Monday, November 22, 2010

You know you're busy when...

You know you're busy when you don't even post on your own blog about your new yoga studio opening!

The last month and more has been a whirlwind for me as I created my new yoga studio with partner Heather Earl.  We had our grand opening on November 13th, and our first week of classes were truly incredible.  I feel so blessed and supported by Boise' deeply conscious community.  Thank you all for your encouragement, love and class attendance!

Sage Yoga & Wellness is located right in the heart of downtown Boise!  With over 25 classes per week, wellness services, a boutique, lounge - and showers! - we are a fully loaded yoga studio.  Just what Boise has been waiting for :)

Check out our website for more details:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Deep Dance Experience

Ok, so I know I'm just a yoga teacher...but I love to dance too! Teaching yoga at MUUV has introduced me to the glorious world of the Deep Dance Experience, and I am sooo grateful!  Last week Kris, Mikayla, and Lululemon hosted a DDX in Capital Park - what a total blast!  There's nothing like groovin in on the lawn of the state capital building with a bunch of other free spirited beauties to make you feel completely joyful!

Friday, October 8, 2010

My New Yoga Studio in Boise!

Never before has my life been filled with more union, more yoga, than now!

Just a few weeks ago I was wed to the love of my life, then soon after returning to Boise from our sweet honeymoon, I began teaching at MUUV.  Joining the MUUV Team has been a super exciting and rewarding process for me, and I greatly look forward to the fruits of our union. 

But something even more exciting (a little less exciting than marriage...though a marriage of its own sort) is the new yoga studio I will soon be opening in downtown Boise with my partner and friend Heather Earl, who is also a Nosara grad.  I've been a bit quiet about it through our planning process just in case something fell apart (didn't want to jinx it), and perhaps because I was so preoccupied with things like, say, planning a huge four day wedding weekender, that I was a little overwhelmed at times (to put it lightly).  Now that the wedding was a success & MUUV has been a beautiful transition, Sage Yoga & Wellness's due date is upon us. 

We are so thrilled to have found the most amazing space for our yoga studio right in the heart of downtown Boise!

I'll be posting our complete schedule, Grand Opening date, and other details as they fully unfold.  For now, check us out on Facebook and Blogspot


Monday, October 4, 2010

My Yoga Class Has MUUVed!

 ~~I'm Moving to MUUV~~

Starting this week I will no longer be teaching at Muse Studios.  Muse has been wonderful to me this past year, and I feel grateful for all of my students and the new friends I've made while teaching there.

You can find me teaching at MUUV
a boutique center for movement.
My Dynamic Yoga Class at MUUV will be
Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Our first class will be this Thursday, October 7th, and is FREE!

The following week, October 14th, class will be canceled, as all of the MUUV Team will be co-hosting a Deep Dance Experience with Lululemon in  
Capital Park from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
This event is also free and open to the general public.
We hope to see you there!

Dynamic Yoga at MUUV will resume 
on October 21st.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Light & Shadow: Exploring Personal & Cultural Transformation: On the road with Charles Shaw & Michael Garfield

A special night of engaging presentations & live music

Charles Shaw: "Charting the Spiritual and Political Awakening of the Evolutionary Subculture, and Giving Voice to the Lives of the Disenfranchised."

Charles Shaw will be discussing his book Exile Nation and related topics like the drug war, the prison system, and shamanic medicines, with a particular focus on the role of the Shadow in our own awakenings and healings, and its role in this Evolutionary Subculture as a whole.

In addition, Charles will also be taping interviews for the Unheard Voices Documentary Project, a video archive of interviews with prisoners, ex-offenders, family members, and relevant experts on the human consequences of our drug and criminal justice policies. Through stories of perseverance, hope and healing, Unheard Voices will showcases the cultural holocaust known as the War on Drugs.

Charles Shaw is the author of the critically-acclaimed, Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality and Director of the Unheard Voices documentary project. His work has appeared in Alternet, Alternative Press Review, Conscious Choice, Common Ground, Grist, Guerrilla News Network, Huffington Post, In These Times, Newtopia, The New York Times, openDemocracy, Planetizen, Punk Planet, Reality Sandwich, San Diego Uptown News, Scoop, Shift, Truthout, The Witness, YES!, and Znet. In 2009 he was recognized by the San Diego Press Club for excellence in journalism.

Unheard Voices

Exile Nation

Michael Garfield: "Sketches of an Emerging Human Mythos: Evolution, Alchemy, Art, & Activism in an Age of Transition"

Drawing on sources from evolutionary theory to sacred geometry, from cosmology to jazz, Michael playfully deconstructs the boundaries between self and other, the one and the many to offer a rare perspective on the crisis and opportunity of our age – an emerging worldview aware of the vast patterns in which humanity is embedded, and how each of us is a crucial participant. 

Additionally, Michael will play his acoustic-electronic music as a performance of this emergent integrated paradigm – a dynamic concert in which science and art, left and right hemispheres, head and heart unite.

Trained in evolutionary ecology only to become a performance painter, essayist, and cyber-troubadour, integralist Michael Garfield is intent on demonstrating how everything is equally art, science, and spiritual practice. Writing extensively and expansively on the creative intersections of human inquiry and creativity, his combination of independent research and cohesive multimedia expression point the way toward an integrated exploration of time, life, and mind: his work straddles communities, ignoring battle lines drawn between transhumanism (H+ Magazine), integral philosophy (Integral Institute), technoshamanism (Reality Sandwich), popular culture (D/Visible Magazine, Colorado Music Board), and academia (University of Kansas, John F. Kennedy University).

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Join us next Sunday, October 3rd 
for this incredible night of inspiration and spirit in action!

Location Change:
Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship
1520 N. 12th Street 

$5 donation

See you there!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Chimbre Video


An amazing Macbook piece done by Jennings Orcutt Tetrahedron the 64th. Shot at the Grand Opening of the Chimbre Shamanic Retreat, April 2010.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Yoga In Boise

I have been working with a friend and fellow Nosara Yoga Institute graduate, Heather Earl, on creating a new yoga studio in Boise...

Please take a moment to complete this survey to let us know what is important to you for your yoga practice: 

Your input is greatly appreciated!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Chimbre Rainbow Portal

This is the article I wrote on my Chimbre ayahuasca experience for Reality Sandwich, which they then decide not to publish because it felt like too much of an old wound. But! Here it is for you!

As you'll see, this account is merely a sampling of all that occurred over two very intense weeks at the Chimbre Shamanic Retreat’s Grand Opening in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. A whole book would do justice to this incredible adventure, but for now, please enjoy this glimpse into a Chimbre’s complex world...

“So you’re gonna drink tonight, right? If you want to drink it has to be tonight. You’re drinking tonight,” Rob says without a pause, with wide, child-like eyes and a beaming grin.

This is what greets me instead of a hello, nice to meet-cha, as soon as I step out of the mini-bus and into, literally, Chimbre’s red, muddy soil. I will soon learn that this is classic Rob-style: cut to the chase, no frills, here’s the agenda and now lets get on with it shall we, I’ve got no time for questions.

“Uh, OK, let me think about it, I mean I would like to, but, uh, I guess I hadn’t quite considered it just yet.”

“Oh no, you have to drink tonight tonight. Don’t worry about teaching yoga tomorrow, we’ll figure all that out later,” Rob replies from a half turn as he heads away. Despite Rob’s near constant enthusiasm, I can already sense some tension. And no doubt, there’s reason for tension. He’s juggling A LOT – hosting a group of international travelers who constantly flux from 30 to 60 guests at a time, plus a Hollywood film crew, the rule of the shaman, guest speakers such as metaphysical and enthnobotanical pioneer Dennis McKenna and author Rak Razam, and the care of a wife and young son, all in a space that is still physically under construction and in a remote Amazon location. Rob’s noble intent is to facilitate a transformative experience for all, and he seems to have chosen the hard way. The man has a full plate, to say the least.

I’ve come to the grand opening of Chimbre, a sprawling retreat located outside of the small jungle-town of Puerto Maldonado, Peru to teach yoga for this eclectic group of seekers, many from the Burner/Festival scene around the world, but also middle-class North Americans that you would more easily peg for singing in a church choir before you’d even think to imagine them willfully ingesting, then purging, a hallucinogen in the depths of the Amazon. We are artists, scientists, writers, computer technicians & designers, government employees, wanderers, wall street brokers, marketing specialists, engineers, counselors, entrepreneurs and community organizers, both young and old, and from across the globe. Tattooed, dreaded and pierced to clean-shaven and freshly showered, tie-dyed to tucked-in, we reflected the rainbow spectrum of personalities, and our outer contrasts and match-ups as just as intense as our internal resonances...
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