Communicating, Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, Relating, The New Story

Breathing in Inspiration

To inspire. To inhale. To breathe in life, presence, peace. Inspiration, in the form of creative inspiration, the itch to write, paint, draw, sketch, sculpt, sing, dance, practice meditation, CREATE, comes and goes. Wouldn't it be too exhausting if we were constantly inspired? Constant happiness and pleasure and perfection, building a soft nest around ourselves… Continue reading Breathing in Inspiration

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Michelle's Memoir, The New Story

Summer Moon, Stars & Sun

Nineteen years ago, I was 2O. And depressed about it. The simple fact of my birthday launched me into my first bout of "clinical" [i.e. serious, prolonged and intense] depression. It was not to be the last. Stuck in the gray quicksand of despondency, shell shocked after so many years of being sheltered, shepherded and… Continue reading Summer Moon, Stars & Sun

Interbeing, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice

5 Dynamic Meditations for Busy People

Do you have trouble sitting still sometimes? Modern life is super busy with a seemingly endless list of tasks, commitments, priorities, and responsibilities. The breakneck speed of technological development and the rushed pace of urban life create the perfect storm. In summation, many of us are currently more productive—and more stressed out—than ever. The human mind entertains… Continue reading 5 Dynamic Meditations for Busy People

Education, Hatha Yoga Practice, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

3 Super Powerful Ways to Heal in our Toxic World

Throughout most of my 20s, I was plagued with chronic depression and anxiety. I’m delighted to say that I’ve been free from those shackles for the past decade, other than the rare, mild bouts that come with the inevitable ups and downs of life. This is largely due to the fact that for the past… Continue reading 3 Super Powerful Ways to Heal in our Toxic World

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

Become an Indestructible Warrior of Love

The majority of my yoga classes take place on a wooden platform jutting out over the shoreline, with a majestic view of the lake and the three volcanoes along the southern shore. (Shout out to Hostel del Lago in San Marcos La Laguna!) In just about every practice I’ve led this year, I’ve been including pranayama and… Continue reading Become an Indestructible Warrior of Love

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

Time is but a Dream.

Row row row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily! Life is but a dream. Are we in the same boat? It is a gorgeous Sunday morning. I taught yoga overlooking the lake and then stretched a little by myself and then came to Moonfish and ordered coffee and eggs. I have… Continue reading Time is but a Dream.