Born on a Thursday #59 – Making Maps as We Go

I remember the night before yoga teacher graduation. I was in a group hug with four of my classmates. We declared that our time on the ashram was “the eternity that never was”. That cosmic blip in the space of my life experience softened me (and still continues to soften me).

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Born on a Thursday #43 – I Wasn’t Born Yesterday (or, Yoga for the Rest of Us)

Rather than setting goals for the achievement of the mainstream idealized “yoga body”, why not allow yoga practice to be a foundation for building inner-strength and self-empowerment? As we become more empowered, why not allow our strengths to enhance our personal lives as well as our local and global communities? Whether we practice yoga or not, what if we began everyday knowing we are all doing the best we can with what we’ve got?

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An Open Letter to the Yoga Alliance – Chris Courtney

My friend Chris Courtney makes some great points in his Elephant Journal article: An Open Letter to the Yoga Alliance. I finally registered with Yoga Alliance because I needed to be an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) in order to get certain jobs. And, in reality, I am an ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), I just haven’t […]

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Props by Geordie Numata

Holly is one of the most gifted and spiritually awakened people I’ve ever known. She is an excellent yoga teacher and Reiki Master as well as a very talented writer, poet, artist and singer. I heartily endorse her without reservation and am blessed to have her as a friend and colleague!” ~ Geordie Numata – Creator, Deer Spirit Reiki

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