ATHA: PRESENCE

IN THIS TRACK: History of yoga About the first yoga sutra Using the philosophy to create presence with difficult emotions Emotional landscape Equanimity Compassion Developing the capacity to “be with” Check out this...

SO YOURSELF

In this class we explore self-worth and value and our tendency to seek outside of ourselves for affirmation of our “goodness” or “bad-ness.” I share a story about the Buddha, the first 4 yoga sutras, a reading, some self inquiry / a practice,...

DHARMA AND PASSION

In this dharma talk, I talk about receiving THIS life, living in alignment with the heart. How earth –centered, grounded, integrated — gives us ease in transition and in letting go. I talk about transitioning out of old patterns of beliefs and thoughts...

BREAKING PATTERNS

Intro to Backbends – Playing With Fire Learning to use pain as a pivot point into freedom emotionally and physically. Breaking Patterns of Suffering – Opening up to Freedom – How are we using our power? To create more suffering? OR are we using it in...

DREAMS

  In this class we talk about the decent of the winter time and how scary that can feel do those of us who get depressed. We talk about the balance of life… of thinking and intellectualizing it all… then we move into just feeling and being. We do backbends...

THE CONDITIONS ARE ALWAYS IMPOSSIBLE

“Whatever you are meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” – Doris Lessing In this class we talk about authority, discipline, shame and guilt… and what it’s like to just give yourself what you really want. What is...

KINDNESS

Class on Tuesday April 19! Inspired by Sutra 1.5 We looked at pain and our relationship to it. Then moved through our practice with kindness, the kind of kindness to oneself that comes from an understanding of impermanence, from the pain of losing the things we love,...

THE OBSTACLES

In this class we talk about the obstacles to: -living aligned with truth -connected to the heart -presence Game on! Check out this...

COMPOSTING AND FERMENTING EGO

In this class we talk about the Buddha’s comparison between the banana tree and the ego, comparison to others, perception of reality, and of the ego’s swings from high-and-mighty to low and fermenting. Then we move to just being mystery… meeting...

LETTING ALL OF LIFE IN

In this class I talk about letting all of life in… creating the conditions for wisdom to arise. Inspired by Sutras 1.30 – 1.32 in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. “The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.  You must...