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...

Midnight Song

Often, life seems to be at a standstill for a long, long time. and then change comes quickly, unexpected. In the summer heat, it’s hard to imagine the turning of the season, but there it is, on a single sheet with a big eye that sees all.  This leaf fell for me...