special event | inviting mindfulness: the heart at rest

Give yourself the gift of time and space to unravel and rest, to cradle your heart, to listen deeply, breathe freely, see yourself clearly with eyes of compassion. Experience deep relaxation through an embodied meditation that invites restoration, renewal, and reconciliation.   Sunday 13 NOVEMBER 1:30 – 3:30 pm | Heartdance Studio COST: $20 | $10 –…

#ZenThanksgiving: A Prayer for Remembering

i move along a rain-soaked path pink tubular bodies stretch out in full prostration across my trail, beckoning: feel your heart into those feet, so every step blesses the earth. a few, once desiccated, now rehydrated, leave coiled graffiti-like impressions: life wuz here! keep it movin’! gravity relinquishes its pull on my body, offering it…

#StraightOutta…The Archives

I have vivid memories of the kids in my South Lansing neighborhood emulating our favorite West Coast rappers — we even dubbed ourselves “the Cooper Street Posse” in homage. Years later, at high school, their music was a contagion. Whether in the girls’ dorms or the academic hall of the prestigious suburban-Detroit boarding school I attended,…

special event news: conscious + fit clinic on 6/6

Ready to get Active?! Whether you’re just getting started, are rehabbing from injury, or are refreshing your fitness regime — learn the foundations of dynamic + functional movement to keep you ‪#‎CONSCIOUSandFIT‬ this summer. BONUS: Get tips to decompress + relax + sustain physical + mental well-being! Open to All Levels. Co-taught by Tara Scott,…

move like a goddess

the invitation to move like a goddess is to inhabit your body with full awareness. to embrace its realities. to tend to it in sickness and health! to find physical activities that are meaningful and nourishing. that don’t feel like drudgery or punishment. that make you feel strong, healthy, capable, full of joy — absolutely alive!…

embodied wisdom: 15-mile meditation

My foot, poised for motion, rests upon solid Earth. My lungs balloon open to capture Air. An expansion that readies my heart for the journey. Oxygen combusts into compassion. Fueled, I step into Wind’s welcoming arms. Blade-sharp chill cuts through illusion. Clear comprehension arises. Movement is my refuge: those sensations, vibrating upward from sole to soul, become…

good spiritual friends: walking the path together

When a fellow member of my running group shared this image and quote with us all, I was “AUM-ing” and “AMEN-ing” at the simple truth of this message. The 8 miles I logged this morning in the company of friends made every step easier. Laughter, insights, wise counsel and encouragement filled every moment of our…