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Loving Puppy And Kitten

Loving-Kindness as a Practice in Attitude

Metta is a Pali word and Buddhist concept generally translated into English as loving or friendly. Not surprisingly, Metta is often referred to as Loving-Kindness in the West. A classic Metta practice consists of repeating four well-wishes over five rounds.…

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Unfold YTT

Joining Teaching Faculty as Mindfulness Instructor

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm joining the teaching faculty for Unfold's Yoga Teacher Training as their mindfulness instructor. Certified by Yoga Alliance, this program focuses on adaptive/accessible yoga and is especially well-suited to mental health workers and wellness professionals who…

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Blossoming Flower / Going On Retreat Within

Retreat Into Kindness

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” - Leonard Cohen Retreats hold a sacred place in my heart. My first mindfulness retreat was a daylong in Seattle. On this retreat we were given a particular…

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Fall Leaves

The Practice of Retreating

The first time I signed up for a retreat, decades ago, I did so because it just seemed like a good thing to try. Today I view retreats as a non-negotiable part of my practice, and life. Recently I got…

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Kitten Sleeping Under Covers / Portland Yoga Nidra

Relax Like a Champ

Portland Yoga Nidra In her book, Daring to Rest, author Karen Brody, speaks to the growing epidemic in our country of doing too much, and the toll that takes on our bodies and in relationships. The causes are many -…

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Where to Begin a Meditation Practice

When it comes to meditation, emerging research makes a compelling case for giving sitting a try – reduced stress, depression and anxiety, and improved wellbeing and quality of relationships. But where to begin? How does one actually get started in…

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Evening Light Yoga Nidra

Why I Teach Yoga Nidra

My decision to pursue training in Yoga Nidra was based purely out of my love for the experience of Yoga Nidra itself. I had no plans to teach, I simply wanted to better understand a practice I was drawn towards.…

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Morning Flowers Waking Up

Waking Up

A highlight for me this summer has been teaching a series called "Waking Up: Mini Morning Mindfulness Intensives" at Unfold Studios. I also wrote a (brief) article about the series' namesake. Check it out here! And if you're interested in…

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Hands Holding Heart

The Compassionate Nature of Mindfulness

I was invited to write on the inherently compassionate nature of mindfulness for Source Yoga. Below is an excerpt. “It takes boldness, even audacity, to step out of our habitual patterns and experiment with a quality like kindness – to…

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