Archive for the 'Sarayu Yoga' Category



You can’t plan for everything! Potholes can be gift.

Published on March 16, 2019

I agree with Babs. Not only stop worrying about potholes, but when they happen, look to what they may be giving you. Potholes test our agility, our equanimity, our sense of humor.They can be minor nuisances, or major course correctors. No matter, they will happen. To each of us. Only we can chose the response […]


Is back pain part of your journey?

Published on March 9, 2019

I often say that we all get something to deal with in our body. If your “something” is back pain, this week’s Hatha practices are for you. Yoga has been a wonderful adjunct to help people heal, prevent and strengthen their back. Yogi’s have understood the important of the spine in health for millennia.They have […]


The Journey is yours.

Published on March 3, 2019

I remember my first “real” yoga class. I write “real” because my very first experience with a yoga class was at a gym, taught by a Physical Therapist, who was not a trained yoga teacher(read, physical practice only). I ended up developing probably the worst (certainly the most memorable) cold of my life the day […]


Savasana: The Ultimate Asana of Trust

Published on February 24, 2019

Every week, as a teacher, I take a moment to reflect on the trust I feel from the yogis in class. Not just the trust to safely lead the class, but to provide a nurturing environment for their savasana. It can be difficult for us to let go and rest in savasana even when we […]


Chair Yoga Balance Class Update

Published on February 21, 2019

Today, 2/21, we would normally have Jenny Gaede teaching an exclusive balance class focus. Jenny injuried her foot and is unable to teach today. We will still have class today with some emphasis on balance. See you this afternoon!


Trusting in our own vision

Published on February 16, 2019

Whether we deeply consider it or not, we each have a vision of what our life will be like. How your story will go.But it seems that that vision may not roll out as we mentally envision. Have you heard yourself say, “Wow, that’s not how I expected this would be!” Welcome to the club […]


What encourages Trust in you?

Published on February 9, 2019

I am always honored by the trust yoga students place in the teacher. You come to class, open, curious and willing to try things that may be out of your comfort zone. Even the act of lying in savasana is an act of trust.Yet, there are those who have experienced personal trauma that makes this […]


Trust? That’s a complicated issue.

Published on February 4, 2019

This month’s practice theme is, “Trust: The practice of faith in a love that won’t let us go”.When I began pondering the topic of trust, my head started spinning! Maybe it is given freely and easily. Maybe it has to be hard earned. Maybe it is broken easily. Maybe it is continued to be given […]


What would the world be like if…..

Published on January 26, 2019

We have focused on the possibilities of our lives this month. Although we never know what may await us in the future, we can be sure that our own positive attitude and acceptance can help us ease into any possibilities. Let’s continue to celebrate the wonderful gifts life has to offer us, even when those […]


The Woman’s March, 2019

Published on January 19, 2019

I digress a bit this week during our month of,”Possibility: The practice of Unfolding”, to mention the third Women’s March. The possibility I hope see is that one day equality will be a reality. It is true we have moved the needle toward this possibility, but right now, equality remains a dream. Today in Fresno, […]