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What is Vinyasa?

What is Vinyasa?

I think that it might be prudent to begin with an orientation. My views and perspectives on vinyasa are in part tempered by an historical moment (2004-2017) and a region of the world: New York City. What vinyasa is here today, is probably different than it was 20...

The pretense of #gratitude

The pretense of #gratitude

Here’s a tip for you: the quickest way to get grateful about things is to have them taken away from you. Ever have an aspect of your health compromised? That will get you grateful real fast. When I broke my foot, and had to navigate stairs and subways in a New York...

What does a Yogi Behave like?

What does a Yogi Behave like?

On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, my main job was to ground people, get them breathing again, and give out terrific hugs. New York was in shock. Many great political commentators have already done a terrific job dissecting What Happened?!? As a person who has always...

Yoga Teachers: KNOW YOUR WORTH

Hello, fellow yoga teacher! I teach in New York City. Where do you teach? Here in New York City, I’ve been witnessing a trend that’s been happening over the past few years. The trend has these main features: Class times have gotten shorter. Yoga is increasingly...

The True Power of Yoga

Every now and again, as a yoga teacher, I think to myself what in the world am I aspiring to accomplish by teaching yoga??? These sorts of questions are, I think, healthy ones. They keep me honest. They keep me on track. They keep me on my toes… In the end, the...

What does yoga have to say about freedom?

What does yoga have to say about freedom?

When I came to yoga, I was suffering. Quite literally. I experience migraine headaches, and had heard that yoga could reduce stress, and therefore reduce my migraines. Many people come to yoga, to free themselves from physical suffering. I was one of them. Yoga is...

What does it mean to “Adore Your Body?”

A couple of years ago I crafted a Signature System to help men and women get over their body image challenges. I named it “Adore Your Body.” I was looking for some words that were “gender neutral” but still encompassed the mission. For me, the word “love” is...

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