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Beginner’s Mind

Being a Good Student When teaching teacher training, I often suggest to people that it is important to be a good student.  Being a good student means staying in learning mode.  Being on the road means that I take classes with teachers and at studios that are unknown to me.  So far, I

On the Road First Days

FIRST COUPLE DAYS 12/17 We slept in the RV in our driveway so we could take off bright and early. 12/18 6am drove along 1A and watched the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean for the last time in 2010.  Dylan and I sat in the co-pilot seat drinking coffee and chatting about our trip. Hit

Ommmmmmm

      How I Started Teaching Let me just say that I love to OM. This was not always the case; in fact I never closed yoga practice with an OM as a new teacher. When I first started teaching, I honestly didn't know a lot about the tradition of the practice. I started

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Your Karma ran over my Dogma

Updogs, Downdogs, No Dogma Thought it appropriate to revisit our tagline as the new year and a new chapter of O2 begins. Some of it might seem obvious. We do a lot of updogs and downdogs in O2's unique style of yoga based on the Astanga system. There is also my clear love

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December 2010 Padmasana (Lotus)

Padmasana, or Lotus pose, is in many ways the quintesential yoga posture. It is the one most non-yoga practitioners think of when they imagine a yoga practice (that and ommmmmmmm). It seems appropriate to focus on padmasana at the end of the year because it represents consolidation of energy, balanced energy, and expanded energy. You

Life is Yoga: December 2010: A Note On OM

How I started teaching Let me just say that I love to OM. This was not always the case; in fact I never closed yoga practice with an OM as a new teacher. When I first started teaching, I honestly didn’t know a lot about the tradition of the practice. I started teaching because my

The Rennet Firestorm

This summer, my kids and I and our good friend Griffin, he's 14, were at a party at a friend's house. All the kids were hanging out around the campfire. Someone brought out some marshmallows to roast. Dylan and Griffin started to kind of lecture the kids on why they shouldn't eat marshmallows. Why, you

What the heck does blogging have to do with it?

So, my good friend Kelly, put this blog together for me from an old one that my friend Ian made for me. Confused? Well, originally I had all these things I wanted to say and show about animals, and food and community but didn't feel confident enough to actually have my own blog. So, Ian

November 2010 Hanumanasana (Splits)

Hanumanasana, or split pose, is one of the most difficult postures both to access and to teach properly. There are a million "cheats," but doing it with alignment in mind will help you in everything you do in yoga. Anatomically, hanumanasana hip flexion in the front and hip extension on the back leg. Believe it

Life is Yoga: November 2010: Gratitude

I have been thinking a lot about the concept of gratitude. I think that many of us believe that the state of gratitude involves feeling happy all the time. Nothing could be further from the truth. I believe it is possible to practice gratitude while still slipping into frustration, sadness, and overstimulation. Gratitude is really