The Mmmmmm Phase

The Mmmmmm Phase

The Mmmmmm Phase The big news of the day from my neck of the woods is that Luma Yoga, the centre that I called home for four wonderful years in downtown Santa Cruz, CA, is closing its doors on February 14, 2021, permanently. You can read Val’s message here. She...
Revive the Art of Conversation

Revive the Art of Conversation

I wrote this little note several months ago after a full day of yoga practice in Texas: “What a fabulous last day with Gioconda Parker at the San Marcos School of Yoga. The word “conversation” came up in totally unrelated circumstances three times...
Yoga Sequencing Tip: Home Base Pose

Yoga Sequencing Tip: Home Base Pose

I learned about using a “home base pose” in sequencing from Schyuler Grant in her Art of Teaching Kula Style Yoga training, which I highly recommend. It’s pretty simple, but can profoundly shift your teaching by lending a LOT of creativity and...
Set Your Vision and Intention: A Yoga Practice

Set Your Vision and Intention: A Yoga Practice

On the first day of 2017, my family and two other families went on our traditional New Year’s Day hike. We headed to the redwoods of Northern California with 8 kids in tow, and took on a 7-mile out-and-back hike. It was peaceful and meandering and it also had...