Our Broken World and Yoga Practice

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“Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit the broken pieces together. Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless struggles of life. Yoga allows you to find a new […]

Guru Vision, Guru Blindness

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I started writing this essay almost 25 years ago, and for mysterious reasons, never finished it, submitted it to any journal or magazine, or even put it on the blog I’ve developed. It languished! Inspired by a conversation with Lois Steinberg in Urbana, Illinois, recently, as well as an essay on Carrie Owerko’s blog, I’m […]

Pacific Yoga–Pura Vida!

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Pacific Yoga Sunset in Samara, an ocean village on the west coast of Costa Rica, our varied yoga teacher training group in vrksasana on the cliff above the beach (Costa Rica, Mexico, Texas, Switzerland, Poland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, New Orleans, Massachusetts and Virginia are represented!) and finally Sam Saladino Blackthorn and Peggy Kelley on […]

Reflections on Assessment, from both sides now

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Some Reflections on our Process of Assessment and Growth as a Democratic, Educational Nonprofit Organization This year, for the first time in my ten years of serving as an assessor in the US and Mexico, I will be part of two assessment teams and chair of one. That makes three, and it is probably the […]

Meditation on art, teaching, science and yoga

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Meditation on art, teaching, science and yoga This morning has dawned fresh and clear in Yonkers, NY, where we are staying with my old friend Susan Butterick, a physician assistant with Planned Parenthood here in New York and former law school colleague at UT. So many threads are weaving through my brain at the present […]

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Guelaguetza, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, 20 y 27 julio, 2015 Thanks to Emilie and Jim Rogers, we brought a group from Texas down to Oaxaca City 10 days ago to practice Iyengar yoga, learn a bit about ayurveda and Indian dance (thanks to Sreedhara Abhikebbalu), AND attend the Guelaguetza.The state of Oaxaca has a greater Indian […]

Blessing the Seeds

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Community has become a trendy word these days. There are civic communities, online communities, even yoga studio communities. There are communities of online reviewers and bloggers, communities of like minded foodies (the “vegan community” for example) and communities of sports and pop idol fans. What boggles my mind is that members of some of these […]

B.K.S. Iyengar on his Invention of Props

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Happy almost Groundhog Day. I’ve missed my “lifeline”, the ekadashi after the last new moon, but have been doing taxes, ugh…BUT, I have completed editing Iyengar’s comments on props and will post it here. His inventiveness has benefitted us all so very much, and I, for one, am eternally grateful. As far as learning “actions” […]