Category Archives: Meditation

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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Body Thy Shrine, Yoga Thy Light

What is it about taking a class with Guruji or Geetaji that makes us feel so good? Why did Guruji say that his body is a bow, his asanas are the arrow, and the soul is the target? Why did … Continue reading



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On the means to the end

Class was packed this morning, two days before Guruji’s birthday. It is definitely winter. As we bundled into the mat to mat filled room, often two per mat, the bodies began to melt the early morning chill. “The means is … Continue reading



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Yog and Yogasana

Anyone who has studied with Prashant knows how often he likes to remind us that we are all technocrats and “gymmies”.  Today he acknowledged that the preliminaries are important, and that the Yogasana culture is a beginning. How do you … Continue reading



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Introducing Prashant Iyengar

Prashant Iyengar is an enigma. “You are all Gymmies, you do yoga like going to the gym, but yoga is not a gym culture. You do asanas, but you should be doing yoga. If you want to be a good … Continue reading



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2013 trip to Pune

This journey is bound to be exceptional. It began with a 14 hour teacher training in Tokyo. The Japanese students are among the most polite and conscientious students of all. I began teaching here in part to help pay my … Continue reading



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Listening and Breathing

6:30, very quiet morning. The steady hiss of the fireplace; associations: warmth, superficial fire, comfort… slipping into thought. Open again, listen. Can I hear space? the hiss is to my left. To my right, far away, faint, barely audible, cannot … Continue reading



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Meditation changes behavior

A friend recently explained that he began meditation many years ago to change his behavior. I found this incredibly honest and direct. Many of us say that we want peace in our life, to reduce stress, to sleep better. Many … Continue reading



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Listening

It was a particularly quiet Sunday morning, soft light. Initially I allow the monkey mind loose to satisfy its need to wander. After a few minutes I generally tire of that and find myself naturally either being drawn to my … Continue reading



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