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 […]

Dec 8, 2013

Essential Eye Serum – Geranium and Neroli – Tutorial

Buying mystery goop in a jar for a lot of money is like playing the lottery: you hope you’ll pick a lucky combo and actually look and feel more beautiful. Well don’t waste your time, money, or dreams – make your own beauty oils and serums and be a winner every time. My serum smells […]

Dec 1, 2013

Better Than A Flu Shot

These days we tend to eat very few foods. We have an idea that broccoli is healthy and so the only green in the fridge is broccoli. Or kale. Every day, all year, for every meal in every town and city. Now broccoli and kale are flown around the globe and trucked across the land […]

Nov 25, 2013

Yoga Butts

In 1993 I was an indie film actress, downtown theater artist and a yoga teacher. I left New York for Hollywood where I worked as a commercial, film and television actress as well as a yoga teacher and eventually a yoga consultant in film and TV. Ever camera ready, LA was bright and dry.  It […]