The Burnout

It's been a year or may be a couple since I last wrote. The constant ebb and flow of my practice just pronounces the ever permanent nature of change. All I know right now is this: I love yoga. I love the practice. I love the philosophy. I love what it's done to my life. … Continue reading The Burnout

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The Journey by: Mary Oliver

Just wanted to share one of my favorite poems =) One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began,  though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But … Continue reading The Journey by: Mary Oliver

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Form is Empty

The last time I went home to visit my mother, I realized how much I miss her.  I miss how she was always there for me in company and in friendship. I miss her old form. Then all these practices on non-attachment just hit me - form is empty. Things, people, experiences - they come and … Continue reading Form is Empty

Ashtanga Yoga Conference 2015

The conference was such an amazing and fruitful experience. Amazing, because I had the privilege of being in the presence of Ashtanga yoga's most senior teachers. One of whom is Nancy Gilgoff, one of Guruji's first students back in the 1970's. The conference was held in Ubud, Bali in collaboration with Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center (AYBRC). The other … Continue reading Ashtanga Yoga Conference 2015

The Yinside

In 2009, due to much frustration with my ashtanga practice, I learned about yin yoga. I liked it almost instantly due to the fact that it appealed to my kapha side, which likes matters to have a more gentle approach. I remember the first few times I practiced it - my pitta brain was on fire! … Continue reading The Yinside

A Journey in Yoga

Around this time, 9 years ago, I went to my first yoga class. It was a Bikram Yoga class in Manila, where I'm from and where I lived for 34+ years before moving on to other cities. I told myself that day that I'm not buying a mat until I've gone to 2 classes and … Continue reading A Journey in Yoga

On diversity

Diversity - let it not be a means of power struggle, but a means to learn from one another and respect each other. A line this person intuited while on a silent retreat last month. Easier said than done, of course. I was reading the end of a chapter in this book called Buddhism Without … Continue reading On diversity

A Beginning

So, I’ve decided to start this by posting about my first ever month-long silent retreat. It was a very challenging time for this person, yet a very good opportunity to unfold into a deeper practice in the safety of amazing beings who held the space beautifully. The retreat was called Being Dharma led by two former monastics, … Continue reading A Beginning