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Gift of Presence

Presents are not necessary to celebrate Christmas. Presence is. Presence with your children, your family, your friends. In a conversation with a stranger. Challenge yourself this Christmas and give the gift of true presence.” ~Fr. Vargas  I quite enjoy the act of gift giving. There is something so special about taking the time to explore what it is that I can offer a loved one that they wouldn’t normally...

This Moment is all you have

This Moment is all you have “This Fall is flying by! Where has this year gone?” ~90% of the population Ok, I made that quote and statistic up. However, have you noticed yourself or others saying, “Wow, time is flying by! Or “it’s already November?” Our concept of time is fascinating. Sometimes, it seems to fly by, and at others, drag on. At times we wish for time to stand still, and at others,...

As you are

As you are At the end of September, I had the absolute privilege of being on the Rock Steady retreat with a group of phenomenal yogis. What a rich weekend with nourishing food, majestic mountains, fall colours, mindful meditation, spirited asana and deep practices. And, there was one thing that particularly stood out for me this time -the power of each person’s individual...

Anchored in Practice

Anchored in Practice A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to share some time with an incredible musician and human being, Krishna Das. For those of you who are not familiar with him, he is one of the great bhakti yogis of our time, who shares his devotion through music and chant. I asked him a question that has been in...

Yoga, Climbing & Fear

Last weekend, I headed out climbing with some of the Wednesday Yoga Lab crew. After months (and for some, years) of coming to my classes and being invited routinely to do things that take courage, I got to be on the flip side and meet my edges in a big way. Whether we’re on the mat or on the mountain, it seems that the overall energy...