Workshop: Yoga Adapted for Older Students

Workshop: Yoga Adapted for Older Students

I want to let you, your friends, colleagues, and family know that I will be presenting the following workshop in Currumbin, Queensland: Yoga Adapted for Older Students: A Workshop for Teachers and Experienced Students January 19th 2013  As Australia’s large ‘Baby...
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen*

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen*

There is an attitude these days of lionising elders especially when they have managed to avoid falling into decrepitude. This is especially true about women who “look good for their age”. What does that mean anyway? I saw a photo of B.K.S. Iyengar posted...
N.Y.Times Yoga Talk About Sex

N.Y.Times Yoga Talk About Sex

Maybe it had to happen. Yoga has been on such a great roll. In recent weeks, though, the N.Y.Times has published a couple of articles, both by the same writer, that have stirred the opinions, angst, and ire of worldwide yogis. The first yoga article by William Broad...
Important Yoga Practice No. 5: Flexibility

Important Yoga Practice No. 5: Flexibility

Have you heard yoga teachers tell you to go into a deep bend at the hips and bring your hands to the floor and your head to your legs? I certainly have. The instructions imply great flexibility in hips and hamstrings. Sometimes we haven’t actually heard those...
From Haigt-Ashbury to Marin County

From Haigt-Ashbury to Marin County

One of my favourite places on earth, Marin is synonymous with everything au naturel, from alpha sprouts to hemp clothing. Coming off the Golden Gate Bridge from the glorious city of San Francisco, you go through a tunnel entrance ringed with a rainbow that to me...
The Crack in Everything

The Crack in Everything

One of Leonard Cohen’s most loved songs, “Anthem”, has the refrain: Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. I’m of the opinion that the song’s sentiment is so popular because we...
Tempus Fugit

Tempus Fugit

Daniel and I have been country residents now for about nine weeks now. That means that I’ve probably logged in about 60 6 am yoga practices in the Shed. I’ve hardly missed a morning…me who used to love to do my yoga practice in the afternoons to put...