Monthly Archives: February 2011


Full disclosure

I am reintroducing my other blog called O2vegan. Can you guess what it is about? When I was a nutrition counselor,I was paid to tell people what to eat. When I was a personal trainer, I was expected and paid to tell people what exercises to do. Now, I am a yoga teacher, yoga teacher


Handstands take patience Coming back from our trip was a shock for sure.  Of course the weather was distinctly different, but it was also the culture shock, never mind being on the east coast while the rest of my family are still out west!  I came back in order to start the 2011

Waiting for the Big Crossing

The boys and the dogs on the beach in Tulum We will be crossing back into the US on Saturday.  We have had such an amazing trip, we are sad to leave Mexico but are already planning our return.  Here are some best ofs our trip. Deven, Coral, and Diana in the 

What the F?

On the eve of my 46th birthday I am feeling both unsettled and more committed than ever to live with love and joy and not be ruled by fear.  Not always easy.  I received 2 emails tonight which put, I guess, a healthy level of fear into me.  One, from a friend we met on

Heading Home

the Palenque ruins Okay, Okay, so not everyone travels for months.  The funny thing is, no matter how long you are traveling, you start to feel like you are at the end if the time left is less than the time that has come before.  I need to get back to the states

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Yoga Citta Vrtti Nirodha

The second of the yoga sutras, 1.2, translates to "yoga is the effort towards steadying the waves of the mind".  I guess I should say, this is the translation I like best.  Again, there are many interpretations of these simple words but I like this one because of the word effort.  The practice of yoga

So Much to Say, So Much to Do

Latinas mano a mano How often does one see 2 of their best friends arm wrestling?? Now really.  Tulum is a magical place where the strangest things occur.  The retreats went so beautifully I want to give them more time so I will skip over our 2 weeks in Tulum and continue on

February 2011 Twisting Triangle (Parivritta Trikonasana)

After month of lotus (did your knees survive?) and the month before on wheel (how’s your lower back holding up?) I wanted to shift the focus: a standing posture, something that would allow us to work on length and extension, something a little more clean and straightforward. Twisting Triangle (parivritta trikonasana) is the first twist