Kindness Stones for Kids Yoga

Mari Stonestreet is a Radiant Child Yoga 200 hour teacher living in Japan.  She has family yoga classes weekly and lots of fun and important ideas for her classes.  The children and their parents have fun doing yoga together.  Then...they do meditative, heart-opening art.  Here's one project, in Mari's words: "This project was part [...]

Brain “Brake” for these Emotional Times

In these tumultuous times we all need a "brake" on the brain and emotions at times.  You can do this anywhere, anytime.  Just find a private space (bathrooms work!) and go to it! This Kundalini Yoga meditation was originally given for women, but men can also benefit from it. It may give essential help  at [...]

Life Flows If you Let It: One person’s experience after RCFY Teacher Training

 "Since returning home from Radiant Child Family Yoga Teacher Training, I have deepened my daily yoga and meditation practice.  It seems funny to even call it a daily practice; it’s more like it spreads through and penetrates my days and who I am.  Rising earlier in the morning and creating more diverse and varied practices, then [...]

Every Emotion Has a Shelf-Life

A recent email conversation I had with a friend and teacher of Radiant Child Yoga went like this: Her: There was a short delay in finishing our project, because I had a car accident more than a week ago and I had to recover a little and rest. Sorry about the delay. Me: How are you? [...]

Mary Oliver’s Shiva

For Joci and Karim, with love...which is the same as healing. Shiva Shiva, pretend you are with me as the doe in her summer red coat tiptoes       down                through the pines                           and [...]

Aretha, I love you

It's been a long while since there's been a post.  Today is the right day for it.  It started when I read an article that my husband pointed out to me in the New Yorker magazine (April 4, 2016). The article is Soul Survival:  The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin. The article was [...]

Sadhana Practice: Living in Awe and Grace

It is surprising to me the lessons that Sadhana--daily spiritual practice-- has birthed into my life. I learned to prefer myself. I learned to take the time and give myself the gift of minutes. I also learned grace. I learned there would be days I could make my practice longer, and add tune in, warm [...]

Uncommon Help for the Common Cold

Having not had so much as a cold for several years, I was surprised to find myself wake up the other day with a sore throat, which has been my warning signal since I was a child. The sore throat quickly turned into a heavy feeling in the sinuses, followed by a tickling feeling in [...]

Head Full of Amazement

Slowing down and knowing what is really important is the most important thing I am learning.  Along the road on this journey I am constantly dumping stuff along the road, things like-- "I should be doing work instead of enjoying myself." and "People are going to think I am having an on-going senior moment."  Crash, [...]