Parampara, Lineage and Non-Attachment in Practice

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Jul 24, 2016

Chai Talks Lecture Notes Thanks again to all the students who joined Lara, Michael and I for our first series of “Chai Talks” at Land Yoga! Parampara, Lineage and Non-Attachment in Practice Presented July 9, 2016 “First I want to give an overview of the lineage this yoga practice comes from, what that means and […]

No Chai, No Prana!
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No Chai, No Prana!

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Jan 10, 2016

Indian Chai Recipe I’ve been working on my chai recipe since I returned to from India a few weeks ago, and although my version still doesn’t hold a candle to the stuff on the streets of Mysore, I think I’m making progress. It’s one of my favorite things about traveling there – those sweet, comforting glasses […]

Mysore Trip Five: Locked In

Mysore Trip Five: Locked In

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Nov 2, 2015

Two days ago I arrived in India for my fifth trip to study yoga at the KPJAYI in Mysore. So many things have changed since I made my first trip five seasons ago. I’m much more relaxed and strong now than I was then, so much more comfortable in the practice and in teaching, and […]

A Yogi’s Summer Reading List: Modern Yoga History, from East to West
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A Yogi’s Summer Reading List: Modern Yoga History, from East to West

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Jun 20, 2015

Summer is here! I’m daydreaming of lying down with one of these book on a steamy summer afternoon and losing myself in the stories of yoga’s fascinating journey from India to America. History has always captivated me and this reading list is a collection of books that all seek, in one way or another, to trace […]

A Dancer’s hOMe

A Dancer’s hOMe

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May 13, 2015

Before yoga, before India, before New York City, I was a dancing, singing, show-tune-loving student and although it seems like a lifetime ago (actual time, about 10 years), I did actually used to be a performer. The first time I brought my boyfriend home to Florida I showed him my theatre photo albums. He’s an international […]

Digesting China

Digesting China

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Jan 12, 2015

I recently spent 10 days in Wuhan, China (an average Chinese city of 10 million people that none of my American friends had ever heard of). I went to see my boyfriend, to celebrate Christmas and Chanukah, and for the premiere of The Han Show, a new Franco Dragone spectacle he has been working on […]

Eyes Open

Eyes Open

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Jan 2, 2015

This practice of yoga has opened my eyes. It’s been a prying open. Raw. Like you might see in a horror movie: a victim’s eyes forced wide to watch some terrible scene on a flickering television screen. Except what I’ve seen since my eyes have been forced open is not terrible at all. It’s been scary […]

A (Yogic) Photographer’s Assistant

A (Yogic) Photographer’s Assistant

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Dec 15, 2014

Behind the Scenes By far one of my favorite jobs ever has been assisting Christine Hewitt of Yogic Photos during her asana portrait sessions. She was kind enough to share some of the shots she took while I was at work: Assisting the beautiful Ainia into Supta Kurmasana. A crisp, clean shot is all about the […]

Mysore Trip Four: Yamas and Niyamas, Pillars of the Practice

Mysore Trip Four: Yamas and Niyamas, Pillars of the Practice

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Nov 14, 2014

Every morning I wake up, rub the sleep from my eyes, make a cup of coffee and try to practice Ashtanga Yoga. I start with a few hours of asana. I inhale and exhale, bending my body into different shapes and experiences, and hopefully removing some of the samskaras stuck between my joints. I try […]

Mysore Trip Four: Travel Update and Conference Notes

Mysore Trip Four: Travel Update and Conference Notes

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Oct 22, 2014

“A Beautiful Habit.” To get to Mysore from New York City takes roughly 30 hours. Between taxis and planes and layovers and delays I notice a sense of internal calm I haven’t felt before. This is my fourth trip. I’ve already done this three times. As my boyfriend says, it’s not a coincidence anymore… I’m […]

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