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Why Dream?

My husband Steven, Douglas, and Mike moving stuff to Cambridge I have had an incredibly stressful few weeks. We moved out of the South End on Saturday which was of course bittersweet. I was hoping for closure but what I got instead was incredible unsteadiness and confusion. Basically, the woman who is supposed

Who is Lululemon???

I find myself, up at 1am, unable to sleep, and distracted by my lack of doing more of something I am unsure of. I am worried about subletting the new studio. I am worried about whether I have inadvertently pissed off some home school mom.  I am worried about feeling tired and cold and look

Building A Barn

We live in a barn. First, my husband built the boat-shed and then the living quarters around it. Our antique wooden sailboat is literally and figuratively the heart of the house. Her name is Cicada and Steven, my husband, grew up on this boat. His family traveled all over the world on this boat. So

Energy Lines

As I was working on my latest intensive, it struck me for the millionth time how difficult it is to put theory into practice. I mean, there is the idea of energy lines that I have been obsessed with for years. Extending energy in a pose; looking for the lines of energy when adjusting and

Talking Trash

I recently made a commitment to try to stop worrying. I know that sounds strange but it actually worked for a while, and continues to when I remind myself. What I really said to myself was, "just try to stop worrying and see what happens. " Now, I come from a long line of worriers,

Finally, The Big Announcement…..

You all know that I have a passion for yoga. I love what I do and truly believe that I am part of a growing energetic movement to make people (including myself) calmer, more peaceful, happier, and healthier. My passion for yoga doesn't stop when I step off my mat or out from the front

The Meaning of Yoga

I came across this quote the other day. It really resonated with me. I shared it in the last intensive and it struck a chord with many of you as well. It really sums up what I believe the true meaning and purpose of yoga to be. Today, in my weekly visit with my friend

Deprivation or Liberation? You Choose

"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But, if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." -Aboriginal Activists Group, Queensland, AustraliaGiving Up Whenever I hear people speak about creating a healthier, more sustainable world, the talk always turns to what we

Ode to Elliott

Elliott in urdvha mukha padmasana In the Beginning Elliott and I have known each other for 8 years. I always remember when we met because he took a teacher training I taught with Beryl Bender Birch and I was pregnant with my son Deven, who is now turning 8. The somerville studio was

Rooster Feathers

Storm, our Beautiful Rooster who wakes us up every morning By now, you either wear them in your own hair or have at least seem the latest fashion trend, feather hair extensions. My own hairdresser suggested I try them not long ago. I looked at him and said, indignantly, "I am vegan remember?