Jul 5, 2017

Ancient Royal Roads

1995. These photos show Mysore, India before a glut of scooters, cars, exhaust and honking horns choked the roads and the air. In those days people walked long distances, queued for crowded buses or road bicycles, which all looked to have rolled out of the same British Empire military factory – they were black, sturdy, […]

Jul 5, 2017

An Indian Wedding

I want to say a few things about this throwback photo. This is from my first trip to India in 1995. My Dad’s wife Shirley worked with an Indian woman in NYC who was going home to India for an arranged marriage. Shirley was excited to get me an invitation to this wedding. I was […]

Jun 14, 2017

7 Things To Know Before Cooking With Ghee

I began traveling to India in 1995. At that time, the charming royal city of Mysore in South India, was still quite old-fashioned. Today most people in India cook with cheap oil made from GMO corn, canola and soy (what is popularly called vegetable oil – but is as far from vegetable-like as veggies could […]

May 25, 2017

Read About My Number One Hangover Cure on Bon Appetit

I have a sushi restaurant to thank for my best hangover remedy. Years ago, a waitress suggested I order, in addition to burdock kinpira and avocado nori, ume shiso nori. The delicate rolls looked like cherry blossoms with their pink and green centers of tart umeboshi plum paste and minty shiso leafs. When she served them, […]

May 18, 2017

Classes for August 2017

I’m excited to introduce several new classes this August that focus on Sanskrit, Chanting, Yoga Philosophy, and Natural Beauty.   The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Wednesdays at 4-5:15 pm This class is ongoing. Learn more here. Shanti Mantra Ancient Chants for Modern Minds Wednesday at 5:30-6:30 pm August 2, 9, 16, 23 Learn more here. […]

May 18, 2017

Classes for July 2017

I’m excited to offer new courses this July that focus on Sanskrit, Chanting, Yoga Philosophy, and Natural Beauty.   The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Wednesdays at 4-5:15 pm This class is ongoing. Learn more here. Breast Health Your Best Breasts – A Class for Women Wednesday 7-8 pm July 12 Learn more here. Learn Aditya […]

May 18, 2017

Introducing New June Classes!

I’m excited to introduce a number of new classes this June that focus on Sanskrit, Chanting, Yoga Philosophy, and Natural Beauty. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Wednesdays at 4-5:15 pm This class is ongoing. Learn more here. Sanskrit Reading and Writing – This is So Amazing! Illuminate Your Mind, Your Practice, and Teaching with Sanskrit […]

May 18, 2017

Songs to Guru and Ganesha – June 7, 14, 21, 28

Raise Your Voice With Traditional Songs of Gratitude and Praise Expand your practice and flood your heart chanting beautiful traditional Stotram. In this 4 part course we will learn Sri Maha Ganesha Pancha Ratna Stotram (5 Jewel Verses to Mighty Ganesha), Guru Ashtakam (Sri Shankaracarya’s 8 verses to the Guru) and Guru Stotrani (Verses to […]

May 18, 2017

The Art of Waking Up – Morning Practices for Health and Beauty – June 14

Easily shift your morning to springboard your day and transform your life! Embrace these dedicated morning practices of Dry Body Brushing and Abhyanga (Ayurvedic self massage) to heal the body, cultivate focus, and let true beauty shine. With these practices alone, I have witnessed incredible body/mind changes in 100s of clients and students. Wednesday 7pm-8pm […]