The Bodhisattva Vow

I vow to attain enlightenment for the benefit of ALL sentient beings. I heal myself so that I may heal others in turn. While I am one unique embodiment of creative life-force energy, I am NOT separate from this world. The vibrations and stories I hold inevitably unfold, My voice echoes into the back hole…

The Function of Pain

I observe a lot of pain in this world, internally and externally. A lot of people come to me because they want help dealing with their pain, and by “dealing,” I mean that they either want to eliminate it or create more of it. What people often overlook is the fact that pain is inevitable….

Healing as an Art

We are all artists in our own right. Being an artist means being creative, and my approach to healing is just that… different from what our culture typically considers medicine. While injuries and medical conditions can most certainly be addressed through yoga, massage, energy work, meditation, and herbal remedies, these modalities are most beneficial when…

Redefining Relationships

What’s your first reaction to seeing or feeling a fly? SWAT! I see it all the time, and I used to react the same way. After practicing yoga out in the woods for a few months I learned to transform my relationship with the flies from one of disgust and annoyance to love, gratitude, and…

10 simple steps to change your life

Healing is only as hard as you make it… Step One. Step into the present moment. Focus. Atas Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodaha. Step Two. Step into the body. From skin to bones, feel the subtle pulsation of life that radiates throughout the physical body, from within, to without, all throughout this shape of flesh that…

Freedom From Within

In essence, yoga is the practice of stilling the patterns of consciousness, fluctuations in the mind. Mental perceptions and associations have the power to color our experiences, distorting our understanding of self, other, and nature as a whole. Only by stilling the patterns of mind can one attain true freedom from the chaos and churning…

Balancing in the Heat of Summer

The Summer Solstice is fast approaching, but the fire has already arrived here in Fort Collins, Colorado. Each day is getting longer, the sun seems to be getting hotter, and the flames have been further enveloping us from the moon’s reflection. This last full moon was in Sagittarius, the positive pole of the fire energy…