The Brain Into Sections: One, Two And Three

The Brain Into Sections: One, Two And Three

At the end of August, I had the pleasure and advantage of attending the Integrative Medicine for the Underserved conference in Chicago. It was encouraging and inspiring to say the least, and I wanted to share a highlight: A presentation given by Patricia Rush, MD, in reference to the way the brain is constructed and deals with information (as specific to trauma in her work). The brain controls the body, so this directly applies to our yoga practices.

Yoga For You? Yes. Yoga With Calley? You Be The Judge.

Yoga For You? Yes. Yoga With Calley? You Be The Judge.

The yoga I teach in a nutshell: A time and place to unify your body, mind, life experiences, and spirit into safe and applicable movement and stillness for you, as they exist today.

To Get In The Water, You Have to Trust It

To Get In The Water, You Have to Trust It

Tonight is the YOGA Garden Spring Equinox class! All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of Minnesota. Here’s the schedule: Meditation – 6:00 – 6:20, $5 (lead by yours truly) All-Levels Vinyasa Yoga – 6:30 – 8:00, $15 (taught by all the YOGA Garden teachers)   With the Equinox, as the sun is half way between our […]

Healthcare Is A Basic Right

Healthcare Is A Basic Right

Dear readers! I usually leave my blog content to that of an informational nature. As in “here are some ideas for how to take care of yourself,” or “here are some interesting ways to think about how to apply the teachings, philosophy, and practice of yoga to your own life,” or “here is a silly video or idea to make you laugh, and help you realize that being a yogi is not about being perfect, its about being a ridiculous human (considering the human experience IS kind of ridiculous… and beautiful and challenging.)”

Dr. David Simon on KFAI Radio Twin Cities

Dr. David Simon on KFAI Radio Twin Cities

“We remind them of their capacity to create inner joy… and what we find is their illness gets better… most likely whatever the psychological or physical illness you’re suffering from will become less.” – Dr. David Simon on KFAI Radio Twin Cities THIS IS THE SHIZ, FOLKS. Ok, I know I tend to get a little […]

Snuggle Up To Shakti

Snuggle Up To Shakti

I’m teaching a class on New Year’s Day at my favorite Minneapolis yoga haven YOGA Garden. As I thought about what I would use for a theme, I wasn’t too excited about the regular old 108 salutations, or the popular Sankalpa (“inspired intention”). While those are great ways to inspire and start your new year […]

MBSR Weeks 7 & 8: The Definition of Depth

MBSR Weeks 7 & 8: The Definition of Depth

Holy shit folks. It’s been a bit of an active couple of weeks. Like most of you (probably?), I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed, and its taken me until now to sort out what it is that I’m even feeling about my life, our lives, the collective. Let alone have something cohesive to say in […]

MBSR Mindfulness Week 4: Discipline

MBSR Mindfulness Week 4: Discipline

This week’s class reminded me that even if you have been practicing yoga, mindfulness, breathing, meditation, etc. for a number of years, WOW if we don’t still have ingrained patterns. Mine? Issues with discipline… Which also reminded me that the point of this stuff is not to “fix” something. (Which seems counter-intuitive, I know.) The point of […]

MBSR: Mindfulness Weeks #2 & 3

MBSR: Mindfulness Weeks #2 & 3

So, I live in a bubble. Actually, we all live in a bubble. We usually don’t like to THINK that we live in a bubble. It’s much nicer to our ego to assume that we are worldly and aware. Except that what we know from science, and what we know from practice, is that our […]

How

How

Ok, you’re stuck.

But when we don’t know HOW to get better, move past it, get over it, shrug it off, push through, etc., it can feel like a lost cause. We all – myself included – have fallen subject to that old voice that tells us that we’re different… a loner… an odd ball out.