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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.

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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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 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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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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Community yoga is booming! Free, by-donation and cheap classes are making the way into the schedules of most yoga studios, if not making up the entire schedule of many studios. There’s a lot of bad news these days that we are collectively trying to come to terms with and figure out how to live with […]

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Yoga happening started happening in Toronto, and is now happening in Vancouver, New York City and Portland, OR. Yogahappening creates yoga events in public spaces: in the park, at a gallery, in the mountains, by the sea, the forest, the lake. Yogahappening asks you to pause in your yoga routine and consider the spontaneity of […]

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Today marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Pattahbi Jois, (Guruji), the founder of the school of Ashtanga Yoga. With love, respect and deep gratitude we offer thanks and remembrance to a great teacher, student, scholar, and leader. AUM PURNAMADAH PURNAMIDAM PURNAT PURNAMUDACHYATE PURNASYA PURNAMADAYA PURNAMEVA VASHISHYATE. AUM THAT IS THE WHOLE. THIS IS […]

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(my-yer-ahs-anna) mayura = peacock One of the best detoxifying poses is Mayurasana. This pose is one of the first 15 asanas ever to be written down. The first Yogis practicing asana understood its tremendous health benefits. Here’s what Svatmarama wrote about mayurasana in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika: “Mayurasana quickly alleviates all diseases like enlargement of […]

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“Lower the shoulders. Revolve the stomach left and right with the speed of a strong whirlpool. This is called Nauli by the masters. This Nauli is the crown of Hatha practices. It kindles a weak gastric fire, restores the digestion, always brings happiness, and dries up all defects and diseases.” – From The Hatha Yoga […]

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The following is taken from NPR’s story “The Great Oom: Yoga’s Wild Ride to Respectability” You can listen to the complete story here on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ “Yoga, that mystical art that’s become a regimen for 15 million Americans, came to this country from the East. Eastern Nebraska, to be precise. That’s where, back […]

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Tao Porchon-Lynch has been a student of yoga for over 60 years and has studied with Indra Devi and B.K.S. Iyengar. At 91 years old she’s been teaching yoga for 4 decades and is still going strong as a living inspiration. Thanks Tao for setting a wonderful example! “The creator of life is inside of […]

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I’m not sure I agree with all the rules, or the generalization of what ‘Yoga Goddesses’ want,  but the Guide to Dating a Yoga Goddess is a good start for potential suitors, or at least a good read. All the yoga goddesses and their would-be lovers will have to let me know what you think, […]

Ryan Tolasana

Ryan Leier is the energetic and inspired owner of ONE Yoga Saskatoon and Yoga For Youth which is a project that has been responsible for bringing yoga and meditation into public schools and community centers throughout the Saskatoon school district and into lower-income neighborhoods. I was lucky enough to get the busy man on the […]

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My friend Roseanne Harvey, genius behind “It’s All Yoga Baby” had an interesting post the other day about new, nude trends in yoga, and as she said “the precarious relationship between yoga, nudity and sexuality”. She talked briefly about the work of Abby Winters who started Nude Yoga Girls (which features exactly that ok… so […]

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Michael Stone is a psychotherapist in private practice, lecturer, yoga teacher and author. He co-leads the Centre of Gravity Sangha, a community of Yoga & Buddhist practitioners in Toronto and travels internationally, teaching in academic, yoga studio and conference settings. Michael offers courses and retreats that focus on integrating yoga postures, breathing practices, meditation and […]