Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners Mind, the book

What is contemplative coaching?

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 combinationRead More

10 Daily Habits to Maintain Mental Health and Emotional Equilibrium

If you look at the full spectrum of mental health, you might say there is crazy, “normal” and highly evolved. In many government run institutions, mental health often means simply not crazy. And the definition of crazy keeps changing. Freud and Jung are still widely accepted as fathers of modern psychology. Even though we understand thatRead More

Frequently Asked Questions About Silent Meditation Retreat

You don’t have to be “spiritual” or “religious” to experience the deep state of calm that is our natural birthright. It’s simply a matter of practice, like any musician or artist would confirm. You show up and apply the technique, and eventually you achieve some results. In this case, the practice is sitting meditation.
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These 3 Steps Could Change Your Life

These 3 Steps Could Change Your Life

My first act of free will is to recognise that I have it. ~William James   Each moment is an opportunity to re-start your life. I’m not kidding. That may sound a bit exaggerated, but you can choose at any moment to approach things in a new way. BUT, the caveat here is that inRead More

What’s the Difference Between Temporary Pleasure and Genuine Happiness?

What’s the Difference Between Temporary Pleasure and Genuine Happiness?

It’s so tempting to believe that if we just get what we want, everything will be wonderful. You may sense that something is missing and if and when that illusive “something” comes along then you’ll be really happy. But I think you know how that goes.Read More

How to Develop (and Maintain) a Meditation Practice

How to Develop (and Maintain) a Meditation Practice

Here are a few tricks I’ve learned to develop and maintain a meditation practice:Read More

The Journey to Teaching Yoga Internationally

The Journey to Teaching Yoga Internationally

I’ve been a paid guest in some of the most exclusive hotels in the world. Quite often the resorts will pay airfare as well, and offer a work permit, so I’ve been able to spend extended periods of time in some very exotic places. The experience is rich, and I have friends from all around the world as a result.Read More

Mental Health for Expats:  a Short Guide

Mental Health for Expats: a Short Guide

Learning to adapt is the best way to create a strong mind and boost mental health. A supple mind is a relaxed mind. Seasoned expats have learned that accepting things as they are increases confidence and well-being, knowing you can handle whatever challenge comes your way with strength and grace. This is a skill anyone – expat or not – can benefit from.Read More

How to Make a Fabulous Living Teaching Yoga, Traveling (and Saving) the World

How to Make a Fabulous Living Teaching Yoga, Traveling (and Saving) the World

You Asked and It’s Here. Presenting Your Fab Yoga Life. It’s taken over a year and I believe it’s worth your wait. Key information to create the teaching practice you imagine is possible has been gathered together into a 6-part online program so you too can have the location-independent business of your dreams.  Is ThisRead More

Tools to Manage Anxiety and Stress

Tools to Manage Anxiety and Stress

Panic and anxiety are not purely mental events–they are physiological events, so they can’t be treated with the thinking mind only. You need to learn to BREATHE deeply, and train yourself to come back to the breath on a regular basis. Mind and breath are intimately connected. If you can calm your breath, your mind will follow. Ashtanga Yoga and meditation are tools to manage anxiety and stress.Read More

Pilgrimage to the Playground of the Gods

Pilgrimage to the Playground of the Gods

Training body, speech and mind to develop and maintain pure awareness through yogic disciplines, meditation and contemplative study will change your relationship to your mind, and to your world. When you train yourself to be fully present, you then tend to make better choices in your life, creating less suffering for yourself and those around you.Read More

The Art of Perseverance

The Art of Perseverance

The art of perseverance is about commitment. It’s not a chore, but a choice. If you commit to being present, set an intention, and simply show up, then your life will change. Read More

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