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my philosophy

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.” -Rumi

 

Over the years my teaching philosophy, and life philosophy, has changed.

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In the beginning, I clung to the teachings and practices of yoga in a somewhat rigid manner.  It wasn’t wrong, but there wasn’t a lot of space for expansiveness. Time, and the inevitable rough-and-tumble of life, have softened me. I still fully embrace the teachings and believe that yoga practice can heal and transform all of us, but now my emphasis is on recognizing, receiving and sharing the love that is always here and available.

I have come to believe that if we want to see love and peace in the world, we need to love and make peace with ourselves first.

In teaching, in my interactions with my family, my friends and those I don’t know, and especially those with whom I disagree, my goal is to be the love, and watch how that love has a ripple effect, lifting us all.