Flying Beyond Fear

“do one thing a day that scares you”- lululemon manifesto

I don’t like to look down from tall buildings, and I am terrified of being on roller coasters, so when my friend, Jess, invited me to join her in a flying trapeze class in dc, I did not exactly jumped on the chance. but at the end, i am so happy i did it!

what scares you? what do you believe you can not do? do you have a list? look at it, and pick the top two. of course, something like running a marathon requires training and time, but small feats can be easily be attainable and can have a huge impact on your self-esteem. as the nike commercial says “just do it!”



July Workshop and Immersion

Dear Yogis and Yoginis,

I just wanted to let you know that I will be teaching an afternoon workshop at Little River Yoga on 7/19, Sunday and an all-day immersion at Clearbrook Farm on 7/25, Saturday. Details are below.

Please join us if you can, and as always, let me know if you have any questions.

Hope to see you soon!

Love and Light,


Vinyasa Practice with Ursula Cox

Ursula will guide you through a strong and challenging yoga practice to awaken your body and enliven your spirit. She has a delightful way of inspiring the student to reach for their potential.

In this dynamic well-rounded flowing asana practice, you will open and strengthen your body and mind. A guided meditation will follow to nourish your soul.

Sunday, July 19: 1:30-4:00pm at Little River Yoga
$30, payable in advance. $30 on 7/19, as space permits

For registration or more information, contact Little River Yoga at 703-203-8510; or,

All-Day Yoga Retreat at Clearbrook Farm with Ursula Cox

Devote a day to deepen your practice in a tranquil setting in the Shenandoah Valley as you experience yoga in nature with 350 acres of private meadows and forest.

The retreat takes place at Clearbrook Farm about 40 miles west of Leesburg, VA between Berryville and Winchester. We will start the day with a dynamic asana practice to open and strengthen the body, including many different kinds of backbends and inversions, offering options for every challenging asana.

We are all on our own sadhana (personal yogic path) which is unique to each and every one of us. In the afternoon, we will have a chance to share our thoughts on our yogic journey, on how our practice affects our lives and what it means to us.

We will finish our time together with a grounding sequence of yin yoga poses to bring ourselves and our practice into balance.

Saturday, July 25, 10am-5pm at Clearbrook Farm
$85; lunch included

For further information and to register, please contact Ursula at:



there were prayer sessions, pujas, ceremonies for Guruji all around the world, including mysore, yesterday honoring sri k. pattabhi jois who passed away on may 18. many beautiful thoughts and remembrances have been written about him since that day by the hundreds of students whose lives have forever changed because of him.

Guruji’s teachings not only built our global ashtanga community with many wonderful teachers and students, but his influence also extended to several leading teachers of other vinyasa traditions today; shiva rea, sharon gannon, david life, and seane corn have all considered him their teacher at some point on their yogic journey and have expressed their gratitude for his teachings.

his legacy is one of the most influential in our current “yoga world.” I can’t imagine him not finding those banana leaves at the mysore library with the sequences on them, as legend says, can you?

I have had a chance to meet him twice. he led practices in helsinki, finland a couple of years ago in a big volleyball stadium without a mike. his booming voice chanting the opening mantra was the strongest of all 200+ of us in that space. then a year and a half ago in mysore I saw him again. this time illness clearly had taken its toll on his body, but still the smile and twinkling eyes were there as he sat in his chair at the shala watching us practice.

I was sad when I first heard the news of his passing, but now I feel only gratitude to this wonderful man named pattabhi jois, and for the gift of ashtanga yoga he broght to our western world.

thank you, Guruji, you will be in our hearts forever!