3 Keys to Meaningful Embodied Practice

3 Keys to Meaningful Embodied Practice

Consistency Showing up consistently is key. Come as you are, enter the space, work with what is. When you take off your shoes and enter the room it activates the set of associations you are building for yourself: slowing down your mind, cultivating compassion, paying...
Establishing Sacred Space

Establishing Sacred Space

This is an excerpt from the Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind teacher training manual. Find the book on Amazon here and more info about the training here! When we enter the yoga room, we are enacting sacred space. We define sacred space as “a time and place set aside for...
Why “Resilience” Is My New Favorite Word..

Why “Resilience” Is My New Favorite Word..

  re•sil•ience (rɪˈzɪl yəns) also re•sil′ien•cy, n. 1. the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. 2. ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like;...
Got Grounding? Come Home to Your BODY!

Got Grounding? Come Home to Your BODY!

This is the first short excerpt from my book Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind, on “The Foundational Trinity” of our approach to yoga. Along with the video below, it gives you a brief introduction to “grounding“: what it is, why it is useful and...
What “Energy” Really Means…

What “Energy” Really Means…

PORTRAIT OF THE YOUNG MAN AS AN EXPLORER In my late 20’s all the pieces started to come together… Since my teens I had been fascinated with spirituality. It helped that my liberal intellectual parents had a bookshelf that featured the Penguin collection of...