Sep 30, 2014

Beyond Beauty Products

Global warming, climate change, rising waters, and catastrophic weather patterns are no longer exaggerations but actual consequences of our fossil fuel dependent global crisis. Whether you made it to the Climate March, or not you may feel over-informed or overwhelmed by the topic and wonder what you, 1 person or a small family, can actually […]

Sep 22, 2014

Yoga, Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

Many of you ask me about starting yoga as you plan for pregnancy, during pregnancy or post partum. Two of my yoga friends, who are both moms and yoga educators, have written a beautiful book to support and inspire motherhood. Yoga Sadhana for Mothers also shares personal stories from more than 20 yoga moms on […]

Sep 15, 2014

Are You Experienced?

Location, location, location. Or what I might call synchronicity, plain damn good luck or the Grace of the Guru. So my neighbor, who lives downstairs with his wife and his dog, is an awesome guy. He is a mentor for individuals with spinal cord injury and works with the city, as well as other public […]

Aug 27, 2014

Far Flung

So we go to a yoga class and we take yoga. Or do yoga. Or practice yoga. Or some one wants to try yoga, so they want to take a class, or get to a class or do a class. Or they tried one class. The class is too far, or too early, or too […]

Aug 20, 2014

Things Are Getting Intense.

This Spring I went back to NYU to study for a certificate in Coaching and Leadership. Talk about intense. Cycling and trekking through snowstorms to spend weekends in class? Intense. Reading 15 new books, 100s of pages a week, writing papers, sitting exams and doing homework? Intense. Learning facilitation and practicing it for hours and […]

Aug 13, 2014

Feed Your Skin with Ceramide Rich Avocado

Here’s my newest article as Natural Beauty Expert at About.com. Feed Your Skin with Ceramide Rich Avocado We can thank the Aztecs for cultivating the Avocado. The Aztecs called their prized crop ahuacatl finding it similar in shape to the testicle, which shared the same name. The Spanish heard ahuacatl and said aguacate and the English heard […]

Aug 13, 2014

Sprouts – Foods That Heal

If you don’t love sprouts it’s probably because you’ve never grown your own and tasted how fresh, vibrant and clean they are. And if you think eating organic is expensive, it’s probably because you’ve never grown sprouts! After the initial investment of buying organic seeds, which last ages, you’re eating for pennies a day.  Sprouts are versatile […]

Feb 3, 2014

The Award Goes to …

There are 5 stages of a celebrity’s career. Who is ____? Get me ____! Get me a ____ type! Get me a young ____! Who is ____? I’ve been eating kale for years.  Decades. Passionately steaming, roasting, blending and juicing kale. I massage kale into salads and bake it into diaphanous chips. When speaking of […]

Jan 27, 2014

Yoga is Everywhere

In 1995 I first travelled to Mysore, India to study Ashtanga Yoga with Sri K Pattabhi Jois in his small yoga school at the back of his modest home. 12 students fit in the classroom at a time, with mats overlapping one onto the next. The room was heated by the efforts of 12 students […]

Dec 9, 2013

Yoga in the Mainstream

It never occurred to me that I could be anything other than unconventional, progressive, curious and experimental. When I was at University studying acting I left the Lee Strassberg School and the Method Acting that had galvanized Marilyn Monroe and Al Pacino because it seemed old fashioned and lifeless.  I earned my degree in Experimental […]