November 22, 2017

As many of you know I am passionate about yoga and all holistic practices associated with it. Whether it be the asanas, meditations, breathing techniques, journaling, mantras, astrology, nutrition and ayurveda or the associated philosophy, integrating and teaching these practices is my passion. And, my dedicated studies and teaching experiences mean that my offerings are continuously unfolding.  

Based on what I have learned over the past 20 + years I have developed three mentoring programs to holistically manage stress, improve well being and/or clarify our purpose. I have been offering variants of these for my regular clients for a while and I am happy to say that they are now clearly explained and offered to all. Visit the mentoring page for more details.

November 17, 2017

Although I enjoy cooking, I don't enjoy spending hours in the kitchen. I do like playing and creating recipes but they're always simple, seasonal and easy to make. 


  • 1 medium butternut squash

  • 4 carrots

  • 1/4 onion

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 small piece of ginger

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp green curry paste

  • dash of cayenne pepper

  • 1 tbs coconut oil

  • 1 can coconut milk

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bake squash

  • Saute onions, garlic, ginger and carrots in coconut oil. Once soft add turmeric, a little pepper and 1/4 can of coconut milk and stir on low heat for a couple of minutes

  • Add all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth

Seeds: Rinse seeds, stir with 1 tsp coconut oil, a dash of cayenne pepper and salt. Spread out in pan and bake at 200 for 30 minutes or so. It's good to check on them and toss them around after about 10 minutes. You can then sprinkle them on your soup.

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November 9, 2017

Part of the benefits of balancing yoga postures is that we learn to get back up not if but when we fall. As a symbolism for the uncertainty of life balancing postures teach us to identify the fall without identifying as the fall which builds resilience, a quality we're encouraged to cultivate. 

From this perspective, there are many ways to nourish our resilience. Examples include practicing yoga asanas, self discovery, making decisions, following through, taking care of our self and one of the most beneficial and recommended life practices to build resilience is satsang (good company) i.e cultivating authentic connections with inspiring and uplifting people.

A couple of weeks ago I was in a minor biking accident. Minor in the sense that nothing is broken and no concussion, but an accident nonetheless. A reminder that cement and cars are stronger than I am.  To bounce back, I took time off from teaching and most importantly I accepted support from my satsang. Both...

November 3, 2017

I am teaching the Inspired Living Journaling workshop Saturday November 18th at Empower Yoga.  Journaling is one of the most valuable yogic practices to increase clarity, direction and inspire a movement towards our aspirations.
Don't hesitate. Just join us!

Click here to register. 

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