Changes abound.

New Site

If you’re still checking this site for information related to my yoga / healing arts / mental health / social justice work – please update your files and browsers. I’m now posting everything over at Liberation Healing Arts. Check it out!


New Schedule as of May 2017

Two weekly classes with me.
Wednesday 5:45 – 7:05 Yoga for Queers and Misfits
Saturday 10:30 – 12:00p Align and Shine
Go to Liberation Healing Arts for full details.

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Remember – please visit Liberation Healing Arts for the most up-to-date information on my classes, workshops, series, and more.

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Finding Home Within

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In class this week: Saturday 10:30a – 12p at Durham Yoga Company.

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Tonight starts a season full of offerings from my heart to yours.

Everything I do reflects my own, ongoing journey to find that integration of body + mind + spirit…to know my own wholeness…to reside in that natural state of connection and depth of peace.

Join me as we continue to affirm that we are worth our own best efforts.

It’s all here.


And if you’re interested, I have a number of upcoming offerings which will continue to explore healing and justice and liberation and transformation.  I really hope you’ll make the journey with me.

Full details for upcoming events can be found on the Upcoming Events page.

True Freedom

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In class this week: Saturday 10:30a – 12p at Durham Yoga Company.

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Excerpt from the book Radical Dharma by Reverend angel Kyodo Williams.

I’ve got quite a few exciting offerings coming up.
Please read on for all the details. 

This month in my Saturday classes I’m teaching on themes from the book Radical Dharma, from which the above photo is excerpted.  The book’s principle author is an incredible teacher and activist, Reverend angel Kyodo williams, and she is coming to Durham in late October.  I am so excited to be in space with Rev. angel and I highly encourage you to check out more information about her upcoming visit – she is offering a free public dharma talk as well as a weekend-long workshop.

This week we’ll be looking at exactly what Reverend angel references above – the incredible, lived experience of true freedom that liberation brings, especially freedom from the need to control, freedom from the temptation to be “co-dependent with Grace” as I call it.  Join me on the mat as we explore just how liberated you can be.

Make check-in a breeze, sign up now.

Full details for upcoming events can be found on the Upcoming Events page.

 

On Asking for Help

Upcoming Yoga

Align and Shine: Saturday, 10:30-12 at Durham Yoga Company. Sign up now.
SUB ALERT!  Flow and Unwind: Monday, 7-8:15, Durham Yoga Company. Sign up now.


I’ve been in quite a bit of flux, much like the world, and am looking outside and within for guidance on where to invest myself at this crossroads.  I’ve been looking to add more yoga classes back into my schedule, and I am very interested in what y’all, as my community, want and need from me.

So I am asking for your help. I’ve elicited the support of professional researcher to help me design a survey; through it, I hope to understand you and your needs better.  Will you help me know how best to serve the community by taking 10 minutes to respond?  As a small incentive, I am offering a free class (for you, never expires!) and a chance to win a free private yoga or Thai bodywork session. All you have to do is complete the survey to access these perks.

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And please consider sharing this survey with other with anyone you know who may have attended my classes during the past six years that I’ve been teaching in Durham.

Thank you in advance for your insight and guidance!

Beyond this humble request for help from you all, my community, I’ve been meditating a lot on the trials and tribulations of cultivating a practice of asking for help.  I think it is a practice, after all–to know what we need and to be willing to articulate that AND be willing to be open to the help from wherever it comes. That level of self-awareness and vulnerability takes practice.

And it is such a counter-cultural act to ask for help when the white supremacist capitalist cisheteropatriarchy places such a high value on having it all together. On rugged individualism.  On the illusive but seductive path of boot-strappin’ your way through life.

Asking for help is a radical act in this current paradigm, and can be not only transformative insofar as you allow yourself to receive whatever help is likely to come your way once you’ve expressed what you need, but also in that it offers an opportunity to equalize power dynamics, to engage with someone as an equal, a peer, a colleague.  And especially for those who are attached to the illusory perfect standard of ‘having it all together,’ it can be an incredible opportunity to allow someone else to show up for you for a change.  Instead of being the one who always handles All The Things, you give someone else the opportunity to channel Grace/Source/the Greater Energy and show up for you that way.

This week, join me in cultivating a practice of asking for help.  We’ll work it on the mat, and contemplate how we can do so off the mat as well.

In the meantime, help me out and do the survey!


PS The Anti-Racist Yoga Convergence I co-facilitated with Michelle Johnson last weekend was met with so much interest and energy that we are planning a few more similar gatherings.  Make sure you “like” and “see first” my Facebook page to stay tuned.  You can also join my mailing list to get information right to your inbox.

On Showing Up

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Y’all.

This is a big pulsating time of change.  This is a critical moment in our nation’s history, which is being made every. single. day in the streets and in communities and within amazing organizations and coalitions and in the hearts and minds of the people.

Yoga is a part of this.  Not separate.  Not self-indulgent.  Not elitist.
Yoga is none of those things if/when it serves to support us in showing up more fully and more wholly.

Practice showing up with me.

Align and Shine: Saturday, 10:30-12 at Durham Yoga Company. Sign up now.

AND

Anti-Racist Yoga Convergence, Sunday 1-3pm at ADF, 721 Broad St
NOTE New Location due to overwhelming interest!
Sign up strongly encouraged: Go here.