As an author, I am often asked, why did I write my book, or what I hope readers will take away. On reflecting on this question, I realized that writing Breathing Love has been an effort in synthesizing and sharing the best of the past......

To accomplish anything we want in life we need focus, willpower, and self-control to stick with our intention. The Yoga Sutras tell us that by being ‘dedicated to self-control, great energy is gained.’ (Sutra ii.38) Let’s look a little deeper at how we can develop......

The other day I was talking to a client, a brilliant, beautiful young woman with everything available to her. She was overcome with anxiety and fear about her life, because she felt that if she pursued what was meaningful to her, that she might not......

1. Focus on What Matters Most (Dharana) The holidays always seem to be filled to capacity and it is easy to get overwhelmed. Lovingly say no to excessive activities, and preserve the joy in what you say yes to.  Spend quiet time with your family......

To be our authentic self, we have to know what that is. Coming from the perspective of Yoga philosophy, which is thousands of years old and a time-tested path to knowing one’s true Self, this journey begins by noting the difference between self (with a......

“May you find again within yourself the deep life giving silence which is genuine truth and the source of truth.” ~ Thomas Merton A period of personal silence, called mauna, enables us to reconnect with our inner self. We suffer from over-stimulation and being drawn......

Student: Please explain more about what you say in your book, True Yoga, that “human relationships are mirrors of our current relationship with Spirit.” Could you help me understand how this is true when the other person may be coming from a dysfunctional state and taking their......

People are often confused by the concept of classes or services “by donation.” Some wonder what the appropriate or expected amount is to donate and some assume that donation means “free.” If you think of donation as “offering” then if I offer you this service,......

The word “dharma” comes from the Sanskrit root dhri, meaning to “uphold” or to “sustain.” Think of it as, “that which upholds or sustains the positive order of things in the Universe.” Therefore our personal dharma is our particular perfect place in the Universe. With......

As a yoga teacher I am always trying to build bridges for my students – showing them how what we are doing in yoga class applies to life off the mat. This is because I believe that Yoga is the purpose of Life  – one......