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…

special event series {6/26}: gentle yoga at the labyrinth

Inspired by Sangha’s spring series on Body As Nature, my dear friend Ann Lapo and I are delighted to combine our shared interests by offering three extended practices of movement + meditation at the Labyrinth. JUNE 26  |  JULY 24  |  AUGUST 7 | SEPTEMBER 11 10 – 10:45  am ~ Gentle Yoga 11 – 12…

teaching empowered with mindfulness

a couple years ago, i volunteered to teach yoga and mindfulness to elementary schools in my district. when the coordinator shared the announcement that i (and a fellow yoga teacher friend) would be offering 30-minute sessions for 4 weeks, she was met with overwhelming requests from teachers who were eager to introduce these calming, focusing…

embodied practice: delighting in breath (cooling + calming)

I have found Kaki (Beak) breathing technique to be one of the simplest to teach, learn, and, most important, to make a regular part of my practice.  I use it to cool down my body when I’m running or practicing an energizing yoga sequence, to quiet and center my mind while meditating or when a task…

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…