Events & Community

Envision Festival: Love, Pain, Harmony, Fun...And One Insanely Cool Plant Concert

Envision Festival: Love, Pain, Harmony, Fun...And One Insanely Cool Plant Concert

I witnessed a plant playing a concert. Yes, a plant playing a concert. I learned about energy, herbs, astrology, divine masculine/feminine, yoga, qigong, healthy sexuality, social consciousness and permaculture communities. I met two...

4 Reasons To Take ISC’s Intuitive Classes Online!

4 Reasons To Take ISC’s Intuitive Classes Online!

Before I began studying with Debra Lynn Katz at the International School of Clairvoyance, I’d tried my fair share of teachers. A sensitive soul who ended up at psychic school out of necessity rather than curiosity, I was relieved when I finally found a teacher who bordered on the more...

The Power of Appreciation

The Power of Appreciation

After Dr. Katia Sol's beautiful retreat in West Marin with Danielle Devaki Gustafson, I sat down once more to write about gratitude. But seeing as how we just passed Thanksgiving (a SF one at that) and I literally pass my gratitude jar every time I reach for my computer to type out a post, the word itself was beginning to get lost on me...

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli Brings Womb Yoga & Total Yoga Nidra West!

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli Brings Womb Yoga & Total Yoga Nidra West!

Asked to write about Uma Dinsmore-Tuli's Yoga Nidra and Womb Yoga workshops this weekend at Yoga Tree, I sort of had trouble deciding which to choose. So I didn't. Perhaps it's because I love the lady so freaking much, with her passion for all things feminine...

I Went to Wanderlust and Didn't Do a Single Yoga Pose!

I Went to Wanderlust and Didn't Do a Single Yoga Pose!

What happens when you go to a Yoga Festival but you’re too tired to roll out your mat? You have a blast!! A yoga festival veteran at this point, and lover of all things Wanderlust, I usually try to pack my schedule to practice with master teachers from across the country. Not this time...

Yoga for Social Justice: 4 Reasons to Check Out the Upcoming Conference!

Yoga for Social Justice: 4 Reasons to Check Out the Upcoming Conference!

According to the wise women of the upcoming Yoga For Social Justice Conference this January, yoga and meditation are often perceived as solely internal, individual practices. Yet these practices also have the power to effect change in our community by promoting personal and social development. How does this work? Here are 4 ways...

Ahimsa: Bringing NY Culture to Yoga Festivals

Ahimsa: Bringing NY Culture to Yoga Festivals

Leave it up to a yoga festival just outside of NYC to bring the culture. Ahimsa Festival which happened this past weekend at Hunter Mountain, NY - just 2 hours north of the city - featured Jai Uttal, Donna De Lory, Aya + Tyler, Yoga DJ workshops with Taz Rashid and even photo classes with Robert Sturman...

5 Reasons to Check Out the Omega Institute

5 Reasons to Check Out the Omega Institute

If you’ve been following along, then you’ll know about the amazingly awesome energy healing workshop, Hands of Light, at the Omega Institute last weekend. (And if you wanted to catch something like it, there’s an Energy Psychology Conference coming up in just a few weeks!) In class, we learned...

Journey Down the Vedic Path with James Brown

Journey Down the Vedic Path with James Brown

James, who came to teach Vedic Meditation after a long stint in the ad world, understands most of us need a practice that fits into our often busy daily routine. He teaches workshops on weekdays and weekends and focuses on coaching his students not only on the benefits of the practice, but also on how to utilize the technique to complement what we do otherwise...

Energy Healing: A Weekend at Omega Institute

Energy Healing: A Weekend at Omega Institute

Energy healing is both a simple principle and extremely complex, as explained by Dr. Barbara Brennan, the former NASA physicist, renowned healer, best-selling author of Hands of Light, and founder of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing...

Max Strom: How to Find Your Purpose

Max Strom: How to Find Your Purpose

Enter Max Strom. Max is the author of There is No App for Happiness, and A Life Worth Breathing.  He’s spoken at TEDx and for Fortune 500 on the ethics of business and leads mindfulness workshops world-wide. When I heard he was doing a talk at Yogaworks on finding our life’s purpose...

Kia Miller at Wanderlust Squaw Valley

Kia Miller at Wanderlust Squaw Valley

Kia Miller is a world renowned teacher and devoted Yogini, who imparts her wonderful passion for life and well-being in her teaching. Her style pulls from multiple yogic disciplines, and she is especially known for making Kundalini Yoga - that somewhat mysterious practice meant to awaken the soul's purpose...

Workshop With Ford Peck: Tap Into Your Inner Wisdom

Workshop With Ford Peck: Tap Into Your Inner Wisdom

I first met Ford Peck in Fairfax at one of his Meditation workshops.  This led me to his yoga classes, which brought me to his energy healing sessions, which are more like psychotherapy (in which he’s trained), where he draws upon techniques from NLP, Yoga Nidra, various bodywork...