What is contemplative coaching?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013

You may already know that yoga and meditation are tools to train the body and mind to be present. But how do you apply these skills to make positive change in your life? Enter contemplative coaching. Contemplative coaching is the term I coined to describe a practical and therapeutic application of mindfulness practice– a combination […]

Yoga and meditation are tools to transform the mind

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012
Yoga and meditation are tools to transform the mind

Somewhere between the extremes of effort and surrender lies the harmonious equilibrium called yoga. Holding both extremes at the same time, we essentially short-circuit conditioned mind with its habitual patterns. If what we mean by yoga is “union”, then the foundations of Ashtanga yoga provide a valuable tool to experience this dynamic balance of opposites. […]

Practice and Pilgrimage through the Kathmandu Valley

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014
Practice and Pilgrimage through the Kathmandu Valley

Practice and Pilgrimage through the Kathmandu Valley Imagine listening to the chanting of monks and the clanging of morning ritual bells as wafting incense reaches out from the mysterious temple entries. Imagine rising at dawn to circumambulate the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, otherwise known as the wish-fulfilling stupa. Imagine yourself meeting great masters of meditation, […]

Settling the mind in its natural state

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014
Settling the mind in its natural state

Noticing the pause between thoughts is, in essence, settling the mind in its natural state. When you take time out to recognize this, it can have profound affects on your state of mind and help you maintain a happier outlook.

Make peace with your inner rickshaw driver

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014
Make peace with your inner rickshaw driver

Greetings from Sarnath, home of Deer Park, where the historical Buddha shared his first teaching on how to stop suffering. Traveling to Sarnath is inconvenient. It’s uncomfortable. It’s crowded, hot and dirty. Pilgrims often get sick or cheated or if you are like me, angry with their rickshaw drivers who change their fee suddenly in […]

What does it mean to develop mindfulness and awareness? (and how can this help you be happier?)

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014
What does it mean to develop mindfulness and awareness? (and how can this help you be happier?)

Mindfulness is continuously coming back to the present moment; it is conscious and deliberate involvement in whatever you are doing. Awareness is recognizing the context in which mindfulness takes place; it is observing the process of being mindful. Eventually it is seeing into the nature of the mind. Why is this important and how can it help you to be happier?

Finding True Love

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014
Finding True Love

Finding true love is basically learning to be present.

Feed your inspiration to find the right path

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014
Feed your inspiration to find the right path

For me, nurturing creative expression represents richness. Creativity is about following your own path, even if it diverges from expectations.

Your thoughts create your reality

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014
Your thoughts create your reality

Happy New Year! Hope 2014 is off to a fabulous start. Your thoughts create your reality—you’ve no doubt heard this before. So what happens when reality doesn’t fit with what you had hoped or envisioned? People spend thousands on therapy trying to work out the answer to this question. Some of us take the opportunity […]

14 Steps to a Happier New Year

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014

I know, I know. We go through it every year, but it’s isn’t it nice to know we have another chance for a new start every year? Actually, we have a chance for a new start every moment. You can start right this moment. Here are 14 steps to a happier new year: 1. Give […]

How do you measure progress?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013
How do you measure progress?

A couple of years ago, feeling a bit disillusioned by the the evolution of yoga in its popular context, I realized I needed to make a shift in my professional life. I felt confined by the parameters of teaching yoga in a classroom setting, to an increasingly fitness oriented audience. I was unable to share […]

Embarking on the path of yoga and meditation

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013

Embarking on the path of yoga and meditation is a simple way to maintain physical, emotional and mental health. But beyond that, it is the foundation of a spiritual path that people have been following for centuries. These tools provide a way to reframe your experience so that your suffering eventually becomes the seed of […]