beyond asana

If you’re finding 3 Jewels Yoga for the first time or visiting after an absence, you may be wondering where the “yoga” classes can be found. For 10 years, I’ve been cultivating my teaching practice on the foundations of Movement, Mindfulness + Meditation. Of these three, the movement has transformed the most — expanding from…

on ground sacred and fertile

I treasure our Sunday practices and our time together on August 7th was all the more special because, for the second year in a row, I was able to spend my new year in the full embrace of Sangha. After a week full of celebrations with loved ones (and a few more to come!), I…

embodied practice: “taking refuge in the island of self”

breathing in, i go back to the island of myself. there are beautiful trees there is water, there are birds, there is sunshine and fresh air. breathing out, i feel safe. ~thich nhat hanh Nothing To Do, Nowhere To Go: Waking Up To Who You Are zen in motion: as a mountain, exalted, resilient, uplifted, half…

learning together: teaching as a collaboration

I begin every class by asking practitioners what their bodies need that day. I invite them to make requests: 1) for particular poses that they’ve either found helpful or challenging and wish to explore; and 2) for parts of the body that need attention, making special note of any new injuries or sensitivities. There are…