Ashtanga yoga at Bikram Yoga Farmington – Saturday, April 30

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I am delighted to offer a free all-level Ashtanga yoga class at Bikram Yoga Farmington during the Open House. When: Saturday, April 30   5:30-6:45 Where: Bikram Yoga Farmington (click for directions) 230 Farmington Ave. Farmington, CT. I invite all yoga friends and anyone interested in Ashtanga yoga to join us for a free class at this lovely studio. […]

Chair Yoga practice for the Home, Office or On the Go

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Hello, and Happy New Year to all! Several yoga students and teachers have asked me for a “chair yoga practice guide” to stretch, align, and release muscle tension in the home, office, or anywhere we find ourselves sitting immobile for too long. The printable pages below describe a basic practice that requires only a chair and provides […]

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Open House at Sacred Movement Yoga Saturday, June 6th

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Just a quick hello to announce an Open House day at Sacred Movement Yoga, in Bloomfield, CT. I will be conducting a free all-level Vinyasa class from 3-4 pm Join us on Saturday, June 6, 2015 for free classes all day, plus a 20% discount on class cards! 9:00-10:00am  Power Flow … Maya 10:30-11:30am  All Levels … Jill 12:00-1:00pm  Gentle/Beginner … […]

Tim and Kino

Great interview with Kino and Tim from Love Yoga Anatomy

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Yoga friends, I really enjoyed listening to this interview with two very respected Ashtanga yoga instructors, husband and wife, Kino Macgregor and Tim Feldman. If you get to spend some time in South Beach, Miami I recommend visiting and practicing at the Miami Life Center. It’s a lovely yoga studio and offers a terrific complement of mysore style and […]

Breath of the Gods

Breath of the Gods; a film biography of Sri. Krishnamacharya

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I often reference Sri. T. Krishnamacharya in classes and am surprised how few practitioners are aware of his influence on contemporary yoga practices.  Among his students over a lifetime of teaching were T.K.V. Desikachar, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois,  B.K.S. Iyengar, Indra Devi, Srivatsa Ramaswami, and A. G. Mohan. These significant teachers continued this legacy of practice and scholarship essentially shaping the yoga landscape which […]

A Sunday morning mantra for peace

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A couple of yoga friends came to visit on a recent Sunday morning, and our conversation turned to mantra and chanting. Almost spontaneously, we recited some verses that I knew by sound, but whose origins and meaning I had never learned: Aum (OM) asato mā sad-gamaya tamaso mā jyotir-gamaya mṛtyormā’ mṛtaṁ-gamaya Aum śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ […]

3 ways to bring Yoga practice into daily life

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Five to ten minutes of yoga every day is more beneficial than an hour and a half once a week. I believe that small, but regular practices make greater and longer lasting changes. We live in a world that seems pretty desperate for a quick-fix. You know: Lose 15 pounds in 15 days!  How else would anyone get […]

Zen and the art of yoga teaching, a workshop with David Swenson

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In the early 1990’s during the age of Usenet, BBS and Internet Forums the website yogachicago was born. My favorite component of the site were reviews of yoga workshops by notable teachers. I found this to be an interesting resource and the inspiration for this look at a recent workshop with David Swenson. Teaching is performing. Holding a room, […]

Counting sun salutations

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I love surya namaskara! I do. Insomniacs count sheep, gamblers count cards…me, I count sun salutations, in sanskrit. In and of itself sun salutations make a concise and elegant stand-alone practice when time is limited and I just want to move through the entire body and connect with my breath. Honestly, it’s best when there’s no talking, no sound […]