Today’s world offers non-stop distractions and makes implicit cultural demands to move faster and harder. So many of us keep a tight and full schedule as a defense mechanism so that we can unconsciously be “lazy” and not create time to deal with the deeper and often difficult issues in our lives. As soon as […]
A letter home from when I was 21 years old and living in South Africa: Robben Island, A Potent Symbol of Freedom, Saturday FEBRUARY 5, 2000 Today I headed to Robben Island, one of the worlds most potent symbols of freedom. A place where for 400 years colonial and apartheid rulers banished those they regarded […]
Is Meditation Overrated? One of my clients asked me the other day if I thought meditation is overrated. Let me tell you about my experience and you decide for yourself. In the mid-90s, I was deeply attracted to anything out of the ordinary that involved altered states of consciousness. No wonder that as a hippie […]
On Hurricanes and Realizations: Living in downtown New York City I was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Not because its brute force knocked out my electricity for days. Not because Sandy turned my Tribeca neighborhood into a rubbish-strewn, blacked-out, evacuated community. Not because, despite my best efforts, it robbed me of my comforts, livelihood and […]
Your Life Aligned® is a complete life-practice that integrates powerfully therapeutic yoga with tools and techniques for greater spiritual, nutritional and mindful living to support anyone toward creating a healthier, more abundant and more purposeful life. Sound complicated? Sound a little fuzzy? No worries. Clarity is coming! After 16 years of intensive training, yoga education, teaching […]
Yoga and Service Project, December 19-26, 2011 Yoga is service and service is Yoga. Check out our journey to the indigenous Andean village where I spent three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Each day we practiced yoga and worked on a project to co-create an organic community garden at the local high school. Add purpose […]
A decade ago, my friend and yoga teacher, Jordan Mallah, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in La Grama. Every few years since, he’s arranged a “service” trip where he convinces a group of people from the United States to come build a local library, or assist on a town-wide water project. The 2011 project was to plant an organic vegetable garden behind el colegio, the local grammar school.
As a special gift of gratitude for the support of all my students and friends, I created the Your Holiday Aligned guide, complete with tips, recipes, and contemplations to keep you centered and vibrant as we enter the New Year. Let’s evolve the way we live and act to add more light and love in […]
Nothing is casual about a pilgrimage to the six Murugan temples of Southern India. It is a down-and-dirty journey to gaze powerfully into the eyes of God. Literally. Traveling to places where foreigners rarely step, and for good reason, is a commitment to bathe in the underbelly of unfolding consciousness.
Jordan Mallah and Kageno Worldwide teamed up to create a once in a lifetime community service and yoga adventure deep into the Rwanda bush!