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How to Teach Hard Things

How to Teach Hard Things

What's the best way to teach hard things in yoga? Whether it's right-side-up or up-side-down, on foot or hand, is it all alignment, anatomy, crunches and pushups? Is there a better way? It's a good question. And since what we do in yoga is the same as what we do…
Is This Right for Me?

Is This Right for Me?

Is this place right for me? Is this person right for me? A friend asked this morning if it was right for her to go on a yoga retreat for a few months. It's a style I did a long while back, with a leader I don't know so much…
The Values We Share

The Values We Share

Community is everything. Tara and I are about to begin our course in Amsterdam, and we're thinking of everyone coming together to share this experience. We're lucky to have people from so wide a range of backgrounds and experience - beginners and long-time practicers, teachers of all styles, people looking…
Guiding Strala – Foreword by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi

Guiding Strala – Foreword by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi - Harvard Professor of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital - wrote the foreword.  He's doing amazing work, and it's wonderful to hear everything he has to say.  I'll copy some for you below, that he wrote about his work and…
A Practice that Makes it Easier to be Here

A Practice that Makes it Easier to be Here

Approaching the mind through the mind can be pretty tough. Especially when things get challenging. So we can go through our body, first. And we need something more. Something that combines the simplicity of meditation with the energy of movement. Here's a practice for this. It's not yoga or tai…

Why You Should Stay In Your Comfort Zone

  You don't need to move beyond your comfort zone. That would be uncomfortable. For progress to happen, you just need to move your comfort zone.   There was a time way back when I would hear this a lot in yoga classes. "Push beyond your edge!" I never understood…