Categories for Musings

The Obstacle is the Path

December 17, 2012 / Announcements

What better time to write about obstacles, pain, and suffering than when sick in bed? In life we have choices: the be miserable or to be content. To complain about unfortunate events or to learn from them. One of my favorite Buddhist sayings as of late reads “The Obstacle is the Path.” Each and every… Read More

Never Give Up Your Practice

November 7, 2012 / Announcements

Over the past 18 months, I have been going through some major life changes. And they are not over. Last winter during a time of high frustration I felt that I may have to give up yoga entirely.  I was looking at going back to work full-time while essentially being a single mother to two… Read More

Perfictionist, anyone?

October 30, 2012 / Announcements

Having lived most of my life raveled up in the world of a perfectionist (in my mind), I have come to know the anguish and anxiety that comes from this perspective.  In this space, the words “I should have” are playing in an automatic replay mode that is too common for comfort.  Sure, being a… Read More

Grace in Greece

October 10, 2012 / Announcements

Having recently returned from an amazing to trip to Greece for a yoga workshop, and since it was impossible to bring you all along with me, I thought I would share some of my experiences with our wonderful IPY community.  When I first booked the trip with my daughter Caroline months ago, I was a… Read More

The Yoga Sutras

August 7, 2012 / Announcements

One of my favorite aspects of yoga is the study of the sacred texts that have guided us to the yoga we practice today. The most relevant text available to us today is called the Yoga Sutras. Compiled by the Indian sage Patanjali over 2,000 years ago, the Yoga Sutras are made up of 196… Read More


July 22, 2012 / Announcements

It seems that all my bridges have been burned, But, you say that’s exactly how this grace thing works I have been pondering this Mumford and Sons lyric recently. What is grace? Imagine a new mom with a 7-week-old baby. Terrified. Hormones raging. Living in a third-world country. She is scared to be alone, but… Read More

Confessions of a non-cook

July 18, 2012 / Announcements

Sometimes we aren’t who we see ourselves to be, and it takes a long time to realize. I’ve always wanted to be THAT girl who could walk into a kitchen and work marvels delighting family and friends with my culinary skills. Trying over the years to get cooking in my blood, to learn how to… Read More


June 27, 2012 / Announcements

I am standing in front my mat, feet evenly balanced on the floor, long spine, hands together at my heart. Our teacher asks us to set an intention for our class and the idea of ‘expansion’ comes to mind. As I inhale I observe my lungs and body inflate as I feed my soul with… Read More

If You Are Stuck, Move

June 21, 2012 / Announcements

All life is full of movement. To feel that we are on hold, stuck in one place seems to go against nature, but it is something we all go through from time to time. Sometimes in our yoga practice we feel stiff and stuck within a pose. Similarly, in life we can feel stagnant and… Read More

The Person Next to Us

June 14, 2012 / Announcements

There are times when I get so focused on my Yoga practice and teaching that I miss seeing the opportunity to share its benefits much closer to my home.  My husband had a hip replacement six months ago and he had been making good progress regaining his strength so he could cycle but his flexibility… Read More