Red Green and Yellow yoga

Red Green and Yellow yoga

“It’s no one thing we do. It’s all of it.” Asaf Bitton. Green. I call him “Green.” This certain kind of person goes full-speed ahead. Green is fun student because he accepts challenge with aplomb, follows directions and doesn’t fear setting up at the front of the room. Green means “go!” He revs his engine, […]

The Second Sutra

The Second Sutra

Soon after the death of Leonard Nimoy I attend a screening of “For the Love of Spock.” The director, Adam Nimoy, can be seen in my shot. I sit safely nestled within my tribe of OS fans enjoying the film, the live interview, and my fond memories. I remember watching Star Trek with my mother. […]

Begin Here Monday Night

Begin Here Monday Night

Monday night’s class is “Begin Here Now.” No experience, no knowledge, no special gear is necessary. Everyone is welcome. The class is designed for curious practitioners, absolute beginners and people of all shapes and sizes. In this class I put yoga in context. A little more explanation than normal allows easy transition on to regular […]

Full Circle Rainbow

Full Circle Rainbow

There’s been a shift in instruction, the art of teaching, from growth toward proficiency. A shift that began with the George W Bush presidency. When Bush acknowledges our present system isn’t doing so well, he suggests a policy of “No Child Left Behind.”  Too many drop-outs equals too many uneducated, ill-educated, maladjusted Americans who can’t […]

Begin Here Now

Begin Here Now

New Class! Last Monday I sub at Samsara, teaching “Begin Here,” an introduction to yoga. I have at least a couple students who know nothing, nothing whatsoever about yoga – – my favorite kind of student. If that’s you stop on by any place I teach. Don’t be shy! Monday night is on my schedule for the […]

Eating Malfuction

Eating Malfuction

There’s nothing inherently wrong with eating or drinking. Even smoking isn’t criminal. The problem lies in motivation. Behavior becomes malfunction when the behavior represents a substitution. If playing electronic solitaire, watching TV or collecting stamps is a substitute for intimacy then there’s a problem, an addiction of sorts – a sensitive behavior going on. But sometimes […]