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Without Reflections How Will We See?

+ January Schedule Update If I have seem quiet in newsletters and social media, there is an intentional reason for it.  As most of you probably know, I set out to spend the Winter Solstice and the holidays turning inward and just being with my family. And though I haven’t been completely off the grid, […]

Ishvara Pranidhana: Surrender and Being in Life

    Deborah Adele writes in her book on the Yoga ethical practices of the Yamas and Niyamas around ishvara pranidhana, Ishvara pranidhana, The jewel of surrender, presupposes that there is a divine force at work in our lives. Whether we call it God, grace, providence, or life, this force is greater than we are […]

Staying in the heat to know myself: an exploration of tapas and svadhyaya

  Throughout last week and entering into this week, I have experienced how perhaps it’s no wonder that tapas comes as an ethical practice in yoga before svadhyaya.  Let me explain and let’s explore…   Tapas means ‘heat’… …and can also translate as self discipline, austerities, catharsis, change or transformation, and even spiritual effort.   Here’s […]