There’s No Magic Bullet for Chronic Pain (but yoga helps!)

  I’ve told the story in my classes before – but never here -- that I discovered yin yoga during a particularly painful bout of lower back pain in my 30s when I was teaching vinyasa and I thought that should be helping my back but instead it was making things...

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Happy New Year! 

I hope that you brought in the New Year surrounded by loved ones, relaxed and warm! Those of us on the East Coast have been suffering under a spell of sub-freezing temperatures, and a lived experience of the alarm-sounding meteorological term, bomb cyclone.  Those of...

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Does Yin Help Unlock Trauma?

As though I needed an excuse, about a month back, I took a 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Biff Mithoefer. After ten years of teaching Yin (and now teaching yoga teachers how to teach Yin well), I wasn’t really expecting to pick up many new tricks. What I love...

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Where Beauty Comes From  

Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. --Leonard Cohen     Recently, I was interviewed by Laura Kupperman, who has been a friend as well as my coach, as part of a week-long online business training...

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Slow Down for Fall So You Can Get a Rush from Your Life

You guys know from my last post that I am a big believer in integration. In fact, I’d say that having an experience without making time to chew it up well, savor every delish and disgusting nuance, and assimilate the nuggets that have sieved through your digestive...

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