THIS SWEET LIFE

THIS SWEET LIFE

La Dolce Vita – “the sweet life” – was our theme for last week’s retreat in Puglia, Italy. The title, taken from a not-so-sweet Fellini film, calls up our American fantasies of the quintessential Italian life – one of relaxed living; spacious days; delicious food and...
NAKED TRUTH

NAKED TRUTH

I’m just back from Costa Rica, where I had the great opportunity to lead 17 beautiful beings in a 7-day yoga and dance retreat. It was sublime – the people, the location, the food, our practices. One of the highlights (among many) for me was something that started...
LESSONS FROM NEPAL

LESSONS FROM NEPAL

I’ve just returned from a three-week trip to Nepal. During that trip I spent 11 days trekking. “Trekking,” as it turns out, means mountain hiking. (Hmmm. Probably should have looked that up before I booked the trip.) Trekking, in fact, refers to...
Time Out of Time

Time Out of Time

For much of the last two months I had the great opportunity to experience “time out of time,” a respite from all that is familiar. Leading two back-to-back retreats — first on the volcano-dotted shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala and then in the...

The Happiness Advantage

I came across this guy on PBS recently. Check out Shawn Achor’s TedTalk on The Wisdom of Happiness. Great practical reasons for why we should make happiness our top priority. Even your mother would approve… Something the yogis have known for a while now, but good to...