5 years later

Apr 17, 2024


This week marks the fifth anniversary of the release of Evolving Your Yoga.

Like any author I suppose, it continues to thrill me to hear how the principles in the book are helping people deepen their yoga and integrate its benefits into their lives.

However, the biggest gift by far has been the many sincere, kind-hearted people I’ve met - people dedicated to living better lives through yoga.

It’s hard to believe just how much the world has changed since 2019. The shifts we’ve lived through and how much we are all holding in these tender, messy, heartbreaking times only underscores the importance of our shared practices.

In the spirit of the book, it’s been valuable to examine how my own practice and teaching has evolved over the past five years.

As a manual for taking your practice deeper, it does a really good job of expanding the bandwidth of what yoga can be about and enriching your practice with timeless wisdom teachings from the yoga tradition.

Five years later, my focus has shifted toward how we express our inner attainment outwardly to positively impact our world.

How does yoga fortify me to contribute to the healing of our wounded and troubled world?

How does it move me into greater solidarity with all of life?

How does it help me go beyond the hyper-individualistic values of our society and live into the truth that I am an integral part of a greater whole?

These are the questions I’m asking myself, and what’s emerging feels exhilarating.

I believe that the evolution from seeing ourselves as separate, isolated individuals to recognizing our intrinsic interconnectedness is the pivotal shift in consciousness needed right now.

In realizing our mutual belonging, we discover a wellspring of strength, resilience, and compassion. It bolsters us to act in service of life and empowers us to accompany one another through the trials ahead with love and creativity. ​​​​​​​

This is the essence of yoga that our world so urgently needs. It's what motivates my practice and inspires me to gather in community.

I’m honored and grateful to you, dear reader, for accompanying me on this journey. I look forward to sharing the next chapter, and continuing to walk the path of practice and community with you in the years to come.

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