Inner Teacher

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December 22, 2019

It feels like it’s New Year’s eve...that one in the Gregorian calendar that I have celebrated most of my life and used to fee like marked a new beginning. It feels this way in that yesterday and today really feel like a shift-an end and a beginning. A transition. A time to reflect and to call in. And, in a life lived more in tune with Nature, with the Earth and the Cosmos, it is just that. That I feel more aligned...AM more aligned...with the cycles of Ma* rather than with an “account book” (the Latin root of the word calendar) implemented to track tax collection and completely separate from the cycles of Nature is a fitting reflection given my journey this past year. Because this Solstice is just that- a transition, a new begin...

October 12, 2019

Who am I?

This practice of asking that question during meditation was introduced to me recently by dear soul sister and teacher, Usha. And, as it happens, it’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot of the time this last year.

One year ago today was my last day on staff at my old job. Not a millisecond has passed that I have looked back. Not even in the darkest of the dark days have I questioned that choice. And it has been a very interesting year full of very light and very dark days. It has been a RIDE.

Today is a full moon. In Aries and opposite Libra. My natal chart shows my south node in Aries and my north node in Libra...I’m feeling particularly aware of this. Another dear sister Allison notes about this beautiful autumn mo...

November 18, 2018

One month ago today, I touched down in Thailand, two calendar days earlier having departed Seattle and the US for the first two of three months traveling. The "lost" day was the 17th of October. Seems fitting that the 17th November was also a transition day. Yesterday I left Ranthambore at 5:30 am and with a brief, sweet stop in Delhi, arrived back in Rishikesh at 6:15 pm. I also left the past month of traveling to come to this next month of (mostly) staying put. That's not to say that there won't be adventuring...surely there will be, both internal and external. It's just to say that I'm anchored physically, here in Rishikesh. I've rented a flat for the month from the sweetest of families. They live downstairs and their cooking...

October 22, 2018

"To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.

To weep is to risk being called sentimental.

To reach out to another is to risk involvement.

To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.

To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive.

To love is to risk not being loved in return.

To live is to risk dying.

To hope is to risk despair,and to try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greastest hazard in life is to risk nothing.The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and becomes nothing.He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave, he’s forfeited his freedom.Only the pe...

October 4, 2018

The name Inner Teacher Yoga & Coaching is inspired by the mantra "Om Namo Guru Dev Namo." This mantra honors the divine teacher that resides in each of us. It is about recognizing that within one's heart, you already have all you need. All of the strength, all of the wisdom, all of the love. When I began teaching yoga, this mantra really spoke to me. As a new teacher, I often wondered (I still do!) if I was good enough. If I knew enough. Coming back to this mantra over and over again, I remember that my role as a yoga teacher is to NOT worry about any of that. As a yoga teacher, I'm here to remind you that YOU are your best teacher. Yes, I will invite you into certain breath, certain physical positions, certain energetic and emo...

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