Have Yoga Mat, Will Travel

Have Yoga Mat, Will Travel

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Sep 23, 2018

**The original version of this post appeared on Land Yoga’s Blog in July, 2018. Summer is in full swing, and chances are if you haven’t already been on a boat, train, plane or in a car, you will be in the coming weeks. Vacations are a wonderful privilege; a great time to unwind from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Serengeti Namaskar: Yoga on Safari in Tanzania

Serengeti Namaskar: Yoga on Safari in Tanzania

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Sep 1, 2014

We’ve been driving into the nothing for hours, it seems. Our caravan is made up of three Jeeps. Three amphibian Jeeps: vehicles that can be almost fully submerged in water and still run, I’ve learned. This can be particularly important on a safari, I’ve learned. My companions are sixteen Israelis, one of who is my […]

Post-India Daze

Post-India Daze

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Jan 26, 2014

It takes me roughy a month to decompress from life in India and settle back in to the peculiar comforts of western life. I love these post-India days. I remember my time in Mysore vividly through my jet lag. It was truly inspiring. As I grocery shop in Harlem at 6am because I can’t sleep, […]

Full

Full

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Nov 27, 2013

The full moon was November 17. In traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice, we take rest on the new and full moon. Many believe that because humans are made mostly of water, we too, are affected by the pull of the moon. The moon’s relative position to the earth creates energetic atmospheres, and the full moon’s energy […]

Staged Sunrise

Staged Sunrise

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Nov 13, 2013

6:30am. After morning yoga practice at 4:30am, this is my view walking home and gazing east from my balcony. This is a first draft; presented to you unedited, barely re-read…as a stream of my thoughts…and my first post from India! Staged Sunrise This morning’s hazy scrim raises slower than usual. Stage hand’s missed his cue […]

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