Recently in our final days of onsite training for Urban Zen at Wexner Heritage Village, the Rabbi Cary Kozberg joined us to deliver a most inspiring maybe even, life changing speech. He commented that Urban Zen offers people "Sabbath moments" in their daily busy, stressful lives. He spoke about the Sabbath as a time to … Continue reading Sabbath Moments
Lately I've been seeing so many photos of beautiful yogis in amazing poses that I can only dream of doing. I know it is my ego causing me to feel insecure and less than. I also know that yoga is so much more than a perfect body in a perfect pose. After all I teach … Continue reading Yoga
I hope you've enjoyed this 4 week Meditation/Mindfulness Journey with me. I hope you have found more ways to be present for your life and those around you. Maybe you've found that sitting everyday is a challenge but have found mindfulness in your day to day activities. As a result, you are living with less … Continue reading You’re just getting started
Mindfulness: Bringing ones complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis, (according to Wikipedia). My word for 2014 is presence, which to me is being mindful and fully present to each moment of my day as it unfolds. I still find myself worrying about things in the future. However, as I keep bringing … Continue reading Week 3 of Meditation/Mindfulness Journey
Here we are at week 2 of our Meditation/Mindfulness Journey. This week's practice is Loving Kindness Meditation or Metta Meditation. Typically with Loving Kindness Meditation we start with offering loving kindness to ourselves followed by our loved ones and then, to persons that are neutral, for example, the grocery store clerk a stranger on the … Continue reading Week 2 of Meditation/Mindfulness Journey
"When we take time to quiet ourselves, we can all sense that our lives could be lived with greater compassion and greater wakefulness." Jack Kornfield Meditation and mindfulness is spoken of everywhere now. There are multiple studies being conducted on its effects in the corporate world, education, the health care system and the military. Technology … Continue reading 28 Day Meditation/Mindfulness Journey
The start of a new year offers a time to reflect on what is working for you and what is not; what thoughts and actions are leading you to your best self. The beginning of a new year opens the door to possibilities. My yoga practice deepens my life experiences and fosters a life lived … Continue reading Possibilities!
. Watching my children's caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies reminded me of a persons ability to transform. A yoga and meditation practice can transform one's body, mind and spirit. I see how my body has transformed through my yoga practice, becoming stronger and more flexible. My mind is going through transformation as I find more … Continue reading Transformation