Archive for the 'Sarayu Yoga' Category



The Spine: More than just your low back

Published on July 14, 2018

I promised this dramatic picture about our head and our spine. Last week, we focused on our backs.I think alot of us think about our back from our shoulders down, and forget that our neck (cervical spine) is a crucial part of the spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions of the spine). Each region of […]


The Empathy Map

Published on July 7, 2018

I try to find every opportunity I can to see signs that our world is turning toward love. This Empathy Map is a tool designed for businesses to teach their staff the skill of empathetic customer service. While I would hope that most of us saw this attitude modeled in our families, that is not […]


A time for empathy and compassion

Published on July 1, 2018

Our hearts stir. Tears well in our eyes. Our sensibilities are outraged. We are ashamed of our leadership’s decisions, actions and words. We can protest, discuss, support with our money, and yet, we may still feel so powerless and ineffective.What can we do in the moment, in the moments, of each day? I feel like […]


Each day, a new chance for blessings

Published on June 24, 2018

Sometimes, it’s very easy to identify our blessings. When we wake up, our body feels great, the day is perfect, and seeing the blessings of life is easy. Other days, seeing the blessings can be near impossible. In reality, this is really up to us and our attitude. In class we talk about how the […]


Mid-June: Solstice and more

Published on June 16, 2018

Several years ago(2015), the UN recognized June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Although not well known as yet, this recognition made a clear acknowledgment that Yoga was now in the international eye. The date coincides with summer solstice (and occasionally Father’s Day) marking the day as one that integrates an astronomical point in […]


Our yoga blessing

Published on June 8, 2018

We have a practice that is both a blessing to us and our bodies/spirit, but also gives us the opportunity to share a blessing with each other. It seems that the word Namaste is known or at least has been heard by most everyone. When I ask new students if they have heard the word, […]


It’s June! Finding the blessings of Summer.

Published on June 3, 2018

When you live in the Central Valley of California, you are surrounded with the blessings of agriculture. First, we have the blossoms and then we have the bounty of fruit and nuts they gift us. Living here is a blessing of abundance. But then of course, there is the hot weather that goes along with […]


See you May 31!

Published on May 11, 2018

When I take a vacation, I always worry a bit about yogi’s not hearing that class has been cancelled for awhile. Hopefully YOU got he message! We will resume class on Thursday 5/31 from 5-6:15 pm. I likely will not get time to post for that class, so expect a surprise practice!


It’s May, let your creativity roll!

Published on May 5, 2018

Here comes May! Flowers, warmer weather, alot of outdoor living and activities. Our theme this month is Creativity: The practice of imagination. There are as many ways to express our personal creativity as there are individuals to express them. Besides our yoga practice, who can we uncover our creativity thru out this month? I am […]


Transforming thought

Published on April 29, 2018

April has been a month of many types of transformation: weather, our gardens, and hopefully, ourselves. One of the transformations I am interested in for myself is transforming my internal dialogue. I think this “chatter” influences our day to day lives in ways we rarely acknowledge. It is very ingrained in us. It becomes to […]