Free Yoga Nidra for the Dog Days of Summer

As we start to wind down summer (yes it officially lasts until the fall equinox but folks I know are already talking about it being over — we hurry everything in our culture), I wanted to share with you a resource meant to be used again and again: a recording of...

How Yoga Demystified My Psychedelic Experience, Part 2

I found myself in the Andean highlands with a small group of pilgrims, getting ready to do huachuma (known in Spanish as San Pedro), a visionary plant medicine that is one of Peru’s master healers. (Haven’t read part 1 yet? Go here) I saw the retreat as...

Why I Went to Peru to Do a Psychedelic I’d Never Heard Of 

In June, I went to Peru for a few weeks to do a spiritual retreat in the Andes, for which the current euphemism seems to be “working with plant medicine.” Last year, I led my first solo international yoga retreat a couple of weeks after I had been...

Saying Goodbye

“The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.”  — Friedrich Nietzsche There are all kinds of endings, and my life has been playing a variation of many of these...

Enough

I took the slow approach to completing my yoga therapy teacher training — or at least, this most recent step of it. I’ve now got 500 hours of training under my belt.  Last year, the International Association of Yoga Therapists revamped their standards, so...