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Homecoming and the Value of Ritual in Personal Practice

It is mid-September, and outside my window the tall grasses have…

Align With The Magic of Deep Winter: 9 Simple Rituals

Deep winter is the time of long dark nights on either side of…

My Metta Sadhana: Working With Lovingkindness To Undo Fear

All of my life I have know fear and anxiety, they have been my…

My Home Practice: An Ever Unfolding Relationship

I signed up for my first yoga teacher-training program because…

Creating Ritual: Prayer

I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay…

Coming Home: Creating Healthy Rhythms For Autumn and Winter

I have often said that autumn is my favorite season and I think it is because it is the season where I come back to myself. I love the sensual delights of this season. The particular quality of sunlight that we get on these crisp cool days, the brilliant colors of the trees as they turn, the smells of woodsmoke and leaves burning in the air , and the tastes of autumn spices on my tongue. But what I truly love is the way that this season invites me back into rhythm with myself and reminds me of what I value most.....

Moon Wisdom: New Moon

The new moon is when the night sky is dark and the light of the moon can’t be seen. It’s a time when the energy current is below the surface, and in comparison to the bright and vibrant energy of a full moon, the days around the new moon are quiet and contemplative in nature....

Pancha Mahabhutas: The Five Great Elements of Life

Long before I became a student of yoga and Ayurveda I was fascinated by the elements of nature and inspired by the 5 elements systems used in many traditional systems of natural healing and spirituality. When I was younger I chose to spend a few years living off the grid (meaning no running water, no electricity!), and that time spent living in rhythm with nature has deeply informed my studies and my experience of the elements.....

The Freedom of Discipline

Yesterday afternoon I drove down the snowy road from Whistler…

Calm, Clear & Inspired: Detoxing in January

January is a great time to dream big, nourish desire, and vision the future. And if we then bring into being practices, rituals, routines, and relationships that take us in the direction of our dreams and visions than we will find that the habits and attitudes that are not nourishing us will generally fall away on their own.....