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Finding Inspiration

I sometimes wonder how and when a spark of inspiration will occur for myself and others.  As a teacher, I am always hoping to be an impetus for change.  As a yogi, I know that unattachment is key.  As Desnikachar puts it, "Our normal course of action is first to decide on a goal and

Arm Balance Heaven

Elliott in urdvha mukha padmasana This weekend was the monthly intensives.  Focus of the month is arm balances.  I also taught a workshop after the Saturday intensive which was part of the Anatomy of Yoga Series.  In these workshops I talk about the anatomy of the body, energetic anatomy and also methods and

Why We travel

My husband and I made a commit to each other that we would continue to do 3 things; follow our dreams, continue to travel, and make being together as a family our biggest priority.  So far so good!  In fact we are approaching a major trilogy of anniversaries; our

The Definition of Yoga

My "real" Job "There are many definitions of yoga, -yoga as the movement from one point to another, higher one -yoga as the bringing together, the unifying of two things -yoga as action with undivided, uninterrupted attention These definitions of yoga have one thing in common: the idea that something changes.  This change

O2 Yoga goes International!

This January marked the opening of a new O2 Yoga in Mexico City. o2yogamexico.com.  My good friend Stephany Weingerz completed  O2 Yoga Teacher Training with me back in 2008.  She then returned to her home town of Mexico City and started to dream.  Back then, we had talked about her opening an O2 but I

The Lure of the Sirens

Okay, so my husband and sons don't look like sirens to you but to me, I am being lured back with their sweet song.  What is really happening?  Well, I am jealous of course!  They are still out west exploring and I want to go too.  On Saturday, I will be flying out

March 2011 Astanga Primary Series

O2 Yoga has its roots in the astanga tradition. This tradition was interpreted and organized by Shri K Patabi Jois during the last century, although it is based on ancient texts in India. Every year, I teach a 200-hour teacher training that always begins with the astanga Primary Series. O2 Yoga is not an astanga


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