Free Videos -
A gentle ten minute yoga warm up in the studio
Sharing a poem while walking in the woods, Camping at Fall River
Start Your Day with breathing practice by the Siuslaw River
Start Your Day with a Mountain Morning at the Colorado Flat Irons
I am offering two online yoga sessions a week to help us individually, and as a community, bridge between the classes we had before, and the future ahead for us. I hope that in this challenging time, we can deepen our own practice and find yoga as a genuine support for our lives.
Please Register for Class here, to help me plan class., then simply click on the links below a few minutes before class starts.
Wednesday Morning Yoga Class - 9:30 to 10:30 am PDT - Zoom Meeting Link
Thursday Evening Deep Stretch - 7:00pm to 8:00pm PDT - Zoom Meeting Link
I am asking for a $5 payment per class, but want no one to be turned away for lack of funds. Feel free to pay ahead by paying $20 and keeping your own tally.
Purchase One Yoga Class - Payment $5 via PayPal
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I send out a weekly email sharing poems and reflections from the classes.
Wow, it's been an amazing ride, over twenty years of learning, teaching and sharing yoga. Now, when I am asked what kind of yoga I teach, I wonder how to answer? Here is my best shot - the core influences of my practice.
My first elevator speech was that I wanted to Study Yoga in an Authentic Indian Tradition and then Learn to Apply it to the Western Body. So I took teacher training for two years with Aadil Palkhivala, who had grown up with legendary Yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. His teaching was rigorous, thorough, and imbued with a deep sense of the tradition of Hatha Yoga as a vehicle to prepare the body for resilience, compassion and spiritual growth. Back in Portland, I took classes with Physical Therapist and author of Yoga Journal's Anatomy articles, Julie Gudmestad. After a few years, I found that I wanted a more tangible sense of the human body's movement and potential, and worked my way through the 500 hour program at East West College to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Ten years into teaching, I was injured in a climbing fall that broke my spine and heel. The process of more than full recovery was scary, painful - and my biggest learning opportunity. I feel stronger, deeper, calmer, more open now than ever before in my life. I celebrated that recovery with a solo hike along the John Muir Trail, 200 miles along the Sierra Nevada crest, and publishing the story as Poems for the Journey. I teach now to share the tools and the experience of self healing.
Co-leading a Mazamas trip to circumnavigate Mount Kailash, I got to visit the bleak and stunning landscape in Tibet where Krishnamacharya, the grandfather of modern yoga, hiked into in the 1920s and spent years living in a cave above Lake Mansarovar and studying with authentic Tibetan yogis. Such stories had felt like myths to me. Being there in person brought a reality and a humanity to all the study I had done earlier.
Becoming a tango dancer, as a non-dance guy with two left feet, was an incredibly humbling re-entry at the sub-basement level of a long learning journey! It called me into a whole new level of awareness of alignment and presence. In that journey, I have become a student of Alexander Technique, moving me away from learning new outer postures, and instead deepening my kinesthetic understanding of the human body.
Being moved, heart-broken and inspired by the journeys and challenges and successes of my students over the decades.