Tag Archive for "New York City"

Dec 31, 2014

2014 and A Few of My Favorite Things

Dear Friends, Wishing a Happy New Year to Each and Every One of You. I am so grateful for your support and inspired by your dedication to wellness and your courage to make healthy, organic and inspired changes for you, your family and your community. 2014 and A Few of My Favorite Things I am […]

Dec 17, 2014

Wake Up!

I have a yoga student who’s the last person on earth to practice yoga. He’s a big VP at a huge media conglomerate, his favorite vacation spot is Disney Land, and he and his family had never looked at organics, sustainable or natural.  He’s definitely never read Jaws vs. The Grocery Store, my blog about […]

Dec 3, 2014

Open Your Hand

When author and Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul was still a boy in Colonial Trinidad, there was one opportunity to leave the island: a full scholarship to Oxford or to Cambridge. All the academically minded boys dreamed and competed for this opportunity and with incredible pressure from their families, the boys endured great anxiety to […]

Nov 10, 2014

Let’s Digest

I don’t ever suggest counting calories – dieting is so dumb, here’s my full rant on YouTube; but I do suggest understanding what they are. If we count them we might have an idea that we are counting things like fingers, or currency or pieces of chocolate. Calories are units of energy. When we eat […]

Oct 13, 2014

All Day, Every Day

One of the questions I am most often asked, Kiki, can you tell me your exact routine from the moment you get up and what you do and eat throughout the day? Yes, I can. And I will. To answer that question and more I’ve begun writing a book, which many of you have also […]

Oct 6, 2014

Chasing Wellness and Yoga Tools to Heal

Yoga and Ayurveda accept that all is temporal, ever changing; that our mind, emotions, vigor, inspiration, desires shift and are continuously affected by the shifting universe and it’s seasons, times of day, atmosphere, the company we keep, press, politics, goals met and those unmet or even outmoded and inappropriate. Wellness then is illusive. But when […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Nov 18, 2013

Smoothies Make You Fat – Ayurveda 101

I don’t care how healthy you believe your smoothie is. How many expensive, organic super foods you’ve lovingly blended with nut milks, global dried berries, hand-foraged seeds, grass fed whey products, heirloom oils and green lake-sourced powders. If its cold, thick, damp and wet then when you drink it, it’s still cold, thick, damp and […]