1/1 A Year-End Assessment as Beautiful as the Flowers


A YEAR-END ASSESSMENT AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE FLOWERS Dear Friends, Yogis, and Travelers on Many Paths, Happy New Year! Here’s a big thank you for being part of our Evolutionary Yoga Flow community in 2018. I’ve been enjoying my vacation, spending more time with loved ones, finishing up projects, and doing a year-end review and charting out new goals for 2019. 2018 was in some ways a hard, heart-breaking year, and yet it was also more

12/13 The Ancient Tree of Life

tree of life

KONA, HAWAII – All around the Earth near the time of Winter Solstice, the Tree of Life is renewed in ceremonies, services, parties, and candle-lightings. When people come together to celebrate the longest night of the year, we share the message of this joyful time, which is to love one another. We celebrate the return of the sun – the birth of the son — with merry singing and dancing. Hawai’i’s Makahiki, Africa’s Kwanzaa, the more


Statue of Liberty with head in hands

Namaste, Friends, Yogis, and Cultural Creatives! Last week, I wrote to you about the Tree of Life, which we climb like our ancestors before us, upward, sideways, and even down sometimes. Little did I know how far down we would go in just a few days, and that this week we would be mourning the loss of life at another Tree of Life, a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The Tree of Life is the same one. more

10/14 Power Within & Yoga's 8 Limbs

Worshipper in water

On the amazing Tree of Life, we climb like our ancestors before us, upward, sideways, and even down sometimes to step carefully on stable limbs and hold branches to steady ourselves in this quantum leaping world. It’s crucial to know where the limbs and handholds are, and what helpers and metaphorical demons we may face each step of the way. That’s why during our full-body asana classes on Mondays between now and Christmas, we’re immersing more

10/8 ON OUR WATCH - Climate Change, #MeToo, & the Patriarchy

justice weighing planet and fire

We live in an era of firsts, and also a time of lasts. The last days we are witnessing are the ones we can still use — before it could be too late — to stem catastrophic climate change. Floods, fires, and hurricanes have all increased in the last ten years, all of which were predicted by scientists. They just didn’t think it would be so soon. They have now set 2030 as the threshold more

10/1 Art in Bali - Remembering to Remember

Yogi at Bali s Gunung Agung Volcano

I was working on my Ph. D. in Creative Arts when I first visited Bali, the tiny island in Indonesia where, it’s said, the gods spend their vacation. Studying the practical psychology of liberation through the arts, I arose every morning at dawn, walked out to the sun-drenched wooden platform overlooking the Java Sea, and began my morning yoga practice. It was 1986, long before Yoga in Bali became a commercial goldmine, and it was more

8/7 We're All in the Same Double-Hulled Canoe | Ten Jewels of Wisdom from Hawaii

Hale Makua

As Earthlings, we are all metaphorically in the same canoe. We have one planet, one Spaceship. Nowhere is the feeling of our need to work together in harmony for the good of all quite like paddling in a double-hulled canoe. When you step off solid ground and enter the craft, everything is new: paddles, ropes, the two iakos securing the two hulls and the six seats with two bailer buckets in each hull. You surrender more

7/29 Yoga with Hawaiian Perspectives: The Magic & Mana'o of Transformation

Five Koshas

A New Twist on an Ancient Art & Science University of Hawaii at Palamanui Community College Have you wanted to discover the magic of Yoga and the mana’o of indigenous traditions? Is this the year for you to broaden your horizons and expand your aliveness by engaging the yogic arts and sciences, Hawaiian wisdom, and Polynesian and Asian practices for transformation? Every class in this evolutionary course features powerful principles, sacred tools, and ancestral teachings more

6/25 Bucky & the World Game | Best Dreams


Aloha, Friends! What is your best dream for the world? Remember the World Game that Buckminster Fuller envisioned back in the 1980s? The Earth would be a dymaxion playroom where people came, competed, and cooperated, to: “Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.” What would the 21st Century version of Bucky’s World Game be, considering how people in more

6/18 Illuminating Joy | Summer Body Wisdom Yoga Series

Chakras and flower of life

KUNDALINI, YOGA, AND BALANCING YOUR MANY CHAKRAS – Mondays, July 2 – August 14, 5:00 – 6:30 pm Your body is already perfect, and yet Kundalini, the Subtle Bodies, and Hatha Yoga practices of asana and pranayama can both empower and enlighten your journey to recharge, rejuvenate, and reimagine yourself from the inside out. Ancient yoga masters imagined the central channel of the body, the Sushumna, as a brilliant thread, strung with seven lotuses. As more
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