Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

my dad is great for lots of reasons (like driving all the way to waterloo to bring me to goshen for a week (no, not so environmentally friendly, but i am taking the train back), giving support and encouragement, and growing delicious vegetables), beyond that his commitment to environmentalism and sustainable living is really inspiring. he bikes or buses to work almost everyday, buys almost exclusively local produce, mows his lawn with a blade push mower (no gas, no electric), and always adds a few more layers before he turns up the heat. recently he made his commitment more public with his company Hertzler Systems. they planted 600 trees on their land in the industrial park. you can read a great article here and see some pics! 

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Don't try this at home...

Tanutara: Making of the Anusara Syllabus Poster from Ross Evans on Vimeo.

Amazing eh? Its awesome to see the possibilities and highly evolved skills of some yogis. But if you've never been to a yoga class before, don't watch this thinking that we teach anything remotely near this level. most teachers i know can't even do an 1/8 of those poses, and many of us don't aspire to. we want to just breath and move, stretch, and begin to understand our bodies and minds more, and guide people to do the same.
anyone can do yoga, it doesn't have to manifest that way (in the video) at all. last week i started teaching a seniors yoga class, all women, mostly between 60-70 yrs. we do a lot of poses from chairs or using chairs for balance, and other exercises relax and loosen joints and work on breathing and relaxation too.