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 […]
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.
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!
By Arthur Strimling Machu Picchu! Yoga! Service! Last April I saw a beautiful card at Vira Yoga offering a New Year’s retreat led by Zhenja La Rosa and Jordan Mallah that would culminate at Machu Picchu on New Year’s Eve – with a full moon, a blue moon, yet. Wow! I have harbored a dream […]
I believe everything happens for a reason. I was leading a Yoga and Service retreat to Peru over Christmas and New Years when by sheer grace the bus that was supposed to take us to Machu Picchu was going to be several hours late to pick us up. The delay was frustrating, but more importantly […]
One page explanation of my reasons for applying for Anusara certification: Since 2001, I have been on a magical journey of discovering the powerful and transformational practice of Anusara Yoga. After studying and teaching this extremely effective system of yoga, it is clear to me that it is my highest dharma to be a certified […]
The entire universe emanates a clear invocation of nature appreciation The pulsation of the breath of the universe is vibrant and alive Luminous royal sun flames majestically burn away mysterious cumulous clouds revealing thin blowing branches that provide a sacred resting place for stoically perched songbirds Vibrant yellow wildflowers scarcely speckle the emerald green shaded […]