Here’s a short interview my friend Waylon at Elephant Journal did recently at the Yoga Journal Conference in Colorado with Richard Freeman about the trap of ambition in the path of yoga.
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The Best (and Cheapest) Massage in Bangkok
A dear friend showed me this place years ago and I have been a fan ever since. You may know of the famous Wat Po massage school that trains many Thai massage therapists at their main school near the river. But fewer know about their satellite location in Sukhumvit–soi 39. Simple, clean, extremely efficient, theContinue reading “The Best (and Cheapest) Massage in Bangkok”
On Becoming a Global Yogi
A while back, The Global Yogi interviewed me to ask how I found my way on the path to teaching yoga internationally. Click here to read it on The Global Yogi. Are you ready to begin your path as a global yogi – teaching yoga internationally – but don’t know where to start?Continue reading “On Becoming a Global Yogi”
Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Great Yoga Teacher?
So, you’ve done your teacher training. You learned how to lead a good yoga class. But what is the difference between leading a yoga class and inspiring your students? Take the quiz below to find out if you have what it takes to be a great yoga teacher. 1. Do you have a dedicated committedContinue reading “Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Great Yoga Teacher?”
Just finished our 3rd annual Contemplative Practice and Wellness Retreat in Phuket, and the incomparable Amanpuri Resort. We hosted a small group of graduate level psychology students in a training designed to share mindfulness practice for practical application in the clinical setting. It was a fabulous reminder that being a pilgrim, learning to train theContinue reading “Luxury Pilgrims”
Are you ready to teach yoga?
A while ago I met a young woman who had just become a yoga teacher. When she learned that I also teach, she said, “Oh, where did you do your teacher training?” My mind went blank for a moment (which was a blessing in itself). It was such a bizarre way for me to thinkContinue reading “Are you ready to teach yoga?”
My favorite yoga retreat center in Thailand
I’m just back from leading a 2 week retreat at Jungle yoga in Khao Sok National Forest, Southern Thailand. It is my new favorite retreat center in Thailand! All of the buildings, including the yoga shala, are on floating rafts on the Ratchaprabha Dam. The retreat season is from November to April, withContinue reading “My favorite yoga retreat center in Thailand”
Nepal Yoga Retreat and Pilgrimage, March 2015
Nepal Yoga Retreat and Pilgrimage, March 2015 Practice or learn yoga and meditation while visiting sacred sites throughought the Kathmandu Valley with masters of yoga and meditation. Join us for a magical 10 days of practice and pilgrimage through the Kathmandu Valley. We will visit sacred Buddhist sites throughout the Kathmandu Valley and practice dailyContinue reading “Nepal Yoga Retreat and Pilgrimage, March 2015”
Beauty is in the Mindfulness of the Beholder
Once upon a time I taught yoga in Hong Kong, managing the yoga studio at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It was an intense phase, living in the big, bustling, money-worshipping city. I had a hard time relaxing into the pace of that life. What I learned then was that yoga practice has to involveContinue reading “Beauty is in the Mindfulness of the Beholder”
To do or not to do
Here’s the big lesson I’ve learned in the past month: Relaxing is the key to doing anything. I didn’t set out to learn this lesson. I set out on an adventure with a friend, to take some time out and rest on one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand. We rented a small houseContinue reading “To do or not to do”