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Riding the Sea of Change – Tri-Yoga Soho London – June 2nd – 4th

It’s always gratifying to be part of building a community. Tri-Yoga has been my home in London for the last three years, and I look forward to seeing everyone again. This year’s workshops touch on themes that impact us all … Continue reading

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The Name That Can Be Named

This is a unique time in our personal and collective history, for catharsis is always a window into the soul. I have lived through several seemingly seismic chapters in my life, as I am sure you all have. Our personal … Continue reading

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Nov. 11: Drop-in Workshops & Teacher Training in Santa Barbara. Join us!

Introduction to Iyengar Yoga for Teachers I have been teaching this module for the Santa Barbara Yoga Center for twenty years. This year  we are changing the structure to include two workshops open to the general public. If you are … Continue reading

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Touch and the summer of 2016

Going off the well-worn track What happens when I jump off the bus, or the train, or the plane? It depends on how fast I am going to somewhere other than where I am, now, in this moment. This summer … Continue reading

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You lose your grip, and then you slip / Into the masterpiece

You lose your grip, and then you slip / Into the masterpiece. -Leonard Cohen In our upcoming workshop on June 9 in Malibu, my dear friend and inspired colleague, Peri Doslu, and I will create a container for this experience through … Continue reading

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Join us June 9th for an all day Malibu yoga and meditation retreat!

Join Senior Level Iyengar Yoga teacher Lisa Walford & Buddhist Meditation teacher Peri Doslu at the beautiful Serra Retreat in Malibu, CA Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9am – 4pm In this retreat, Lisa and Peri provide a playground for us … Continue reading

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Effective Communication and the Business of Yoga

The first time I heard the term “industry of yoga” was in 2004. It was a portent of what was to come. I had to upscale my involvement with marketing, media, and management. Fortunately, now there are resources to help. … Continue reading

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April in Tokyo at YogaPlus (all are welcome)

I return to Tokyo next month and will be teaching at YogaPlus. They invited me in 2007 to teach their first conference. I look forward to seeing you! Workshops Fri Apr 15 19:00: Shoulder joints & Hip Joints Sat Apr 16 19:30: … Continue reading

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connecting with the elemental fabric in our body – 01-Apr-16 at Triyoga Camden

connecting with the elemental fabric in our body From the Prasna Upanishad: “What powers support this body? Which of them is manifested in it? And among them all, which is the greatest?” The sage replied: “The powers are space, air, … Continue reading

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Śīrṣāsana – King of Asanas

Inversions are the centerpiece of a mature practice in Iyengar Yoga. Many yoga students who practice Sirsasana  (headstand) and Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand) and are not familiar with the potent variations that accompany the King and Queen of asana. Just … Continue reading

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