Monthly Archives: July 2011

Save the Date – Yoga and Watercolor

This week’s writing time was dedicated to a piece for teachasana.com – a great resource for yoga teachers to connect with one another and consider the unique joys and challenges of our work. I’ll let you know when it’s published! … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Pretty

I feel guilty about wearing makeup to teach yoga. I am trying to convince people to focus on their inner landscape for an hour, but there I am before class carefully pruning my outer one. If you were to ask … Continue reading

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Practicing the Afterlife (and Lessons from Oklahoma)

As a yogi, I’ve gotten accustomed to practicing death. Savasana, or corpse pose, is the period on every yoga practice, just as it will end the final sentence of each of our lives. (If you would like to read my … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Being Boring

I spent three years worrying I was boring my therapist to tears. Lord help me, I wanted to be a little nuttier. Instead, I felt I was dysfunctional enough to need therapy, but not enough to be a remotely interesting … Continue reading

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