Gratitude in Motion

“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” – Eckhart Tolle “I don’t believe in gratitude.” – Ram Gopal Varma Just a few days before teaching Moving With Gratitude, a Dance and Restorative Yoga workshop at the Colorado Athletic Club last November, I lost my beloved dog […]

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Moving With Gratitude: Dance and Yoga Workshop

So happy to join my friend and colleague (and one of my favorite dance teachers) Shira Souvignier to bring you Moving With Gratitude, a Dance & Yoga workshop at the Colorado Athletic Club Flatirons this Sunday! More about all the fun we’re up to in my next post. Hope to see you there!

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BAE YOGA BOOK CLUB

Since September 2019, BAE YOGA has been meeting every other Sunday at the Boulder Public Library to explore the Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali and to reflect on the relevance of this ancient wisdom to our contemporary lives. If you’ve never read the yoga sutras before, this is an awesome opportunity to become acquainted with a valuable […]

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Restorative Yoga: Form & Function

How to find integrity in the form when you don’t feel the strength to function? Find support to contemplate your structure without the fear of it collapsing. Restorative bakasana, for example, can help you feel the right actions to fully lift the lower body while balancing on the arms: flexion of hips, adduction of thighs, […]

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Riding the Wave

Feel your breath move in elongating waves through your body, and let your mind surf the full length of their sensation. This wave-like movement is something that was first drawn to my attention many years ago while studying physical theater and Commedia dell’Arte in Italy (circa 2005). It was taught to me then, in a […]

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Advanced Teacher Primary Student

“Right now, I want it to be about him [acknowledging Sharath Jois in the front of the room]. He’s about to begin.” ~ David Swenson They say we live in degenerate times. How do we, as yoga practitioners and dharma practitioners, develop and maintain a genuine respect for our teachers and our lineage? This is a little […]

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BAE YOGA JUNE 2019

Now the practice of Yoga! अथ योगानुशासनम् (atha yoga-anushasanam)   The 1st sutra of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra emphasizes the importance of practicing yoga now ! Now is the time (when it is neither “too late” and we’re nearly dead, nor “too early” and we’re totally distracted). Now it is. In Ashtanga yoga, there are 8 limbs of yoga: so […]

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Earth (Happy) Hour 2019

  I recently started a Meetup group here in Boulder, where there are already many Meetups and many fun things to do, but this one – BAE (Boulder Animals and Environment) YOGA – was not yet one of the many, so I started it. Part of my motivation must be the feeling that there are […]

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BAE YOGA & the Pancha Maha Bhoota

After 6 years of teaching yoga and 15 years of studying yoga, I’m excited to now be connecting some of my time and activity on the mat with some of the time and activities that I want to be more involved with off the mat, especially: activism for animal rights and environmental protection. BAE (Boulder Animals […]

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Atha Yogaanusasanam: Here & Now

Vaguely, I remember at some point in my studies with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor (at this time I was in New York, before I came to Boulder to continue studying with them) where Richard was talking about the first verse of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra(s), the terse two words: “Atha Yogaanusasanam” (pronounced something like […]

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