It's been quite a week. I graduated from the Maitri 250hr Yoga Teacher Training program Wednesday evening. I don't really have adequate words to describe the women I came to know through this program. They fill me up. I have to keep reminding myself to check my ego. These ladies just won't quit with the compliments! … Continue reading We Can All Do More
The time has come! The time is now! Marvin K. Mooney, will you please go now?? Oh wups. I got carried away for a second there. Actually, the time has come for Yoga Teacher Training graduation. And the time is tomorrow. I can't believe it. The last year has flown by. So, naturally, I'm starting to … Continue reading I’m Teaching Free Yoga Classes. You Should Come.
I went on a retreat for yoga teacher training this past weekend. An image is likely coming to your mind. Perhaps you just let out a sigh that was a mixture of relief and jealousy. Whatever it is you're imagining, let me assure you. It was not that. I don't mean to say it was … Continue reading Not Your Average Yoga Retreat
To overcome fear we just have to do the scary thing. Like become a yoga teacher. I drove past the Bikram Yoga studio in El Cerrito, California I don't even know how many times before I finally decided to overcome fear and give it a try. Even then I couldn't bring myself to do it … Continue reading The First Step on My Path to Teach Yoga: Overcome Fear
An observation of the breath as the vital life force. Bring your awareness to the breath. Without judgement and without attempting to change it in any way, simply notice the breath. I have a confession. I often find myself thinking, "Enough about the breath already. What's the big deal?" My yoga teachers explain that the … Continue reading Reflections on the Breath
"I am so angry now. I'm seething. My mouth is taut, teeth grinding. My fists are clenched. My 18 month old is screaming. Mostly because I don't have it in me to show her affection right now. I'm not proud of this, but it's the truth." That is all the more I wrote during the 2.5 … Continue reading Not a Great Day