importantly the physical practice of yoga was my gateway into the deeper layers of this ancient system designed to alleviate human suffering (body, mind and soul). It is THIS part of the yoga practice that has transformed the way that I live my life. It has brought me a deeper sense of who I am and who I want to be. It has been an invitation to be in an honest, compassionate relationship with myself (including my shadow) and to take responsibility for my actions in a new way. It provides the tools to investigate my shadow without going into a shame spiral. To pause and exhale in that brief moment between stimulus and response. To live from a place to gratitude for all of the privileges I have been blessed with in this life. And it has been a continued resource as a social activist seeking to create a more just world.
I have been teaching asana for almost a decade and began offering teacher trainings in 2014 as a way to take people on a deeper journey into the self. I am absolutely living out my dharma when I teach. And I am so grateufl for th eopportunity to support others on this path towards liberation.
Over the past couple years I have been dreaming up ways to offer this transformational experience to more people...even those who don't already practice yoga asana or who don't have any interest in teaching yoga. And after a ton of hard work, meeting my edge daily (especially around my fears of technology) I am finally launching Beyond Asana, a 10 week online course that dives into Yoga Philosophy and offers some experiential tools to investigate the Self to step into a life lived on purpose.
Beyond Asana can be done as a stand alone course OR it is also included as part of Align Your Body, Awaken Your Purpose, a year-long group program that I run that is based on the ancient wisdom of both yoga and Ayurveda. It invites you to make small, incremental changes with the support of a dynamic group to see a huge impact over time. I am currently enrolling for the May 9 start date and only accepting 10 people!! You can schedule a chat with me if you are serious about creating the life that you deserve.
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Mar 27, 2019
The physical practice of yoga was my gateway into the deeper layers of this ancient system designed to alleviate human suffering (body, mind and soul). It is THIS part of the yoga practice that has transformed the way that I live my life. It has brought me a deeper sense of who I am and who I want to be.
Jan 1, 2019
I spent this time between Christmas and New Year's reading and reflecting on the Eight Pillars of Joy that these two spiritual leaders came up with and it has been profoundly impactful. Now my intention is to put them into practice and I would love to invite you to come along with me. For the next 8 weeks I am going to unpack each of the Eight Pillars of Joy and create tools to practice them.
Dec 31, 2018
Often times yoga is translated to mean union or ‘we are all one’. If you believe this and want to practice this I would like to invite you to join me in a little svadyaya (self-study). How am I showing up for my community? How am I showing up for those who are being harassed, oppressed, detained, abused, stripped of their access to basic needs? How am I showing up for those who do not have a roof over their head or enough food to eat? How am I showing up?