Posts Tagged: workshops

I am bliss: Thoughts on Sivananda Ashram Bahamas

I’ve just returned from a week at the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas. Once a year for the past three years I’ve been invited to the ashram to run a workshop called “Yoga for the Nervous System”, which is all about using restorative yoga and pranayama (breathing techniques) to support the nervous system and promote… {read more}

Announcing: Satsang Saturdays

Here’s a new yoga word for you: satsang. Satsang means to be in the presence of true people, where sat means truth and sang means assembly or gathering. Satsang is a way to connect with others on the spiritual path. I’ve long felt lonely on this path, have you? There was a time when I… {read more}

Yoga for Back Care: 6 directions of the spine

I teach a yoga workshop series called Yoga for Back Care. It’s comprised of four 90 minute classes. We meet once a week for four weeks. I created this workshop because I meet people all the time who tell me that they’re doing yoga to help manage or prevent back pain. But in my experience, back care… {read more}

Yoga for Back Care

Yesterday I was in a rush to finish vacuuming the livingroom before it was time to meet my six-year-old at his bus stop. As I was putting furniture back in place I awkwardly hoisted a wooden rocking chair and strained a muscle in my mid-back. It was a moment of inattention that I’m still paying… {read more}

Reframing chronic pain

One of the ways I make sense of my pain is by reframing what it means to have pain. In particular, I’m interested in the way I, and others, talk about pain. I’ve always been fascinated by the power of words and language; I studied linguistics at university, and I’ve been writing poetry since I… {read more}