The Welcoming Practice
The Welcoming Practice is a gentle, yet powerful, contemplative practice intended to nurture inner transformation. The practice, which finds its roots in the Contemplative community, has the capacity to carefully draw us out from our habitual reactions and help us move through challenging or painful experiences. I first learned about the Welcoming Practice while attending […]Continue Reading...
What’s In a Name
Recently a friend asked about spiritual names. Many Yoga teachers have a spiritual name that they use, often it’s something given to them by their senior teacher (guru). Years ago, when I began the first 200 hours of my Yoga teacher training journey, the topic of asking our main teacher, Baba Hari Dass, for a spiritual name […]Continue Reading...
The 2015 season of Sierra Foothill Conservancy Yoga classes have drawn to a close. Last Friday we offered the final fieldtrip of the year (for 60 incredibly enthusiastic 2nd graders). The week before we offered the final Yoga Hike to our wonderful adults. Looking at the preserve today, the green grasses have all turned brown, crunching […]Continue Reading...
Chasing the Wind
Once, many years ago (and in front of a large group of people) I asked Baba Hari Dass a question about meditation. I explained that there were times during meditation when images or sounds came up, much like dreaming, though more vivid. I asked Babaji if the images and sounds I experienced meant I was “on the right […]Continue Reading...