Jan 14, 2016

Photo Diary: The Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

UAE Photo Diary #2: The Sheikh Zayed Mosque Before I travelled to Abu Dhabi, everyone I consulted with who had visited here all agreed I had to visit the Mosque. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the 3rd largest in the world and sets the record for the most domes. The design is absolutely breathtaking- He wanted […]

Jan 13, 2016

Photo Diary: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

As you may know, I am in the United Arab Emirates to teach workshops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This is the first of a series of photo diaries I will be posting to share this lovely experience with you.   UAE Photo Diary #1: Masdar City My friend is a green and renewable energy […]

Apr 15, 2015

Your Gift

In 1893 Yoga officially arrived in America. The messenger came from the East with a gift of Yoga that he presented at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. The messenger was Swami Vivekananda and the generosity and impact of his gift are still alive today. But years before he sparked a Yoga revolution, the […]

Mar 19, 2015

Healing is Not in the Pill

Healing is Not in the Pill or One Perfect Supplement Healing cannot be ordered, bought, ingested, downloaded or transplanted. Healing is more like a magic, a transformation and alchemy. More like love. Healing is not in the pill, the perfect supplement or in one balanced meal, Healing is closer to grace. To attain to grace, […]

Mar 11, 2015

Live In New York

I am so pleased to announce that beginning this week I’ll be teaching every Wednesday from 4-5pm at Jivamukti Yoga Center near Union Square at 13th street. I’ll be teaching traditional Yoga: Chanting and Discussion of The Yoga Sutra. This class is ongoing, weekly, open to all and beneficial whether you come every week, from […]

Feb 11, 2015

Paradise Now

In 2005, I moved to Hawaii, I believed I was moving to Paradise, to my first home with my beloved. In reflection, I can see it was the beginning of the end. Now, it feels like half way around the world to take a non-stop from New York City to Honolulu. Like flying to another […]

Feb 3, 2015

Every Day Love

Start Your Day Right Abhyanga is a daily, total body self-massage. This Ayurvedic healing ritual is the foundation of beauty, youth, strength and tone as well as mental and physical calm. In Sanskrit, the source language for Yoga and Ayurveda, sneha means both oil and love. When we massage with a caring heart and hands, […]

Jan 19, 2015

A Heart Free from Hatred: MLK, India and Yoga

Martin Luther King was a theological student when he first learned of Gandhi’s political action work based on the Yoga concepts of Universal Truth and Non-Violence. In 1950, King heard Howard University’s President speak of his visit to India and Gandhi’s work saying, “Christ showed us the way and Gandhi in India showed it could […]

Jan 5, 2015

Essential You

In Yoga and Ayurveda we often seek a fixed or set experience of perfect health.  As a newcomer to Ayurveda, we try to understand the 3 constitutional types, or Doshas, and may have the idea that “perfect” health is the “perfect” balancing of all 3 doshas. Not so. But don’t fret, even Wikipedia gets this […]