On the Mat: Journey With the Teacher, Part I

Over the next few weeks, we at mindbodybrew will be sharing a previously published series called “Journey with the Teacher”, sharing my journey from beginning student to teacher of the honored and ancient practice of yoga. Through this series, I also will offer advice and considerations for how to approach your practice and for selecting the … Continue reading

Facts (and Snow) on the Ground

Last week I intended take a morning Yoga with Mind Body Dancer® class at Steps on Broadway. I woke up early, packed up for the day, and set out into the snowy morning with a skip in my step.  Unlike a majority of New Yorkers, it seems, the sight of falling snow instantly lifts my … Continue reading

Letting Go

“And here is the most challenging part of your practice today: Let it go.” The famous last words of a Mind Body Dancer class I took recently. I had to let out a laugh because until she said those words, I didn’t realize how tense I was. We had just finished working towards a very … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey with the Teacher, Part I

Over the next few weeks in August, I will be writing a series called “Journey with the Teacher”, sharing my journey from beginning student to teacher of the honored and ancient practice of yoga. Through this series, I also will offer advice and considerations for how to approach your practice and for selecting the right … Continue reading

Moving Out

When I first began to study yoga, I was instantly drawn to the recurring theme of moving from out to in. The eight-limbed path of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, commonly viewed as a ladder with eight rungs, outlines a framework for yoga practice. Beginning with the yamas, which are ethical restraints and disciplines, and ending with … Continue reading

Empty Cup Living

When I graduated from my yoga teacher training years ago, I was given a small, round, green tea cup. This little cup was in reference to a Zen parable we read on the first day of training. The parable tells of an eager student seeking knowledge from a Zen master. The student is unwilling to … Continue reading

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