namaste

“I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one.” Chief Crazy Horse, Oflala Sioux, 1877 The practice of yoga is one of surrender. As human beings we are constantly(and sometimes it […]

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Prana Yoga’s 4th Anniversary Bash

Next Thursday, April 28th, Prana Yoga will be celebrating it’s fourth year! When I moved back to NJ 5 years ago, the first yoga class I took was with Nancy(the now owner of Prana). It was 6 am, and as we pressed back in “Downward Facing Dawg,” I knew I had truly arrived on the […]

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Birth and Rebirth

This is an exciting Spring. Not only was winter so intense and persevering that every time I see something moving out of the corner of my eye I think it is a snowflake, but so many new exciting things are happening(and it’s almost warm enough to wear dresses!). Nearly 2 weeks ago I witnessed the […]

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2 Poems On My Mind

Prayer is an Egg by Rumi On Resurrection Day God will say,“What did you do with the strength and energy with the food I gave you on earth? How did you use your eyes? What did you make with your five senses while they were dimming and playing out? I gave you hands and feet as tools for preparing the […]

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Fear of Fa(i/l)ling

For the past 2 months, I have been teaching yoga once a week to a small group of homeschoolers. Today one of the kids wanted to do an L shaped handstand at the wall, and from there we decided to try(highly assisted) handstands. When I demonstrated the pose at the wall another child asked if […]

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The New, The Old, and The Ugly

The new year has begun and with it I have given up some things that definitely do not support me(bread, coffee), have picked up some new habits(from Gurmukh’s book on Kundalini yoga), and am facing some difficult decisions(financial planning). UGH!!! My devotion to being on my Path leads me to learn, to move, to shed […]

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december

it’s amazing to me lately how quickly time is passing. here we are nearing the end of december! it’s always an amazing time to look back at the year and reflect on what i am grateful for, what my challenges were, what i have learned…i also love the holiday season and how it encourages me […]

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ah…transition!

somehow it is nearing the end of october already. i have apple and pumpkin picked, eaten lots of squash, have baked several apple pies and have plans for baking 2 pumpkin pies for a taste test(canned or fresh pumpkin?). the night air is cool and smells delicious, and i am sleeping better. these are things […]

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happy autumn!

ah, the humility of having a website! this morning, a student commented on having seen it(she was incredibly gracious), and i was hit by a wave of oh-dear-i-really-need-to-stop-avoiding-updating-my-pageness. this afternoon i am feeling much gratitude to her for having encouraged me to clean it up! thank you! fall is here with it’s transitory nature! it […]

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