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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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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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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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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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              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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Well… I did say that I would update this blog while I was traveling, and I did alright for the first week, but then I seriously fell off the wagon. Oh well, I enjoyed the computer-free time!And now I’m back in sometimes sunny/ mostly rainy Portland and getting back to work. One of the places […]

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Interview with Ryan Patterson from Away Inward Retreats.

In the last year and a half California-based massage therapist Ryan Patterson and his Partner Jason Frahm have taken four groups to Peru for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience including hikes to sacred Inca ruins, fire dances, earth offerings and plant ceremonies guided by Andean Shamans, massage, journaling, yoga (of course), Machu Picchu (of course) and a deep commitment to serving 2 local orphanages. I interviewed Ryan about the vision of Away Inward and his mission of charitable outreach.

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According to some, this corner of the Himayalas is not only the birthplace of what is now the yogic tradition, but it may also be the kingdom of Shambhala which “is a mythical kingdom hidden somewhere in Inner Asia

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Isn’t it strange how you can leave somewhere for months and it doesn’t feel like you’ve been gone for long, but then if you MOVE somewhere you can be gone for a week and it feels like forever… Well, after five years of stably residing in, and then almost a year and a half of […]

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The Africa Yoga Project works to empower youth, build a global community and increase well-being in East Africa. They have introduced hundreds of students in Kenya to the practice of yoga, and provide educational scholarships, job training food stipends, temporary housing and health services. The core group of students is from impoverished backgrounds in Nairobi, Kenya, and are […]

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My friend Adam in Montreal has just recently published his fantastic book “The Fruithunters”. His obsession with rare fruit has lead him on a global adventure to find the fruits, uncover the lore and research the complex politics and cultural implications of fruit. You can get a taste test of the adventure and order his […]