Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice

3 Calming Meditations for Creativity

Just sitting, practicing doing nothing, breathing, and paying attention to our breathing is fundamental to formal meditation practice. Yet, meditation and mindfulness can be cultivated through other methods, such as standing, walking, eating, communicating, etc. Writing is also a wonderful, creative, grounding practice that can be meditative. The act of putting words on a page, whether handwritten,… Continue reading 3 Calming Meditations for Creativity

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Yoga, Heartfulness & Writing Retreat ~ January 21-28, 2017

What better time than now to recharge and rediscover balance, bliss and freedom in daily life? We’ll invite wisdom and love to guide our intention throughout the retreat in order to help expand our consciousness and center us in our hearts. Join us for a special time of renewal as we practice awareness and moment-to-moment… Continue reading Yoga, Heartfulness & Writing Retreat ~ January 21-28, 2017

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The Trecena of Batz: 13 Days of Creative Expression & Insight

The Mayan solar day 1 B’atz’ is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14. {For an explanation of how the Mayan calendar works, read the full post here.} From then until June 26, we are moving through the trecena ruled by B’atz’: the thread of life. Its animal totem is the monkey. These days are superb for expressing our creativity with lighthearted… Continue reading The Trecena of Batz: 13 Days of Creative Expression & Insight

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July/August 2016 Retreats!

I am super excited to be offering two yoga retreats this summer with my dear friend and fellow yoga teacher Paola at Villa Sumaya... Join us! Living from the Heart: Stress-Free Lifestyle July 2-9, 2016 Yoga, mindfulness, writing workshops. Nutrition, Ayurveda, Hikes and Healing Yoga, Mindfulness & the Transformation of Suffering August 13-20, 2016 Yoga,… Continue reading July/August 2016 Retreats!

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Writing Down the Chakras

Writing is an art, a gift, a practice. I practice and teach writing as taught by Natalie Goldberg in her numerous and fabulous books, primarily the classic, Writing Down the Bones. Her few, simple rules for writing include: keep your hand moving, don't reread (until after the writing session), don't edit, let go of control,… Continue reading Writing Down the Chakras


How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children

Writing poetry with children is delightful for all involved in the process. Step one: read poetry to children. Lots. Step two: give them the guidelines. Poetry does not have to rhyme. Poetry may rhyme. Sometimes. A few of my favorite types of poems to teach to children and teens include: haiku, limrick, cinquain, color poems,… Continue reading How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children