The Treasure Seeker

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I rolled out my mat at 5:30 this morning. It had been over a week since I had done so due to travel and an out of town guest which made me think about my motivation for getting back on the mat. For sure, it’s a part of my job. I learned in training that you can’t teach what you …

CrossFit in Your 90s?

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Recently I was speaking to the owner of the Telluride Yoga Center, Kristin Taylor, exploring workshop ideas. She said what people want to know is how can they can keep “playing hard.” I recently moved to Durango and feel as though I’ve moved from a fit city (Denver) to a city that’s even more fit, particularly among those 50 and …

Yoga & Walking Helps You Stay Young

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I am a voracious reader and listener of anything having to do with movement. Whether from Biomechanist, Katy Bowman, who writes about “nutritious movement”; pioneering researcher in the physiology of mobility and author of Designed to Move, Dr. Joan Vernikos or Rolfer and Feldenkrais practitioner Todd Hargrove who shares his ideas on fundamental movement patterns like crawling, reaching, rolling and breathing. The human body was made for …

The Daily Practice of Resilience – Yoga Therapy and Kayaking with The Orca of British Colombia

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 It’s Been Called the Trip of a Lifetime I’ve curated an extraordinary trip to the coastal waters of British Colombia with Spirit of the West Adventures. This base camp kayaking trip has been reserved exclusively for just 8 guests of Rocky Mountain Yoga. Mark your calendars for July 27th – August 1st, 2019. I chose July because it is the time …

“It’s the Jedi That Take the Time to do It”

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Here it is – the last day of 2017. I wasn’t feeling very inspired to blog until I saw Star Wars during this holiday week. The title of my post is a quote from series creator, George Lucas. In a then titled “Revenge of the Jedi” 1981 story conference transcript, he is in conversation with Writer Lawrence Kadan and Producer …

Showing Up For Yourself Through Ritual

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Yoga, contrary to popular belief, is not a religion. Yet when I was trained on ritual, an aspect of the integrated practices of Yoga, images of religious ceremonies came to mind. Ritual is a universal feature of human social existence that has been practiced by our ancestors for millennia; as such it resonates deep in our bones says Francis Weller, …

Alchemy of Grief

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“As we heal, it offers each of us an opportunity to consider what is most precious in our lives, release attachment and identification to what is not, re-examine our choices, and set a direction for our future that truly reflects our heart’s deepest wish.” ~ Gary Kraftsow, Founder, American Viniyoga Institute After the death of my mom in 2007 I …