#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…

TrailBlazers Launch

We’re so thrilled to have launched the pilot session of our new walk-to-run program TrailBlazers last Monday! The day began stormily with hourly forecasts that nerve-wrackingly shifted bouts of rain to land before, during or after our scheduled meetup time. Alas, finger-crossing and fervent hoping prevailed (despite the afternoon flash flooding around town)! The skies calmed,…

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,…

touching the earth: spring revival

whipping wind, conductor and choreographer. snow-bleached leaves lifted from the composting bed into a swirling tornado ballet. brittle and brown — some cracked with lacy veins of decomposition, some waxy-smooth and preserved. all, frenzied and alive. reanimated to dance upon the whistling breeze.

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…