Inside the asana when yoga. Inside the activity when Alexander Technique. Both ways of studying self have their own language, their own strengths, gaps, prejudices, over sights, genius, beauty and wisdom (not an exhaustive list). Both are aiming to effect the flow of energy. Prana when yogaing. Directions when Alexandering. I have been studying Alexander since I was 24, […]
or What Does Inappropriate Mean in Today’s World? WARNING: This blog is not about yoga. This blog is about ME My living in an athletic female body that was molested by her gymnastics coach at 13. I did not tell anyone but my little sister. I knew no one wanted to hear what I had to […]
January 1st 2009 we opened a small sweet donation-based studio in the attic of our home, it named itself Ashtanga Yoga Club Durham. The City of Durham has rules and regulations concerning the running of business in your home. Since our little studio was in a residential setting the whole enterprise had to stay on the […]
These past few weeks my practice has been less than amazing in terms of duration, or rigor. The best thing about my practice is it truly is a practice. It is something that I have built my life around, we have a deep, long, loving relationship. Even though this practice is mine, I share it […]
couple in bed with chihuahuas at around 4AM husband gets up to go to the bathroom, comes back to bed checks phone….. says nothing wife- what?! who won? husband -Trump wife- what? husband – yes….. wife—sort of sobbing…. I can’t believe this… how did this happen?… I am not ready for this….. husband- well… now […]
Leopards break into the temple and drink all the sacrificial vessels dry; it keeps happening; in the end, it can be calculated in advance and is incorporated into the ritual. Kafka I am an Alexander Technique teacher certified and sanctified by my teacher, and my teacher’s teacher, and my teacher’s teacher’s teacher, and The American Society […]
Where ever (s)he lays his/her mat is his/her home. It matters not where my mat is. For me, my Mysore is where my teacher is instructing. These Mysores of my description take place in a locationless location. My teacher is David Garrigues and he is on the move. Hashtag!!! DG is my teacher. This past […]
been gone 17 days, and 17 long nights never gonna let the elevator break me down, oh no let’s go! The grief feels similar to when my mom died. Not as fully devastating, not so close to the bone, not as deeply cellular, but still devastating, close to the bone, and cellular. The grief, the […]
Tough week for Suzyruth. The Artist formerly known as Prince has left his body. maple syrup and jam I have a bunch to say about how deeply Prince soothed me, how DNAly he made my view of the world a more beautiful place to be in. On the verge of being obscene. So not obscene, […]
Audrey will be waking up in India for the first time in about 7 hours. Audrey is my student, my practice buddy, my friend, my could be daughter, my third series inspiration, and one of my favorite people alive on the planet today. And this today […]
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