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MLK Day – Non-Violence & Yoga

Love Love is gravity, the primordial force of bonding that drives the ongoing  creation of the universe. Our liberation is bound together by natural and spiritual truths. Today, on the day acknowledged as a national holiday celebrating the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the world is imploding with violence. The unhealed collective […]

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Morning in Kathmandu: Peace & Devotion

Morning in Kathmandu     We rose before dawn. Roosters crowed and cows mooed as we walked in the brisk morning air through the green walled streets of Budhalinkantha. The Himalayan foothills partially enshrouded in fog offered glimpses of their enormous witness. Schoolchildren in blue and white uniforms emerged from behind the gates of the […]

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Collective Wellness: Devotions for These Times

The roof of my mouth is sore. My nostrils and eyes both burn and there is a slight ache in my throat. The wildfires that continue to burn in Canada have impacted the air quality as far west as Colorado and Montana. Air quality in the Midwest and Mid Atlantic states is expected to be […]

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5 Practices to Open Your Heart

  Yesterday in our Yoga Class Curator Pilgrimage & Puja Community Practice, founder and teacher Susanna Barkataki led us in an inquiry around devotion. She referenced Yoga Sutra 1:39: Meditating on that which is elevating.   She gave us some inquiries for reflective journaling and the focus on meditating on what elevates is still unfolding within me. I am […]

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What is this thing called Presence? What comes to mind when you think of Presence? How do you know if you are experiencing Presence? It is a word heard often from many wellness professionals. We are often informed that “being present” is a desired state in this world of overstimulation. Mark Nepo in The Book […]

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Beltaine. Passion, Power & The Celtic Wheel

  Dolores Whelan, teacher of Celtic spiritual and wisdom traditions guides explorations of how ancient wisdom can form and shape values in which a new society can be formed. Joanna Macy, eco-Buddhist and source teacher for the Great Turning applies this as well to her work. Joanna is one of my teachers and these teachings, across Cosmologies resonate […]

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Ahimsa & Satya.  Fierce Tenderness

Ahimsa & Satya. Fierce Tenderness

  Cancel culture cloaked in self righteousness is easy to access. It is this reactive, defensive mode that is readily available to most of us (including me for full transparency). Fortunately, yoga philosophy gives us a framework to navigate, regulate and show up grounded, resolute, open minded, open hearted and willing to learn and grow. […]

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Holy Week 2023

Jesus wept. This is the shortest verse in the Bible. John 11, verse 35.    This is the story where Jesus is grieving due to the death of his friend Lazarus, already laid in the tomb having been prepared and wrapped for burial.  Jesus wept. Jesus had bodily functions such as blood, sweat and tears. […]

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Truth. Honesty. The Current State of Affairs.

In this time of folx saying whatever they want, does truth matter? is truth a matter of perspective? Is there such a thing as broader, universal truths? What is the relationship between truth and integrity, truth and courage? How do we speak truth to injustice without screaming into the void and creating more chaos? How […]

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