Significance

Significance

Significance. This is me and Hamilton Pool (near Austin, TX) back in 2014. More correctly, this is Hamilton Pool and me. When this picture was taken back in 2014 I was struck by the contrast between the vast size and drama of this magnificent landscape and little ol’...
Lineage Holders

Lineage Holders

Many years ago, during another difficult transition in the institution’s journey, Danna Faulds, unofficial poet laureate of Kripalu, dedicated this beautiful poem, “Lineage Holders”, to all those who are part of its path…

Falling Down the Music Rabbit Hole and a Dance Playlist

Falling Down the Music Rabbit Hole and a Dance Playlist

I should begin by saying that I have well over 5,000 songs in my iTunes Library. Many I’ve never even heard. One of my favorite things to do on long car trips (ahhh, remember those?) is to set my iPod on shuffle and let it rip. I’ve discovered so many wonderful new tunes that way! (And, yes, I still use an iPod. A Classic iPod. Very retro.)…

We’re in the Sustaining Phase

We’re in the Sustaining Phase

We’re in the sustaining phase. If you’ve taken a 200-hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training (KYTT) in the last decade or two, chances are good that the word “sustain” may conjure up some pleasant (and perhaps not-so-pleasant) memories of a bridge pose that you held for 20,...
Don’t Touch Your Face!

Don’t Touch Your Face!

In the Vipassana tradition (a Buddhist meditation technique), there is something called “The Seat of Strong Determination.” For one hour of meditation you dedicate yourself to not moving. At all. If you have an itch, you don’t scratch it…

Speaking Our Truth

Speaking Our Truth

“Speak your truth.” It sounds straightforward enough. Not usually easy, though. Any number of things hold us back. Fear of rejection. Fear of confrontation. Fear it may make things worse. Fear of regret. Essentially…fear.

How Not to Lose Heart

How Not to Lose Heart

How not to lose heart. Nothing feels more important than this right now. For those concerned about the survival of our democracy, our planet, our way of life, and relative peace between nations, this may feel like a rather daunting task. Yet every day it’s my number...
Passionate Practice

Passionate Practice

Practice requires passion. If our practices are not succeeding, chances are they’re not really that important to us. Either we need a new practice, or we need to get clear about what we really and truly care about.
Clear intentions make for successful practice.