Eye to Eye/Auf Augenhöhe

I am sitting down on the dandelion-spotted lawn in the warm spring sunshine. Feeling restless, worrying too much about nothing. After a few minutes I notice a bee on top of the flower next to me. I lay down to get a closer look. Now I am eye to eye with the busy insect. Only…

Heart Wide Open

This week I am finishing off some of my classes at the studio I have been teaching at since spring. Starting January I am venturing out and offering two of my own courses. However, I wanted to do something special in my last classes and suggested to take them through a guided meditation. I love…

I am going places II

Click click click with the heels of my ruby sandals and I am off. Suddenly standing on the beach. Close to sunset, wide blue sky, only a few people are walking along the shore. I take off my magic slippers and touch the cool sand with my bare toes. Then dig my feet in. Pure…

What rattles and goes up and down at the same time?!

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco for work. Despite the fact that the weather was awfully wet (what a West Coast thing to do, complaining about the rain!), I loved being there. It was like a big version of Vancouver. Well, maybe not quite. But it had…

Inspirational…

I came across this poem today on Patrick Creelman’s website. I recall a yoga class ages ago when the teacher was reading this to us. The intensity of Whyte’s words strike me just as much today as they did then. I still remember how they made me feel laying there, even though I don’t remember…

Yoga 2: Mountain Pose

Come to the top of your mat. Feet parallel, heels slightly apart. Feel the surface of your mat underneath your feet. Lift your toes, spread them as wide as you can, slowly put them down one at a time, start with your little toes. Then press your big toe mounds into the mat. Feel your…