Archive for the 'Sarayu Yoga' Category



Cultivating self-compassion while healing

Published on January 9, 2020

Now moving into my 9th week of recovery. Looking back to prior to week 6, I focused on doing my exercises (and yoga practice) three times a day. Part of this intensity was getting to be out of the sling for awhile (ahhhhh), alleviating the stiffness the immobility in the sling generated and just enjoying […]


What I’ve learned so far….

Published on December 23, 2019

I have been out of commission the last 6 weeks +. I had a shoulder replacement mid November and tomorrow, Christmas Eve, my constant companion (above) and I will be parted.This will mark the end of phase I of recovery, ushering in phase II. This time has been my own personal prolonged Winter Solstice. A […]


Travel reflections

Published on October 14, 2019

Travel challenges and delights us. Exposure to new ideas, historical facts, foods and people offers personal growth. In Lyon, France, this statue sits by a bridge on the Saone River. It fascinated me as it had no markings, no indication of the artist or a title. I was intrigued. Lyon is an incredible city that […]


A month of expectation

Published on September 7, 2019

It was difficult to find a representation of expectation on this our last week of yoga classes for awhile.I have my own expectation of how long this hiatus will be, but of course, I don’t know. I have goals for this time, including when we will resume our classes, but I know I need to […]


September is here!

Published on August 31, 2019

It is well known that developing a new habit, whether it be a self enhancing or a not so self enhancing one, takes time. It is usually said to require about 12 weeks to get in the swing of this new addition. During the time we are focusing on this new development, we will have […]


Identity….

Published on August 17, 2019

Is our identity fixed or fluid? I think each of us has our own answer to this question. In someways, it is the question of our time. We are challenged to stay open not only our own identity, but the identity of those around us.Growing personally through out our life is one of the keys […]


Enjoy the bounty of the summer garden

Published on August 10, 2019

Do you identify as a gardener? Likely you identify as an eater! This is the time of year to revel in both of these identities. Eat fresh, can, freeze the bounty. Your body will thank you. This week in yoga: Monday nite, 8/12, 6:30-8pm A gentle hatha class Thursday Chair yoga 8/15, 3-4pm Let’s continue […]


It’s hot, but we keep on moving!

Published on August 4, 2019

I like this quote both for its content and the picture. Watermelon is the quintessential summer food. Just looking at it makes me feel cool! The message here is stay cool and re-arrange the pieces of your life as they scramble. Make the pieces come together in a way that makes sense for you. I […]


Yearning and mindfulness

Published on July 27, 2019

This week’s image ties together two concepts that we have been talking about in class: yearning and mindfulness. I also have to throw in the idea of contentment (equanimity) which we focus on a lot as well. The quote above, brings in the mindfulness component that may be overlooked. As we finish off this month […]


What is within you?

Published on July 21, 2019

Our culture is never at a loss for informing us of what we are lacking: clothes, a car, a”look”. Do you find yourself yearning for something you have been “told” you are yearning for? I advise you go deeper than the surface of your mind and listen. Listen intently and gently. Your yearning is there […]