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…

Spring Series: Body As Nature

we inherited nature the moment we were born. the moment we came into existence, we entered the landscape of nature. in fact, we are nature. nature is form. body is form. body is nature. nature is body. ~Zenju Earthlyn Manuel Inspired by our Winter Immersion reading of The Way of Tenderness in which Zenju Earthlyn…

embodied practice: alice walker quote

  Celebrating the power of sangha and all who commit to the practice of: Showing up for ourselves so that we may be present and available in heart and mind to show up for others. Speaking our truth. Listening with open hearts. To be in the presence of such companions is fuel + balm for…

March Mindfulness 2016

It’s my fourth annual “call-to-action” to promote the practice of bringing skillful and compassionate awareness to how we engage, are impacted by, and then respond to the world around us. March heralds the coming of Spring and, with it, a sense of renewal! Let us take a few moments to refresh our commitment to self-inquiry and…

for clear-seeing: “I Am Light”| India.Arie (Lyric Video)

I am grateful to my friend + fellow teacher Ann Lapo for reminding me of this beautiful song on Saturday!  It was a timely meditation and perfect accompaniment to the first dharma discussion of our Toward Wholeness series on Inclusion, Freedom + Belonging, so we had to share it with Sangha the following day. (We actually…

conjuring grace in moments of distress

I put together these sustainable acts of self-care for a loved one after a conversation we shared about the challenges of tending to ourselves when the “stuff” of life storms through and leaves everything in a state of upheaval. Reading it over, I quickly recognized how necessary it was for me to remember to dose…

#WholyHappyHour [12/20]: Continuing the Practice of Becoming Our Own Refuge

Throughout this new season, our study and practice will be devoted to learning to hold space for ourselves and others in order to build trust, safety, skillful understanding and compassion in our spiritual community and in all relationships. Dec 20th | 11 AM – 12:30 PM at Heartdance Studio, 1806 E. Michigan Avenue Taking Refuge in…

#WholyHappyHour [12/6]: Taking Refuge in the Island of the Self

Throughout this new season, our study and practice will be devoted to learning to hold space for ourselves and others in order to build trust, safety, skillful understanding and compassion in our spiritual community and in all relationships. Dec 6th| 11 AM – 12:30 PM at Heartdance Studio, 1806 E. Michigan Avenue Taking Refuge in the…