December Happenings and Special New Years Day Class

Happy December! As we move into the holiday season, we can feel rushed along by the rush of things. If we’re not careful, we can miss the really important things. I’m encouraging my classes to take five minutes in the morning and/or evening through January 1 to sit still and pay attention to the breath.Continue reading “December Happenings and Special New Years Day Class”

March Happenings and Beyond

I trust in these early months of 2017 you are keeping up with your practice. Our practice gives us a much needed break from the noise around us to allow the nervous system to calm and correct itself, a stilling of the body, and a quieting of the mind. We notice as we clear theContinue reading “March Happenings and Beyond”

January Happenings and Beyond

A Very Happy New Year to You! I trust the last days of 2016 and the first days of 2017 have found you setting intentions for a solid foundation in the upcoming year. May you have happiness, joy, and freedom throughout! The only constant is change and the end of 2016 brought the gentle reminderContinue reading “January Happenings and Beyond”

Self Care

Over the past 36 hours, for me, it has been mostly about self care. Watching my emotions, acknowledging them, but not identifying them as who I am. Part of that self care has been listening to music. This is a piece I will play for savasana when time permits. When I woke up yesterday (NovemberContinue reading “Self Care”

Election Day Meditation

This election cycle has been a bit contentious. We’ll all find one serious exhale after Tuesday. In the meantime, my fellow teachers at NYHRC are offering Election Day Meditation all day long at various locations. So go vote and then offer yourself an opportunity to calm the f*ck down. Check the schedule. Sit. Inhale. Exhale.

Help Yourself!

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson The political discourse these days has me feeling a little glum. While I don’t believe the noise created byContinue reading “Help Yourself!”

Cynicism Recidivism (or zero f*cks to give)

Our practice always shows us where we’re stuck. If we pay attention, we’re always shown where we’re being a little too rigid or perhaps too slack. Of late, I’ve been suffering from the NYC affliction: cynicism and hardness. And while I know that those afflictions can be present and I don’t need to BE cynicalContinue reading “Cynicism Recidivism (or zero f*cks to give)”