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200-hour yoga teacher training Renee Sills Sarah Trelease

I’m so excited to announce that Sarah Trelease and I will be co-teaching a 200-hour yoga teacher training March-June 2014. The training will take place at the beautiful studios of North Portland Yoga.

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I want to go to Spain and walk the Camino de Santiago. I love walking so much. And I love eating. And I love traveling. This sounds like an amazing journey. Do you think I could do a 6-month long retreat? Yoga, journal-writing, walking and eating amazing Spanish food. Every day. Sounds like after that […]

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I was out running under a perfect deep blue autumn sky this morning and I thought, “I want to drink this in… The texture of the air is sweet, warming and has a bit of a bite, the colors of the leaves against the sky are perfectly saturated and reflecting light, running feels easy with […]

costa rica yoga retreat with renee sills

Join me for a week-long retreat at the Anamaya Resort in Costa Rica this March! I’ll be teaching on the endocrine system and it’s affiliations/similarities to the energy of the 7 chakras. Two yoga classes a day, surfing, walking in the jungle, beautiful food. Pura vida! Costa Rica Retreat with Renee Sills If you’d like to register […]

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Mizu Disierto of Water In The Desert and The Headwaters Theater   Friday October 25th, 7pm-9pm Introductory Session | $15 drop-in October 26th & 27th, 10am-4pm | all 3 sessions $125 (if registered before 10/11) at THE HEADWATERS Waterline Studio | 55 NE Farragut St. Door #4 (entrance at front of building) INFO + REGISTRATION: […]

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Almost three years ago I met the gorgeous and talented Natalie Brewster Nguyen when we both were in Montreal for a two-week training with AcroYoga Montreal. We haven’t really stayed in contact so much other than the occasional check-in on Facebook, but when I was planning my trip from west to east I got in touch […]

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Michelle and I left LA yesterday to drive to Tucson. Neither of us had ever done the drive before. We took highway 8 through some awesome landscape… Desert, desert, rocks, more desert, more rocks. Gorgeous! Guys… It was 111 degrees yesterday when we stopped for gas at the Date capital of the world. 111. What??? […]

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The drive from Ojai south is fantastic. We take 101 down the coast through Big Sur… and stop to say hi to the sea lions… Traffic isn’t that bad and Waze gets us to my friend’s house without a problem. My dear, dear friends Allison and Christopher moved to LA last year for school and […]

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Perceptual Response Haiku inspired by Diane Elliot who said, “The fear of being human, which is also awe.” The fear of being human Informs the first step You dissolve my other plans   Perceptual Response Skit by two bird hand puppets

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Pre-sensory motor focus is not something you will see in most anatomy books. The concept is that before you sense (through the sensory organs) there is a decision, usually unconscious, about what you will perceive. Imagine that you and I are walking towards one another on an empty street. Let’s also imagine that one of us […]

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For months now I’ve had horrible pain in the joints of my arms. It started last winter when I was biking an average of 25 miles a day between four different studios during an unusually cold and rainy winter in Portland… I thought it would get better when I pared down to one studio closer […]

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        A few of the sights around here… Notice the outline of my shadow showing the moon eclipsing the sun!

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I will get back to some posts on the nervous system… But for now… Michelle flew in to San Jose today and we’ve ended up in Santa Cruz with some of her friends for the night. These folks are living the dream! Great house, great kiddo Tuna the cat Tiny guesthouse Obviously… After arriving at […]

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For all my good intentions to start this trip by writing every day, it has not happened. But the first week is over and I have been in school from 8-6 every day, battling software conundrums and my own fatigue. But now I have some space to attend to this project again. Yay for that! […]

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              Update on the videos: Nothing.   This could become a really good running joke. No, but really. For sure. They’re coming soon. I have Tuesday off and I plan to spend the entire day figuring out how to compress the now… 5 hours of video that I have […]

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Heya- I’m still trying to sort out how all the technology elements- video, blog, writing etc needs to get scheduled and sorted, and also I am currently (just for a few hours) without internet… Oh, My, Gosh. So these first few posts are just going to be a few days are late! I left Portland […]

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What an epic day yesterday! I cleaned out a storage unit full of stuff of my mom’s that hadn’t been looked at for 12 years. Going through so many boxes of documents and papers, little scraps of things she had saved, journals, diaries, address books, letters, receipts… I thought about the boxes and files and […]

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Ahimsa, (non harm-doing) is the first of the yamas, or the ethical rules of yogic practice. Ahimsa is the foundation upon which the rest of the yamas and niyamas are positioned, as well as being the underlying “goal” of practice in general. To do no harm is practically impossible as every action creates affect or […]

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Interview with Michelle Sarchiapone, owner of The People’s Yoga 6/9/10 RS: Something I’ve been thinking about a lot is the accessibility of yoga. It’s become an industry and pastime that has an image attached to it that tends to appeal mostly to certain demographics, yet at its heart it’s a practice that could be beneficial […]

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Mmmm… Those of you that live in Portland might be aware of the gastronomical delight that is Prasad Cafe. If you don’t know, now you know… Make it a must-do on your next trip through the Rose City! Prasad owner Karen Pride shares her recipe for a chilled Jamaican Avocado Soup. Yum! Avocados are a […]